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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 current Testimonials 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 share with the world. Email us at:  webshepherd@gcgsr.org.

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 2017!

Changing lives, one dog at a time.




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Adopted 11/24/2018

Betty Boop

Betty Boop is a 2-year-old white female. A professional trainer purchased her as a puppy and did some initial obedience training. She has decided to close her facility and asked us to find Betty a home.

Betty Boop is an absolute sweetheart and loves to give kisses. She is good with other dogs and with cats.

She has lived her entire life in a chain link kennel. All of her contact with people has been walks on leash, so she is very motivated to please when leashed. She heels like an obedience champ! Unfortunately, she was never brought indoors, so common household sights and sounds indoors scare her.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 11/24/2018

Leahy

Leahy loves the pool and ball pit.  She is the one in the video who runs the full length of the yard and barrels into the ball pit and then spins around.  She often falls asleep in the ball bit when the puppies are outside.  She is very social, playing with all the other puppies in the litter.  She also loves to be held and cuddled by her humans.  Leahy is the largest of the females now.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2018

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Adopted 11/24/2018

Vickery

Vickery has started to lighten up in color and most resembles Momma, who is a black and red Shepherd.  She is another very active puppy who loves to jump.  She is the smallest in size of the litter, but makes up for it in energy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2018

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Adopted 11/17/2018

Hewitt

Hewitt loves to play with his brother Dewey.  Their favorite game is tug-o-war with a stuffed animal.  Hewitt is also a good alarm barker.  He has a medium energy level, and is a cuddler.

 

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2018

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Adopted 11/10/2018

Camila

Camila is a 2-3 year old extra-large white female with one floppy ear. She was an unclaimed stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is none of her background.

Camila is a big, goofy girl. She is friendly to people and is learning it's not appropriate to jump up to greet. She has a medium energy level, but can become over-excited easily. Because of her size, she is looking for a home without small children that would accidentally be knocked down. She would love older kids to play with.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 10/27/2018

Georgette

Georgette is a petite black and tan female, approximately 10 months old, weighing about 55 pounds.  She was a stray in a local shelter, so nothing is known about her background.  She was found with a broken leg and a badly infected sore on her haunch.   Her leg has been repaired, she has completed her rehab and is now working up to resuming normal activities.

 

Georgette is smart, very sweet and affectionate. She has a very funny personality. She happily accepts head scratches and belly rubs and loves to fall asleep with her head in your lap.  She sleeps well in her crate, is potty trained and walks well on a leash  She likes to play with the male shepherds in her foster home, she also initiates play with the female but occasionally will try to challenge her.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 10/27/2018

Kylo

Kylo is an adorable spunky 4-5 month old male puppy. He is mostly black with a white patch on his chest. This boy is a joy to have around. He loves the adult dogs in his foster home, but really wishes that one of them would play with him.

Kylo is learning leash manners and loves to investigate the world around him when out and about. He loves to run and jump and splash in his baby pool in the yard. This boy is a talker and wants to tell you about his day every chance he gets.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2018

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Adopted 10/27/2018

Vaughn

Vaughn is an 18 month old black and tan who weighs in at about 80 lbs. He came to us from a local shelter as an unclaimed stray so nothing is known about his background. While his past life is a mystery, it does appear that someone began working with him - he has a good understanding of basic commands like sit, down, and shake. He uses a doggie door to go outside and appears housebroken. He is living in a foster home with 4 other German Shepherds and can usually be found trying to initiate play with the other dogs. He has been around small dogs and got along well, but due to his large size and playful demeanor, he would love a home with another large breed dog to play with.

He prefers to sleep on a dog bed next to his human, but he will sleep quietly in the crate at night (after a few initial protest whimpers) if he is the same room as his human.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2018

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Adopted 10/20/2018

King

King is an 8.5 month old, handsome, large sable male weighing 71 lbs. He was surrendered by his original owners when they learned he has a dislocated left hip and signs of hip dysplasia on his right hip.

This boy had previously lived with children about 10 years old and up. He is currently living with three German Shepherds and a cat. He is being given pain meds and anti-inflammatory meds and he's feeling much better. He tries to play with some of the other dogs, but is not up to chasing them. Originally an outdoor only dog, King had a few accidents and took a few days to accept the crate at night.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Adopted 10/20/2018

Jayla

Jayla is a beautiful 5 year old White long coat German Shepherd, with a little gold dust on her ears. She was surrendered to a local animal shelter by her elderly owners when they could no longer care for her. She recently had a litter of puppies.

Jayla was infested with fleas and had chewed quite a bit of fur off of her tail and backend. She has been treated for the fleas and her fur is starting to grow back. Her previous owners told the shelter that she was an outside only dog.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2018

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Adopted 10/20/2018

Waylon

Waylon is a large handsome black and tan male weighing in at about 107 lbs. He is about 5-6 years old. He was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Waylon has gotten along with the large and small dogs he has met. He is generally content to hang with them, but on occasion will try to play. Given the choice, he would rather be with his people!

Waylon appears to be housebroken, rides nicely in the car, and is crate trained.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2018

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Adopted 9/22/2018

Dundee

Dundee is happy 2 year old black male Shepherd. Weighing in at 75lbs, this handsome boy is at a good body weight. Dundee was an owner surrender to a local area shelter when his owners of 4 months could no longer care for him. Although Dundee lived only outdoors in his previous home, this boy appears to be fully housebroken. Dundee came to us with a mild skin infection, but it is clearing up nicely.

