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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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Augustus

Augustus is a very handsome Black & Tan GSD with some red in his coat. He is approximately 9 year old boy. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so there is no background information on him.

He appears to have come out of rough situation, as all of his upper teeth between his canines are missing. He also has some skin infections that are being treated and healing nicely. Augustus initially showed some signs of stiffness in his hind legs, but with a good diet and medication, he has become pretty spry.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Barqs

Barqs is a black and tan male, born 12/8/15. He is one of four males born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Barqs is a very even tempered pup, not too hyper, not too mellow.

He will be neutered, receive his second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Bodhin

Bodhin is a handsome 4-5 year old male. He is black and cream, and is approximately 75lbs, but could stand to gain a few pounds. Bodhin is an unclaimed stray out of a local area shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Bodhin doesn't seem to have any formal training, but walks nicely on leash, and is easy to have in the house. He gets along well with all of the other large dogs in his foster home.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Chandler

Chandler is tall lanky 15 month old black and tan adolescent with adorable airplane ears. He was originally adopted from us about a year ago, but when the owners felt they were unable to care for him properly, he was taken to a local area shelter, where we promptly retrieved him.

According to his previous owners, Chandler lived inside and is housebroken. He had also lived with two smaller children. Chandler knows some basic commands and walks fairly well on a leash. He also rides nicely in the car. He will occasionally bark at things he doesn't understand.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2015

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Crush

Crush is a black and tan male, born 12/8/15. He is one of four males born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Crush is a very sweet and mellow pup. He'll lay anywhere and as a result has to be cleaned frequently.

He will be neutered, receive his second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Dante

Dante is a handsome, very tall all black one-year-old male weighing around 80 pounds. He was an owner surrender to a Sacramento area shelter. The prior owners had him for a month and didn't trust him with their cat. He lived with children ages 10 and 3 in his prior home.

While much of his background is unknown he appears to have a small amount of training. This energetic boy enjoys going out on daily 2-3 mile jogs/trots to expend his youthful energy. Dante walks well on a leash, is house-broken and knows basic commands such as sit, down, and shake. He also is crate trained.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2015

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Galinda

Glinda is a two year old female with a medium length shiny black coat. She was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of her background. It appears she previously had a litter of puppies.

Currently Glinda is living with two other German Shepherds in her foster home and several cats. She ignores the cats as long as they leave her alone. The younger of the two dogs is her constant playmate and they love to rough house during play.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2015

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Izze

Izze is a black and tan female, born 12/8/15. She is one of five females born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Izze loves to eat and is a mellow, submissive girl. She'll go back in the room when she's had enough and go to sleep; the other puppies tend to pick on her.

She will be spayed, receive her second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Jolt

Jolt is a black and tan male, born 12/8/15. He is the second largest of four males born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Jolt is one of the mellowest of the puppies, but has a loud voice and is a bit of a cry baby.

Jolt will be neutered, receive his second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Kaylee

Kaylee is a striking 6 year old sable female weighing 82 lbs. She was surrendered to a Sacramento shelter when her owners had a family emergency and could not care for her.

This sweet, affectionate girl knows her commands. She will shadow the primary caregiver, lay at her feet and gives good eye contact. She has excellent house manners and is living easily with cats. There were no problems or reactions when introduced to several small dogs. Kaylee loves to go for car rides, but needs help getting into the car. This girl will sleep in a crate at night and whines when she needs to go outside.

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

Added October 2015

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Konna

Konna is a beautiful black, approx. 12 - 18 month old, female GSD weighing in at about 63 pounds. She was an owner surrender to rescue due to her owners divorcing.

She loves to snuggle and follow you from room to room, is house broken, crate trained and she is very eager to please and learn new things.

Konna is currently in a foster home with child that is 12, and she has been around kids as young as 3 and was very polite and gentle. She is good with other dogs, but she is not good with cats, so at this time no furry critters for her!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Mistel

Mistel is a 3 year old female Black & Cream GSD. She was originally adopted from the Modesto Shelter when she was 8 months old. She was recently surrendered by her elderly owner back to the Modesto Shelter, when the owner could no longer care for her. She currently weighs 80lbs and needs to gain 10 to 15lbs.

Mistel lived on a ranch, and appears to have spent most of her time outdoors. She is quickly learning the comforts of indoor life. She is housebroken, but is not a big fan of crates.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2015

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Nadia

Nadia is an approximately 2 years old, petite black and tan female, weighing 48.5 lbs. She was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of her background. It appears she's had a litter of puppies in the past. She had a fractured pelvis when she came into the shelter, but has healed nicely and is on no restricted activities. She must be making up for the time she was on limited activity, as she is one busy girl but settles when inside.

