My name is Rubio!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Sacramento, California - Rubio
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Rubio's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Rubio's Story...
Adoption fee on this dog is $300.

Rubio is a very striking black and red male about three years old. He is very distinctive with four patches of white fur across the top of his big block head. The shelter staff nicknamed him "Quad Hawk" because of these markings. Rubio is a nice sized boy weighing in at 87lbs. He has gained four pounds in his foster home, but could still stand to gain a few more. He was surrendered to the shelter by his prior owner, but no reason was given. Rubio originally passed his shelter evaluation, but quickly became kennel stressed and was made available to rescue.

Rubio currently lives in a home with other large male and female dogs, he gets along with all of them. He can be a little pushy with them when he wants to play and they don't, but will quickly back down if corrected. Rubio was likely an outdoor dog prior to his foster home, so is learning house manners. He is now housebroken, and knows some basic commands. He goes up and down stairs, but still looks a little uncomfortable.

Rubio rides nicely in the car, and will sleep quietly in his crate at night. He doesn't like being in the crate during the day if the other dogs are running around, and will protest. He has done well in a kennel during the day while construction has been done in the back yard.

Rubio is a very affectionate boy. He loves to be with his people, and loves attention. He even occasionally tries to be a lap dog! Rubio loves to go on his walks, and is even turning into a pretty good running partner. He does not have any interest in wading or swimming at this point in time. Rubio is mildly interested in the neighbors livestock. It is unknown how he is with cats or small dogs.

Rubio would like a home that will include him in daily activities, as well as continue his socialization and training. This will be an amazing dog for the right people!

This dog is a Level 2. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires. Go to our GCGSR Dogs page for an explanation of the Dog Rating Levels.

For more information and to see when this dog will be attending an Adoption Day, please see our Dogs page on our main website at

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Facts about Rubio

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1613

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rubio, a Sacramento German Shepherd Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog for sale in Sacramento, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog dog from a breeder in Sacramento.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Sacramento already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Sacramento breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even German Shepherd Dog breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Sacramento paves the way for another one to be saved.