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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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Abe

Abe is a tall & lanky black and tan, 70 lb boy between 12-18 months old who could stand to gain about 10 lbs. A stray from a Sacramento area shelter, nothing is known of his background.

So far, Abe doesn't appear to have had any training and we assume he may not have spent much time inside. He does counter surf if he smells something he thinks deserves checking out. He is food motivated and will go into a crate after a tasty treat. He needed a bath just out of the shelter, and was taken to a self serve bath. He willing went up the steps to the counter next to the tub and was easy to get into the tub from there. He clearly wasn't enjoying the bath, but did not show any negative behavior toward it either.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Bahama

Bahama is a one year old, handsome male. He weighs approximately 80 lbs, but could stand to put on some weight so his body can match his huge feet. He came as a stray from an Oakdale shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Flystrike on both ears and Bahama's behavior suggest he was primarily an outdoor dog. He resists getting into a car, then has to be strongly encouraged to get out. He also seemed afraid of the scale at the vet's office. He generally acts insecure inside. When outside off leash in the yard, this boy acts like a typical young dog, exploring and wanting to play with the other German Shepherds in his foster home.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Baird

Baird is a handsome four year old sable male. On the smaller side, he weighs in at about 65lbs. Baird was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Baird is a little unsure of strangers at first, but give him a minute, and he is quick to warm up. He is a love that will put his head in your lap for attention.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Baja

Baja is a 1.5 year old male weighing 86 lbs. He was brought in as a stray to an Oakdale shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Baja is very affectionate, however, he does jump up when excited. If he was allowed inside in the past, he was not taught to stay off the furniture or beds. If Baja thinks he's in trouble, he flattens to the ground. He met three large German Shepherds easily and doesn't seem interested in play at this time. When put in a crate, he takes a while to settle down. He doesn't seem to know much in the way of commands or walking properly on leash.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Jackson

Jackson is a very large handsome black and tan male. He is about 4 years old and according to the shelter, weighs in at 113 lbs. Jackson could stand to loose a few pounds, but is still a very large boy. Jackson was surrendered to the shelter when his owner had to move to an apartment.

According to the previous owner, Jackson was primarily an indoor dog who is housebroken and crate trained. He lived with other dogs, cats, birds and three children (although he would occasionally chase the cat.) We have not seen Jackson with cats, birds or small children yet, so care and supervision would be needed. He has liked the older respectful children he has met.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Jana

Jana is an adorable white female. We estimate that she is six years old, and she weighs in at over 90lbs. Jana was adopted out of the shelter then returned two days later because she scratched the door, removing some paint, after being shut in a bedroom 10 hours with her owner at work. Nothing before that is known.

Jana is a great dog and easy to have around. It doesn't seem like she has had any formal training, but still has nice house manners. She is happy to lie down on a soft bed while you are having dinner or working at the computer. She will occasionally seek out attention, but isn't pushy about it. Jana is housebroken, and will let you know when she needs to go out.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Kamira

Kamira is a 20-24 month old sable female weighing only 48 lbs. She was an unclaimed stray from a Modesto shelter so nothing is known of her background.

Currently living with other male foster dogs, they like to run and play together. She also lives with 5 children from ages 5 to 16 and is very good with them. Kamira has fairly high prey drive so no cats or small critters for her.

Kamira has some training under her belt and is eager to continue to learn. She loves to play ball! Kamira has great recall, walks nicely on a leash, and loves to jog with her human.

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

Added January 2015

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Kitana

Kitana is an adorable 2-year-old female weighing in at approximately 50-60lbs, with a stunning black coat and gorgeous red highlights. She was rescued from a local Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

We've only had Kitana about a day, and so far she gets along well with all her foster brothers (large and medium sized), but seems to prefer to play with her medium sized foster brother. She wants to engage the larger dogs, but sometimes they are snarky and she will easily submit to them (dropping to the ground) or runs for the safety of her crate.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Lupe

Lupe is a 2 year old, 75 lb., sable female with a definite mask on her face. She was a stray from a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of her background. She lives with three male German Shepherds easily in her foster home and is learning to not pester the cats. She was a wild child when she arrived, jumping up on people, mouthy, and leaping on furniture in the house. A quick learner, Lupe seems to understand when told to "settle" in the house, is learning "leave It," "crate," and "down." She rides nicely in the car and walks well on a leash. She also has decided she likes playing with one of the male dogs who also enjoys playing.

Lupe isn't given much freedom inside yet, but she seems to be housebroken. She is sleeping through the night in a crate with bones to entice her in and keep her occupied. She will tear out plants in the yard when she is wound up, but has not been destructive otherwise.

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

Added February 2015

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Mato

Mato is a black and tan male GSD who is 4 - 5 years old. He was an unclaimed stray from the Turlock Animal Shelter, so nothing is known about his background. Mato is initially shy when meeting new people or other dogs, however he warms up quickly. It appears based on his physical appearance that he may have been an outside only dog. Everything indoors is new to Mato, but he is adjusting nicely. So far he seems to be housebroken. He is very closely monitored while indoors and accepts correction easily.

We are working on crate training Mato, however he still resists going into his crate and will protest loudly, but eventually settles down. Mato enjoys going for a walk and loves car rides.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Raza

Raza is a handsome Black and Cream Male GSD. He is between 1 - 2 years old. He currently weighs around 70 lbs. and could easily gain 10 - 15lbs. to fill out his frame. Raza was found as a stray in the Modesto area so not much is known of his background. He is very timid and will submissively urinate if he thinks he is in trouble. Approaching Raza in a non-dominant posture by crouching down to dog level lets him know he's not in any trouble. Teaching him simple commands such as sit, stay, down and rewarding him after each success will also benefit this lovable dog. He will need a handler who understands how to build confidence in a timid dog.

