Greater California
German Shepherd Rescue
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Happy Tails of 2014!Oly

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

Changing lives, one dog at a time.




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Adopted 12/27/14

Anex

Anex is a 10 month old male with black and very light tan coloring with soulful eyes. He weighs about 67 lbs and is a very laid back young dog who often looks like he's smiling at you. He came from a Modesto shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

We do know that Anex likes to play with the female German Shepherd in his foster home but has moderate energy. He also likes being inside and settles down immediately. He is housebroken and has nice house manners. He needs coaxing to get in the car and seems a little uncertain about car rides when the car is moving. He is great on a leash. All the staff at the vets office liked him for his sweet demeaner.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 12/27/14

Gabriel

Gabriel is a 4.5 month old boy weighing about 30 lbs, with a touch of something else that makes him smaller than a typical German Shepherd. He also has cute feathering around his stand up ears. This is one nice, moderate-energy pup.

He was an owner surrender when he was 8 weeks old and was then diagnosed with parvo. He has been treated, is healthy and now ready for his forever home.

Gabriel is an easy puppy and has been a favorite among many young children - always supervise children around any dog, even a puppy such as Gabriel. He likes other dogs, if introduced properly. If they charge him or snarl at him right away, he backs away, not sure what to do. He likes squeeky toys and will chase after balls.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 12/27/14

Porter

Porter is a 2.5 year old, black and tan male weighing about 90 lbs, although he can afford to lose a few pounds. Porter was originally in our group with a litter of pups we called the "beer puppies" and adopted when he was 3-4 months old. He was raised with a 10 lb poodle and another medium sized dog. Unfortunately, there was an incident with the neighbor's 5 lb dog, which caused the family to reluctantly return Porter to us.

Porter is housebroken and waits by the door if he wants to go out. He needs to be given boundaries and reminded of them a couple times but, once he knows them, he's very good inside. He knows sit, stop, out, go inside your kennel, and is very food motivated. Still working on the down, but he walks very well on a leash once you remind him to stay with you.

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

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Adopted 12/27/14

Shar

Shar is a 4 year old female who was an owner surrender from the Modesto Shelter.

She seems to be housebroken and has awesome house manners. Shar is eager to please her people and she knows basic commands. Shar meets new people with confidence and she enjoys getting pets and belly massage. New dogs are met with caution, as she will tend to be dominate by growling.

She has been living with a resident German Shepherd that is now her playmate. Even though Shar has three legs, she doesn't let that slow her down.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 12/27/14

Wrigley

Wrigley is a very handsome black and red 18 month old male. He was an unclaimed stray out of a local shelter so nothing is known about his background. Even though he is a little on the thin side at the moment, Wrigley already weighs 90lbs. He will be a big boy once he fills out.

Wrigley gets along with all of the other large male and female dogs in his foster home. He was a little shy at first, but is coming around, and really likes to play with a couple of the other dogs. Out in public he has met small dogs while on leash, and has done well with them.

Wrigley appears to be housebroken, but doesn't seem to know any command except sit. He is learning to go into his crate at night without a struggle, and he does sleep quietly at night now.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 12/20/14

Camden

Camden is a 3 year old sable male who was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of his background. He is not a tall dog, weighing approximately 70 lbs., and can stand to lose a few pounds. Now in a foster home with several other German Shepherds and cats, Camden has been an easy dog to have around. He is housebroken, has nice house manners, knows basic commands, and rides well in the car. Camden was also around a 20 month old child and was very gentle.

Inside Camden settles down nicely. Outside he seems to be on alert and will alarm bark at movement outside the fence, including when the garbage truck stops to empty the bins. Camden will engage some with the other dogs, but seems to prefer the company of people.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2014

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Adopted 12/20/14

Hera

Hera is currently a thin 10 month old female weighing about 60 lbs. She was an owner surrender, adopted her as a stray from an Oakdale shelter when Hera was 6 months old. They found that she needed more time and attention than they could give. Hera lived with children and other dogs in the previous home.

In her foster home, Hera is living with two adult male German Shepherds and a female German Shepherd. Hera likes nothing better than to play a game of "chase me" with the other dogs and has energy to play for longer periods of time. She can be a bit of a drama queen if she thinks the others are playing too rough. If bored, Hera may decide to dig in the yard or chew on whatever she can find. If shoes are left out, she thinks they must be toys and will carry them off to gnaw on them. This girl is affectionate and loves a good belly rub. She also likes to play in water and will tip over a pail if it is not attached to keep it upright.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2014

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Adopted 12/6/14

Lada Mae

Lada is an adorable 5 month old, very playful German Shepherd mix puppy. She was rescued from a local shelter so nothing is known of her background. Lada gets along well with all her foster sisters big and small, they play all day and night.

Lada is learning to go into the kennel on command which takes a little time but she is getting the hang of it with treats as her reward, once in the kennel she sleeps all night. She is also working on sit, down and drop it.

Lada is potty trained however like a typical puppy she has had a couple accidents. She will need continued training and supervision to become full housebroken. She is a great in the car and loves to go for rides, does well on a leash and likes to pounce through the creeks on hikes.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2014

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Adopted 12/6/14

Wyatt

Wyatt is a large 7-8 month old male, weighing just over 70 lbs, with a thick black and tan coat. This boy was an owner surrender to a Sacramento area shelter when his previous family had personal and physical issues causing them to give him up.

Wyatt lived with two young children and a miniature schnauzer previously, however care should be given around small dogs and children due to Wyatt's size, and he's still growing! Primarily kept outdoors, he now prefers the comforts of being indoors and does take coaxing to get him to go out. Not realizing his size, he wants to be a lap dog and be cuddled.

He is currently living in a home with a young female shepherd and they love to play together. Being young, he will dig and chew if he's not properly supervised.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2014

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Adopted 11/22/14

Asta

Asta is a gorgeous four year old female with a plush white coat. She was surrendered by her owners when she and the other female in the home matured and no longer could get along, and separating them constantly became too much for the owners.

Asta lived inside in her previous home, so is housebroken, crate trained, rides nicely in the car, walks well on leash, and knows her basic commands, and listens fairly well. She previously lived with children, but due to her energy level, probably a home with children over age 8 would be best. Asta is a high energy, high drive girl. While she gets along with the three large male shepherds in her foster home, she needs to go to a home as an only dog, or another large male.

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

Added February 2014

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Adopted 11/22/14

Clint

Clint is a 58 lb, 10 month old boy who still needs to fill out. He has a flat black & tan coat. He was an owner surrender when his previous person didn't feel it was fair to Clint to be left alone all day while he worked.

This boy is housebroken, has moderate energy for a young dog, and is very affectionate. He is currently in a foster home with another young female German Shepherd and they love to play.

Clint occasionally tries to get on the couch and will sneak a shoe if you don't watch him, but he responds well to being told no. When excited he jumps up on people, so care should be taken around small children.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2014

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Adopted 11/22/14

Norman

Norman is an approx. 6 month old Belgian Malinois. He is currently sharing a home with 4 German Shepherds that are older and larger. Norman mixes in very nicely and plays with the big dogs with no issues. Norman has a lot of property to run around on, and has been seen chasing after small critters, so cats may be an issue. Norman is very gentle, and likes to cuddle up with his foster parents when he is inside. Norman settles nicely at night and sleeps on his own.

Norman uses the dog door to let himself out when ever he needs to use the bathroom, and has not had any accidents inside the house.

Norman is very active and athletic. He would make a great running partner. He knows the basic command of sit, and comes when you call him. He is not food aggressive, and has good treat taking manners.

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

Added October 2014

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Adopted 11/22/14

Pensee

Pensee is a black & tan female weighing in at approximately 60lbs. She was an owner surrender to the Modesto shelter. Her former owner had to move and was unable to take her and the other small dogs with them. She knows basic commands (sit & down), waits patiently for her food, and is house trained. She does not like to sleep in a crate and will escape. Currently she sleeps on a dog bed by the bed in her foster mom's room.

Pensee currently lives with, and gets along with, a male GSD, 2 dog savvy cats and a teenager (it is unknown how she is with young children). She loves to go on car rides, is learning to walk on a leash & working on better house manners (she likes to see what is on the counter).

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2014

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Adopted 11/15/14

Mikayla

Mikayla is a very cute GSD with a charcoal black coat with cream colored undertones and tummy, a curled up tail that is constantly wagging, and a mischievous glint in her eyes. She came to us as an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter, so nothing is known of her background. As such, her exact age is unknown, but we estimate her to be approximately 8 months old. She has shorter but very stocky legs and weighs about 55 pounds.

Mikayla is housebroken, and loves to run around outside with her pack, as much as she loves to hang out around them in the house. Although she is on the smaller size, what Mikayla lacks in stature, she more than makes up for in drive and enthusiasm. She has a very playful and affectionate nature and a pleasant energy about her. Her play style is very assertive at times, and she does not hesitate to mix it up with the much larger alpha male GSD in her foster home. Because she plays this way, she can sometimes come across as being a little bossy. However, she is presently learning appropriate behavior thru consistent correction from her human and canine pack mates.

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

Added October 2014

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Adopted 11/15/14

Timmy

Timmy is an extremely nice, affectionate 70 lb, 4.5 year old male, who was returned to us by his previous adopter when he moved out of the country and couldn't take Timmy along.

This boy was well cared for and came to us with toys and treats, beds, bowls and extras that his past family wanted to be sure he had. He was an only dog, but had lived with a cat, and was kept socialized with other dogs.

