King George, VA – Few German shepherd owners would be surprised if their dog chased a cat (or a squirrel, or a bird). Most shepherd owners realize that the breed has a strong prey drive.
But one German shepherd is at risk of being killed as a result of his prey drive.
The dog, Arco, a Belgium bred German shepherd, killed a neighbor’s elderly cat not long ago. As a result, he has been deemed “Dangerous”.
It’s a tragic labeling for an otherwise amazing dog.
While there are a number of German shepherds who can live peaceably with a cat, there are a greater number who see them as fair game in a game of chase.
Unfortunately, the demise of this senior cat may result in Arco’s demise.
Arco’s owner did not want their beloved companion to be euthanized, so instead, they have turned him over to the King George County Animal Shelter.
Arco has limited time – on July 10, he was given 30 days to find a home or rescue. That was 8 days ago – he is on day 22 and counting.
A bit about this handsome boy – Arco, approximately 5 years of age, formerly worked as an explosives dog for the United States Capitol Police.
Arco retired early from his position – deciding that he preferred family life to the life of a working dog.
According to his prior owner, Arco is friendly, healthy and eager to please. He enjoys having his tummy scratched, or chewing on a Kong – of course his favorite pastime is hanging out with his people.
Arco gets along well with other dogs – his only Achilles Heel, per se – those enticing, fast moving 4-legged critters…cats.
This is an amazing dog – in the prime of his life. His only “character” is truly not a flaw at all – instead, it is a trait typical of German shepherds – he has prey drive.
You can read the full posting for this amazing shepherd at this link.
Anyone interested in saving this stunning German shepherd is asked to contact: Email: [email protected] or, phone: 540-848-5702.
Please take a moment to share Arco’s story – he doesn’t deserve an untimely end at an animal shelter. Thank you.
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