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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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Atnas

Atnas is an approximately 3.5 years old black and tan handsome male who was originally adopted in 2019 and returned when his owner could no longer keep him. His name is Santa spelled backwards since he was rescued at Christmas time. He is approximately 20 pounds overweight at 93 pounds now and is used to being free fed at his last home. He is in a foster home now learning to only eat at meal times. He sits nicely for his food and waits until he gets the command to eat. He heals nicely and has nice house manners. He easily jumps into an SUV with enthusiasm and is very well behaved in the car.

Atnas is living with another male and a female German Shepherd and plays well with them. His last owner said he is good in the house while his humans are away. He has medium energy and doesn't beg for food while you are eating. He is good with kids and dog-savvy cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

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Banner

Banner is a Black and Tan male born 3/1/21 and likely mixed with Labrador retriever. He was surrendered with siblings Bean, Blu Boy, Buckee, Hennessy and Tanqueray.

Banner looks over his siblings and wants to do whatever they are doing, always ready to chase the ball or race across the backyard. He's also the best walking on a leash so far.

He's being fostered with three adult dogs Bean, Blu Boy and Buckee who all survived the parvovirus. These four pups are almost housebroken and crate trained.

A home with puppy raising experience that will continue training and socializing would be ideal. Having another well behaved dog would be preferred for Banner's forever home.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated May 2021

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Bean

Bean is a Black and Tan female born 3/1/21 and likely mixed with Labrador Retriever. She was surrendered with siblings Banner, Blu Boy, Buckee, Hennessy and Tanqueray.

She's being fostered with two adult dogs, Banner, Blu Boy and Buckee who all survived the parvovirus. This girl is the most curious of the four. At first she was not interested in cuddling but now she runs to her foster humans for love and attention. The four are almost housebroken and crate trained.

A home with puppy raising experience that will continue training and socializing would be ideal. Having another well behaved dog would be preferred.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated May 2021

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Blu Boy

Blu Boy is a black male puppy born 3/1/21 and likely mixed with. Labrador Retriever. He was surrendered along with siblings Banner, Bean, Buckee, Hennessy and Tanqueray.

Blu is the big guy of the litter. He proudly struts around showing off his white star against his gorgeous black coat. He is also is getting good at fetching the ball. He's fostered with three adult dogs and Banner, Bean and Buckee who all survived the parvovirus.

These four pups are almost housebroken and crate trained. A home with puppy raising experience that will continue training and socializing would be ideal. Having another well behaved dog would be preferred for Blu's forever home.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated May 2021

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Buckee

Buckee is a Black and Tan male born 3/1/21 and likely mixed with Labrador retriever. He was surrendered along with siblings Banner, Bean, Blu Boy, Hennessy and Tanqueray.

Buckee is the tallest and looks like he'd be a great running partner. He is also the one who has cuddled in with his foster humans the most.

He is fostered with three adult dogs, Banner, Bean, and Blu Boy who all survived the parvovirus. These four pups are almost housebroken and crate trained.

A home with puppy raising experience that will continue training and socializing would be ideal. Having another well behaved dog would be preferred.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated May 2021

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Darlin

Darlin is a sweet, black & red long-haired female shepherd. She is a lovely companion and aims to be with her people and checks in on all the members of her foster family. She enjoys car rides, road trips, and short walks. Darlin needs a home that enjoys her company and affection and that reliably give her daily medication.

This lovely girl enjoys being inside and is well suited to the work-at-home lifestyle. She uses dog doors to enter the house from the yard, and is learning to use them to go outside. Because she doesn't want to miss out on anything going on indoors, she needs her person to periodically take her out to relieve. She is overall house clean and well-mannered indoors, and her foster family is able to leave her with access to the house unsupervised. If she does need to go out, she walks in circles to signal.

Originally a stray, her estimated age was 6 years, although she is now feeling better and acting younger. Darlin is well-managed on medication for her thyroid and arthritis and had images taken at the vet that showed moderate hip dysplasia, arthritis, and spondylosis. She wags her tail when she greets people, even though a closer look shows that it is broken. She may do better in a household without many stairs required for daily use. She can climb two steps in her foster home and a flight on a road trip, and would do well with an environment that is easy to navigate. She can independently climb into a small car and climb up to sit in the back seat, and cooperates and helps when being loaded into a larger vehicle.

