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Adopted Dogs of 2016

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

Be sure to check out our current Testimonials page for owner updates on our adopted dogs. If you'd like to share your Happy Tails success story, send us updates and pictures and we'll post it up to share with the world. Email us at:  webshepherd@gcgsr.org.

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

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

Our Adopted Dogs of 2015!

Changing lives, one dog at a time.




Maggie Head
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Adopted 12/29/16

Maggie

Maggie is a lovely female German Shepherd who is a VERY young 9 years old. She has a stunning gold and white colored coat, which is extremely soft, and weighs about 62 pounds. Her previous owner surrendered her to rescue when she became ill and could no longer care for her.

Maggie has easily blended into her foster home's pack, and lives with three large German Shepherds and two medium sized dogs that are a mix of ages and sexes. She has acted appropriately with all dogs - small and large - that she has met and could possibly be ok living with cats.

She is a smart girl with medium energy, who has amazing house manners.

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

Added July 2016

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Madonna Head
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Adopted 12/28/16

Madonna

Madonna is a 9 week old female Brown and White German Shepherd Mix puppy. She is one of 8 puppies who were surrendered to us with Starlynn (Momma) when they were 3 days old. The puppies are not housebroken but are trained to use potty pads.

Madonna is the largest female of the litter, weighing 18 lbs. She is one of the alarm barkers in the litter. She loves to play rough and tumble with her littermates. Madonna is a stalker. She will hide behind the bedding and wait for one of the other puppies to approach and then she pounces on them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Adopted 12/23/16

Bono

Bono is a 9 week old male Black and White German Shepherd Mix puppy. He is one of 8 puppies who were surrendered to us with Starlynn (Momma) when they were 3 days old. The puppies are not housebroken, but are trained to use potty pads.

Bono weigh 17lbs, and is one of the alarm barkers in the litter. He is loves to play rough and tumble with his littermates. He enjoys playing with his toys, throwing them in the air and then pouncing on them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Adopted 12/21/16

Zeb

Zeb is what appears to be an 8 week old male Belgian Malinois puppy. Zeb was a stray at a local shelter so we don't know much about his background.

Since Zeb is a Malinois, we could only assume that he is going to grow up to be a high energy dog that requires at least daily exercise and training.

Zeb will need a home that has another dog so he can have someone to play with and help him with social skills. Zeb needs a home that will devote many hours each day to physical and mental exercise along with training.

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

Added October 2016

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Adopted 12/18/16

Zabrina

Zabrina is a petite female 6 month old Malinois. She was an owner surrender to rescue when the family quickly realized they were not ready to handle the energy of this breed.

Zabrina"s current foster home is a ranch setting where she is kept very active and busy most of the day. She loves running alongside the ATV, swimming in the pond, and playing chase with at least 6 other dogs. Her best buddy is her foster brother Nixon, a large 6 month old GSD, who she chases and wrestles with constantly.

Typical of a Malinois puppy, Zabrina is very mouthy and would not be appropriate for a family with small children. She has some ball drive, but not enough for a serious working dog.

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

Added October 2016

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Adopted 12/17/16

Buddy Lee

Buddy Lee is a 3 year old black and tan handsome male weighing about 85 lbs. He was adopted from a Sacramento area shelter in August 2016. Originally a stray, so nothing is known of his background. A home purchase fell through for the adopters and they couldn't find housing to allow a German Shepherd, so Buddy Lee was surrendered to us two months after being adopted.

Buddy Lee has been living with two Chihuahuas. He met them without a problem, but because of the size difference and Buddy Lee's rough style of play, he is not left alone with the Chihuahuas when no one can supervise him.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Adopted 12/17/16

Cindy-Lou

Cindy-Lou is an adorable petite Dutch shepherd mix. At about 3 - 4 years old she weighs in at about 70lbs. Cindy-Lou was found by a good Samaritan who kept her a couple weeks while trying to find the owner, then surrendered her to a local shelter so not much is known about her background.

Cindy-Lou is a bundle of energy and loves to play play play with a couple of her foster brothers. You would never know she is only half their size as she seems to get the best of them. After a proper introduction, Cindy-Lou has gotten along with all of the large dogs in her foster home, but no small dogs or other small furry critters for this girl. Cindy-Lou likes to play ball, but is easily distracted by flying insects or other more interesting things.

NO CATS OR SMALL FURRY CRITTERS

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

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Dave Head
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Adopted 12/17/16

Dave

Dave is a 60 pound, 18 month old male. He was an unclaimed stray from the Merced area, so nothing is known of his background.

Dave is a mild mannered boy that loves other dogs and people. He politely sits for attention, and walks well on leash.

He has low prey drive and ignores cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Adopted 12/17/16

Nixon

Nixon is a 6 month old bi-color medium energy busy boy. He was pulled from a local shelter, so nothing is known of his background. It appears he will be a large boy once he matures, as he already weighs over 50 pounds. He is very mouthy, but learning manners, and has a desire to please his person. Nixon loves to play with other dogs, and has a strong desire to be with people.

Nixon would not be happy left alone for long periods of time, as he currently lives on a ranch with someone home most of the day. He runs about 3 miles a day around the ranch and stays close to his person doing daily chores. He is quick to jump in the truck to go for a ride, and likes to be in the house during his "down time".

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

Added October 2016

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Adopted 12/17/16

Ottowa

Ottowa aka Otto is a 12 month old, black and tan male weighing about 60 lbs but can stand to put on a few pounds. He came from a Merced shelter, but we learned from a neighbor of the original owner that he was an outdoor only dog that was not well cared for. Otherwise, nothing is known of his background.

Otto walks well on the leash, but doesn't know his basic commands. He learned to sit easily (or he doesn't get fed), but we are still working on other commands. He is learning house manners and hasn't had any accidents in his foster home, although has not been given free run of the house.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2016

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Prince Head
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Adopted 12/9/16

Prince

Prince is a 9 week old male Black and White German Shepherd Mix puppy. He is one of 8 puppies who were surrendered to us with Starlynn (Momma) when they were 3 days old. The puppies are not housebroken, but are trained to use potty pads.

Prince weighs 17 lbs. He enjoys playing rough and tumble with his littermates. When Prince isn't playing with his brothers and sister, he loves rolling around on his back, barking, and growling. He is the shyest of the litter.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Bunny Head
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Adopted 12/9/16

Bunny

Bunny was surrendered to rescue by her elderly owner who was unable to give her the care she needed.

Bunny is an 18 - 24 month, female, black and silver. She currently lives in a home with a large male GSD and 3 cats. She is curious about the cats and likes to sniff and clean them for as long as they let her.

