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Adopted Dogs of 2015

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 12/31/15

Rowen

Rowen is a handsome black and tan male 8-9 months old. His coat is smooth and lays flat to his body giving him a beautiful sleek look. He was an owner surrender to a Sacramento area shelter, but the previous family only had him a few days and little is known of his background.

Rowen came into foster without many manners, but has proven to be a quick learner that aims to please. He is housebroken and sleeps in a crate at night. He is strong and tries to pull when walked unless given corrections with a proper training collar. Anything loose will go into Rowen's mouth, i.e, shoes, picture frames, or the rug. Supervision and proper redirection toward his own toys are needed to help him stay out of trouble.

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

Added October 2015

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Adopted 12/30/15

Scarlett

Scarlett is a cute 60 lb female, approximately 2 years old. She could stand to put on about 10 lbs. A stray out of a Yolo County shelter, nothing is known of her background.

She takes a little time to accept new dogs, but if the other dogs are respectful, she warms up and seems to like having another dog around. Scarlett walks very well on a leash and is great in the car. She finds great security being in a crate and needs some coaxing to get her out. She has had no accidents in the house and sleeps well through the night in her crate.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Adopted 12/26/15

Josina

Josina is a mostly black girl that was recently surrendered back to the rescue by an elderly couple undergoing some major living arrangements. They are heartbroken but want the best for her and know we will find her a perfect, forever home.

She is now approximately 4 yrs old and a very smart girl. She learned a few tricks with the help of treats and now could stand to lose several pounds.

Josina wants to please her people and gives great eye contact. She walks nicely on leash, staying right by your side, and needs to increase her exercise to help with her weight and peace of mind.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Baird Head
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Adopted 12/19/15

Baird

Baird is a handsome four year old sable male. On the smaller side, he weighs in at about 65lbs. Baird was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Baird is a little unsure of strangers at first, but give him a minute, and he is quick to warm up. He is a love that will put his head in your lap for attention.

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

NO CATS OR SMALL FURRY CRITTERS

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Adopted 1/5/15

Rumor

Rumor is an adorable 12 week old female puppy. She was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so there is no background information on her.

Rumor is your typical puppy, with lots of puppy energy. She is working on her manners, and house-breaking. Rumor will need training and continued socialization.

Rumor likes to explore the yard, but when you call for her, she comes bounding back, puppy style.

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

Added July 2015

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Adopted 1/5/15

Zarella

Zarella is an 8 - 10 month old GSD/Malinois Mix. She was an unclaimed stray from a Modesto area shelter, so little is known about her background.

She is crate trained and appears to be housebroken. In her current foster home she is on a ranch off-leash and has good recall. She is currently living with several other male and female GSD's. She gets along well with all of them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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Anson Head
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Adopted 11/28/15

Anson

Anson is a two year old Belgian Malinois. He is on the smaller side weighing in at about 55lbs, Anson could stand to put on a few pounds. This boy was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Anson is a sweet boy with a ton of energy! He was very anxious when he first came to his foster home, but that is to be expected when you are thrown into a new environment with 4 other dogs sniffing you. Since then he has settled in nicely. He got a bath day one and was a little skeptical at first, but learned to accept it.

Anson is a finger nibbler when he wants attention. He doesn't bite hard at all, just nibbles your fingers or hand when he wants you to pet him. He is very affectionate and loves to be pet. He sits on command, but usually won't hold the position very long.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Adopted 11/28/15

Barkley

Barkley is a large goofy 10 month old male. He is very handsome, loving boy. He was surrendered to the shelter when his owner could no longer care for him.

While Barkley was an outdoor only dog in his previous home, he is quickly learning that indoor life is quite nice. Barkley has mastered going up and down the stairs, he has decided that dog beds are a good invention, and so far has slept quietly in his crate at night. Barkley has not had an accident in the house yet, but is watched carefully and is taken out frequently.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2015

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Wednesday Head
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Adopted 11/28/15

Wednesday

Wednesday is a 1 - 2 years old black and tan female GSD. She is very small framed and weighs about 40lbs. She was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter so little is known about her background.

Don't let her petite size fool you, she is currently being fostered in a home with 3 large male GSD's and can certainly hold her own. She has a strong herding instinct, and continually tries to herd the other dogs and humans in the house.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2015

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Adopted 11/21/15

Angus

Angus is a striking Black and Tan male German Shepherd approximately 2 - 3 years old. He is an unclaimed stray from a Modesto area shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

He is super soft and very timid. Everything seems new to him, so he scared of almost everything. He seems to shy away from men. He is also barrier reactive but scared once you open the kennel. He seems fine and interested with other dogs and loves children.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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Adopted 11/21/15

Cersei

Cersei is an 18 to 24 month old super sweet female. Even though she was an owner surrender, not much is known about her background. In her current foster home Cersei lives with a large male GSD, a respectful teenager and cats.

Cersei is crate trained but is allowed to sleep outside the crate with her foster brother at night. She is house broken and knows basic commands such as sit, down and leave it. She rides nicely in a car and enjoys car rides. She is eager to please and would enjoy some much needed practice walking on a leash. She likes to be close to her people and will "talk" until her head is scratched.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2015

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Adopted 11/21/15

Oswald

Oswald, (aka Oz) is a very handsome male, with black and tan coloring, who we think is approximately 6 - 8 years old. He was an owner surrender to a local area shelter, but even though he was surrendered, we know little about his background.

As is sometime the case with older GSDs, he seems to have rear end mobility issues. We are having his rear end and knees evaluated, so we can come up with a plan to keep him pain-free as he ages.

Oz is currently living in a house with 3 other GSDs and two medium sized dogs, with a mixture of male and female.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Adopted 11/7/15

Atali

Atali is a beautiful Black and Tan female German Shepherd approximately 9 months old. She is an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter, so nothing is known about her background.

Atali weighs a solid 65lbs and is growing. She has puppy like behavior but corrects easy. She does well with a soft hand and takes corrections great.

Atali sleeps nicely through the night in a crate and rides easily in a car, but has a little trouble getting in. She walks easily on a leash and knows a few basic commands. She does well with the resident cats that are dog savvy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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Adopted 11/7/15

Brinx

Brinx is a friendly black and tan male who was an unclaimed a stray from a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of his background. The shelter listed him as 8 years old, but he doesn't have much grey and would move much better if he lost some weight. We believe he is 5-6 years old. This handsome boy was already altered and had a microchip when he arrived at the shelter. If you base the amount of love he received by his weight, then he was well loved by someone, as he can stand to lose about 15 lbs.

Brinx slept nicely through the night in a crate and rides easily in a car, but has a little trouble getting in.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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Adopted 10/24/15

Bambi

Bambi is a 1 to 2 year old petite Black and Tan female. She is small framed and weighs only 45 pounds. Bambi was an unclaimed stray from Modesto area shelter, so little is known of her background.

Bambi is very social with other dogs. She has high energy, but corrects easily. We will post more as we get to know this wonderful little girl.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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Adopted 10/24/15

Echo

Echo is an adorable 6 month old female puppy. She was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so there is no background information on her. Our best guess is that she is Shepherd and Lab mix.

Echo is your typical puppy, with a ton of puppy energy. She is house-broken and crate trained. She knows some of her basic commands such as sit, down, and stay. She has good recall as well.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Adopted 10/24/15

Grace

Grace is a pretty black and tan female, approximately 5 year old and weighing 67 lbs. Animal Control picked her in a small rural town in Yolo County, and her family never came for her.

Grace is a nice, friendly girl was becoming reactive in her kennel at the shelter so was made available to rescue. She does seem to know a few basic commands, and can walk on leash fairly well. She does pull on leash some, especially if she sees another dog!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2015

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Adopted 10/24/15

Paige

Paige is a sweet black female shepherd between 1 - 2 years old and is medium size. Paige was dumped near a dog park where a kind person found her so we know nothing of her background. She has some hair loss due to bad diet; she is now on a quality food and taking some medications. Once her hair grows back, she will be a stunning girl.

