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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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Alicia

Alicia is a 9 week old female Black and White German Shepherd Mix puppy who weighs 16lbs. She is one of 8 puppies who were surrendered to us with Starlynn (Momma) when they were 3 days old. The puppies are not housebroken, but are trained to use potty pads.

Alicia was the first puppy to figure out how to escape the area the puppies were contained in. She figured out that she could stand on top of her littermates and climb over the railing.

She is quite rambunctious and loves to play rough and tumble with her littermates.

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

Added October 2016

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Bianca

Bianca is a pretty, white female, approximately 3.5 years old, and weighs 61 lbs. She was a stray from Yolo County, so nothing is known of her background.

Bianca has nice house manners, is housebroken, and calms nicely inside the house. During the night or when away, Bianca settles nicely and quietly in a crate. She is currently in a foster home with several dogs. She meets most new dogs easily, but displays dominant female tendencies. She is great around cats, sniffing but not harming the two she met.

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

Added January 2017

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Dicara

Dicarra is a 2-3 year old, petite, kissy, bi-color girl. She was an unclaimed stray from Modesto Shelter, so nothing is known of her background. It appears as if she has had a least 1 litter of puppies in her young life.

Dicarra is currently in a foster home with 7 other dogs, and gets along with all of them. She is currently being fostered in a rural ranch home, and has shown little to no interest in the resident goat, but will chase a stray cat if given the chance. She will gravitate to the younger, playful dogs, and initiate a good game of "catch me if you can".

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2016

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Havi

Havi is an 18 mo old, handsome black and tan male weighing 89 lbs and slightly overweight. He was a stray from a Yolo shelter, found with Nerissa and a Rottweiler, but nothing else is known about his past. He is playful, energetic, and eager to please his human. He will benefit from one-on-one supportive training to show him how to succeed. If too stern of a correction is given, Havi flattens to the ground like a pancake.

He is crate trained, walks fairly well on a leash, and enjoys his car rides. He is working on becoming housebroken and will use a dog door. Havi plays well with other dogs, large and small, but often is not aware he is invading their personal space.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2017

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Kiska

Kiska is an approximately 6 years old beautiful black and cream female weighing in at approximately 55 lbs. She was originally adopted out of a local area shelter, but was returned when the resident dog was overly exuberant, and invading her space. The adopter wrote a letter about her saying it wasn't her fault and how much he really liked her. Back at the shelter, Kiska was placed in play groups, and did fine as long as the other dogs didn't try to engage in play with her. So care would need to be taken on bringing her into a household with another dog.

Kiska has nice house manners as long as food isn't in her reach. She knows basic commands like sit, come, heal, go potty, go on, wait and look up before being fed, sit before going out for a walk and she is crate trained.

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

Added January 2017

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Lonnie

Lonnie is a beautiful black and white 2 year old female. Lonnie has a beautiful shiny black coat and the most golden eyes you have ever seen (her left eye is a little lighter than the right eye). She weighs about 53 lbs., and could afford to put on a few pounds. Lonnie was stray from the Yolo County Shelter so nothing is known of her background.

Lonnie is a sweetheart! She loves to be with her people, she gets along beautifully and plays very well with her large male foster brother and her Mal/GSD foster sister. Lonnie likes everyone she meets.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2017

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Maddox

Maddox is a handsome 10-12 month old sable male with a sweet, social personality who was an unclaimed stray from the Modesto shelter. He is a friendly, outgoing boy with quite a bit of puppy left. So far, he likes every dog and person who he meets and is not shy about approaching for play, plus he generally has backed away from conflict. As may be expected for a young dog, he is still learning appropriate boundaries for his mouth.

Whether female or male, he tends to quickly learn which dogs are friendly and tries to play, play, play. Maddox plays a good game of "mouths" nicely for as long as the other dogs do but sometimes does not understand when dogs or people want him to stop. Before learning how to use a dog door, he pawed at the people door when necessary and has been housebroken since.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2017

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Nalani

Nalani is a 7 year old petite Black and Tan female. She was originally a stray from Placer County, so nothing is known of her background. She was adopted once, but returned when the adopters couldn't trust her with their cats. She then was determined to be heartworm positive and recently completed treatment for Heartworm. She entered our foster system underweight, but has achieved an ideal weight of 58 pounds.

She was initially restless around other dogs, but has learned to accept their company without the need for interaction.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2017

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Nerissa

Nerissa is a female all-black long coat, approximately 3-4 years of age and weighing 88 lbs. She was a stray from a Yolo county shelter, found with Havi and a Rottweiller, but no other information is known about her past.

She has a calm, mature demeanor with moderate energy to low energy. She does well around most other dogs, when introduced properly. Introductions to other dogs have been more successful when Nerissa is not tethered or confined.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2017

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Quincy

Quincy is a 3-4 year old, black and tan male weighing about 80 lbs. He came from a Sacramento area shelter as a stray so nothing is known of his background. Within three weeks of being in a foster home, Quincy began having seizures. He had several in a short period of time and has now begun phenobarbital medicine to control the seizures. Seems to be working so far, but he'll need to take medicine for life and get regular blood work to check the effects on his system.

This is a low energy dog. He met the three German Shepherds in the home easily and doesn't seem to have much interest in the cats. He will play for a while with the young female who eggs him on until he responds.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2016

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Regent

Regent is a happy and energetic 2 year old male dog. He was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento shelter so nothing is known of his background. Weighing in at about 75 pounds, this tall boy needs to gain another 10 pounds.

He is currently working on his house and leash manners and learning basic commands. Regent does well when walking on a short leash, but if given more space he still pulls, especially when he's excited about meeting a new friend.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2017

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Vogner

Vogner is a 6 year old, red and black male who is underweight at the moment. He has a large blocky head which makes the rest of his body look even thinner. Vogner came as a stray out of a Sacramento shelter, so we have no background information on him.

He appears housebroken, sleeps nicely in a crate and rides well in the car. He knows basic commands. He walks well on a leash, as long as a squirrel doesn't cross his path. He loves playing with balls and with the female German Shepherd in the foster home. He is also living nicely with two senior male German Shepherds and so far has ignored the cats in the home.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2017

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Westin

Westin is an 18 month old, black and tan male who was a stray from a local area shelter is little is known of his background.

He has easily blended into his foster home's pack, and lives with three large German Shepherds and two medium sized dogs that are a mix of ages and sexes. He appears housebroken, uses a dog door, sleeps nicely in a crate and rides well in the car. When we first got him, it was a challenge to get him in the car, but now jumps right in and enjoys the rides.

Westin has a nice calm, easy going demeanor, quiets down nicely in the house and likes to be near his person. He will turn on the charm and rest his head in your lap waiting for pets, or will offer his belly waiting for you to give him a good belly scratching!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2017

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Zico

Zico is an energetic, playful 1 year old male Malinois who is looking for his forever family. He was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known about his background. Zico weighs in at about 55lbs, but still has some filling out to do. Zico is rambunctious, happy, and fun- always up for life's next adventure! Whether he is playing fetch, or with the other dogs in his foster home, Zico is always busy. In his foster home, Zico is working on learning a handful of commands (sit, down, kennel, outside, inside, come here, out, off, no, and "go find your ball"). Zico is working on his leash manners, he does pretty well if you keep him close, but if you give him much leash, he pulls like a freight train. He also gets very excited when a car passes.

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

Added January 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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