In his current foster home, he is living with cats, two adult male shepherds and another female foster shepherd. He and the female love to romp and play, although Timmy doesn't seem to understand the game of chase.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2014

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Adopted 11/12/14

Terry

Terry is a large handsome 4-5 year old male. He has a nice thick black coat, and weighs in at about 80 lbs. Terry was an unclaimed stray out of a local animal shelter so nothing is known about his background. Terry was likely an outdoor only dog, as he is still a little nervous in the house, but is learning new things every day like going up and down stairs, what a hairdryer is, and is taking it all in like a champ.

Terry gets along with all of the large male and female dogs in his foster home. While he likes to gallop around the yard and explore, he doesn't really want to play with the other dogs. He seems to like their company and doesn't want any trouble, but doesn't seem to engage in any of the doggie games.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2014

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Adopted 11/1/14

Aksel

Aksel is a beautiful male GSD/Husky mix, approximately 1 to 2 years old. He came to us from a local shelter, so nothing is known about his background. He weighs approximately 75lbs, and Aksel has the most beautiful white teeth, and a super plush coat.

He is a very happy boy, who loves to lick and give kisses. His tail wags in a circle clockwise, and then changes to counter clockwise. He doesn't bark, but actually talks. He loves to go for rides in the car, and is great on the leash.

Aksel sleeps quietly in his crate at night, and is housebroken.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2014

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Adopted 10/25/14

Peetie

Peetie is a strikingly handsome boy with a fluffy red and black coat. Because he came to the Sacramento County shelter as an unclaimed stray, nothing is known about his background. He is a strong stocky guy who weighs in at a healthy 88 lbs., and is approximately 3 years of age. Peetie is a bi-color dog with reddish-brown legs and facial markings that are as distinct as they are beautiful. This guy is one handsome devil who turns heads and gets lots of attention everywhere he goes. But don't fall in love with him for his looks. Fall in love with him because he is such a great all around dog!

Peetie came to us from the shelter with a high level of captivity stress, a bad case of kennel cough, and a fairly serious ear infection. He exhibited fearful behavior in his new foster home, and became possessive of anyone who gave him affection. As a result, he was very dog reactive the first few days, but he quickly overcame this thru a lot of one on one time and massive socialization with dozens of other dogs in the rescue.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2014

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Adopted 10/25/14

Simba

Simba is a handsome 4-5 year old longcoat male. His previous owners only had him three months and surrendered him to a local shelter when they could no longer care for him. They left him out during the day, inside in the evening for a little bit, and he slept in the garage at night. His coat is in pretty good shape, but will take a little work for him to become the stunning dog he could be. He is also underweight at 75 lbs., and could probably use another 10 pounds on his thin frame.

Simba has gotten along with all of the large male and female dogs in his foster home. In his first few days there, he hasn't played much yet, but certainly seems to like hanging out with the crowd. Simba has liked all the people he has met so far. At the shelter, he passed a uniformed officer, he immediately stopped, sat right in front of him and made eye contact. Once the officer greeted him, Simba jumped up on him very excited like he just ran into a long lost friend.

NO CATS SMALL DOGS OR SMALL FURRY CRITTERS

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 10/18/14

Maverick

Maverick is an extremely handsome black and tan sable male about two years old. He was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of his background. Currently Maverick is very thin. He eats well, so he should start putting on weight soon so his ribs don"t show. He is a tall dog and looks tough, but is very sweet, affectionate and has a nice temperament.

With the use of a prong collar, Maverick walks well on a leash and did not have any issues walking through crowds of people and a sea of dogs at a recent event. We were even together on stage in a line up next to a Cocker Spaniel with no reaction from Maverick. He is currently living with two male German Shepherds and a female shepherd about his age and cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2014

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Adopted 10/18/14

Taiko

Taiko is a one year old handsome black and tan male with a longer coat. He was surrendered to a local area shelter for being too much dog for the owners to handle. They had him a week. We don't know anything about his history prior to that.

Taiko is a typical adolescent puppy that hasn't been trained. He is mouthy, and jumps up, and will pull on leash if you let him. He seems to have lived inside as he has some indoor manners. He appears to be mostly housebroken. Taiko likes to help in the kitchen. He will jump up and put his paws on the counter top right next to you to see what he can do to help you. He is learning that that is not acceptable.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2014

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Adopted 10/12/14

Zaan

Zaan is an eight and a half month old Sable Malinois/Shepherd mix. He was an unclaimed stray from the Modesto shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

He is currently living in a foster home with Aurora, a female foster puppy his age, and 2 larger dogs. While he is gentle with the three and five year old children in the home, he is an active boy and might accidently bump very young children. He is also learning to respect the resident cats.

Zaan would be the perfect dog for a runner/hiker or an active family with a dog currently at home. He can easily keep up a strong running pace for miles and loves the exercise. Zaan is crate trained, potty trained, and rides easily in the car.

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

Added June 2014

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Adopted 9/27/14

Alise

Alise is a pretty little 2 year old black and tan female. Weighing in at about 50lbs, we think Alise may have a little something else in her. Alise was an unclaimed stray at a local shelter so nothing is known about her background.

Alise is a very sweet girl, very friendly with the people she has met so far. She loves to put her head in your lap for pets. Currently Alise lives in a home with other large male and female dogs, and gets along with all of them. She likes to find a partner dog to play tug of war with. Even though smaller than her foster siblings, Alise will stand her ground, and will not let the bigger kids push her around. It is unknown how she is with cats or small furry critters.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2014

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Adopted 9/27/14

Argo

Argo is a gorgeous red sable male, about three years old. He has intense gold eyes, that will just melt your heart when he looks at you. He was an unclaimed stray out of the Sacramento area so nothing is known about his background. He could stand to put on a few pounds as he is a 70lb. dog with an 80 lb. frame. For the most part he has a very calm and quiet disposition. He is settling into his foster home nicely, but was probably an outdoor only dog in his previous life as much of the world and the house appear to be new to him.

Argo gets along with the other large male and female dogs in his foster home. He is learning how to play with the other dogs in an appropriate manner. Argo doesn't have any formal training, but he is fairly easy to walk on leash. He is learning sit and down, and to settle inside the house. This is a boy that loves to be with his human, he loves to follow them around the house. He likes to snuggle and bury his head in your lap. He is a dog that will take some patience, as many things are new to him; the stairs, the indoor water bowl that gurgles has he drinks from it, the toilet, the hairdryer, the washing machine, and of course the vacuum.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2014

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Adopted 9/27/14

Auora

Aurora is an eight and a half month old Dutch Shepherd mix. She was an unclaimed stray from the Modesto shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Aurora is living with another male puppy her age and 2 larger, adolescent dogs in her current foster home. She is very gentle with the five and three year old resident children and genuinely seems to enjoy their attention. She and has also learned to live with the resident cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2014

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Adopted 9/27/14

Rika

Rika and two of her litter mates were pulled from the Modesto shelter so nothing is known of their background, or their exact breed. We rescued them from the shelter at around 8 to 10 weeks old, so they are now about 4 months old. Based on her current size and weight, we believe Rika will mature to a mid-sized girl at around 50 lbs.

Rika has a happy, outgoing Lab-like personality. Her tail is always wagging, and she is always up for an adventure.

Rika LOVES water and absolutely must go to a home where she will get plenty of water play. The first time she saw a pool she jumped in and started swimming laps. We'd point her to the steps, but she wanted to keep swimming.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2014

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Adopted 9/23/14

Eden

Eden was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento shelter, so not much is known about her background.

She is recovering from a light case of non-contagious demodectic mange (demodex), and is a very sweet, energetic 4 1/2 - 5 month old, black and brown female.

In her current foster home she lives with an adult male GSD, male 4 1/2 - 5 month GSD (Davide), 2 cats and a teenager, and gets along with all of them. Eden is a very sweet girl, very friendly with the people she has met so far. She loves to be near her foster family.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2014

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Adopted 9/23/14

Rafe

Rafe and two of his litter mates were pulled from the Modesto shelter so nothing is known of their background, or their exact breed. We rescued them from the shelter at around 8 to 10 weeks old, so they are now about 4 months old. Based on his current size and weight, we believe Rafe will mature to a mid-sized boy at around 60 lbs.

Rafe has a uniquely calm and quiet disposition for a young puppy. He rarely jumps up for attention. Instead he will amble over and sit in front of you, then look up at you with his soft chocolate eyes and wait for you to pet him. He loves to have his belly rubbed and get as close to your chest with his body as possible. He will put his paws around your neck and nuzzle your ear if you let him.

Rafe has been good with all the dogs he's met and enjoys puppy play time, but he mostly prefers the company of people.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2014

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Adopted 9/23/14

Serafina

Serafina is about 5 months old and is a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix. She was surrendered with her brother, Frederick, when the woman who bred their mother couldn't find homes for the two pups and wasn't able to take good care of them. Serafina is confident, smart and independent and does fine with the other two German Shepherds and cats in her current foster home. She is sleeping quietly through the night in a crate and we're working on housebreaking her and teaching her house manners. When fed, she will already sit and is working on "wait" before eating. She likes to grab things to carry around and must have several chew toys to redirect her from items that are not acceptable for her to chew up. Serafina is also affectionate and likes to crawl up into your lap if you let her.

Serafina likes to go into the kiddie pool to cool off her feet and drinks out of it at the same time (very efficient).