Paige is a well behaved, mild-mannered girl who shares her foster home with 4 large dogs and 1 small dog and gets along with all of them. Paige enjoys playing with any of the dogs that will engage in play.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Adopted 10/24/15

Renault

Renault is a handsome, 3 - 4 year old boy weighing around 90lbs. He was originally adopted out in June 2014. His owner is going through some personal issues, so Renault is returning to our group.

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

Added July 2015

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Adopted 10/24/15

Syrio

Syrio is an adorable 10-12 month old youngster. He is mixed with a little something, but we call him our "wire-haired" GSD. Syrio was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Syrio is a happy-go-lucky boy. He bounds around and seems happy to just be alive. He gets along with all of the large male and female dogs in his foster home. He is a little energetic for the older dog in the home, because this boy just wants to play, and sometimes doesn't take a hint when to stop.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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Adopted 10/17/15

Gemma

Gemma is a very cute, very feisty GSD with a red, tan and black coat, who is on the smaller side at about 55 lbs. Although she is short of stature, she has a long bushy tail and classic Shepherd appearance. Gemma came to us as an unclaimed stray from the Sacramento SPCA, so nothing is known of her background. Although her exact age is unknown, but we estimate her to be approximately 15-18 months.

Gemma is a very high drive dog, who is quite vocal, and tends to be very bossy around her foster pack. Her demeanor indicates that she has not had much socialization around other dogs. While she clearly wants to engage, she has not yet learned how to play appropriately. She will think nothing of taking on a large Alpha male and sparring aggressively with him.

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

Added August 2015

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Adopted 10/4/15

Bali

Bali is black and tan colored female GSD between 12 & 18 months old. Bali was a stray from a local shelter so not much is known of her background. When Bali came into our program she tested positive for Heartworms. She has completed her treatment, and has received a clean bill of health from our Vet.

She has become very comfortable in her foster home being an only dog. She wasn't very familiar with being an indoor dog as she would not walk on vinyl flooring and not so sure about people. Given lots of love and attention Bali wants to please her people, nudging for a pet without being pushy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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Adopted 10/3/15

Trudy

Trudy is a petite 2 year old female GSD. She was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so there is no background information on her. She came into our rescue with a really bad case of mange. She had almost no fur left. Now look at her, she is just stunning.

Trudy is very affectionate, and loves to give kisses. She is house-broken, crate trained, and knows her basic commands.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Adopted 10/3/15

Zed

Zed is a majestic Black & Tan male GSD approximately 4 - 5 years old. He is on the skinny side, and could stand to gain 10 - 15 lbs. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so little is known about his background.

Zed appears to have had some formal training. He sits, down, and stays using verbal commands as well as hand signals. Once a command is given, he will comply, and then look up at you for the next command. Zed is very agile, and will catch a ball thrown over his shoulder with a high degree of accuracy. He has a high energy level when playing catch, but very quickly settles in the house when play time is over.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Adopted 9/26/15

Brew

Brew is a handsome, 1 - 2 year old boy weighing around 80 lbs. This boy was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter so nothing is known of his background.

Brew is a very friendly dog, and has greeted other large dogs with curiosity and just wants to play. He rides well in the car, and is very affectionate toward humans.

Brew doesn't appear to have any formal training, but corrects easily.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Adopted 9/26/15

Laney

Laney is a beautiful black and Tan, small-framed, 1 to 1 1/2 year old girl weighing around 55lbs. She has light colored eyes. She came out of a local shelter so nothing is known about her background.

Laney is a very busy little girl. She likes to run in circles, and doesn't care much for being on a leash. She rides nicely in the car, and likes to nuzzle your ear every now and then, just to let you know that she is still there.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Adopted 9/26/15

Zodiac

Zodiac is a 4 - 5 year old male Belgian Malinois that was surrendered to a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

He has gotten along with all the people and dogs he has met; he reportedly lived in a house with other dogs and kids. It is unknown if he could live with cats.

He is reportedly housebroken and so far it seems he is. He was a mostly outside dog and needs a little coxing to come in the house from the back door or garage, but he is quickly beginning to like being an inside dog and had learned to use the dog door.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Adopted 9/19/15

Annika

Do you enjoy a challenge? If so, have we got the dog for you!

Annika is a sleek and lively, 1-2 year old solid black beauty. This happy and affectionate whirlwind loves to go-go-go all day long. Her favorite pastime is keeping the house and yard critter-free, particularly from cats and squirrels, and doing anything else at full speed. She loves to play in mud puddles and thinks swimming pools are great fun.

She's housebroken, sleeps quietly through the night, and can settle in the house when there's nothing going on. She has decent house-manners and corrects fairly easily at home. She hasn't met a person she doesn't like yet, and she loves to play with other dogs once she knows them.

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

Added August 2014

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Adopted 9/19/15

Aria

Aria is a 10 month old striking black and tan girl. She is tall and lanky, and on the skinny side, weighing only 65 lbs. She was surrendered by her owner due to financial issues.

She rides nicely in the car and is house broken. She is protective of her humans, and friendly with other dogs. She is energetic and loves to play.

Aria will need a home that is active and will continue her socialization and training.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Adopted 9/19/15

Brahma

Brahma is a gorgeous 18-24 month old plush coat. He is a sturdy boy weighing in at approximately 90lbs. Brahma was an unclaimed stray out of a local area shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Brahma is currently in a home with five other large male and female dogs. He is doing well with all of them. Brahma is a very sweet boy, but does not seem to have much in the way of training.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Adopted 9/19/15

Hilo

Hilo is a small, handsome sable male on the thin side at about 55 lbs. He is a stray from a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of his background. The shelter listed him as a 3 year old, but in his foster home he acts and moves like a youngster and we estimate approximately his age at 18 months. It appears Hilo may have lived as a stray or outdoors for sometime given that his coat is in poor condition, he is underweight and has a scab from a healing wound on his shoulder. He does not know any commands and seems unfamiliar with being in a house. At the moment he is a nervous boy, but he's only been out of the shelter for a day.

In his foster home, he met the two resident male German Shepherds easily and seems to want to play.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Adopted 9/19/15

Lila

Lila is a pretty 2-3 year old black and tan female. She was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter so nothing is known of her background. She came out of the shelter with a bit of demodectic mange (non-contagious), which caused a little hair loss. She has been getting special baths and medication and is getting looking and feeling much better.

Lila is doing well in her foster home. She sleeps quietly in crate, is housebroken, easy on leash, knows some basic commands such as sit and down. Lila is animated and playful around the house and in the yard, friendly to all family members, including three respectful children. With the exception of moving her foster mom's shoes to curl up with in her crate, she is respectful of personal property and easy on the yard

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2015

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Adopted 9/19/15

Owen

Owen is a handsome black male shepherd between 1 - 2 years old, and is medium sized weighing in at 65 pounds. He was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Owen is a well behaved, mild-mannered boy who shares his foster home with a large female dog. Owen enjoys playing with the resident dog and enjoys sharing her toys. Owen is friendly and greets every human he has met so far with a happy, wagging tail. When Owen wants attention, he will sit down by you and offer his paw. While inside, Owen is quick to lie down and relax - staying close to his person. He is truly a great companion.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Adopted 9/19/15

Sunshine

Sunshine is an adorable white female shepherd with a nice coat. She is approximately 5 years old, a decent sized girl weighing in at 75lbs. Sunshine was an unclaimed stray so not much is known about her background.

Sunshine was originally on the adoption floor, but soon became stressed in her kennel, and was made available to rescue. She was a shelter favorite, known to be friendly with the dogs and people she met.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Adopted 9/5/15

Argon

Argon is a handsome, large-framed, 1 - 2 year old boy weighing around 90lbs. He came out of a local shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Argon doesn't appear to have any training. He will jump up on people, but accepts correction by dropping to the ground. He rides nicely in a car, and loves hugs and belly rubs.

He will need continued socialization and training.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Adopted 9/5/15

Magic

Magic is a sweet one year old, black and tan female weighing about 70 lbs. She was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known about her background.

What we do know is that she is affectionate and has moderate energy. She rides very well in the car, walks well on leash, and is sleeping through the night in a crate. She knows some basic commands, but is still learning house manners. Out in public, Magic behaves very well and will lie down at your feet if instructed to do so.