Raza plays well with the other GSD in the household and enjoys his daily walks. There may be an allergy present. A veterinary diet seems to make Raza more comfortable.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2015

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Reggie

Reggie is a medium size, young male (1-2 year old) with a reddish-tan and black coat. He is from a local area shelter so nothing is know of his background.

Reggie doesn't seem to have any formal training however, he is a quick learner. He now sits although not for long, and will down easily.

Reggie is somewhat unsure being around people and will run for his safe place being an indoor crate or outdoor kennel. Reggie will whine a little when he's ready for your full attention. He'll lean into you and show you how much he loves you. Learning house manners is new for this boy, he's crate trained although, he is somewhat unsure about leaving the indoors to go outside so he needs a little coaxing.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2015

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Scarlett

Scarlett is a cute 60 lb female, approximately 2 years old. She could stand to put on about 10 lbs. A stray out of a Yolo County shelter, nothing is known of her background.

She takes a little time to accept new dogs, but if the other dogs are respectful, she warms up and seems to like having another dog around. Scarlett walks very well on a leash and is great in the car. She finds great security being in a crate and needs some coaxing to get her out. She has had no accidents in the house and sleeps well through the night in her crate.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Sera

Sera is a beautiful black and tan female puppy weighing about 30 lbs. She is 4 months old and loves to run and play with other dogs her size. She is currently in a home with a 7 month old lab mix and a cat.

Sera was an owner surrender and we learned the original family kenneled her for long hours while they worked and lived in an apartment. She was then sold to a new family with a female dog that did not like Sera and Sera was very intimidated by that dog and the neighbor's dog. They also had young children and realized having a puppy was too much work. After one month, Sera was surrendered to our rescue.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Seuss

Seuss that rhymes with Zeus is a 1 year old handsome black and tan male. He was surrendered when his owner joined the military and could no longer care for him. Seuss is housebroken, and seems to know some basic commands. He is very comfortable in a home, but is not so sure when out out in public, so his foster home is taking him to public places frequently to help acclimate him and boost his confidence.

More will be written as we get to know Seuss better.


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

Added January 2015

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Titan

Titan is a handsome Black and Cream male about 3-4 yrs old. Currently weighs 85 lbls, he could easily stand to gain 10-15 lbs. He was a stray from a Modesto shelter, so nothing is known about his background.

He is very sweet and affectionate and gets along well with the other 2 large male dogs in his foster home. He doesn't seem very interested in toys or balls and, although he is easy-going with the other dogs, he is not engaging much in play at this time. That may change once he's more comfortable and feeling stronger.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2015

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Vespa

Vespa is a 10 - 11 month old female from the Modesto Shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

She is on the smaller side at only 53 lbs. She is sweet and loves to be a house princess. She gets along with the two larger resident dogs in her current foster home. She also does very well with the dog savvy cats in the home. She rides well in the car, sleeps fairly well in a crate, and is potty trained using a dog door. She walks fairly well on a leash but requires some further basic obedience.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2015

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Vettel

Vettel is a kind, gentle boy who is social with other dogs but is still a bit shy and gaining confidence with people. He is a one-year-old on the smaller side at 60lbs and increasing, who was left with another dog in his Modesto area house when his previous owners moved out. His coat shows signs of prior neglect and malnourishment. With patience, time, and proper nutrition, it will grow back to be as beautiful as any long coat GSD's fur that you have seen.

Hiking with his foster pack is helping to bring him out of his shell. Regardless of how long the hike is, he loves every minute of it, does not tire easily, and hangs with whichever dog is being more adventurous. Despite joining the chase with his pack, he does not seem to have much of a prey drive. He does not care to play fetch either, but he likes running with dogs who do.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Wilsie

Wilsie is a sweet 4 year old black and tan female. She weighs approximately 65 lbs. Wilsie was an unclaimed stray from the shelter, so not much is known about her background. She was found running the railroad tracks with a male shepherd, both in poor body condition, and infested with literally hundreds of ticks.

Wilsie was originally placed in a foster home where she was the only dog. Unfortunately Wilsie had been very dependent on the male she was found with, and didn't really know what to do without him. She was quite shy and timid. While she was was easy to have in the home when someone was around, she would become destructive if left, breaking out of crates, pulling a screen off to get inside.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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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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Zaydie

Zaydie is a 7-8 month old brindle, Belgian Malinois/Dutch Shepherd from the Modesto Shelter, so nothing is know of her background.

She is currently living in a foster home with two large dogs and two dog savvy cats. She is incredibly energetic and curious, getting into everything and is very toy/ball driven. She is appropriate with the cats and is learning how to appropriately play and interact with the big dogs. She would do best with older children. She is learning basic obedience, walks nicely on a leash, and loves riding in the car.

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

Added May 2015

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Zodiac

Zodiac is a 4 - 5 year old male Belgium Malinois that was surrendered to a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

He has gotten along with all the people and dogs he has met; he reportedly lived in a house with other dogs and kids. It is unknown if he could live with cats.

He is reportedly housebroken and so far it seems he is. He was a mostly outside dog and needs a little coxing to come in the house from the back door or garage, but he is quickly beginning to like being an inside dog and had learned to use the dog door.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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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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