To help clear skin issues, for now she is on medication, a prescription diet, and was recently professionally groomed and had her coat trimmed to its current short length. Note the attached photos show how she appears before and after grooming. She is becoming more active and fit, and although she weighs in at 93 lbs., her weight loss journey may show that she is closer to a 75-80 lbs. dog.

She gets along with a well-behaved older male shepherd in her foster home and at another volunteer's home. She can manage to walk well in a group of shepherds, and can also be grumbly around puppies and animated, unpredictable dogs. A small verbal correction or slight tug on the leash helps her settle if she alert barks when meeting new people, new animals, and unusual things in her environment. (She has had limited experience with cats and children in her initial foster home, and lived with caged birds and goats at one time.)

Unlike some shepherds, she is a fairly low activity dog that only needs short daily walks and that can be managed with a pleasant voice and flat collar. If you are looking for a sweet companion, Darlin could be your girl.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added April 2021

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Fredo

Fredo is an adorable 3.5 month old male Belgian Malinois mix. He's primarily tan with some black on his face and back. His feet are white with tan spots.

He's being fostered with his brother Vito (a darker tan boy), an adult male German Shepherd and an adult female German Shepherd. He barks at dogs he sees from a distance but is fine meeting them. This pup is very affectionate and tolerant of handling. He's got quite a bit of energy and climbed out of a 3.5' X-pen his first day here. He sleeps through the night in a crate with his brother but is not yet housebroken.< /p>

Continuing his socialization and enrolling in obedience training will make him into a great companion. A home with another playful dog is preferred.

Cats and small critters unknown.

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

Added July 2021

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Geri

Geri is a medium sized, white, sweet female approximately 7 years old. She was pulled from a Central Valley shelter, so not much is known about her past. Geri had a few scrapes that have been treated, healed, and the hair is slowing growing back.

She is a very quiet girl that just wants to be loved. It almost feels like she is smiling all the time and her tail is constantly wagging. Geri is house trained and uses the doggy door to go out for potty. She is crate trained and walks well on a leash. Geri sleeps through the night and will either sleep in a crate or relax on a dog bed. She can be left alone inside and out without issue during the day while at work or running errands.

This girl was a quick introduction to our four large breed dogs, both male and female, without incident. She is also respectful of our dog-savvy cats and leaves them alone. Geri sometimes gets a little jealous when others are getting attention. She may give a low growl, corrects quickly, and then waits her turn. With supervision and correction this should diminish over time.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added May 2021

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Grover

Grover is an approximately 18 month old sable boy that came to us as a stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known of his background. He was extremely underweight after receiving GI surgery at the shelter for a bowel obstruction and is slowly putting weight on, but still has a ways to go. He is up to 60 lbs from less than 50 lbs upon arrival. With so much weight to gain, he is always on the lookout for food. He has learned to sit and wait for his food dish but often has to be reminded if he is hungry enough.

Don't let this skinny frame fool you, he still has plenty of energy to keep everyone busy. Grover's favorite past time includes playing ball as often as possible. He will bring the ball back for more, more, more all hours of the day if his human is willing to play too. Grover isn't good about sharing the ball with other dogs, so it's best to not bring the ball out if another dog is nearby until/unless Grover can learn to share. He is currently living in a house with a male and female German Shepherd and plays really well with them when the balls are put up. Being a puppy he still needs to learn not to put his teeth on people. At his current foster home it isn't a problem because there are firm boundaries and rules.

Grover is a little submissive and is not always outgoing and energetic when he encounters a new experience. However, with a little patience, he will quickly adapt to any new environment and experience. Grover walks well on a leash and is happy to go out on any adventure with his human companion. He sleeps well in a crate at night but once the sun is back up, he is back up and ready to play some more.

Grover will do best as a working dog or in a very active home. Obedience training is strongly recommended so he learns to follow commands and obey social rules. He may do well as an only dog.

Cats and small critters unknown.

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

Updated June 2021

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Hennessy

Hennessy is a black male puppy, likely mixed with Labrador Retriever, whose owner surrendered him along with five siblings, Tanqueray, Bean, Banner, Buckee and Blu Boy. Their birthdate is March 1, 2021.