Dundee has gotten along with all of the large male and female dogs in his foster home. At first he was a little unsure, but now he pals around with his pack mates.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2018

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Adopted 9/22/2018

Gino

Gino is an approximately 3.5 year old handsome red and black male, currently underweight at 67 lbs. He was abandoned in a dog park and landed at a Sacramento area shelter, so very little is known about his past.

Since his arrival into our program, he has settled in nicely with his co-foster, Foxy (see Available Females for Adoption). The two engage in frequent play, enjoy daily walks, and offer comfort during their time alone. Gino was observed playing well with many large dogs, but small dogs trigger strong reactive behaviors. He will do best in a home without small dogs and future interactions around small dogs will require experienced handling.

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

Added August 2018

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Adopted 9/22/2018

Mia

Mia was surrendered to a local shelter . She is a petite, approximately 18 month old longcoat German Shepherd. She is quite friendly and affectionate with both humans and other dogs. She does well with respectful children too. Currently she lives with three German Shepherds.

Because Mia is younger she will require regular exercise, someone who can introduce her to new things and commit to training. Mia is a quick learner and has some basic skills. She will still jump up on people but with the right guidance this will change.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2018

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Adopted 9/15/2018

Arlen

Arlen is 2 - 3 year old male German Shepherd, he is light tan in color. Arlen was a stray from a local area shelter so not much is known of his background. On the thin side at 65lb he should gain ten more with his good appetiate.

Arlen was an outside dog and is hesitant to come inside the house however, he's adjusting well to sleeping through the night in a crate. Arlen enjoys his foster brother and sister loves to lick them, give kisses. He does well on a leash, walks ok with the pack but would rather walk next to his person. Arlen is a quick learner and picked up easily on basic commands such as sit, down and working on stay.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Adopted 9/15/2018

Cora

Cora is a 5 month old female. She was a stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Cora is anxious in new situations and with new people and dogs. After a day or so she becomes comfortable with the people and dogs. She is good with dog-savvy cats that don't run.

Cora has a bit of spunk to her and can protest when she doesn't want to do something. Put her in a crate at night and she'll bark a few times to let you know her displeasure. During the day she naps happily in the crate when it's her idea.

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

Added July 2018

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Adopted 9/15/2018

Derby

Derby is a 8-9 month old boy pulled from a local shelter. He has gold eyes, a shorter black coat with a small white patch on his chest. He is likely a Dutch Shepherd or Malinois mix and loves to run and play most of the day. He is very social with other dogs and people.

Like most young dogs is age, he likes to feel everything with his mouth, so he should not go to a home with young children. He is currently in a foster home on a ranch, where he spends his days following his foster parent on the ATV.

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

Added June 2018

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Adopted 9/15/2018

Kurgan

Kurgan is a stocky 2 year old male with one floppy ear. He was an unclaimed stray at the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Kurgan is a goofy, friendly boy with a medium energy level. He loves to play with other dogs, but does not like cats. He is happy outside for long periods if he has another dog as company. He chews inappropriately at times, but will drop it when told. He is learning house manners and sleeps in a crate at night.

He is very treat motivated and loves to "sit" and "down" for treats. He is unsure about car rides, but will hop in with encouragement and a treat as a reward.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2018

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Adopted 9/15/2018

Remedy

Remedy is a 3 year old, petite black and tan female long coat. She was adopted two years ago as a youngster and is being returned because her adopter is having health issues and cannot provide the exercise or training needed for this energetic girl.

Remedy is housebroken and crate trained. She's been living easily with a small dog and a cat. She does try to get them to engage in play, which doesn't go over well with all small dogs or cats. She knows basic commands, but will need reminders.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2018

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Adopted 9/15/2018

Whistler

Whistler is a handsome black and tan 4 year old male who came as a stray from a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known about his background. He is underweight at about 58 lbs but is well on his way back to a healthy weight.

Please be aware of the necessary care if considering adopting Whistler. He has an eye condition known as Pannus (Chronic Superficial Keratitis), thought to be an auto-immune disease that affects the tissues of the cornea with inflammation. He has some visual impairment and left untreated, may result in blindness. His condition is currently being treated with application of eye ointment once daily. Treatment for Pannus is lifelong. Even short periods of interrupted therapy (ie: 2-4 weeks), may cause severe recurrence with devastating effects on the dog. High altitudes, smoke and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation may exacerbate the condition. He comes with his own pair of DOGGLES.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2018

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Adopted 9/12/2018

Beary

Beary is a 4 year old black and tan female who was surrendered by her owners because they were unable to manage her multiple medical conditions. She came to us weighing 59 lbs and very underweight, missing much of her hair, hematomas on one ear and in need of dental care. Since she was relinquished, she has been treated for wide-spread skin and ear infections, provided a dental cleaning which involved pulling a few teeth, as well as removing a hematoma on the right ear. There is evidence that she had at least one litter of puppies in the past. Despite all these challenges, Beary has shown improvement in the regrowth of much of her beautiful coat and has gained 5 pounds. Her right ear, however, will remain flaccid and has had repeated infections. Her skin is also prone to infections, so a very limited ingredient, high quality dog food and no dog treats is best to help control her skin irritations.

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

Updated February 2018

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Adopted 9/11/2018

Jodie

Jodie is a petite 7 year old black and tan female, weighing 58. She is an unclaimed stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known of her background. Upon a vet exam, we learned she has a low grade heart murmur, but she is in amazing health and is fit as a fiddle.

This girl loves to go. She is happy to follow her human around, or try to engage her foster sibling in play. Jodie is housebroken, and while she doesn't seem to have formal training, she is easy to have around the house (although she is pretty sure the sofa was meant for her).

