Greater California
German Shepherd Rescue
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Celebrating our Recent Adoptions! All of our dogs have their own pages on our website FOREVER, soon you'll be able to see all of the dogs we've ever adopted.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for owner updates on our adopted dogs. If you'd like to share your Happy Tails success story, send us updates and pictures and we'll post it up to Facebook to share with the world. .

Some of our dogs are still in their Foster-to-Adopt homes while making sure it's a good fit for both dogs and people, they are still Adoption Pending.

Our older adoptions are listed here: Happy Tails - Older Adoptions

Our Adopted Dogs of 2018!

Changing lives, one dog at a time.




Emily Head
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Adopted 1/19/2019

Emily

Emily is a cute, smaller female GSD with a thick white coat with creamy tan tones down her back. She came to us as an unclaimed stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known of her background. Her shorter legs and broad nose give her a stubby, but adorable stature. The vet at the shelter estimates her age at between 2 - 3 years. At just over 50#, Emily is the perfect size for someone looking for a more compact GSD. She appears housebroken, and has not had any accidents since she has been with her foster home.

Although she is on the smaller size, Emily holds her own with the larger dogs she has been living with in her current foster home. She loves to run around outside and play chase with her foster pack, just as much as she loves to hang out with them in the house. She is still learning proper leash manners, but she really enjoys going out on neighborhood walks with her pack. She also rides well in the car.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2018

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Foxy Head
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Adopted 1/19/2019

Foxy

Foxy is an approximate 6 year old, black and tan petite female weighing about 50 lbs, but can stand to put on some weight. She came to a local shelter as a stray, so her previous life remains a mystery. She is a reserved and affectionate girl with low to medium energy.

Currently, Foxy lives in a foster home with a young, active male (See Sonny, available Males for adoption) with whom she gets along well, although she has yet to understand his need to "fetch the ball" or seek play. Foxy prefers a calm environment, thus, she will do best in a home without small children.

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

Added June 2018

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Merida Head
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Adopted 1/19/2019

Merida

Merida is a pretty, young red and black female approximately 2 years old. She came to us from a local shelter, so little is known of her background aside from the fact that she recently had a litter of puppies. The shelter has placed her pups in homes and now it's her turn to find her forever home.

Merida is on the petite side at about 65 lbs, but still needs to put on some weight. This sweet girl is quickly adapting to all of the new experiences that living indoors has to offer. She is living with 3 other German Shepherds in her foster home. Initially, she seemed intimidated by the other dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2019

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Evita Head
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SPECIAL NEEDS

Adopted 1/12/2019

Evita

Evita is a cute, funny and charming mature lady around 5-6 years old and average-sized at around 65 pounds. She was a stray in a local shelter, so her background is unknown, but she came to us with decent house manners and takes direction well with a good understanding of most basic obedience. She's very food-driven, and will try to stay as close to the kitchen as allowed, but understands when told to get out of the kitchen. She will sit (after spinning in circles a couple of times first) and wait for her meals, will speak on command, and understands coming in and going outside, and has decided that having a dog-door is the coolest thing in the world. Once she discovered she could go in and out as she pleased, she spent a whole day doing just that.

This feisty girl is very well-socialized to people and dogs, and lives quite comfortably with two mature male German Shepherds, although she tends to be very bossy and would really rather have all the attention and toys for herself.

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

Added January 2018

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Redford Head
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Adopted 1/5/2019

Redford

Redford is a black and tan, male GSD approximately 1-2 years old. His fur is soft and very wavy. He weighs about 55 pounds and could stand to put on a little weight. He was a stray at the local area shelter so nothing is known of his history.

Redford is an absolute sweetheart. Very affectionate and easy going. He is currently living with 2 large male GSD's and a female GSD and has fit in very well. Still a youngster, he has a lot of energy but corrects very easily. He appears to have some vision impairment and will be seen by an animal ophthalmologist to correctly diagnose his condition. Redford has no clue his vision is impaired and from his perspective, it doesn't affect him whatsoever.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2018

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Riesling Head
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Adopted 1/5/2019

Riesling

Surrendered as a young pup to a Sacramento shelter along with one littermate and mother, Riesling's estimated birthdate is early July 2018 and she currently weighs 25 lbs.

Riesling is a lovely, fun-loving girl.  She's an energetic, interactive pup that enjoys plenty of activity from her foster family and their stable 5-year-old male shepherd.  She is learning housebreaking with the assistance of dog doors and reminder escorts to use the outside facilities.  She is best suited for someone familiar with the breed that understands her need for directing her energy, interest and activities in a way that is appropriate for her young age. Over the past couple of weeks, she has adjusted beautifully and her personality and enthusiasm have emerged.

 

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2018

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Happy Tails - Older Adoptions

Looking for a dog that was adopted last month or last year? We now have a page for our dogs that were adopted during each of our years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018)!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2018!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2017!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2016!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2015!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2014!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2013!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2012!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2011!

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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)