One of the resident dogs does not like to play and Magic doesn't seem to understand his signals to be left alone.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2015

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Adopted 9/5/15

Mario

Mario is a 5-6 year old German Shepherd/Lab mix with a short, dark brown coat. He lived for several years in a no-kill shelter and came to us when they could no longer house dogs.

He is friendly and enjoys meeting people. He is now in a foster home and is happily learning house rules. He gets along well with other dogs. He can learn to live with cats. He has an old injury to a back leg, but does fine on walks. He is low energy in the house and happily sleeps in a crate at night.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2014

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Adopted 9/5/15

Rubio

Rubio is a very striking black and red male about three years old. He is very distinctive with four patches of white fur across the top of his big block head. The shelter staff nicknamed him "Quad Hawk" because of these markings. Rubio is a nice sized boy weighing in at 87lbs. He has gained four pounds in his foster home, but could still stand to gain a few more. He was surrendered to the shelter by his prior owner, but no reason was given. Rubio originally passed his shelter evaluation, but quickly became kennel stressed and was made available to rescue.

Rubio currently lives in a home with other large male and female dogs, he gets along with all of them. He can be a little pushy with them when he wants to play and they don't, but will quickly back down if corrected. Rubio was likely an outdoor dog prior to his foster home, so is learning house manners. He is now housebroken, and knows some basic commands.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Adopted 8/22/15

Abe

Abe is a tall & lanky black and tan, 70 lb boy between 12-18 months old who could stand to gain about 10 lbs. A stray from a Sacramento area shelter, nothing is known of his background.

So far, Abe doesn't appear to have had any training and we assume he may not have spent much time inside. He does counter surf if he smells something he thinks deserves checking out. He is food motivated and will go into a crate after a tasty treat. He needed a bath just out of the shelter, and was taken to a self serve bath. He willing went up the steps to the counter next to the tub and was easy to get into the tub from there. He clearly wasn't enjoying the bath, but did not show any negative behavior toward it either.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Adopted 8/22/15

Adair

Adair is a 2-3 years old, dark sable male with a sturdy build, weighing about 75 lbs. He was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Adair is sharing the current foster home with two male German Shepherds and several cats. He met them all easily so far, but has not been off leash for a full test with the cats. The dog-savvy cats ignore him and he seems to be ignoring them as well. He doesn't seem to know any commands, and is in need of learning house manners, but is one of the sweetest, most affectionate shepherds you'll ever meet.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Adopted 8/22/15

Titan

Titan is a handsome Black and Cream male about 3-4 yrs old. Currently weighs 85 lbls, he could easily stand to gain 10-15 lbs. He was a stray from a Modesto shelter, so nothing is known about his background.

He is very sweet and affectionate and gets along well with the other 2 large male dogs in his foster home. He doesn't seem very interested in toys or balls and, although he is easy-going with the other dogs, he is not engaging much in play at this time. That may change once he's more comfortable and feeling stronger.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2015

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Adopted 8/1/15

Jana

Jana is an adorable white female. We estimate that she is six years old, and she weighs in at over 90lbs. Jana was adopted out of the shelter then returned two days later because she scratched the door, removing some paint, after being shut in a bedroom 10 hours with her owner at work. Nothing before that is known.

Jana is a great dog and easy to have around. It doesn't seem like she has had any formal training, but still has nice house manners. She is happy to lie down on a soft bed while you are having dinner or working at the computer. She will occasionally seek out attention, but isn't pushy about it. Jana is housebroken, and will let you know when she needs to go out.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Adopted 7/25/15

Baja

Baja is a 1.5 year old male weighing 86 lbs. He was brought in as a stray to an Oakdale shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Baja is very affectionate, however, he does jump up when excited. If he was allowed inside in the past, he was not taught to stay off the furniture or beds. If Baja thinks he's in trouble, he flattens to the ground. He met three large German Shepherds easily and doesn't seem interested in play at this time. When put in a crate, he takes a while to settle down. He doesn't seem to know much in the way of commands or walking properly on leash.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Adopted 7/25/15

Jackson

Jackson is a very large handsome black and tan male. He is about 4 years old and according to the shelter, weighs in at 113 lbs. Jackson could stand to loose a few pounds, but is still a very large boy. Jackson was surrendered to the shelter when his owner had to move to an apartment.

According to the previous owner, Jackson was primarily an indoor dog who is housebroken and crate trained. He lived with other dogs, cats, birds and three children (although he would occasionally chase the cat.) We have not seen Jackson with cats, birds or small children yet, so care and supervision would be needed. He has liked the older respectful children he has met.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Adopted 7/25/15

Kitana

Kitana is an adorable 2-year-old female weighing in at approximately 50-60lbs, with a stunning black coat and gorgeous red highlights. She was rescued from a local Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

We've only had Kitana about a day, and so far she gets along well with all her foster brothers (large and medium sized), but seems to prefer to play with her medium sized foster brother. She wants to engage the larger dogs, but sometimes they are snarky and she will easily submit to them (dropping to the ground) or runs for the safety of her crate.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Adopted 7/25/15

Kora

Kora is a cute 55 lb black and tan female, approximately 7 months old. She was surrendered to a vet's office when the previous family could not afford her vet care. The vet's office treated her and when she was bouncing around like a typical young dog, they contacted us to take her in. This girl seems starved for attention. She likes nothing better than to snuggle as closely as she can for attention, however, she doesn't understand boundaries or any commands yet. She also jumps up when excited, so very small children would not be recommended.

In the current foster home, Kora is living with three male German Shepherds. She is just beginning to show interest in playing with two of the dogs. It's funny to watch as she tries to join in the play, but then runs like she's afraid if the dogs try to include her.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2015

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Adopted 7/25/15

Sera

Sera is a beautiful black and tan female puppy weighing about 30 lbs. She is 4 months old and loves to run and play with other dogs her size. She is currently in a home with a 7 month old lab mix and a cat.

Sera was an owner surrender and we learned the original family kenneled her for long hours while they worked and lived in an apartment. She was then sold to a new family with a female dog that did not like Sera and Sera was very intimidated by that dog and the neighbor's dog. They also had young children and realized having a puppy was too much work. After one month, Sera was surrendered to our rescue.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/25/15

Zaydie

Zaydie is a 7-8 month old brindle, Belgian Malinois/Dutch Shepherd from the Modesto Shelter, so nothing is know of her background.

She is currently living in a foster home with two large dogs and two dog savvy cats. She is incredibly energetic and curious, getting into everything and is very toy/ball driven. She is appropriate with the cats and is learning how to appropriately play and interact with the big dogs. She would do best with older children. She is learning basic obedience, walks nicely on a leash, and loves riding in the car.

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

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Adopted 7/18/15

Bahama

Bahama is a one year old, handsome male. He weighs approximately 80 lbs, but could stand to put on some weight so his body can match his huge feet. He came as a stray from an Oakdale shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Flystrike on both ears and Bahama's behavior suggest he was primarily an outdoor dog. He resists getting into a car, then has to be strongly encouraged to get out. He also seemed afraid of the scale at the vet's office. He generally acts insecure inside. When outside off leash in the yard, this boy acts like a typical young dog, exploring and wanting to play with the other German Shepherds in his foster home.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/18/15

Wilsie

Wilsie is a sweet 4 year old black and tan female. She weighs approximately 65 lbs. Wilsie was an unclaimed stray from the shelter, so not much is known about her background. She was found running the railroad tracks with a male shepherd, both in poor body condition, and infested with literally hundreds of ticks.

Wilsie was originally placed in a foster home where she was the only dog. Unfortunately Wilsie had been very dependent on the male she was found with, and didn't really know what to do without him. She was quite shy and timid. While she was was easy to have in the home when someone was around, she would become destructive if left, breaking out of crates, pulling a screen off to get inside.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/4/15

Kamira

Kamira is a 20-24 month old sable female weighing only 48 lbs. She was an unclaimed stray from a Modesto shelter so nothing is known of her background.

Currently living with other male foster dogs, they like to run and play together. She also lives with 5 children from ages 5 to 16 and is very good with them. Kamira has fairly high prey drive so no cats or small critters for her.

Kamira has some training under her belt and is eager to continue to learn. She loves to play ball! Kamira has great recall, walks nicely on a leash, and loves to jog with her human.

