Titan up for Adoption

Here's What You Need To Know:

  • Pet's Location : Lillington, North Carolina
  • Pet's Age : Young adult
  • Pet's Breed : german Shepherd Dog
  • Pet's Gender : Male
  • Pet's Size : large
  • Pet good with other pets? : Yes
  • Pet good with kids? : Yes
  • Pet good with cats? : No
  • Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : If within 1 hour of Lillington, yes.

The name “Titan” means “of great strength, intellect, or importance” and that describes this boy perfectly! Titan is a 1 year old German Shepherd who is looking for the perfect home. Titan originally became a member of Lending Paws a Hand at just 10-12 weeks old. He was found as a stray with wounds on his paw pads, feet and legs. After some recovery time, he was adopted in July. Unfortunately, Titan’s original adopter wasn’t fully prepared to own an XL, intelligent, driven, working breed and Titan was returned to our rescue at the beginning of 2024.

Since returning to the rescue, Titan has flourished. He has spent time receiving training to help him learn how to walk nicely on a leash without pulling or reacting to other dogs. Exercise will be a key, life-long commitment in Titan’s adoptive home. He now walks great on leash and is overall non-reactive to other dogs. He will need a confident owner to continue this work and not allow him to fall back into old habits. A reported behavior with his previous adopter was inappropriate chewing. Again, this is where exercise and mental stimulation comes into play.

Titan should not be left in the backyard unsupervised for long periods of time or free-roaming in the house while you’re away. In these situations, he has been known to “entertain” himself which historically involved chewing wood or drywall. He would much prefer if you’re outside with him throwing a ball or playing tug. When inside, he should have lots of appropriate chewing outlets such as Nylabones, Benebones, food stuffed in Kongs, or treat-dispensing balls. With the proper physical and mental stimulation, Titan is behaved both inside and out. He is also crate trained and potty trained.

Titan has been dog tested since coming back to LPAH and passed with flying colors. He is, however, very large (85lbs and could stand to gain a bit of weight) and likes to use his paws and body weight to play. At this time, we feel that it’s best that Titan does not go to a home with small dogs or cats. He would be great as an only pet or with another large dog with a playful, submissive and aloof personality. Titan has also always had a fence-in yard. Since that is what he’s been accustom to, we’d love for Titan’s new home to have a fence. Titan being returned has been heartbreaking to our rescue, however, we appreciate his previous adopter recognizing that Titan was more dog that he was capable of handling.

We have spent a great deal of time working, training, and getting to know Titan again as as adult dog rather than a puppy. He is truly a lovely, intelligent, goofy, big ‘ol hunk who deserves the absolute best home. Our rescue allows for a 30 day trial-to-adopt where Titan could live in your home for up to a month while you get to know him and can establish a routine. If you feel that you can provide Titan with the ultimate, life-long, happy home, please visit lpah.org/adoption to fill out an application.