Hennessy is a very playful pup that is interested exploring his surroundings. At this time he is not potty trained, but for the most part will go to the bathroom on the puppy pee pads. He loves to sleep with a stuffed dog stuffy. When he is not sleeping he is wrestling with his brother Tanq. They are being fostered in a home with other dogs (large and medium sized) and cats. They are curious about both and try to get them to play.

A home with puppy raising experience and with another dog to serve as a role model and keep him company would be ideal.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated May 2021

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Kyda

Kyda is a 7 year old long haired female. She was an owner surrender who spent all her life in a backyard with three other German Shepherds. As a result, she had no knowledge of indoors or walks outside her yard. She has been picking up the indoor life quite well. She learned the stairs within a few days, and with only one accident, she now appears to be housebroken, with the use of a dog door. She is also learning how to go on walks and she walks calmly next to her human. She will go into a crate, but it is not her favorite thing, however, she does get crated when the family is out and she has been fine. Kyda sleeps in the bedroom with her foster parents.

Kyda is very uncertain of new humans initially, men more than women. She shies away from big arm/hand movements, but when she gets to know you, she is very affectionate. Kyda is a very sweet girl and takes instruction quite well. She will be an easy dog to train. She shares the foster home with another German Shepherd alum of GCGSR and does well with her.

Kyda is currently overweight and is on a weight reduction regime. This includes daily walks and two smaller meals a day. Although she is large, she is a slow, picky eater.

Cats and small critters unknown.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added January 2021

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Lucinda

Lucinda (aka Luci) is a beautiful sleek black female. She is about 4 years old and is on the petite side weighing in about 55-60lbs. This sweet girl came to us through a local area shelter so nothing is known about her background.

Luci lives with other large male and female shepherds in her foster home. This girl tries very hard to get one of the other dogs to play with her. She plays rough and is very vocal, so any other dogs in her forever home would need to appreciate her play style, as she can bet very determined to play with them. We think she could be an only dog as well.

Luci is affectionate, and likes to be near her people, and while she is content to lay at your feet in the evenings, she is not a clingy girl. Luci rides nicely in the car, and likes to go on walks. She doesn't seem to have any formal leash training, however she is easy to walk, and is content to walk at your side.

Luci is housebroken and sleeps quietly in her crate at night. She apparently was allowed on furniture and in bed in her past life. She also likes to put her paws up on the kitchen counters to check out what you are doing. She is learning to keep her feet on the floor!

Luci would like a home that will continue her socialization and training.

No cats or small furry critters

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

Updated May 2021

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LuLu Bell

LuLu Bell is a 1 1/2 year old bi-colored female. She has a little something besides Shepherd in her, which gives her an extra-sweet personality. She came to us when when she injured her eye and her owners couldn't afford the surgery to remove it. She is all healed now and doesn't seem to notice the loss.

She does not like cats, but gets along great with other dogs. She walks well on leash and loves walks and car rides. She is well behaved indoors and out. She tolerates sleeping in a crate, but prefers to sleep on a dog bed.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added January 2021

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Marmaduke

Marmaduke is an approximately 4 yo male Golden German Shepherd weighing about 75 lbs. Found as a stray, we do not have insight into his past. He comes with a pair of delightful ears that will bring a smile to everyone he greets. This endearing feature also happens to fit his overall easy-going nature.

This boy does not exhibit high-drive. In fact, toys and treats are not essential commodities in his daily routine. When encountering new situations, he shows hesitancy but will choose to engage with your calm encouragement and direction. The indoor life was initially strange for him, but he has rapidly become accustomed to all the comforts of his home.

Marmaduke does very well in the company of other dogs, both large and small. As with many dogs, supervision is recommended to prevent too many of his canine companions coming into his personal space until he gets to know them. His absolute joy, no doubt, is your simple company. He has overcome a fence to get to his human only to knock at the front door to join his family. Once in your presence, he will lie down with quiet contentment.

This guy is learning the joys of daily walks and car rides, much like a child discovering an amusement park. He is housebroken with use of a dog door, and calmly enter his crate where he sleeps quietly through the night. Continued engagement and introductions to new experiences will allow Marmaduke to enjoy a future of partnership and discovery.

