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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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Cheyenne

Cheyenne is a 12 week old Black and Tan German Shepherd Mix puppy. She is one of 3 puppies who were surrendered to us by a Good Samaritan who took in their pregnant Momma when she was dumped on their property. The puppies are not completely housebroken yet but are trained to use potty pads.

Cheyenne is the largest of the three puppies and loves to give lots of kisses. More to come on this cute little girl as we get to know her better.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added May 2017

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Luther

Luther is a handsome one year old black and tan with silver highlights who was an unclaimed stray out of a Sacramento area shelter. He is a confident, enthusiastic guy at a healthy weight of about 85 lbs. He is housebroken and being crate trained. Luther does pretty well on a leash and likes to be around his people and other big dogs.

When the back hatch opens, he is the first one into the car and loves riding to everywhere, sometimes using the center armrest as his pillow. Basic commands are understood, but we are still working on consistency and his young boy attention span.

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

Added April 2017

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Newton

Newton is a large, handsome male, primarily black with some tan on all four legs and 18-24 months old. Although we don't have an actual weight on him, Newton doesn't look like he's missed many meals and can actually lose a few pounds. He came from a Sacramento area shelter as a stray, so nothing is known of his background.

He is doing well in his foster home with two senior male German Shepherds and a 2 1/2 year old female German Shepherd. He's just beginning to play with whichever dog he can get to engage with him. A home with another playful dog to match Newton's style would be a bonus for him. He also likes a good game of fetch with a tennis ball.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2017

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Sebeka

Sebeka is a 1 year old black and tan female GSD that originally came into our program at the age of 4 months. She was recently returned by her owner through no fault of her own. She is your typical 1 year old with a lot of energy, and loves to play rough. Her rough play became too much for the geriatric male GSD in the home.

Sebeka is trained in English, German, and hand signals. She is crate-trained and is housebroken. She has a high prey drive, so a home without cats or small animals is a must.

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

Added February 2017

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Stazzi

Stazzi is a 9 - 10 month old female with a black coat and golden eyes. She was pulled from a local shelter, where she had been picked up as a stray. When her stray hold was up, she came into Rescue, and was found to be in need of minor eye surgery to correct an inverted eye lid. She loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home, and her best friend is Bella Luna, another available for adoption GSD. Her energy level is moderate for a dog of her age.

Stazzi is housebroken, crate trained, and rides well in a car. She sleeps quietly in her crate at night in her foster's bedroom, and settles nicely on her dog bed while in the house. As a typical puppy, she will still chew on shoes, or clothing that are in reach if left to her own. She likes to play with the garden hose, so irrigation systems in the yard may be of some interest to her too. She is currently being fostered on a farm setting where she is free to roam around the property. She doesn't stray too far from the house, and has a good recall. She gets along very well with all the other dogs in her foster home, but tends to interact more with the younger, playful ones. Stazzi enjoys swimming in the pond and chasing birds that land on the ground. She has not been cat tested.

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

Added May 2017

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Yoda

Yoda is a black and tan male GSD, approximately 12 months old and very thin at 70 lbs. He came to us from a Sacramento area shelter as a stray whose owners didn't claim, so nothing is known of his background. He appears to have food or flea allergies that have caused major hair loss and skin irritation. With proper diet and medicated baths, in a short time, this boy is already showing significant improvement. He looks a little funny now with his big ears and wrinkled skin, but with his beautiful copper-colored eyes and regal posture, this youngster is well on his way to becoming a stunning dog!

Yoda acts like a giant puppy, goofy and playful at times, but he also likes to chill out on his dog bed near his human. He is currently living with a 4 year old male GSD and a 1 1/2 year old female GSD and he gets along very well with both.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2017

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Zappa

Zappa is a one year old, striking, male Belgian Malinois, with possibly German Shepherd mixed in, weighing 65 lbs. He came from a Sacramento area shelter as a stray, so nothing is known of his background.

He is living with a 3 year old male German Shepherd and a 1 1/2 yr old female German Shepherd and gets along well with both. He loves to play, play, play so he will do best with an equally energetic playmate and an active person/family.

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

Added April 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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