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The following German Shepherds
and German Shepherd mixes are being fostered by other rescue groups or individuals in the Sacramento
area. I have not seen or evaluated most of these dogs, so
I can not guarantee their temperament or health. However, because rescue groups such as
mine or individuals rescuing on their own are offering these dogs
for adoption, I am posting these dogs as a courtesy to those rescuers. As
with rescuing a dog from GSRSV, you will also have the benefit of knowing the
temperament from its foster caretaker.
Please contact the
individual or group name listed with a particular dog for more information
about that dog! If you find that a dog that is listed here is no
longer available for adoption, please let me know so I can remove the
listing. Contact Brian at either 916-655-3125 or email@example.com
is a 2-yo neutered male Terrier/German Shepherd/Sharpei (likely) who is affectionate,
eager to please, and somewhat timid. Baby Bear (BB) is incredbily
loving with people once he gets to know them, but is nervous and barky
when strangers initially approach him. (BB's trust in strangers has
improved considerably since his rescue in Feb 2017 thanks to the
patienceof his caretaker Anna, and he continues to improve.)
We're not sure how BB is with small children, so a home w/out little
tykes would be best for him.
Baby Bear is a mixed bag with
other dogs. On the one hand, he's fine with other dogs after a proper
introduction. But he's nervous with immediate encounters, so Anna does
not bring him to dog parks. BB did fine w/ the other dog in Anna's
home initially, but tensions have developed recently so she would
prefer a home for BB w/out other dogs.
We're not sure how BB is with
cats, but he is fine with sheep and with chickens!
BB is housetrained and has
received lots of obedience training. He is a quick learner and
responds wonderfully to positive reinforcement.
BB loves to swim, play, walk and
Like many other dogs, BB wound up
in the Chico shelter during the heavy winter 2017 rains that
threatened the Oroville Dam. Anna Binder, BB's caregiver, fostered him
for the shelter in February and ended up adopting him. However, recent
scuffles between BB and Anna's other dog (who was there before BB)
have forced Anna to seek a new home for BB.
BB had a very rough start in life
and he still carries some of that trauma with him. He would do great
with someone who will be patient and dedicated to his continued
socialization. In Anna's words "Baby Bear is one of the coolest dogs I have ever met,
and anyone would be lucky to have this sweet pup in their lives."
Please contact Anna Binder at
either 732-207-8496 or
is a 2-yo, 70 lb neutered male Black Lab/|German Shepherd mix who is
sweet, bouncy, happy and easy-going. Derby wants nothing more
than to play and hang out with his people.
Derby loves belly rubs, ear rubs
and hugs! He does OK on leash (working on this), knows sit, sleeps in
a crate, rides well in the car, is house broken and uses the dog door.
He is good with kids. Derby loves his dog friend Roxy; they play on
and off all day.
Derby loves his toys; he’s very
careful with them. He's learned to play tug a war, fetch and what we
call POUNCE. We get on the floor and hit the floor with our hands,
Derby will jump around doing the same thing with his front feet. He
thinks it's the best game ever!
At 2 years old Derby is still a
pup who will need continued training, supervision and exercise. Derby
would love a home with another dog.
Derby is available through
Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue; click here for adoption
info. Derby's adoption fee is $300.
Please contact Cathy at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about Derby.
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is an adorable 11-mos old neutered male Bernese Mountain Dog mix
(possibly mixed with Chocolate Lab) who is loving, energetic and
extremely good-natured. Koda is a big dog—he’s already 90 lbs, and far
people and is good with young children. He loves to be handled—belly
rubs and ear scratches will win him over every time. He thinks he’s a
Koda gets along
well with other dogs, but does need to be introduced slowly. He’s
presently being boarded and trained at Folsom Pet Resort, where he
will likely receive lots of canine socialization.
Koda has not
been around cats since he was rescued, so only prospective adopters
without cats will be considered.
Koda is fully
house trained and received individualized professional obedience
training in his previous home. Though well-mannered, Koda is extremely
strong and needs an owner who has both the physical strength and
leadership skills to handle 100-plus pounds (eventually) of
enthusiasm. Also, he needs a home in which he will receive
considerable exercise—more than just walks around the block.
Koda loves to
go on walks, to play and tear apart toys—hard toys are recommended.
