My name is Gunner!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Gunner
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I'm being cared for by:
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Gunner

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
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What is your name?
How old are you?
10 years young
How much do you weigh?
About 80lbs
What do you look like?
I'm a black and tan German Shepherd with a short coat
What do you like to eat?
I'm not too picky, but I get grain free food and treats.
What kind of personality do you have?
I’m a pretty easy going guy in the house. I like to be around people and get attention. I even like being brushed!
Describe your perfect day:
Either going on a walk in the woods or just getting doted on by my foster parents.
What is your favorite toy?
Do you know any tricks?
I know sit.
What scares you?
Not much!
Have you been around children? Do you like them?
I haven't been around kids but I would almost certainly be OK with older kids (12+) and possibly young ones too.
Do you like cats?
How do you feel about other dogs?
I bark at most of them because I wasn’t socialized all my life. I don’t want to hurt them but I don’t know how I’m supposed to act yet. I’m trying to learn slowly.
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be?
With my forever family!
How is your health?
It is good now. When I came to my foster home, I was in poor shape and had heart worms. After lots of vet visits and medication, I got healthy and I feel 5 years younger now! My final "all clear" heart worm test is in August (that’s when I will be adoptable)
Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion?
I live with foster "mom" and "dad", other dogs and chickens. I love both my foster parents but don’t interact with the other dogs yet.
Where do you hang out when you are home alone?
In my crate
Where do you sleep?
In my crate.
Do you like walking on a leash?
Yes, I love to go on walks! I’m a pretty big, strong boy and my foster mom says I walk better when I’m wearing my harness.
Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard?
I bark at stuff that I think is exciting and pull on the leash.
Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside)
Do you like playing in water?
I'm not sure yet!
What do you love about your foster family?
They gave me a second chance at life and helped me recover from heart worms
Are you being fostered privately or through another rescue?
How do people get in touch with your foster family?
They can email my foster dad Robin at or foster mom Gabrielle at

About NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue (NBBR) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping needy animals in our community. While our focus is on "bully breeds," we don't discriminate and will very often help dogs of any breed, provided we have a foster home available. We take in dogs from local shelters with a focus on those with medical challenges and those whose behavior is declining due to the stress of the shelter environment. These are the dogs most often overlooked and in need of the most help.

NBBR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, our tax ID # is 46-3665141. Your donations are fully tax deductible and fund our operations and help pay our vet expenses.

NBBR is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless pets through the spaying/neutering of all our our rescued dogs and through education on the importance of spaying/neutering all animals. We provide information on low cost or no cost spay/neuter clinics in our surrounding areas.

Each dog that comes to us has been temperament tested, updated on shots, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Many of our dogs have also been treated for various medical conditions including mange, heart worms, broken bones, neurological issues, and many others. One of our dogs can take anywhere from one month to one year to get ready for adoption and the cost for the dogs we take on can range from $100 to several thousand dollars. We take on dogs from shelters that are set to be euthanized for various reasons, including simply that they've been there too long, or they have a medical condition that precludes them from adoption to the public, making them "rescue only." This means only a rescue can pull them from the shelter, but also leaves us to be responsible for any costs to to be increased by said rescue dog.

We also take on strays and incur the cost of having them vaccinated, spayed, neutered and microchipped. We will help dogs who owners can no longer provide care by networking their dog, provided the owner can continue to house the dog. We insure a safe house for all of the dogs that we take on and provide all needed supplies for the foster homes that care for them until they are to be adopted. We also insure that they never end up in a shelter, running the risk of being euthanized due to lack of space or due to becoming "aggressive" cause by the stress of being in a shelter environment.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoptable dogs live in foster homes and meet and greets are done by appointment.

Monthly adoption events are held at the Roseville Petfood Express store at 1009 Galleria Blvd in The Fountains Shopping Ctr. These events take place on the second Friday of each month from 6-8pm.

Our upcoming adoption events through 2017 are:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th & December 8th.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the adoption process is the completion of our online adoption application. You will be able to fill it out online and email it back to us. If you have any questions regarding regarding your application, we are here to answer them.

The second step is the home check. Our main priority in this step is insuring that your yard is 100% secure - there can be no loose boards or gaps in your fencing. If your dog is going to be spending anytime outside while you are at work or away from home, we ask that you have adequate shade or shelter from the elements.Before we schedule a home check, we may ask you to send us photos of your yard/fencing to get an idea of where the dog will be living. If you have any hesitation or questions about our yard check, please see our section on "How to Prepare for a Home Check."

The last step in the adoption process is the meet and greet. This is where we meet with you and any existing pets to ensure proper introductions are made. We want to make sure everyone gets along. Once all introductions are made, and everyone gets along, your rescue dog is yours to adopt.

Please note that there is no pressure involved, and if situation that cannot be resolved arise, we will always take our dog back. Also, be aware that there is an acclimation period for each dog and every dog is different. It can take a few days or a few weeks for your new dogs to settle in. We will assist in any way possible, including referring our trainer to come work with you and the dog.

All of our dogs are rescues, meaning they have already needed help in some way, and will only to to homes where they will live a "CHARMED LIFE." All of our adoptive dogs will be indoor dogs with outdoor privileges. We believe that dogs are family members, and should be allowed to sleep indoors.The only time they should be kept outdoors is if the weather permits. Any applications looking for an outdoor only dog will be denied. All current pets in your home need to be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and one heartworm preventive. Out of area adoptions are within reason and on a case-by-case basis.

Walk the perimeter of your yard. Take notes on the condition of your fence. Are there any loose boards or gaps under any sections of you fencing? If yes, these are easy fixes. You can nail any loose board back into place, and you can fill any gaps with pavers and gravel Do you have a lock on your gate? If not, please purchase one prior to your home check. Is there adequate shade or shelter for your new dog if it is going to be left outdoors while you're at work? Do you have anything hazardous in your yard, i.e. nails sticking out, chemicals left out, etc? Do you have a cat? If so, does your cat have a high spot it can retreat to if being chased? Are your garbage cans located somewhere near a gate where a dog can jump into them to get out? If so please move them. Please address these issues prior to our visit.

All of our dogs will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped prior to being adopted. Our adoption fees are considered to be donations. All donations from adoption go right back into our rescue account, allowing us to continue to help dogs in need. At the bare minimum, the cost to properly vet a dog is $100. But some of the dogs we take on are medical cases, which can cost several thousand dollars. Because of this, we ask the following adoption fees:
$350 for puppies, which are any dogs under a year old
$200 for any adult dog ages 1.