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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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Griff

Griff is a strong, handsome black and tan male, weighing 90 lbs, and is approximately 3 years old. He is a stray from a Yolo County shelter, so we have no information on his background. Sometime in Griff's past, something created a scar across his muzzle, but it doesn't take away from his ability to take great pictures.

Griff has nice house manners, only moving things around being silly, not damaging anything. He knows basic commands, including sitting before going through doors, and sitting before being allowed to eat. He currently sleeps on the floor in his foster's bedroom and is very quiet. He walks nicely on a leash, but can get excited when he sees other dogs.

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

Added February 2017

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Lenny

Lenny is a 11-12 month old male Black Shepherd weighing about 65 lbs. He was picked up as a stray in Placer County so nothing is known of his background.

He seems to get along well with dogs; he plays rough with the energetic large dogs but adjusts his play for the resident German Shepherd puppy. He may be too rough for small breed dogs, however. He is also too young and energetic to go to a home with small children.

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

Added August 2017

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Luna Bella

Luna Bella is an 8 month old Black and Cream Girl, currently weighing only 48 lbs. She is on the thin side, and could stand to gain 5 or 10 pounds. She was an owner surrender, who could not provide her the care and exercise she needed.

She is housebroken; crate trained, and is learning that riding in the car can lead to great adventures. She is your typical young juvenile with lots of energy. She is learning house manners, and not to jump up on people when she is excited.




This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2017

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Macy

Macy is an 11-12 week old black and tan female pup who was recently abandoned at a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known about her background. She is on the petite side at just over 10 lbs, but there is nothing petite about her personality!

She is living with a 20 month old female German Shepherd and a 4 year old male German Shepherd and GCGSR foster dog Lenny who is about a year old. This little girl is not the least bit intimidated by the bigger dogs and does not hesitate to take treats or toys from them. She has a very strong play/prey drive and loves to stalk the resident cat.

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

Added August 2017

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Naki

Naki is a 3 year old black/tan male who came to us as a stray from a Sacramento area shelter so we know nothing about his background. Naki's left eyeball is collapsed, possibly due to an old injury. Both eyes have entropion lids (where the eyelashes grow inward). We will keep an eye on him to see if the right eye requires further vet attention.

Although he weighs in at 94 lbs, his friendly, mellow demeanor makes him a great companion. He is quick to offer his paw or roll over for belly-rubs and loves to be near his human.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2017

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Nancy

Nancy is a 2 year old white female. She was a stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

Nancy is a beauty, with a constantly wagging tail. She loves life, playing with other dogs, and getting cuddles on a dog bed. She is energetic, so no cats or young children for her. She would love agility or jogging, and a playful dog buddy would keep her busy in the yard.

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


Added November 2016

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Paxton

Paxton is a sweet 10 week old black and tan male puppy who was recently abandoned at a Sacramento area shelter so nothing is known about his background. He is on the chunky side weighing around 25 pounds and will be a big boy when full grown.

He is in a foster home with a female lab and he just adores her, following her everywhere she goes. In his foster home there are also many kids and adults and he loves everyone one of them. Paxton is a social puppy. He is very playful and loves to run. Paxton is also happy to chill out in the house, and sleeps great all night in his crate without a sound.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Rocco

This very special boy came to us as a stray from a Sacramento shelter after he had been hit by a car. Both sides of his pelvis were fractured, and he had lots of other cuts and bruises. After FHO surgery, several weeks confined to a crate to recover, and some therapy for his leg muscles, he is ready to find his forever home.

Rocco is an absolutely charming 2 year old dark black and tan male. He is on the small side at around 70 lbs. Rocco loves meeting new people, and likes everyone he's met so far.

He is in a foster home with another large male and an older female GSD. He gets along nicely with both, but he will get pushy when another dog is getting attention or affection from people because he doesn't want to miss out.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2017

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Samara

Samara is a 3 month old sable female. She was an unclaimed stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of her background.

She is curious when out-and-about and loves car rides. She gets along well with other dogs. She is interested, but friendly, toward cats. We'll post more when we get to know her better.


This is a Level 2 Dog!


Added July 2017



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Tipper

Tipper is a 2-3 year old female long-coat. She weighs about 55 lbs, but needs to gain another 10 or so. She was surrendered by her owner when their job relocated them.

Tipper is an outgoing, friendly girl who loves people. She absolutely loves car rides and walks! She knows the basic obedience commands of sit, down, stay, and heel, as well as shake. She gets along well with the large dogs in her foster home. She barks and chases cats, and small dogs are still an unknown.

She's a fairly easy girl to have around the house, accompanying you outside for yard work and napping when you are watching tv.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2017

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Zinger

Zinger is a 3 month old Belgian Malinois. He was an unclaimed stray from the Merced shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Zinger is submissive with people and other dogs. He's unsure in new situations and with new things, and turns into a little wiggle worm with a wagging tail as he crawls to investigate or shows his belly. He loves to cuddle and give puppy kisses.

He is an active boy that tires out his puppy foster sister and then goes on to play by himself. His nose works overtime - he pinpoints food on the kitchen counters even though it is far out of sight and reach.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added July 2017

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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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