Sex:  Female
Age: 2 years old
Weight: 63 lbs.
Spay/Neuter:  Yes
Heartworm Status:  Negative 
Microchip: Yes 
Good w/Kids: Pending
Good w/Big Dogs: Yes
Good w/Small Dogs: No 
Good w/Cats: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Adoption Status: Ready to Go
Location: NE Houston

Special Considerations for Adoption: Bristol’s mange resulted in a skin infection which is mostly healed. Her doctor released her to be adopted, however, her adopter will be asked to continue her medicated baths twice a week to ensure the infection becomes fully healed. Bristol thoroughly enjoys her baths and massaging her body makes her feel wonderful all over. And, be ready - Bristol will reward all your efforts with a bounty of doggie licks and tail wags.

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Before I tell you about Bristol, I want to share with you her rescue story. She was a stray who found her way into a local shelter. When I first saw her, and the poor condition of her body, I cried. Bristol had a serious case of demodex mange and her skin was full of infection. By the time I saw her at the shelter, she had lost a lot of fur and her skin had many open sores. But, in spite of how much pain she felt, Bristol greeted me with tail wags and doggie kisses. She was so excited to play with me, and I was totally engulfed in her magic. As we left the shelter, I told her I would be her foster and nurse her back to good health. The shelter employees were so glad I pulled Bristol and said she is one of the sweetest German Shepherds they have seen. And, she is!!

Bristol is soft and sweet with a little bit of spunk mixed in. She is so precious and her antics make me laugh right out loud. Loyalty, devotion, and companionship traits are very strong with her. When I first brought Bristol home, she was a little anxious. I could tell whoever owned her, treated her harshly. But, once she knew I loved her, she started trusting me and showing me the precious girl that was down inside her. Bristol is very much a velcro German Shepherd and will follow you from room to room. She has good house manners, is housetrained, and crate trained. She enjoys playing with my dogs, but she is not a high energy girl. Bristol can settle herself down and enjoys a daily nap.

Bristol is a beautiful black and red girl with the cutest face. She is an average sized dog, and at 63 lbs, could use 5 to 10 more pounds. I pulled her from the shelter at the end of April and started her medical treatment immediately. This girl has come a long way and I am so proud of her. Bristol’s skin is not yet 100% healed, but the doctor believes she may be ready for adoption by mid-June. Her fur is still patchy in places and that is because her skin is still healing. It may be a few months before those patches are fully covered with healthy fur. The ideal home for Bristol will be a family who will spend time with her. Because Bristol was neglected in her previous life, she needs to be around people. She can spend a few hours in a crate, but any more than that could lead to her becoming anxious.

I hope you have enjoyed learning about precious Bristol. If you are willing to wait until she is ready to be adopted, please fill out an application with her name. She is so worth the wait!