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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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Arcade

Arcade is a 3 month old male. He came into rescue with Rose and Citrona when the owner suspected they got into rat poison. They were immediately treated for 3 weeks and showed no signs of poisoning.

Arcade is the talker of the group. He greets you with a loving hello whimper, and lets you know if he is not happy with sharp barks. Even when he going to sleep sometimes he lets out a little relaxing sigh. Consistency in discouraging the complaining barking is required so that he doesn't turn into a nuisance barker later in life.

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

Added April 2017

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Bernard

Bernard is a large, 2 year old, white male German Shepherd. He was an unclaimed stray in the Modesto area, so nothing is known of his background.

Given his large size and floppy ears he may have a touch of another breed, maybe Great Pyrenees? He is a calm boy that gets along well with other dogs. He must have previously been in a home with cats, as he knows all about them and their claws and shies away from them. He is housebroken.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2017

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne is a 12 week old Black and Tan German Shepherd Mix puppy. She is one of 3 puppies who were surrendered to us by a Good Samaritan who took in their pregnant Momma when she was dumped on their property. The puppies are not completely housebroken yet but are trained to use potty pads.

Cheyenne is the largest of the three puppies and loves to give lots of kisses. More to come on this cute little girl as we get to know her better.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2017

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Christian

Christian is a 3 year old male shepherd. He is mostly black with some mottled black and tan on his legs. He was a stray out of Sacramento County so nothing is known about his background.

Christian loves to spend time inside with his people. He is quickly learning his house manners and is quite receptive to a stern correction; however, this boy can be determined at times. He knows his basic commands such as sit and down, and is still working on wait/stay, especially if it keeps him from something he wants like his dinner.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2017

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Citrona

Citrona is a 3 month old female. She came into rescue with Arcade and Rose when the owner suspected they got into rat poison. They were immediately treated for 3 weeks and showed no signs of poisoning.

She is working on housebreaking and sleeps in a crate at night and for long naps. She is the typical puppy - lots of work. Just like having a newborn baby, household chores get done while she's napping. Constant supervision is needed or she will chew inappropriately or find a spot to potty.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2017

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Decker

Decker is a 12 week old Black and Tan German Shepherd Mix puppy. He is one of 3 puppies who were surrendered to us by a Good Samaritan who took in their pregnant Momma when she was dumped on their property. The puppies are not completely housebroken yet but are trained to use potty pads.

Decker is the shyest of the three puppies, but he loves to give kisses once he gets to know you. More to come on this cute little guy as we get to know him better.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2017

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Jay

Jay is a 3.5 month old male Belgian Malinois mix with helicopter ears and a sweet disposition. He was a stray out of a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known about his background. He came to the shelter with poor muscle tone and swelling in his leg joints, thought to be caused by inappropriate nutrition in his first months of development. He currently needs to be kept calm without too much aerobic activity to keep his joints from being over-stressed. A healthy diet already has started this little trouper back on track. He has the longest legs, which look out of proportion currently to his thin frame.

He's in a foster home with a young female German Shepherd and an adult, calm male German Shepherd. He loves being around people and follows his foster mom around the house, plopping on the nearest dog bed by her.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2017

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Jaz

Jaz is a pretty 3-4 y/o old, 57 lb, Black and Red female. She was found as a stray in Sacramento County so nothing is known about her past. Her right front paw had an extensive soft tissue injury, causing infection to the skin and bone on that foot, for which she currently receives daily treatment. No one knows what caused this injury to the foot. Thus far, she is showing remarkable progress and we are optimistic for a full recovery. It is important that she is closely monitored in the future for any recurrent injury to this paw!

Jaz interacts especially well around all humans, including children, although approaches strangers with caution. She is eager for car rides and walks, yet looks forward to her quiet home where she is calm with her human company.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2017

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Jersey

Jersey is a black and tan, 4 month old female weighing 25 lbs. She is a stray out of Placer County, so nothing is known about her background. The shelter said she was very timid when she arrived and therefore made her available to rescue. She clearly was a staff favorite at the shelter, based on the number of people who came to say goodbye to her.

Upon pick up from the shelter, she no longer appeared to be the shy girl described. She is now in a foster home with two other young dogs and seems to enjoy playing with them.

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

Added March 2017

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Luther

Luther is a handsome one year old black and tan with silver highlights who was an unclaimed stray out of a Sacramento area shelter. He is a confident, enthusiastic guy at a healthy weight of about 85 lbs. He is housebroken and being crate trained. Luther does pretty well on a leash and likes to be around his people and other big dogs.

When the back hatch opens, he is the first one into the car and loves riding to everywhere, sometimes using the center armrest as his pillow. Basic commands are understood, but we are still working on consistency and his young boy attention span.

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

Added April 2017

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Sebeka

Sebeka is a 1 year old black and tan female GSD that originally came into our program at the age of 4 months. She was recently returned by her owner through no fault of her own. She is your typical 1 year old with a lot of energy, and loves to play rough. Her rough play became too much for the geriatric male GSD in the home.

Sebeka is trained in English, German, and hand signals. She is crate-trained and is housebroken. She has a high prey drive, so a home without cats or small animals is a must.

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

Added February 2017

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Tanji

Tanji is a 3 1/2 month old female bi-color long coat. She currently weigh 25lbs, but judging from the size of her feet she is going to be a good size girl. She was an owner surrender due to health issues suffered by one of the owners.

Tanji is a spunky, high-energy little girl, who is very confident. She is not afraid to take a treat or toy from the other adult GSD's in her foster home. Tanji loves to play rough and tumble with the adult GSD's. Tanji's favorite playmate is one year old Sebeka (also available for adoption).

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

Added February 2017

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Zappa

Zappa is a one year old, striking, male Belgian Malinois, with possibly German Shepherd mixed in, weighing 65 lbs. He came from a Sacramento area shelter as a stray, so nothing is known of his background.

He is living with a 3 year old male German Shepherd and a 1 1/2 yr old female German Shepherd and gets along well with both. He loves to play, play, play so he will do best with an equally energetic playmate and an active person/family.

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

Added April 2017

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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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