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Adopted 8/25/2018

Marigold

Marigold is a 10 week old bi-colored female. She probably has a little something else in her (Rottweiler?) but it's hard to tell at this age. She was an unclaimed stray at a shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Marigold is a sweet, outgoing girl that loves people and other dogs. She can be a bit of a drama queen when she doesn't get her way, but she is learning that "no" means "no".

She is currently living with dog-savvy cats, but is quite determined to chase them, despite the claws. She may learn with leash-corrections, but for now the cats have given up and stay away.

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

Added July 2018

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Adopted 8/25/2018

Remington

Remington (Remy) is a floppy-eared, 80lb, black/tan male, almost 2 years old. He was surrendered to a Sacramento area shelter but no background information was provided.

Remy appears to have been an outside dog, but has quickly learned that living indoors with his canine and human foster family is a pretty good gig. He is a bit uncertain with new situations at first, but is gaining confidence every day as these new experiences become routine. This gentle, affectionate boy has wonderful house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added Septmember 2017

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Adopted 8/22/2018

Brandy

Brandy is a lovely black and red female about 4 years old. She was an unclaimed stray out of a local shelter so nothing is known about her background. What is known is they Brandy came to us with heartworm and is now in treatment.

Brandy is an easy dog. She is housebroken, sleeps quietly at night either in her crate or free in the bedroom. Brandy doesn't have much in the way of formal training, but is learning basic commands, and is very responsive to her human. She is quiet and calm in the house, settling easily. Brandy walks very nicely on leash but does get a little excited by neighborhood squirrels.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2018

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Adopted 8/18/2018

Sam Malone

Sam Malone is a handsome, black and tan male, approximately 3 months old. He and his six siblings were taken in at a local shelter, but little background information was provided. Sam was the biggest of the litter and wanted to dominate the rest of the puppies. He is the last available puppy from this litter.

Currently he's living in a home with an adult female German Shepherd who doesn't like to engage in play. Sam does respond well to her corrections, so another patient large dog would be ideal for this boy. It appears he will grow up to be a good sized adult dog.

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

Added July 2018

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Adopted 8/18/2018

Sonny

Sonny is an approximately 2.5 year old, red and black handsome male. He was a stray from a local shelter, so we have no information about his background. He is energetic and playful with other large dogs. Small dogs are unknown.

Sonny is sweet and affectionate. He appears housebroken with the use of a dog door. He is learning basic commands and house manners. He can become intimidated by loud, sporadic movements and some people. He will benefit from an active home to help him expend his energy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Adopted 7/28/2018

Caitlin

Caitlin is a 5 month old female. She was an unclaimed stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Caitlin is the typical puppy - playing roughly with her foster brothers one minute and sleeping the next. She has quickly learned that cats are to be given their space, but will chase them if she is in a particularly playful mood. She can be vocal when playing or to get her way, but will quiet when told. Once she understands what is expected of her, she is happy to oblige (especially if treats are the reward).

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2018

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Adopted 7/28/2018

Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee is an 8 month old black and tan German Shepherd. He was surrendered to us by a Good Samaritan who found him running in the middle of a busy street. After 3 months of looking for his owners, the landlord said he had to go.

He is housebroken, rides well in a car, and does great on a leash. He knows basic commands such as Sit, Shake with both paws, and Leave It. Jerry Lee is a great alarm barker. He is a little shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he loves to give kisses and have his belly rubbed.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2018

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Adopted 7/21/2018

Breezy

Breezy is a charming 10 month old Black and Tan female. Even though she has some growing to do Breezy is a petite girl. She was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter so nothing is known about her background.

Breezy is a little shy at first, but she warms up quickly. She currently lives with several adult dogs. She will try to engage them in play, but is respectful when they decline. This spunky girl likes to play. She loves her toys, balls, and bones, but watch your fingers, she will snap at the toy when she gets excited even if it is in your hand.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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

Added July 2018

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Adopted 7/21/2018

Lovie

Lovie is an adorable 11 week old black and tan female weighing just over 21 lbs. She came from a local shelter with no information about her original start in life.

This intelligent, feisty girl enjoys attention and loves to rough house with the big male German Shepherd in her foster home. She spent some time with several large dogs and was not bothered by their size, but wanted to chase them and bite at their tales. Lovie is currently living with cats and is doing well. She is not yet housebroken and will need a patient home willing to teach her all the basics in life.

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

Added June 2018

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Adopted 7/11/2018

Zana

Zana is a lovely 3 year old black and tan female. She is approximately 65 pounds and uses every ounce to prance in pure joy when she sees her human. She is a quick learner who wants to please her human and won't hesitate to indulge in a belly rub! She is eager for her daily walks, retrieving the ball, and looks forward to all car rides. In the home, she chooses to lay quietly on her bed, ready with spontaneous wags for any attention that comes her way. She is housebroken and crate trained.

Zana was initially in a foster home with two young, playful dogs with whom she had difficulty accepting. It became apparent that she has poor dog greeting skills with a tendency to be dominant.

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

Added February 2018

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Adopted 6/23/2018

Heidi A.

Heidi is about 2 years old and is an easygoing, sweet, long-coat German Shepherd who gets along very with dogs of all sizes. She was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter, so little is known of her background.

