Colorado Front Range German Shepherd Rescue
Owner Surrender Dog Profile

Since you are no longer able to care for your purebred German Shepherd Dog and wish to ensure that it finds a new home where it will be loved and cared for, please answer the following questions honestly so that we may better assess your dog's needs at this time.

We place our dogs in approved foster homes until an appropriate permanent home is found. Sometimes we have to board the dogs while we are waiting a foster home. We will not release the dog to a shelter.

Thank you for giving your dog a second chance for a good life through our program. If accepted into our program, we have people that can work on training, medical or behavior issues. Please make us aware of any issues so that we can place the dog in an appropriate foster home. This helps insure your dog gets the best possible forever home.

Please let us know if you would prefer that we send you this questionnaire via email or US Post.

Contact Information - all fields *MUST* be completed.

Your Full Name 
Email Address *REQUIRED* 
Retype Email to Confirm 
Daytime Phone  Please include area code.
Evening Phone  Include area code.
Best Time & Place To Call 

Information About Your Dog

Dog's Name 
Dog's Date of Birth/Age  If unkown type in your best guess.
Gender     Male Female

Is this dog microchipped?  If so what brand?  Home Again? Avid?  Other?
Please specify and list Microchip or tattoo number.

Is this a purebred German Shepherd?   Yes No

Where did you get your dog? List Breeder Name if known. 

Is your dog spayed/neutered?    Yes No

Please list your dog's Veterinarian Name and Phone Number. (Please include area code.)

Do you have a copy of your dog's vet records?     Yes No

How long have you owned this dog? 

Why do you need to give up your dog?  Please elaborate.

Would you want to have your name and phone number released to the new adopter?     Yes No

Has this dog been an indoor dog or an outdoor dog?

Is the dog housebroken?      Yes No

How does he/she let you know he wants to go outside?

Has the dog ever been in a dog fight?  If so, please describe the circumstances.

How would you rate your pet's energy level?
Very Low  Low  Medium  High  Very High

How would you describe his/her personality?  (Check all that apply.)




Friendly Nervous




Timid Calm


Does this dog prefer men or women? Men Women  No Preference

What upsets the dog?

How does the dog act when alone?

Does your dog like to:

Ride in cars


Run away Play tug-of-war

Rip Up Toys

Jump on people

Carry things in his mouth

Play "keep away"


Chew non-doggy items


Does your dog:
Jump fences?  Yes No
If so, how high?
Let you take food or toys away?  Yes No
Show signs of possessiveness and if so, possessive of what specifically?
Bark when excited?   Yes No Comments:
Get along with cats?   Yes No Comments:
Get along with dogs?   Yes No Comments:
Bark or whine when left alone?   Yes No Comments:
Bark or growl at strangers?   Yes No Comments:
Hide behind you when meeting strangers? YesNo Comments:
Guard territory?   Yes No Comments:
Show fear of thunderstorms?   Yes No Comments:
Show fear of fireworks?   Yes No Comments:
Get on furniture?   Yes No Comments:
Go in a crate?   Yes No Comments:
Live in a kennel?   Yes No Comments:
Use a dog house?   Yes No Comments:
Get in garbage?   Yes No Comments:
Allow you to touch his ears?   Yes No Comments:
Allow you to touch his feet?   Yes No Comments:
Allow you to touch his mouth?   Yes No Comments:
Allow you to trim his nails?   Yes No Comments:

What parts of your pet's body does he NOT like touched by visitors/guests?

What parts of your pet's body does he NOT like touched by family?

What commands or skills does your dog know?



Walk on Leash Shake Hands



Play Ball

Any other commands or skills?

Has your dog been treated for or do you know if your dog has:

Ear Infections



Eye Problems

Bleeding Issues

Hip or Joint Problems

Please describe any other condition that requires medical attention.

Is your dog on heartworm preventative?   Yes No

Is your dog current on Rabies vaccination?   Yes No

Has this dog lived with children?   Yes No Unknown
If so, please list genders and ages. 

Describe how this dog has interacted with children.  Tolerate them?  Ignore them?  Walk away if they get too close?  Play with them?  Rough or gentle?

Where does your dog sleep?  

What brand and type of dog food does your dog eat?

Where does your dog stay during the day?

Where does your dog star at night?

What are you dog's bad habits?

What are your dog's good points?

How is your dog corrected for unacceptable behavior?

When does your dog bark?

Has your dog ever bitten, snapped at or attacked a person, dog, cat, or livestock? Yes No
If so, please describe the situation in detail.

What kind of home would be ideal for your dog?

What kind of home should be avoided?

What other information would be helpful for the new owners to know?

Clicking the Submit Button will return you to the Front Range German Shepherd Rescue's website
where you will be reminded to email us a digital photo of your dog if you have one available.


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Submission of an owner surrender request does not guarantee we will be able to place your dog.

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