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German Shepherd Rescue
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These dogs are in Foster-to-Adopt homes. This gives pros pective adopters 30 days to foster the dog in their own home before finalizing the adoption. We feel that a 30 day trial period is a good start to know whether the dog will be happy in that household and whether the household will be happy with the dog! Dogs will often act more cautiously for the first 2 weeks, so a full month of dealing with the dog during your regular routine is very important.

If you are interested in becoming a regular foster home or in our Foster-to-Adopt program, please read our Fostering Agreement. We actively encourage Foster-To-Adopt!




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Adoption Pending!

Amber Lee

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

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

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2017

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Barue

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

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

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

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Bryce

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

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

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

Added February 2018

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Dyna

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

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

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2017

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Heidi A.

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

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

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2018

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Henry Ford

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

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

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2018

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Jester A.

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

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

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

Added October 2017

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Jolie

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

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

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This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Jubilee

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

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

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

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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Lola A.

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

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

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

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2017

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Melody

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

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

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2017

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Mila

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

 

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

 

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

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

Added November 2017

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Murray

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

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

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

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

Added December 2017

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Come meet me on Saturday, February 10th from 11am to 2pm at the Riverbank (Modesto) Adoption Day at Petco on Claribel Road!

Adoption Pending!

Smokey

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

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

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2018

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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)

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The benefits of a German Shepherd—loyalty, protectiveness and eagerness, to name a few—come from careful obedience training and authority. Everyone in the household must be prepared to show “authority” and earn the dog’s respect with a firm but loving touch. They do not respond to negativity or anger. Once achieved, this respect may need to be earned again and again.

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