Greater California
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!

Bristol

Bristol is the alarm barker and spokesperson for the litter.  She is the first to let us know that it is feeding time.  She also has great leaping ability.  She will launch herself in the air to get your attention.  She will do best in a home that will help her develop her agility and keep her energy level in mind.

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

Added September 2018

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SPECIAL NEEDS

Adoption Pending!

Casper

Casper is a handsome, 4 year old black and tan long coat male weighing 84 lbs. He was originally found severely malnourished and with much of his hair missing when he was 2 years old and ended up in a shelter. He was adopted from our rescue and with much care and attention to Casper's needs, he is now at a healthy weight and has regrown most of his hair. He was recently surrendered because of increasing medical concerns. He has been diagnosed with pannus in his eyes, which requires daily ointment. He also has severe arthritis in his back hips and at least one bad knee which requires pain and/or anti-inflammatory medication to manage.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Dewey

Dewey is a little on the reserved side, but very affectionate once he gets to know a human.  He will happily sit in your lap and soak up the love.  He loves to play with Hewitt, often engaging in a game of tug-o-war with Hewitt and his favorite stuffed animal.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Duncan

Duncan is an 18 month old, very handsome, black and tan male weighing about 80 lbs. A stray from a local shelter, so there is no background information about him.

This boy craves attention and loves belly rubs. He appears housebroken with use of a dog door. He is currently living with another older female German Shepherd. Duncan appears to want a playmate, as he tries to engage the female with play bows, but she is not interested. He is sleeping quietly through the night on a dog bed in the foster mom's bedroom.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Fletcher

Fletcher is the most affectionate of the puppies.  He loves to be held and give puppy kisses.  He is also the largest puppy in the litter.  He is very active and socializes with all of the other puppies in the litter.  He loves to make noise with the squeaky toys.  He carries them around proudly all the while making them squeak.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Foxy

Foxy is an approximate 6 year old, black and tan petite female weighing about 50 lbs, but can stand to put on some weight. She came to a local shelter as a stray, so her previous life remains a mystery. She is a reserved and affectionate girl with low to medium energy.

Currently, Foxy lives in a foster home with a young, active male (See Sonny, available Males for adoption) with whom she gets along well, although she has yet to understand his need to "fetch the ball" or seek play. Foxy prefers a calm environment, thus, she will do best in a home without small children.

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

Added June 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Gus A.

Gus A. is a very loving, affectionate black-and-tan dog who will do his best to please his person and will be a devoted, wonderful family member.

Approximately 7 years old, he can walk nicely on a leash and knows the basics but he is a big, strong, handsome, confident, 95 lb. boy, and he needs consistent firm leadership. Gus was picked up as a stray and taken to the Solano shelter so little is known about his background.

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

Added August 2017

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Adoption Pending!

Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson is a handsome 6-year-old solid black male with a low energy level. He was taken to a boarding kennel several years ago after killing chickens. The boarding kennel is closing and asked us to find him a home.

Harley isn't playful, but gets along with other dogs and ignored the dog-saavy cats in his foster home (they don't run). He is enjoying his new indoor life and quickly accepted his crate for sleeping. He walks very well on leash and rarely pulls.

Harley has a recent injury and favors one rear leg. Daily leash walks should help him recover.

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

Added September 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Halsey

Halsey is a cuddler and a love bug.  She also has a devious sense of humor.  She loves to hide behind things and pounce on the other unsuspecting puppies when they least expect it.  We swear we can hear her laughing after she has pounced on one of her brothers or sisters.  She will do best in a home that can appreciate her sense of humor.  Halsey is also the first puppy to have her ears stand up.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Kip

Kip is an 11 month old, tall and lanky, black and tan male weighing about 80 lbs. One ear is floppy at the moment but may still go up. When his original owners couldn't afford care for a necessary medical procedure, he was surrendered to a vet's office. The vet's office then contacted us and we took him in.

