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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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Alyssum

Alyssum is an 8 week old female. She was a stray in Merced with her mother, Chrysanthemum, and sister, Aster, so nothing is known of her background.

Her mother is a Malinois/Shepherd mix. She appears to be the same, but it's hard to tell at this age. She loves people and other dogs. She is currently learning all about respecting cats, sleeping in crates, and house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added March 2019

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Ashley

Ashley is a petite, 10-11 month old female weighing about 45 lbs. She's almost all black with a little brown on her feet. This girl was from a local shelter so nothing is known about her start in life.

She is currently living with a female lab and has met several other dogs of all sizes and does well with all of them. She is great meeting new dogs but prefers her human. She loves to chase squirrels and will watch them all day long.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added May 2019

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Dirk

Dirk is a striking 2 year old tri-color male. He is mostly black with golden legs and a white patch on his chest and one set of toes. He is on the smaller side weighing in at almost 70lbs. Dirk was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Dirk gets along well with the other large male and female dogs in his foster home. He loves to play play play with the younger male and female dogs...chase, bitey face, a good wrestling match, it is all fun to him. While Dirk likes attention from his humans, he is not a needy dog. He will snuggle for a few minutes, then be on his way. Dirk rides nicely in the car, is easy to have in the home, and after a bit will settle in a crate at night. He has also been sleeping free in the house at night without issues.

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

Added July 2019

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DuChemin

DuChemin is approximately a 3-year-old, male black and tan shepherd. He was abandoned in a dog park so nothing is known of his background.

DuChemin is a very sweet and mellow boy. He has good house manners-uses a doggy door and has not had a single accident. He sleeps well in a crate for a few hours while his foster mom is at work but would probably be fine without the crate. At night he sleeps quietly on a dog bed in the master bedroom. With 'proper' introductions, DuChemin get along well with other dogs and is currently living with 2 large males and a bossy female in his foster home.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added July 2019

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Jordan

Jordan is a 12 week old black and tan German Shepherd puppy. He is one of 4 puppies who were rescued from a local shelter along with their Momma Tasha.

The puppies came into rescue weighing between 7 and 10lbs. They were very underweight and suffering from Demodex mange. After several weeks of good food and medicated bathes they are up to a normal weight of 20 - 25 lbs., and the mange had cleared up. The puppies are not completely housebroken yet but are trained to use potty pads.

Jordan is also a love bug. He loves to give kisses and cuddles. He is the smallest of the litter, and very curious.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 2019

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Kiana

Kiana is a small white Shepherd mix just over a year old. She came to us as a stray with such severe mange that she had sores all over her body and feet too swollen to walk. She also had to have several surgeries to remove embedded foxtails. She is healed now and her snowy white coat is growing in nicely.

Kiana's motto is "girls just want to have fun!" She doesn't take anything seriously. She loves to play with other dogs and even entices the cats to play once in a while.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added July 2019

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Lolita

Lolita is a black and tan female, approximately 7 years old and weighs 70 lbs. She was adopted from us two years ago, but the family's life style changed when two 3.5 year old children came to live with them. Lolita was not getting the exercise or structure she needed and the children running around making lots of noise caused her stress. Lolita prefers a calm environment and was not doing well with this new chaos in the home.

Lolita knows basic commands, is housebroken, crates nicely, loves car rides and daily walks. Previously she lived with an older chihuahua and a cat. In her current foster home, she does well with the senior male German Shepherd who doesn't engage in play.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added July 2019

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Lubeck

Lubeck (aka Lu) is a large handsome black and cream male. He is approximately 3 years old, and weighs in at about 90lbs. This boy is on the thin side so could stand to put on a few pounds.