Koda was found
on the street as a very young puppy. His finders kept him until he was
5 months old, then I suppose he got too big and was turned over to an
independent rescuer (Claudia) in Folsom. She found an adopter for Koda
a month later (Sept 2016). However, the woman who adopted Koda
returned him to Claudia on Feb 23 this year stating that he had too
much energy for her and her two older, smaller dogs.
since boarded Koda at the Folsom Pet Resort as she already has her
legal limit of dogs. She is paying $150 day for a 10-day training
session; on March 6th, Koda “graduates” from his training
class, and by that point Claudia hopes to have found an adopter for
Koda—or she’ll have to pay to continue to board him.
about adopting Koda, please contact Claudia at either
Available as of 2-25-17!
our wonderful boy who is ready for his “furever" home!! Despite the
deplorable neglect he suffered, Barkley has retained his cheerful
spirit. Because he was in such bad shape when he came in (he was about
25 lbs underweight with a multitude of skin infections and he had lost
almost all his hair), he was aged at 9 or 10. Now that he is
healthy,we realize that he is somewhere between 3 & 5, just a young
pup. He has gained weight and is at a perfect 100lbs.
Our team of volunteers have
showered him with TLC, plenty of exercise,
training, and proper nutrition. His luxurious coat has grown back and
he loves getting bathed & brushed. Barkley has tons of energy and is
sweet as can be. He is learning manners and needs a savvy Shepherd
owner who can devote lots of time continuing his training. He’d do
best in a house without cats and as an only dog until he has learned
to control his enthusiasm.
Barkley loves learning. He
is incredibly smart and masters a new skill almost daily. This smart
boy learned to fetch in about 20 minutes!
Check out his Youtube video - taken the day after he learned to fetch:
Barkley Learns to Fetch.
Now, Barkley just needs his
own person or family. If you think that's you, please give us a call
at 707-787-7010 or email us at email@example.com. If it's not
you, PLEASE SHARE this with your friends!
Barkley is located in
Petaluma, CA, at
Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary.
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Introducing the adorable brother/ sister duo Moe (female) and Joe (male).
The two are elderly in age (7-10) but make up for it with their kind and people friendly personalities. Lived on a chain all their lives until their owner passed away – left defending for themselves. They were picked up and brought to
Woof Pet Rescue in August. They have had behavioral assessments and medical examinations done.
Moe, the female, is your breed typical high-prey drive gal. She's very attentive of her surroundings. She learns extremely quickly and is very docile and submissive when in the presence of her human handler. She gets along great with her brother very well – but is a dominant female. She has displayed aggressive and possessive behaviors towards other dogs and animals with and alone from her brother Joe. Petite and packed with moxy and personality. Healthy and spunky girl despite age.
Joe, the male, is the exact opposite. He's a gentle lamb. He's very submissive and tied at the hip to his sister Moe. He seeks out guidance and attention. Joe is a mellow dude and accepts everything with love and gentleness. Age is wearing on Joe a little more. He has bad back/hips and is on arthritis medication to maintain comfort. He does well on the medication and there is a noticeable difference in his health when he is on it.
We would like to, if at all possible, keep the two together. Joe has serious separation depression when separations were done with them. We started gradually with it but his whole demeanor changes to a sulking teddy bear when she is gone. They have lived with each other their whole lives and only find it fair to keep them together all the way until the end.
We did successfully adopt the two out locally however they were recently brought back due to destructive behavior. They were testing the wire fencing their adopters had. Successfully escaping a few times and getting into mischief. The two do not do well with other animals and need a home that is prepared to cater to this need and has solid wood fencing.
We are a non-profit organization and our resources are very limited. This area is very rural. We are a community mostly made up of ranchers and farmers thus making it not a good location for adopting out dogs with these particular problems. We are trying to extend out and network them out further to hopefully help get them transferred and/or adopted out.
Danielle Barcomb of Woof Pet Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org or
is a senior female GSD mix who is a sweet girl that would love a warm home to curl up in.
Sacramento Indpt Animal Rescues (SIAR) rescued Andrea from the shelter
in August and she needs a great home!
Even though Andrea is a mix, she has many of the great qualities of a German Shepherd. She is super sweet and can't wait to find a family to call her
Adoption fees range from $150-$250 for dogs. THE DOGS SHOWN ON THE SITE ARE IN FOSTERCARE - WE DO NOT HAVE A SHELTER TO VISIT.
Please contact SIAR at email@example.com if you would like to learn more about this dog......and visit our website www.siarescuers.org to learn more about our rescue
group. We are a volunteer run, very small organization - so please be patient when waiting for a response, but feel free to check back in if you haven't heard from us in a day or so - thank you so much for considering a rescued pooch!