Kip is a really smart and affectionate boy with a lot of potential. He sits, lays down, and loves to play fetch. He pulls a bit on leash when walking, but not bad. He is housebroken and will go into a crate. Kip is currently in a house with a chihuahua, rabbit and cats.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Little Joe

Little Joe is a 7-8 month old adorable black and tan male that weighs about 56lbs. He was an unclaimed stray from a local shelter, so his background is unknown.

This is an affectionate boy that loves to be pet and give kisses. If allowed to, he would follow his foster mom everywhere around the house. He will make a nice companion dog.

Little Joe would likely do best with a mentor dog in his new home to show him the ropes. He still needs to learn manners when interacting with other dogs. He is being fostered with a young female German Shepherd and a male adolescent Shepherd/husky and has done well. He seems to have moderate energy and will engage in play with dogs that are not too intense. He still inappropriately chews and should not be left free unattended.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Newman

Newman is a handsome and low-key 4 to 5 year old black and tan male who came to us from a local area shelter, so little is know of his background.

We've only had Newman for about a day, but here is what we know so far:

He has gotten along with the 5 resident dogs (3- GSDs & 2- GSPs) who are a mixture of sizes and genders. He is very easy to have in the house and when approached will roll over and offer his belly to you. He is still somewhat reserved, understandably since he is fresh out of the shelter in a new environment, but I expect him to become more social as he feels more comfortable.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Nimitz

Nimitz is the leader of the pack at this point.  He also is an excellent alarm barker.  He enjoys playing with all the puppies, but Halsey is his favorite partner in crime.  He is a cuddler, and very affectionate with his humans.   Nimitz has very soft and fluffy fur.  His ears are also beginning to stand up.

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

Added September 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Portia

Portia is a petite 6 year old black and tan, female German Shepherd. She was adopted as a one year old to a young couple with no children. They now have two young children and find they cannot meet Portia's high energy needs.

Portia is a very sweet girl who loves to give kisses and play keep away. She enjoys going for walks and runs, and plays amazingly well with the two young humans in her home (boys ages 2 and 4 years). When her physical and mental needs are being met, she is a relatively calm member of the household. While Portia is an incredibly loving girl who clearly wants to please her owners, she has shown some issues of anxiety. She requires consistent mental and physical work.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Riesling

Surrendered as a young pup to a Sacramento shelter along with one littermate and mother, Riesling's estimated birthdate is early July 2018 and she currently weighs 25 lbs.

Riesling is a lovely, fun-loving girl.  She's an energetic, interactive pup that enjoys plenty of activity from her foster family and their stable 5-year-old male shepherd.  She is learning housebreaking with the assistance of dog doors and reminder escorts to use the outside facilities.  She is best suited for someone familiar with the breed that understands her need for directing her energy, interest and activities in a way that is appropriate for her young age. Over the past couple of weeks, she has adjusted beautifully and her personality and enthusiasm have emerged.

 

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added October 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Sammie Jo

Sammie Jo aka Momma is a beautiful Red and Black German Shepherd approximately 3 years old.  She came into a local shelter with her litter of 8 puppies, so nothing is known of her background.  She was thin when she came into rescue but is currently at an ideal weight of 70lbs.

 

Sammie Jo is super sweet and loves attention.  She does have some ball drive.  She will bring you her ball or toy and wait patiently for you to throw.  She also has a medium prey drive, so a home with small dogs or cats would not work for this girl.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Tomi

Tomi (pronounced Toomi) is a petite two-year-old black and tan female German Shepherd. She was an owner surrender at a local area shelter, so little is known about her past.

She walks nicely on a leash and corrects easily, we are working on getting her crate trained and she knows some basic commands. She is housebroken and understands the "go potty" command. By looking at Tomi, we know she's had at least on litter of puppies.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 2018

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Adoption Pending!

Zee

Zee is a 18-24 month old Malinois mix. This energetic boy has gotten along with all of the large dogs he has met. He plays well with his foster sister Foxy. Zee is learning house manners and not to jump up. It's so hard because all he wants to do is help with whatever you are doing. Zee walks nicely on leash, rides nicely in the car, and sleeps quietly in his crate at night.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added November 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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