Lubeck is a little bit of both a chill, mellow dude, and a bull in a china shop. Most of the time Lu is a 'go with the flow' kind of dog, he walks nicely on leash, he hasn't reacted to people, objects or other animals while out walking. He is easy to have in a crate or kennel, and he is content outside during the day alone, or with another dog.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added July 2019

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Madrid

Madrid is an all-white, handsome male who weighs approximately 65 lbs and is 18-24 months old. Since he came from a local shelter, we know nothing of his background.

His sweet disposition made him a staff favorite at the shelter. Madrid appears to be completely blind, but his eyes do not seem to cause him any discomfort and so far they do not have any physical symptoms that require treatment. Madrid's visual limitations make him more tentative in new situations, but he is adapting very quickly in his foster home. He had his foster home "mapped out" within just a few days. The steps going out into the back yard were a bit more challenging, but this curious, determined boy soon mastered the steps and the doggie door as well!

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added July 2019

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Riley May

Riley May was an owner surrender who came to the rescue after the owners realized they didn't have the time a puppy requires. She is a female, black and tan, 3 month old (born April 16th) and has huge paws to grow into.

She is currently being fostered with a one year old female German Shepherd who is trying to teach her the ropes. She enjoys playing with her foster sister but is still unsure of some new things. Riley is learning potty training and walking on a leash. She cries in her crate, but eventually settles. She enjoys snuggling up to cuddle.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added July 2019

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Samantha Bailey

Samantha Bailey, aka Sam or Sammy, is a pretty black and tan girl weighing 75 lbs. Her birthdate is 5/19/17. This girl was a house princess for the past two years sharing her home with an 11 y/o small yorkie and a male teenager. Her owners are divorcing and couldn't find apartments that would accept a German Shepherd. The wife was heartbroken to have to give her up.

This girl has a good amount of energy. Her last home would have her chase a quad runner and she would keep up for miles. She was a country girl and gets startled by the cars driving quickly past on the parkway where she's being walked. She knows basic commands and walks beautifully on a leash.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added July 2019

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Stephen

Stephen (Pronounced Stefan) is a 12 week old black and tan German Shepherd puppy. He is one of 4 puppies who were rescued from a local shelter along with their Momma Tasha.

The puppies came into rescue weighing between 7 and 10lbs. They were very underweight and suffering from Demodex mange. After several weeks of good food and medicated bathes they are up to a normal weight of 20 - 25 lbs. The puppies are not completely housebroken yet but are trained to use potty pads.

Stephen is the love bug of the 4 puppies. He loves to give kisses and cuddles. He also is a stalker. He will hide behind barrels in the backyard and wait for the other puppies to come by and pounce on them.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 2019

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Tasha

Tasha is a 2 year old female black and red German Shepherd. She came to us with her four puppies from a local shelter, so nothing is known about her background. She is on the petite side weighing just over 50 lbs. The puppies have all found wonderful homes, and it is time for Tasha to find her forever home too.

Tasha is housebroken and knows some basic commands. She is very friendly with other dogs. In her previous foster home, she lived with 2 adult male and 2 adult female German Shepherds. She is cautious around new people, but once she warms up, she is all about the kisses and belly rubs.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added July 2019

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Tyra

Tyra is an energetic 4-year-old that is black with silver feet. She was abandoned at a boarding facility several years ago. The facility closed and asked us to find her a home.

Since coming to us she has learned the joys of playing fetch and riding in the car. She's shy around new people and places but is improving. At home she gets very excited to see people she knows and jumps up. She will sit when reminded. Tyra gets along with other dogs but doesn't initiate play.

Tyra needs a foster home.

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

Added October 2018

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Tucker

Tucker is a confident 6 year old black and tan male. He came to our group as an owner surrender when is family had to move and could no longer keep him. In his previous life he lived with cats and smaller dogs.

Tucker is well trained and knows all of his basic commands and has nice house manners. He has not yet taken to the doggie door but he is housebroken and will let you know if he needs to go out. He can sleep free or in a crate overnight. He walks well on a leash but needs occasional corrections or reminders that his human is in charge of the walk, not him.

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

Added May 2019

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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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