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My name is Rajah!

German Shepherd Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Pleasant Grove, California - Rajah
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Pleasant Grove, California - Rajah
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Rajah's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Rajah's Story...
"Rajah" is a friendly, playful, approx 4-yo spayed female German Shepherd (possibly Dutch Shepherd)/American Staffordshire Terrier mix who owes her life to her former owner's sister-in-law--more on that remarkable story later. Rajah is friendly with strangers, but is somewhat hand-shy and is clearly more comfortable w/ women than men. Rajah is also a good watchdog, as she proved recently in her foster home when she kept the pool cleaners inside the pool fence after they entered the yard without knowing that Rajah was there! Rajah has been around children as young as 2 yrs old and done very well with them.

Rajah is good with other dogs, but shows signs of being an alpha female, so she should not be paired w/ another strong-personality female dog. She did fine with a few of the dogs at GSRSV's rescue ranch, and recently visited a home with three other dogs and did very well with them. We don't know how Rajah is with cats, so I will only consider a home without cats for her.

Rajah is housetrained and spent time inside in her former home, but her current foster caretakers keep her outside as this is their first dog and they are not comfortable bringing a dog inside. Rajah sleeps in the garage in an open-door crate, which she is very comfortable in. Rajah walks well on a leash; her foster caretakers walk her at night and have yet to encounter another dog to see how she reacts.

Now, here's Rajah's remarkable story......Rajah lived with a 53-yo man named Sean in a mobile home park in Vacaville. Sean died unexpectedly of heart failure in his mobile home in February 2016, with Rajah on a lead outside. About three days transpired before Sean was found dead, and Rajah was taken by Solano County Animal Control.

Rajah was originally put up for adoption, but her status became "rescue only" when she became increasingly stressed out in the shelter. No rescue groups stepped forward for Rajah, and she was slated to be euthanized on March 8. Sean's sister-in-law Chris and her daughter Lexie had met Rajah on numerous occasions, and knew she was a sweet dog who was simply scared in the shelter environment. Chris contacted GSRSV on March 6 and asked if I'd pull Rajah if she or her daughter could find a foster home for her. Lexie found a co-worker willing to foster Rajah and Chris picked her up from the shelter on March 7.

Rajah is now in a foster home in Rancho Cordova and doing very well. Though the "foster mom" had never taken care of a dog before, she told me that Rajah is in fact quite easy to take care of.

GSRSV has evaluated Rajah and is placing her as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Rajah through its adoption program while her foster caretaker continues to care for her. Rajah's adoption fee is only $100.

Facts about Rajah

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rajah, a Pleasant Grove German Shepherd Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier for sale in Pleasant Grove, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier dog from a breeder in Pleasant Grove.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Pleasant Grove 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 Pleasant Grove 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/American Staffordshire Terrier breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Pleasant Grove paves the way for another one to be saved.