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

Added June 2014

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Adopted 9/23/14

Zinc

Zinc is an 8-9 month old Belgian Malinois mix, he came into our rescue from a Modesto shelter, so nothing is known about his background. What we do know, is that he is a bundle of fun! This little guy (weighing approx. 40lbs currently) not only loves to play tug, play with the dogs living in his foster home, and play ball, but he also loves a good snuggle at the end of the day!

Still very much a puppy, Zinc is working on his house manners. He sleeps nicely in a crate at night and walks very well on leash. He plays well with most dogs, however would not do well with a dominant male in the home as he tends to try to establish a little bit of dominance. He has your typical Malinois personality, he is active, very smart, and eager to please.

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

Added July 2014

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Adopted 9/6/14

Dutch

Dutch was an owner surrender to a Sacramento shelter. His previous owner had to relocate out of the country and couldn't take him along. This is an 85-90 lb male, who doesn't realize his size. We believe he is a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix and is a nice carmel color with a flat coat that doesn't seem to shed as much as a shepherd. Dutch is outgoing, friendly and affectionate. The previous owner took Dutch to basic obedience class where he was trained in English & German. He does need more work walking on leash and will jump up on people, counters and furniture when excited. He seems to be housebroken, especially with the use of a dog door. Because of his size and his jumping up when excited, he should not go to a home with small children, although older children would be fine. He rides very well in the car and jumps in willingly. He is sleeping through the night in a crate that is filled with chew toys for him.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2014

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Adopted 9/6/14

Ernie

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Ernie is an unclaimed stray rescued from a shelter in the Turlock area. Although the shelter estimated his age at 7, we are guessing his age is closer to 9 years old. He has a good sized frame, but weighed only 62 pounds at intake, and has enjoyed putting on a little much needed weight. Ernie came to us with some dental problems and an ear infection, but he has been to the dentist, and his ears are responding well to medication. He may have slight long-term hearing loss because of it, but hears commands and normal conversation just fine. He also responds nicely to hand signals.

Ernie has been friendly and affectionate with every one he has met. He likes and enjoys interacting with people, and usually has a smile and a wagging tail. He is calm and easy going. He shadows his foster dad closely, and his favorite place is on a cushy dog bed near him, or lying on dad's feet.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2014

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Adopted 9/6/14

Fischer

Fischer is a 2-3 year old White German Shepherd. He was a stray from the Sacramento SPCA, so nothing is known of his background.

Fischer is a charming dog that loves people. Don't let his charm fool you though, he is quite the stubborn young adult at times. He is new (again) to our program, and is still learning house manners & how to treat others. He guards his toys and food, and barks at other dogs when he's on leash. He needs a strong-willed, experienced owner that will be consistent in teaching him appropriate behavior and turning him into the gem of a dog we know he can be.

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

Added July 2014

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Adopted 9/6/14

Vetzer

Vetzer is a Black and Tan male GSD, approximately 1 to 2 years old, weighing around 65lbs. He came to us from a local shelter, so nothing is known about his background. He is a very happy boy, who loves attention.

He appears to have been an outdoor only dog. Everything inside the house is met with a cautious curiosity. He is learning to stay off the counters and furniture.

Vetzer is a high-energy boy. He loves to play, play, play. He loves to go for rides in the car. He does pull on the leash, but is easy to correct.

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

Added July 2014

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Adopted 8/25/14

Rowe

Rowe is a 3-4 year old gorgeous longcoat male. He was an owner surrender to a local shelter when his owners could no longer care for him.

Rowe is a very friendly boy. He appears to be housebroken. He knows a few basic commands including sit, down, and shake. He is brushing up on his leash manners, and is learning not to jump up quite so much. Rowe loves the water and loves to play fetch. He is actually pretty good at returning the item he would like you to throw again.

Rowe is currently in a foster home with other large male and female dogs. He gets along with the others in his foster home, but is unlikely to be successful with small furry critters or livestock.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2014

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Adopted 8/24/14

Zane

Zane is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois who weighs about 70 pounds. He is a higher energy boy who easily settles down in the house after his time running, playing, and chasing outside. He is friendly with people, leans in for affection, and is housebroken. Handling him on a leash is easy, plus he understands basic commands and knows how to use a dog door.

He likes to be a part of the action, whether car rides, neighborhood walks, the beach, hikes of any length, or just relaxing at your feet after his morning walk. He sometimes tries to jump up for attention but is quite gentle about it. His ears fold back when he is happy or anticipating that something good is about to happen, which is often.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2014

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Adopted 8/23/14

Aaron

Aaron is a strikingly handsome 3 year old male with a fluffy red and black coat. His facial markings are as distinct as they are beautiful. Incredibly, he was given up to a local area shelter by his previous family who moved away and could not take him. Aaron came to us a very shy boy, but is really working hard on coming out of his shell more with his foster pack and is making progress daily. He is extremely affectionate with everyone he meets, and really loves being hugged. Although he is clearly more interested in people than dogs, he really enjoys paling around with Hayden, another foster dog in his temporary pack. They have become fast friends, which seems to really be helping Aaron become more open and confident.

Although he is still quite shy, Aaron is starting to become a very affectionate and playful guy around the house. He loves to chase balls, gnaw on chew toys, and just run and play doggie tag in the yard with his pack mates.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 8/23/14

Stevie

Stevie is approximately 10 to 12 months old, and a very sweet, petite female. She came from a Modesto area shelter, so we have no background information on her. In her current foster home, Stevie lives with cats, a 5 month male Belgian Malinois/shepherd mix pup, and a 2 year old male German Shepherd. Stevie is unsure of new people in public, but is delighted to greet new people in her foster home especially if the guests scratch her back. When she is excited, her whole bottom half wiggles.

Stevie knows some basic commands, but if distracted by playing with the other dogs, she forgets to pay attention to the commands. Her house manners have been very good. She doesn't jump on people or counter surf. Once Stevie is in the car, she is a great passenger. Stevie is house trained, but in the past going outside may have been a punishment as she doesn't go out voluntarily. She behaves very well when left alone inside or out.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 8/16/14

Baron

Baron is a large gorgeous black and red boy. At 15 months he already weighs 100 lbs. He was an owner surrender to a vet to be euthanized after he allegedly growled at a child at a park/dog park (no adults witnessed this interaction). The vet talked the owner into allowing them to place him. After a couple days of watching him interact with people, dogs and other animals, they called us to see if we could rescue him.

In his foster home, Baron lives with an older female shepherd. He just follows her around, and wants to do what she does, and be where she is. This boy is definitely a follower, and not a leader.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 8/16/14

Fredrick

Fredrick is about 5 months old and is a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix and weighs just over 30 lbs. He was surrendered with his sister, Serafina, when the woman who bred their mother couldn't find homes for the two pups and wasn't able to take good care of them.

Fredrick is shy, but very sweet and affectionate. He is in a foster home with another German Shepherd and cats. His ears have not decided to stand up yet. He is sleeping quietly through the night in a crate and we're working on housebreaking and teaching him house manners. If left unsupervised, this boy will find something to chew up in a matter of minutes. Appropriate chew toys are a must to redirect him.

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

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Adopted 8/16/14

Hattie

Hattie is a sweet, gentle and intelligent 2 year old unclaimed female stray from a local shelter. She weighs around 65 pounds, and has had a litter.

Hattie is a sensitive girl, initially timid around people, and appears to have been handled too roughly in the past. She is coming out of her shell nicely, a little bit more every day. Once she is comfortable, she is eager to have contact with and pats from her human, gives nice little kisses, follows closely, and will pester for attention. She is more comfortable with women than with men, but is learning that men too can be safe and kind. She is quickly getting over hand shyness, and is getting comfortable with the leash being put on her. It is best to move slowly with her. It is also very important to correct gently and calmly.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 8/16/14

Koda

Koda was an owner surrender to a Sacramento area shelter. He's about 1.5 years old and weighs 58 lbs, but could stand to add about 5 lbs to his thin frame. Koda means friend or companion in several Native American languages and it fits him well.

So far, Koda has been a very easy boy. He is housebroken and knows some basic commands, although he will jump up on people when excited. Recently out of the shelter, Koda has kennel cough, which may be affecting his energy level. He prefers to shadow the human in the house rather than play with either of the other two German Shepherds. Toys are not high on Koda's priority list, but he will chew on the deer antler given him.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 8/16/14

Sherman

Sherman is a 3-4 year old, black and tan, 70 pound boy. He has adorable ears that tilt together most of the time. He is very affectionate and wants to be with or near his person constantly. He is currently living with a smaller dog, and has properly greeted every dog he has met in his foster home. He will chase a stray cat that comes into the yard, but does not appear to have the desire to harm it. With proper supervision, and training he may be able to live with cats.

Sherman rides in a vehicle nicely, but may need to be tethered, to keep him out of the driver's lap. He is still working on housebreaking, but is crate trained, and walks nicely on leash. If left for too long in a yard, he may hop the fence and go look for human company.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Simon

Simon is a 12 - 15 month old gregarious, friendly boy. He has a great attitude and enthusiasm, and likes being around his people but can settle in a crate or the yard while they are away. He rides well in the car and sleeps soundly in his crate at night. He is friendly to others and greets nicely all members of the family, including 2 children and 1 teen in his foster home, and responds well to the family routine.