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

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Adopted 7/4/15

Mato

Mato is a black and tan male GSD who is 4 - 5 years old. He was an unclaimed stray from the Turlock Animal Shelter, so nothing is known about his background. Mato is initially shy when meeting new people or other dogs, however he warms up quickly. It appears based on his physical appearance that he may have been an outside only dog. Everything indoors is new to Mato, but he is adjusting nicely. So far he seems to be housebroken. He is very closely monitored while indoors and accepts correction easily.

We are working on crate training Mato, however he still resists going into his crate and will protest loudly, but eventually settles down. Mato enjoys going for a walk and loves car rides.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/4/15

Raza

Raza is a handsome Black and Cream Male GSD. He is between 1 - 2 years old. He currently weighs around 70 lbs. and could easily gain 10 - 15lbs. to fill out his frame. Raza was found as a stray in the Modesto area so not much is known of his background. He is very timid and will submissively urinate if he thinks he is in trouble. Approaching Raza in a non-dominant posture by crouching down to dog level lets him know he's not in any trouble. Teaching him simple commands such as sit, stay, down and rewarding him after each success will also benefit this lovable dog. He will need a handler who understands how to build confidence in a timid dog.

Raza plays well with the other GSD in the household and enjoys his daily walks. There may be an allergy present. A veterinary diet seems to make Raza more comfortable.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/27/15

Calla

Calla is a very cute 7 month old black and tan female. She is petite and weighs in at about 53 lbs. She was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento shelter so nothing is known of her background.

Calla is currently in a foster home with 3 male dogs, 2 being large German Shepherds and gets along well with all. She seems to be housebroken with the use of a dog door, sleeps easily in a crate at night and knows how to sit on command.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/27/15

Nigel

Nigel is an 8 week old adorable male puppy. He was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so there is no background information on him. He had several foxtails when found, including in his eye and one ear, and he is on eye ointment and antibiotics because of it.

The volunteer who picked him up had him in her lap while transporting him. He slept the entire time. In a crate he cries, but eventually tires out and sleeps. He is in a home with two large male German Shepherds. He isn't afraid of them, but so far doesn't engage in play either.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/27/15

Seuss

Seuss that rhymes with Zeus is a 1 year old handsome black and tan male. He was surrendered when his owner joined the military and could no longer care for him. Seuss is housebroken, and seems to know some basic commands. He is very comfortable in a home, but is not so sure when out out in public, so his foster home is taking him to public places frequently to help acclimate him and boost his confidence.

More will be written as we get to know Seuss better.


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

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Adopted 6/27/15

Vettel

Vettel is a kind, gentle boy who is social with other dogs but is still a bit shy and gaining confidence with people. He is a one-year-old on the smaller side at 60lbs and increasing, who was left with another dog in his Modesto area house when his previous owners moved out. His coat shows signs of prior neglect and malnourishment. With patience, time, and proper nutrition, it will grow back to be as beautiful as any long coat GSD's fur that you have seen.

Hiking with his foster pack is helping to bring him out of his shell. Regardless of how long the hike is, he loves every minute of it, does not tire easily, and hangs with whichever dog is being more adventurous. Despite joining the chase with his pack, he does not seem to have much of a prey drive. He does not care to play fetch either, but he likes running with dogs who do.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/27/15

Vinny

Vinny is solid black, 50 pound, 8 - 10 month old male youngster, who is an unclaimed stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

In his foster home, Vinny lives with 3 large GSD's and gets along with all of them, but seems to be a little reactive towards smaller dogs he encounters while on walks or in the parking lot of stores. He has been around dog savvy and respectful children (6-9 years old), but a home without small children is probably best (because of his high energy and mouthiness).

Vinny is a bit of a wild child- he is busy, busy, busy, and when he first came to his foster home, he was jumping on people and the resident dogs, counter surfing and being very mouthy.

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

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Adopted 6/27/15

Virgil

Virgil is an 89 lb., 2 1/2 year old, black and tan male, in need of losing about 15 lbs. He was adopted six months ago, but returned. The reason we were told was he didn't do well being left alone 8-10 hrs during weekdays and because he played too rough with the 5 year old child in the home. Originally, Virgil came as a stray from a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of his background before then.

Virgil is now in a foster home with 3 other dogs and 4 cats and does well with all of them. He has moderate energy, but will engage in play with the young female German Shepherd in the foster home. He has nice house manners, is housebroken, and knows his basic commands. He waits nicely when it's time to eat and won't eat until given the OK. When no one is home, Virigil is left with other dogs and hasn't shown any problems or issues.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/20/15

Axton

Axton is a large, 75 pound, 6 month old male puppy, who was born with cataracts and small eyes. As a result, Axton's vision is hazy and he occasionally walks into things. Good light helps him navigate and he doesn't seem to know there's anything wrong. He requires daily treatment to both eyes, currently using an ointment. This boy is very squirmy, so it is tricky getting the medicine into his eyes. Even after a possible cataract surgery, Axton will require medicine to both eyes for his lifetime.

Regardless of his visual impairment, Axton is a typical puppy. In the foster home, he loves to play with the big dogs and finds pulling up plants a fun part of his day. He will go after a tennis ball, but bores of it quickly. He likes to play with water sprayed from a hose and will tip over a water bowl if it isn't weighted or attached to something. Axton goes easily into a crate and will chew on the various toys and bones to keep him occupied.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/20/15

Kallista

Kallista is a 10-12 month unclaimed stray from Sacramento, so not much is known about her background.

Kallista has had a rough start in life, and is being treated for a severe case of demodectic mange (non-contagious). She is curious about new people but is a little shy and may need some coaxing before coming out of her shell. Once she is comfortable she is one spunky pup! She is currently living with a large resident male GSD, a foster puppy, 2 dog savvy cats and a teenager.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/20/15

Oscar

Oscar is a large, striking, 2 year old black and tan male. He weighs approximately 80 pounds and he could stand to gain 5 or 10 more. He was an unclaimed stray out of a local area shelter so not much is known about his background.

Oscar is eager to please, respects leadership and corrects easily. He's a pretty soft guy. Oscar is very friendly and affectionate and is happy to work for praise. He can be a little unsure at times and obedience work will go a long way to help build his confidence. He knows basic commands and walks like a dream, checking in with you and keeping your pace.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/14/15

Beyonce

Beyonce is a tall 2 year old female weighing about 70 lbs. She was an owner surrender from a Sacramento area shelter. Her previous owner said she didn't get along with their other small dog, which was the reason they gave her up.

Currently, Beyonce is living with two male German Shepherds. She doesn't seem interested in playing with the other dogs, but doesn't cause any friction around them either. She is on the timid side, but it could just be her need to adjust to a new environment. When excited or uncertain of things, she will jump up. Beyonce walks nicely on a leash and likes to go for car rides. She is housebroken and knows some basic commands. She is sleeping in a crate at night, but will whine for a while when first instructed to go in.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/6/15

Reggie

Reggie is a medium size, young male (1-2 year old) with a reddish-tan and black coat. He is from a local area shelter so nothing is know of his background.

Reggie doesn't seem to have any formal training however, he is a quick learner. He now sits although not for long, and will down easily.

Reggie is somewhat unsure being around people and will run for his safe place being an indoor crate or outdoor kennel. Reggie will whine a little when he's ready for your full attention. He'll lean into you and show you how much he loves you. Learning house manners is new for this boy, he's crate trained although, he is somewhat unsure about leaving the indoors to go outside so he needs a little coaxing.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/6/15

Vespa

Vespa is a 10 - 11 month old female from the Modesto Shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

She is on the smaller side at only 53 lbs. She is sweet and loves to be a house princess. She gets along with the two larger resident dogs in her current foster home. She also does very well with the dog savvy cats in the home. She rides well in the car, sleeps fairly well in a crate, and is potty trained using a dog door. She walks fairly well on a leash but requires some further basic obedience.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/29/15

Clyde

Clyde is a sweet, playful, energetic, mostly black male with tan boots, approximately 3 years old. He was surrendered to a local area shelter when his family could no longer care for him. He had been an outdoor only dog, so a lot of the world is new to him, and he is an eager learner and loves being included in all activities.