Bunny is a super sweet cuddle bug; she is currently learning space, leash manners, and working on her house manners. She is house broken and sleeps on a dog bed in her foster mom's bedroom.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2016

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Carrie Head
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Adopted 12/3/16

Carrie

Alicia is a 9 week old female Black and White German Shepherd Mix puppy who weighs 16lbs. She is one of 8 puppies who were surrendered to us with Starlynn (Momma) when they were 3 days old. The puppies are not housebroken, but are trained to use potty pads.

Alicia was the first puppy to figure out how to escape the area the puppies were contained in. She figured out that she could stand on top of her littermates and climb over the railing.

She is quite rambunctious and loves to play rough and tumble with her littermates.

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

Added October 2016

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Celestra Head
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Adopted 12/3/16

Celestra

Celestra is a 5 year old black and tan girl and weights about 75 pounds. She was an unclaimed stray from Modesto Shelter. She was picked up at a local Vet Hospital where she had been taken by a good Samaritan who found her injured, possibly hit by a car, and suffering from a broken front leg. When no owner came forward during her time in the shelter, she came into rescue where her leg was properly treated. She is expected to make a full recovery in a few weeks.

Celestra appears to have been an outside dog that was not given much attention or training. But due to her sweet and affectionate demeanor, she was quickly deemed highly adoptable. She is learning proper house manners and adventuring out in the big world.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2016

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Adopted 12/3/16

Mika Sue

Mika Sue is a female of 2 - 3 years, she has a smooth coat that is a black and cream color, and an adorable face with loving eyes. She is from a local area shelter so nothing is known about her background.

It appears Mika Sue was a whelping dog that had multiple litters of pups, with little interaction to anything else. Mika Sue passed her evaluation at the shelter although, she was very shy and had to be picked up from her kennel and taken outside.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2016

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Zyler Head
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Adopted 12/3/16

Zyler

Zyler is a 9-10 month old male Malinois weighing about 55 lbs. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so we have no background information on him. True to the Malinois breed, he is high energy and has high PLAY-drive.

He is in a foster home with a young female german shepherd who he likes to engage in play. The two older male German Shepherds were met submissively with licks to their face and ears. The resident cat sat quietly on a couch with Zyler tethered to his foster mom nearby and he showed no interest. He was introduced to a 20 lb dog and did well.

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

Added November 2016

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Adopted 11/26/16

Deschutes

Deschutes is a large 2 year old sable male. He was pulled from a local shelter when his owners failed to reclaim him. He is an escape artist, who will climb a 6 foot fence to find his people or other dogs. At the shelter he required a kennel with a roof on it to keep him contained. He does not appear to have the desire to run away, or walk about the neighborhood, just a strong desire to be with his family. Once he knows he cannot escape the kennel, he settles, and quietly waits for his people to return.

Deschutes walks very nicely on a leash, loves car rides, and has nice house manners. He can be a little submissive when meeting new people, dropping to the ground and rolling over for a belly rub.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Murphy Head
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Adopted 11/26/16

Murphy

Murphy is a gorgeous male, with a solid black long coat, who is approximately 2 years old. He is a large boy who needs to put on a few pounds. He came from a Sacramento area shelter originally as a stray, so very little is know about his background. He does like human attention and likes to be with his human. He gets along with other calm dogs when introduced properly.

He seems to be house broken and has learned quickly how to use a dog door to let himself outside when needed. He has made no attempts to get on furniture or beds and hasn't chewed on anything except toys given to him.

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

Added August 2016

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Belle Head
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Adopted 11/19/16

Belle

Belle is a stunning two year old tan and black female long coat. She came from a Sacramento area shelter as a stray, so little is known of her background. Soon after coming to our rescue group, it became evident that Belle was pregnant. On 12/8/15, she delivered nine pups that we refer to as the Soda Pup litter, which includes Barqs, Crush, Dew, Fresca, Izze, Jolt, Pepper, Sunkist and Tiki. Belle was a great mom to all nine puppies.

Belle has lots of energy and likes other dogs and people. Belle likes getting into cars and rides well. To amuse herself, she does run the fence and barks at the small neighbor dogs. She is affectionate, housebroken and knows basic commands.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Elvis Head
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Adopted 11/19/16

Elvis

Elvis is a 9 week old male Black and White German Shepherd Mix puppy. He is one of 8 puppies who were surrendered to us with Starlynn (Momma) when they were 3 days old. The puppies are not housebroken, but are trained to use potty pads.

Elvis weigh 19 lbs., and is the largest of the litter. He is enjoys playing rough and tumble with his littermates. Elvis loves cuddling and snuggling with his humans, and is the most affection of the litter.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2016

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Davos Head
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Adopted 11/5/16

Davos

Davos is a tall, affectionate, mellow one year old. He was picked up with an older female German Shepherd in the Turlock area after reports of dogs that had bit a cat. The owners reclaimed the female, but Davos was left at the shelter. He came to us underweight, and can still afford to gain a few pounds. He walks well on leash with only gentle correction, is housebroken, has done well sleeping in his crate, and has pretty good mouth manners, especially for a young dog.

There is an endearing, slightly clumsy way about him. He's not really in a hurry and lets you enjoy your breakfast before getting your day going. Around the house, he easily rolls onto his back for belly rubs. When he's receiving attention, he occasionally digs his head in your lap, then tries to squirm his way onto the furniture with you.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2016

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Adopted 11/5/16

Helga-Sue

Helga-Sue is a petite black and tan female German Shepherd that is approximately 3 years old, and weighs about 60 lbs. She was an owner surrender to rescue, but little is known of her background.

She has average, moderate energy for a GSD, but playing with her foster brother or going on long walks easily manages it. After her exercise, she settles nicely in the home.

She will do best in an active but patient home, and with someone to continue her socialization and training. Helga Sue stays outside with her foster brother while her foster parent is at work, with the other dog to keep her company, she does just fine.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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Kaytu Head
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Adopted 11/5/16

Kaytu

Kaytu is an 8-10 week old mostly black female. She was found abandoned with her two male siblings, Mammoth and Denali, and brought to a Sacramento area shelter, so we have no information about her background.

Kaytu is a bundle of fun as she engages her siblings in active play. Her initial caution in new situations is quickly replaced with confident curiosity and wonder. She welcomes the human with boundless expressions of joy and seeks pleasure in sharing her body warmth on your lap.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2016

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Adopted 10/22/16

Mammouth

Mammoth is an 8-10 week old black and tan male puppy with a large white patch on his chest. He was abandoned with his two siblings, Denali and Kaytu, and brought to a Sacramento area shelter, so we have no information about his background.

Mammoth is a curious pup with a good appetite and ready to explore new surroundings with gentle eagerness. He enjoys the company of other dogs and enjoys meeting all humans. He has a calm confidence that allows him to adapt to many situations.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2016

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Solomon Head
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Adopted 10/22/16

Solomon

Solomon is a GSD mix that originally came into our program at the age of 3 months. He was recently returned when his owners could no longer care for him. He is 2 1/2 years old now, weighing about 90lbs. In his former home he lived with 3 cats. He did chase the cats if they ran, but doesn't hurt them, and corrected easily when told to "leave it".