Heidi was hit by a car and lay by the side of the road for two days with a fractured pelvis and a dislocated leg. Today, Heidi is doing wonderfully, she doesn't even have a noticeable limp. Heidi gets two walks a day, totaling two miles, with no discomfort. She romps and plays with other dogs like nothing ever happened. However, she should not be asked to hike or jog for long distances.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/23/2018

Kimba

Kimba is a very sweet, quiet, gentle, 63 pound female white Shepherd approximately 2 years old with a long, lean body. She was a stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known about her background.

She is currently living in a foster house with two male German Shepherds, a senior female Golden Retriever and three cats. She has been friendly with the cats and even has exchanged kisses on occasion with one of them. Kimba is comfortable near people and occasionally off on her own. She greets new people very well and is calmly happy to see you when you wake up, come home or just call her name and talk sweetly to her. She settles nicely in her crate for the night or on the floor near your bed.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/16/2018

Butch

Butch is a handsome black and tan 4 year old male weighing 90 lbs. Due physical limitations, he was relinquished by his prior owner because she was unable to manage the exercise Butch deserves. He shared his home with multiple Chihuahuas and welcomed all human visitors without hesitation. He currently shares his Foster home with a dominant female (see Zana, available female dogs) who eagerly tries to engage him in play. Initially he appeared aloof, but slowly he is returning the request with mutual action! In the home, Butch is quite content in the company of his human. He is learning to walk well on a leash and loves exploring the neighborhood. He finds the water enticing and has no hesitation entering the shores on a lake walk or wading his paws in the pool.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Adopted 6/16/2018

Ikea

Ikea is a 5 month old black and tan adorable female weighing 40 lbs. She was a stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known of her background. It appears she will grow up to be a large female adult dog.

This pup is sweet and playful. She gets along with other respectful dogs of all sizes. She is very respectful of dogs and takes corrections well from other dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/16/2018

Loba

Loba is a fun-sized 3 year old, almost solid black female who came to us from a local shelter. She was surrendered by her owners, but no background was provided, except that she lived her life outdoors. She weighs approximately 65-70 lbs, but could stand to lose a couple of pounds.

When she first came to her foster home she was a bit reserved and cautious, as everything was new to her. Although cautious, she was very interested in learning and it didn't take her long to discover that being indoors and hanging with her pack was a great way to live!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Adopted 6/16/2018

Nia

Nia is a 7 year young, 85 lb beauty who was adopted 6 years ago to a couple who lived on 3+ acres and she had room to romp, cool off in a pond or the pool, but doesn't like to swim.  The owner is moving into a senior facility without a yard and is unable to care for Nia.

 

This sweet girl is cautious with people she doesn't know, but once she's comfortable, she's affectionate and shows how gentle she can be.  She seems to warm up to woman faster and also knows true dog people.  She loves entertaining herself with big, floppy squeaky toys, but never figured out fetching a ball. 

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Adopted 6/16/2018

Thunder

Thunder is an 8-year-old, male, black and tan GSD surrendered by his owner who had him since he was a puppy. His previous owners had to move in with family and were not able to bring Thunder with them.

Thunder has excellent house manners. He does not get on furniture, is housebroken and has done well when left in the house for short periods of time. He walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. He learned very quickly how to wait for his food and I believe he will be very easy to train. He ignores the resident cat and has gotten along very well with the resident feisty female GSD/Mal and the other 2 male GSD's. He sleeps quietly all night on a comfy dog bed near his foster mom.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2018

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Adopted 6/9/2018

Morris

Morris is a very handsome black & tan GSD with very soft fur. He is approximately 5-6 years old and weighs 65 lbs. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so little is known about his background.

He appears to have come out of rough situation. He had to have extensive dental work done to remove 3 of his 4 canines, as well as several incisors. He is also missing most of his lower front teeth on the left side, and he has a cataract in his left eye which will be removed in the next couple of weeks.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2018

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Adopted 5/26/2018

Iza

Iza is a very sweet 8-9 year old female. She was surrendered to a local shelter with a severe wound on her foot that her family could not afford to treat. For awhile we were afraid Iza would lose her foot, but this girl is a trooper with all of her wound care. Her foot is almost fully healed, so she will soon be starting nightly walks; the little girl could stand to lose a few pounds.

Iza was previously an outdoor dog, but has learned that indoor life is quite nice. She is trustworthy in the house during the workday with access to the outside. Iza gets a little huffy with new dog introductions, but settles after a couple minutes and accepts them. She gets along well with all of her foster brothers and sisters.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2018

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Adopted 5/24/2018

River

River is a 4 yo handsome, red and black neutered male who weighs approximately 70 lbs. He was found as a stray, so we are unable to share his life story with you. River will initially back away from unfamiliar people and noises.

He is slowly learning that humans are here to help him enjoy the world as he rapidly adapts to the intimate home environment. He shares his foster home with Whistler (see Available Male Dogs) with whom he finds comfort and direction. With Whistler nearby, River settles in the house much easier and quicker.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2018

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Adopted 5/20/2018

Tigger

Tigger is a 4 year old tall and lanky, black and tan male weighing 83 lbs. He was found abandoned in a dog park and has spent the past two months in a local shelter receiving treatments for multiple skin and ear infections.

Although not much is known about his past, Tigger's good-natured personality is not swayed by his recent hardship. His coat has regrown nicely and he continues to gain weight slowly thanks to his growing appetite. He is very social and engages well with strangers as well as other large dogs. He has ignored some small dogs he met, but his play style may be a bit rough for most small dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2018

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Adopted 5/19/2018

Clooney

Clooney is an adorable 10 week old, black and tan, male puppy who was found submerged in water according to animal control. This event has not hampered his spirits and he is a very happy, energetic puppy.