He greets people and dogs with attempts to play. There is no hesitation to jump in when the car door opens and he rides very well, although his stomach is still catching up with curvy mountain roads. He settled into his foster home without any obvious issues or behavioral concerns and is almost housebroken. Training is made easier by his motivation for food.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/23/15

Barrington

Barrington is a big easy-going floppy-eared boy weighing in at 110 lbs. he was an unclaimed stray at a local shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Once he is comfortable with his people, Barrington has a lot of personality, and will bond quickly. He likes affection, and to be close to his people. It would appear that although Barrington has some indoor skills, he probably spent a good deal of time outdoors and seems content to be outside for part of the day. He would probably like a home with a dog door as he sometimes seems a little uncomfortable in the house after awhile.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/23/15

Dolan

Dolan is a very handsome 3 - 4 year old solid black long haired male who weighs in at about 80 lbs. He came into rescue when he was found wandering the streets of a nearby county with Brenna (Momma black GSD) and Baby Bauer (a 4 month old black GSD puppy), so not much is known of his background.

He loves getting attention, being around his people, and will sit and offer a paw whenever he gets a chance. This boy seems like an old soul; has a very calm, laid back, and easy-going demeanor. He has been friendly to everyone and every dog he has met, but could use continued socialization to build his confidence, as he is a little reserved at times.

Dolan is one of 5 large male dogs in his foster home; gets along well with all of them, but at times, is content just to be out in the yard, while the rest of the pack is inside with their person.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/23/15

Miles

Miles is a large 5 year old male weighing 87 lbs, but is a little underweight and should be about 95 lbs. He has a nice super-thick black and tan coat with the bushiest tail. He was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of his background. He does appear housebroken and sleeps through the night uncrated. He also seems to enjoy the cool tile floor or even the shower floor. He loves car rides and has proven he can be trusted alone in the car while his foster mom runs errands.

Miles is learning house manners, basic commands and living with cats. This is a smart boy, who learns quickly and corrects easily. He doesn't jump up on people, enjoys attention and pets, but is not insistent on attention.

This is a Level 2 - 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what this level of dog requires.

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Adopted 5/16/15

Alex

Alex was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so nothing is known of his background. At approximately 10 months old, Alex currently weighs 50lbs. He could stand to gain a few pounds, but will not likely be much larger than his current size. He's still very much a puppy with plenty of energy to play, but after exercise he settles down nicely with a chew or stuffed toy.

Alex is a submissive boy who walks nicely on a lead and corrects easily. So far he hasn't shown any reaction to other dogs, skateboards, etc. He currently lives with two large German Shepards and while he enjoys their company, he prefers not to engage in their rough and tumble play.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/16/15

Fabian

Fabian is a sable, one year old, 66 lb male. He was a stray out of a Modesto shelter, so nothing is known of his background. He was transported to the Sacramento area along with several other dogs of all sizes. When picked up, he seemed unfazed by the many other dogs and easily met the 3 German Shepherds in the foster home. He is interested in the resident cats, but only in a curious way and means them no harm. Fabian will sleep through the night in a crate or out of a crate. He does try to climb on furniture and beds, so vigilance is required to teach him to stay off. Walking nicely on leash, sitting and laying down with some coaxing are not a problem for Fabian.

If a hose is being sprayed, Fabian loves to bite at the water. He has not been tested around a pool to know if he would get in. He stood patiently when taken for a bath, although he clearly was not enjoying it.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/16/15

Skye

Skye is a cute and adorable Blue female German Shepherd Dog. At approximately 1 year old, this moderately sized girl weighs in at about 58 pounds. Skye was an owner surrender - her owners had her only 1 week - to a Sacramento area shelter, so very little is known about her background.

Skye is currently in a foster home with two large male GSDs and a medium sized male 6-month-old puppy. She gets along with all of them, and she can keep up with the big boys when it comes to rough and tumble playtime. She has a bit of a bossy nature about her and will tell the boys what to do and when to do it, as she tries to entice them into a rough-housing game of chase. The puppy gets a "pass", but this little girl will be to bossy, pushy and snarky (dominant) for any dog (male or female) her size or smaller.

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

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Adopted 5/16/15

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Zion

Zion is a handsome senior Belgian Malinois. We estimate him to be approximately 10 years old, but don't let his age fool you. Zion is still a spry ol' guy that leaps tables in a single bound and needs daily exercise to keep him happy. He was an unclaimed stray so nothing is known about his background.

Zion came into the shelter neutered and microchipped (although a dead-end chip.). He has clearly had some training as he knows his basic commands, walks nicely on leash, and has nice house manners. Hard to believe no one came to retrieve him.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/3/15

Sundance

Sundance was an owner surrender to a Sacramento shelter, so little is known of her background. She was an outside only dog and is currently working on her house & leash manners.

In her foster home, Sundance (aka Sunny) lives with an adult male GSD, 2 dog savvy cats & a teenager. She sleeps nicely in her crate at night, waits patiently for her food, appears to be house trained and is eager to please. Sunny lives behind a small dog but doesn't seem bother him or be bothered by him.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/2/15

Dawson

Dawson is a beautiful Black & Cream male GSD approximately 18 months old. He is very skinny and could use 10 - 15 lbs. on his medium frame. He was surrendered by his owner, when he was injured and they could not afford the surgery needed to correct his injury.

In his former home he was an indoor dog, and has good house manners. He is crate trained and housebroken. Dawson knows his basic commands and is easy on a leash. He also enjoys riding in the car. He lived in a home with a small female dog and children.

Dawson has been on strict crate rest since his surgery, so his normal energy level is unknown.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/25/15

Benjamin

Benjamin is a strikingly handsome 2 to 3 year old male bicolor male. His facial markings are both distinct and beautiful, and nicely frame his deep-set puppy-like eyes. He was an unclaimed stray so nothing his known about his background. He was picked up by animal control with another male shepherd. Upon shelter examination it was determined that Benjamin was heart worm positive. He has gone through the treatment, and just finishing his recovery period.

Benjamin came to us a very shy and boy, and is definitely on the submissive and quiet side. However, he is really working hard on coming out of his shell more with his foster pack and is gaining confidence and becoming more social every day. He has been friendly with the people he has met so far including adults and respectful children. Although he is generally more interested in people than dogs, Benjamin really enjoys being part of a pack with the four other dogs in his foster home.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/25/15

Zalinka

Zalinka is an 18-24 month old malinois mix. She was an unclaimed stray from a Modesto shelter so nothing is known of her background. At less than 30 lbs, she resembles a mini or toy Malinois.

It appears she may have been a couch queen in her prior home as she is housebroken (although has not mastered the use of a doggy door) but not used to strenuous play at the moment. Regular exercise and conditioning should help her with her stamina and muscle tone. In her current foster home, she is living with two large dogs and one small dog about her size. She plays well with the small dog in the house.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/18/15

Arek

Arek is a gorgeous black and red male about 2 years old. He was surrendered to animal control after receiving several complaints from neighbors about him running at large. After several citations the owners would/could not make fence and kennel repairs to comply with the mandate from the county.

Arek seems to have lived indoors part of the time, as indoor living and all that comes with it such as stairs, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners seems familiar to him. He has not had an accident in the house.

Arek has done well with the large female dogs in his foster home, they can jump all over him and pester him without issue so far. He is a confident male, and needs a very controlled environment with other large males around as he tends to get a little huffy, and it doesn't take much before things escalate.

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

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Adopted 4/18/15

Boris

Boris is a nice-size black and tan male approximately 3 years old with low to moderate energy. He came out of a Sacramento area shelter as a stray, so nothing is known of his background. He is a very sweet and affectionate boy.

It appears Boris has never been inside a house, as everything was new to him like TV's and other normal sounds from a house. He initially was very reluctant to go into a crate, but after several days of becoming familiar with his surroundings, he now goes into the crate without a fuss. He is learning basic commands and already walks nicely on a leash. If another dog reacts toward him on leash, he can become reactive in response. It is unlikely Boris is housebroken, but he is kept under close supervision in his foster home and has had no accidents.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/18/15

Patrick

Patrick is a very tall, handsome two year old white shepherd. He was surrendered when his family could no longer care for him. In his past, Patrick lived with a respectful child, and a female shepherd, getting along well with both. In his foster home, Patrick lives with a male and female shepherd, as well as respectful youngster, and has won the hearts of the whole family. He has even been caught playing with the grumpy old female shepherd, who doesn't generally play with anyone.

