|We were trying to "thin the herd" for the holidays with our staff member's husband facing surgery in mid-December, but the California white GSDs obviously did not get the memo, and they kept on coming!! Our thanks to our faithful Facebook friend, Kathy J, who never gives up on a dog, for bringing Skipper to our attention and convincing us to take him. Skipper was in the same shelter we had just pulled Clancy from, and we knew it was a pretty easy pull for our California GSD friends to make.
So... we gave the go-ahead, and within 24 hours, Skipper had joined Voyager (also from the same shelter) at Crossroads.
UPDATE 12/27: Skipper arrived in Phoenix today, courtesy of Chuck, Jon and Monica from Husky Rescue in California.
We were very surprised at Skipper's size when he got out of Chuck & Jon's car -- he's a BIG BOY! He is scheduled for his neuter surgery on Tuesday (1/2) and, after a suitable recovery period he will be available for introductions and adoption.
UPDATE 1/2: Skipper saw our vet today for his neuter surgery and vaccinations update. He weighed in at a lean 82 pounds. Skip tolerated the procedure well and, after about 2 weeks on the "injured" list, will be available for introductions and adoption in plenty of time for the Super Bowl in early February.
UPDATE 1/13: Skip has just about recovered from his neuter surgery; his sutures are due to come out early this coming week (his e-collar is in pieces, so it's perfect timing). He's scheduled to start Boot Camp on the 20th with volunteer Dianne, so hopefully we'll get some idea of what he knows (or doesn't know). We'll be sure to get some photos of his first time out.
UPDATE 1/15: Skip checked in at our vet's today for suture removal and weighed in at a healthy 93.5 pounds! He had no hesitation whatsoever in going into the office, and even though he was muzzled (strictly a precautionary measure at our insistence) and flipped on his side on the floor, there was not one growl or protest from this big boy. What a guy! We'll find out on Sunday what he knows and how he does in a training environment.
Adoption fee $365.00.