He is currently living in a home with 3 other GSD adult males and a 3 month old female puppy. He shows some prey drive towards the puppy when she runs, but corrects easily when called off.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Adopted 10/17/16

Capitola

Capitola is a 3 month old female German Shepherd puppy. Capitola came from a local shelter so very little is known of her short background.

Capitola will need someone who is familiar with the German shepherd breed and how to train them. She is very smart and would love to go to a home with a male dog to play with, no other small dogs please!

Capitola will need someone who will commit time and energy to her by continuing her socialization and training into adulthood.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Denali Head
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Adopted 10/17/16

Denali

Denali is an 8-10 week old black and tan male puppy with a narrow white patch on his chest. He was abandoned with his two siblings, Mammoth and Kaytu, and brought to a Sacramento area shelter, so we have no information about his background.

Denali is more cautious than his siblings in new encounters, but has been accepting of new surroundings with guidance. He is initially reserved but quickly warms to all humans and dogs. His calm demeanor often leads him to lay by the human's side.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2016

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Jeb Head
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Adopted 10/2/16

Jeb

Jeb is a handsome two year old, black and red male with one adorable ear that flops forward. He weighs 83 lbs and is a little thin at the moment. He was an owner surrender from a Sacramento area shelter. His previous owners moved and couldn't take him along. They did teach him some basic commands, but he would benefit from a refresher course.

Jeb is in a foster home with a young female German Shepherd and two older male German Shepherds. He met them easily, but is not interested in playing with them, even though the young female is doing her best to encourage him. He has been in a room with a cat that was not moving and did fine. He's not off leash to truly test how he would do, but his mellow demeanor suggests he could learn to live with cats. He also has not been tested with small dogs or children, so caution will be needed when doing introductions with either small dogs or small children.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Adopted 10/1/16

Forrest

Forrest is a 4-month-old white puppy. He was an stray from the Modesto area, so nothing is known of his background.

Forrest is the typical puppy, full of boundless energy one minute and sound asleep the next. He is curious and friendly, and continued socialization will ensure that he develops into a well-balanced dog.

He is crate trained and working on being housebroken. He loves other dogs and is learning to leave them alone when told.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Adopted 10/1/16

Sargent

Sargent is a handsome black and tan male, 10 to 12 month of age, who is currently about 60 lbs., and will be on the smaller size for a male GSD. He was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter, so little is known about his background.

Sargent is going through a stage where he is scared of everything until he learns that it is not scary or threatening. He gets along well with the resident dog, and every small and large dogs he has met. He is probably cat workable.

He walks great on a leash, is learning basic obedience commands such as sit, down, come etc., and is learning to be crate trained.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Adopted 10/1/16

Theon

Theon is a black and tan male GSD that we think is about 5 or 6 years old. He was a stray at a local shelter so we don't know very much about his background.

Theon came to us very underweight with his ribs and backbone showing. He also seemed to have either a flea allergy or grain allergy which resulted in a loss of hair in different areas of his body.

Theon currently is being fostered with a younger female GSD and they get along great but it is unknown how he does with cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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Adopted 9/24/16

Lionel

Lionel is a young handsome male with a long black and tan coat about 11-12 months old. With his big feet and thin frame, it looks like he has some growing to do. At about 65 lbs, he could easily stand to put on another 10-15 lbs. He was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Lionel is one sweet boy who is always ready for a massage and happy to give you a kiss. He is cautious with strangers and is learning that they are not so bad when he is able to approach them at his pace. He would be happy to play and romp all day, whether it be with his people or another dog. He has even been known to entertain himself by tossing and chasing a ball.

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

Added April 2016

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Adopted 9/24/16

Tawny

Tawny is a 10 month old white and cream-colored female weighing about 55 lbs. She was adopted 5 months ago and returned when her adopters felt they no longer had time for her. She was originally a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so nothing is known of her original background.

Currently in a foster home with a German Shepherd, a small terrier mix, and children ages 10 and up, she is settling in nicely. She shadows the other German Shepherd and picks up on her cues for confidence. She is currently living with children but a careful and proper introduction must be made, especially with small children.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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Adopted 9/17/16

Athena

Athena is a slender black and tan female, 9 years of age, weighing approximately 65 lbs. She was adopted as a one year old from our group and returned recently when her owner was transferred overseas.

Despite her senior status, she prances with graceful enthusiasm and curiosity for exploration. She lived many years in a home with children, from birth to five years of age. Her energy level is even and calm, yet intent on remaining alert. She has lived as an only dog and would be content to be in a home where she's center of attention again. She is untested with cats or small critters, but has been around small dogs without any problem.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2016

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Adopted 9/17/16

Baxley

Baxley is a 1 year old male. He was a stray from the Modesto area, so nothing is known of his background.

This cutie is only about 65 lbs, but has a big puppy heart. He will happily chase a ball, returning it to you and sitting for the next throw. He loves to play in water and with other dogs. While he doesn't mean any harm to cats, he can be quite the playful pest to them, even when they don't run.

Baxley is lovable and happy with people, and is learning that he cannot be a lap dog.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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Adopted 9/17/16

Cedar

Cedar is very handsome and lanky black and tan boy, who is approximately 1 year old and came to us from a Sacramento shelter, so little is known of his background.

In his foster home, he is living and doing great with a large male German Shepherd and a male Pug. Cedar's foster family report that he has settled into their routine nicely, and has immediately become part of the household!

He is a young, exuberant, and curious German Shepherd, who if left alone in the house will have a field day, and get into anything and everything.

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

Added June 2016

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Adopted 9/17/16

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a sweet, black and tan female. She was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so little is known of her background. Her age is between 6-8 years old, and she has had one or more litters of puppies in the past. She likely had several untreated ear infections, which explains her cauliflower ears.

Currently, Cinnamon lives with a younger male German Shepherd and cats. She does well with all of them, although she does not seem interested in playing with her foster brother.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2016

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Adopted 9/17/16

Fenton

Fenton is a black and tan, two year old male German Shepherd. He was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter, so very little is known of his background. Fenton appears to have some fly strike on his ears, probably from being an outside only dog.

He would love to have another dog to play with, and will quickly steal your heart with the traditional GSD head tilt and his stunning amber-colored eyes.

Fenton does great in the car and loves to look out the window. He need to work on his leash manners, and he is learning his basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stay, etc.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Adoption Pending!

Gomer

Gomer is a 1 year old black and tan male from a Sacramento area shelter, so we have no information about his background. He is still very much a gangly puppy, weighing approximately 60lbs and he definitely can stand to gain some more weight. He is working on all his basic skills; learning to walk on a leash, sit for his food, and maneuvering the 3 stairs into the garage. He has mastered getting into the car after only a few rides, but has not decided that getting out is as fun.

