Greater California
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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SPECIAL NEEDS

Audra

Audra is a black and tan, plush coat female guessed to be 3 yrs old. Audra came to us as an unclaimed stray, so little is known of her background.

Please be aware of the necessary care if considering adopting Audra. She has an eye condition known as Pannus (Chronic Superficial Keratitis), thought to be an auto-immune disease that affects the tissues of the cornea with inflammation. She has some visual impairment and left untreated, may result in blindness. Her condition is currently being treated with application of eye ointment once daily.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2016

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Adoption Pending!

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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Adoption Pending!

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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Adoption Pending!

Bongo

Bongo is a 2 year old boy weighing about 48 lbs with a shiny, soft black and tan coat. He was adopted as a puppy from our rescue, but returned recently when the family didn't have enough time for him.

Currently living in a home with two cats, a female German Shepherd, a 25 lb terrier mix and children, Bongo adores everyone and everything. He has nice house manners and follows the foster mom like her shadow.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Camarena

Camarena is a 6 month old, bi-colored girl, who came into rescue when she was turned into a vet's office. She has typical puppy energy and behaviors, and loves to play with other dogs. She is very smart and has picked up on basic commands very quickly.

She is calm and relaxed riding in a car, sleeps quietly in a crate at night, and is learning leash manners. Camarena is overall a confident girl, who is not above throwing a fit if she doesn't get her way.

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

Added February 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Collier

Collier is a 10 month old male with a sweet personality to go with his cute teddy bear looks. He was surrendered to animal control after he began to outgrow his restraint. Despite prior neglect, he is a friendly, easy-going 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, especially with dogs, plus he has backed away from conflict. As may be expected for a young dog, he is still learning appropriate boundaries for his mouth.

He came into the rescue with no idea about cars and needed help getting in. Now, he gives it a look just in case the door opens and eagerly hops in if it does. His tail wags a lot, and he has yet to growl or grumble. Collier is housebroken with a use of a dog door. When properly exercised, he does well in his crate at night and when people are away. Weighing around 75 lbs, he will probably gain 10-20 more as he matures.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Eiger

Eiger is a tall red and black long coat, approximately 7 years old, whose owner could no longer afford to care for him. At 77 lbs, this boy needs to put on about 15 lbs.

Eiger's home for the past 1.5 years was shared with young male German Shepherd named Louie who is also a part of our rescue now. Eiger is affectionate, housebroken, crate trained, knows basic commands, and rides nicely in the car.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Jack Jr.

Jack Jr., is a 2 - 2 1/2 year old, very handsome boy at about 85 lb, with a plush reddish and black coat. Jack was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of his background. Jack does have food allergies, so a high quality, grain-free diet is a must.

Currently living in a home with two large male German Shepherds, a young female German Shepherd and several cats, he gets along with all of them. He is very curious about the cats and may get swatted from time to time. New homes with cats need to be cautious with introductions. Jack loves playing with other fun dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Jasper

Jasper is a sweet one-year old shepherd mix. He was an unclaimed stray, from a local area Veterinarian, so nothing is known of his background.

We received a call from the Vet that Jasper needed surgery as a result of being hit by a car. We agreed to help and an FHO was performed on his left hip.

Jasper is a lovebug. He loves other dogs, he loves every person he's so far met, he even loves cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Mika Sue

Mika Sue is a female of 2 - 3 years, she has a smooth coat that is a black and cream color, and an adorable face with loving eyes. She is from a local area shelter so nothing is known about her background.

It appears Mika Sue was a whelping dog that had multiple litters of pups, with little interaction to anything else. Mika Sue passed her evaluation at the shelter although, she was very shy and had to be picked up from her kennel and taken outside.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Nanook

Nanook is a beautiful 2 year old sable boy from a Modesto area shelter. He weighs about 90lbs, but could use another 10 - 15lbs. He was surrendered by his owners, due to not quite enough interaction with his people so he chose to leave to visit others.

Nanook travels well in a vehicle, and has good house manners. He does OK on leash, but need corrections which he responds to well. He loves leadership and is very eager to please. He is trained in German and also responds to hand signals.

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

Added February 2016

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Adoption Pending!

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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Adoption Pending!

Niner

Niner is a handsome, affectionate, athletic 4 year old who is a little smaller than average at around 70 pounds. He was an unclaimed stray from the Modesto shelter, so we know nothing about his history. Niner is housebroken and quickly adapted to his foster home's routine.

He frequently goes all out when he gets the chance and loves typical dog activities which include hiking, fetch, car rides, and the beach. Since coming to his foster home in the mountains, his energy on the trails has increased substantially, plus he sometimes shows a competitive, rambunctious side. If you are looking for a jogging/training partner, this may be your guy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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Adoption Pending!

Nyx

Nyx is a black and tan female puppy, born 12/8/15. Nyx, Gaia, and Eros were surrendered to a local shelter when they were about 6 weeks old, so not much is known of her background.

Nyx is a typical puppy with lots of energy. She loves to play, play, play with Gaia and Eros. She is the alarm barker in the litter, and also the talker. Nyx will look at you with loving puppy eyes, and then lick, lick, and then chew your hand, with her needle sharp teeth.

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

Added May 2016

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Adoption Pending!

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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Adoption Pending!

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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Tiki

Tiki is a 4 month old black and tan female born on 12/8/15. She's very confident, determined, bossy, independent, spunky and smart (did we mention Level 3). She is one of the nine Soda Pop litter puppies from Belle that we pulled from a local shelter in November.

She knows the basic commands - sit, down, shake, roll over, stay, and fetch (she LOVES the ball). We are still working on walking on a leash.

With most puppies anything she finds will end up in her mouth and she finds everything...and she will definitely keep you on your toes.

Added February 2016

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Trevor

Trevor has recently returned to rescue due to unforeseen health issues with his family - not Trevor. Trevor was 4 - 5 months old when he first came to rescue in 2011, now 4 years old he is a well-trained sweet boy.

In his previous home he lived with cats and a small dog. Currently, in his foster home Trevor lives with large male GSD and 3 cats. Trevor enjoys playing with his new canine friend and so far has gotten along with all the dogs he has met. He is more of a mellow guy and would rather be close to his people.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2016

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Adoption Pending!

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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