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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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Atnas

Atnas is a black and tan two-year-old, who weighs approximately 60 pounds. He was surrendered to a local shelter so nothing is known of his past.

His name is Santa spelled backwards since he came to us at Christmas time.

Pictures can't capture how adorable he is. He gives kisses (without licking), which is quite sweet. He is housebroken, with nice house manners, only occasionally playing with your belongings. He sleeps in his foster's bedroom quietly, not needing a crate.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2019

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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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Cabona

Cabona is a large, mostly tan female with helicopter ears. She weighs 75 pounds and she has very soft fur. She came to us from a local area shelter so little is known of her background.

She is house trained and understands the go potty command. She doesn't mind going outside to do her business when it's sprinkling out. She is crate trained and knows some basic commands. She rides nicely in the car, likes to chase tennis balls and play with squeaky toys.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2019

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Dewey

Dewey is an 7 month old male. He's a happy and bouncy boy. Dewey can still be timid with new things, so like all puppies, he will need continued socialization and training. Dewey was FTA (foster to adopt) with a family, but due to no fault of his own, he was returned to us. More to come as we get to know him better.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2018

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Finley

Finley is a 3-month-old, female, sable GSD from the Baseball Hall of Fame litter.

Finley is an absolute doll. Sweet, smart and adorable. She has a well-balanced personality. She is confident but not pushy, loves everyone she meets and is doing great with the bossy female and 2 large male GSD's in her foster home. She sleeps well in a crate all night and is quickly learning potty training.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2019

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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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Kiffee

Kiffee is a 9 month old male shepherd with a sable coat. He was owner surrender to the shelter because he played too rough with the small dogs in the home. Kiffee is now living with a female shepherd and he absolutely idolizes her and wants to play as much as she will let him.

This sweet boy is still just a large puppy and is still learning the ropes. He has some nice house manners but he still likes to chew, so he needs supervision and puppy approved toys. He knows how to come when called, sit, lay down, and he is learning to wait for his food. He is still learning to walk on a leash. Kiffee loves to play fetch in the yard and will pick up most anything left around to keep up the fun. While Kiffee will need further training, he is food motivated and eager to please so a little time and effort should go a long way.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2018

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Klaus

Klaus is a strikingly handsome, black and tan long-coat who came to us from a local shelter, and nothing is known of his background. He is approximately 14 months old and weighs just under 75 lbs.

Klaus is housebroken with use of a doggie door and he is learning house manners. He is living in a foster home with a 3yr old female German Shepherd and two middle aged male German Shepherds and gets along well with all of them, and he especially likes to engage in play with the young female. He has ignored the cat in the foster home, so he might be OK with other dog savvy cats as well. Small critters and small dogs are unknown.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added December 2018

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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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Rudy

Rudy is a black and tan male, between 2 and 3 years old, who weighs 82 pounds. He and a companion dog were surrendered to a local shelter, but nothing else was provided about his background. He does well with other dogs. As he has recovered from a bout of kennel cough, his personality is that of an affectionate adolescent, head strong family member. With consistent training, he will be a fantastic addition to a family. He knows basic commands (sit, down, come, out of the kitchen). He also is house-broken and crate-trained. He needs chew toys, yet hasn't figured out how to fetch yet.

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

Added December 2018

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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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Worf

Worf Is a large 88 pound black and tan male, (mostly black). He was surrendered to a local shelter so nothing is known of his past. He is 2 years old and looks very formidable, hence the name Worf. He likes to mournfully howl at sirens, sounding exactly like a large wolf.

He is nicely house trained and has medium energy. He is living in a home now with a flexible screen that gives him access to the back yard. He lets you trim his nails, especially when you massage his tummy and give him treats in between clips.

This is a Level 2 Dog.

Added February 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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