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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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Adoption Pending!

Arlen

Arlen is 2 - 3 year old male German Shepherd, he is light tan in color. Arlen was a stray from a local area shelter so not much is known of his background. On the thin side at 65lb he should gain ten more with his good appetiate.

Arlen was an outside dog and is hesitant to come inside the house however, he's adjusting well to sleeping through the night in a crate. Arlen enjoys his foster brother and sister loves to lick them, give kisses. He does well on a leash, walks ok with the pack but would rather walk next to his person. Arlen is a quick learner and picked up easily on basic commands such as sit, down and working on stay.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Brandy

Brandy is a lovely black and red female about 4 years old. She was an unclaimed stray out of a local shelter so nothing is known about her background. What is known is they Brandy came to us with heartworm and is now in treatment.

Brandy is an easy dog. She is housebroken, sleeps quietly at night either in her crate or free in the bedroom. Brandy doesn't have much in the way of formal training, but is learning basic commands, and is very responsive to her human. She is quiet and calm in the house, settling easily. Brandy walks very nicely on leash but does get a little excited by neighborhood squirrels.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Cora

Cora is a 5 month old female. She was a stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Cora is anxious in new situations and with new people and dogs. After a day or so she becomes comfortable with the people and dogs. She is good with dog-savvy cats that don't run.

Cora has a bit of spunk to her and can protest when she doesn't want to do something. Put her in a crate at night and she'll bark a few times to let you know her displeasure. During the day she naps happily in the crate when it's her idea.

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

Added July 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Derby

Derby is a 8-9 month old boy pulled from a local shelter. He has gold eyes, a shorter black coat with a small white patch on his chest. He is likely a Dutch Shepherd or Malinois mix and loves to run and play most of the day. He is very social with other dogs and people.

Like most young dogs is age, he likes to feel everything with his mouth, so he should not go to a home with young children. He is currently in a foster home on a ranch, where he spends his days following his foster parent on the ATV.

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

Added June 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Duncan

Duncan is an 18 month old, very handsome, black and tan male weighing about 80 lbs. A stray from a local shelter, so there is no background information about him.

This boy craves attention and loves belly rubs. He appears housebroken with use of a dog door. He is currently living with another older female German Shepherd. Duncan appears to want a playmate, as he tries to engage the female with play bows, but she is not interested. He is sleeping quietly through the night on a dog bed in the foster mom's bedroom.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Gino

Gino is an approximately 3.5 year old handsome red and black male, currently underweight at 67 lbs. He was abandoned in a dog park and landed at a Sacramento area shelter, so very little is known about his past.

Since his arrival into our program, he has settled in nicely with his co-foster, Foxy (see Available Females for Adoption). The two engage in frequent play, enjoy daily walks, and offer comfort during their time alone. Gino was observed playing well with many large dogs, but small dogs trigger strong reactive behaviors. He will do best in a home without small dogs and future interactions around small dogs will require experienced handling.

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

Added August 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Hans

Hans is a handsome 2 year old, 80 lb, black and tan male that came as a stray from a local shelter, so his background is a mystery. While his past is unknown, his future looks bright!! This boy is so easy to have around, he will be a loving addition to some lucky family!

Hans is very affectionate and loves head rubs, belly rubs, back rubs- you name it! He has moderate energy and behaves quite maturely for his young age (although occasionally he can't contain his excitement and he jumps up). His goofy, puppy side comes out when you break out the toys! He lives with 3 other Shepherds in his foster home--a young male, young female and middle aged male.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Kurgan

Kurgan is a stocky 2 year old male with one floppy ear. He was an unclaimed stray at the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Kurgan is a goofy, friendly boy with a medium energy level. He loves to play with other dogs, but does not like cats. He is happy outside for long periods if he has another dog as company. He chews inappropriately at times, but will drop it when told. He is learning house manners and sleeps in a crate at night.

He is very treat motivated and loves to "sit" and "down" for treats. He is unsure about car rides, but will hop in with encouragement and a treat as a reward.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Marigold

Marigold is a 10 week old bi-colored female. She probably has a little something else in her (Rottweiler?) but it's hard to tell at this age. She was an unclaimed stray at a shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Marigold is a sweet, outgoing girl that loves people and other dogs. She can be a bit of a drama queen when she doesn't get her way, but she is learning that "no" means "no".

She is currently living with dog-savvy cats, but is quite determined to chase them, despite the claws. She may learn with leash-corrections, but for now the cats have given up and stay away.

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

Added July 2018

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Remedy

Remedy is a 3 year old, petite black and tan female long coat. She was adopted two years ago as a youngster and is being returned because her adopter is having health issues and cannot provide the exercise or training needed for this energetic girl.

Remedy is housebroken and crate trained. She's been living easily with a small dog and a cat. She does try to get them to engage in play, which doesn't go over well with all small dogs or cats. She knows basic commands, but will need reminders.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2018

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Remington

Remington (Remy) is a floppy-eared, 80lb, black/tan male, almost 2 years old. He was surrendered to a Sacramento area shelter but no background information was provided.

Remy appears to have been an outside dog, but has quickly learned that living indoors with his canine and human foster family is a pretty good gig. He is a bit uncertain with new situations at first, but is gaining confidence every day as these new experiences become routine. This gentle, affectionate boy has wonderful house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added Septmember 2017

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Adoption Pending!

Sam Malone

Sam Malone is a handsome, black and tan male, approximately 3 months old. He and his six siblings were taken in at a local shelter, but little background information was provided. Sam was the biggest of the litter and wanted to dominate the rest of the puppies. He is the last available puppy from this litter.

Currently he's living in a home with an adult female German Shepherd who doesn't like to engage in play. Sam does respond well to her corrections, so another patient large dog would be ideal for this boy. It appears he will grow up to be a good sized adult dog.

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

Added July 2018

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Sonny

Sonny is an approximately 2.5 year old, red and black handsome male. He was a stray from a local shelter, so we have no information about his background. He is energetic and playful with other large dogs. Small dogs are unknown.

Sonny is sweet and affectionate. He appears housebroken with the use of a dog door. He is learning basic commands and house manners. He can become intimidated by loud, sporadic movements and some people. He will benefit from an active home to help him expend his energy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Waylon

Waylon is a large handsome black and tan male weighing in at about 107 lbs. He is about 5-6 years old. He was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Waylon has gotten along with the large and small dogs he has met. He is generally content to hang with them, but on occasion will try to play. Given the choice, he would rather be with his people!

Waylon appears to be housebroken, rides nicely in the car, and is crate trained.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2018

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SPECIAL NEEDS

Adoption Pending!

Whistler

Whistler is a handsome black and tan 4 year old male who came as a stray from a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known about his background. He is underweight at about 58 lbs but is well on his way back to a healthy weight.

Please be aware of the necessary care if considering adopting Whistler. He 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. He has some visual impairment and left untreated, may result in blindness. His condition is currently being treated with application of eye ointment once daily. Treatment for Pannus is lifelong. Even short periods of interrupted therapy (ie: 2-4 weeks), may cause severe recurrence with devastating effects on the dog. High altitudes, smoke and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation may exacerbate the condition. He comes with his own pair of DOGGLES.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2018

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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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