He comes when called, sits for treats, and is learning the down command with help as well as to fetch. He has excellent leash manners with the help of a pinch collar, and responds well to simple corrections. With access to dog doors, he is housebroken. Under supervision, he has been respectful of personal property, and will cheerfully accept a dog toy substitute if he is considering an item that is not his. At times, he affectionately paws his foster family when they sit down for a meal or spend some time on the computer.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 8/2/14

Barbie

With severe mange and no adoption prospects, it appeared that this pitiful-looking 1 year old girl's life was over. But in this little doll, our evaluators saw a happy bundle of joy for someone. After four months of TLC and good veterinary treatment, 1 year old Barbie's outside is starting to reflect her inner beauty, and we expect her fur will continue to improve with time. She currently weighs 50 pounds.

Barbie loves to be close to her human, and is a gentle, very friendly and affectionate dog, unusually well behaved for her age. Her favorite places are underfoot, lying on your feet, or in your lap. She comes readily when called, and is very good about staying off of furniture. She has a puppy's happy curiosity about things, and is likely to have her head there first whenever you reach for something; tying your shoes can be a challenge.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 8/2/14

Callie

Callie is a 4 month old, female German Shepherd mix with black and tan coloring. She is a super sweet little girl who came to us from the shelter so nothing is known of her background other than she was severely neglected. She and her 2 siblings where all in pretty bad shape when they were found. After some tender loving care and a good foster family, Callie has brightened up nicely.

Callie is almost 30lbs now and she looks like she will grow to be on the small side for a German Shepherd. She is only moderately energetic for a puppy, but still has healthy curiosity.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 8/2/14

Rachel

Rachel is a 1-2 year old long coat petite female who had recently had pups. She was found by a good samaritan, who took care of her and the pups until the pups were weaned. The pups were surrendered to another rescue, and Rachel came into German Shepherd Rescue. She has since been spayed and is now looking for her forever home.

Rachel is very friendly to everyone she has met thus far, is currently living with 8 other large dogs in her foster home. With proper introduction and supervision, she might be able to live with a cat.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/26/14

Judge

Judge is an extra-large 4-5 year old male, he is currently tipping the scale at 105 pounds and thinks he is a lap dog. He was an unclaimed stray from the Modesto area, so nothing is known of his background.

He is a friendly, affectionate, boy who walks fairly well on leash, rides well in the car, is house trained and uses a dog door to go outside. He is crate trained but will also sleep quietly on the floor all night.

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

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Adopted 7/26/14

Ramona

Ramona is a very sweet 10-12 month old sable female with adorable airplane ears. She was an unclaimed stray from the Sacramento area so nothing is known about her background.

Every day is an adventure for Ramona, she is always enthusiastic to see what there is to see. She adjusts fairly well to new situations and is learning house manners. After proper introductions, Ramona gets along with most of the dogs she has met. Currently at her foster home, she lives with 2 dog savvy cats and she gets along great with the resident male GSD.

This is a High Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/26/14

Rhonda Jo

Rhonda Jo is a beautiful Black and Cream female GSD. She was very pregnant when she came into our Foster Program. She was a stray from the Modesto area along with Rivera, who appears to have been the father of her 8 puppies, so nothing is known about her background. We have estimated her age to be about 2 years old. She weighs approximately 60 lbs. but could still use a few pounds.

She gave birth to 8 puppies on February 9th, who will be available in May. She did a good job raising them, for a first-time mama. Now that the puppies have been weaned, she is enjoying the leisure life.

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

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Adopted 7/26/14

Dario

Dario is a 4 month old, male German Shepherd mix with black and tan coloring. He is a very nice boy who came to us from the shelter so nothing is known of his background other than he was previously severely neglected. He and his two siblings were all in pretty bad shape when they were found. After some tender loving care and a good foster family, he has come out of his shell and has learned that people are awesome. The first few days he'd run away if someone reached down to pet him, but now he happily greets people (and children). A good belly rub is one of his favorite forms of attention.

Dario is being fostered with two other large dogs and he loves to jump on them to get them to play. He is still somewhat unsure in new surroundings.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/19/14

Charlize

Charlize is a high-energy 18 month old with a soft coat and weighs just under 70 lbs. Her coloring suggests she is mixed with a Belgian Malinois. She was an owner surrender to a Sacramento area shelter.

Her previous home indicated she lived with children and a cat, although she has not been cat tested in our group. She has not had any accidents in her foster home, although she is not give the opportunity to be inside for much time alone. Once Charlize has bonded with her human, she is very friendly and loves human attention. There are 4 dogs in her foster home and she gets along with all of them, even a small 35 lb dog, although she plays very rough and can get pushy with the other dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/19/14

Daphne

Daphne is a beautiful tan and black female, approximately 3 year old, of medium size and has a lot of puppy traits left in her (gently mouthy, a little clumsy and absolutely adoragirl).

Daphne is a medium energy girl. Though at at times she will play hard with our resident dogs, it is usually at their invitation and she can definitely hold her own with them. She enjoys playing with the dogs but is just as happy to hang out with her people.

She doesn't quite understand the concept of catch but will chase the other dogs as they chase balls.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/19/14

Les

Les is a very sweet and very loving 7yr old German Shepherd, and he maybe up there in age but he still loves to play.

He gets along well with other dogs, but could be an only dog as long as his person doesn't go away for too long. He is crate trained and will go in on his own for his own safety or time out - when things get a little hectic.

Les rarely barks but when he does there is a real reason. He is protective but loves everyone he sees. He is happy to be petted, rubbed, or brushed all the time, but he can be a little pushy if he wants loves too. A reminder or two to mind his manners and he is happy to go lay in his crate or bed.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/19/14

Hayden

Hayden is a bi-color male GSD with a lush and shiny black coat, who is approximately 1.5 years old. This handsome boy has the classic bi-color look with golden paw and facial markings. He was an owner surrender to a local area shelter when his family moved and was unable to take him to their new home. Hayden is a very playful and bright boy, who loves to run, jump, and chase toys along with his current foster pack.

Hayden appears to be housebroken, and sleeps comfortably in a crate, but you'd better be ready to be licked by an excited, happy boy when he wakes up to start the day! He appears to have had little formal training, but he understand basic commands such as sit, wait, and down. He's also working on leave it/take it and stay and recall, and is making great progress. Hayden responds well to treat rewards during training, but is so praise motivated that it won't take much for him to advance.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/19/14

Sugar

Sugar is a beautiful 11 month old Long coat shepherd, she came to us as a stray from the Modesto shelter so nothing is known about her past. This is a dog that gets along with everybody, she greets every dog she has met with a smile and a lick in the face, she is very sweet and submissive. She currently lives in her foster home with a male and a female dog and 2 cats. She likes to chase the cats but calls off easily and is very gentle when she does make contact with them.

Sugar plays very well with the resident female shepherd, they are best friends. She would do well in a home with male or female dogs. She sleeps nicely in a crate at night but still cries when crated when you leave her alone. She loves to play and be cuddled, and is an all around sweetheart dog. She comes to her name very well, but will shy away if she thinks she is in trouble.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/12/14

Renault

Renault is a handsome, medium sized, 2 -3 year old male who came from an area shelter, so nothing is know of his background.

This young GSD has high energy and will climb a fence to explore the neighborhood if left alone in the backyard.

Renault has some formal obedience training, and he is looking for a home where he can continue his obedience and agility training as he likes to work and show his skills. This beautiful boy is ball driven and loves to play with a tug toy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2014

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Adopted 7/4/14

Lamborghini

Lamborghini is a mostly black male; he has white on his paws, chest and sprouting from his tail. His estimated birth date is 12/9/2013. He is the next largest in the bunch. He is vocal when he is perplexed. He is cautiously curious and loves to initiate play with his siblings. After play time his favorite spot to fall asleep is at his foster mom's feet.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/4/14

Sidney

Sidney is an 18 month old petite black and tan female, who was an unclaimed stray from Modesto Shelter.

She is a busy girl, always on the move when she is outside at her foster home. Sidney displays herding behavior in a group of dogs, always out front of the group and weaving back and forth to control their movements. This little girl is always on alert, and watching all the goings on when outside with the pack, which consists currently of 8 dogs. She settles down nicely in the house, preferring to be in the security of her crate, or laying at the feet of her person. Sidney has not had an accident in the house, so appears to be house trained.

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

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Adopted 6/28/14

Breeze

Breeze is an adorable black and red long coat. At approximately 10 months old, this petite girl weighs in at about 50 pounds. Although she will grow some, she will probably remain a fairly small girl. Breeze was an unclaimed stray from the Sacramento area so nothing is known about her background.

Breeze is currently in a foster home with several large male and female dogs. She gets along with all of them, and although the smallest one still likes to play and usually gives as good as she gets. She doesn't hesitate to tell the other dogs if they are getting to rough for her.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/28/14

Kimmy

Kimmy is a charming 9-10 month old all black female. She has a very sunny disposition despite having one of the worst cases of demodex mange I have ever seen. She is recovering nicely, and certainly doesn't let it stop her from playing with the big dogs and being a curious puppy. Kimmy was an unclaimed stray from one of the local shelters, so nothing is known about her background.

Kimmy has gotten along with all of the large dogs in her foster home, and even was very respectful of the cats in a home that she visited. With proper supervision, she may be able to live in a home with cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/28/14

Halko

Halko is a beautiful 5 month old Bi-Color male puppy, with a very soft and shiny black coat, and he currently weighs about 42 lbs. He came from a Modesto area shelter so nothing is known about his background.