Nadia is affectionate and loves going on walks. She has proven to be housebroken, although she needs a crate or a secure yard with high fences (can easily clear a 4' fence) while you are gone since she is still learning what not to chew. Nadia enjoys something to chew on in her crate. Currently in a home with two male German Shepherds and one young female German Shepherd.

This is a Level 3 Dog!

Added October 2015

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Nexus

Nexus is a nice 18 month old Black and Tan male out of the Turlock shelter, so not much is known of his background. He is a sweet boy and not high energy, but he is easily excitable so calm direction works very well for him.

He has good house manners, is okay on leash however needs continued work. He responds very well to corrections.

Nexus is good with kids but because of his size better he will be better suited for a family with older kids.

This is a Level 3 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Oso Bear

Estimated to be four years old, Oso Bear is an easy-going male weighing around 90 pounds. He has a full chest and stocky build. With that and his full, thick fur, his name is descriptive. He was surrendered with sadness by his owners when they experienced significant financial changes.

Oso Bear is calm, gentle, happy and affectionate. He has nice manners with people, and sits to ask to be patted, particularly for children. In his previous home, he lived nicely with small children. He will also nudge an elbow now and then, to remind you to pat him. He likes to follow his foster around, and has a happily wagging tail and smile when his foster gets home. He is cautious when an unknown man first tries to pat him, but will warm up and ask for more pats if he feels the man is trustworthy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Pepper

Pepper is a fluffy coated black and tan female, born 12/8/15. She is one of five females born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Mellow and social, she'll shadow her person. Pepper has the loudest of the puppies when she wants attention.

She will be spayed, receive her second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Russo

Russo is a very handsome Black & Tan GSD with lots of red in his coat. He is approximately 4 years old. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so there is no background information on him.

In his previous foster home he lived with large adult males, smaller females, and cats. He gets along nicely with everyone. He rides nicely in a car, is housebroken and crate trained. He doesn't appear to have any training, and is learning house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2016

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Ryzer

Ryzer is a handsome, 11 month old Black and Cream boy weighing around 60lbs. He was surrender by his owner to a Good Samaritan that is now his foster.

Ryzer is a very friendly dog, and has greeted other large dogs with curiosity and just wants to play. He rides well in the car, he is crate trained and house-broken.

Ryzer doesn't appear to have any formal training, but his foster is teaching him basic commands. He is your typical adolescent male, who doesn't know his own size.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Sigmund

Sigmund, or Sig is a 5-6 year old Belgian Malinois. He was adopted out of a local shelter three times, but returned every time for being a "Malinois", and a little too much dog, so he was finally made available to rescue.

Sig is a very busy boy. He needs a family that will understand his energy and be able to work with him. Sig loves his people, and likes to be right next to them, possibly even in their lap. He will calm down in a crate or kennel. Sig seems to have lived in a home before, and has not had an accident in the house so far. Sig seems to know some basic commands, but can be a little stubborn in executing them.

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

Added January 2016

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Scarlett

Scarlett is a cute 60 lb female, approximately 2 years old. She could stand to put on about 10 lbs. A stray out of a Yolo County shelter, nothing is known of her background.

She takes a little time to accept new dogs, but if the other dogs are respectful, she warms up and seems to like having another dog around. Scarlett walks very well on a leash and is great in the car. She finds great security being in a crate and needs some coaxing to get her out. She has had no accidents in the house and sleeps well through the night in her crate.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Tawny

Tawny is a 4 - 5 month old Tan and White female German Shepherd Puppy. She was an unclaimed stray from a Modesto area shelter, so little is known about her background.

She is working on crate training and housebroken. In her current foster home she is currently living with several large adult male GSDs. She gets along well with all of them.

Tawny has lots of puppy energy, and loves to play. She knows basic commands such as sit & down. She is learning not to jump up when she is excited.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2016

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Xavi

Xavi is a striking 2 year old Belgian Malinois. He is beautiful reddish tan with black features, and weighs in at about 50 pounds. He was an unclaimed stray in the Sacramento area so nothing is known about his background. As is typical for his breed, Xavi is a high energy, high drive boy that would like to go to a home that will stimulate him enough both physically and mentally so he is challenged and does not become bored and destructive.

Xavi rides nicely in the car, sleeps quietly in a crate at night. He has gotten along with the other large dogs in his foster home, but it is unknown how he is with cats or other small furry creatures.

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

Added September 2013

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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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