Clooney currently lives and plays with a large, male German Shepherd and is learning to leave the resident cats alone. He does not like the crate when it is closed and covered but, he does sleep in his foster moms bathroom with the open crate against the open bathroom door. He seems to be ok with this set up and will sleep through most nights.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2018

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Adopted 5/19/2018

Hurin

Hurin is a handsome 5-6 year old bicolor male. He is on the smaller side weighing in at about 75lbs. Hurin was an unclaimed stray at a local area shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Hurin is an easygoing boy that loves to be with his people. He seems to know some basic commands, as well as being housebroken and crate trained. Hurin is also great in the car and always likes to go along for a ride. He has moderate energy, but still needs his 2-4 mile daily walks.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2018

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Adopted 5/10/2018

Arlo

Arlo is a male German Shepherd who is about 1 - 2 years old. He is tall, black and tan, and he is on the thin side but will fill out nicely in time. He came to us from a local area shelter, so little is knon of his background.

Arlo is an exceptionally loving boy, who enjoys attention from his people. He doesn't seem to have any formal obedience training although he's treat motivated thus making training easy.

He is getting used to being indoors and corrects easily to stay off people and furniture, but is otherwise respectful of the house as he will lay at his person feet or nearby.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/10/2018

Keenan

Keenan is an approximately 12-18 month old black and tan male. He is from a local area shelter, so little is known of his background.

In his current foster home, Keenan lives with a 3 yr old active female German Shepherd, Zana (see her in Available Dogs). The two are quite compatible, as Keenan's tolerant personality matches well with Zana's dominant nature. Keenan's daily mission is to socially engage with all people and dogs no matter where he encounters them. If he is restricted from this opportunity, he will often use his voice to express his wishes. Redirections and timely corrections will help to diminish these behaviors. In the short time he has been with us, he has shown improvements and the ability to develop patience and restraint.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/28/2018

Elista

Elista is a 3 month old female. She was unclaimed stray at the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Elista has a medium energy level for a puppy. She is playful with other dogs, but when they become too rough her fierce side comes out and those puppy teeth bite hard. She may become the dominant female in the pack, so she is looking for a home with a male dog as a playmate. As much as she loves dogs, she loves being around people more. She follows her foster mom from room to room, which is a good thing since she needs constant supervision.

With proper late night food and water restriction, she sleeps through the night in her crate.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2018

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Adopted 4/21/2018

Bryce

Bryce is a 6.5-7 month old, tan and black male. He was surrendered to a Sacramento area shelter because he was considered "too hyper" and the prior owners were not able to control him.

Bryce is living in a foster home with two other German Shepherds and does well with them. He is learning house manners and crate training. He is at an age where he wants to put everything and anything in his mouth, so patience to teach him what is appropriate to chew will be needed. Bryce doesn't like being left alone, and he'd be best in a home with another well-behaved, confident dog as a playmate or where the human is home most of the time to engage him.

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

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Adopted 4/21/2018

Jiminey

Jiminey is a 5-6 year old black and tan male who weighs about 68 lbs. He was found as a stray by a Good Samaritan who noticed he had an injured leg and took him into a vet clinic. He was given basic treatment and transferred to a local Sacramento area shelter. Both lower bones on Jiminey's front right leg were fractured. GCGSR had surgery done on 1/31/18, which included adding metal plates to stabilize the leg. He will be in a bandaged splint until mid-March, when careful, slow rehab can begin.

He is living easily in a foster home with another adult male German Shepherd and three cats. He tries to engage the dog in play, but has been in a splint and has limited mobility. He ignores the cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2018

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Adopted 4/7/2018

Bruno

Bruno is a 4 year old black and tan male Shepherd. He was found as a stray in Sacramento County, so nothing is known about his past.

He was originally underweight and not displaying much energy. As his weight catches up, he is becoming more energetic. As with many of our dogs, he will benefit from a structured exercise routine. He is named after the pop star, Bruno Mars, so we are hopeful he'll show some of Bruno's soulful, energetic style.

Bruno is keen and curious and responding well to human partnership. He walks well on a leash, and is becoming eager for his car rides. He is gentle-natured and showing good house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Adopted 3/25/2018

Amber Lee

This beauty is Amber Lee. She was rescued after being abandoned in a rural community outside of Modesto. It appears that she may have had at least one litter in her lifetime. No other prior background information is known about her.

This delightful 3-4 year old girl is goofy, lovable, gentle and wants nothing more than to be by your side. When invited, she will cuddle on the couch with you or stretch out by your feet and just wants nothing more than to please you. If you let her, she would love to sleep in bed with you. Fair warning though, she does snore but not too loud. Her bark is very deep when she alerts to something wrong and can sound intimidating but only when there is a reason. Otherwise, she is very quiet.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 3/24/2018

Ripley

Ripley is about a 12 months old, black and tan female with one cute floppy ear. She was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Ripley is in a foster home with two other smaller dogs. She likes to play but is very also very affectionate. As a young dog, she still likes to bite on anything within reach, so redirecting her to appropriate toys will be needed. She is energetic so lots of exercise will benefit her and help her burn off some of her energy. She is housebroken, crate trained, learning basic commands and does well in the car.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 3/17/2018

Dyna

Dyna is a petite, approximately 2 year old bi-color German Shepherd mix weighing in at roughly 50 lbs. She has a higher energy level than some GSDs, although not over the top, Dyna will need an active home where she gets daily exercise and has a larger, male dog as a playful companion. Dyna came to us as an owner surrender after Good Samaritans found her on their property and held her for the legal stray hold time. She currently resides with another large, playful male Malinois mix who tires her out with constant play.

