222222222Dogs Available for Adoption from Other Rescue Groups/Individuals/Shelters
in Northern California

GSRSV Home

About GSRSV

Become a Foster Caretaker!

Health & Nutrition

Donations Needed!

How to Adopt a Dog from GSRSV/Adoption Fees

What's New on the GSRSV Website?

Dogs Available for Adoption through GSRSV

Dogs Available for Adoption from Other Area Rescue Groups and Individuals

Dogs Available for Adoption through Owner Placement

How to Place a Dog through GSRSV

Lost and Found

GSRSV Picture/Story Scrapbook

In Memoriam 

Is a German Shepherd the Right Breed for You?


Other German Shepherd Rescue Web Sites & Resources

GSRSV's 2023 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2022 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2021 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2020 RescueRecord

GSRSV's 2019 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2018 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2017 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2016 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2015 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2014 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2013 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2012 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2011 Rescue Record

GSRSV'S 2010 Rescue Record

GSRSV'S 2009 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2008 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2007 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2006 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2005 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2004 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2003 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2002 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2001 Rescue Record

GSRSV's 2000 Rescue Record

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 dog's temperament from its foster caretaker (in most cases).

This picture appears next to dogs that have proven themselves to be cat-friendly.

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 bab43@msn.com or 916-655-3125.

Click for larger image

 

 

Click for larger image

Colusa, CA

"Ned" is a 2-yo neutered male GSD mix who is goofy, playful and protective. Ned is healthy, vaccinated and microchipped.

Ned is great with all the people he's met; in fact, the shelter refers to him as a "Neddy Bear." He loves to hug, play with toys, and go on car rides.

Ned has been somewhat reactive towards other dogs at the shelter, but it's likely he was undersocialized previously.

We do not know how Ned is with cats.

Ned can be protective (in a good way) and will alert you to any strangers approaching the yard.

Ned is at the Colusa County Animal Shelter in Colusa, CA. He has been at the shelter since Oct 14, 2023. His adoption fee is only $10!

To inquire about Ned, please contact Jenna Lambgino at jlambgino@countyofcolusa.com, or visit the following page and click on "Start Your Inquiry": https://www.petfinder.com/dog/ned-69399244/ca/colusa/colusa-county-animal-control-ca995/

Posted 11-17-23

Click for larger image

Click for larger image

Colusa, CA

"Gretta" is an approx 2-yo spayed female GSD mix who is very friendly and affectionate. Gretta is in good health, vaccinated and microchipped.

Gretta is good with other dogs, both small & large, and is also good with cats! She lives with both dogs and cats in her foster home.

Gretta came to the Colusa County Animal Shelter on July 4, 2023. She had been hit by a car, which fractured her left rear leg. The fracture was surgically repaired and Gretta was then taken into a foster home where she recovered from her injury. Gretta is now ready for her forever home!

Gretta's adoption fee is only $10!

To inquire about Gretta, please contact Jenna Lambgino at jlambgino@countyofcolusa.com, or visit the following page and click on "Start Your Inquiry":

https://www.petfinder.com/dog/greta-69016351/ca/colusa/colusa-county-animal-control-ca995/

Posted 11-17-23

Click for larger image.

 

Click for larger image.

Santa Rosa, CA

"Guardian" is a 3-yo neutered male GSD available for adoption at the Sonoma County Humane Society in Santa Rosa, CA. Following is Guardian's profile on the SCHS's Website (https://humanesocietysoco.org/pets/guardian-the-dog/):

Guardian is an incredible dog! Plus we have his DNA results that prove he is 100% pure bred!!!!

This three year old GSD is a 97lb, turbo-charged adrenaline junkie (and semi-pro fetch player) who is looking for an active family to take him running and hiking. If you’re a fan of shepherds, then Guardian is your boy – he certainly has the intelligence and athleticism that make GSDs such popular dogs!

We think the guardian would do best in a home without cats. (Don’t let him fool you: Guardian will say that he likes cats….but what he really means is that he likes to chase them!)

We also think Guardian would do best in a dog-free home – he wants to be your #1 sidekick, and that means having you all to himself!

If you’re interested in learning more about Guardian, contact our adoptions desk for more information: 707-542-0882.

Posted 10-8-23

Click for larger image.

Click for larger image.

Tracy, CA

"Cochise" is an approx 1-yo neutered male Belgian Malinois who is smart, friendly and playful. He is healthy, UTD on vaccinations and microchipped.

Cochise is a little bit shy at first when meeting new people but warms up quickly and then loves to stay by your side. He loves to be petted and enjoys leaning on people.

Cochise is a quick learner and takes treats very gently. He may have had an abusive past so someone gentle & understanding is his preferred type of person.

Cochise is house-trained and crate-trained, but He would benefit from some basic obedience training and an experienced handler.

Cochise’s adoption fee is $350. If you are interested in meeting Cochise go to the Tracy People for Pets website to fill out an adoption application. Then, return it to inquiries@peopleforpets.com. 

Posted 2-26-23

Click for larger image.

 

 

Click for larger image.