At his current foster home, Gomer lives with another male GSD and 3 cats; he doesn't bother the cats and they all seem to co-exist nicely.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Adopted 9/17/16

Maika

Maika is a black and tan female, approximately 12 months old, weighing about 60 lbs. She was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

She is a gentle girl with medium to low energy, has good house manners, and understands physical boundaries. She is housebroken, yet as with many young dogs, benefits from reminders to go outside. She looks forward to outdoor activities, walks well on a leash, and is learning to enjoy car rides and just wants to please her human.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Arthur
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Adopted 9/2/16

Arthur

Arthur is a handsome black and tan, plush coat, male German Shepherd who is about a year old. Arthur was a stray at a local shelter, so very little is known of his back ground.

Arthur does good with other dogs but it is unknown how he would do with cats. Arthur enjoys car rides, but is just learning how to walk properly on a leash.

Arthur would be best suited for someone who will continue his socialization and training.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2016

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Adopted 8/27/16

Detrick

Detrick is a 1 year old male who was an owner surrender, so little is known of his background. He is a handsome black and red boy weighing around 60 - 65 pounds.

Detrick is currently living in a foster home with a large male German Shepherd, but previously was in a foster home with a mix of small/large and male/female dogs, and was great with all of them.

He can be a little shy and timid at first, and in his foster home, he prefers the company of men and the older respectful teenage children.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Adopted 8/27/16

Panda

Panda is our handsome black and tan male from Destiny's litter, born on 5/28/16. He is quite the striking boy with the patches of white on his chin, neck, and chest.

He is the spunky vocal puppy of the litter, and he was the first to playfully growl and bark at 2 weeks old. He has a big personality, and is larger than his brother Jetson. Panda loves to play with all toys, his brother, his foster mom's fingers, toes and her hair.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Adopted 8/27/16

Rally

Rally is an adorably goofy, charming and kissy 2.5 year old male. He was born on 12/08/13 when his mom came into our rescue program in a very pregnant state. Rally, his mom, and his 7 other siblings were all adopted out to wonderful homes. Unfortunately, he was recently returned when his owners became too ill to take care of him any longer.

Rally is house-broken, crate trained and loves to ride in the car. His previous owners invested in obedience training, and even sent him to doggie boot camp for 30 days. He knows all of his basic commands, and has nice manners in the house.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Adopted 8/27/16

Regus

Regus is a 1-2 year old black and tan male. He was a stray from the Modesto area, so we do not know much about his background. We do know that he received poor nutrition as a puppy, causing splayed feet and long, lanky legs. He seems to be in great health despite this.

He is a calm, quiet boy that is housebroken and has good housemanners. In his foster home, he enjoys the company of other dogs. He is well behaved around the cats and small critters with supervision. He is aloof to strangers and wants time to get to know you. Once he does, you are his best friend.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2016

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Adopted 8/20/16

Calypso (Callie)

Callie is a 3 year old Bi-Color female. She originally came into our program at the age of 9 weeks. She was recently returned when her owners became too ill to take care of her. She is approximately 65 lbs. and sweet as sugar.

She is house-broken, crate trained and loves to ride in the car. Her previous owners invested in obedience training, and even sent her to doggie boot camp for 30 days. She walks very well on a leash and heels nicely.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 8/20/16

Dale

Dale is an 18-24 months old black and tan, handsome male. He was a stray from the Modesto area so nothing is known of his background.

Dale is an easy-going, sweet and affectionate young boy! He is mellow and even tempered. Currently he is in a foster home with two large female GSDs and loves to be chased by them. He does well inside the house (needs a few reminders to not climb on the furniture even though all he wants is to get next to you, he also does well outside and he appropriately alarm barks.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 8/5/16

Savannah May

Savannah May is a 4-5 year old bicolored large female, weighing a solid 85 pounds. She was a confiscated dog from the Modesto Shelter, taken from a hoarding situation. Nothing else is known of her background.

Although she reportedly lived with other dogs, she is a very dominant female, who would not do well in a home with smaller dogs or cats. She would be fine in an only dog setting or with another larger male dog.

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

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Adopted 7/16/16

Bongo

Bongo is a 2 year old boy weighing about 48 lbs with a shiny, soft black and tan coat. He was adopted as a puppy from our rescue, but returned recently when the family didn't have enough time for him.

Currently living in a home with two cats, a female German Shepherd, a 25 lb terrier mix and children, Bongo adores everyone and everything. He has nice house manners and follows the foster mom like her shadow.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/16/16

Cher

Cher is a very sweet and lovely sable girl, who we think is about 3 years old and weighs approximately 60 pounds. She came to us from a local area shelter so little is known of her background. When Cher arrived at the shelter, she had a ring-shaped wound on her left hock (rear leg) due to an embedded rope. She had minor surgery to remove the rope and the wound is healing nicely.

She is currently living in a foster home with a wide variety of male/female and large/medium sized dogs, of all ages, and has done well with all of them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/16/16

Tux

Tux is a large, approximately 3 year old male. He is primarily black with a patch of white fur on his chest. Tux came out of a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of his background. He was underweight when he first came to us but has slowly but putting weight back on and currently weighs approximately 90 pounds. Tux came to our group after receiving FHO (hip) surgery in February.

Tux is a happy-go-lucky boy who appears to get along well with most other dogs and really loves his people. He plays well with the young female German Shepherd in his foster home. Tux is learning basic commands and overall has shown good house manners. He is housebroken and fairly well crate trained, but he prefers being outside rather than in his crate during the day. He walks well on a leash, but most walks are slow and controlled for his rehab. He also spends time walking up and down inclines in order to further facilitate all rehabilitation efforts.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 7/2/16

Gaia

Gaia is a black and tan female puppy, born 12/8/15. Gaia, Nyx, and Eros were surrendered to a local shelter when they were about 6 weeks old, so not much is known of her background.

Gaia is a typical puppy with lots of energy. She loves to play, play, play with Nyx and Eros. She is the stalker in the litter. She will slink along the floor and pounce on the other two as they walk by. Gaia loves to have her belly rubbed, and is the most adventurous of the 3 puppies.

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

Added March 2016

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Adopted 7/2/16

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.

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

Added May 2016

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Adopted 6/25/16

Jack Jr.

Jack Jr., is a 2 - 2 1/2 year old, very handsome boy at about 85 lb, with a plush reddish and black coat. Jack was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of his background. Jack does have food allergies, so a high quality, grain-free diet is a must.

Currently living in a home with two large male German Shepherds, a young female German Shepherd and several cats, he gets along with all of them. He is very curious about the cats and may get swatted from time to time. New homes with cats need to be cautious with introductions. Jack loves playing with other fun dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/25/16

Karis

Karis is a sweet 3 year old Black and Tan female. Weighing in at about 60 lbs. she is a nice size. Karis and a male companion were found running the streets and animal control was called. No owners came for them.

