She is a 6 year old, spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated, 50 lb German shepherd in perfect health. She is well trained, though she can definitely use more behavioral training. She is very playful and just the sweetest, silliest little thing. She is very gentle, EXTREMELY friendly, and loves plush squeaky toys and tennis balls. Seriously, she’s the friendliest dog you will ever meet. She never barks, though she loves to chat, and she absolutely LOVES water and loves to swim. She has fear based aggression with other dogs, though she does get along with puppies and very mild mannered dogs. I sincerely believe that she can get passed this fear with proper behavioral training. She is the best little companion anyone could ask for.
Her ideal home:
Ziggy needs to live in a house, with big windows she can look through, and a big yard she can run in. Until she gets better behavioral training, it would be better that she is the only pet in the house, though she’s totally fine with cats. She’s not bad with kids, she just prefers older kids who understand boundaries. She is an active pup with lots of energy, so her ideal person or people should live an active lifestyle. Also, she’s a working dog, so her people need to be able to give her tasks.
Phone: (916) 294-5272
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.