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I’m an Animal in Care at AARCS



German Shepherd/Mix


Date of Birth
March 4, 2019

Located In

About Violet

“Hi, I’m Violet, and I could be the most gorgeous girl to live on your block!  With my head-mounted squirrel radar and pretty golden eyes, I am on high alert for someone to adopt me!

I am still learning how to be a pet, but I think I could get used to this! I have a really big brain and love to use it, which makes me very trainable. I already have this whole housetraining thing pretty much down and I stay quietly in my kennel when I have to be left alone. I know what toys are mine to play with, but I might pick up some of your socks or clothes because I just love you so much I want something of yours to hold!

I don’t beg at the table, but instead sleep on my bed out of your way. Walks are fun and I am told that I am GREAT on leash! But, I do want to chase squirrels – they just look like so much fun to play with! Speaking of playing, it’s a favorite of mine. I especially like when my foster dad plays tug with me. I can catch a case of the zoomies pretty quickly, and turn into a bouncy ball of joy when I get really excited. I am still learning how to channel that excitement in a gentle way.

I LOVE people – whenever I see my foster parents or someone new while out on a walk, my big ol’ ears disappear and my whole bum wags. I just want to say “hi” to everyone I meet! While I absolutely love pets and snuggles, sometimes I get a little overwhelmed and need some space. Don’t worry, though! I am an excellent communicator. As long as you’re willing to take things slow and listen to me, we will get along just fine.

Because kids don’t understand when I am uncomfortable, I would do best in a home without small children. Older kids would probably be okay – they are better at understanding boundaries. I haven’t been properly tested with other dogs off leash yet, but when calm dogs walk past me, I’m pretty chill, too. I don’t know how I feel about yappy small dogs, though. One thing is for sure, I am not a fan of that dog I keep seeing in what my foster parents call “the mirror.”

If you have a need for a curious and adventurous buddy who just wants a job and someone to love, then I am your girl!” – xo, Violet

Good with Cats?

Not tested with Cats

Good with Dogs?

Medium to Large Breed and well socialized towards adolescent behaviours

Good with Kids?

Kids 16+ Only

Do I Need Special Care?

Yes, Behavioral Special Needs - Violet is still getting used to being handled and needs an adopter who will continue to work on this with her. She can be forward in play as an adolescent and will need patient and committed adopters to help keep interactions controlled with other dogs.

Adoption Application