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2 Years / Male


Brown, Black

Good with big dogs:


Good with cats:



Hi friends, my name is Giovanni though all my friends call me Gio! As you can see by my pictures I am not a true German Shepherd but I consider them to be some of my best friends and love to be around them. I was recently rescued by Coastal and I think what most of the volunteers would tell you is that I am one of the most affectionate and loveable dogs available for adoption. I absolutely LOVE getting attention from people and I especially love to get some extra belly rubs and butt scratches.

Whenever I go out on my daily walks with my volunteer friends, I spend most of my time taking in the smells and appreciating time with people rather than getting distracted by some of the other dogs so i'm a fantastic walking buddy! I have recently been paired up with some of the other dogs at the rescue and we get along great! My volunteer friends are still trying to figure out if I have any red flags but as of now, I'm good! I recently had a test where I got to meet a cat and they said I did a fantastic job as I was not reactive and took command when told to leave it. (*These tests are not conclusive but more of a means to understand a dogs demeanor)

My volunteers are working on putting together my ideal furever family but for now they would tell you that I would love to be a part of a family that wants to give me attention. I don't mind sharing the attention, but I definitely need to know that I am loved. I really, really love being around people. I can't wait to meet you!

This dog is new to the rescue. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out our online application first. Contact us via email at The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $400. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.


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