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What are some tips for rehoming a German Shepherd?

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People who need to rehome a German Shepherd dog should begin by contacting the breeder or rescue organization the dog came from, if applicable. Reputable breeders and rescue groups generally are willing to help owners find a new home for the dog or even take the dog back.

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If that does not work and the owner needs to advertise the dog, he should ask for a reasonable adoption fee. This helps screen out people who cannot provide a good home for the dog. Writing a good advertisement and having clear pictures is important, especially for a large dog like a German Shepherd. Owners should describe the dog's personality and favorite activities in a positive way and then try to take pictures that reflect those good traits.

German Shepherds have a better chance of getting a good home if their owners get them vaccinated and groomed before advertising them. The owner should also have the dog spayed or neutered. Adopters who are looking for a breeding animal are probably either puppy mills or low-quality breeders, and they may not take good care of their animals.

Professional contacts, such as veterinarians and dog trainers, are another good source for finding a new home. They may have other clients looking for a German Shepherd and can vouch for the quality of care the new home provides.

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