Greater California
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!

Belle

Belle is a stunning two year old tan and black female long coat. She came from a Sacramento area shelter as a stray, so little is known of her background. Soon after coming to our rescue group, it became evident that Belle was pregnant. On 12/8/15, she delivered nine pups that we refer to as the Soda Pup litter, which includes Barqs, Crush, Dew, Fresca, Izze, Jolt, Pepper, Sunkist and Tiki. Belle was a great mom to all nine puppies.

Belle has lots of energy and likes other dogs and people. Belle likes getting into cars and rides well. To amuse herself, she does run the fence and barks at the small neighbor dogs. She is affectionate, housebroken and knows basic commands.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Bongo

Bongo is a 2 year old boy weighing about 48 lbs with a shiny, soft black and tan coat. He was adopted as a puppy from our rescue, but returned recently when the family didn't have enough time for him.

Currently living in a home with two cats, a female German Shepherd, a 25 lb terrier mix and children, Bongo adores everyone and everything. He has nice house manners and follows the foster mom like her shadow.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Cher

Cher is a very sweet and lovely sable girl, who we think is about 3 years old and weighs approximately 60 pounds. She came to us from a local area shelter so little is known of her background. When Cher arrived at the shelter, she had a ring-shaped wound on her left hock (rear leg) due to an embedded rope. She had minor surgery to remove the rope and the wound is healing nicely.

She is currently living in a foster home with a wide variety of male/female and large/medium sized dogs, of all ages, and has done well with all of them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2016

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SENIOR

Adoption Pending!

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a sweet, sable female. She was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so little is known of her background. Her age is between 6-8 years old, and she has had one or more litters of puppies in the past. She likely had several untreated ear infections, which explains her cauliflower ears.

Currently, Cinnamon lives with a younger male German Shepherd and cats. She does well with all of them, although she does not seem interested in playing with her foster brother.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2016

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Collier

Collier is a 10 month old male with a sweet personality to go with his cute teddy bear looks. He was surrendered to animal control after he began to outgrow his restraint. Despite prior neglect, he is a friendly, easy-going boy with quite a bit of puppy left. So far, he likes every dog and person who he meets and is not shy about approaching for play, especially with dogs, plus he has backed away from conflict. As may be expected for a young dog, he is still learning appropriate boundaries for his mouth.

He came into the rescue with no idea about cars and needed help getting in. Now, he gives it a look just in case the door opens and eagerly hops in if it does. His tail wags a lot, and he has yet to growl or grumble. Collier is housebroken with a use of a dog door. When properly exercised, he does well in his crate at night and when people are away. Weighing around 75 lbs, he will probably gain 10-20 more as he matures.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Gaia

Gaia is a black and tan female puppy, born 12/8/15. Gaia, Nyx, and Eros were surrendered to a local shelter when they were about 6 weeks old, so not much is known of her background.

Gaia is a typical puppy with lots of energy. She loves to play, play, play with Nyx and Eros. She is the stalker in the litter. She will slink along the floor and pounce on the other two as they walk by. Gaia loves to have her belly rubbed, and is the most adventurous of the 3 puppies.

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

Added March 2016

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SPECIAL NEEDS

Adoption Pending!

Tux

Tux is a large, approximately 3 year old male. He is primarily black with a patch of white fur on his chest. Tux came out of a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of his background. He was underweight when he first came to us but has slowly but putting weight back on and currently weighs approximately 90 pounds. Tux came to our group after receiving FHO (hip) surgery in February.

Tux is a happy-go-lucky boy who appears to get along well with most other dogs and really loves his people. He plays well with the young female German Shepherd in his foster home. Tux is learning basic commands and overall has shown good house manners. He is housebroken and fairly well crate trained, but he prefers being outside rather than in his crate during the day. He walks well on a leash, but most walks are slow and controlled for his rehab. He also spends time walking up and down inclines in order to further facilitate all rehabilitation efforts.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Zed

Zed is a majestic Black & Tan male GSD approximately 4 - 5 years old. He is on the skinny side, and could stand to gain 10 - 15 lbs. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so little is known about his background.

Zed appears to have had some formal training. He sits, down, and stays using verbal commands as well as hand signals. Once a command is given, he will comply, and then look up at you for the next command. Zed is very agile, and will catch a ball thrown over his shoulder with a high degree of accuracy.

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

Added May 2016

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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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