What a regal looking girl Hero is. She is an 8 year old German Shepherd mix who weighs 70 pounds. We are told Hero is a loving girl who is happiest being as close to her people as possible. If you have room in your bed for Hero, she’d be a happy dog!

Hero lived with another dog until about 3 years ago when he passed away. We are told she is nervous around other dogs. Hero prefers calm dogs that are smaller than her. She chases cats out of the yard so she needs a no kitty home! Hero has been good with children but hides from kids under 6 years old. This leads us to believe a home with older children would be best for Hero. She sounds like a very sensitive girl who is in need of a stress free environment.

Hero enjoys getting out twice a day for 30-45 minute walks. She won’t pull when she’s wearing a Gentler Leader harness. Hero loves to play with her ball. She will protect her toys from other dogs but we are told with humans she does not. Hero can manage stairs now but she is showing signs of arthritis. Her adopter should plan on giving her a supplement to help with that or perhaps once she’s vetted upon adoption, a vet can recommend something for her.

We are told Hero can manage quite a while before needing a potty break. She would appreciate a home where she is allowed on the couch. Hero reportedly barks only to let you know she needs something but she has been known to “guard” the fence when other dogs are on the other side. This means barking! Once should keep that in mind when considering an adoption of Hero.

Hero would do best in a home with a securely fenced yard. She enjoys getting outside to sniff or sit and enjoy the nice weather (when we have it!). A fenced yard is also a good place for Hero to go to when she needs to hide from the vacuum cleaner-this and slippery floors are scary for her.

Lovely, sweet Hero is in need of an adoptive home, one that will last forever. Hero is located in Auburn, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddghaven.org.

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.