Patrick has been an indoor dog, and is housebroken. He knows some basic commands, and walks fairly nicely on leash. He does jump up some, and it is easy for his front legs to reach your shoulders, where he appears to like a good hug. Due to his tall size, it is also easy for him to counter surf, so goodies must be put away, or watched closely.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/18/15

Sonic

Sonic is an adorable, calm, 55 pound, 7-8 month old male youngster, with ears that fall into each other most of the time and is still growing. He was an owner surrender to a Sacramento area shelter when his owners said they didn't have time for him. They had only had him two months, and had left him outside full time. We don't know where Sonic was before that.

Sonic is currently in a foster home which has someone home most of the time. There are two other German Shepherds in the foster home and Sonic gets along well with both dogs and has been submissive in his behavior around them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/16/15

Molly Bee

Molly Bee is a 7-8 year old sable, female German Shepherd weighing 108 lbs, but in need of losing about 15 lbs. She was an originally unclaimed stray from the Modesto shelter but was adopted three years ago and returned when her owners work schedule change and they couldn't dedicate enough time to Molly Bee. It appears had a litter of puppies in the past.

Molly understands basic commands, is housebroken, is okay on leash and responds well to correction. Crates are not something Molly ever cared for. She likes to chase a ball and prefers to have someone around. She may try to get out of the yard or bark out of boredom when left alone too long.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/4/15

Buchanan

Buchanan is a male GSD who is approximately 5-6 years. He is an extra large boy at 96 lb. with a black and tan coat. Buchanan was picked up as a stray, so not much is known about him.

Buchanan had heartworm and was on crate rest coupled with medicine for his first two months with his foster family. He has since recovered and is very healthy, happy, and stronger.

He seems to have been an outdoor pet as he has fly strike on his ears and callouses on his elbows. Buchanan is learning house manners; he is tethered in the house and settles nicely on his bed or crate.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/4/15

Caleb

Caleb is approximately 12 months old and still growing. He was a stray out of Modesto, so nothing is known of his background.

He is insecure at times and will shadow his person. He does whine if left alone and when first put in his crate so, chew bones and toys in his crate are necessary help keep him occupied. He currently sleeps (all night) on a dog bed in his foster moms bedroom. He likes to give you his paw for a handshake and really enjoys having you hold onto his paw. Grooming and baths are a breeze with this easy boy.

He is currently living with an adult male German Shepherd and 2 cats. However, Caleb does have a high prey drive and will chase the cats (and any small critters outside) & should go to a catless home.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/4/15

Kenna

Kenna is a gorgeous petite 18 mo. Old sable female. She was an unclaimed stray out of a local area shelter so nothing is known about her background. Kenna came into the shelter with a fractured front leg, she is now fully healed and ready to go!!

This energetic girl seems to have lived in a home, is housebroken, and seems to know a few basic commands. She rides nicely in a car (although she does like to ride shotgun) and sleeps nicely in a crate at night. Kenna was not well socialized when we got her and was reactive to other dogs while on leash, and while in her crate. When free, she gets along with the other five dogs in her foster home, infact loves to play with her best foster buddy Arek.

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

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Adopted 4/4/15

Lupe

Lupe is a 2 year old, 75 lb., sable female with a definite mask on her face. She was a stray from a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of her background. She lives with three male German Shepherds easily in her foster home and is learning to not pester the cats. She was a wild child when she arrived, jumping up on people, mouthy, and leaping on furniture in the house. A quick learner, Lupe seems to understand when told to "settle" in the house, is learning "leave It," "crate," and "down." She rides nicely in the car and walks well on a leash. She also has decided she likes playing with one of the male dogs who also enjoys playing.

Lupe isn't given much freedom inside yet, but she seems to be housebroken. She is sleeping through the night in a crate with bones to entice her in and keep her occupied. She will tear out plants in the yard when she is wound up, but has not been destructive otherwise.

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

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Adopted 3/28/15

Astro

Astro is a sable 18-24 month old male German Shepherd who weighs about 80 lbs and could stand to add a few pounds. He enjoys his meals, so that shouldn't be a problem. He was a stray out of a Modesto shelter, so nothing is known of his background. He looks and acts like he's still growing with large feet and movements of a young dog. Astro will run in and grab shoes if left out. He will chase a ball but doesn't have big interest in the game. He is a big drama king and will will yelp loudly when given a strong correction. He is also a whiner when excited or uncertain, which we are working on breaking.

Astro is living with 2 male dogs and will play with one of them and seems to enjoy the game of chase, but he doesn't always seem to know when the other dog has had enough. Crates seem new to Astro and he cries off and on in the evening when it's bedtime.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2015

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Adopted 3/28/15

Lancelot

Lancelot is a 2.5 year old black and tan male on the smaller side. He originally came to our program as a stray from the Modesto area. He was adopted in 2013, but was returned when the second dog in the home was diagnosed with epilepsy and Lancelot did not understand that he couldn't continue to play hard with the other dog. The family felt it was best for Lancelot to find a home where he could get the attention and play time he craves.

Lancelot knows basic obedience, rides well in the car, is housebroken and crate trained. He loves to chew his toys (ball, rope, hard bones) and running in the yard. He will chew the bed in his kennel if he does not have toys available. He is good with children ages 10 and up and great on a leash, even with the kids. He also loves to lay in the den while his "mom" works on the computer.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2015

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Adopted 3/28/15

Pistol

Pistol is a 3-4 month old all black GSD puppy. He has a moderate amount of energy, and already shows some ball drive. He still gets car sick but with luck, will outgrow that. Other than that, he does enjoy car rides.

Pistol is charming and affectionate with everyone he has met so far. He loves to give kisses or sit in your lap. He will steal your slippers, and if caught in the act, will try to charm his way out of it by acting adorable ... which usually works!

This is a Level 2 - 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what this level of dog requires.

Added January 2015

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Adopted 3/28/15

Porsche

Porsche aka Momma is a sweet female who recently raised the five luxury speedster pups, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, DeLoreon, and Maserati. She was surrendered to a Sacramento shelter in December 2013, almost ready to give birth, but nothing was known of her background. She now weighs 67 lbs and is approximately 2 years old.

Although asymptomatic in February, she tested positive for heartworms and has now been treated and off restriction from physical activity. She is our Rainbow Fund dog and donations to help with her treatment are always welcome and sorely needed. Her foster mom describes her energy level as moderate.

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

Updated May 2014

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Adopted 3/28/15

Zuko

Zuko is a 12 to 18 month old Malinois who was surrendered to a Sacramento area shelter when the owner had no time to train or devote to him. He is a slender male with long legs that can propel him 4 feet off the ground when he is excited. Zuko is very affectionate and can be a bit pushy by insisting on getting his head scratched by any available hand. If he feels ignored, you may also get a paw on your leg to remind you he is near and ready for a good petting.

Although he was outside for a good amount of time before coming into rescue, he has developed decent house manners and has not had an accident in his current foster home. He sleeps in a crate at night, and settle fairly well on his dog bed in the living room during the day.

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

Added March 2015

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Adopted 3/21/15

SENIOR

Lee

Lee is a stunning 9 years young white shepherd who weighs about 90 lbs. His family that had him since he was a pup had physical and financial limitations and could no longer care for him, so he was given up to a local Sacramento shelter. The prior owners said Lee used a dog door, had lived with another dog, and likes water and swimming.

In his current foster home, Lee is living very well with two male German Shepherds and several cats. He has proven to be fully housebroken and can be left inside for several hours with the other dogs when no one is home. When Lee first arrived at his foster home, he seemed very anxious. Within 2-3 days, this boy has settled in nicely.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2015

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Adopted 3/21/15

Misa

Misa is a gorgeous three year old female with a plush black and tan coat. She was surrendered by her owner when she could no longer afford to take care of her. Misa is an energetic girl that has been nicely trained. She is housebroken, knows her basic commands, and is easy to walk on leash. Misa is very good at looking at her human for direction. She likes the water, and according to her previous owner, loved to swim around in the lake while she was kayaking. Misa also loves to play ball.

