My name is Pippin!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Pippin
Photo 1 - Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Pippin
Photo 2 - Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Pippin
Photo 3 - Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Pippin
Photo 4 - Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Pippin

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Pippin's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Pippin's Story...
What is your name?
How old are you?
Approx age 1 yr
How much do you weigh?
Approx 45-50 lbs

What do you look like?
I have a gorgeous face with soulful eyes. My foster Mom thinks I’m a Shepherd/ Husky Mix. I am the colored of a Shepherd (Black, tan) but have the coat and facial features of a husky! I’m on the petite side

What do you like to eat?
I eat Kibble (Taste of the Wild Sierra Mountain right now) and I gobble it up. When I was first at my foster home with my litter of pups I wouldn’t eat a whole lot because I wasn’t quite sure what was going on but as I understood the people caring for me wouldn’t hurt us I relaxed and now I eat GREAT! I do have somewhat of a “delicate” digestive system so it’s recommended I only have a bully stick every once in a while but BOY do I love those things!

What kind of personality do you have?
I am all about going outside, running around, playing, being with other dogs and name it. I’m still a puppy myself so I’ve been to training to help me calm down and play my hardest outside. I’m very sweet and really look to my leader for cues and approval.

Describe your perfect day:
I love running around my foster family’s huge yard, smelling all of the different smells and playing…I just love playing! I wasn’t too sure about playing before I went to training but now I play, play and play some more! I just love it!

What is your favorite toy? I’ve had a chance to play with a few different toys and to tell you the truth I’m not sure about them…they just don’t really DO a BULLY STICK is another thing altogether but I’m told that is a “treat” not a toy!

Do you know any tricks?
I know my basic obedience commands AND I’m going to earn my Canine Good Citizen designation while I’m here training! It’s so exciting!

What scares you?
Well, when I was first rescued I had a litter of 7 pups and we were SICK and I was scared because I didn’t know what was happening. Then I got comfortable with my temporary family, then I went to the spay/neuter clinic and boy I was just freaked out there, I don’t know why but I saw a lot of other dogs with “hurts” and I didn’t want to hurt. I also got kind of nervous around other dogs because of that experience. That’s why I am at Tug Dogs getting my issues worked out and now I’m great with other dogs (introduction needed) and I’m so much more used to people. I’ve been out everywhere!

Do you like cats?
I haven’t been around cats so I don’t even know what those things are

How do you feel about other dogs?
Like I said before, I was scared after I had that surgery but now I get along great and play in play groups at the place I train. It is really really FUN to run around and play with so many other dogs! You can check out a video of me hanging out with some of the pups at Tug Dogs here:

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would love to be in a home where the people really love me, I would love to have older children around to play with me. I would love to have an active family who will take me a lot of places and show me the world (or at least local stuff) smile emoticon

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion?
I live in my foster home with my temporary Mom and Dad. I have A LOT of playmates there. Until I went to training I was a little scared of playing with some of the dogs but I’m over that now! I love playing with everyone. My foster family has 7 dogs of their own (big and small, old and young) and they have many fosters. They fostered my puppies too who (all but 2) have been adopted! Check out Pogo and Parker (they are my pups)

Where do you hang out when you are home alone?
When I’m home alone (or just with the other dogs) I am in a 5 x 6 ft kennel. I’m usually by myself but the other dogs share kennels. I am calm and quiet in a crate or kennel

Where do you sleep?
I sleep in my crate at night. I know what my routine is and that makes me very happy. I feel safe and calm when I know what is happening

Do you like walking on a leash?
Tug Dogs has really helped me with leash walking. I am a really smart girl and I catch on FAST!

Do you have any “not-so-great” habits that we should know about?
Well, I have to admit, I wasn’t used to going potty outside and my foster family would let me out for long periods of time and I would pee or poop like they asked me to, but for some reason when I went back inside I would pee and poop AGAIN. It took a long time to figure it all out. Tug Dogs helped me there too! Now I know that potty is ONLY allowed outside!

Do you like playing in water?
I like to put my 2 front feet into the pool and try to drink the water but I’m told I shouldn’t do that…sometimes I stretch out really far and my family thinks that’s funny but, NO I don’t really want to ever get into the pool

What do you love about your foster family?
I love my foster family because they rescued me and my pups when we were sick and no one else wanted us. At first I was scared but now I know that they gave me a wonderful home and almost all of my pups have been adopted. My foster Mom would sit inside the area that she had made for me and the pups and I knew I could really trust her! They also have a lot going on all of time so it’s never boring!

What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue?
I was in a shelter that was small and rural. There was a problem at the shelter and it was going to shut down. The rescue found out and they rescued 27 dogs in 2 days. Saved me and my 1 day old puppies. We were really sick but we didn’t get treatment until we went to our foster home. The shelter was a very scary place and I worried my puppies weren’t going to live. It wasn’t what I wanted at all but we were stuck there. Thank goodness a volunteer at the shelter alerted NorCal Bully Breed Rescue because we got out of there right away!

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue is a foster based rescue with foster homes spread all throughout the Sacramento area. We require our adopters to be within a 50 to 100 mile radius of us, depending on the dog, and depending on the home. This is because we need to do a yard check to guarantee that the potential adopter's yard is secure, and also have them be close enough should any behavioral issues arise, and the assistance of our trainer is needed. We try our best to match our dogs to the perfect homes, and match them based on their personalities, not their looks. Adoptions are not done on a "first come, first serve" basis, rather in the order of what homes are the right match for that particular dog. Our adoption fees are set based on the dog. Pippin’s adoption fee is $200. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and deworming (if necessary). If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, you can visit our website at and fill out an adoption application. Simply click the "adopt" tab to find the form. Once the form loads, fill in the blanks, and hit submit. Please allow at least 24 to 48 hours for a reply. Thanks in advance.

Facts about Pippin

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Pippin, a Lincoln Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type) for sale in Lincoln, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Lincoln.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Shepherd (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Lincoln paves the way for another one to be saved.