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German shepherd's family surrenders senior dog because he was too talkative

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Smokey, a handsome 13-year-old German shepherd needs to find a home; the Carson Animal Care Shelter is currently overcrowded and also full of other shepherds in dire need.

Surrendered on July 31 by his family, Smokey is reported to be friendly and very gentle. If Smokey could speak, his words would be:

"My former family who owned me for more than five years had to give me up because they thought I was too talkative. But they said that I spend most of my time outdoors, but it's not ideal. I seem to be good with small children. I have not been house trained. I am good on a leash. I seem to get along well with dogs."

Smokey was most likely lonely and barked hoping to get some attention. What fun is it for a dog without human companionship, mental stimulation or other pets to play with in the yard?

When making inquiries about Smokey, please be sure to reference A4739868.

Click here for Smokey's PetHarbor listing.

Follow Smokey's plight by clicking here as animal advocates share his story and pledge funds to an approved rescue.

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
Please call: 310.523.9566

Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. From Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Click here to watch Smokey's video. He clearly is ready to leave the shelter.

Please share Smokey's story with your friends, family and coworkers. Senior dogs can bring so much joy to their families; please don't let their age discourage you from giving a sweet dog like Smokey, a "pawsome" home.

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