He is a very smart boy, who has learned some basic commands already. He is crate-trained, house broken and loves to ride in the care. He walks nicely on a leash, but needs some gentle corrections to keep him from being distracted by passing cars, people, dogs, butterflies, etc.

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

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Adopted 6/28/14

Phoebe

I am Phoebe. I am not a German Shepherd, but this group rescued me anyway. No one is quite sure what breeds I am mixed with. Guess that means I'm extra special! They say there is probably some type of small terrier in me ... I say I am a mix of two parts cuteness and princess, and one part playful and silly!

Myself and all my brothers and sisters were left at the shelter in a shopping cart. I'd never been outside my yard or met so many people and I was really scared. The shelter staff said I needed more socializing before I could be adopted so they called this rescue and asked if they would help me.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/23/14

Rohan

Rohan is a beautiful Black & Tan male GSD approximately 3 to 4 years old. He is an unclaimed stray rescued from the Modesto area, so nothing is known about his background. He has a good sized frame, but was extremely skinny. He has started to put on weight and should be about 75lbs. when he fills out completely.

He is the sweetest most lovable dog. He has been friendly to everyone he meets on outings. Rohan appears to have been an inside dog, as he has great house manners. He is house broken, rides great in the car, and heels nicely on a leash. He is learning to stay off of the furniture. He is difficult to get into a crate, and does not like sleeping in it.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/21/14

Albany

Albany is a beautiful 9 week old Black and Tan female puppy, whose markings favor her Father. Her ears are standing up, and she has a typical GSD walk and is starting to develop a stance. She weighs 19lbs, and is the 3rd largest of the litter. She is a sweet girl who loves to have her ears scratched and her tummy rubbed. Wherever there is action or a commotion, she is right in the middle of it.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/21/14

Anita

Anita was a very pregnant unclaimed stray from the Modesto area so nothing is known about her background. However we have made a few educated guesses.

She shows signs of having had several litters of puppies, and was very self sufficient when she had her final litter shortly after coming into rescue. She is an excellent and very competent mama dog, rarely leaving her puppies during their early weeks.

We and our vet have estimated her age at around 7 years old. She weighs an ideal 67 lbs with substantial bones. Our vet says she is incredibly healthy other than well-worn teeth.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/21/14

Chloe-Rae

Chloe-Rae is a beautiful 2 year old black and tan female with a gorgeous coat. She was surrendered to a local area shelter when her owners had to move. She was previously in a home with adults, a teenager, and a couple small dogs. According to the previous owners, she was starting to become dominant with the small dog in the home, but it is unknown if that dog was male or female.

Chloe is very smart, eager and quick to learn. She has great eye contact and will watch her human's every move. She will look to her human for direction for everything. In the house, she settles down nicely.

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

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Adopted 6/21/14

Cordelle

Cordelle is a beautiful 9 week old Black and Tan female with markings that favor her mother. Her ears are just beginning to stand-up. She weighs 20lbs and is the 2nd largest of the group. Cordelle is all about the play... She loves to play, play, and play. Her favorite littermate is Darian. They spend hours chasing each other, growling and pouncing on each other. She is the roughest in the litter and the most stubborn. She is often the last one to fall asleep, and the first one to wake up. She loves to give kisses, but is just as happy to bite you if she thinks she can get away with it.

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

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Adopted 6/21/14

Jodine

Jodine is a gorgeous 1 year old shepherd/husky mix. She has a thick sable coat and is a substantial girl weighing in at 70 lbs. Jodine was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento area shelter so nothing is known about her background. She was probably an outdoor only dog as many experiences in the house seem very new to her.

Jodine is a high energy girl that likes to play play play. She would love a large male to rough and tumble with. Due to her energy level and exuberance, she should probably not go to a home with children under 10 years. Oh and no cats or small furry critters either.

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

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Adopted 6/21/14

Ryan

Ryan is a large handsome bicolor male. He is about 2 years old, he came out of the shelter at about 70 lbs, but is on the thin side and probably should weigh 80 or 85 lbs. Ryan was surrendered to a Sacramento area shelter when his owners determined they did not have any time for him. According to the information left by the owners, Ryan was kept exclusively outside/in the garage.

Ryan has decided that indoor living is for him. He likes the soft beds, after a couple nights even knows his crate, and goes right in at bedtime. He has not had any accidents in the house, but has been watched very closely. Ryan is learning to settle in a bed in living room in the evenings.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/21/14

Savina

Savina is a beautiful 9 week old female puppy who is almost all Black with Tan legs. Her markings favor her Father. She weighs 18lbs and is the 2nd smallest of the litter, but don't let her size fool you. She is not-stop play every waking moment. She enjoys playing with Rohan (an adult male GSD in the Foster's home). She climbs all over him and tugs on his ears and tail. She loves to have her tummy rubbed, and her chin scratched.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/7/14

Atlanta

Atlanta is a beautiful 9 week old Black and Tan female with markings that favor her mother. She has the cutest light brown eyebrows framing her face. She currently weighs 18lbs, and is the smallest of the litter.

Atlanta is a sweet heart, but can be a bit of a drama queen. She craves attention, and isn't afraid to speak up when she doesn't feel she is getting enough. She is very adventuresome, and the most likely to explore new territory with her littermate Georgina.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/7/14

Darian

Darian is the only male in the litter. He is a handsome Black & Tan with markings like his Father. He was the first of the litter to have his ears stand up. At 9 weeks old, he weighs 19lbs and is 3rd smallest in the litter. Darian is all boy. He loves to play rough and tumble with his favorite littermate Cordelle. Darian is a stalker. He will slink through the grass and pounce on Cordelle or one of the other unsuspecting girls, with a loud bark or growl.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/7/14

Georgina

Georgina is a beautiful Black & Tan female with markings that favor her mother. At 9 weeks old she weighs 20lbs and is the 2nd largest of the litter. Georgina is the most adventuresome of the litter. She is the most likely to explore new territory with her littermate Atlanta. Georgina is also an attention hound. She loves to talk, and is very vocal when she wants attention. She also loves to growl. When you pick her up or rub her tummy she will growl at you playfully.

She has a ton of energy, and tries her best to keep up with the adult GSDs in her Foster home. She loves to run and play.

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

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Adopted 6/7/14

Geraldine

Geraldine is a beautiful Black & Tan female with markings that favor her mother. At 9 weeks old she weighs 19lbs and is the 2nd smallest of the litter. Geraldine is the shy one of the litter. She prefers to sit back from the pack and watch what is going on. She also is the cuddliest of the group. She would be content to sit on your lap all day if you let her. While she might be a little on the shy side, she has no issues letting the other puppies know when they have gone too far. She will definitely stand her ground. She currently has airplane ears, but the right ear should stand-up fully in the next few weeks.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/7/14

Kymani

Kymani is a 6 month old female Shepherd mix of some sort. She is very petite (weighing 38 lbs as of December '13) and probably won't get much bigger.

She currently lives in her foster home with 2 dogs and 2 cats. She likes to play quite rough with the resident shepherd, and they play for hours on end. She would definitely benefit from having a friend to play with. She may be small, but she can hold her own with the big dogs!

She has shown little interest in the resident cats, only wanting to chase them a little when they run, but she calls off easily and has learned not to. So she would be fine in a home with cats.

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

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Adopted 6/7/14

Louie

Louie is a very handsome 1 year old black and red male. He is a stocky boy with a gorgeous coat. Unfortunately for Louie, he was an unwanted gift from family. He was kept outside from the time he was a baby, and rarely taken out of the yard. Fortunately for Louie he was surrendered to a local shelter so he could find a better home for the remainder of his life.

The whole world is new to Louie, but for the most part he adjusts to it fairly well. He is learning house manners, and has mastered the stairs, and thinks a dog bed is a great invention. At the shelter he would bark and snap at the dog next door through the fence, but out of his kennel he has gotten along fine with them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/7/14

Lizella

Lizella is a beautiful 9-week-old female puppy that is almost all Black with Tan legs. Her markings favor her Father. Her ears are standing up, and she has a typical GSD walk and is starting to develop a stance. She weighs over 20lbs, and is the largest of the litter. Lizella is one of the two watchdogs in the group. She will alert bark when she hears an unusual noise.

Lizella loves to talk to you. She is so earnest, and seems to be frustrated by the fact that we can't communicate.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/4/14

Iggy

Iggy is a 4-5 year old female from the Grass Valley area. A smaller, compact female, she may have a touch of cattle dog or something else in her. Originally she was rescued from the streets of L.A. by an owner who could give her the love, but not the attention she needed.

Iggy is very smart, eager, and quick to learn. She has moderate energy, and likes to play with the other dogs in her foster home. She is housebroken, will sleep in a crate quietly, rides nicely in the car, and walks nicely on a leash. She knows sit and down, and is anxious to learn more. Unknown with small dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/29/14

Herman

Meet Herman, named for Herman Munster. This boy was pulled from a Modesto area shelter when he was about 4-5 months old by Greater California German Shepherd Rescue. As he grew and matured, he began looking much more like a Doberman Pinscher with a whip-like tail, than a German Shepherd, but we believe he may be a mix.

He had arthroscopic surgery on both elbows to repair elbow dysplasia. The rescue group was able to cover the $3,000 fee for this surgery. Donations are always welcome to help offset this expense.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Updated October 2013

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Adopted 5/17/14

Davey

Davey is a 2 year old white male. He was surrendered when his owners lost their home.

He's friendly when greeting people, yet still alarm barks at home. He gets along well with other dogs and kids in his foster home. He has not been tested with cats.