Karis gets along with the large dogs and a cat in her foster home. A proper introduction should be done with small dogs for this girl. Karis can be a little stubborn in the fact that she wants to follow you everywhere, she would love to be your shadow.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/25/16

Monte

Monte is a 12-18 month old male GSD. He may have a dash of husky in him which would explain his plush coat and smaller frame. He was picked up as a stray by a local shelter after he was found hanging out with elementary school kids before school started one day.

Monte loves other dogs, big and small, and is good with dog-savvy cats. He greets the cats nicely but he wants to chase them once they start moving. Once corrected, he stops.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2016

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Adopted 6/25/16

Tiki

Tiki is a 4 month old black and tan female born on 12/8/15. She's very confident, determined, bossy, independent, spunky and smart (did we mention Level 3). She is one of the nine Soda Pop litter puppies from Belle that we pulled from a local shelter in November.

She knows the basic commands - sit, down, shake, roll over, stay, and fetch (she LOVES the ball). We are still working on walking on a leash.

With most puppies anything she finds will end up in her mouth and she finds everything...and she will definitely keep you on your toes.

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Adopted 6/18/16

Trevor

Trevor has recently returned to rescue due to unforeseen health issues with his family - not Trevor. Trevor was 4 - 5 months old when he first came to rescue in 2011, now 4 years old he is a well-trained sweet boy.

In his previous home he lived with cats and a small dog. Currently, in his foster home Trevor lives with large male GSD and 3 cats. Trevor enjoys playing with his new canine friend and so far has gotten along with all the dogs he has met. He is more of a mellow guy and would rather be close to his people.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 6/14/16

Nyx

Nyx is a black and tan female puppy, born 12/8/15. Nyx, Gaia, and Eros were surrendered to a local shelter when they were about 6 weeks old, so not much is known of her background.

Nyx is a typical puppy with lots of energy. She loves to play, play, play with Gaia and Eros. She is the alarm barker in the litter, and also the talker. Nyx will look at you with loving puppy eyes, and then lick, lick, and then chew your hand, with her needle sharp teeth.

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

Added May 2016

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Adopted 6/12/16

Olaf

Olaf is a gorgeous black and red male approximately 5 years old. He is just under 80 pounds. He is a very soft mouthed gentle giant who will follow you around all over the house. He knows his basic commands: sit, stay, heel, come, down and go potty. He loves to go in rides in the car. Mostly Olaf loves to play fetch. He loves balls so much that balls of yarn should probably be kept away from his reach. He mostly entertains himself, but he loves it when you throw the ball for him.

Olaf is house trained and does not disturb people's belongings or papers while you are away. He is currently in a house all day with access to the back yard. He likes people but is reactive to other dogs.

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

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Adopted 6/4/16

Nanook

Nanook is a beautiful 2 year old sable boy from a Modesto area shelter. He weighs about 90lbs, but could use another 10 - 15lbs. He was surrendered by his owners, due to not quite enough interaction with his people so he chose to leave to visit others.

Nanook travels well in a vehicle, and has good house manners. He does OK on leash, but need corrections which he responds to well. He loves leadership and is very eager to please. He is trained in German and also responds to hand signals.

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

Added February 2016

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Adopted 5/21/16

Kingsley

Kingsley is a wonderfully sweet senior gentle boy. He's a large, handsome dog, estimated at around 8 years old and weighs 76 lbs. He was originally adopted from our group in 2009. At the end of the 2009, Kingsley was hit by a car and his back leg was amputated. His owner has a serious illness and can no longer care for Kingsley, so reluctantly returned him to us. As a tripod, he takes a little bit of special care, but is still a mobile and happy dog.

Kingsley is very people-focused and affectionate. He sleeps through the night in a crate or on a bed, and he likes to wake up when his people do and tag around the house with them. He loves to have his face scratched, and will rest his chin on your lap or settle against your leg when invited.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/21/16

Remedy

Remedy is a sweet petite 10-12 month old female weighing in at about 45 pounds. She is a pretty black and tan longcoat, that probably has a little something else mixed in. She was an unclaimed stray at a local shelter so nothing is known about her background.

Remedy gets along well with the other large dogs in her foster home. She seems to know a few basic commands, and has some indoor manners. She will still try to climb up into your lap to snuggle, or curl up on the sofa, but is learning that is not acceptable.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/28/16

Audra

Audra is a black and tan, plush coat female guessed to be 3 yrs old. Audra came to us as an unclaimed stray, so little is known of her background.

Please be aware of the necessary care if considering adopting Audra. She has an eye condition known as Pannus (Chronic Superficial Keratitis), thought to be an auto-immune disease that affects the tissues of the cornea with inflammation. She has some visual impairment and left untreated, may result in blindness. Her condition is currently being treated with application of eye ointment once daily.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 5/28/16

Eiger

Eiger is a tall red and black long coat, approximately 7 years old, whose owner could no longer afford to care for him. At 77 lbs, this boy needs to put on about 15 lbs.

Eiger's home for the past 1.5 years was shared with young male German Shepherd named Louie who is also a part of our rescue now. Eiger is affectionate, housebroken, crate trained, knows basic commands, and rides nicely in the car.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adopted 5/7/16

Dusty

Dusty is a stunning 8-9 year old sable male GSD. Weighing in at about 85lbs he is a good sized boy. He could stand to add a couple pounds. Dusty was dropped off at a local area shelter when his family could no longer care for him. It is reported that Dusty was an outdoor only dog, that had lived with other dogs.

Dusty is learning that indoor life is quite nice. It is unknown if he is truly housebroken, but so far, he has not had an accident in the house. Dusty has gotten along with all of the other large male and female dogs in his foster home.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2016

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Adopted 5/7/16

Russo

Russo is a very handsome Black & Tan GSD with lots of red in his coat. He is approximately 4 years old. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so there is no background information on him.

In his previous foster home he lived with large adult males, smaller females, and cats. He gets along nicely with everyone. He rides nicely in a car, is housebroken and crate trained. He doesn't appear to have any training, and is learning house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/30/16

Jolie

Jolie is a spunky adorable 12-18 month old female. Weighing in at almost 50lbs, Jo is a petite little girl. Jolie and her sister Zoey were kept as outdoor pets, and were turned into the shelter for killing a cat. Jolie is definitely the dominant of the two sisters. She exhibits some prey drive with squirrels, rabbits, deer, and livestock when out on walks, so should not be placed in a home with cats, small dogs or other small furry critters.

