PetVR.com is an online encyclopedia for German Shepherd Dog breed enthusiasts. This is the one-stop resort to ultimate information on the breed, and it’s here where you can stop your hunt for your search of information on German Shepherds. Informative as well as entertaining both at the same time, this website has been admired by lovers of the breed across the globe.
Our aim is to offer genuine information for the new as well as existing GSD owners who have been scrambling across the web to get reliable information about how to raise German Shepherd puppies. The entire range of information that you can find here is highly researched work of dedicated breed specialists, who have come down from different professional arenas like vets, breeders, trainers, behaviorists, and nutritionists with decades of experience. It’s been a long journey since we started planning to make our presence online with the wide range of resources on the German Shepherd Dog breed that we have gathered by staying in close relationships not only with this breed but also with a string of GSD experts, including reputable breeders, vets, behaviorists and enthusiasts for many years.
PetVR.com is the result of the exuberant dedication of a group of GSD people toward creating an extensive information source for you. The key to our success has been a relentless pursuit of perfectionism while taking care of our dogs, thereby learning more about them. We understand that this is a breed that you love to have as your family members. We thank all who have encouraged us to materialize our dream to reach out to the global mob of breed enthusiasts with a wide assortment of beneficial know-how. Heartfelt gratitude is due to our families & friends for their incredible support.
Gather genuine information about the breed and become a better owner of your German Shepherds! Let us help you understand your German Shepherds better now.
About our Team
1. Holly Ramsey, Ph.D.
Country Girl, Animal Enthusiast, and Breed Preservationist
I have been a part of a dog-loving family from the day I was born. My parents began a hobby/show kennel in 1977. I was born three years later and grew up with Collies, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds. My father also had a cattery where he bred and showed Persian and Himalayan cats. We enjoyed the antics of the cats and kittens until it was determined that I was highly allergic to cat dander.
I started in the dog show fancy at age 13, showing Collies and Rottweilers. My family then moved from the big dogs, except Collies, and started in Dachshunds and Poodles (Minis and Toys). Through the years, there have been many special dogs and dog breeds pass through my life and my home including the Yorkshire Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Japanese Chin, Shih Tzu, and Pomeranian.
My very first job, outside of my parents’ kennel, was at a dairy farm when I was 14 years old. I helped with the milking, mucked stalls, cared for the newborn bottle calves and bucket calves, and helped put up hay. I also helped with the care of the horses that were housed at the farm. Through the years I have been a pet sitter, caring for a plethora of animals including snakes, hamsters, guinea pigs, dogs, chickens, ferrets, and even goats and miniature horses. I have also been an assistant to a few professional dog handlers and dog trainers, where I learned so many valuable life lessons.
Today, I breed and show Japanese Chins and Collies, my teenage daughter shows Shih Tzu and Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and my mother (my father has since passed) breeds and shows Miniature Dachshunds and Pomeranians. We are still a dog-loving family that is passionate about dog shows and while we do not get the chance to travel often, we have been known to pack up the van and head out across the country to a dog show. Our travel adventures always include the dogs so I have become quite adept at traveling with dogs and gathering tips and tricks to ensure my dogs are kept safe and healthy when on the road.
While I do not take traditional vacations, I have a lot of experience with traveling via air or vehicle with a dog and have even done so internationally. I do enjoy hitting the local and state parks and hiking trails with my Collies and my daughter’s Corgis and even will bring along a few small dogs on shorter, less strenuous hikes. No matter how long the planned excursion is, I always follow my checklist and make sure every precaution is taken to make it a fun and safe outing for humans and canines.
2. Rachel Baxley
A Labrador retrievers and German shepherds Lover
Rachel Baxley is a Floridian currently living in California’s Bay Area. She got her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of North Florida. She’s worked in a number of different jobs over the years, from teaching writing at the college level to working as a victim advocate for survivors of sexual assault. While her career path has been decidedly nonlinear, she’s happy to have that variety of experience to inform her current work as a freelance writer and editor. She has also worked in several university writing centers, which has led to a freelance focus on helping students improve their writing.
Though she’s somewhat new to writing about canine ownership, Rachel grew up with a number of her family’s Labrador retrievers and German shepherds, so she loves big, friendly dogs. Perhaps, then, it’s somewhat odd that her own dog is a mid-sized, low-rider rescue mutt named Plato. Plato is 35 pounds of dog in a 25-pound bag with an oversized personality to match. He’s 10 now, but he’s been a grumpy old man most of his life. Plato might be an Aussie cattle dog mix, but he’s also part deer, part bunny, and part skunk.
When Rachel isn’t playing tug-of-war with Plato, she’s reading or doing crossword puzzles. She also writes creatively and enjoys bullet journaling and crochet. She loves bringing Plato over to play with her parents’ German shepherd (Bo, age 3) and her sister’s dachshund-Yorkie mix (Bea Arthur, age 5). The three of them make an entirely unique and stackable pack.