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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Bono

Bono 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.

Bono weigh 17lbs, and is one of the alarm barkers in the litter. He is loves to play rough and tumble with his littermates. He enjoys playing with his toys, throwing them in the air and then pouncing on them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Carrie

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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Buddy Lee

Buddy Lee is a 3 year old black and tan handsome male weighing about 85 lbs. He was adopted from a Sacramento area shelter in August 2016. Originally a stray, so nothing is known of his background. A home purchase fell through for the adopters and they couldn't find housing to allow a German Shepherd, so Buddy Lee was surrendered to us two months after being adopted.

Buddy Lee has been living with two Chihuahuas. He met them without a problem, but because of the size difference and Buddy Lee's rough style of play, he is not left alone with the Chihuahuas when no one can supervise him.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Bunny

Bunny was surrendered to rescue by her elderly owner who was unable to give her the care she needed.

Bunny is an 18 - 24 month, female, black and silver. She currently lives in a home with a large male GSD and 3 cats. She is curious about the cats and likes to sniff and clean them for as long as they let her.

Bunny is a super sweet cuddle bug; she is currently learning space, leash manners, and working on her house manners. She is house broken and sleeps on a dog bed in her foster mom's bedroom.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2016

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Celestra

Celestra is a 5 year old black and tan girl and weights about 75 pounds. She was an unclaimed stray from Modesto Shelter. She was picked up at a local Vet Hospital where she had been taken by a good Samaritan who found her injured, possibly hit by a car, and suffering from a broken front leg. When no owner came forward during her time in the shelter, she came into rescue where her leg was properly treated. She is expected to make a full recovery in a few weeks.

Celestra appears to have been an outside dog that was not given much attention or training. But due to her sweet and affectionate demeanor, she was quickly deemed highly adoptable. She is learning proper house manners and adventuring out in the big world.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2016

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Cindy-Lou

Cindy-Lou is an adorable petite Dutch shepherd mix. At about 3 - 4 years old she weighs in at about 70lbs. Cindy-Lou was found by a good Samaritan who kept her a couple weeks while trying to find the owner, then surrendered her to a local shelter so not much is known about her background.

Cindy-Lou is a bundle of energy and loves to play play play with a couple of her foster brothers. You would never know she is only half their size as she seems to get the best of them. After a proper introduction, Cindy-Lou has gotten along with all of the large dogs in her foster home, but no small dogs or other small furry critters for this girl. Cindy-Lou likes to play ball, but is easily distracted by flying insects or other more interesting things.

NO CATS OR SMALL FURRY CRITTERS

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

Added January 2014

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Dave

Dave is a 60 pound, 18 month old male. He was an unclaimed stray from the Merced area, so nothing is known of his background.

Dave is a mild mannered boy that loves other dogs and people. He politely sits for attention, and walks well on leash.

He has low prey drive and ignores cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 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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Kenny

Kenny is a 3 month old male. He was a stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of his background. Judging from the size of his legs and feet, he will grow into a large adult.

Kenny has a medium energy level and would rather cuddle than wrestle. Throw a ball for him and he would rather sit on your lap. He loves sharing a dog bed with his foster brothers.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 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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Maggie

Maggie is a lovely female German Shepherd who is a VERY young 9 years old. She has a stunning gold and white colored coat, which is extremely soft, and weighs about 62 pounds. Her previous owner surrendered her to rescue when she became ill and could no longer care for her.

Maggie has easily blended into her foster home's pack, and lives with three large German Shepherds and two medium sized dogs that are a mix of ages and sexes. She has acted appropriately with all dogs - small and large - that she has met and could possibly be ok living with cats.

She is a smart girl with medium energy, who has amazing house manners.

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

Added July 2016

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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 September 2016

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Nixon

Nixon is a 6 month old bi-color medium energy busy boy. He was pulled from a local shelter, so nothing is known of his background. It appears he will be a large boy once he matures, as he already weighs over 50 pounds. He is very mouthy, but learning manners, and has a desire to please his person. Nixon loves to play with other dogs, and has a strong desire to be with people.

Nixon would not be happy left alone for long periods of time, as he currently lives on a ranch with someone home most of the day. He runs about 3 miles a day around the ranch and stays close to his person doing daily chores. He is quick to jump in the truck to go for a ride, and likes to be in the house during his "down time".

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

Added October 2016

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Ottowa

Ottowa aka Otto is a 12 month old, black and tan male weighing about 60 lbs but can stand to put on a few pounds. He came from a Merced shelter, but we learned from a neighbor of the original owner that he was an outdoor only dog that was not well cared for. Otherwise, nothing is known of his background.

Otto walks well on the leash, but doesn't know his basic commands. He learned to sit easily (or he doesn't get fed), but we are still working on other commands. He is learning house manners and hasn't had any accidents in his foster home, although has not been given free run of the house.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2016

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Prince

Prince 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.

Prince weighs 17 lbs. He enjoys playing rough and tumble with his littermates. When Prince isn't playing with his brothers and sister, he loves rolling around on his back, barking, and growling. He is the shyest of the litter.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Zabrina

Zabrina is a petite female 6 month old Malinois. She was an owner surrender to rescue when the family quickly realized they were not ready to handle the energy of this breed.

Zabrina"s current foster home is a ranch setting where she is kept very active and busy most of the day. She loves running alongside the ATV, swimming in the pond, and playing chase with at least 6 other dogs. Her best buddy is her foster brother Nixon, a large 6 month old GSD, who she chases and wrestles with constantly.

Typical of a Malinois puppy, Zabrina is very mouthy and would not be appropriate for a family with small children. She has some ball drive, but not enough for a serious working dog.

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

Added October 2016

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Zeb

Zeb is what appears to be an 8 week old male Belgian Malinois puppy. Zeb was a stray at a local shelter so we don't know much about his background.

Since Zeb is a Malinois, we could only assume that he is going to grow up to be a high energy dog that requires at least daily exercise and training.

Zeb will need a home that has another dog so he can have someone to play with and help him with social skills. Zeb needs a home that will devote many hours each day to physical and mental exercise along with training.

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

Added October 2016

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Zyler

Zyler is a 9-10 month old male Malinois weighing about 55 lbs. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so we have no background information on him. True to the Malinois breed, he is high energy and has high PLAY-drive.

He is in a foster home with a young female german shepherd who he likes to engage in play. The two older male German Shepherds were met submissively with licks to their face and ears. The resident cat sat quietly on a couch with Zyler tethered to his foster mom nearby and he showed no interest. He was introduced to a 20 lb dog and did well.

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

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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