Jolie came out of the shelter not knowing a thing. It was obvious she had never been walked on leash, nor been inside a home. She would drop to the ground when she didn't know what do do or if you reached too fast for her collar.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/23/16

Baxter

Baxter is an approximately 10-12 month old adorable black and tan male weighing 75 lbs. He was hanging around on a rural property outside of Woodland for about a month prior to coming to the shelter. The people who were feeding him said he was friendly, ignored the chickens and cats on the property, and got along with a neighbor's dog who sometimes came to visit.

Baxter is a sweet boy, although it takes him a minute to warm up to new people. A couple pieces of cheese later, he will be grinning and wagging his tail. He is easy to leash. He pulls some when on leash and seems to be unfamiliar with having a leash on, occasionally bucking when hitting the end of the leash.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/23/16

Kinsley

Kinsley is a 12 - 13 month old mostly black with tan markings, female German Shepherd. She was surrendered to the Oakdale shelter when the owners no longer wanted to take care of her.

She has had surgery on her right elbow due to elbow dysplasia (Ununited Anconeal Process), which has healed very nicely and doesn't seem to slow her down in the least.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/23/16

Oliver

Oliver is a handsome 8-9 year old, 85 pound black and tan shepherd. He was an unclaimed stray from the Yolo County Animal Shelter so nothing is known about his background. When he came to us he had an ear infection and skin issues from fleas but with medication is recovering nicely.

Somewhere in the past, he was loved and appreciated and it shows in his sweet, gentle demeanor. He is friendly with people, intelligent, housebroken and responds to basic commands. He loves to go for walks and after a few minutes on leash will settle into a nice heel.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2015

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Adopted 4/23/16

Olivia

Olivia is a lovely 10 month old, female, black and tan German Shepherd who weighs about 70 pounds. She comes to us from a local area shelter, so little is known of her background.

She has typical puppy energy and behaviors. She loaded into the car easily and rode nicely in the car for the lady that transported her.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added March 2016

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Adopted 4/20/16

Camarena

Camarena is a 6 month old, bi-colored girl, who came into rescue when she was turned into a vet's office. She has typical puppy energy and behaviors, and loves to play with other dogs. She is very smart and has picked up on basic commands very quickly.

She is calm and relaxed riding in a car, sleeps quietly in a crate at night, and is learning leash manners. Camarena is overall a confident girl, who is not above throwing a fit if she doesn't get her way.

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

Added February 2016

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Adopted 4/20/16

Collier

Collier is a 10 month old male with a sweet personality to go with his cute teddy bear looks. He was surrendered to animal control after he began to outgrow his restraint. Despite prior neglect, he is a friendly, easy-going boy with quite a bit of puppy left. So far, he likes every dog and person who he meets and is not shy about approaching for play, especially with dogs, plus he has backed away from conflict. As may be expected for a young dog, he is still learning appropriate boundaries for his mouth.

He came into the rescue with no idea about cars and needed help getting in. Now, he gives it a look just in case the door opens and eagerly hops in if it does. His tail wags a lot, and he has yet to growl or grumble. Collier is housebroken with a use of a dog door. When properly exercised, he does well in his crate at night and when people are away. Weighing around 75 lbs, he will probably gain 10-20 more as he matures.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/20/16

Jasper

Jasper is a sweet one-year old shepherd mix. He was an unclaimed stray, from a local area Veterinarian, so nothing is known of his background.

We received a call from the Vet that Jasper needed surgery as a result of being hit by a car. We agreed to help and an FHO was performed on his left hip.

Jasper is a lovebug. He loves other dogs, he loves every person he's so far met, he even loves cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/20/16

Niner

Niner is a handsome, affectionate, athletic 4 year old who is a little smaller than average at around 70 pounds. He was an unclaimed stray from the Modesto shelter, so we know nothing about his history. Niner is housebroken and quickly adapted to his foster home's routine.

He frequently goes all out when he gets the chance and loves typical dog activities which include hiking, fetch, car rides, and the beach. Since coming to his foster home in the mountains, his energy on the trails has increased substantially, plus he sometimes shows a competitive, rambunctious side. If you are looking for a jogging/training partner, this may be your guy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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Adopted 4/16/16

Izze

Izze is a black and tan female, born 12/8/15. She is one of five females born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Izze loves to eat and is a mellow, submissive girl. She'll go back in the room when she's had enough and go to sleep; the other puppies tend to pick on her.

She will be spayed, receive her second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 4/16/16

Miko

Miko is a 1-2 year old, medium sized black and tan male GSD. He was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter, so little is known about his background.

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

Miko would like to think he is a lap dog but corrects easily to stay off people and furniture. Miko otherwise shows good house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adopted 4/5/16

Konna

Konna is a beautiful black, approx. 12 - 18 month old, female GSD weighing in at about 63 pounds. She was an owner surrender to rescue due to her owners divorcing.

She loves to snuggle and follow you from room to room, is house broken, crate trained and she is very eager to please and learn new things.

Konna is currently in a foster home with child that is 12, and she has been around kids as young as 3 and was very polite and gentle. She is good with other dogs, but she is not good with cats, so at this time no furry critters for her!

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adopted 3/19/16

Bodhin

Bodhin is a handsome 4-5 year old male. He is black and cream, and is approximately 75lbs, but could stand to gain a few pounds. Bodhin is an unclaimed stray out of a local area shelter so nothing is known about his background.

Bodhin doesn't seem to have any formal training, but walks nicely on leash, and is easy to have in the house. He gets along well with all of the other large dogs in his foster home.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 3/19/16

Cobalt

Cobalt is a very handsome blue 1 year old male. He is a very large and stocky boy who was owner surrendered to a local area shelter.

He is currently living in a foster home with a wide variety of male/female and large/medium sized dogs, of all ages, and has done well with all of them.

He is a young, strong boy who has no formal training, and little house manners, but is catching on quickly. He has no idea of how large and powerful he is; so great care would need to be taken in a home with small children and small animals.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adopted 3/19/16

Crush

Crush is a black and tan male, born 12/8/15. He is one of four males born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Crush is a very sweet and mellow pup. He'll lay anywhere and as a result has to be cleaned frequently.

He will be neutered, receive his second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 3/19/16

Dew

Dew is a black and tan male, born 12/8/15. He is the largest of four males born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Dew is the alpha boy and needs a job. Already loves the ball.

Dew will be neutered, receive his second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

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

Added February 2016

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Adopted 3/19/16

Dorothy

Dorothy is a stunning and beautiful black and tan girl approximately 7 - 8 years old. She was abandoned at a local area shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Dorothy came into the shelter emaciated at about 58 pounds and is slowly putting on weight. Her foster Dad doesn't cook, but has made an exception for this little girl and is cooking fat balls, chicken and rice dinners, oatmeal and other delicious doggy 'food'. Dorothy doesn't approve of everything he cooks, but when she does, she prefers that he stay with her while she eats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 3/19/16

Fresca

Fresca is a black and tan female, born 12/8/15. She is the largest of five females born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. This girl is spunky and likes to cause trouble among the litter. She is already very interested in playing with a ball, is sweet, lovable and feisty.