This little lady quickly became a volunteer favorite throughout GCGSR. She is incredibly friendly and very social! Her foster has taken her camping, to restaurants, and even to work with him. So ideally, we will be looking for the same type of permanent home, where she is included on family/social outings.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2017

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Adopted 3/17/2018

Smokey

Smokey is a handsome, 5-6 year old male who weighs in at 104 lbs. He is almost all black with a smattering of brown on his feet. He came to rescue from a local area shelter so little is known of his background.

For the most part, Smokey is a big, mellow boy. He loves toys of all kinds and has some playful moments, but he is most content hanging out near his human. He is affectionate and will happily accept belly rubs any chance he can!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Adopted 3/10/2018

Henry Ford

Henry is a 3 year old male. He was surrendered to us by an elderly couple who could no longer care for him.

Henry is a handsome boy with a moderate energy level. He is housebroken and has great house manners. He is an easy dog to have around. In his foster home he plays with the playful dog and leaves the grumpy dog alone. He shares toys and is content to relax on a dog bed. He walks great on a leash (the previous owner walked him while in a motorized wheelchair). He only needs a stern "no" for correction. He loves being pet and getting hugs, but isn't demanding.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 3/10/2018

Jester A.

Jester A. is a handsome black and tan male weighing about 70 lbs. We estimae his age to be approximately 2.5 - 3 years old. He is an unclaimed stray from a local shelter so nothing is know of his background.

Jester A., aptly named, is a big clown; he is pure joy on four legs.  This pup is very responsive and super quick to learn new behaviors.  Jester is active and can be quite vocal. He will thrive in a home with experienced owners who will give him the training and leadership he needs.

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

Added October 2017

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Adopted 3/10/2018

Jubilee

Jubilee is a very petite 3-4 year old black and red female. She is an unclaimed stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Jubilee is a shy little girl but is learning that the hardwood floors, laundry room and other unfamiliar things/places aren't so scary. She is at a foster home that has 5 resident dogs consisting of all sizes, ages and sexes. She has acted appropriately with all dogs, large and small, that she has met.

She is housebroken and crate trained, and has great house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Mila

Mila is a very sweet 2-year-old black and tan girl, who came from a local area shelter, so little is known about her background. She is currently around 78 lbs but she has not been eating well for a while, so we are working on getting her to a more healthy weight of 90-95lbs.

 

She loves being in the house but it appears that Mila has spent most of her life outside so she'll need more reminders about proper indoor manners (don't leave her with your shoes). She also loves sleeping in her crate at night and being next to her people in the day time.

 

Mila is very shy at first but she loves all people big and small. She is still kind of clumsy, so a home with children over the age of 7 would be best for her.

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

Added November 2017

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Adopted 3/8/2018

Lola A.

Lola A. is a lovely black and tan female who is approximately 6 - 8 years old and weighs in at around 75lbs. She was a stray from a local area shelter so little is known of her background.

Lola is about as sweet as a dog can get. She loves to go for rides in the car and makes friends wherever she goes, is crate trained and housebroken, and walks nicely on leash.

She was heartworm positive when rescued and has come through the treatment with flying colors, becoming a favorite patient at the vets office in the process.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2017

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Adopted 3/6/2018

Night

Night is a handsome black male with a little dusting of tan on his legs and toes. He was an unclaimed stray at the shelter so nothing is known of his background.

Night is approximately 18 months old. He gets along great with dog-saavy cats, but does not like to share a home with other dogs. He is an outgoing boy that loves people and getting hugs and belly scratches. While on leash, he met children politely with kisses, but off leash he's a bit too much for small kids.

Typical of that age, he has a puppy brain in a dog body.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 2/24/2018

Barue

Barue is a strong, but mellow 2 year old black and tan male. He weighs 77 pounds and seems to be housebroken. He is from a local area shelter so little is known of his background.

Barue seems to have little in the way of training but has been trying very hard to learn the basics, sit, wait, potty, ok to eat, kennel, move and don't use the cat as a chew toy...

He is currently living with two larger GSD males, one female Golden and a cat. He will play and cuddles with the rest of the pack and gets along well with all but seems to want human company first, and is seemingly quite content to lay at his humans feet and sleep or follow you throughout the house.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Adopted 2/24/2018

Jolie

Jolie is a spunky adorable 3 year old female. She was adopted out from us about 18 months ago and was returned for jumping fences while left out in the yard all day by herself. When Jo left us she was a petite girl weighing in at almost 50lbs, she now weighs almost 70 so could use a little more exercise and a little less food.

Jolie is a very smart girl and learns fast. She walks well on leash, she knows some basic commands sit, bed, and has pretty decent recall. Jolie rides nicely in the car, and will sleep quietly in her crate at night. Jo does have some pretty decent prey drive, so no cats or small furry critters for this girl

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This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Adopted 2/17/2018

Clapton

Clapton is a handsome 5-6 month old light tan and black male. He came as a stray out of a local shelter, so nothing is known about his background. Judging by his looks and high-energy personality, our best guess is that he may be mixed with Belgian Malinois.

He meets other large dogs easily, and will be happiest in a home with another confident, playful dog who can show him the ropes. He is much more reserved when meeting new people and takes a little time to show his sweet, affectionate side. He adapted fairly quickly to his foster home, but will need more socialization to be comfortable outside the home.

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

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Adopted 2/17/2018

Griff

Griff is a strong, handsome black and tan male, weighing 90 lbs, and is approximately 4 years old. He was a stray from a Yolo County shelter, so we have no information on his background. Sometime in Griff's past, something created a scar across his muzzle, but it doesn't take away from his ability to take great pictures.

