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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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Belle

Belle is a stunning two year old tan and black female long coat. She came from a Sacramento area shelter as a stray, so little is known of her background. Soon after coming to our rescue group, it became evident that Belle was pregnant. On 12/8/15, she delivered nine pups that we refer to as the Soda Pup litter, which includes Barqs, Crush, Dew, Fresca, Izze, Jolt, Pepper, Sunkist and Tiki. Belle was a great mom to all nine puppies.

Belle has lots of energy and likes other dogs and people. Belle likes getting into cars and rides well. To amuse herself, she does run the fence and barks at the small neighbor dogs. She is affectionate, housebroken and knows basic commands.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Capitola

Capitola is a 3 month old female German Shepherd puppy. Capitola came from a local shelter so very little is known of her short background.

Capitola will need someone who is familiar with the German shepherd breed and how to train them. She is very smart and would love to go to a home with a male dog to play with, no other small dogs please!

Capitola will need someone who will commit time and energy to her by continuing her socialization and training into adulthood.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Denali

Denali is an 8-10 week old black and tan male puppy with a narrow white patch on his chest. He was abandoned with his two siblings, Mammoth and Kaytu, and brought to a Sacramento area shelter, so we have no information about his background.

Denali is more cautious than his siblings in new encounters, but has been accepting of new surroundings with guidance. He is initially reserved but quickly warms to all humans and dogs. His calm demeanor often leads him to lay by the human's side.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2016

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Davos

Davos is a tall, affectionate, mellow one year old. He was picked up with an older female German Shepherd in the Turlock area after reports of dogs that had bit a cat. The owners reclaimed the female, but Davos was left at the shelter. He came to us underweight, and can still afford to gain a few pounds. He walks well on leash with only gentle correction, is housebroken, has done well sleeping in his crate, and has pretty good mouth manners, especially for a young dog.

There is an endearing, slightly clumsy way about him. He's not really in a hurry and lets you enjoy your breakfast before getting your day going. Around the house, he easily rolls onto his back for belly rubs. When he's receiving attention, he occasionally digs his head in your lap, then tries to squirm his way onto the furniture with you.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2016

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Forrest

Forrest is a 4-month-old white puppy. He was an stray from the Modesto area, so nothing is known of his background.

Forrest is the typical puppy, full of boundless energy one minute and sound asleep the next. He is curious and friendly, and continued socialization will ensure that he develops into a well-balanced dog.

He is crate trained and working on being housebroken. He loves other dogs and is learning to leave them alone when told.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Gomer

Gomer is a 1 year old black and tan male from a Sacramento area shelter, so we have no information about his background. He is still very much a gangly puppy, weighing approximately 60lbs and he definitely can stand to gain some more weight. He is working on all his basic skills; learning to walk on a leash, sit for his food, and maneuvering the 3 stairs into the garage. He has mastered getting into the car after only a few rides, but has not decided that getting out is as fun.

At his current foster home, Gomer lives with another male GSD and 3 cats; he doesn't bother the cats and they all seem to co-exist nicely.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Jeb

Jeb is a handsome two year old, black and red male with one adorable ear that flops forward. He weighs 83 lbs and is a little thin at the moment. He was an owner surrender from a Sacramento area shelter. His previous owners moved and couldn't take him along. They did teach him some basic commands, but he would benefit from a refresher course.

Jeb is in a foster home with a young female German Shepherd and two older male German Shepherds. He met them easily, but is not interested in playing with them, even though the young female is doing her best to encourage him. He has been in a room with a cat that was not moving and did fine. He's not off leash to truly test how he would do, but his mellow demeanor suggests he could learn to live with cats. He also has not been tested with small dogs or children, so caution will be needed when doing introductions with either small dogs or small children.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Jetson

Jetson is our adorable black and tan male from Destiny's litter, born on 5/28/16.

He is more adventurous than his brother, and was the first to get out of the whelping box. He loves to explore and was the first to make it from the living room into the kitchen to find his foster mom.

This boy has a very calm demeanor, he loves to cuddle, chew on his Nylabones, stuffed animals, and balls. He is definitely quieter than his brother Panda, but don't let that fool you, he likes to sneak up on you to nibble on your toes or fingers.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Kenai

Kenai is black and tan, lovable silly, affectionate young 10 - 12 month old male who was an unclaimed stray from a Modesto area shelter, so little is known of his background.

Kenai is working on his house manners, is crate trained and enjoys riding in the car. He knows all of his basic commands, and with on going obedience training he will become the perfect indoor pet. Kenai lives in a home with another female German Shepherd, and would do best in a home with another dog that is tolerant since can be a little rambunctious when playing.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Mammouth

Mammoth is an 8-10 week old black and tan male puppy with a large white patch on his chest. He was abandoned with his two siblings, Denali and Kaytu, and brought to a Sacramento area shelter, so we have no information about his background.

Mammoth is a curious pup with a good appetite and ready to explore new surroundings with gentle eagerness. He enjoys the company of other dogs and enjoys meeting all humans. He has a calm confidence that allows him to adapt to many situations.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2016

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Sargent

Sargent is a handsome black and tan male, 10 to 12 month of age, who is currently about 60 lbs., and will be on the smaller size for a male GSD. He was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter, so little is known about his background.

Sargent is going through a stage where he is scared of everything until he learns that it is not scary or threatening. He gets along well with the resident dog, and every small and large dogs he has met. He is probably cat workable.

He walks great on a leash, is learning basic obedience commands such as sit, down, come etc., and is learning to be crate trained.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Solomon

Solomon is a GSD mix that originally came into our program at the age of 3 months. He was recently returned when his owners could no longer care for him. He is 2 1/2 years old now, weighing about 90lbs. In his former home he lived with 3 cats. He did chase the cats if they ran, but doesn't hurt them, and corrected easily when told to "leave it".

He is currently living in a home with 3 other GSD adult males and a 3 month old female puppy. He shows some prey drive towards the puppy when she runs, but corrects easily when called off.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Theon

Theon is a black and tan male GSD that we think is about 5 or 6 years old. He was a stray at a local shelter so we don't know very much about his background.

Theon came to us very underweight with his ribs and backbone showing. He also seemed to have either a flea allergy or grain allergy which resulted in a loss of hair in different areas of his body.

Theon currently is being fostered with a younger female GSD and they get along great but it is unknown how he does with cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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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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