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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Alec

Alec is an adorable, black and tan 4-5 year old male German Shepherd, weighing 60 pounds. He was a stray from a local shelter so nothing is known of his past. Alec came to us very skinny and with a lot of fur missing on his tail and back end. The shelter veterinarian said he is either allergic to fleas or he has a food allergy. He is on specific food now for dogs with food allergies to define the issue. In a few months when all his fur comes in he will be looking quite dapper.

He bonds fast with his human and greets people nicely. He knows some basic commands and is house trained, but he does like to sneak some counter surfing in. He also likes car rides and squeaky balls.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added August 2020

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Cam

Cam is a very handsome black and tan male who is approximately 1 year old.

He was dumped out in the country and a Good Samaritan took him in and tried to locate the owner. After the mandatory hold time, no owner has come forward and they were able to surrender him to us. He is now part of the GCGSR family.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added July 2020

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Dale

Dale is a 3-year-old, blond, German Shepherd mixed with perhaps Husky or Malamute. He was a stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Dale gets along with female dogs best and does great with cats. He has a moderate energy level and enjoys leisurely walks and car rides.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added September 2020

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Dex

Dex is a 10.5 year old black and tan 90 lb male. He was raised by one family who developed health issues (theirs not his) and could no longer care for him.

Dex loves being with humans and dog friends alike. He is house-broken and working really well with the dog door. He was an outside only dog, yet really enjoys being indoors now. He follows his humans around and sometimes likes to chat if he feels ignored. He hangs out peacefully with other dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 2020

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Gina

Gina is a small female (around 50 lbs) and is just under a year old. She came into a shelter as a stray with superficial injuries and wearing a cone, but no owner claimed her.

This cutie is a playful, friendly girl. She greets people politely on leash and loves her walks. She is treat motivated and is quick to catch on to new obedience lessons.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added August 2020

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Hank

Hank is an approximately 2 1/2 year old male with a traditional black and tan coloring. He is a solid boy weighing in around 90 pounds. Hank was surrendered to our group by his previous owner when they moved and couldn't take him with them.

Hank is housebroken with the use of a dog door and generally has nice house manners. Overall, Hank has a moderate energy level especially indoors. He can get a little excited and pull when first getting started on a walk but he settles in pretty quickly and easily.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 2020

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Ida

Ida is an 8 yo, mostly tan senior female weighing approximately 75 lbs. She was found as a stray, so we do not know much about her. Upon arrival to our group, she was understandably confused and "lost", searching for her former life. Within a short period, however, she has calmed down to enjoy the company of many fellow dogs and adult humans in the home environment.

Ida is housebroken and has good house manners. She is rather anxious at times, but will slowly warm up to you with her gentle soul. While she is 'low energy', she is eager to go on walks and join you on car rides. It is apparent that nothing pleases her more than to be by your side. However, this girl needs time to adjust to those moments where she is left alone.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added April 2020

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Marchella

Marchella is a five-year-old black and tan female weighing in at approximately 65 pounds. She came from a local shelter, as a stray, so there is nothing known about her background. She is a sweet, happy girl that likes to be with her human.

Marchella is housebroken and sleeps in a crate at night. She sometimes tries to get on the couch with you, but corrects easily. She is learning the sit, leave it and wait commands.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added October 2020

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Rizzo

Rizzo is an adorable 35 pound nugget of pure sweetness. She came to us from a local area shelter, so her background is unknown aside from the fact that she appears to have been hit by a car. It was determined that the best course of action for Rizzo was amputation of her left rear leg.

Rizzo had already mastered walking on 3 legs before she even had her surgery. She is now healing nicely and is almost back to 100% -Well...75% anyway!

She was aged at approximately 10 months old, but with her small stature, she is likely done growing.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added September 2020

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Simona

Simona is a striking 2 yo bi-colored female, currently underweight at less than 60 lbs. She was found as a stray, so not much is known about her previous life. This girl is a true dog's dog filled with a delightful puppy-soul who will spontaneously romp with bursts of joy with her canine companions.

It is evident that this girl chooses her canine pack mates over human companionship. In fact, she is very content spending her days with other dogs in the safe outdoors, then retreat to her quiet zone for rest and safe slumber.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated July 2020

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Stretch

Stretch is a friendly black and tan male two-year-old, who weighs approximately 90 pounds. He was surrendered to a local shelter so nothing is known of his past.

He is the normal height for a large German Shepherd, just quite long. Hence the name Stretch. His ears have fly-strike (the tips have been bitten) which means he was outside a lot in his past life. He was housebroken when he came to us though, with nice house manners. He is quite tall, so while you are in a rocking chair he can look you in the eye. Luckily he hardly ever licks you.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added October 2020

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Zeke

Zeke was pulled from a local shelter and is a new addition to the GCGSR family. He came in as a stray and very little is known about him at this time. He is approximately 4 years old, weighs roughly 80 lbs and appears to be a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix. Zeke is very sweet, affectionate, and will do anything to please his owner. He loves running in the back yard with his GSD foster brothers and sisters, but is also content doing his own thing. Zeke walks well around the neighborhood on a loose leash. He does not react to barking dogs at fences nor to the horses, goats, and chickens we pass on our morning walks. He does perk up to attention when deer and squirrels run across the road.

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

Added September 2020

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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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