Misa is a quiet rider in the car, and will sleep quietly in a crate at night. She gets along with the other large male and female dogs in her foster home. Although she seems to enjoy their company, she isn't really interested in rough play, she would rather be with her human.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2015

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Adopted 3/21/15

Pilot

Pilot is a 3-4 month old all black GSD puppy. He has low to moderate energy and can have a reserved but polite demeanor around people he does not know well.

Once Pilot considers you part of his inner circle, his charming and talkative side comes out. He is more patient than his brother Pistol, and does not usually jump up or demand attention. But if his polite patience is ignored he may whimper, whine or even howl at you to get your attention.

Pilot still gets car sick, and like many GSDs is very body sensitive. He will cry like he is being tortured when getting vaccinations or his nails clipped. All part of a GSDs charm!

This is a Level 2 - 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what this level of dog requires.

Added January 2015

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Adopted 3/21/15

Todd

Todd is a 10-15 month male. He was a stray out of a Sacramento area shelter so not much is known about his background. He currently lives with a large male GSD, a smaller female GSD and 2 cats. He does tend to focus on the cats and will chase them when they run. With that being said, Todd would be much happier to live in a home without cats.

Todd is a very sweet and smart boy. He knows some basic commands; sleeps in a crate at night and is almost house trained; he walks well on a leash and loves to be close to his people. It is unknown how Todd is with young children but would do ok in a home with respectful older kids.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2015

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Adopted 3/7/15

Akua

Akua is a handsome 3-4 year old red sable male. He was an unclaimed stray out of a local shelter so nothing is known about his background. He came into the shelter neutered and microchipped, but even after attempts by the shelter to reach his family, they never came to reclaim him. Akua is very tall and lanky; he is a on the thin side and could stand to put on a few pounds.

Akua is housebroken, and is very easy to have in the house. If you ask him to go lie down on a bed he will. He sleeps quietly in his crate all night. He likes to be right with his people. He is very unhappy to be shut outside, even if it is just for a few minutes to go potty. Generally he will jump at the back door for a few minutes, then will go about his business. Akua would do best in a home where someone is around most of the time.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2014

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Adopted 3/4/15

Brad

Brad and his littermates (Garth & Reba) were surrendered at the Stanislaus County Animal Shelter the week before Christmas. We guessed they were between 6 and 8 week old German Shepherd mixes that were born November 2014.

Brad has the shortest coat of the 3 siblings, and the most outgoing personality.

Brad wants to make sure he has your undivided attention, and he will run around in front of you and look you right in the eyes to get it. If that doesn't do it, he will serenade you with every song on his playlist. From cute little squeaks and whines to even cuter play-growls, Brad is a talker!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2105

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Adopted 3/4/15

SPECIAL NEEDS

Sassy

Sassy is a 5 to 6 year old black and cream female weighing about 60 lbs. She came to us out of a Modesto shelter and nothing is known of her background. Sassy is a special needs dog who has allergies and requires weekly baths with a medicated shampoo. She also is on thyroid medication and another medication, which helps calm her allergies. Sassy health issues do nothing to slow her down. She has good energy and loves to play ball. In order to get Sassy's attention or to focus on anything else, you need to remove the ball from her sight. Sassy is a good running partner and will follow the pace of the human runner.

Currently living with a three month old puppy, Sassy will engage the pup in play and help to keep him occupied and exercised. Within a few days of being in her current foster home, Sassy has learned to co-exist with several cats and will lay quietly chilling in the house at the end of the day.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2015

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Adopted 2/28/15

Calvin

Calvin is a goofy, lovable 8 month old longcoat male with one floppy ear. He was an unclaimed stray so nothing is known about his background. Calvin is a little on the thin side at about 60 lbs, and definitely needs to grow into his feet.

Calvin is currently living with another young male and female shepherd. He has a great time playing with them. He has also been introduced to cats, and scampers after them, but just wants to play. Calvin may be able to live with cats in a supervised environment.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2105

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Adopted 2/28/15

Davide

Davide (da'vid) came into our rescue from the Sacramento County shelter with a moderate case of demodectic mange. He came into the shelter as an unclaimed stray, so his exact background is unknown. What we DO know about Davide is that his temporary skin condition does not slow him down one single bit! He is a very alert and engaging eight month old male GSD with an intense stare, an extremely high play drive, and above average intelligence. Given the opportunity, Davide will play for hours on end with the other dogs in his foster home. He is social with all other dogs, but for a young guy is already showing some tendencies to want to be an Alpha dog. While this kind of bossy behavior sometimes stems from insecurity, in Davide's case it appears to come from a place of genuine confidence. Every indication is that Davide will grow up to be high drive, level III dog. His strong, tenacious personality will serve him well in learning a job or sport activity, but be aware that this type of dog is not for everyone.

For the most part, Davide appears to be housebroken, and has only had a few accidents so far. With a little more practice, and hourly visits outside he should be over this quickly. For a young guy, he walks extremely well on a leash both on his own, and with other pack members.

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

Added August 2014

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Adopted 2/28/15

Garth

Garth and his littermates (Brad & Reba) were surrendered at the Stanislaus County Animal Shelter the week before Christmas. We guessed they were between 6 and 8 week old German Shepherd mixes that were born November 2014.

Fluffy little Garth is full of cuteness and personality. He is very charming ... and he knows it! Garth earned his name when he belted out the cutest "woo woo" yoddle when he heard a squeaky toy for the first time.

He likes pouncing on the big dogs, playing rough and tumble with his 2 siblings, and getting belly rubs from his foster family. He does not seem to be an obvious alpha personality, but neither is he a submissive type. Garth is an easy-going fellow that falls nicely in between.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2105

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Adopted 2/28/15

Reba

Reba and her littermates (Brad & Garth) were surrendered at the Stanislaus County Animal Shelter the week before Christmas. We guessed they were between 6 and 8 week old German Shepherd mixes that were born November 2014.

Reba is an absolute angel. She is quiet, cuddly and a complete sweetheart. One look in her eyes and you will fall in love.

Reba gets along with other big dogs as long as they play gently. If her brothers gang up on her, she has no problem putting them in their place. She is happiest when she has free run of the house to be with her person or snooze quietly on a dog bed.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2105

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Adopted 2/28/15

Sahara

Sahara is a 4 year old petite sable female. She was adopted out from us a couple years ago, and returned when the owner took a new job and did not have any time for her. When first adopted Sahara was taken through a training program, and is a very well trained dog. The previous owner admitted to not working with her much after that, so a brush up is needed on her skills.

Sahara is a high energy extremely intelligent girl. She is very busy, and if it was up to her, she would never stop moving. When you get home, she gets so excited she can hardly contain herself; she jumps, spins, and runs in circles. Sahara needs an owner that will exhibit leadership skills and enforce the rules, otherwise she will take over the house. She needs to be exercised properly, and would like a job of some sort. This girl also has some nice ball drive, and is good at bringing the ball back to you.

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

Added December 2014

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Adopted 2/28/15

Spice

Spice is approximately 5 years old and weighs 66 pounds. She has a beautiful, shiny black coat. Picked up as a stray from a Modesto Shelter, so nothing is known of her background. She has had puppies, and was likely used as a breeding dog. Spice is very friendly, affectionate, and loves to give kisses, but is not pushy. This girl has a very calm, easy-going demeanor.

She is currently in a home with two male shepherds and met them easily. She is very polite around the other dogs and meets new dogs in the same manner. Cats are not an issue around Spice. In fact, she appears to want to avoid them if possible. She seems to be housebroken and prefers to be inside.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2014

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Adopted 2/21/15

Anchor

Anchor is a 12-18 month old handsome black and tan male. He was an unclaimed stray out of a local area shelter, so nothing is known about his background. Anchor is on the thin side at about 70 lbs. He is a very sweet boy who has not seen much of the world. He wants to please, and hates to be in trouble. Anchor will drop to the ground if he doesn't understand something, or if he thinks he is in trouble, that is how he got his name.

