Dogs Trust Shoreham dog of the week: Meet Baron, a sensitive German shepherd in need of support

Baron may look big, bold and beautiful but deep down, this German shepherd is not so confident and likes to take life at his own pace.

Monday, 15th February 2021, 10:39 am

Baron is a sensitive dog, so a gentle approach with plenty of treats is needed when beginning to build a friendship.

Staff at Dogs Trust Shoreham, the charity’s rehoming centre for Sussex, say patience will pay off as Baron makes wonderful company once a trusting bond has been formed.

The fun-loving four-year-old is playful, affectionate and turns into a big, bouncy puppy when receiving new toys. He adores spending time with his favourite people, in particular when joining them on long walks in the quiet countryside.

German shepherd Baron does enjoy company but equally appreciates the opportunity to settle down on his own

Baron equally appreciates his independence and the opportunity to settle down on his own. He is housetrained and good at being left for a few hours.

A family where the youngest members, and any visitors, are at least 14 years old is needed.

Uncomfortable in the presence of other dogs, Baron would prefer walks in quiet areas and will need to be the only pet at home. A garden is essential, so he can enjoy a daily, off-lead run about.

Adopters who are keen to continue his training, while offering plenty of support and consistency would be perfect. Baron will also need regular grooming, so be prepared for furry carpets and clothing.

The rehoming centre in Brighton Road is currently closed but people can still apply for dogs and the charity can start the adoption process. Visit for more information.