Sex: Male

ID Number: 6817

Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat)

Age: 1 Year 5 Months (Birthdate: 4/28/2022)

Size: 57.0 lbs. (Large)

Other: Neutered, Vaccinations current, Microchip

Exercise: Moderate Exercise Needed

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Dog Friendly: Yes

Cat Friendly: No

Adoption Fee: $250

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Name: Cain
Size: (Once fully grown) ~Large range: 61-100 lbs 
Adoption Donation: $250 (applicable sales tax included).  Adoption fees may be paid by cash or check.  
Other:  Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip, NO Cats! Resource guards food and toys.

Celebrate Homecoming during the month of September -- help a rescue dog graduate to a new home!

4 Luv of Dog Rescue is sending a little extra Luv along with the first 15 adoptions of dogs with this Homecoming Special noted on their profile. When you adopt one of these dogs, you will receive the following:  
- New Wire Kennel (Value $60)
- $25 Gift Card to Natural Pet Center
- 30# bag of quality dog food of Rescue choice (Value $50)
- $50 Gift Certificate for use at Down Dog Studio (Value $50)
- Bonus tools which may include some of the following: leash/collar, treats, toys, etc.

This Homecoming adoption package has a value of over $175! Apply today and be a winner!


Cain is a handsome guy ready for a forever home


**  Cain does have some resource guarding issues. Please visit the following link for more information and training: Cain's foster is working with him and the link provides tips and helps with training, so his adopter can continue with his training.

Tips to understanding Resource Guarding:

A great Resource Guarding book: Jean Donaldson's book "Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs."

Foster Home Feedback 

** NO Cats! Resource guards food and toys

06/21/2023 Volunteer Feedback: I got to hang out with this big goofy boy last night during a shelter shift. Cain is such a happy guy, especially when there's a tennis ball or the grunting ball being thrown for him. His favorite game last night though was to put the tennis ball into the pool for me to get and then throw for him. He was pretty vocal when we first showed up and didn't immediately take him out of his kennel for attention, but did quiet down after he got to run and get dinner. I just love how his tongue hangs out the side of his mouth when he gets excited. 

05/23/2023 Foster Feedback: Cain says "Forget Ryan Gosling, they should have cast me as Ken in the new Barbie movie." I mean, have you SEEN a more hunky blonde in all of your life?
Cain is a high energy guy who loves squeaky toys, benebones, and playing with his foster sister. He's kind of a pest (though he does take direction from other dogs well) so grumpy old dogs need not apply. A patient dog who can match his energy or an active family who is committed to providing regular enrichment (walks, training, hiking, car rides) would be ideal. 
So far Cain is still learning the ropes of what it means to be a family pet. He had one accident in the house but he is learning to ring bells to go outside. He will go in a kennel if a treat is thrown in, and he slept quietly in there overnight. He does make noise while crated if he can hear others in the home, and he'll sing the song of his people if you take too long opening the crate door after arriving home. 
Cain does have to work on some manners (such as patience at meal times, not counter surfing, and overexcitability/jumping) and hasn't quite figured out how to be a lap dog yet, he will just sit in front of you staring. Not to mention that he tends to take the word "throw" in "throw pillows" literally as he flings them off the furniture with his head (it's actually quite impressive). When he wrestles with his foster sister, it's no holds barred and nothing will stand in his way: not furniture, not curtains, not chairs. So, if you need a handsome, high energy, gym bro of a dog in your life, Cain is THE dog for you!

5/21/2023 Volunteer Feedback: Cain was 100% a good boy at the Leela and Lavendar dog adoption event. He was full of energy and was super interested in the other dogs. He didn't show any aggression and just wanted to play. He did jump up quite a bit though and was redirected with some success. He met 2 little kids and was gentle with them. He gave many kisses and the tail didn't stop wagging. Cain did well on the car ride too, though I do not recommend the windows to be down too low in fear that he would jump out. He had a pup cup from Scooters and seemed to really enjoy that. If I could, I would totally foster him, but I have 3 dogs of my own. He is such a sweet boy and I hope he finds forever home soon, I love him!

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