Cats and small critters unknown.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated July 2021

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Nutmeg

Nutmeg is an approximately 2-3 year old black/tan beauty who is a nice medium size at around 65 pounds. She came from an area shelter, so nothing is known of her background, and she even spent a bit of time on their adoption floor waiting for a family of her own. This sweet girl was overlooked at the shelter but has become a House Princess in her foster home and finally has a chance to show off her sweet nature.

She met the other 3 other German Shepherds in her foster home nicely and was not shy about jumping right in when they rough-house and chase each other. She can sometimes get a little competitive for attention but responds to a reminder that she needs to share her humans. While Nutmeg craves attention from her human and is confident in her doggie interactions, she also tends to adopt a submissive posture when given instructions or corrections. Once she realizes she will not be punished inappropriately, she concedes and follows direction, and this behavior is diminishing as she becomes clearer on what is expected of her and her role in the pack. Nutmeg is also living with 3 indoor cats and is respectful of them. Sometimes she appears curious, but a 'leave it' command will redirect her.

She will go into her crate when asked and sleeps quietly all night, and she has also slept on a dog bed next to her foster mom's bed. She uses a doggie door to go outside, and if the door is closed, will wait patiently by the door to be let out. While past the puppy chewing phase, on occasion she can't seem to resist food wrappers that are within her reach. As with many German Shepherds, she can be a bit 'mouthy' when engaging so young children may not be appropriate playmates for this spirited girl.

Nutmeg's shelter records indicate that she has hip dysplasia on both sides, but fortunately she does not seem to be exhibiting outward symptoms and does not appear to be in pain. A healthy diet to maintain an ideal weight, vitamin supplements, as well as regular exercise to keep the muscles around the joints strong will help to manage her condition.

This sweet, affectionate girl is waiting for a home to call her own that will continue her socialization and training.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated March 2021

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Patch

Patch is a super fun loving, bouncy 7 year old red and black male. He currently weighs in at 95 lbs and could use a few more pounds. When Patch joined GCGSR he was severely malnourished, had plenty of missing hair, and had a skin allergy. He has since regrown most of his hair and his skin issues have cleared up. Patch came from a Central Valley residence and not much is know about his past. What we do know is that he was adopted out roughly 3 years ago and had not been cared for well.

Patch loves to play and really enjoys being around people. He was a quick introduction to our resident shepherds and malamute with no issues. Patch also enjoys the company of our two resident cats, which can often be seen nuzzling on his nose or cuddling in for an evening nap. He loves to go for car rides and does not get sick on the winding roads home. He greets other dogs and strangers nicely. He does not appear to have any food, guarding, or leash reactivity at this time. This boy is potty trained, uses the dog door, can sleep quietly in a crate at night, or just left alone in the house without issue.

Patch has tested positive for heartworm and is currently going through treatment. He is roughly one month into his four month treatment cycle. It is possible for this love bug to be adopted to the right home, providing the new owners are willing to follow the medical guideline for treatment and care, which involves crating and reduced activity.

If you are looking for a super fun, goofy, and loving big boy, then Patch may be just the dog for you.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated May 2021

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Sal

Sal is a 3-year-old male. He came to us last year with a broken leg. UC Davis was able to surgically repair the leg and it is completely healed now. He was adopted out for a few months, but was returned when they realized he was a bit too much for their energetic 6-year-old daughter and their frequent visitors.

Sal is a happy, goofy boy that loves other dogs. His favorite game is playing chase with them. When given daily exercise, he settles quickly indoors, relaxing on a dog bed with a toy. He is good with dog-savvy cats that won't run. He did great with the calm 10-year-old daughter in the adopted home.

He is crate trained and can be trusted alone in the house for short periods. He does fine outside or in his crate when necessary. He is shy with new people, but quite the cuddler with people he knows.

He has had some issues with letting strangers in the house. On leash he responds nicely to correction. He has learned to sit for his meals, and to sit before being let in/out of the house.

Sal needs a home with another playful dog to be his buddy. He is looking for someone that is familiar with the over-protectiveness that German Shepherds can exhibit and is prepared to continue working on this with him. He does best with calm, but assertive, leadership.

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

Updated January 2021

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Shelly

Shelly is an adorable black and tan plush coated, 4 month old female. She was originally found in a dumpster with three siblings and brought to a local shelter. Given her rough start in life, this girl is very shy and loves other dogs but she's still getting used to humans. Although timid at times she will come to get treats held in an extended hand about fifty percent of the time. She is generally content to lay in her human's lap although it can take some convincing.