Although it is likely that Anchor spent most of his time outside and many indoor things are new to him such as stairs and solid surface floors, he does appear to be housebroken. Anchor doesn't seem to have any training, or know any commands. He wants to learn, and needs someone with patience to teach him. He is not real sure about the leash, he will go from happily walking along, to trying to bite at it getting frustrated with it.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2105

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Adopted 2/18/15

Aries

Aries is an 18 month old handsome black and tan male. He currently weighs in at about 72 pounds, but is on the thin side and could stand to gain some weight. He was found roaming Yolo County with a muzzle on. The area he was found is known for cock fighting so our best guess is he was likely muzzled to prevent injury to the roosters. The animal control officer said it didn't take Aries long to warm up to her not only to be picked up, but to take the muzzle off of him.

Aries is one of six large dogs in his foster home. He gets along with both the males and females, and is happy to just hang out with them, or join in a game of chase and rough and tumble. Aries seems to have lived in a home before. He appears housebroken, and seems familiar with stairs, hairdryers, washing machine, etc.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2014

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Adopted 2/7/15

Braxton

Braxton is an 11 month old, 75 lb bundle of love.

He is housebroken and will give one yip at the door to go out. He happily sleeps through the night in a crate, and has put up with being crated for a few hours at a time during the day.

His previous family had children and cats, Hand he now lives with two adult GSDs and plays all the time-even when they get rough. He will throw his bone or toy in the air and chase it around when his foster brother and sister tire of playing with him. When it is time for a walk he will try to put his head through the collar because he is so excited to go! During the walk he loves the attention he gets from people, sitting while they pat him. With very little correction he heels nicely, sits on command, and will lie down.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2014

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Adopted 2/7/15

Drake

Special Needs

Drake is a handsome, large, 100 pound, black and tan 5 year old male. He originally was an owner surrender when his family lost their home. He was adopted out about 18 months ago, and was recently returned when his family could no longer care for him. Drake loves getting attention and being around his people. He is very loving and friendly to everyone he meets, but could use consistent socialization.

Drake has epilepsy. His regimen is one pill twice a day, and liquid medicine once a day. Currently the cost of the medication is about $65.00 a month. Research could be done to determine if there is a less expensive place to purchase the medications. Drake's previous family reports about one seizure a month, we are working with the vet to see if any medication changes need to be made to see if this can be reduced. His current follow-up blood work looks good.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2014

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Adopted 2/7/15

Olive

This 2.5 year old thin, black and tan female was an owner surrender to a Placer County shelter. The previous owner received complaints of her barking, so surrendered her to the animal control officer serving the complaint. Her 61 lb body can stand to put on at least 5 lbs.

Olive had a litter of puppies sometime in the past. Signs of fly strike to one ear and an old injury to the tip of her tail, indicate that Olive was kept outside most if not all of the time. Currently, she is learning not to pester the cats in the foster home, but does not want to harm them. Three male German Shepherds are also in the foster home, although doesn't seem to know how to play with other dogs. When the other dogs bark, Olive runs away from what she must perceive as the danger. So far, she has not made any noise except light whimpers.

Olive is under close supervision, as she is probably not housebroken and doesn't know about house manners. So far, she has had no accidents in her current foster home. She knows little in the way of commands, but has learned to sit, walks nicely on a leash, is learning other basic commands and to not jump on people.

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

Added December 2014

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Adopted 2/7/15

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!

Added November 2014

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Adopted 2/7/15

Yorka

Yorka is approximately 8 weeks old and came out of a Modesto area shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

She was dumped at the shelter several weeks ago and should not have been away from her litter or mother at such a young age. Given her rough start in life, this little girl is curious, active and very feisty. She is currently living with two young children and three large GSDs. While she gets along with everyone, a 72 lb male is her favorite playmate. Yorka sleeps quietly through the night in a crate and only protests for a few moments over being crated during the day.

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

Added January 2105

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Adopted 1/31/15

Archie

Archie is an 18-24 month old gorgeous black and tan male. He has a big block head, and very large paws; his body has almost caught up with the rest of him. Archie was an unclaimed stray out of a local shelter, so nothing is known about his background.

Archie is currently living with 6 other shepherds, and is learning appropriate pack behavior. He and his foster buddy Akua like to run and play together.

Archie doesn't seem to have any training under his belt, but is learning quickly. He does like to jump up, and will be happy to make footprints on your clean shirt, or counter top.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2014

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Adopted 1/21/15

Cruiser

At 122 lbs, this king-sized 5.5 year old could afford to lose 20+ lbs and will still be quite a big boy. He was an owner surrender because he could not leave the neighborhood livestock alone, and the owner was unable to provide secure fencing. Cruiser is laid back and in most other ways is a gentle giant. He looks older than his years with a gray muzzle, elbow callouses, and ears that have signs of fly strike, likely due to spending most of his life outdoors. Much of the world is new to him, but he has been learning quickly, gaining confidence, and understands basics. He is easy on leash, only giving it a good tug when he wishes to greet another dog. Cruiser knows "sit" and is housebroken.

Although Cruiser did not have a lot of human handling, he simply likes being with people. He enjoys car rides, usually claiming the spot behind the driver, and quietly lets you enjoy your coffee before taking your morning walk together. On hikes, he only occasionally ventures off to take in scents and greets new dogs with wags.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2014

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Adopted 1/17/15

Banan

Banan is a handsome four year old black and cream male. On the thin side, he weighs about 65lbs, but should probably put on about 10 more. Banan was an owner surrender to a local shelter when his family moved and couldn't take him.

In his previous home, Banan lived with three children, and may have spent some time inside, but appears to have spent most of the time outdoors. It is uncertain at this time if he is fully housebroken. Banan currently lives with 5 other large shepherds, and gets along fine with them. While he is still new in his foster home, he currently has no interest in playing with the other dogs. When visiting a home with cats for a day, he completely ignored them as well, so may be able to go to a home with cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2014

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Adopted 1/17/15

Harriet

Harriet is a black and tan petite female, approximately a year old, and weighs about 50 lbs. She came out of a Modesto shelter, so nothing is known of her background. Currently living in a foster home with cats, she needs some reminders not to chase them especially when outside, but just wants to play. Harriet knows some basic commands, loves car rides and is crate trained. This smart girl has figured out how to use her nose to turn handles to let herself through doors in the house as well as with the latch on a chain link fence. There must be extra locks on fences and locked doors to contain little Harriet.

Harriet does fine with everyone she has met, including children from age 9 years old and older and with someone who is wheel chair bound. Preferring to be with her "people", Harriet may get anxious when left alone. Still mouthy, Harriet should not be in a home with small children until she overcomes this behavior.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2014

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Adopted 1/17/15

Virgil

Virgil is a 2 year old, black and tan 70 lb male. He was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

This boy came out of the shelter with kennel cough and an ear infection in both ears. He tends to tilt his head to one side, although the vet seem to think it's become a behavior trend as he can hold his head upright.

In his foster home, he allows the foster volunteer to clean his ears and give him pills. This boy sleeps through the night in or out of a crate without issue. He is living easily with several other German Shepherds, adults and a pup. He ignores the resident cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2014

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Adopted 1/3/15

Candy

Candy was an unclaimed stray from the Modesto area so nothing is known about her background. She has a shiny black coat with a few tan hairs on her legs and between her toes. We have estimated her age at around 4-5 years old. She weighs an ideal 65 lbs with has been deemed very healthy other than well-worn teeth.

Candy is as sweet as her name and appears to have lived in a home before. She seems perfectly comfortable in a home, has nice house manners, it is just a little tough to get her to go outside on occasion, although she loves her walks. Candy loves having a soft dog bed to lay on, and she loves following her person from room to room. She sleeps loose in her fosters' room on a soft dog bed.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2014

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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 (Adopted Dogs) of 2014!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2013!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2012!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2011!

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GCGSR Dog Rating Levels

Level 1 – Soft & Submissive (full description)

Level 2 – Moderate & Adaptable (full description)

Level 3 – Confident & Challenging (full description)

Level 4 – Competitive & Intense (full description)

Level 5 – Tough & Serious (full description)