Few things wound us as deeply as the sight of a magnificent and powerful dog, diminished by happenstance events.  Our beautiful German Shepherd, Kono has been passed around to three inexperienced homes in his young life. Just one year old, he found himself in a jam with well-meaning seniors who could not physically manage this robust boy. 

Our vet redirected Kono to us right after his neuter appointment, and he has blossomed beautifully here. Kono is typical German Shepherd, and has the classic black and tan, short coat with saddle bag markings.  He is a large, powerful dog, weighing 90 pounds, and could easily gain up to 10 pounds to be at normal weight.  We recommend that he maintain a lean physique for optimal health.  

Kono is an amazing dog, who exhibits the loyal, protective and extremely intelligent nature that is characteristic of the breed. He's a dog who needs sufficient exercise and mental stimulation to feel at peace with the world. He would be the ideal companion for an active, dog savvy single or couple who have had experience handling large breed dogs.  He's not a good candidate for a family dog: frantic young children and cats might try his patience.  The best fit for Kono would be an active home, with another well trained dog and with folks who love to spend time outdoors.

Kono has responded beautifully to his training regimen, and he seems to find great comfort and purpose in the work. He now knows all his obedience commands. He heels nicely and pays close attention to his handler, looking for direction.  Kono loves the training regimen, and can easily move forward, in the hands of motivated adopters, to earn his Canine Good Citizenship certification, and beyond.   

Kono has good house manners, and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that will inevitably occur during his transition to a new home. 

Kono is in excellent health, and is neutered and up to date on routine vaccinations and health screenings. If you are interested in Kono, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com, or text Denise at cell: 860-908-9738 for an adoption application.

We are an active, 501(c)(3), multi-breed dog rescue, local to the North East, situated in Canterbury, Connecticut. Our 21 year history is reflected in our website EskiesOnline.com, and on our Facebook page: Eskies Online.