Shelly is crate trained and generally potty trained but ,due to her shyness, doesn't always clearly alert her humans that she needs to be let out. She would do best with another older more confident dog to show her the ropes and help to bring her out of her shell. Regular exercise and obedience training can also help tire her and help bond her to her people.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added September 2021

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Sophia

Sophia is a 5-6 month old white female. She was a stray from a local shelter so nothing is known of her short past.

Sophia is being fostered in a home with multiple dogs big and small and gets along with all of them. She is a very fun loving, playful girl. Sophia walks great on leash.

Sophia sleeps in a crate all night. She is almost potty trained with consistent trips to the yard. If you are looking for a fun loving smart dog Sophia might be your girl. Sophia does require a residence with a dog of similar size and play style.

Cats are unknown.

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

Updated May 2021

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Spritz

Announcing the debut of latest Princess, Miss Spritz. She is a delightful 4 yo Sable female. Found stray, we do not know details about her past other than the fact that she suffered from chronic bilateral ear infections. With the generous support from TEAM (Teaching Everyone Animals Matter, a local non-profit organization), she received necessary surgical care which involved the removal of both ear canals. This procedure left her with two floppy ears; however, this adds soulful charm to her irresistible face. One thing for certain, this does not stop her from enjoying life to her fullest.

Daily walks and car rides have become familiar in her routine and have allowed her to build strength and stamina. She bursts with delight when she reunites with her human or engages in a game of ball. She can also switch into an impressive 'play-mode' with some of her canine friends, yet will settle rapidly onto her dog bed or open crate with respectful house manners.

This gal has a gentle personality that quickly warms up to meeting all people and dogs (large and small). Her craving for human company and need for reassurance can, however, obstruct one's personal space even when unexpected. Spritz will therefore do best in a home with the guidance of another dog that offers her the comfort she needs. She is housebroken and quite skilled using the dog door. During the night, she sleeps calmly in her crate.

The surgery left Spritz with limited hearing, although she does capture certain frequencies. She is learning to respond to hand and light signals, and takes welcomed guidance from her canine pack friends. Care is taken to avoid startling her when she is napping. Due to suspected food allergies which likely contributed to her ear condition, she is maintained on a supportive diet.

Few dogs possess such a charming demeanor as this gal. She will melt your heart when she gazes into your eyes with her grateful soul.

Cats and small critters are unknown.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated July 2021

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Tabina

Tabina is a 3-month-old female, sister to Trenton and Teeka. She was born in foster care and shortly thereafter contracted parvo. She fought it off successfully without showing symptoms. She has passed her quarantine period and is now looking for her own home.

Tabina is the most outgoing of the siblings. She loves other dogs and people. She is curious with cats, but quickly leaves them to find something else to play with. She is learning to sleep in a crate and other house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added October 2021

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Tanqueray

Tanqueray is a black male puppy, likely mixed with Labrador Retriever, whose owner surrendered him along with five siblings, Hennessy, Bean, Banner, Buckee and Blu Boy. Their birthdate is March 1, 2021.

Tanqueray is very playful when he works up the courage to check out his surroundings. He can be shy at first, but once he realizes it, he loves to explore and chew on things. At this time he refuses to use the pee pad and goes wherever he can find a spot. When he is not sleeping or chewing on toys he is wrestling with his brother Hennessy. He is fostered in a home with other dogs (large and medium sized) and cats. They are curious about both and try to get them to play.

A home with puppy raising experience and with another dog to serve as a role model and keep him company would be ideal.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated May 2021

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Titus

Titus came to us with seemingly little life experience, so everything is new to him. He is sometimes insecure and will whimper when he's uncertain. He meets people easily, both at home and in public. He is initially slightly anxious but settles quickly and walks nicely on a loose leash.

He lives with three other German Shepherds, GCGSR foster dog Glenlivet, and 3 cats. He is a playful boy who loves to rough house with his pack mates and is respectful of the cats with only an occasional reminder not to try to engage with them. He gets along splendidly with his playmates but also sees them as competition for his human's attention. He will sometimes whine and frantically try to make himself the center of attention, but is learning that patience and good behavior will earn the desired consideration from his human. When his foster mom leaves the house, he can be heard crying for a short time, but soon quiets with comfort from his canine friends and has never been destructive. He is anxious in public when other dogs are around, so continued socialization will help him conquer his insecurities.

