Hi, I'm Falcor. I’m adopted!

German Shepherd Dog | Young | Male | Large

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About Me

Falkor was adopted July 2023!

Falkor is one lucky dog, which is partly why we named him after the lucky dragon from The NeverEnding Story. The day he became a PGSPCA dog, we were looking at several amazing pups but could only take one. His caretakers told us to be patient. Take it slow. He needs time to warm up. And indeed, he was terrified. But when his current foster went into his kennel and sat down, he came right up and put his head on her shoulder. The deal was done.

We were just in the nick of time. Falkor has megaesophagus, a condition that requires him to eat only soft food in an upright position in order to swallow. It wasn’t managed for a long time, and he weighed only 31lbs. Now, living in a foster home, we’ve figured out how to effectively and easily manage his health, and learned that he needs a novel protein diet, meaning he can only eat duck protein.

He’s blossomed into a bouncy, snuggly, smart, playful goof of a dog. His favorite game is soccer, and his skills are MLS worthy! Is DC United looking for a goalie? Falcor knows some basic commands such as sit, lay down, look at me, touch, boop, kisses, go to bed. He is way more focused on his people than on other dogs. He lives with a chill 140lb dog friend now but may do best as an only dog. He also bonds very quickly with a few people at a time. Falkor is definitely a ladies’ man and will gravitate to the women in a household first. He may still be timid/unsure with new people, so give him time to warm up and ask people to let him choose when he’s ready to hang out.

He is mostly house trained but may have accidents if you’re not reading his antsy energy. Falkor will start to boop you with his nose when he really needs to go out. We also recommend using a travel crate, instead of a wire crate because he has proven himself an escape artist. The good news is that when he has escaped his crate, he’s non-destructive and you’ll find him playing Goldilocks asleep on the couch or your bed. He walks well on a leash and rides beautifully in the car. He enjoys outings and is becoming a favorite at our local Home Depot. His favorite nighttime activity is bedtime stories. He likes his foster to read out loud to him while he snuggles in with his head on her leg.

Falkor’s ideal home would be a quiet one without a lot of commotion. While he’s been great with children at adoption events, we think that a busy household with young children might overwhelm him. But a home with older children or children that visit occasionally would be great. He’d like to be an only dog or paired with another calm energy dog. He’s medium energy, needing a couple walks or soccer games daily to help burn off his fidgeting and help reduce his anxiety/timidity. He’s looking for humans to help continue to build his confidence and provide him with the love, structure, and routine he craves.

My Profile

  • Age: 3 years
  • Weight: 40 pounds, and needs to bulk up some more!
  • Good with kids: I’m good with kids over 12 years old.
  • Good with dogs: Some dogs
  • Good with cats: Unknown
  • Fenced yard: Preferred
  • Suitable for townhouse and/or apartment: Yes
  • House trained: Mostly
  • Crate trained: Yes
  • Barks when left alone: Occasionally
  • Chews inappropriate items: No
  • Training: Knows Sit, Down, Go to bed, Lay down, Boop, Touch, Look at me, Kisses
  • Activity level: Medium
  • Special needs: I can only eat soft food
  • Experienced adopter preferred.

Meet Me

If you are interested in Falcor. I’m adopted!, consider letting us know by filling out a (no-obligation) adoption application. Please consult our Adoption FAQ before contacting us.

Please check the adoption-show-attendees page to see if Falcor. I’m adopted! will be attending the next adoption show.

NOTE: We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.