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Bella before Odessa, it was love at first sight, I still remember the first time I saw her and my husband and I quickly thought the same thing, ADOPT HER. Bella came to us at the right time, we had just lost our first German Shepherd, Ella. Bella is super active, she wants to be playing all day, she is very playful with children. And for my husband she's another daughter. Yukon and Bella begin to be friends. Bella we love you!

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I know we like to think that Gaby is Rob Taub's and my dog, but there are mornings like this where we know who really has this puppy's heart.

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Titus today. He is a fun and lovable guy. He has come a long way. He still doesn't like other dogs. He loves to swim, cuddle and going on walks.  Looking at these pictures, look how shiny his hair is now!  We feed him American Journey.


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Axel came home on a Friday as a Foster. He had been living outside for the majority of his entire 14 months of life so we knew he would need a little adjustment time. 

Within a week he quickly adapted to our schedule. Became crate trained, learned to ring the bell to go outside and learned that Karma was the boss. He was adapting and I was falling for this fluffy guy. It was literally a week later that I called Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue and told them that we were keeping Axel. 

The following weeks were outrageous to say the least. He ran into walls and couches. He learned to walk on a leash which was a chore to put it nicely. He was loud and whiney. He fought with our older dog Karma. He was “learning” how to become an inside dog,a family dog, but he wasn’t “warming “ up to us like I had wished for. 

I questioned if we made the right decision, as any human would have, but we knew Axel had potential. 

Than One day about a month/month and a half later he “got it”. He finally let us into his life and showed us how amazingly loving and protective he is of us. We were finally a “family.”

It’s now A year later and we are still working on training this boy but we love him for all his crazy antics, his loud barking and his “talking back” to us. He still jumps over the couch and runs into walls but when he’s affectionate to you it melts your heart and all the worries of the world melt away. 

We can never thank Michelle and the crew for saving this sweet boy and introducing him to our family.


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Gladiator came to me as a foster. I was his 3rd foster house after coming to BCGSR from Puerto Rico with his brother Storm, after the hurricanes down there. He was extremely skittish and had a lot of anxiety. He was terrified of storms because of the hurricanes he had gone through. He was also afraid of men. After fostering him for a couple of weeks, I knew he belonged with us. He has come so far in the past 2 years. He is still afraid of storms, but nowhere near what he was. He is hesitant with men, but warms up once he knows they are okay by me. He gets along with my other 3 dogs and 3 cats. Adopting Gladiator completed our home in so many ways. My son, Trynt, and I love him so much and couldn't imagine our home any other way. I am so glad we kept him. He is such an amazing dog. We love you, Gladiator!


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