Titus learned house rules quickly and at mealtime will go to his spot, sit, and wait patiently for his food. He uses a doggie door to go in and out and crates easily at bedtime. His favorite spot is wherever his human is, so he will make use of the dog beds throughout the house to stay close to his foster mom. He loves to ride in the car and relishes any activity where he can be with his people. Continued training and socialization will help Titus gain confidence, and this loyal, affectionate boy will be a wonderful companion.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated May 2021

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Vito

Vito is a good looking 3.5 month old Belgian Malinois mix. He's a dark tan with black and big upright ears.

He's fostered with his brother Fredo (a lighter tan boy), an adult male German Shepherd and an adult female German Shepherd. He barks at dogs he sees from a distance but is fine meeting them. This pup is the alpha of the two and needs to be corrected for growing at his brother when they eat. He takes correction easily but needs to be reminded frequently.

He's very affectionate and tolerant of handling. He's got a lot of energy and has shown some agility by climbing out of a 3.5' high x-pen and onto a 3' sitting wall on his first day. He sleeps through the night with his brother in a crate, but is not yet housebroken.

Continuing his socialization and enrolling in obedience is a must for this boy. A home with another playful dog is preferred.

Cats and small critters unknown.

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

Added July 2021

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Willow

Willow came into a local animal shelter with 4 brothers and sisters, however little is know about her past. She is approximately 5 months old and weights about 30 lbs. This girl uses a doggy door to go potty and signals to go out. She may have an occasional accident if you do not recognize her signals, but is getting better day by day. She enjoys eating and sleeping in a crate at night and rests quietly throughout the evening.

Willow is currently being fostered with 4 other shepherds and gets along nicely with all of them. She is respectful of the two dog savvy cats and does not engage in chase. Willow does not get sick on winding car rides and settles down nicely. She often goes to work with her foster dad and is great in the office.

This girl is very affectionate and loves belly rubs. She has the World's Fastest licker and will smother you with kisses of happiness. She walks nicely on a loose leash with great eye contact. Often when you stop walking, she will sit along side and watch you. She is not mouthy and will be an amazing addition to someone's family. A home with puppy raising experience that will continue training and socializing would be ideal. Having a well behaved male dog would be preferred for Willow's forever home.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated June 2021

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Wylie

Wylie is a stunning 1 yo sable female Shepherd mix weighing approximately 60 lbs. Despite her unknown past, she is packed with delightful confidence and ready to share greetings with anyone she meets. Her approach is kind and curious, and she seems to rapidly detect one's appreciation of her exotic beauty. This is, after all, the cover of her 'eager-to-jump-into-life' storybook.

When meeting other dogs, both large and small, she has no hesitation to say 'Hello' and will do her best to find a willing playmate to join her in zesty play. Wylie has a unique ability to engage and quickly accommodate her partner's playstyle with delightful fun and respect. She enjoys interacting with other dogs one-on-one or engage in cooperative group-style play. Get ready for entertainment as you watch her sleek physique romp with athletic skill.

When not in the company of other dogs, her energy is ideally managed with daily walks or runs along with a variety of social exposures. Her athletic physique makes car traveling a joyful adventure with ease. While she is always ready to join you in the 'next activity', she will calmly settle in the home on her dog beds when given her daily exercise. She is very affectionate and, on occasion, may decide she belongs on your lap for unexpected cuddle time. She also enjoys entertaining herself with Nyla bones and dog toys, but thinks 'fetch with a ball' should be left to Labrador retrievers.

Wylie does well in the company of her foster brother while her human is at work and has very good house manners. When she reunites with her human, she may occasionally jump up with excitement. This rapidly diminishes with consistent corrections while she learns her human will return in the daily household routine.

In the evening, she calmly enters her crate where she sleeps quietly all night. She is housebroken and is accustomed to using a dog door. This gal is a quick learner who will add fun and spice to an active household.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated October 2021

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Zappo

Meet Zappo, an 18-24 month old Belgian Malinois with a dark face. He is housebroken, crate trained, and rides nicely in the car. He has lived with smaller dogs and children.

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

Added October 2021

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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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