He quietly sleeps in a crate with the door open at night. He has good house manners. He gets bored outside and picks a spot or two as a digging spot, but otherwise is content to be outside while his people are away for the day.

Sometimes he is quite determined to get his way, so he needs an owner that will give him firm guidelines and follow through with him. He is a sweet, charming boy that will take advantage if allowed.

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

Added August 2013

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Adopted 5/17/14

Dino

Dino is a friendly white 2.5 year old boy that was an unclaimed stray out of Modesto. He has golden eyes, a sunny disposition, and is at his ideal weight of about 80 pounds. He is crate trained, housebroken, walks well on a leash, and likes to be around people.

He loves the outdoors, especially the trails, and is shaping up to be an outstanding hiking or jogging partner. On the beach, he playfully splashes around in the shallow water and is very social. Inside the house, he asks for the pet or play of a free hand then likes settling in by your feet for a nice session with a toy. On rare occasion, he tries to play mouthy with people in the same way that he plays with dogs, so young kids may be an issue.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 5/17/14

Jess

Jess is a very handsome 2 year old, weighing about 90 lbs. He is an owner surrender who can be mouthy at times and rather than spend time teaching him, his family gave him up. Jess had been left in the back yard by his previous family for the last several months they had him, so he is relearning house manners. He knows some basic commands, rides well in the car, walks beautifully on the leash, and is a good jogging partner. He still has the energy of a young dog, but settles down nicely.

Preferring to be with his human, he gets a little anxious if left outside alone. This is a smart boy who will open doors with flipper handles if they are not locked. The previous owners had a cat and Jess ignored the cat he met at a volunteer's home.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2014

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Adopted 5/17/14

Merlin

Merlin is a stunning dark sable male. At about 18-24 months old, Merlin weighs in at approximately 70 lbs. He was an unclaimed stray at a local area shelter, so nothing is known about his background.

Merlin currently gets along with all of the large male and female dogs in his foster home. Like any untrained adolescent, Merlin still jumps up, paws you, and is mouthy, so might be too much for small children. He is learning house manners, but was probably an outdoor only dog in his previous home.

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

Added April 2014

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Adopted 5/3/14

Aliyah

Aliyah is a 5 month old, mostly Shepherd puppy that was an unclaimed stray from the Modesto area so nothing is known of her background.  She has a medium coat this is very plush.

Aliyah is a feisty, determined little girl, that doesn't let the big dogs in her foster home detour her surfing of their food bowls, or stealing a rawhide from them.  She loves to play rough and tumble with her old foster brothers.  Being the typical GSD puppy, she likes to chew on her stuffed toys, and her foster siblings' tails when given the chance.  She is virtually housebroken, and sleeps quietly in a crate at night.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

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

Added December 2013

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Adopted 4/26/14

Charlie

Charlie is about 1.5 years old, weighing 70 lbs, who came out of a Sacramento area shelter so nothing is known of his background. Past ear infections left Charlie with cauliflower ears, which explains his cute bent ears.

He loves to play fetch with balls and loves to play in general. He has lived in foster homes with other dogs and did well. Charlie has slept in a crate, but also does fine using a dog bed without a crate. An affectionate boy, he is not demanding of attention. Not a high energy dog, Charlie does get excited to see you when you've been gone, but settles down and is fairly mellow overall.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2014

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Adopted 4/19/14

Bastian

Bastian is a black and tan, long haired male, approximately 12-18 months. He was an unclaimed stray out of Sacramento and not much is known about his background. He is currently being treated for mange and will be absolutely gorgeous when all his hair grows back.

Bastian is a super sweet goofball. He is house trained and knows basic commands such as sit. He is learning not to jump on his foster family, he sits nicely and waits for his food and walks well on a leash. Bastian lives with another adolescent male GSD, 2 cats and respectful teenagers. Bastian has been introduced to many people and loves them all!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2014

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Adopted 4/19/14

Coco

Coco is a sweet 4 year old female weighing about 75 lbs. She came from a shelter in Butte County so nothing is known of her background.

Coco has a back leg that is not fully formed, but she doesn't seem to know it. She loves going for car rides, walks and getting her caretaker to engage in play, although overall she has a calm disposition. It appears she may have lived as a house dog in the past, as she likes being inside and will cry at the door when she needs to go out.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2013

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Adopted 4/19/14

Flower

Flower was one of three puppies left in a dumpster in June 2013. She was about 3 months at that time. The male dog in her original home became aggressive toward her, so she is being returned.

She is now fully housebroken, crate trained, knows basic commands, and has great house manners. She has lived easily with an 8 month old child.

Originally a very shy puppy, she seems to have blossomed into a fine young adult. If left alone outside for long, she will dig out of boredom. Exercise and lots of toys for this girl are a must. Flower gets along well with other dogs, with proper introductions.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2013

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Adopted 4/19/14

Shirin

Shirin, meaning 'sweet', was surrendered to a Sacramento area shelter with untreated skin problems, and a bad hip. With proper care, her skin troubles are clearing up nicely, and she is scheduled for FHO hip surgery April 9th. She is an attractive black and tan, approximately 7 years old, medium-small and weighing approximately 60 lbs.

Shirin is a tail-wagging, happy and very affectionate dog, who likes nothing better than being patted. A house princess, her favorite place is by her human's side, preferably on a comfy dog bed next to her foster dad's easy chair. She follows her foster dad wherever he goes in the house. She is fully house-trained, has excellent house manners, and can be trusted indoors alone for hours at a time.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2014

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Adopted 4/19/14

Zalina

Zalina appears to be a German Shepherd/Malinois mix with a golden coat and black muzzle, on a solid frame, weighing approximately 65 lbs. She came from a Modesto area shelter, so nothing is known of her background. The shelter listed her as a 1 year old, but her teeth and behavior indicate she may be closer to 2 years.

Zalina came with no house manners and didn't understand basic commands. Within a few days, she got better in the house, is sleeping through the night in a crate, and is beginning to respond to basic commands. She also walks nicely on a leash. When excited, she can be mouthy and will still jump on people, so she should not go to a home with small children. This girl loves human company and will shadow her foster mom throughout the house. She has had no accidents in the house, so she may be housebroken. When the other dogs in the house come by, she sometimes lets out a low grumble toward them but, with corrections, is showing signs of improvement.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 4/13/14

Aston Martin

Aston Martin is a traditional looking brown/black male. His estimated birth date is 12/9/2013. He is the smallest in the bunch. He is very smart; always the first to figure "it" out. He will stare at his foster mom while he patiently waits to receive attention.

He will be available for viewing and adoption on 2/15/2014.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 4/5/14

Adina

Adina is a black 5 year old, longer coated Shepherd. She was picked up as a stray in the Modesto area, so nothing is known of her background. She came into the Shelter underweight, with a matted coat, and it appeared she had been on her own as a stray for some time. She should fill out to be an 80 pound girl.

Adina is calm, sweet, and quiet mannered. She walks well on leash, and is moderately receptive to learning new commands such as "sit", "stay", "heel", and "bed". It appears she was not in a house until she came into rescue, but is quickly becoming a house princess. She is currently in a foster home with two other dogs, and two kids and has had no problems. Adina is somewhat interested in the pet rabbit, but will leave it alone with a firm "no".

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2013

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Adopted 4/5/14

Aspen

Aspen is an adorable 5 month old puppy with a soft white coat. She was surrendered by her owners when they determined owning a shepherd puppy was too much for them.

Aspen is currently living in a foster home with four other large dogs, and his doing well. She likes to play with them, but backs away when play gets a little rough. Her favorite game is playing bitey face with one of the younger dogs in her foster home, just lying next to them and biting at each other.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 4/5/14

Marissa

Marissa is a petite 2 year old female with a beautiful black and red coat. She was found as a stray, so not much is known of her background.

It was obvious that she was never allowed indoors or had much personal attention. She now loves the indoor life and being around people. She is crate trained and is learning other house manners.

She gets along great with other dogs, but has too much prey drive to live with cats. She loves kids and is usually gentle enough, but needs occasional reminders not to play bite or chase them. She is low energy in the house, and loves to wrestle with other dogs when outside.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 4/5/14

Rally

Rally is a dark black and tan male, born 12/8/13. He is the most outgoing male in the litter of eight. He is a confident, affectionate and energetic.

He will be neutered and receive his second set of puppy vaccinations on 2/10/14 at 9 weeks, and will be available for adoption on 2/15/14.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a High L2 to possible L3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.

Added February 2014

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Adopted 4/5/14

Rambler

Rambler is a sable male, born 12/8/13. He is the most affectionate male in the litter of eight. He loves cuddling and cries when he does not get enough attention.

He will be neutered and receive his second set of puppy vaccinations on 2/10/14 at 9 weeks, and will be available for adoption on 2/15/14.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/22/14

DeLorean

DeLorean is a traditional looking brown/black female. Her estimated birth date is 12/9/2013. She is the only female in a litter of 5. She is confident, energetic and smart! She will sit back and observe before making any decisions.

He will be available for viewing and adoption on 2/15/2014.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

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

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/22/14

Galaxy

Galaxy is a sable female, born 12/8/13. She is the largest puppy the litter of eight. She is a confident, easy going girl. She is not overly demanding of attention, usually happy to just be near you or curled up in your lap.

