Meet Prowler, a sweet German Shepherd with a heartbreaking story. Seven-year-old Prowler grew up in a very loving home. His owner, a single mother of four children and first responder, faced many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to give him the care he required, Prowler’s owner took him to live with her mother in Santa Paula in July of 2020. He resided there happily until mid-January of 2021 when her mother lost her home during a high wind storm. Realizing she no longer had a place for herself to live, let alone a dog, her mother was forced to surrender Prowler to our shelter to find a new home.
Despite the change of scenery, Prowler remains a happy-go-lucky dog. The sweet pup loves to play fetch with our staff and splash around in any water he can find. He gets along well with people and animals after being raised in a home with children, cats, and small dogs. Prowler has had some obedience training and responds well to a confident owner. Like many German Shepherds, he is very strong and will need an experienced handler to take him on walks. Prowler does have some medical needs that will need tending to as he gets older.
This handsome guy is now available for adoption! If you think you could be a good match for Prowler, please visit our website and click the orange “Let’s Get Started” button to fill out an adoption appointment request. Once submitted, our adoption counselors will contact you with the next steps in the adoption process. Please call the shelter at 805-646-6505 with any questions.
Included with every dog adoption will be the first DHPP shot of the series (if age allows), a rabies vaccine (if age allows), wellness check good for up to three days from participating veterinarians, implanting an identification microchip with registration, spay or neuter surgery, if necessary, as well as a collar, ID tag, and a leash.