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Cal is a very special German Shepherd who is looking for that special person (or people!) to join him on the next part of his journey into a home environment. He is the most loving, funny, sweet-natured, engaging boy with the people he knows and trusts, but that trust takes a little bit of time to establish and Cal needs someone to will invest time in building that relationship with him.


Why is this? Well, unfortunately poor Cal has previously been put in some very difficult situations he couldn’t cope with (mostly with unfamiliar people and other dogs). Imagine coming across something you find really scary and the person you are with insists that you go up to it anyway. You say politely that you aren’t comfortable, but are taken closer anyway, then you say you would really rather not, then that you would prefer to go another way, then that you just need to leave right now….. but the person doesn’t respond and still makes you approach. It only stops when you can’t cope at all and are shouting to make the scary thing leave, but the result is you are told off…… with this in mind, it’s easy to see why Cal finds some situations really hard to cope with and why his relationships with people broke down a little bit.  


Some dogs would find it really difficult to move on from this, but Cal is fantastic and with a bit of work to start rewarding his polite communication again (and show him that people will listen to and support him, he doesn’t need to shout), he has gone from strength to strength. And by doing this, the things that were scary are now a lot less scary too…. in fact Cal is gathering quite a large group of friends around him now! Cal loves using his brain – he is incredibly bright and will need plenty of things to do to keep him busy and occupied, but he has also been learning to settle and chill in between activities too. He makes a great hot water bottle against your leg on the sofa…. and then if you sit for too long, he will happily push a toy at you for a game, or poke his nose at your pocket to see if you have your clicker and treats on you, ready to learn something new!


So, what sort of home are we looking for?


- Adults only please (small people can be very confusing)


- Someone who is around most of the time (at least initially while we help Cal feel secure and relaxed – he should be fine for a couple of hours when we have done this)


- A home that is set back from the road and in a quiet area (without lots of people and dogs going past the window every 5 seconds!)


- A decent size garden for a play, enrichment activities and some exercise and training (Cal won’t be going out for walks straight away – he will need to build his relationship with you first and we will support you to build up to walks so that Cal finds these relaxing and fun, not stressful!)


- No other pets (fish are fine….!)


- Someone who will really enjoy getting to know this beautiful boy inside and out, who will be consistent and follow the techniques that make Cal feel confident and happy, who will work with us to learn how to communicate effectively and teach him new skills and who will support him to progress at a pace that he is comfortable with.


- Within 45 minutes or so of J16 of the M6 (so we can offer continuity in Cal’s support and help him make a gradual transition to his new family).


The rewards will be immeasurable. Cal has so much companionship to offer, and so much potential to flourish in a home….. could you be the one to help him achieve this? If so, please phone 07748 400919.


Why I'm special

Unfortunately, Cal has previously been put in some very difficult situations he couldn’t cope with (mostly with unfamiliar people and other dogs). Imagine coming across something you find really scary and the person you are with insists that you go up to it anyway. You say politely that you aren’t comfortable, but are taken closer anyway, then you say you would really rather not, then that you would prefer to go another way, then that you just need to leave right now….. but the person doesn’t respond and still makes you approach. It only stops when you can’t cope at all and are shouting to make the scary thing leave, but the result is you are told off…… with this in mind, it’s easy to see why Cal finds some situations really hard to cope with and why his relationships with people broke down a little bit.  

Some dogs would find it really difficult to move on from this, but Cal is fantastic and with a bit of work to start rewarding his polite communication again (and show him that people will listen to and support him, he doesn’t need to shout), he has gone from strength to strength. And by doing this, the things that were scary are now a lot less scary too…. in fact Cal is gathering quite a large group of friends around him now! 

Could you be the Cal's special person - someone who will really enjoy getting to know this beautiful boy inside and out, who will be consistent and follow the techniques that make Cal feel confident and happy, who will work with us to learn how to communicate effectively and teach him new skills and who will support him to progress at a pace that he is comfortable with. 

My personality

  • You'll need to take me to training classes
  • I'd prefer an adult only household
  • I can be left alone for short periods
  • I'd prefer to be the only dog in a home
  • I'd prefer to be the only animal in a home
  • I'm a gentle giant (big and strong)
  • I love food and treats

About Me

Breed: German Shepherd
Colour: Black and tan
Age: 5 Years (approx)

Contact the centre or branch about me:

RSPCA Crewe, Nantwich & District Branch

07748 400919

About Me

Breed: German Shepherd
Colour: Black and tan
Age: 5 Years (approx)
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