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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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Astro

Astro is a sable 2 - 3 year old male German Shepherd with helicopter ears. He weighs about 90 lbs. He was returned by his owners when they could no longer give him the attention and exercise he needs, after the birth of their baby.

He was living with a Female GSD in his previous home, and got along well with her. He is slow to accept other dogs, and care will need to be taken when introducing him to other dogs, as he is quite dominant. He is currently being fostered in a home with a female GSD and 2 adult male GSDs. He prefers the company of the female GSD.

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

Re-Introduced June 2016

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Ahwahnee

Ahwahnee is a 10 week old, very handsome, mostly black male, with some tan on his legs and underside. He came to us through a shelter, along with siblings, and we're told he had possibly gotten into rat poison. The prior owner didn't want to spend the money to take them to a vet so the litter landed in a shelter. He is on a Vitamin K treatment and has shown no signs that suggest he was poisoned.

Ahwahnee is an affectionate, happy puppy and is living in a foster home with his sister Hilton, three adult German Shepherds and cats. Ahwahnee is mellow for a puppy and doesn't fuss much.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2017

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Bernard

Bernard is a large, 2 year old, white male German Shepherd. He was an unclaimed stray in the Modesto area, so nothing is known of his background.

Given his large size and floppy ears he may have a touch of another breed, maybe Great Pyrenees? He is a calm boy that gets along well with other dogs. He must have previously been in a home with cats, as he knows all about them and their claws and shies away from them. He is housebroken.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added January 2017

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Hilton

Hilton is a 10 week old, very cute, black and tan female. She came to us through a shelter along with siblings that had possibly gotten into rat poison. The prior owner didn't want to spend the money to take them to a vet so the litter landed at the shelter. She is on a Vitamin K treatment and has shown no signs that suggest she was actually poisoned.

Hilton is a sociable puppy living in a foster home with her brother, Ahwahnee, three adult German Shepherds and cats. This is one big drama queen, but is tougher than she lets on. If left alone, she is the first and loudest to cry. She loves snuggling with her brother or another dog that happens to be nearby when she's tired.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2017

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Jonsey

Jonsey (aka Jones) is a handsome black and red shepherd. On the smaller side, Jones weighs in at about 65 lbs. He was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter so not much is known about his background.

Jones is a fairly easy dog to have around the house. He is housebroken, knows some basic commands, and is happy to follow his people around. Jones lives with other large male and female shepherds and gets along with all of them. In his previous foster home Jones lived with a 5 year old child, chickens, ducks, birds, a turtle and some fish. While Jones was very curious about the chickens and birds, he was not obsessed with them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added April 2017

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Ludwig

Ludwig (aka Ludy) is a striking 12-18 month old sable male. Weighing in at about 80 pounds, Ludy is a giant puppy. He was found by a Good Samaritan running free, with a severe limp. After rest and some anti-inflammatories, the limp has cleared up.

Ludy knows a few basic commands such as sit and down. He also walks on a leash without pulling, although he likes to walk right up against you, so it is still a little challenging until he fully learns to give his human some space. Ludy has gotten along with all of the large dogs in his foster home, but this youngster just wants to play, play, play, and can annoy other dogs that don't share his energy. He hasn't really learned to take a hint when the older foster dogs tell him no. Ludy would like to be in a home with another dog that wants to roughhouse.

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

Added February 2017

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Polly

Polly is a very cute, traditional black and tan coat with cream colored undertones and a very swishy tail that is constantly wagging. She came to us as an unclaimed stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known of her background. Although the slight gray on her muzzle makes her look a bit older, based on her teeth, legs, and general physical condition, we estimate her to be approximately 3-4 years old. At just over 50 lbs, Polly is the perfect size for someone looking for a more compact GSD.

Although she is on the smaller size, Polly holds her own with the much larger dogs she has been around in her current foster home. She is housebroken, and loves to run around outside with her foster pack, as much as she loves to hang out around them in the house.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added February 2017

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Tanji

Tanji is a 3 1/2 month old female bi-color long coat. She currently weigh 25lbs, but judging from the size of her feet she is going to be a good size girl. She was an owner surrender due to health issues suffered by one of the owners.

Tanji is a spunky, high-energy little girl, who is very confident. She is not afraid to take a treat or toy from the other adult GSD's in her foster home. Tanji loves to play rough and tumble with the adult GSD's. Tanji's favorite playmate is one year old Sebeka (also available for adoption).

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

Added February 2017

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Zanko

Zanko is a 1.5 year old male Malinois. Zanko came to us as an owner surrender because he they said he didn't have the temperament to be a serious watch dog. He was originally a stray at the shelter and then adopted by his prior owner, so we know a little bit about his background since they had him about 6 months.

According to his prior owner, Zanko does not like being left alone. When he's out outside alone he tends to bark and try to find his way back into the house, this includes hopping the fence. Zanko is very attached to other dogs, he's even been socialized at the dog park before he came into our program.

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

Added March 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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