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!




Arthur
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Arthur

Arthur is a handsome black and tan, plush coat, male German Shepherd who is about a year old. Arthur was a stray at a local shelter, so very little is known of his back ground.

Arthur does good with other dogs but it is unknown how he would do with cats. Arthur enjoys car rides, but is just learning how to walk properly on a leash.

Arthur would be best suited for someone who will continue his socialization and training.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Athena

Athena is a slender black and tan female, 9 years of age, weighing approximately 65 lbs. She was adopted as a one year old from our group and returned recently when her owner was transferred overseas.

Despite her senior status, she prances with graceful enthusiasm and curiosity for exploration. She lived many years in a home with children, from birth to five years of age. Her energy level is even and calm, yet intent on remaining alert. She has lived as an only dog and would be content to be in a home where she's center of attention again. She is untested with cats or small critters, but has been around small dogs without any problem.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2016

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Baxley

Baxley is a 1 year old male. He was a stray from the Modesto area, so nothing is known of his background.

This cutie is only about 65 lbs, but has a big puppy heart. He will happily chase a ball, returning it to you and sitting for the next throw. He loves to play in water and with other dogs. While he doesn't mean any harm to cats, he can be quite the playful pest to them, even when they don't run.

Baxley is lovable and happy with people, and is learning that he cannot be a lap dog.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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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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Calypso (Callie)

Callie is a 3 year old Bi-Color female. She originally came into our program at the age of 9 weeks. She was recently returned when her owners became too ill to take care of her. She is approximately 65 lbs. and sweet as sugar.

She is house-broken, crate trained and loves to ride in the car. Her previous owners invested in obedience training, and even sent her to doggie boot camp for 30 days. She walks very well on a leash and heels nicely.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Cedar

Cedar is very handsome and lanky black and tan boy, who is approximately 1 year old and came to us from a Sacramento shelter, so little is known of his background.

In his foster home, he is living and doing great with a large male German Shepherd and a male Pug. Cedar's foster family report that he has settled into their routine nicely, and has immediately become part of the household!

He is a young, exuberant, and curious German Shepherd, who if left alone in the house will have a field day, and get into anything and everything.

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

Added June 2016

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Dale

Dale is an 18-24 months old black and tan, handsome male. He was a stray from the Modesto area so nothing is known of his background.

Dale is an easy-going, sweet and affectionate young boy! He is mellow and even tempered. Currently he is in a foster home with two large female GSDs and loves to be chased by them. He does well inside the house (needs a few reminders to not climb on the furniture even though all he wants is to get next to you, he also does well outside and he appropriately alarm barks.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2016

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Detrick

Detrick is a 1 year old male who was an owner surrender, so little is known of his background. He is a handsome black and red boy weighing around 60 - 65 pounds.

Detrick is currently living in a foster home with a large male German Shepherd, but previously was in a foster home with a mix of small/large and male/female dogs, and was great with all of them.

He can be a little shy and timid at first, and in his foster home, he prefers the company of men and the older respectful teenage children.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Fenton

Fenton is a black and tan, two year old male German Shepherd. He was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter, so very little is known of his background. Fenton appears to have some fly strike on his ears, probably from being an outside only dog.

He would love to have another dog to play with, and will quickly steal your heart with the traditional GSD head tilt and his stunning amber-colored eyes.

Fenton does great in the car and loves to look out the window. He need to work on his leash manners, and he is learning his basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stay, etc.

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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Maika

Maika is a black and tan female, approximately 12 months old, weighing about 60 lbs. She was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

She is a gentle girl with medium to low energy, has good house manners, and understands physical boundaries. She is housebroken, yet as with many young dogs, benefits from reminders to go outside. She looks forward to outdoor activities, walks well on a leash, and is learning to enjoy car rides and just wants to please her human.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Panda

Panda is our handsome black and tan male from Destiny's litter, born on 5/28/16. He is quite the striking boy with the patches of white on his chin, neck, and chest.

He is the spunky vocal puppy of the litter, and he was the first to playfully growl and bark at 2 weeks old. He has a big personality, and is larger than his brother Jetson. Panda loves to play with all toys, his brother, his foster mom's fingers, toes and her hair.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Rally

Rally is an adorably goofy, charming and kissy 2.5 year old male. He was born on 12/08/13 when his mom came into our rescue program in a very pregnant state. Rally, his mom, and his 7 other siblings were all adopted out to wonderful homes. Unfortunately, he was recently returned when his owners became too ill to take care of him any longer.

Rally is house-broken, crate trained and loves to ride in the car. His previous owners invested in obedience training, and even sent him to doggie boot camp for 30 days. He knows all of his basic commands, and has nice manners in the house.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Regus

Regus is a 1-2 year old black and tan male. He was a stray from the Modesto area, so we do not know much about his background. We do know that he received poor nutrition as a puppy, causing splayed feet and long, lanky legs. He seems to be in great health despite this.

He is a calm, quiet boy that is housebroken and has good housemanners. In his foster home, he enjoys the company of other dogs. He is well behaved around the cats and small critters with supervision. He is aloof to strangers and wants time to get to know you. Once he does, you are his best friend.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Sebeka

Sebeka is a black and tan 5 1/2 month old female puppy. She was surrendered by her elderly owner at the age of four months, when he could no longer care for her. She was diagnosed with parvovirus two days after she came into our rescue. She is now healthy and has been cleared by our vet.

This little girl is full of spunk and personality. She has lots of puppy energy and loves to play with the adult female and adult male GSDs in her foster home. She also enjoys playing with her toys and the occasional shoe if they are left unattended.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 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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