About Shady

If you’re interested in adopting me after reading my full profile below, please go to the rescue website and submit the online adoption application. A adoption application and home visit is required. We will not respond to inquiries sent through the Petfinder “ASK ABOUT ME” button. Shady is about 2 years old now. In August of 2019, he was hit by a car on a reservation in Manitoba and suffered spinal trauma and a fractured pelvis. Luckily after x-rays and an MRI he didn’t need surgery, but needed strict crate rest followed by rehab therapy. Shady was paralyzed and could not walk, but he has made a miraculous recovery and is now walking, running, playing and is house trained! Shady has fully recovered from his injuries and has been having so much fun on our 7 acres property. He has limited range of motion in his hips, so he tends to bunny hop. This doesn’t cause him any pain, and it’s just the way he he moves now. The one thing he cannot do is to Go Down Stairs. His brain isn’t getting the right signals to his hind legs about that, and may never. But we do make him go down the 4 stairs to the outside at a very very slow and controlled pace, with hopes that he relearns how to do this over time. He can go up the stairs with ease. With that being said, Shady’s home should not have lots of stairs and he should never have free access to stairs. His ideal set up would be a one level home or a home with no access to stairs, that has a fully fenced yard and a doggie door. Shady loves having a big yard to frolick and hang out in on nice days. If you’re gone long hours, a doggie door to a secure grassy yard would be perfectly ideal for the Shade man. Shady is great with other dogs, but he does tend to get over excited, and doesn’t fully understand the “quit” signals from other dogs, and this needs to be monitored and controlled by his human to prevent altercations. He has met some small dogs but gets over excited and his big feet and clumsy nature could injure a small dog, so a home without small dogs would be best. He is not good with cats. He still has lots to learn as he wasn’t taught much before his injury and since then has been confined for recovery. Especially his recall and stay. Shady should not be off leash until his recall is perfect. Shady needs a confident leader who will focus on boundaries and routine. He should not live with small children as he is too excitable and can unintentionally knock them over. But he would be fine with older children, 10 and up. He also tends to get distracted by cats, squirrels, birds and other interesting critters. Shady should not live in highly populated and high traffic areas. He prefers a rural setting. With so much going on, he tends to get overstimulated and over excited, making it hard for him to focus on his human. Shady is ready for his forever home! His adoption fee is $395. He is neutered, microchipped, tattooed, dewormed, flea treated and vaccinated.

My Information

Breed German Shepherd Dog & Labrador Retriever Mix Gender Male
Location Vancouver, BC Age Adult
Size Extra Large Adoption Fee


Vancouver, BC

My Details

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Vaccinations up to date, special needs. Shady was hit by a car in early August and suffered spinal trauma and a fractured pelvis.

Good in a home with

Other dogs, children.

Prefers a home without


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