Reno, NV

"Akela" is an approx 6-7 yo spayed female GSD mix who is a real sweetheart. She has been to a vet and she appears to be in good health.

This poor girl was a stray on the streets for months before she was traumatically chased and caught and brought to the shelter. She is fearful of strangers, shy and reserved when in public.

Akela is cautious to stimulation and doesn't play with toys but is very food/treat motivated. She typically relaxes around the house and occasionally will engage in play with her new owner who adopted her from the shelter and has bonded with him. Akela gets along nicely with his male Therapy Dog.

Akela would make a great buddy for an active senior.  She is a wonderful sweet companion but is having a tough time learning to be house trained. She will go out for walks but still comes in and relieves herself. She is just used to going outside and will need some time and patience in a new home. A nice back yard would be helpful, with 6' fencing.

Akela's owner is disabled and has health issues and cannot keep her. He is terribly heartbroken that he has to give her up as he has never given up on an animal in his life.

Akela would be very happy in a new home that has a calm environment and no children. She needs someone with experience and who would be around a lot to help her rehabilitate and blossom into the happy dog she should be. Please help this sweetheart find a loving home.

If you are interested in helping Akela, please visit http://www.LakeTahoeWolfRescue.com, go to the page WANT TO ADOPT? and follow the directions. Contact is PamelaJoWolflady2@sbcglobal.net.

Posted 2-23-23
 

Click for larger image.

Click for larger image.

"Duff" is an approx 8-yo male GSD available for adoption from the animal shelter in Fallon, NV. Poor Duff has been at the shelter since July 20, 2021, when he was brought in as a stray.

Duff is very friendly with people, but the shelter feels he would do best as an only dog. [Note from GSRSV: he'd likely do fine w/ a medium to large female dog.]

A vet diagnosed Duff w/ Degenerative Myelopathy (DM, which is a non-painful disease of the spinal cord that will eventually cause Duff to be unable to walk. However, diagnosing DM is not a precise science and it's possible that Duff just has hip issues. Either way, he's not 100% in the rear end so whoever adopts Duff should expect some deterioration in his mobility and be prepared to help him out with that. (Wheel carts can really help dogs with DM.)

If you're interested in learning more about Duff, please contact the City of Fallon Animal Shelter at (775) 423-2282.

Posted 11-29-21

 

Click for larger image.

 

Click for larger image.

 

Fresno, CA

"Sasha" is a beautiful approx 5-yo spayed female GSD who is loving, playful and somewhat alpha.

Sasha is healthy and current on her rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations.

Sasha initially barks at strangers who come into the house, but once they are introduced is very friendly. She’s also friendly with people she meets beyond her own territory.

Sasha is great with young children; her people have kids over often and she plays gently with them and loves attention. She waits patiently for treats and takes them gently from hand.

Sasha has only been around the dogs in her current home since her people took her in back in June and has not done well with them. She gets jealous easily when the other dogs receive attention and drives them away.

Sasha does NOT get along with cats, so a home WITHOUT CATS is in order.

Sasha’s people keep her outside primarily, so they can’t say definitively if she’s housetrained. However, they have had her inside on a few occasions for 2-4 hours and she did not have any accidents during those times.

Sasha likely received some obedience training previously as she sits and shakes her paw on command. She walks well on leash without distractions, and when she sees other dogs when she is on a walk she only wants to check them out—she doesn’t go ballistic.

Sasha rides well in a car. She likes squeaky toys. It’s unknown if she’s a swimmer.

Sasha’s people found her as a stray in June 2021 and were unable to find her owner. They decided to keep her and had her spayed in August. Unfortunately, Sasha is very jealous of the existing dogs in her home which has led to altercations. Regretfully, her people are seeking a new home for her.

Sasha Is located in Fresno. Her adoption fee is $100.

Please contact Rebecca Hoffman at beckyhearts@gmail.com or 559-824-2110.

Posted 11-14-21

Click for larger image.

Click for larger image.

"Patti" is a beautiful, approx 6-yo old spayed female GSD/Chow or GSD/Shiba Inu mix who is a staff and volunteer favorite at the Sac County ("Bradshaw") animal shelter. She’s a polite dog who seeks attention and soaks it up. (Click here for a short video of Patti soaking it up!)

Patti enjoys going on walks and has good leash manners. She is looking for a home with a patient adopter who will take the time to let her acclimate to her new environment and the family’s routine. This will include slow introductions to family pets. She has done well in playgroups with other low-energy, respectful female and male dogs. She would do best in a home without cats as she was returned once to the shelter already for chasing the resident cat.

Patti would love to be adopted or fostered, as kennel life is very stressful for her. To foster Patti, fill out a foster application at https://bit.ly/2TTvu0F and send it to fosterrescueprogram@saccounty.net.

To meet and adopt Patti, please call the Sac County shelter's adoption by appointment line at 916-875-2287. The appointment phone lines are open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. (closed Monday and holidays).

Be prepared to give the shelter representative Patti’s animal ID number: A796218. The phones get busy, so if you don’t get through right away, keep trying. They're working hard to provide each potential adopter with excellent customer service!

Posted 10-6-21

ck to Home Page