Griff is currently living nicely with one dominant female German Shepherd in his foster home. Griff has high prey drive and does not do well with small dogs, cats, small critters or young energetic pups. When meeting other dogs, slow introductions are best. He would likely do best with another large female or a submissive large male dog or being an only dog.

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

Added February 2017

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Adopted 2/10/2018

Murray

Murray is a 2 year old male with a beautiful champagne-colored coat. He was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento shelter, so not much is known of his background.

Murray is good with large dogs, but is untested with small dogs. He has high prey drive and needs a home without cats or small critters. He enjoys playing fetch and will drop it politely at your feet for the next throw.

He must have been primarily an outside dog in his previous life, as he came to us with no manners

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

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Adopted 1/27/2018

Adalene

Adalene is a beautiful female with a lush thick coat of mostly black with brown undertones and legs. She was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

To call this girl a stunner would be an understatement! She has the most loving amber eyes, and soft fuzzy ears that make everyone who meets her want to hug her (which she does not seem to mind). She is on the smaller size, with shorter haunches and narrow hips but is proportionate. She is the perfect size for someone who wants a real GSD in a more compact package. Based on her physical condition, and general demeanor, we estimate her to be approximately 3 years old.

Adalene is an extremely playful little gal. She gets a long great with everyone in her foster home, both canine and human. She has a lot of drive and can sometimes be a little bossy, even to her alpha pack mates.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 1/27/2018

Angelina

Angelina is a 4 year old black and tan, 80lb hunk of beauty who was a shelter favorite. Originally a stray out of Yolo County, we have no information about her background.

She passed her shelter evaluation with flying colors, but the loud, busy atmosphere was a bit too stressful for her. She meets other dogs easily (both large and small, according to the shelter), but she is a little uncertain at first.

In her current foster home she is one of four German Shepherds and it's a bit overwhelming for her, so she will likely settle in more quickly in a home with a smaller pack.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 1/27/2018

Celine

Celine is a tiny 9 week old black and tan female German Shepherd mix who came from a local shelter with no information about her background. Due to her size, we suspect she might be mixed with a small breed dog.

She spends her days napping and antagonizing her foster sister, Kiya another GCGSR puppy. She is a snuggly, but feisty little girl. She is fearless, climbing her way into the top of the toilet in order to get to her foster dad. She is food driven and has a good nose. When given the chance, Celine will search for kibble hidden under the couch and tucked behind the kitchen table.

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

Added November 2017

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Adopted 1/27/2018

Hazel

Hazel is a petite, black and tan (with some white) female female weighing about 50 lbs, who is about 2 years old. She was a stray from a Yolo county shelter, so nothing is known of her background. She takes a little while to warm up to people and new situations, but once she does, she'll happily crawl into your lap for a good rub.

Hazel has a lot of energy and likes to play fetch. She appears crate trained and rides well in the car. She walks well on a leash, but is still learning basic commands and house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 1/25/2018

Melody

Melody is a very reserved, but completely adorable female GSD with a black and tan coat with cream colored undertones. She has striking facial marking and deep, soulful eyes. Although she came to us as an owner surrender from the Yuba shelter, we don't know much about her prior background. We estimate her to be approximately one year old. She weighs in at about 55lbs., with a slender, athletic build. This makes Melody a good fit for someone looking for a smaller GSD.

Melody came to us as a VERY timid girl, easily frightened by almost any sudden moves or loud noises. Although she can still react in a skittish way when startled, her confidence has increased 10 fold over the last few months. Most of her timidity has been overcome thru counterconditioning, and working to build a calm demeanor.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2017

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Adopted 1/20/2018

Banff

Banff is about a 1.5 year old long legged male White Shepherd (possibly with some Anatolian Shepherd) with ears that flop to the side weighing 85 lbs. He was found abandoned in a dog park in Yolo County, so not much is known about his past. He tested positive for Heartworm and was started on Heartworm treatments during his stay at the Yolo shelter. Due to kennel stress and the time needed to complete his treatment, he was transferred to us and placed into a quiet foster home where he is expected to complete his treatment in mid-December.

Banff is an affectionate dog who approaches most humans with gentle curiosity and is eager to receive belly rubs whenever possible. He enjoys playing with his toys, often entertaining himself with exuberance. Banff will become intimidated in large groups of strange dogs, although is living well and bonded quickly to the other calm male in his foster home. Introductions in a quiet setting with limited dogs are therefore recommended.

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

Added October 2017

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Adopted 1/20/2018

Bhalu

Bhalu is a black and tan male weighing about 60 lbs, but needs to gain weight. We estimate his age as approximately 3 years. He is a stray from a Sacramento area shelter so nothing is known about his past. He was found extremely underweight with patches of hair loss due to poor nutrition, allergies and lack of proper care. In addition, Bhalu is heartworm positive and will complete his treatment by mid November.

He is gentle and affectionate, and enjoys meeting all dogs and humans. He enjoys car rides, adventures to the lake, and his daily walks. He sleeps in his crate at night and is house broken.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2017

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Adopted 1/20/2018

Cassius

Cassius (Cash) is an 10 - 11 month old black and tan German Shepherd Mix. He is one of 3 puppies who were surrendered to us by a Good Samaritan who took in their pregnant Momma when she was dumped on their property. Cheyenne and Decker have both found homes, and Cash is looking forward to the day when he will have a family of his own as well.

