Messi is named after one of the world’s most famous athletes, and he aspires to be an incredible dog! (He also mentioned that he wouldn’t mind being famous either – especially if it leads to free snacks). This two year old GSD is a 78lb, turbo-charged adrenaline junkie (and semi-pro fetch player) who is looking for an active family to take him running and hiking. If you’re a fan of shepherds, then Messi is your boy – he certainly has the intelligence and athleticism that make GSDs such popular dogs! We think Messi would do best in a home without cats (don’t let him fool you: Messi will say that he likes cats….but what he really means is that he likes to chase them). We also think Messi would do best in a dog-free home – he wants to be your #1 sidekick, and that means having you all to himself! If you’re interested in learning more about Messi, contact our adoptions desk for more information.