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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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Butch

Butch is a handsome black and tan 4 year old male weighing 90 lbs. Due physical limitations, he was relinquished by his prior owner because she was unable to manage the exercise Butch deserves. He shared his home with multiple Chihuahuas and welcomed all human visitors without hesitation. He currently shares his Foster home with a dominant female (see Zana, available female dogs) who eagerly tries to engage him in play. Initially he appeared aloof, but slowly he is returning the request with mutual action! In the home, Butch is quite content in the company of his human. He is learning to walk well on a leash and loves exploring the neighborhood. He finds the water enticing and has no hesitation entering the shores on a lake walk or wading his paws in the pool.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Heidi A.

Heidi is about 2 years old and is an easygoing, sweet, long-coat German Shepherd who gets along very with dogs of all sizes. She was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter, so little is known of her background.

Heidi was hit by a car and lay by the side of the road for two days with a fractured pelvis and a dislocated leg. Today, Heidi is doing wonderfully, she doesn't even have a noticeable limp. Heidi gets two walks a day, totaling two miles, with no discomfort. She romps and plays with other dogs like nothing ever happened. However, she should not be asked to hike or jog for long distances.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2018

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Ikea

Ikea is a 5 month old black and tan adorable female weighing 40 lbs. She was a stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known of her background. It appears she will grow up to be a large female adult dog.

This pup is sweet and playful. She gets along with other respectful dogs of all sizes. She is very respectful of dogs and takes corrections well from other dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Iza

Iza is a very sweet 8-9 year old female. She was surrendered to a local shelter with a severe wound on her foot that her family could not afford to treat. For awhile we were afraid Iza would lose her foot, but this girl is a trooper with all of her wound care. Her foot is almost fully healed, so she will soon be starting nightly walks; the little girl could stand to lose a few pounds.

Iza was previously an outdoor dog, but has learned that indoor life is quite nice. She is trustworthy in the house during the workday with access to the outside. Iza gets a little huffy with new dog introductions, but settles after a couple minutes and accepts them. She gets along well with all of her foster brothers and sisters.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2018

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Kimba

Kimba is a very sweet, quiet, gentle, 63 pound female white Shepherd approximately 2 years old with a long, lean body. She was a stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known about her background.

She is currently living in a foster house with two male German Shepherds, a senior female Golden Retriever and three cats. She has been friendly with the cats and even has exchanged kisses on occasion with one of them. Kimba is comfortable near people and occasionally off on her own. She greets new people very well and is calmly happy to see you when you wake up, come home or just call her name and talk sweetly to her. She settles nicely in her crate for the night or on the floor near your bed.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Loba

Loba is a fun-sized 3 year old, almost solid black female who came to us from a local shelter. She was surrendered by her owners, but no background was provided, except that she lived her life outdoors. She weighs approximately 65-70 lbs, but could stand to lose a couple of pounds.

When she first came to her foster home she was a bit reserved and cautious, as everything was new to her. Although cautious, she was very interested in learning and it didn't take her long to discover that being indoors and hanging with her pack was a great way to live!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Morris

Morris is a very handsome black & tan GSD with very soft fur. He is approximately 5-6 years old and weighs 65 lbs. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so little is known about his background.

He appears to have come out of rough situation. He had to have extensive dental work done to remove 3 of his 4 canines, as well as several incisors. He is also missing most of his lower front teeth on the left side, and he has a cataract in his left eye which will be removed in the next couple of weeks.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2018

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Nia

Nia is a 7 year young, 85 lb beauty who was adopted 6 years ago to a couple who lived on 3+ acres and she had room to romp, cool off in a pond or the pool, but doesn't like to swim.  The owner is moving into a senior facility without a yard and is unable to care for Nia.

 

This sweet girl is cautious with people she doesn't know, but once she's comfortable, she's affectionate and shows how gentle she can be.  She seems to warm up to woman faster and also knows true dog people.  She loves entertaining herself with big, floppy squeaky toys, but never figured out fetching a ball. 

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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River

River is a 4 yo handsome, red and black neutered male who weighs approximately 70 lbs. He was found as a stray, so we are unable to share his life story with you. River will initially back away from unfamiliar people and noises.

He is slowly learning that humans are here to help him enjoy the world as he rapidly adapts to the intimate home environment. He shares his foster home with Whistler (see Available Male Dogs) with whom he finds comfort and direction. With Whistler nearby, River settles in the house much easier and quicker.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2018

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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.

This is a fun-loving, happy boy who gets along well with his foster pack, consisting of three other German Shepherds (2 males and a female). He meets large dogs nicely with a proper introduction, but the brief contact we've observed with small dogs indicates that this boy may be better suited to live with larger breeds. Although he is a bit on the reserved side, he did not back down when challenged by a bossier, more dominant dog, so another easy-going male dog or playful female would be a good pack mate for this boy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2018

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Zana

Zana is a lovely 3 year old black and tan female. She is approximately 65 pounds and uses every ounce to prance in pure joy when she sees her human. She is a quick learner who wants to please her human and won't hesitate to indulge in a belly rub! She is eager for her daily walks, retrieving the ball, and looks forward to all car rides. In the home, she chooses to lay quietly on her bed, ready with spontaneous wags for any attention that comes her way. She is housebroken and crate trained.

Zana was initially in a foster home with two young, playful dogs with whom she had difficulty accepting. It became apparent that she has poor dog greeting skills with a tendency to be dominant.

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

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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