He is housebroken, rides well in a car, and does great on a leash. Cash is a great alarm barker. He is a little shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he loves to give kisses and have his belly rubbed.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2017

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Adopted 1/20/2018

Panther

Panther is an all black 2 year old male German Shepherd, weighing 90 pounds, with a luscious soft fur coat. He was surrendered by his owner's because they could no longer afford to feed him, so very little is known about his background.

This loving boy rides well in the car. He walks nicely on a leash, only getting excited when he sees other dogs that he wants to play with. He is a happy boy, with medium energy, good with other people and dogs. He has nice house manners when you are home with him. He sometimes plays with silly things, which is a good opportunity to remind him of the "leave it" command. He knows a few basic commands, like sit and down (with treats).

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2017

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Adopted 1/20/2018

Taz

Taz is an approximately two years old, black and tan male weighing 66 lbs.  He is an energetic companion dog and has a good appetite. He was surrendered to a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known about his past.

 

He is house-trained with the use of a doggy door, and has also been left indoors with the dog door shut and has not had an accident in the house. He heels and walks nicely on a leash, only getting excited when other dogs bark at him. He gets along well with the other German Shepherds of various ages in his foster home, but he can get antsy sometimes when he is out-and-about if there are a lot of other dogs around.  He is a flexible boy; he loves to sleep on the dog bed next to his foster mom, but he will also sleep quietly in a crate.  While he will sleep in a crate, he does not like to be contained in a crate or kennel.

No cats, small dogs, or small critters!!!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2017

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Adopted 1/13/2018

Autumn

Autumn is a 4 year old Black and Red female. She came from a Sacramento area shelter and was originally found as a stray with another male dog but not much is known about her past.

She met other large dogs nicely, but separated and on her own, she displays reserved curiosity and has rapidly learned to trust humans. She came to us with partial hair loss, presumably due to severe flea allergies, and has developed secondary warts along her back. The warts have been recently treated and should resolve in the next few weeks. With continued good nutrition and flea treatment, her coat will continue to fill in nicely.

Autumn is an affectionate girl who quickly learns the intimacy and routine of the home, settling in her beds with calm demeanor.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2017

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Adopted 1/13/2018

Fawkes

Fawkes is a black and tan male, about 10 months, weighing 75 lbs. He was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of his background. Fawkes is new to us, so more will be posted as we know him better.

So far, he has proven to be an energetic boy and still has a lot of puppy in him. He is learning house and leash manners, basic commands and being crate trained.

Fawkes enjoys other large dogs, but plays rough and likes to jump, so he may be too much for small dogs and young children.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2017

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Adopted 1/13/2018

Jeff

Jeff (AKA Jeffery) is an amazingly sweet, handsome black and tan male German Shepherd who is a VERY young 10 years old, and weighs approximately 78 pounds. His previous owner surrendered him to a local area shelter, and very little is known of the reason for his surrender or his background.

Jeffery has easily blended into his foster home's pack of resident dogs which consists of 5 dogs that are a mix of ages and sexes, and has acted appropriately with all dogs, large and small, that he has met. While at a pet store, Jeffery met the resident cat and was not fazed by it and basically ignored it, while his foster pack was ready to snack on it. Based on this observation, we believe Jeffery could possibly be ok living with cats.

He is extremely calm, with a great temperament, has moderate energy and has impeccable house manners. After only a few days, he earned the privilege to roam freely in the house with his foster pack.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2017

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Adopted 1/13/2018

Lizzie Rae

Lizzie Rae is a 10 month old slender girl, who came into rescue as a stray found on the streets. A good Samaritan took her in and when her owner could not be located, she came into rescue. She lives with a small dog and is learning to live with cats.

Lizzie needs continued training on the leash and socialization, but is willing to learn, and is quick to give kisses out, even to strangers.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Adopted 1/13/2018

Suki

Suki is a 5 year old sable female German Shepherd who weighs 57 pounds. She was an owner surrender who was given up when the previous home could no longer afford her. She lived with other dogs in her previous home and had been kept outside. Her ears have fly strike from her being left outdoors too often, but they are already showing improvement. She has had at least one litter of pups in the past.

In the current foster home, Suki appears house trained, and behaves nicely indoors (with access to the back yard) when you are away. She has nice house manners, not jumping on any furniture. She prefers to be indoors lounging on her dog pillows. She walks nicely on a leash, only needing very soft corrections, and knows basic commands.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2017

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Adopted 1/6/2018

Buster

Buster is a 4.5 year old male black & tan German Shepherd with one floppy ear. He weighs about 89 lbs and is on a diet to lose a few pounds. He was originally adopted from GCGSR at the age of 18 months where he shared his home with another dog. He was recently relinquished because the owner will be moving and is unable to take him along. Despite this change, he has adapted rapidly to his new foster home, sharing his life with another GCGSR foster dog. He doesn't seem interested in playing with the other dog, as he prefers to be by his human.

Buster enjoys the presence and attention of all humans, and is comfortable in the presence of other dogs, both large and small. He will benefit from firm boundaries to prevent attachment to or claiming of his human.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Adopted 1/6/2018

Esther

Esther is a 9 year old sable female. She came from a Sacramento area shelter and we know little about her history. We were told that she belonged to a homeless person sometime in her past and became a favorite of one of the staff members at the shelter. Esther is a little on the heavy side, so she was fed well wherever she'd been.

This is one sweet, low energy girl. She appears housebroken, walks fairly well on a leash, and ignores the cats in her foster home. She met the other male German Shepherd in the foster home easily. More to follow as we get to know Esther better.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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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)!

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)