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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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Brendan

Brendan is a happy 3-4 year old long-coated male. He was an unclaimed stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Brendan has a medium energy level but can be excited upon greeting. Since coming to us, he has learned to sit for attention and to walk on a leash. He loves everyone he sees, and when introduced on leash he greets politely. He gets along with other dogs. He has been introduced to cats and did well.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added April 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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Celine

Celine is a 2 to 3 year old Shepherd mix. Given her slim, long legs, and trim figure, she may have some Greyhound in her genetics. Celine was orginally adopted from us as a puppy, but due to job changes in her home, previous owners could not be home very much. Celine grew up going to the local dog park where she loved running around and playing with the other dogs.

Celine is house and crate trained, has good leash manners, and is overall a very easy keeper.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added July 2020

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Diana

Diana is a beautiful 4 yo black and tan female whose mission is to connect with every human she can greet. A stray from a local shelter, we have no history on her except for evidence of having had puppies in the past. Diana rapidly adapted to her foster home environment. In a short time, she has learned to enjoy her dog beds and stay off the house furniture, although she will do her best to sneak accessible yummies off the counter if you're not watching! Food is a source of major joy, and she will benefit from supervision to refrain from thinking all meal prep is for her.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 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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Jennings

Jennings is a handsome, sweet one year old black and tan male who was surrendered to a shelter along with several of his litter mates. Although this sturdy boy weighs in at around 80 lbs, he still may have a bit of growing to do.

Jennings is overcoming his lack of socialization and seems to be loving his life as a house dog! He uses a doggie door to go outside and sleeps nicely next to his foster mom's bed. He initially was afraid of the crate, but now that he's familiar with his surroundings, he may be more accepting of being crated. While now accustomed to the sights, smells, and sounds of home, he is still a bit uncertain when meeting new people and takes a bit of time to warm up.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added May 2020

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Leam

Leam is a gorgeous 3 year old male German Shepherd that weighs approximately 90 pounds. He is from a local area shelter, so little is known of his background.

He has nice house manners, is house and crate trained and knows most of the basic commands. He is trained to sit and stay before going through the front door and before eating until you give the ok. He has medium energy with a good appetite and is a good alarm barker but only when it's warranted.

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

Added July 2020

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Mikey Mike

Mikey Mike is a year old all black male weighing 65-70 lbs. He was a stray from a local shelter, so we have no background information on him. He was brought to the shelter in February with a broken right femur. He was lucky to be accepted for surgery at UC Davis and his leg was repaired on 3/11/2020. Despite his injured leg, Mikey Mike can be very bouncy and loves to play.

He's a lovable boy who enjoys hanging out with the other dogs, sometimes more than his people. He really seems to enjoy cats and tries (gently) to play with them. He tends to get very antsy when he's hungry.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added April 2020

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Skyla

Skyla is a 6 year old female. She came to us when her owner passed away. She's a big girl at 95 lbs and needs to lose around 15 lbs to be at a good weight.

Skyla is a low-energy girl that enjoys hanging out with her people. She walks beautifully on leash and knows basic obedience commands in German. She gets along great with other dogs and with cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 2020

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Stetson

Stetson is a handsome, 10-12 month old youngster. His black and tan fluffy, long coat makes him appear larger than his 70 lbs. He was a stray from a partner shelter, so we know nothing of his background.

This happy-go-lucky boy is still very much a pup at heart. He likes to turn everyday activities into a game and loves any interaction with his human, whether it be playing a game of fetch, playing with a stuffed toy, or just chilling at his foster mom's feet. He occasionally tries to play with objects he finds interesting, but will easily re-direct when told 'no' and given an appropriate toy.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added April 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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