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 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.




Autumn Head
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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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Fawkes Head
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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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Jeff Head
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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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Lizzie Rae
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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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Suki Head
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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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Buster Head
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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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Esther Head
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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!

Added November 2017

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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)