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Six month old German shepherd puppy slated to be euthanized at shelter

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Six-month old German shepherd mix, Gumby has not been a lucky dog. Since Jan. 1, he has been overlooked, passed by, and ignored by potential adopters at the Baldwin Park Shelter. Perhaps, Gumby is a victim of "black dog syndrome"?

Black dogs are euthanized at a higher rate than other dogs, but it is an unwarranted misconception that these dogs are mean or aggressive; especially true is the myth accompanying the large black dogs.

So let us shed some good light on this beautiful youngster with the shiny black coat, with the hope someone will want to bring Gumby home and train him to become a well-behaved canine citizen.

A volunteer wrote this about Gumby:

"Gumby is a young pup and needs training. He definitely is not aggressive, but can be reactive depending on other dogs. Training will help to redirect his behavior. He's a smart boy."

Another volunteer who observed the active pup's behavior said this:

"He's NOT aggressive. Didn't even bark at the other dogs that by the way were barking at him. He is just the sweetest in the videos. Just like my GSD,he loves to sniff EVERYTHING."

At this point, the Baldwin Park Shelter is asking for an approved rescue organization or that Gumby be the only dog in the home to step forward and provide for this beautiful dog's future.

Please share his story with your friends, family, and coworkers.

Just a week ago, Holly, a German shepherd who also had been overlooked has found a wonderful home. Please help Gumby find his new home.

Please click here for Gumby's link on PetHarbor. Please refer to #A4664180

The Baldwin Park Shelter is open for Adoptions 7 days a Week 4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park, California 91706, Call Center Phone: 626 962 3577 Hours: Monday - Thursday 12 - 7 Friday - Sunday 10 - 5. They are located at 4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park, California.

Phone calls can be directed to (626)-430-2378.

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