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German Shepherd/Mix


Date of Birth
January 30, 2022

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About Esso

“Hello! I’m a sweet young puppy, a professional snuggler, and a goofball. Chilling on the couch with my foster family while getting pets is my absolute favorite thing to do. I love to hop up and gently somersault into your lap – when I’m upside down, my bum is very available for scritches, for your convenience.

Wait…can I have two favorite things? Great, then my other favorite thing to do is play! I love my chew toys, and I’ve recently learned about this game called fetch, which is so much fun! Sometimes I get so proud of myself during fetch that I do a celebratory silly dance-walk on the way back with the toy. Because I am always ready to play, I might try to play with your hands, but I’m learning that toys are a better option; If you bring me a toy instead, I am happy to switch to that.

Though I love hanging out with my foster family, I’m also happy to be in my crate while they’re out. This is my safe space, and I’m calm and will just snooze while I’m in there.

I let my foster family know when I need to go outside. I learned potty training very quickly and I’ve been accident free for a week!

I’m Mr. Confident in my foster home, and all it took was some treats and praise. I am quite timid and shy when I first meet people though, so I ask my forever family to be patient with me while we get to know each other. I promise I’ll be your best buddy, I just need a couple days to get to know you first!

My leash manners are excellent when I am in my comfort zone – I love going for “practice” walks in the safety of my foster family’s apartment building, and I walk like a gentleman with a loose leash. But I get overwhelmed by all the scary new things and people around when I go for real walks outside. It will take me some time to learn that outside walks are fun too, so a fenced yard would be ideal.

I’m a lovable, cuddly, funny goofball that would be a great addition to a family.” – xo, Esso

Good with Cats?

Not tested with Cats

Good with Dogs?

Good with calm dogs that let him approach and take things slow

Good with Kids?


Do I Need Special Care?

Yes, Behavioral Special Needs - He needs a family that will take things slow with him.

Adoption Application