She will be spayed and receive her second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

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

Added February 2016

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Adopted 3/19/16

Hudson

Hudson is a 10-11 month old male weighing about 68 lbs. He was adopted out of a Roseville area shelter twice and returned both times for having too much energy and chewing on things.

Hudson is living in a home with three German Shepherds. He took a little while to warm up to them, but the young female has become his best friend and playmate. He also has been good with cats. He doesn't know his own size and since he plays rough, he would be best in a home with only larger dogs. If left unsupervised, Hudson will find ways to amuse himself by digging or finding something he can chew up.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 3/19/16

Kaylee

Kaylee is a striking 6 year old sable female weighing 82 lbs. She was surrendered to a Sacramento shelter when her owners had a family emergency and could not care for her.

This sweet, affectionate girl knows her commands. She will shadow the primary caregiver, lay at her feet and gives good eye contact. She has excellent house manners and is living easily with cats. There were no problems or reactions when introduced to several small dogs. Kaylee loves to go for car rides, but needs help getting into the car. This girl will sleep in a crate at night and whines when she needs to go outside.

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 3/19/16

Louie

Louie is a 3 year old red and black male whose owner could no longer afford to care for him. He was adopted from our group about 1.5 years ago. At 70 lbs, this boy needs to put on 5-10 lbs. His ribs currently show and he needs regular exercise to build up muscle tone.

Louie's home for the past 1.5 years was shared with a large male German Shepherd named Eiger who is also a part of our rescue now.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adopted 3/19/16

Mistel

Mistel is a 3 year old female Black & Cream GSD. She was originally adopted from the Modesto Shelter when she was 8 months old. She was recently surrendered by her elderly owner back to the Modesto Shelter, when the owner could no longer care for her. She currently weighs 80lbs and needs to gain 10 to 15lbs.

Mistel lived on a ranch, and appears to have spent most of her time outdoors. She is quickly learning the comforts of indoor life. She is housebroken, but is not a big fan of crates.

NO CATS, SMALL DOGS OR SMALL FURRY CRITTERS

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2015

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Adopted 3/19/16

Pepper

Pepper is a fluffy coated black and tan female, born 12/8/15. She is one of five females born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Mellow and social, she'll shadow her person. Pepper has the loudest of the puppies when she wants attention.

She will be spayed, receive her second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

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Adopted 3/19/16

Titus

Titus is a handsome happy-go-lucky 2-3 year old male. Weighing in at 90 lbs., Titus is a big black and tan boy with a nice thick coat. Titus was dropped off at a local area shelter when his family could no longer care for him. He had been an outdoor dog that had lived with other dogs, cats, and even young children. We don't know how much access he had to the cats or kids since he was outdoors.

Titus did not come with any manners, but is learning. He is enjoying the indoor life, and seems to be having a grand time reliving his puppyhood. He approaches everything with his mouth (and a smile).

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adopted 3/7/16

Nexus

Nexus is a nice 18 month old Black and Tan male out of the Turlock shelter, so not much is known of his background. He is a sweet boy and not high energy, but he is easily excitable so calm direction works very well for him.

He has good house manners, is okay on leash however needs continued work. He responds very well to corrections.

Nexus is good with kids but because of his size better he will be better suited for a family with older kids.

This is a Level 3 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Adopted 2/29/16

Augustus

Augustus is a very handsome Black & Tan GSD with some red in his coat. He is approximately 9 year old boy. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so there is no background information on him.

He appears to have come out of rough situation, as all of his upper teeth between his canines are missing. He also has some skin infections that are being treated and healing nicely. Augustus initially showed some signs of stiffness in his hind legs, but with a good diet and medication, he has become pretty spry.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Adopted 2/27/16

Barqs

Barqs is a black and tan male, born 12/8/15. He is one of four males born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Barqs is a very even tempered pup, not too hyper, not too mellow.

He will be neutered, receive his second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adopted 2/27/16

Jolt

Jolt is a black and tan male, born 12/8/15. He is the second largest of four males born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. Jolt is one of the mellowest of the puppies, but has a loud voice and is a bit of a cry baby.

Jolt will be neutered, receive his second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adopted 2/27/16

Oso Bear

Estimated to be four years old, Oso Bear is an easy-going male weighing around 90 pounds. He has a full chest and stocky build. With that and his full, thick fur, his name is descriptive. He was surrendered with sadness by his owners when they experienced significant financial changes.

Oso Bear is calm, gentle, happy and affectionate. He has nice manners with people, and sits to ask to be patted, particularly for children. In his previous home, he lived nicely with small children. He will also nudge an elbow now and then, to remind you to pat him. He likes to follow his foster around, and has a happily wagging tail and smile when his foster gets home. He is cautious when an unknown man first tries to pat him, but will warm up and ask for more pats if he feels the man is trustworthy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Sigmund
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Adopted 2/27/16

Sigmund

Sigmund, or Sig is a 5-6 year old Belgian Malinois. He was adopted out of a local shelter three times, but returned every time for being a "Malinois", and a little too much dog, so he was finally made available to rescue.

Sig is a very busy boy. He needs a family that will understand his energy and be able to work with him. Sig loves his people, and likes to be right next to them, possibly even in their lap. He will calm down in a crate or kennel. Sig seems to have lived in a home before, and has not had an accident in the house so far. Sig seems to know some basic commands, but can be a little stubborn in executing them.

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

Added January 2016

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Adopted 2/27/16

Sunkist

Sunkist is a black and tan female, born 12/8/15. She is the smallest of five females born in a litter of nine puppies to an especially sweet long coat named Belle. She is Fresca's sidekick. Likes to help start trouble, but leaves before anything can escalate.

She will be spayed, receive her second set of puppy vaccinations by 2/6/15 at 8.5 weeks, and then will be available for adoption.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2016

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Adopted 2/19/16

Chandler

Chandler is tall lanky 15 month old black and tan adolescent with adorable airplane ears. He was originally adopted from us about a year ago, but when the owners felt they were unable to care for him properly, he was taken to a local area shelter, where we promptly retrieved him.

According to his previous owners, Chandler lived inside and is housebroken. He had also lived with two smaller children. Chandler knows some basic commands and walks fairly well on a leash. He also rides nicely in the car. He will occasionally bark at things he doesn't understand.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2015

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Adopted 2/11/16

Dante

Dante is a handsome, very tall all black one-year-old male weighing around 80 pounds. He was an owner surrender to a Sacramento area shelter. The prior owners had him for a month and didn't trust him with their cat. He lived with children ages 10 and 3 in his prior home.

