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Adoptable: Soldier Boy

Age: 8 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: German Shepherd mix

Weight: 75 lbs

Personality: He is the sweetest boy with so much love in his heart! He is a guys' guy but adores everyone.

Education: Bathroom, crate and leash trained. Has a tendency to bolt, so a martingale collar is needed.

Favorite Activities: Walks, playing with dogs (even when he can't keep up), sleeping, and eating treats. He is not too interested in toys.

Looking for: A mellow home with lots of cuddles and leisurely walks.

Special needs: "Soldier Boy is very healthy for his age, but he does have slightly impaired hearing and sight due to an eye disease that affects the cornea. He gets Optimmune (~$65 a tube) daily to help with lubrication and will be needed longterm. He also has mild arthritis and has started just started a monthly injection of Librela (Cost depends on established vet pricing and dosage, ~$100-$200). It is the first and only monthly anti-NGF Monoclonal antibody injection to help control pain for canines with Osteoarthritis. He takes joint supplements (Dasuquin, ~$40.00 for a three-month’s supply, depending on where purchased and market value) He has sensitive skin, no prolonged sun bathing or his nose will peel.

Adoption Fee: $ 150

Soldier Boy up in this HOME!

Hi there! My name is Soldier Boy. I might be 8 years old, but don’t let my age fool you—I’ve still got plenty of love and life in me! I’m a handsome German Shepherd mix, weighing in at 75 pounds. Life hasn’t always been easy for me, but I’m resilient and grateful for every moment.

I’ve had my fair share of challenges. I have a little trouble with my hearing and sight due to an eye disease, but it doesn’t stop me from enjoying life. I just need a bit of extra care, like my daily dose of Optimmune (~$65 per tube) to keep my eyes comfortable and my monthly injection of Librela (~$100-$200 depending on the vet) for my arthritis. Don’t worry, I take my joint supplements like a champ!

My journey brought me from the San Diego streets to the shelter, where I found myself on the euthanasia list due to my age. Fate had other plans for me, and thanks to the kindness of rescuers like Babs Fry and The Animal Pad, I got a second chance. Now, I’m living my best life in a foster home, where I’ve been thriving ever since!

I’m a sweet, affectionate boy with a gentle soul. I get along great with other dogs, big or small, but cats aren’t really my cup of tea. I’m friendly with humans of all ages, but I think I have a special soft spot for the guys. I’m house trained and well-mannered, and I know my basic commands like a pro.

I enjoy leisurely walks, occasional playdates with furry friends, and of course, lots of treats! I’m not too interested in toys, but I’ll never say no to some quality cuddle time. While I might have a tendency to bolt out the door, I promise I’m just eager to explore the world around me. With a little patience and a secure martingale collar, I’ll be your loyal companion through thick and thin.

I’m looking for a forever home with a loving family who understands my needs and appreciates my gentle nature. Whether we’re cuddled up on the couch or out for a stroll in the park, I’ll be by your side. So, what do you say? Are you ready to welcome a sweet senior like me into your heart and home? You can also check me out of my foster’s Insta @fostersfromsandiego

My adoption fee is $150 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/

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