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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 (in most cases).
picture appears next to dogs that have proven themselves to be
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 email@example.com or 916-655-3125.
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is a 2-yo neutered male GSD mix who is
goofy, playful and protective. Ned is healthy,
vaccinated and microchipped.
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.
been somewhat reactive towards other dogs at the shelter, but it's
likely he was undersocialized previously.
not know how Ned is with cats.
Ned can be protective
(in a good way) and will alert you to any strangers approaching the
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
inquire about Ned, please contact Jenna Lambgino at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the following page and click
on "Start Your Inquiry":
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is an approx 2-yo spayed female GSD mix who is very friendly and
affectionate. Gretta is in good health, vaccinated and microchipped.
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.
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
Gretta's adoption fee is only $10!
inquire about Gretta, please contact Jenna Lambgino at email@example.com,
or visit the following page and click on "Start Your Inquiry":
Santa Rosa, CA
is a 3½-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
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!)
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!
you’re interested in learning more about Guardian, contact our
adoptions desk for more information: 707-542-0882.
is an approx 1-yo neutered male Belgian Malinois who is smart,
friendly and playful. He is healthy, UTD on vaccinations and
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
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
for Pets website to fill out an adoption application. Then,
return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
go to the page WANT TO ADOPT? and follow the directions. Contact is
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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.
"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
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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!
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