While much of his background is unknown he appears to have a small amount of training. This energetic boy enjoys going out on daily 2-3 mile jogs/trots to expend his youthful energy. Dante walks well on a leash, is house-broken and knows basic commands such as sit, down, and shake. He also is crate trained.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2015

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Adopted 2/9/16

Galinda

Glinda is a two year old female with a medium length shiny black coat. She was an unclaimed stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of her background. It appears she previously had a litter of puppies.

Currently Glinda is living with two other German Shepherds in her foster home and several cats. She ignores the cats as long as they leave her alone. The younger of the two dogs is her constant playmate and they love to rough house during play.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2015

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Adopted 2/6/16

Caldara

Caldara was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter and at some point had suffered a hip injury. She has had surgery to repair her hip and is healing nicely. She is approximately 10 months old with a smooth, silky black coat.

She has a great disposition and loves everyone she meets. Caldara is very wiggly, loves gentle pats and enjoys being hugged. She is a very happy and playful girl that prefers to be with her people. Caldara enjoys car rides, long walks and settles nicely in her crate at night. Caldara does not jump up, and is very gentle when taking treats from you hand.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2015

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Adopted 2/6/16

Dierks

Dierks is a handsome, 3 - 4 year old boy with a soft plush medium coat. He was a stray from a Modesto area shelter, so there is no background information on him.

He appears to have come out of rough situation, as half of his right ear is torn off. He also has some damage to his right eye. We won't know if the damage is permanent until he completes his treatment of eye drops in the next week. Despite all of this, he is a very friendly boy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2015

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Adopted 1/23/16

Gus

Gus is a gorgeous long-coat male German Shepherd approximately 10 - 12 months old. He was found by a Good Samaritan who has been taking care of him. Gus is very friendly with people and loves attention. He has been living in a home with another medium size male, and gets along very well with him.

Gus is very energetic and loves to play, play, play. He shows typically puppy behavior and likes to chew on whatever he can get his teeth on. Gus will need a home that is active and can help burn off some of his puppy energy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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Adopted 1/23/16

Zumo

Zumo is a 7 - 8 month old Reddish Tan Malinois. He was an unclaimed stray from a Modesto area helter, so little is known about his background.

He is crate trained and housebroken. In his current foster home he is currently living with several other males and a female GSD. He gets along well with all of them.

Zumo has lots of puppy energy, and loves to play.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2015

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Adopted 1/16/16

Blitzer

Blitzer is an adorable 3 year old sable male. On the smaller side, Blitzer weighs in at about 70 lbs. Blitzer was turned into the shelter due to a divorce and move from Colorado.

Blitzer seems housebroken, and will pace in front of the door when he needs to go out. He was an only dog in his prior home, but gets along with the other large male and female dogs in his foster home. Blitzer would probably do well as an only dog, or with one dog buddy to play with.

Blitzer knows some basic commands, and walks well on a leash. On walks he seems only mildly interested in wildlife or livestock.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2015

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Adopted 1/16/16

Celina

Celina is a pretty two year black and tan female. On the larger size, Celina weighs in at 85lbs. Celina was surrendered to the shelter after six months of ownership for not getting along with small dogs. In her foster home, Celina lives with large male and female dogs successfully, although she does need careful and thorough introductions to other dogs, as she does like to try and boss them around. Once she knows a large dog, she does like to run and play nicely with them.

Celina is a sweetheart. She loves her people and really likes attention. According to her previous owners, Celina lived with children in her previous home. Celina has had some basic training. She has nice house manners and knows some basic commands. She rides nicely in the car, and sleeps quietly in her crate at night.

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 1/16/16

Mona

Mona is a 3-4 year old female from a Sacramento area shelter. She was surrendered to the shelter from a family that had her a month and said she was afraid of their cats. Her current foster home has dog-savvy cats and she whines when she sees them, but seems to ignore them when brought close.

Mona is currently living in a foster home with two older confident male German Shepherds, although she can get rough with her play and will grumble at another dog if she doesn't approve of something. It is unknown how she would do with small dogs. When given something to play with that she really likes, Mona is known to find a place to bury her treasure for safe keeping.

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

Added November 2015

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Adopted 1/11/16

Reux

Reux is a 1 year old male who has the most darling face with a beautiful coat of long hair that is red and black.

This young boy is a ball of energy. Reux is very young so care should be taken if left alone as he enjoys chewing anything. Reux doesn't have any formal training and jumps when excited which is most of the time. Reux is learning basic commands and will down immediately. Reux is crate trained and will go directly into crate when brought inside the house. Once Reux settles down he is very quite and enjoys his bed. He will whine when he needs to go outside.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2015

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SPECIAL NEEDS

Adopted 1/2/16

Ella

Ella has epilepsy. Her 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.

Ella is a 5-6 year old beautiful redheaded female. Our best guess is that she is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, and is medium size weighing in at about 70lbs. Ella was originally adopted out of a local shelter, but was returned for jumping the fence.

In her current foster home, Ella is outside during the day with two foster brothers while her people are at work, and she doesn't seem to have any interest in jumping the 6' horse fencing.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2014

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Adopted 1/2/16

Millie

Millie is a 2-3 year old girl who was an unclaimed stray from Modesto Shelter. She was so scared in the shelter environment, she found herself on the euthanasia list for being "fearful". Once given a soft introduction, she was trying to climb in the evaluator's lap for affection. Even in the stressed shelter environment, she was giving kisses, and loved being handled and touched.

Millie is a long and lean girl, and has earned the title of a "GSD supermodel" in her foster home. She appears housebroken, sleeps quietly in a crate and night, and will retreat to her crate for naps during the day also.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2015

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Adopted 1/2/16

Nismo

Nismo is a 3 - 4 year old male who was a stray from the Modesto shelter, so little is known of his background. He is a handsome black & tan boy weighing around 75 pounds.

He enjoys playing with a ball and going on walks. Nismo walks well on a leash, and rides nicely in the car. He knows basic commands such as sit, lie down and shake, which he is able to do with both paws. He has a very loud alarm bark.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2015

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Adopted 1/2/16

Onyx

Onyx is a 1 - 2 year old Black & Tan male German Shepherd. He was an unclaimed stray from the Modesto Shelter, so little is known about his background. He weighs around 75 lbs, but is a little on the skinny side and could stand to gain a few lbs.

Onyx is a very calm boy for his age. He is scared of everything at first. He knows basic commands and has learned to get in and out of a car easily. He prefers to stay at home and play with his foster brother more than anything. He loves other dogs and to be with his person.

It takes very little correction to get him to comply.

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

Added November 2015

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Happy Tails - Older Adoptions

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

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2015!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2014!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2013!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2012!

Happy Tails (Adopted Dogs) of 2011!

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GCGSR Dog Rating Levels

Level 1 – Soft & Submissive (full description)

Level 2 – Moderate & Adaptable (full description)

Level 3 – Confident & Challenging (full description)

Level 4 – Competitive & Intense (full description)

Level 5 – Tough & Serious (full description)