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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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Beate

Beate vom Aspen Canyon (pronounced be-ah-tuh - we call her Bea) is a lovely black and red girl who is 9 1/2 years old and weights about 75 lbs. Bea was returned to rescue due to an unforeseen change in family circumstances. Originally adopted out in 2010; in her previous home she was living with kids, a small dog, and a male German Shepherd.

Unfortunately, Bea has experienced neglect over the last few years, and her previous owner informed us that she was primarily an outside dog and was sleeping in a crate in the garage. She came into rescue with an ear infection, stiffness in her backend, and thinning or missing hair on her legs, tummy, back end and tail. Rescue is providing the necessary medical care to clear up these issues, and restore her health.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2017

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Adoption Pending!

Chloe May

Chloe May is a 5-6 year old girl who was found in a rural area of Merced County, so nothing is known of his background. It appears she has had several litters and was kept outdoors for most of her life. Chloe has had a long time skin condition, and evidence of her skin irritations, and worn down teeth says she has been scratching and itching for a long time. Now that she is on good food and in a healthy home, she is thriving and her skin and coat look great.

Chloe May is living with 2 other dogs and loves being part of a family.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Griff

Griff is a strong, handsome black and tan male, weighing 90 lbs, and is approximately 3 years old. He is a stray from a Yolo County shelter, so we have no information on his background. Sometime in Griff's past, something created a scar across his muzzle, but it doesn't take away from his ability to take great pictures.

Griff has nice house manners, only moving things around being silly, not damaging anything. He knows basic commands, including sitting before going through doors, and sitting before being allowed to eat. He currently sleeps on the floor in his foster's bedroom and is very quiet. He walks nicely on a leash, but can get excited when he sees other dogs.

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

Added February 2017

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Adoption Pending!

Moses

Moses is a handsome Black and Tan male, approximately 4 years old, weighing 78 lbs. He was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known about his past. He was covered in foxtails when he arrived at the shelter, he was treated with antibiotics and several were removed while under anesthesia during his neuter surgery. It appears Moses was restricted to outdoor living in his former life, but he quickly adapted to the comforts of indoor living and displays good house manners. He remains uncertain with new experiences like walking on slick floors. With patience and encouragement, he opens up with enthusiastic curiosity.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2017

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Adoption Pending!

Naki

Naki is a 3 year old black/tan male who came to us as a stray from a Sacramento area shelter so we know nothing about his background. Naki's left eyeball is collapsed, possibly due to an old injury. Both eyes have entropion lids (where the eyelashes grow inward). We will keep an eye on him to see if the right eye requires further vet attention.

Although he weighs in at 94 lbs, his friendly, mellow demeanor makes him a great companion. He is quick to offer his paw or roll over for belly-rubs and loves to be near his human.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2017

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Adoption Pending!

Nancy

Nancy is a 2 year old white female. She was a stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Nancy is a beauty, with a constantly wagging tail. She loves life, playing with other dogs, and getting cuddles on a dog bed. She is energetic, so no cats or young children for her. She would love agility or jogging, and a playful dog buddy would keep her busy in the yard.

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


Added November 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Rocco

This very special boy came to us as a stray from a Sacramento shelter after he had been hit by a car. Both sides of his pelvis were fractured, and he had lots of other cuts and bruises. After FHO surgery, several weeks confined to a crate to recover, and some therapy for his leg muscles, he is ready to find his forever home.

Rocco is an absolutely charming 2 year old dark black and tan male. He is on the small side at around 70 lbs. Rocco loves meeting new people, and likes everyone he's met so far.

He is in a foster home with another large male and an older female GSD. He gets along nicely with both, but he will get pushy when another dog is getting attention or affection from people because he doesn't want to miss out.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2017

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Adoption Pending!

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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Adoption Pending!

Sofie

Sofie is a 46.5 pound, petite red and black cute female who was adopted from us about 4 years ago but returned when the previous owners didn't have enough time to dedicate to her. Sofie meets other dogs of all sizes easily. Her foster homes have had large German Shepherds and one even had a pug; Sofie has gotten along well with all of them. She is a very good alarm barker when she feels there may be danger and sounds like a big dog.

Sofie meets most people nicely, but can become anxious in new environments and if a situation is new to her, i.e., did not like a person on crutches and refused to approach to see there was nothing to fear. During a recent thunderstorm with no one home and Sofie left outside, she jumped a 6 foot fence to escape.

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

Added April 2017

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Adoption Pending!

Stazzi

Stazzi is a 9 - 10 month old female with a black coat and golden eyes. She was pulled from a local shelter, where she had been picked up as a stray. When her stray hold was up, she came into Rescue, and was found to be in need of minor eye surgery to correct an inverted eye lid. She loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home, and her best friend is Bella Luna, another available for adoption GSD. Her energy level is moderate for a dog of her age.

Stazzi is housebroken, crate trained, and rides well in a car. She sleeps quietly in her crate at night in her foster's bedroom, and settles nicely on her dog bed while in the house. As a typical puppy, she will still chew on shoes, or clothing that are in reach if left to her own. She likes to play with the garden hose, so irrigation systems in the yard may be of some interest to her too. She is currently being fostered on a farm setting where she is free to roam around the property. She doesn't stray too far from the house, and has a good recall. She gets along very well with all the other dogs in her foster home, but tends to interact more with the younger, playful ones. Stazzi enjoys swimming in the pond and chasing birds that land on the ground. She has not been cat tested.

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

Added May 2017

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Adoption Pending!

Tipper

Tipper is a 2-3 year old female long-coat. She weighs about 55 lbs, but needs to gain another 10 or so. She was surrendered by her owner when their job relocated them.

Tipper is an outgoing, friendly girl who loves people. She absolutely loves car rides and walks! She knows the basic obedience commands of sit, down, stay, and heel, as well as shake. She gets along well with the large dogs in her foster home. She barks and chases cats, and small dogs are still an unknown.

She's a fairly easy girl to have around the house, accompanying you outside for yard work and napping when you are watching tv.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2017

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Zinger

Zinger is a 3 month old Belgian Malinois. He was an unclaimed stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Zinger is submissive with people and other dogs. He's unsure in new situations and with new things, and turns into a little wiggle worm with a wagging tail as he crawls to investigate or shows his belly. He loves to cuddle and give puppy kisses.

He is an active boy that tires out his puppy foster sister and then goes on to play by himself. His nose works overtime - he pinpoints food on the kitchen counters even though it is far out of sight and reach.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 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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