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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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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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Amber

Amber is a tan-colored female, approximately 12 months old, and weighs 70 lbs. She was a stray from Yolo County, so nothing is known of her background.

Amber has nice house manners and is housebroken. She will sleep calmly in a crate at night as long as she's near people. She is anxious in new environments and would benefit from having other confident male dogs around her.

She meets new dogs nicely and calmly. She walked by a cat that was lying on a low dresser and never seemed to notice it.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2016

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Elvis

Elvis is a 9 week old male Black and White German Shepherd Mix puppy. He 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.

Elvis weigh 19 lbs., and is the largest of the litter. He is enjoys playing rough and tumble with his littermates. Elvis loves cuddling and snuggling with his humans, and is the most affection of the litter.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Koop

Koop is a sweet 10 month old Black and Tan boy. He was surrendered to a Sacramento area shelter when his family could no longer care for him. He was an outside only dog before coming into our program.

Having never been an inside dog, he was very nervous at first when allowed inside, but after a few days he started to see how good it could be. Koop isn't considered fully housebroken yet, but with regular trips outside he is doing well. He is currently learning basic commands and house manners and walks nicely on leash

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2016

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Nelson

Nelson is a 3 1/2 year old, black and tan 90 pound boy. He was an owner surrender to a Sacramento area shelter who said he lived with young children, although we always caution about trusting a big dog with new children especially given his size. He also is reported to have lived with other dogs and cats. He is very loving and bonds quickly. He loves hugs and affection. Nelson loves car rides and stays quietly in the back. He also likes golf cart rides. If there were a way for him to drive the golf cart, he would love to. He walks nicely on a leash and corrects easily. He finds security in his crate. He is a very good eater.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2016

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Toro

Toro is a 21 month old, striking black and tan male weighing 67 lbs. He is an owner surrender when his prior owners' age and health limited their ability to care properly for him. He came into the program with his sister, Abella.

Adopted at 8 weeks, Toro was not taken out into the world, except for grooming and occasional vet visits. Going for walks is a new experience and once a rhythm is struck, Toro walks fairly well on the leash. He gets anxious by loud cars and people walking past, but is learning to keep moving and enjoy the experience. Initially, Toro was very insecure in this new environment, but each day seems to be getting easier for him and he is showing more affectionate toward his foster mom.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 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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