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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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Amanda A.

Amanda A. is a lovely black and tan 2.5 year old female who is a very sweet, happy, exuberant girl. She weighs approximately 55-60 lbs. Amanda was an owner surrender to the Solano County Shelter due to a child in the family being highly allergic to her.

She gets along with other dogs large and small; her best friend is a Chihuahua. She hasn't been around cats much but doesn't seem to have a lot of prey drive so she could probably learn to live with them.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Chitina

Chitina, named for a town in Alaska, is an adorable 10-12 month old golden longcoat shepherd mix.  On the petite side this girl weighs in at about 55lbs.  She was an unclaimed stray from a local area shelter so nothing is known about her.

Chitina is a little bundle of energy who likes to play.  She would love a young male dog brother to wrestle with in her new home.  Chitina is housebroken, walks nicely on leash, and knows some basic commands.  She does need a little work in her house manners as this curious girl likes to check out what is on the kitchen counters, and she is quite sure that all of the living room furniture was purchased for her sitting pleasure.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2017

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Clarissa

Clarissa is a 2 year old black and tan female GSD mix and is petite at 52 lbs. She was a stray from a local Sacramento shelter and not much is known about her background.

She is currently living with a large male GSD and multiple cats who she is ignoring. She prefers human company and will follow her foster mom everywhere. She rides nicely in the car and is house trained. She is learning to walk properly on a leash, learning house manners and basic commands. Clarissa is learning not to jump on people and counters.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Kairos

Kairos is a one year old, handsome black and tan male weighing 60 lbs. He was an owner surrender to a Sacramento area shelter. He was previously kept outside and given up because the family could not afford to care for him properly. He appears to have food or flea allergies that have caused major hair loss and skin irritation. He also was very underweight. With proper diet and medicated baths, in a short time, this boy is already showing improvement.

Kairos is living with a large male German Shepherd and a senior male pug, and gets along well with both. With use of a doggy door, Kairos appears housebroken, however, he is needing to learn proper house manners. Kairos is a good eater and is beginning to put weight on.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added June 2017

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Kazan

Kazan, pronounced Kuh ZON, is a 2 year old longcoated male. He was a stray at the Merced shelter, so not much is known of his background.

He loves people and will lean against your leg for affection. He gets along with other dogs, and is learning to live with cats. He is medium energy and loves his walks, although he does need more leash training.

Kazan was apparently an outside-only dog, as he has no house manners yet.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Leilani

Leilani is an adorable 10 month old, white female weighing 55 lbs. Her previous owners adopted her from Craigslist when she was only 6 weeks old. She spent most of her life in a crate or tethered in the yard, as they didn't have a fenced yard. After 8 months, they decided they didn't have time for her and left her at a shelter in Roseville.

Leilani needs slow introductions with people she doesn't know. Once intros are done, she becomes excited and happy to have attention and affection. If she thinks she's in trouble, she submissively pees. She is mostly housebroken and loves toys and a good game of fetch. She especially loves soft toys, but will shred them and then bring you the remains. Like most young dogs, she will put almost anything in her mouth, so having many toys to direct her to stay away from inappropriate chewing is a must. She is learning house manners and to settle when she's inside the house. She is crate trained, but is only crated at night for sleep in her foster home. When in the yard, she is usually quiet.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Nimbus

Nimbus is a 70 lb all white male approximately 8 years old. He was a stray from a Central Valley shelter so nothing is known of his background. When he first came into the program he was missing hair (likely due to allergies), had dental problems and was underweight. With dental work, vet attention, proper care and nutrition he is doing very well.

Nimbus loves to spend time inside with his human and is very affectionate. He is crate trained and would be more than happy to spend the day in the house in a crate when left alone for the day. He also does well when left in the back yard or in a kennel. Nimbus is housebroken, has good house manners, and sleeps well in a crate or on a dog bed in his foster mom's bedroom at night.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added August 2017

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Remington

Remington (Remy) is a floppy-eared, 80lb, black/tan male, almost 2 years old. He was surrendered to a Sacramento area shelter but no background information was provided.

Remy appears to have been an outside dog, but has quickly learned that living indoors with his canine and human foster family is a pretty good gig. He is a bit uncertain with new situations at first, but is gaining confidence every day as these new experiences become routine. This gentle, affectionate boy has wonderful house manners. Remy sleeps on a dog bed in his foster mom's bedroom at night and he (along with the 3 other dogs in the house) has free run in the house while his foster parents are at work and uses a doggie door to go outside. He met the three other German Shepherds in the foster home easily, but has not been tested with small dogs.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 2017

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Spock

Spock is an approximately one year old, black and tan male with large pointy ears. He was a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known about his background. He may have been outside a lot or was a stray for sometime, as the fur on the top half of his ears show obvious signs of fly strike.

Spock appears to be housebroken. He is not used to the crate and resists getting in, but is doing better each night settling down to sleep. He is learning house manners and corrects easily. Spock does great on walks, staying by your side, unless he's distracted by another dog or a barking dog behind a fence. He can easily be corrected and doesn't show anything more than curiosity by the distractions. He occasionally picks up items or chews on items in front of him, i.e., socks, shoes, the cord on the vacuum, or his leash. Keeping on eye on this and giving appropriate chew toys will keep him out of trouble.

This is a Level 2 Dog!

Added September 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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Zayla

Zayla is a 4 1/2 month old Belgian Malinois mix puppy. She was a stray in the Modesto area so nothing is known about her background. She currently weighs 35 lbs., and will most likely be 45 - 50 lbs. when she is full-grown.

She is house-broken; rides well in the car, and knows basic commands like sit, down, and leave it. Zayla is very treat motivate, and connects with her humans very well. We are working on her leash manners. Zayla is a good alarm barking and will give out a low growl when she hears something outside.

Zayla is a high energy, very confident little girl. She is currently fostered in a home with 2 adult male GSDs and 2 puppies. She isn't afraid to take treats or toys away from the other dogs.

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

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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