Meet Jefferson! He is a 1 year old male Anatolian Shepherd Dog who is looking for a loving family that will share their bones with him. Jefferson is good with other dogs and friendly with people, including kids. He is housebroken and is learning basic commands. This boy will make a great companion dog.
Jefferson was rescued by The National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network (NASRN) which is a nationwide volunteer rescue effort, but they do not maintain shelters, and rely on regional volunteers and organizations like DogsOnly to help them rescue animals.
As with all Anatolians, secure fencing is needed! Please don’t be tempted to adopt Jefferson on an impulse. Typical of his Anatolian Shepherd heritage, he could well live to be 15 years old, so you should take the time to carefully consider the long term commitment, expense, and passion it takes to give him the home he deserves. Jefferson might be cute today, but in no time at all, he will grown into a very large, energetic, and powerful dog. Bringing a very large dog like Jefferson into your home will almost certainly involve a significant financial commitment, and will require some personal sacrifice on your part. For that reason Jefferson would prefer a family experienced with large breed dogs. He’ll reward you with unbounded love and devotion, but you must be committed and serious about your decision to bring him into your life. Remember, this is an adoption, not a sale, and we’re very serious about making sure that both you and Jefferson are a good match for each other.
Jefferson will NOT be available to visit at the DogsOnly adoption showing at the west Little Rock Petco on Chenal Parkway across from Target and Home Depot every Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM except holiday weekends, but you can find out more about Jefferson by sending an email directly to the National Anatolian Shepherd Network at email@example.com
If you do not live in the Central Arkansas area, NASRN may be able to assist with a relay transport within 1,000 miles of Little Rock.
Jefferson has received a complete medical evaluation, and will receive all shots, rabies, fecal and worming medication, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, micro-chipping, grooming, and has been altered. If you can give a good ear scratch and belly rub, and love to cuddle and talk, Jefferson might make the perfect family friend.
To learn more about adopting Jefferson you are invited to send an email directly to the National Anatolian Shepherd Network at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange colored text links at the top or bottom of this page. Jefferson will NOT be adopted as a working dog.
We always try and answer all emails within 24 hours. All of our young and adult dogs require a 2 week home visit before finalizing the adoption process. This is to help ensure it is a good match for all involved without making a final commitment. An adoption fee is charged for Petra ’s adoption. Puppies are not available to go on home visits. All of our rescues are in private homes and not available to be visited outside of showing times.
All DogsOnly foster homes work with our rescues to ensure they are crate trained and most are also housetrained. Few of the DogsOnly fosters have cats in their homes so we can only make our best guess as to how our rescues would do with cats. We rescue from high kill shelters and once accepted into our program, none of our rescues are euthanized. We provide for all their vet care, socialization and training until an appropriate home can be found.
DogsOnly relies solely on donations and is a 501(c)3 Humane Society. Our mission is to rescue dogs that most other groups are not interested in due to their size, breed, age, health or other various reasons, and to provide education resources for dog owners and those with an interest in the wellbeing of dogs. DogsOnly believes that no dog should be left behind.
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