Wednesday, December 5, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt German Shepherds

The post is sponsored by Nakturnal. My opinions are my own.



My husband Tom is a former K9 handler in the military, so he's been around German Shepherds a lot.



He's always loved them and hopes to get one for us one day. At the moment I say no, but it could change down the line.


Get Your Pet is a wonderful site that allows you connect with others who want to adopt. Or, if for some reason you need to rehome a pet, you can post about it there. Then you'll know your pet is going to a good home or you'll know you are getting a wonderful furry friend for your family. Get Your Pet would be an ideal place to adopt a German Shepherd.


If you're hoping for a German Shepherd, here are reasons why you should get one, according to my husband, who has been around them for many years.




1. They are loyal. Tom would train with his dog for many hours, and he would be rewarded for it.





2. They will protect you. For certain, if you're in trouble, these dogs are known to help keep you safe. There have been many stories about German Shepherds protecting their families during break ins.


3. There are many pet friendly areas you can bring a German Shepherd. For example, we live near Houston, and they are extremely pet friendly. There are also many parks and certain stores allow pets so they can be out and about with you. This way you don't have to worry about them messing up your home when you're away.




4. Adopting an animal means you are saving them from a potentially scary situation. I shared a blog post on why you should adopt pets a while back. We adopted both our cats! All pets deserve a loving home.


5. They truly are sweet. My husband talks about how his dog would be excited to see him. Sometimes he would be having a tough day at work but the dog would help cheer him up.




When the kids move out, the house might be too quiet so I might give in on a German Shepherd. I've done some research on the different characteristics, and it seems like it would be the breed for us.








Have you ever adopted a pet before? 



43 comments:

  1. My grandma had a German Sheperd, and I loved her. She was such a brilliant and loyal pet.

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  2. Such a cute big boy! I've always wanted a German Shepherd but since I have a small apartment I haven't been able to do so. They need a lot of space and exercise. They are beautiful dogs and I would feel safer with one at home for sure!

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    Candace
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  3. My favourite dog <3 my best friend has one, and they are so beautiful. They are SO intelligent!

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  4. Aww I love German shepards! They are such loyal pups. I adopted both of my cats but not my dog.

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  5. I had a German Shepard when I was kid but I barely remember him. I do believe they make great family dogs (they will protect the kids) but my wife is afraid of large dogs.

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  6. My cousin had a German Shepherd when we were kids. I remember few of the points don't even relate to her. As he tried to scare me more than often,way too loyal to their owners. They are cute, but sometimes I am afraid, sometimes I like it depends on the owner's dog.

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  7. I love the dogs, but sadly my husband allergic from its hair so I can't adopt a dog

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  8. German Shepherds are one of my favorite breeds! They love their humans and guard them well! My cousin has one and it is their favorite animal they have ever owned.

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  9. German shepherds are one of the best dogs to have. They have all the qualities you listed and more

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  10. This is my sons favorite dog and he is begging for one. Thanks for sharing these 5 reasons to adopt a German Shepard because now he is a little closer to his dream coming true.

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  11. My brother had a German Shepard as a k-9 when he was a police officer.... Radar... the sweetest dog ever!

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  12. The first rule of getting a pet is rescue, rescue, and rescue. There are so many pets that need homes and I have two rescue dogs so I hope othere adopt a rescue.

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  13. The German Shepphard has always been one of my favorite dog breeds. I love large breeds, and the German is just a loving, beautiful dog!

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  14. We considered a German Shepherd for our first dog. We wound up with a lab who was a very good companion. He passed away earlier this year.

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  15. Growing up my aunt adopted a German shepherd. He was the sweetest dog ever. I have so many wonderful childhood memories because of him.

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  16. I am not a pet person. I like dogs that are quite and do not jump on me.

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  17. Our neighbor who is a single lady has a german shepherd, she said it's her protector for life. I would like to have one.

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  18. Those dogs are smart and cute! My brother always wanted to have one but we didn't have a space in our flat. Maybe I would adopt one when we will finish our house

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  19. My neighbors had german shepherds, such sweet dogs. And super cute!

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  20. My first dog was a German Shepard. His name was Ben and he was huge! He loved to sit on my lap and give me kisses!

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  21. We had a German shepherd mix when I first got married. He was such a loyal dog. I still miss him.

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  22. I totally listened to you! I mean.. we THOUGHT Astro was a mini husky but the DNA tests all say the same thing - majority German Shepherd and White Swiss Shepherd. Yay!

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  23. I think German Shepherds are gorgeous dogs! They are also super sweet and all the ones I have come across recently play really well with my small dog.

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  24. This breed is one of the best breed. And I am totally agree with you that they are the loyal dog breed and they always protect you.

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  25. German Shepherds sound like a great dog. We don't have a dog simply because we don't have the time for a dog. We see so many dog owners who don't even take their dogs for a walk. Letting your dog in the back yard doesn't count, and it makes me sad that people get a pet and don't take proper care of it.

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  26. We have a German Shepherd and we love Max so much. He is such a smart dog and I love to see him go crazy when the grandkids arrive. He loves them so much and it shows.

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  27. I've had my likes and dislikes for German Shepard's. I know they are great dogs, but I had a bad encounter with one. I think a lot had to do with how the dog was raised.

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  28. My first dog was a German Shepard. He was so loyal and protected me wherever we went together!

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  29. Growing up, Babushka had a German Shepard, Koala. He was the most beautiful and loyal dog we ever had. BB definitely approves of the breed as pets.

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  30. When I was a young girl, we owned a German shepherd. But then he died. We didn't have another one like him. At present, we can't own a dog where we live.

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  31. I mean my first reason would be that they are adorable! the puppies are the cutest! but they are also beautiful and loyal, which of course, does not harm!

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  32. We are considering buying a dog next year but we can find a site or a place like this that would allow us to adopt instead, then that would be great.

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  33. We have a Border Collie Australian Shepard mix and she has all these features. She is full of energy and sometimes smarter than us. If we were to get another dog, I'd love to have a German shepherd.

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  34. I don’t know how I feel about this. I always feel bad for dogs. They seem like they endure captivity and are made to appear that they love it due to Stockholm’s syndrome. Dogs seem very conflicted to me and adopting one, even a German shepherd seems foreign. I don’t know. Keshia Richmond

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  35. OMG your dog is adorable! I also prefer big dogs life German Shepherd because they are active, obedient and easy to train, and also functions as our house guard dog. I can't rely on toy dogs to guard my house.

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  36. My kids have been begging for a pet, and my husband would want a big dog if we get one. I think a German Shepherd is the one.

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  37. German Sheps are cool! My uncle has had two since he was 18. He is very active and so were the dogs!

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  40. My family and I just adopted our first dog, which just so happens to be a german shepherd. He's the love of our lives. So sweet around children, elders, and other dogs. He brings so much light into our lives and we're so grateful for getyourpet.com by providing us with the opportunity!

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  41. I absolutely love German Shepards! I definitely prefer bigger dogs, and they are so kind and loyal to their families they really become a part of the family when they are adopted. Your dog is so beautiful too!

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  42. I love German Shepherds, if only I could get one for my little man. Having a pet dog is an absolute great idea especially when raising children as they teach kids about responsibilities and empathy. If it is time for us to get a dog, I sure hope I can also adopt instead of getting one from a pet shop.

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  43. My best friend has a German Shepherd and they are without a doubt one of the best breads for families. They are very energetic and loyal!

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