Greater California
German Shepherd Rescue
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Owner Referral Dogs

We have great sympathy for people who must give up their dogs. It’s heartbreaking all around and devastating for the dog. We have provided this page for those people who wish to rehome their own dogs themselves, or for dogs that we can't take into our program. We will also list dogs for smaller, independent rescues and law enforcement agencies.

Owners

For information on listing your dog with us, please go to our Owner Information page.

Adopters

We have not seen or evaluated these dogs. We make no representation and take no responsibility for the health or temperament of the dogs listed on this page. Please contact the owner directly if you're interested in one of these dogs. For helpful information on adopting a dog, please see Adopter Information below the dog listings. And let us know if you find a match!

Dog Listings




Heidi Head
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Heidi

Please contact Alpha Dog Rescue of Northern California, if interested in adopting Heidi.

Phone: 707-225-5033
Email: alphadogresq@aol.com
Website: Alpha Dog Rescue

NOTE: This is a Courtesy Listing for Alpha Dog Rescue. Greater California German Shepherd Rescue does not have any information about this dog.

An adoption fee of $300 will be required for Heidi.

Heidi is an easygoing, sweet, long-coat German Shepherd who gets along very with dogs of all sizes. Heidi was hit by a car and lay by the side of the road for two days with a fractured pelvis and a dislocated leg. Today, Heidi is doing wonderfully, though she may always limp. Heidi gets two walks a day, totaling two miles, with very little discomfort, and once her muscles are stronger, she will be able to live a normal life. However, she should not be asked to hike or jog for long distances.

Breed-German Shepherd Dog
Sex-Female
Estimated birthdate-January 2016
Has special needs-Yes
Current weight-50 lbs

This is a Level 2 Dog

Added July 2017




Jester Head
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Jester

Please contact Alpha Dog Rescue of Northern California, if interested in adopting Jester.

Phone: 707-225-5033
Email: alphadogresq@aol.com
Website: Alpha Dog Rescue

NOTE: This is a Courtesy Listing for Alpha Dog Rescue. Greater California German Shepherd Rescue does not have any information about this dog.

An adoption fee of $300 will be required for Jester.

Jester, aptly named, is a big clown; he is pure joy on four legs.  This pup is very responsive and super quick to learn new behaviors.  Jester is active and can be quite vocal. He will thrive in a home with experienced owners who will give him the training and leadership he needs.

Breed-German Shepherd Dog
Sex-Male
Estimated birthdate-July 2015
Has special needs-No
Current weight-60 lbs

This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.

Added July 2017




Karma Head
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Karma

Please contact Alpha Dog Rescue of Northern California, if interested in adopting Karma.

Phone: 707-225-5033
Email: alphadogresq@aol.com
Website: Alpha Dog Rescue

NOTE: This is a Courtesy Listing for Alpha Dog Rescue. Greater California German Shepherd Rescue does not have any information about this dog.

An adoption fee of $300 will be required for Karma.

Karma is a real German Shepherd, with real German Shepherd drive and energy. She almost has enough drive and focus to be a working detection dog. Karma would make a great dog for someone how is interested in competing in obedience or other dog sports that require a motivated focused contender. She needs someone with previous experience with German Shepherds or similar breeds.

Breed-German Shepherd Dog
Sex-Female
Estimated birthdate-December 2010
Has special needs-No
Current weight-75 lbs

This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.

Added July 2017




Maddie Head
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Maddie

Please contact Alpha Dog Rescue of Northern California, if interested in adopting Maddie.

Phone: 707-225-5033
Email: alphadogresq@aol.com
Website: Alpha Dog Rescue

NOTE: This is a Courtesy Listing for Alpha Dog Rescue. Greater California German Shepherd Rescue does not have any information about this dog.

An adoption fee of $300 will be required for Maddie.

Maddie was surrendered to a NorCal shelter because the child in her home was allergic.  She is a sweet, soft, easy-to-live-with girl who will turn herself inside out to give kisses to anyone willing to stand still long enough.  Even with no formal training she walks fairly well on leash, she knows "sit," and her fosterer is working on the basic commands.  Gentle Maddie has the potential to be an excellent family pet or a great dog for someone interested in getting into obedience work.  She's a very quick learner.

Breed-German Shepherd Dog
Sex-Female
Approximate birthdate-June 2015
Has special needs-No
Current weight-65 lbs

This is a Level 2 Dog

Added July 2017




Adopter Information

When you inquire about a dog, more details on the following issues might be helpful in deciding whether this dog is right for you. Questions you might ask the owner are:

  • Why are you giving up the dog?
  • Has the dog ever bitten, nipped or 'gone after' anyone?
  • Does the dog have any health problems? Who is the vet? May I contact him/her?
  • Where did you get the dog? Does the dog have papers?
  • Does the dog have any training? Is the dog housebroken? Crate trained?
  • Is the dog left alone for long periods? What does the dog do? Bark? Dig? Chew?
  • Is the dog an inside or outside dog? Where does the dog sleep?
  • How does the dog behave with adults, children?
  • Other dogs? Cats?
  • Is the dog mellow? calm? energetic? protective? affectionate?

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The benefits of a German Shepherd—loyalty, protectiveness and eagerness, to name a few—come from careful obedience training and authority. Everyone in the household must be prepared to show “authority” and earn the dog’s respect with a firm but loving touch. They do not respond to negativity or anger. Once achieved, this respect may need to be earned again and again.

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