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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!

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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Alton

Alton is a tall, dark and handsome male approximately 12-18 months old. He weighs about 75 lbs, but could stand to put on about 10 lbs. He came from a Sacramento area shelter and nothing is known about his background.

The first foster home Alton went into had two German Shepherds and an intact male pointer. Alton was fine with the Shepherds, reactive with the pointer. It is not known if it was because the pointer is not neutered or because he was smaller than the other two dogs. He also was reactive w/a neighbor's small dog, therefore, we would recommend a home without small dogs for this boy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Anson

Anson is a two year old Belgian Malinois. He is on the smaller side weighing in at about 55lbs, Anson could stand to put on a few pounds. This boy was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Anson is a sweet boy with a ton of energy! He was very anxious when he first came to his foster home, but that is to be expected when you are thrown into a new environment with 4 other dogs sniffing you. Since then he has settled in nicely. He got a bath day one and was a little skeptical at first, but learned to accept it.

Anson is a finger nibbler when he wants attention. He doesn't bite hard at all, just nibbles your fingers or hand when he wants you to pet him. He is very affectionate and loves to be pet. He sits on command, but usually won't hold the position very long.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Brahma

Brahma is a gorgeous 18-24 month old plush coat. He is a sturdy boy weighing in at approximately 90lbs. Brahma was an unclaimed stray out of a local area shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Brahma is currently in a home with five other large male and female dogs. He is doing well with all of them. Brahma is a very sweet boy, but does not seem to have much in the way of training.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 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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Lila

Lila is a pretty 2-3 year old black and tan female. She was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter so nothing is known of her background. She came out of the shelter with a bit of demodectic mange (non-contagious), which caused a little hair loss. She has been getting special baths and medication and is getting looking and feeling much better.

Lila is doing well in her foster home. She sleeps quietly in crate, is housebroken, easy on leash, knows some basic commands such as sit and down. Lila is animated and playful around the house and in the yard, friendly to all family members, including three respectful children. With the exception of moving her foster mom's shoes to curl up with in her crate, she is respectful of personal property and easy on the yard

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2015

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Magic

Magic is a sweet one year old, black and tan female weighing about 70 lbs. She was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known about her background.

What we do know is that she is affectionate and has moderate energy. She rides very well in the car, walks well on leash, and is sleeping through the night in a crate. She knows some basic commands, but is still learning house manners. Out in public, Magic behaves very well and will lie down at your feet if instructed to do so.

One of the resident dogs does not like to play and Magic doesn't seem to understand his signals to be left alone.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2015

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Oliver

Oliver is a handsome 8-9 year old, 85 pound black and tan shepherd. He was an unclaimed stray from the Yolo County Animal Shelter so nothing is known about his background. When he came to us he had an ear infection and skin issues from fleas but with medication is recovering nicely.

Somewhere in the past, he was loved and appreciated and it shows in his sweet, gentle demeanor. He is friendly with people, intelligent, housebroken and responds to basic commands. He loves to go for walks and after a few minutes on leash will settle into a nice heel.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Renault

Renault is a handsome, 3 - 4 year old boy weighing around 90lbs. He was originally adopted out in June 2014. His owner is going through some personal issues, so Renault is returning to our group.

This GSD has high energy and will climb a fence to explore the neighborhood if left alone in the backyard.

Renault has some formal obedience training, and he is looking for a home where he can continue his obedience and agility training as he likes to work and show his skills.

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

Added July 2015

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Rubio

Rubio is a very striking black and red male about three years old. He is very distinctive with four patches of white fur across the top of his big block head. The shelter staff nicknamed him "Quad Hawk" because of these markings. Rubio is a nice sized boy weighing in at 87lbs. He has gained four pounds in his foster home, but could still stand to gain a few more. He was surrendered to the shelter by his prior owner, but no reason was given. Rubio originally passed his shelter evaluation, but quickly became kennel stressed and was made available to rescue.

Rubio currently lives in a home with other large male and female dogs, he gets along with all of them. He can be a little pushy with them when he wants to play and they don't, but will quickly back down if corrected. Rubio was likely an outdoor dog prior to his foster home, so is learning house manners. He is now housebroken, and knows some basic commands.

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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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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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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