Meet Casper
Animal ID 35473836 
Species Dog 
Breed German Shepherd/Retriever, Labrador 
Age 7 years 1 month 20 days 
Gender Male 
Size Large 
Color White 
Spayed/Neutered  
No Small Kids  
This incredibly handsome boy is in search of the perfect home - one with an experienced owner who can provide the patience, love, and direction he needs to thrive in a home! Casper is a 6-year old, 85 pound, white German Shepherd mix who came to BARK from one of our partner shelters. When he came to BARK initially, he was in pretty rough shape - underweight, incredibly uncomfortable due to a severe case of mange, and very leary of new people. With proper vet care and lots of attention, he came come quite a ways. His mange is now clear, his skin is healing nicely, and his hair is starting to grow back. He is still a little cautious with strangers (more so when it comes to getting a leash on and off), but is learning to trust more and more each day. Once he gets comfortable with his person, he is quite affectionate, attentive, and eager to please. He seems to thoroughly enjoy exploring the trails at BARK and does very well on leash. Casper would benefit from an experienced owner who has the time and patience to allow him to continue his progress and get over some of his insecurities. He does very well with other dogs and seems to get some comfort from their companionship, so another dog in the home would be a plus. At this time, we would recommend a home with older children (16 and up) and either a securely fenced yard (no 4-foot or electric fences please) or an owner who is committed to leash walking him. If you have the type of home and experience that Casper needs, please ask to meet him by completing an application online at www.barkva.org or emailing adopt@barkva.org today! We just know he's going to make a wonderful addition to the perfect home!