Sorry, this dog is no longer available for adoption!

Please see our gallery of available dogs.

#10248 Good King Wenceslas

Medium-size, Male, Adult Shepherd,

Hi! My name is Good King Wenceslas but I go by Gunther /Gunny and I’m part of the Holiday Music transport that arrived to OPH on 12/4/20.

Click here to see my rescue journey!

I’m guessed to be a Shepherd mix and I am guessed about 3 years old but my foster dad thinks I’m younger and more of a puppy. I’m a sweet boy and I currently weigh about 45 lbs, and I am smaller than you would expect. So far I get Along with all of the dogs and people I’ve met, even kids. I love to play. I’m a little shy sometimes of new people and things but quickly get beyond it and love getting petted. I love with 6 parrots and ignore them, and I met the cat next door, Jerry. I was curious about him and was going to try to inspect him, but he made a noise and I got scared and hid behind my foster dad. It’s believed I can live with cats.

I’m crate trained and eat in my crate, and sleep in my crate. I’d much rather sleep out of the crate though and have been good over night sleeping out of the crate. I’m working on going in on command. So far foster dad says he thinks I’m house trained but he’s not positive. I’ll tell him I need to go out, but I was on medicine and had an accident because he took too long. I’m working on leash walking and the sit command. I’m smart and a quick learner. I love being outside, hiking, running, walking, exploring and visiting the dog park. Foster dad says I’m a great pup I just need some polishing /training. I do have a habit of trying to get out of things, for example, looking for ways to go under or over or even open the gate to the dog park fence with my nose which foster dad says I’m not supposed to do. I’ve learned to escape my crate, so foster dad had to get clips to better secure the doors.

Click here, here, and here to see me in action.

I made my way north in search of my new family. Is that with you!? Apply today.

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here

Good King Wenceslas is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. Good King Wenceslas is currently being fostered in Churchton, MD.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.