Kaydee - Foster
Jacob and I moved to Anchorage one year ago for a military move, with our 2 GSD/Lab mixes that we adopted in May 2015. We became "dog people", as we don't have any children. All Jacob talked about now that we were living in a house was a third dog, specifically a GSD. At the end of March, through Facebook, I came across our foster-fail, Kruger. He was a mess; abused, neglected, fearful and without socialization or training. He would still jump on the counter, tear up the trash if left alone, and swallow his food in 2 seconds if you let him. He immediately got along with our male dog, and once our female accepted him a few weeks later, we knew he was home. We took him to a basic obedience training class, which taught us more about the breed and allowed us to really connect with Kruger on a respect level, as he clearly never had any boundaries. Watching him grow and change in personality and confidence was what really sparked my love for helping rescue GSDs, and developed my love for the breed. A little patience and love can go a long way in a dog that has never had that before, and we are sure we can continue to be able to offer that to every dog that we foster or transport (and maybe adopt) in the future for the rescue with our time left in Alaska.