Gertie is all awesomeness!  A big girl, Gertie is about 10 months old and weighs in at 75 pounds.  She already knows sit, and shake, comes when called and is housetrained.  A graceful girl, we think Gertie is a Leonberger.  At first we thought spaniel, but Leonberger fits the best.  She may be a mix, maybe not.  We have had Leonbergers show up at the animal shelters in our area so this is not far fetched despite what some may think.  A few years ago we had a handsome male Leonberger but he did look differently, more massive, much bigger.  Gertie is graceful and lithe.  And she is so sweet.
Gertie was picked up as a stray by animal control and taken to a local animal shelter.  I happened to be at the shelter picking up another animal when Gertie was brought in.  I told the staff if no one claimed her I would come back and get her, but I really figured someone would come get her.  But no one did so on Christmas morning my husband and I took fresh baked cinnamon rolls and egg nog to the shelter staff working that morning and we picked up Gertie. 
Gertie does great with dogs and is so so with cats.  The problem with cats is her size, and well there is that way she sticks her nose up their butt.  As you can imagine, this is not well recieved!   At first Gertie was fascinated by the chickens, but that seems to have worn off, however, the novelty of bumping the parakeet cage with her nose to see the keets flutter their wings has not worn off.  Gertie is a funny girl.
Gertie has a great temperment, easy going yet alert.  She will be a fun dog to train. 
Right now Gertie is all legs and she does need to fill out.  And her coat needs some tending too:  good food and brushing would help a lot.
Gertie is short for Gertrude which is what we were going to call her, but we just call her Gertie.  It seems to fit her and is sweet and short. 
Gertie may or may not need a fenced in yard, it depends on the family situation.  If there are young children then a fence is a must so they can all play, but if it’s an adult home than leash walking would do the trick.  Children ten years old and up would be best for Gertie’s size. 

Gertie is available for adoption.  If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment.  Click here for adoption application

Medical: She is spayed, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots. 
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $250
Leash and Collar or Harness:   a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine.  Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge (thank goodness!).

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