German Shepherd Who Spent Three Years in a Cage Is Finally Rescued

“He is a good boy, friendly, meets new people graciously and often will give kisses. He is boarding at the vets office and everyone interacts with him and loves him!”


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This comes from Guardians of Rescue:





Long Island, NY: Meet Teddy (aka Simba). Teddy lived in isolation. He never had a puppyhood, has never known love, and has never known what it is to be a partner or companion. Teddy lived in a covered crate in a basement for over 3 years!

This beautiful boy needs out of foster and into a special home. He is a good boy, friendly, meets new people graciously and often will give kisses. He has never had a long-term, reliable environment. Presently he is boarding at the vets office and everyone interacts with him and loves him!

He would do best in a home with no other pets (or at least dogs that would be submissive), and no young children. He is eager to learn commands and wants to please. You can see that Teddy is a diamond in the rough and has the potential to be a great partner. ARE YOU THAT PARTNER? TEDDY NEEDS YOU!

Please contact [email protected]

Together we save them!


GoR is based on Long Island.  They have many rescued animals available for adoption, and always need fosters, adopters, and donors so they can continue to save the lives of abused and badly neglected dogs on the East Coast.  If you would like to help in some way, please CLICK HERE.

82 thoughts on “German Shepherd Who Spent Three Years in a Cage Is Finally Rescued

  1. Teddy , is a handsome dog. Deserves a stronger name. Like Zeus.
    Surprised , but delighted he is able to do so well with humans & so soon. Must have received some type of behavioral counseling ?
    What happened to the ppl that kept him caged ? How was he found ? What area is he in ?

  2. Beautiful him Zorro….”golden dawn”….. btw, the prev owner..!! should be charge with animal cruelty & never be able to own a pet again….blessing zorro <3 <3 & hope U have a loving home soon (y) … 🙂

  3. Aww…so cute! Why keep him locked up? ….that’s messed up big time! Hope he finds a new home to be loved, and enjoy his life!

  4. We got our German Shepard 2 yrs ago. He was kept in a cage with a shock collar for 8 yrs. Busted one leg trying to escape, so they surrendered him. SOMEHOW he is not angry or bitter, he is just a love and a delightful. And he has plenty of years left in him <3 <3 <3

  5. I want him I I am able to give him the home he deserve I am retired and can spend all the time. He needs with me I live By my shelf on a lake need a buddy

  6. I believe in karma and karma has no deadline. Teddy is absolutely adorable and will see justice I’m sure of it!!! Sending all my love ?

  7. Is it really “rescuing” if he goes from being kept in a kennel in someone basement to being kept in a kennel at the vet? I dont quite see the difference.

    1. My vet when a dog is boarded they are not in a cage or crate, each dog has a large soft bed inside and a pas thru to nice sized fenced run of grass. The workers & the two vets take as much time as they can to sit with the pets and play with them. It is as close to a spa vacation as possible With huge load of love added.

  8. What a stunning dog. Now I want to know how the so called owners were punished . Or yet again did they just get away with it. Why have a dog if you are just going to lock it up?????? Will never understand

  9. Teddy is beautiful, if he gets along with cats I would love to give him a home. I live in the woods 80 miles north of N.Y.C. Lots of room to run, two lakes close by. My husband thinks a puppy would be better because we have 2 cats but I think the cats would get use to a dogs being around because we always had dogs until my last dog passed almost 2 years ago.

  10. I love German Shepherds, and this breaks my heart! Those evil SOBs deserve to be put in a covered cage for 4 years to see how it feels!

  11. Wauw can you imagine how that must have been for such intelligent dog…. (or any animal for that matter) so glad he’s safe now, have a good life pretty boy!

  12. People listen up !!
    We need to organize in our own communities and propose state laws that prosecute animal abusers and the abusers should be prohibited from ever having any animals. ever again!
    These abusers should have to register as animal abusers on a national registry with their names and the offense and town in which they live.
    We all must speak for the animals and protect them from human abusers who are actually cowards.
    We would call this registry “The Center for Abused and Exploited Animals. ”
    We should do this for factory farmed animals in horrific conditions waiting for us to help them as well.

  13. Anyone who thinks this is the correct way to treat a beloved pet shouldn’t be allowed to have pets ever again. What a disgrace.

  14. for those of you who said you wanted him, please follow through with action. Contact the group that rescued him and hopefully they will evaluate the best situation for him so he will know nothing but love and happiness for the rest of his life!

  15. In my opinion: Crate training is too easily abused….If you are going to be away all day, and afraid that the dog will destroy your home; then don’t get a dog; especially one that needs lots of exercise and stimulation like a German Shepherd….Dogs are pack animals, they need to be with their pack, which are the humans who own them….Pet parents parent & train the animal with time, energy and love………

  16. shame on people like that .We would love ,love ,love love to give him the home and love he deserves.

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