She will be spayed and receive his second set of puppy vaccinations on 2/10/14 at 9 weeks, and will be available for adoption on 2/15/14.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/22/14

Johnny

Johnny is a handsome Black and Red 1 1/2 to 2 year old male GSD. He was rescued from a local shelter so nothing is known about is background. He is a little on the thin side, weighing in at 50 lbs. He probably could use a good 10lbs added to his frame.

He is very friendly, loving to give kisses and have his belly rubbed. He will sit, and then very gently raise up his two front legs and place them on your lap when he wants attention. He is housebroken, loves to sleep in his crate at night, and is an all-around joy to have in his Foster's home.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/22/14

Maserati

Maserati is a traditional looking brown/black male. His estimated birth date is 12/9/2013. He is one of the smallest in the bunch. He is the first to bark at something new and he is one of the first at exploring new surroundings, along with his sister and smaller brother. Even though he growls when picked up he loves all the attention and gives kisses freely. If he is awake he will make sure any sibling near him is awake as well.

He will be available for viewing and adoption on 2/15/2014.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

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

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/22/14

Nova

Nova is a sable female, born 12/8/13. She is the most outgoing and athletic female in the litter of eight. She is a confident, energetic and very alert little girl. She doesn't miss a sound, smell or opportunity to get the best of her biggest siblings.

She will be spayed and receive her second set of puppy vaccinations on 2/10/14 at 9 weeks, and is available for adoption.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

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

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/22/14

Shelby

Shelby is a sable female, born 12/8/13. She is the first female born in the litter of eight. She is a happy, happy, happy girl. Her tail is always wagging. She loves to play, cuddle and get belly rubs.

She will be spayed and receive her second set of puppy vaccinations on 2/10/14 at 9 weeks, and is available for adoption.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/22/14

Torino

Torino is a sable male, born 12/8/13. He is the largest male in the litter of eight. He is a confident, easy going fellow.

He will be neutered and receive his second set of puppy vaccinations on 2/10/14 at 9 weeks, and is available for adoption.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a High L2 to possible L3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/15/14

Ariel

Ariel is a sweet and affectionate, very attentive dog, who likes to stay close to her foster dad. Her favorite place to rest is on his feet. She has excellent house manners, settles readily, sits for pats and dinner, walks on a leash nicely, rides well in the car, is fully potty trained, and sleeps quietly in a crate. She corrects easily, and trains quickly on new things.

Ariel vocalizes very expressively when she has an opinion on a subject, but is not loud or annoying. Ariel is pretty much a turn-key pet, ready for a wonderful home. She is a smaller size dog, weighing 60 lbs fully filled out.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/15/14

Blaine

Blaine is a handsome black and cream four year old male. He has a gorgeous thick coat, and currently has about 85 pounds on a 75 pound frame. He was adopted out from us three years ago and just returned when the owners could no longer care for him.

Blaine is a happy boy that has gotten along with all of the large dogs in his foster home. He likes to romp and play with a young male, and a female puppy. Blaine hasn't had any formal training, but seems to know a few basic commands, and is a mellow enough guy he is fairly easy to have around.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/15/14

Ferrari

Ferrari is a traditional looking brown/black male. His estimated birthdate is 12/9/2013. He is the largest in the bunch. He can be vocal and does like to hear his own voice :). He loves to be by his people and will be one of the first to the food at feeding time! He loves to crawl up on his foster moms lap after play time to fall asleep or if a lap isn't available he will sleep on his siblings.

He will be available for viewing and adoption on 2/15/2014.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/15/14

Gage

Gage is a 3 year old handsome sable male weighing in at about 85 lbs.

He LOVES people! A leaner and affectionate, so far Gage has made friends with everyone he encounters. He has a good temperament and great all around correct GSD character. Gage has a good basis of obedience work with very nice leash manners. He will alarm bark and may bark if left outside unattended for extended periods of time, this has not been a problem in his foster home.

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

Added October 2013

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Adopted 3/15/14

Rocket

Rocket is a a dark black and tan male, born 12/9/13. He is the smallest male in the litter of eight. He is energetic, affectionate and feisty, and can have a short fuse when he is getting picked on by his bigger siblings.

He will be neutered and receive his second set of puppy vaccinations on 2/10/14 at 9 weeks, and will be available for adoption on 2/15/14.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 3/15/14

Ziggy

Ziggy is a 8-9 month old Belgian Malinois mix. He is currently on the smaller side weighing in at about 50lbs, but still has some more growing to do. Ziggy was an unclaimed stray in a local shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Ziggy currently lives in a foster home with four other large dogs, and gets along fine with both the males and females. Although the smallest of the group, he can rough and tumble with the biggest of them. Ziggy is housebroken with the use of a doggie door, and sleeps quietly through the night, but don't worry, he still has some charming puppy qualities. While usually satisfied with an appropriate chew toy, occasionally other objects catch his eye and end up in his mouth. He has also made a couple minor modifications to the landscaping in his backyard. Overall Ziggy is a great puppy and corrects easily and usually without repeating.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 3/12/14

Eclipse

Eclipse is a charming petite female, with a lovely black coat. At about 18-24 months old this little girl is about full grown and only weighs in at 48 pounds. But don't let her size fool you. This girl can keep up with the big boys in her foster home. Eclipse and another rescue dog, Phantom, were picked up together as strays in the Modesto area so nothing is known about her background.

Eclipse is a very expressive young lady. Every day when her foster parents get home from work, and let her out of the kennel, she has to tell them about her entire day. She generally has quite a bit to say, and will keep telling you all about it until she has a few minutes of your undivided attention. Eclipse gets along with all of the male and female dogs in her foster home. She is very playful, and likes to rough-house with the big boys.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2013

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Adopted 3/1/14

Bruce

Bruce is a 2-3 year old large black and tan male that was an unclaimed stray from the Modesto area. He is friendly with people and tolerant of most other dogs.

Bruce lived in a foster home for about 2 months, but started to be less tolerant of the resident male dog, so would likely do best in a home with a female dog of similar size, or as an only dog. He appears to have mostly been an outdoor dog, but has settled nicely in the house when supervised. He has too much prey drive to go to a home with cats or other small furry critters.

Bruce is looking for a family who is familiar with the breed, and can set clear boundaries and provide continued training.

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

Added January 2014

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Adopted 3/1/14

Carlson

Carlson is a 2 year old medium sized male from the Modesto Shelter. He came into the shelter as an unclaimed stray and had a bite wound to his leg that broke one of the bones. He is currently waiting to have surgery to repair the break, while infection from the bite is getting under control.

He is a very friendly boy who has like everyone he has met thus far, and has been very gentle when meeting small children. Carlson is a little hesitant when meeting other dogs, especially other male dogs, but once he knows them, is much more relaxed. He is currently living in a foster home with 7 other dogs, but his playtime with them is somewhat restricted due to his leg injury.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 3/1/14

Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae is a 2 year old, tri-colored female and is an owner surrender from a Sacramento shelter due to a skin allergy the owners were not able to control. After a bath, flea treatment, grain free food and fish oil capsules Daisy Mae's skin is much better and the hair on her tail is growing back nicely.

Daisy Mae is a dominant female, currently living with a passive, adolescent male who she corrects - often. She loves to go on walks and is in the process of learning not to pull on her leash. Daisy Mae is too interested in the resident cat, and should probably go to a home without cats or small furry critters.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2013

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Adopted 3/1/14

Marta

Marta is a black and tan female on the small size, approximately 4 years old. She has recently had a litter of puppies just prior to ending up as an unclaimed stray in the Modesto shelter.

She is house-broken and has nice house manners, is crate-trained, and rides well in a car. She still needs some work on the leash. She does not like to be left outside alone, and will find an exit to get back with her people.

Marta has gotten along with the male dogs in her foster home so far, and really took a liking to the 7 month old puppy that was pulled from the shelter at the same time.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Re-added January 2014

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Adopted 3/1/14

Phantom

Phantom is a handsome 2-3 year old male with a shiny black coat. Weighing in at 65 pounds, Phantom is on the smaller side for a male. He was picked up with Eclipse by Animal Control in the Modesto area, so nothing is known about his background.

Phantom gets along with all of the large male and female dogs in his foster home so far. While he likes to play with the other dogs a little, he would prefer to be with his person. He is slowly learning that while the "let me jump up and give you hug" routine was cute the first couple of times, it is really not acceptable.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2013

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Adopted 3/1/14

Robin

Robin is one of the puppies surrendered to us from a breeder from Florida. DOB is 10/4/13.

She is very alert to her surroundings and very interested in the world around her. She has a good deal of confidence and enjoys meeting and playing with big dogs. Like most puppies, she likes to put everything in her mouth right now.

She sleeps in a crate at night without a fuss, and rides very quietly in a vehicle when crated. She is learning leash manners and does not have accidents in the house when kept to a schedule.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 3/1/14

Riviera

Riviera a dark black and tan female, born 12/9/13. She is the smallest puppy in the litter of eight. She is the princess of the litter. She loves to be picked up, cuddled, and have a whole dog bed all to herself. She loves to play with her siblings, but doesn't like getting picked on because she's the smallest and can get defensive.

She will be spayed and receive her second set of puppy vaccinations on 2/10/14 at 9 weeks, and is available for adoption.

Interested adopters must read and meet all puppy requirements.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2014

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Adopted 2/22/14

Aceia

Aceia is an adorable petite black and red shepherd. At about a year old, she weighs in at about 50 lbs. Aceia was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter so nothing is known about her background.

