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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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Alyssum

Alyssum is an 8 week old female. She was a stray in Merced with her mother, Chrysanthemum, and sister, Aster, so nothing is known of her background.

Her mother is a Malinois/Shepherd mix. She appears to be the same, but it's hard to tell at this age. She loves people and other dogs. She is currently learning all about respecting cats, sleeping in crates, and house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added March 2019

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Aster

Aster is an 8-week-old black & tan female. She was a stray in Merced with her mother, Chrysanthemum, and sister, Alyssum, so nothing is known of her background.

Her mother is a Malinois/Shepherd mix. She appears to be the same, but it's hard to tell at this age. She loves people and other dogs. She is currently learning all about respecting cats, sleeping in crates, and house manners.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added March 2019

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Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum is a sweet 4-year-old Malinois/German Shepherd mix. She was a stray in Merced, so nothing is known of her background.

Chrysanthemum (Chrissy) looks more Malinois, but has a German Shepherd personality. She is mellow and easy-going, with a moderate energy level. She is always smiling and happy and she loves to be a lap dog.

 

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Updated May 2019

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Jordan

Jordan is a 12 week old black and tan German Shepherd puppy. He is one of 4 puppies who were rescued from a local shelter along with their Momma Tasha.

The puppies came into rescue weighing between 7 and 10lbs. They were very underweight and suffering from Demodex mange. After several weeks of good food and medicated bathes they are up to a normal weight of 20 - 25 lbs., and the mange had cleared up. The puppies are not completely housebroken yet but are trained to use potty pads.

Jordan is also a love bug. He loves to give kisses and cuddles. He is the smallest of the litter, and very curious.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 2019

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Kobe

Kobe is a 12 week old black and tan German Shepherd puppy. He is one of 4 puppies who were rescued from a local shelter along with their Momma Tasha.

The puppies came into rescue weighing between 7 and 10lbs. They were very underweight and suffering from Demodex mange. After several weeks of good food and medicated bathes they are up to a normal weight of 20 - 25 lbs., and the mange has cleared up. The puppies are not completely housebroken yet but are trained to use potty pads.

Kobe is the adventurous puppy of the litter. He likes to search out every nook and cranny of the house and backyard. Kobe is the first to find treats hidden in their food or toys.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 2019

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LeBron

LeBron is a 12 week old black and tan German Shepherd puppy. He is one of 4 puppies who were rescued from a local shelter along with their Momma Tasha.

The puppies came into rescue weighing between 7 and 10lbs. They were very underweight and suffering from Demodex mange. After several weeks of good food and medicated bathes they are up to a normal weight of 20 - 25 lbs., and the mange has cleared up. The puppies are not completely housebroken yet but are trained to use potty pads.

LeBron is the largest puppy of the litter, weighing over 25 lbs. He is the alarm barker and the protector of the puppies. He also is very talkative when he plays.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 2019

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Stephen

Stephen (Pronounced Stefan) is a 12 week old black and tan German Shepherd puppy. He is one of 4 puppies who were rescued from a local shelter along with their Momma Tasha.

The puppies came into rescue weighing between 7 and 10lbs. They were very underweight and suffering from Demodex mange. After several weeks of good food and medicated bathes they are up to a normal weight of 20 - 25 lbs. The puppies are not completely housebroken yet but are trained to use potty pads.

Stephen is the love bug of the 4 puppies. He loves to give kisses and cuddles. He also is a stalker. He will hide behind barrels in the backyard and wait for the other puppies to come by and pounce on them.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 2019

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Venice

Venice is a gorgeous, smart, petite black and tan long coat. She is about 2.5 years old and weighs about 54 lbs. She is a fun, engaging girl. Her previous owner realized that she needs more time and exercise to be at her best.

Currently, she lives with a calm, male German Shepherd. She enlists him to play chase throughout the day around a large yard as well as after a walk or run. She is learning to wait her turn. When greeting her foster family at the door, being fed, getting leashed for a walk, or loading into the car, she sometimes needs a reminder to be patient with the resident dog and not push or nip to get ahead of him.

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

Added March 2019

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Waldo

Waldo is a 2-year-old giant black and tan affectionate German Shepherd, who weighs 87 pounds. He came to us from a local area shelter, so little is known of his background.

He is quite skinny now but enjoying the extra food to put on muscle. He likes to play with balls, stuffed animals and other dogs. Waldo is very personable and silly.

He knows some basic commands, is learning the go potty command and is house trained. He easily lets you trim his nails, especially when you make it a whole massage experience. He has a good appetite, with medium energy.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2018

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Wrangler

Wrangler is a long legged 12-18 month old bi-colored boy pulled from a local shelter. He was picked up as a stray, so nothing is known of his background. He currently weighs 85 pounds and should fill out to be a nice 90 plus pound dog.

Wrangler is currently in a country setting foster home with several other dogs his size. He eager to play a game of chase or tug with the other playful dogs. His is quick to jump in the pond for a swim, and follow his foster around the property doing various chores.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added June 2019

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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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