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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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Amanda A.

Amanda A. is a lovely black and tan 2.5 year old female who is a very sweet, happy, exuberant girl. She weighs approximately 55-60 lbs. Amanda was an owner surrender to the Solano County Shelter due to a child in the family being highly allergic to her.

She gets along with other dogs large and small; her best friend is a Chihuahua. She hasn't been around cats much but doesn't seem to have a lot of prey drive so she could probably learn to live with them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Baldwin

Baldwin is a 5 yo male Black Shepherd weighing about 90 lbs. His previous owners relinquished him to a Sacramento area shelter due to their inability to provide adequate care. When Baldwin arrived, he was missing almost his entire coat, likely due to food and/or flea allergies affecting his skin and coat. With immediate medical care and high quality diet, he is rapidly re-growing his fur. It is unknown whether all of his coat will return, however. Sunscreen is needed in the meantime to keep the exposed skin from getting sunburned.

Baldwin is interested in meeting all dogs, large and small. Once familiar with their presence, he is calm and comfortable. He enjoys human company and appreciates any affection that comes his way, even if it means taking pills or getting his ears medicated.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2017

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Chitina

Chitina, named for a town in Alaska, is an adorable 10-12 month old golden longcoat shepherd mix.  On the petite side this girl weighs in at about 55lbs.  She was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter so nothing is known about her.

Chitina is a little bundle of energy who likes to play.  She would love a young male dog brother to wrestle with in her new home.  Chitina is housebroken, walks nicely on leash, and knows some basic commands.  She does need a little work in her house manners as this curious girl likes to check out what is on the kitchen counters, and she is quite sure that all of the living room furniture was purchased for her sitting pleasure.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2017

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Clarissa

Clarissa is a 2 year old black and tan female GSD mix and is petite at 52 lbs. She was a stray from a local Sacramento shelter and not much is known about her background.

She is currently living with a large male GSD and multiple cats who she is ignoring. She prefers human company and will follow her foster mom everywhere. She rides nicely in the car and is house trained. She is learning to walk properly on a leash, learning house manners and basic commands. Clarissa is learning not to jump on people and counters.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Corri A.

Corri A. is a beautiful black and tan female, who is a sweet, goofy girl about 3 years old, and weighs about 70 lbs. Corri was picked up as a stray and taken to the Ukiah shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Corri is shy at first but warms up quickly-especially if you have cookies! She loves other dogs, is very playful, and has abundant energy but eventually will settle down and snuggle. She is a great snuggler!

No cats or small furry critters for this gal!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Kazan

Kazan, pronounced Kuh ZON, is a 2 year old longcoated male. He was a stray at the Merced shelter, so not much is known of his background.

He loves people and will lean against your leg for affection. He gets along with other dogs, and is learning to live with cats. He is medium energy and loves his walks, although he does need more leash training.

Kazan was apparently an outside-only dog, as he has no house manners yet.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Laurentz

Laurentz is an approximately three year old, very large black and tan handsome male. At 90 lbs, he's very thin and should weigh closer to 100 lbs . He's eating well, so it shouldn't take long for his weight to come back. He was picked up as a stray by a local shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

He met the two senior male German Shepherds and the 2.5 year old female German Shepherd in his foster home fairly easily. Laurentz appears starved for attention and does get very snarky when the resident dogs are near his favorite human. We recommend he be an only dog unless an experienced strong handler is willing to work with this behavior.

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

Added August 2017

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Leilani

Leilani is an adorable 10 month old, white female weighing 55 lbs. Her previous owners adopted her from Craigslist when she was only 6 weeks old. She spent most of her life in a crate or tethered in the yard, as they didn't have a fenced yard. After 8 months, they decided they didn't have time for her and left her at a shelter in Roseville.

Leilani needs slow introductions with people she doesn't know. Once intros are done, she becomes excited and happy to have attention and affection. If she thinks she's in trouble, she submissively pees. She is mostly housebroken and loves toys and a good game of fetch. She especially loves soft toys, but will shred them and then bring you the remains. Like most young dogs, she will put almost anything in her mouth, so having many toys to direct her to stay away from inappropriate chewing is a must. She is learning house manners and to settle when she's inside the house. She is crate trained, but is only crated at night for sleep in her foster home. When in the yard, she is usually quiet.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Macy

Macy is an 11-12 week old black and tan female pup who was recently abandoned at a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known about her background. She is on the petite side at just over 10 lbs, but there is nothing petite about her personality!

She is living with a 20 month old female German Shepherd and a 4 year old male German Shepherd and GCGSR foster dog Lenny who is about a year old. This little girl is not the least bit intimidated by the bigger dogs and does not hesitate to take treats or toys from them. She has a very strong play/prey drive and loves to stalk the resident cat.

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

Added August 2017

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Remington

Remington (Remy) is a floppy-eared, 80lb, black/tan male, almost 2 years old. He was surrendered to a Sacramento area shelter but no background information was provided.

Remy appears to have been an outside dog, but has quickly learned that living indoors with his canine and human foster family is a pretty good gig. He is a bit uncertain with new situations at first, but is gaining confidence every day as these new experiences become routine. This gentle, affectionate boy has wonderful house manners. Remy sleeps on a dog bed in his foster mom's bedroom at night and he (along with the 3 other dogs in the house) has free run in the house while his foster parents are at work and uses a doggie door to go outside. He met the three other German Shepherds in the foster home easily, but has not been tested with small dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2017

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Spock

Spock is an approximately one year old, black and tan male with large pointy ears. He was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known about his background. He may have been outside a lot or was a stray for sometime, as the fur on the top half of his ears show obvious signs of fly strike.

Spock appears to be housebroken. He is not used to the crate and resists getting in, but is doing better each night settling down to sleep. He is learning house manners and corrects easily. Spock does great on walks, staying by your side, unless he's distracted by another dog or a barking dog behind a fence. He can easily be corrected and doesn't show anything more than curiosity by the distractions. He occasionally picks up items or chews on items in front of him, i.e., socks, shoes, the cord on the vacuum, or his leash. Keeping on eye on this and giving appropriate chew toys will keep him out of trouble.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2017

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Tipper

Tipper is a 2-3 year old female long-coat. She weighs about 55 lbs, but needs to gain another 10 or so. She was surrendered by her owner when their job relocated them.

Tipper is an outgoing, friendly girl who loves people. She absolutely loves car rides and walks! She knows the basic obedience commands of sit, down, stay, and heel, as well as shake. She gets along well with the large dogs in her foster home. She barks and chases cats, and small dogs are still an unknown.

She's a fairly easy girl to have around the house, accompanying you outside for yard work and napping when you are watching tv.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 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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