"Biscuit & Pancake"
are approx 1-yo spayed female Pit Bull mixes (sisters) who are very
affectionate and playful. (A vet thought that Biscuit & Pancake
are Pit Bull/GSD mixes, but it's hard to see GSD in either dog.) Both
Biscuit and Pancake are friendly with people and children. They are
lovebugs and like to climb in your lap! They are good w/ other
dogs--they live w/ a little dog who barks incessantly at them, and
they just ignore her. They do chase after the resident outdoor cat,
though apparently just out of play. Both dogs weigh about 50 lbs.
Biscuit and Pancake are both
housetrained, They do like to chew on things, but will focus that
effort on chew toys or sticks provided. They are used to being walked
on leash, though they still pull when they are excited. In other
words, typical 1-yr old dogs!
A student of Biscuit &
Pancake's primary caregiver (Christina) found the two dogs
abandoned in a park in November of last year. The student's mom was
going to take them to the shelter, but Christina didn't have the heart
for that so took the dogs into her home with the intention of finding
them permanent homes. So far, no luck with rehoming, and Christina
simply does not have the time to spend training Biscuit & Pancake
nor the space they need to release their puppy energy.
Both Biscuit and Pancake are
healthy, current on their vaccinations and on monthly flea and
Biscuit and Pancake are
available for adoption separately or together. A rehoming fee of $100
is requested for each dog to help offset their veterinary expenses.
Please contact Christina
Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
an approx 1-yo spayed female GSD/Lab mix who is affectionate, playful, loving,
and smart. Bess'
main desire in life is to please her person. She enjoys being with people, laying at their feet or next to them.
Bess likes other dogs and would do well in a house with another large dog her size with an easy temperament--she desires to learn the doggie ways.
Bess would NOT do well in a home that has a cat or small dogs as she has
the Shepherd prey drive. Bess weighs about 70 pounds.
Bess is housetrained and is a very fast learner - she has been working on basic obedience with a trainer and is doing great.
Bess absolutely LOVES the water and enjoys playing in it. She also enjoys chasing a ball;
she's not that great at bringing it back, but quickly learning! She will make an excellent companion for walks, hikes or runs--an outdoor active house would be a perfect fit for her.
Bess is spayed, chipped and vaccinated. She was found injured on the streets and has recovered wonderfully.
Please contact Animal
Friend's Connection at 209-368-1761 or 209-365-0535 afternoons or see
for information on adopting Bess. Animal Friend's Connection is
located in Lodi.
a 7-yo spayed female GSD mix who is
the sweetest dog in the world! She instantly bonds to people and
steals your heart in a second. However, she doesn't like other
animals at all. Sassy
has built quite a fan base at the Sonoma Humane Society facility in
Santa Rosa where she has been for most of the last two years.
Sassy began life in a happy
home in Lake county. An unfortunate series of events changed her life
forever. Her owners lost their jobs and their home. About this time,
Sassy developed a serious skin condition and her family couldn't
afford to give her the care she needed. She was surrendered to the Sonoma
Humane Society where her journey with us began. Her skin issues were
dealt with and she was quickly adopted. Her second family dropped her
off at the Rohnert Park shelter in horrible condition. Her skin had
gotten so bad that she had bare patches and scabs. We had to nurse her
back to health. Sassy was then adopted out to a family who had a hard
time with her dog reactivity. She was once again returned.
Please contact the Sonoma
Humane Society for information about adopting Sassy at 707-284-1198,
or e-mail them by going to their Website at http://sonomahumane.org/adopt/dogs
and clicking on the e-mail link on the right column.
This is Zeus, an 8 year old
German Shephard mix. He is neutered and has had all of his
vaccinations. He gets along great with other dogs and kids. He is
curious about cats, but not aggressive. He loves to play and loves to
snuggle next to you on the couch. He is looking for a forever home
were he can get the attention he is craving and where he will be an
active part of the family!
Please contact Cindy @
775-230-2624 or email@example.com.
Still available as of 8-9-12!
is a 5½-yr old (as of 8-9-12) male German
Shepherd or Belgian Tervuren/Keeshond mix who is super friendly,
affectionate, smart, and obedient. Furry Friends Rescue of Fremont
rescued Titan from the Hayward Shelter on 7/16/07, mostly due to his
aggression towards other dogs. But there was something special about
Titan and so we decided to put in an extra effort to help him. He's
had an extended stay with some trainers and is responding very well.
People with experience handling German Shepherds would be best for
Titan. The trainers are willing to continue working with whoever
adopts him. He now has a bright future and will thank you every day.
Titan is a large dog, weighing about 80 lbs.
Please see Furry Friend's
Rescue's Website at http://www.furryfriendsrescue.org/animalinfo.jsp?id=10203
for contact info and adoption application.
Posted 8-21-07; updated 8-9-12
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