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German Shepherd Rescue
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These dogs are in Foster-to-Adopt homes. This gives pros pective adopters 30 days to foster the dog in their own home before finalizing the adoption. We feel that a 30 day trial period is a good start to know whether the dog will be happy in that household and whether the household will be happy with the dog! Dogs will often act more cautiously for the first 2 weeks, so a full month of dealing with the dog during your regular routine is very important.

If you are interested in becoming a regular foster home or in our Foster-to-Adopt program, please read our Fostering Agreement. We actively encourage Foster-To-Adopt!




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Alexis

Alexis is an adorable 5.5 month old, 41 pound black and tan female. She was rescued as a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

She is a sweet and playful pup that needs boundaries to be her best. Because she is a smart and feisty girl, all the members of her new family need to enforce those boundaries. Young children are not recommended.

The foster mom says Alexis is working on sit, stay, down, wait (for food), and come. She is crate trained, rides well in the car and is learning how to walk well on leash.

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

Added November 2017

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Blitzer

Blitzer is an adorable 3 year old sable male. On the smaller side, Blitzer weighs in at about 70 lbs. Blitzer was turned into the shelter due to a divorce and move from Colorado.

Blitzer seems housebroken, and will pace in front of the door when he needs to go out. He was an only dog in his prior home, but gets along with the other large male and female dogs in his foster home. Blitzer would probably do well as an only dog, or with one dog buddy to play with.

Blitzer knows some basic commands, and walks well on a leash. On walks he seems only mildly interested in wildlife or livestock.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2017

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Bochy

Bochy is a handsome black and tan 2-year-old male with floppy ears. He is currently overweight at about 95 lbs, but he's energetic and with regular exercise he should be able to lose another 15-20 lbs to get to a healthy weight. One photo shows a recent photo of Bochy and the other is how he looked last September at a healthy weight.

Originally an owner surrender in Sept. 2016, when his family's child became sick and they didn't have time to care for Bochy; he was adopted from us but returned after six months. The second family didn't spend time training or working with him and he became too much for them to handle.

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

Added July 2017

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Buster

Buster is a 4.5 year old male black & tan German Shepherd with one floppy ear. He weighs about 89 lbs and is on a diet to lose a few pounds. He was originally adopted from GCGSR at the age of 18 months where he shared his home with another dog. He was recently relinquished because the owner will be moving and is unable to take him along. Despite this change, he has adapted rapidly to his new foster home, sharing his life with another GCGSR foster dog. He doesn't seem interested in playing with the other dog, as he prefers to be by his human.

Buster enjoys the presence and attention of all humans, and is comfortable in the presence of other dogs, both large and small. He will benefit from firm boundaries to prevent attachment to or claiming of his human.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Chloe May

Chloe May is a lovely black and tan female who is about 6 years old and who weighs about 82 lbs. She was found in a rural area of Merced County, so nothing is known of his background. It appears she has had several litters and was kept outdoors for most of her life. Chloe has had a long time skin condition, and evidence of her skin irritations, and worn down teeth says she has been scratching and itching for a long time. Now that she is on good food and in a healthy home, she is thriving and her skin and coat look great.

She readily jumps up in the car for a ride, and has appropriately greeted everyone she has met so far.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Janis

Janis is a beautiful, sable female, approximately 10 months old, who weighs about 60 lbs. She is on the petite side, but is young so she may have a tad bit of growing to do. She was came in as a stray to a local shelter so nothing is known of her background.

Janis is settling nicely into her new foster home. She gets along well with the other German Shepherds of various ages, but is still figuring out the pack dynamic. She sometimes will react toward the other dogs if she feels threatened, but corrects easily. If she gets too overwhelmed she will find a quiet corner and lie down. She is still a bit cautious when meeting new people and/or dogs, so proper introductions are needed.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2017

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Lara A.

Lara A. is a sweetheart, four-year old, black and tan female, who weighs about 70 lb. She was an owner surrender to a local area shelter, so little is know of her background.

With a little basic training she has blossomed into a wonderful, loving dog. She gets along well with other dogs loves all the people she has met and will make a wonderful addition to a family that will make her an active member.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2017

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Mila

Mila is a very sweet 2-year-old black and tan girl, who came from a local area shelter, so little is known about her background. She is currently around 78 lbs but she has not been eating well for a while, so we are working on getting her to a more healthy weight of 90-95lbs.

 

She loves being in the house but it appears that Mila has spent most of her life outside so she'll need more reminders about proper indoor manners (don't leave her with your shoes). She also loves sleeping in her crate at night and being next to her people in the day time.

 

Mila is very shy at first but she loves all people big and small. She is still kind of clumsy, so a home with children over the age of 7 would be best for her.

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

Added November 2017

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Panther

Panther is an all black 2 year old male German Shepherd, weighing 90 pounds, with a luscious soft fur coat. He was surrendered by his owner's because they could no longer afford to feed him, so very little is known about his background.

This loving boy rides well in the car. He walks nicely on a leash, only getting excited when he sees other dogs that he wants to play with. He is a happy boy, with medium energy, good with other people and dogs. He has nice house manners when you are home with him. He sometimes plays with silly things, which is a good opportunity to remind him of the "leave it" command. He knows a few basic commands, like sit and down (with treats).

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2017

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Tokki

Tokki is a petite female approximately 8 months old weighing about 50 lbs, but she may still have some growing to do. She was an unclaimed stray from Yolo County so her background is unknown.

Tokki is sweet and enjoys getting all the attention from her people. She is food motivated and knows some basic commands; sit, wait and leave it. She is still learning house manners, not to counter surf, not to jump on people, and she is learning to enjoy walks on a leash.

Currently, Tokki is living with a large male German Shepherd and three dog-savvy cats.

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

Added September 2017

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GCGSR Dog Rating Levels

Level 1 – Soft & Submissive (full description)

Level 2 – Moderate & Adaptable (full description)

Level 3 – Confident & Challenging (full description)

Level 4 – Competitive & Intense (full description)

Level 5 – Tough & Serious (full description)

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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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