Aceia is a very sweet girl. So far, she has done well at meeting all sorts of new people. She is very curious about them, and seems to think everyone is a potential new friend. Aceia loves affection and will roll over and give you her belly to rub almost immediately. She also likes to bury her head in your lap or between your legs. Aceia is also a very busy girl and likes to investigate everything. Chances are Aceia was an outdoor only dog in her previous home as she seems to have no training or manners, but is learning new things daily. She will now go up and down stairs without having to be on leash. She also has no leash manners, and likes to run between your legs, so care has to be taken not to get tripped up by her or the leash.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 2/22/14

Bosha

Bosha is a house princess, and thinks her place should be inside within eyesight of her human. She is housebroken, has nice house manners, and is good at settling in in the evening on the softest dog bed she can find.

Bosha gets along with all of the large dogs in her foster home. While a little shy the first few days, she is starting to open up and play a little with the young male in her foster home. Bosha seems to know some basic commands, and walks nicely on leash. She has moderate energy, and likes her daily walks, but would not like to be a running partner. Bosha likes to ride in the car, and when it is time for bed, she will run directly into her crate. She is a fairly easy dog to have around.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 2/22/14

Ziva Marie

Ziva Marie is a 4-5 year old female with a plush sable coat. This is a substantial girl weighs in at about 80 pounds. She was surrendered by her owners when they could no longer afford to care for her. They saved her from a poor living situation about three years ago.

Ziva has gotten along with all of the large male and female dogs she has met so far. According to the previous owner she is ok with small dogs, and will chase cats, but does not try to bite them.

Ziva was an indoor dog in her previous home, and was left inside while her owner was at work. She slept free by her owners bed. She has not been crate trained, but it learning to sleep in a crate in her foster home. She also rides nicely in the car.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 2/15/14

Guy

Guy is an unclaimed stray from the Sacramento area, so nothing is known about his background. He is 12 to 18 months old, and on the smaller side at 55 lbs, possibly mixed with an unknown smaller breed.

Guy is very friendly and affectionate with people, and has charmed everyone he has met so far. He is learning not to jump into laps, but is quite a determined kisser. He follows his foster dad like a puppy. He has very good manners for his age, even pausing at doors, but is still just a little bit mouthy. He sits for pats, and for dinner. He corrects easily, learns quickly, and seems determined to find a way to fit in. He walks nicely on leash without pulling, though not quite in a straight line yet.

Guy settles calmly in the house in the evening, or at work, where he rests quietly until his foster dad is done at the computer. He is still interested in chewing, but is good about selecting a toy or bone rather than household objects.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 2/15/14

Elena

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Ellena was an owner surrender to the Los Banos shelter, but little information was provided about her background. Her shelter paperwork listed her as 3-4 years old, but our vets estimate her to be 5-6. She is showing signs of arthritis in dysplastic hips and will require anti-inflammatory and/or pain medication to keep her comfortable.

She is a lovely, happy, and friendly female who weighs 79 lbs but could stand to lose about 10 lbs. Ellena seems to have fairly good house manners, appears housebroken, and crate trained. She has a calm demeanor, knows a few basic commands, and is very affectionate. She rides well in the car and likes to go for walks. She loves hanging out in the yard and soaking up the sunshine for short periods of time.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 2/15/14

Pierce

Pierce is a handsome Cream & Sable male weighing in at about 70lbs. He is 12 to 18 months old. Pierce came into our rescue from the Modesto Shelter, so little is known about his background. He is very affectionate and loves people. He loves to have his tummy rubbed, and will give you kisses He gets along well with the other male GSD and 3 month old female puppy in his Foster's home. He plays a little rough with the puppy, so a home with small children would not be appropriate at this point.

Pierce enjoys riding in the car, but needs to be secured, as he has figured out how to get out of the window if left down more than a couple of inches. He appears to have been an indoor dog, as he has good house manners, is housebroken, and sleeps quietly in his crate at night.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 2/1/14

Walt

Walt is a strikingly handsome 1 year old boy that was an unclaimed stray out of the Merced area. He has a black and tan coat with golden eyes, and should fill out to be about 80 pounds. He appears housebroken, is crate trained, walks well on a leash, and has a general desire to please his person. He is social with other dogs, as he is currently residing in a home with 8 other dogs. Walt has happily greeted everyone he has met thus far, and enjoyed riding in the car several times.

He has some interest in the resident livestock, and has climbed in the pen with them to investigate. Walt will also climb out of a wire 6' kennel to find his person. It is unknown if he would actually jump a solid wood fence, if left alone, but he does stays secure in wire crate, and in a kennel with a roof.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2013

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Adopted 1/25/14

Benz

Benz is a very handsome black and tan male about 18 months old. He currently weighs in at about 60 pounds but has a 75-80 lb frame. Now that he is in a foster home, we hope to put some weight on him. Benz was turned into a local shelter with a mama dog and some day old babies that someone found on their property, so nothing is known about his background. When walking, he tries to jump up and pull down the neighborhood trash cans, so he was probably fending for himself at least for a little while.

Living in a home seems to be new for Benz, although so far he has not had an accident in the house. He is very curious, and once you can coax him to do something new the first time (going up and down stairs, getting in and out of the car, etc.), he is usually willing to do it on his own shortly after.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2013

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Adopted 1/25/14

Joey

Joey came to rescue on 12/9/13 at 8 weeks old. A good samaritan saved him from being taken to the pound in the town of Paradise, so nothing is known of his background.

Joey currently lives with 2 other GSD's and 2 cats. He loves to cuddle and cries when first put into a crate, and he loves to play and be chased by the resident adolescent male.

He is a typical puppy with lots of energy, and is in the discovery stage of his surroundings, so he should have plenty of chew toys to keep him busy (and not chewing on things he shouldn't).

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2013

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Adopted 1/25/14

Oly

Oly is a two-to-three year old handsome black and red male. He is a big boy weighing in at 80 lbs, and still needing to gain another ten. Oly came to us from a Butte County shelter where he was an unclaimed stray so nothing is known about his background. He has fly strike on his ears, and was very thin and flea ridden when he entered the shelter, so may have been on his own for a little while.

Oly doesn't seem to have much if any training, but he is an amiable guy who wants to do what is expected of him. He currently pulls on the leash, but is quickly learning leash manners. Oly seems to like water, as he likes to splash around in the stream on his walks.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2013

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Adopted 1/25/14

Xavier

Xavier or Xavi is a large handsome black and tan male. At 14 months old he is still growing and filling out, and will likely end up over 90lbs when he is done. Xavi was confiscated by animal control after he and his sister repeatedly escaped the unsecured fencing of their yard and finally one day killed the neighbors emu.

Xavi has gotten along with all of the large male and female dogs in his foster home. Although it is guessed that he was formally an outdoor only dog Xavi has grown very fond of indoor life. He has not had an accident in the house, he settles nicely in the evenings, and is learning to sleep quietly in a crate at night.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2014

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Adopted 1/18/14

Andromeda

Andromeda was turned in at the Sac City shelter as a very pregnant stray, so nothing is known about her background. She whelped a litter of puppies the very next night at the shelter, and came into our rescue just hours after that. In spite of being a puppy herself, she has been a very good mama.

Andromeda, or Romy, is between 12 and 18 months and is still a little underweight at 55 lbs. Romy is very lady like, and affectionate and sweet with every person she has met. She does not jump up on people, instead preferring to scoot as close as possible and give soft kisses.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2013

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Adopted 1/18/14

Jewel

Jewel is an elegant, pint-sized, black and cream beauty. She is a fully grown Shepherd mix around 2 years old and weighs in just under 50 lbs. She was given up about a year ago by her owners because she was too mouthy with their foster children, and she will try to herd them by nipping at their heels, so no small children for this girl! However she plays great with children 8-10 years or older.

She is very active and loves a daily walk or run, a selection of dog toys, and an occasional beef marrow bone. She needs to be kept busy or she'll find something to chew on to amuse herself; but with training has learned not to chew on things other than her own toys.

NO CATS OR CRITTERS.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2012

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Adopted 1/18/14

Misty

Misty is an adorable bundle of affection. She is about 6 months old with a gorgeous shiny black coat. She is a typical puppy with lots of energy and loves to play. She gets along great with the large dogs in her foster home, and they play all the time. She likes toys, but hasn't quite grasped the "fetch" thing quite yet. She is a curious pup, and inspects everything around her. So far, her puppy curiosity has only caused her to chew a couple things, and she has only dug a couple small holes in the yard. Misty has had a couple potty accidents, but caught on to using the dog door very quickly. She wakes her foster dad in the morning to take her out (even though the dog door is open). She takes care of business, and then comes right back in to lie down.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2013

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Adopted 1/8/14

Clarabella

Clarabella is a 10-11 month old beauty. She was an original stray from the Modesto area so nothing is known of her background. She weighs about 68 lbs and is energetic with an athletic, sleek build. She likes to follow her current caregiver and always wants to know what's going on and is quite curious. She wrestles with the male GSD in the household who likes to rough house. She also likes to engage him in a game of tag with the tennis ball. During a recent adoption day, she played nicely with the small pups she was allowed to interact with. At times, she becomes mouthy, so care must be taken with small children.

Clarabella seems to know a few basic commands and is learning house manners. With small reminders, she settles down nicely inside the house. She has an expressive face and is smart, and a quick learner. Cars make her a little anxious and she got car sick. This can be remedied with continued car trips for fun activities.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2013

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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)!

Happy Tails of 2013!

Happy Tails of 2012!

Happy Tails 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)