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Challenging Finding Forever Homes For German Sheperds

Posted at 1:22 PM, Jan 14, 2020

OMAHA, (Neb.) — The name Gunther roughly translates to warrior in German. The Gunther at Nebraska Humane Society is far from a fighter, but he has been through a lot. Sara Trant with the Nebraska Humane Society says Gunther has spent a lot of time at the shelter, even he’s got a lot going for him.

“He's super smart. He picks up on tricks really quick,” said Trant.

Trant says the things that make Gunther great are the same things that hurt him when it comes to finding a forever home.

“We do have quite a bit of people where they just come in and think that German Shepherds are really cool looking dogs. They might have that wolf like appearance or they know based off movies or police dogs that they're really cool. Easy to train dogs,” said Trant.

While German Shepherds are smart, Trant says they take up a lot of your time.

“German Shepherds were bred to have jobs so if you don't give them a job or plenty of things to stimulate them he's going to get a little more rowdy and he's going to find something to do which may or may not be costly to your home,” said Trant.

But if you are an experienced dog owner, willing to put in the work, Gunther will capture your heart.

Gunther is five years old. He would do best in a home with no cats and older kids. For more information on Gunther and other pets available for adoption go to the Nebraska Humane Society.