My name is Sadie "C"!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Pleasant Grove, California - Sadie "C"
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German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley

Facts about Sadie "C"

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
"Sadie C" is a super-sweet, beautiful 4-5 yo, 50-lb spayed female GSD with a remarkable story--more on that later.

Sadie is great with people of all ages. She's been around kids 3 & 4-yrs old, and is very gentle with them. She's fine when approached by both adults and children at the park.

Sadie is great with other dogs, and did great with several dogs at GSRSV's rescue ranch when I evaluated her on 8-4-16. (See the short video of Sadie mingling with those dogs elsewhere on this page.) Unfortunately, Sadie is not cat-friendly, which is the primary reason her savior/caretaker Erica is seeking another home for her.

Sadie is housetrained and perfectly behaved inside. She's a comfort pup, and likes to snuggle up on the couch or bed. Sadie stays in a closed bedroom when nobody is home and does fine. She does NOT like crates, and broke out of two of them already.

Sadie walks fine on leash. She rides calmly in a vehicle and likes going for rides.

Here's Sadie's amazing story: Erica, Sadie's caretaker, was teaching her daughter to drive along some rural roads near Nicholas (between Natomas and Marysville) in May 2016 when they found Sadie lying in a ditch, covered in mud, dehydrated, and with an injured right rear leg. Erica immediately took Sadie to her vet, who said that they could operate on Sadie but could not offer a discount. However, that vet hospital had a "sister" hospital (Sunset Animal Medical Center in Fair Oaks) with a seasoned vet (Dr. Jay Griffiths) who was willing to perform Sadie's surgery with no charge for labor. Dr. Griffiths pinned Sadie's broken leg on May 17. Sadie was recovering well, but then popped the pin out on June 2 while chasing a cat in Erica's house. Dr. Griffiths re-inserted the pin, again at no labor charge.

Dr. Griffiths removed the pin from Sadie's leg on October 11, and Sadie has done fantastic since then. She wants to play, jump and run, but she needs to take it easy for a little bit longer. The only post-op veterinary care that Sadie will need is to have two skin staples removed around October 24, and this can be performed at no charge at Sunset Animal Medical Center in Fair Oaks.

GSRSV has evaluated Sadie, and is placing her as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Sadie through its adoption program while her caregiver continues to care for her.

Sadie's adoption fee is $210, which is a drop-in-the-bucket compared with the nearly $2000 that Erica has laid out for Sadie's medical needs. GSRSV will be donating the adoption fee to Erica.

About German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley

About Our Rescue Group...

German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley (GSRSV) is an organization dedicated to finding good homes for German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) at risk of being placed in shelters, or who are already in shelters and possibly facing euthanasia. GSRSV is an independent rescue organization operated by one individual: Brian Foran. Though countless volunteers and benefactors have supported--and continue to support--GSRSV, I run and primarily fund the program, as I have since February 2001. 

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

GSRSV became a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization in March 2013. All donations to GSRSV are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Since February 2001, Brian Foran has funded GSRSV primarily on his own. Donations have played--and continue to play--a huge part in keeping GSRSV afloat, as adoption fees are a drop-in-the-bucket compared with the costs of running a large rescue program.
To make a monetary donation, please go to the donation page on GSRSV's Website: Thanks for your support!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Because I am an independent rescuer caring for many dogs, I am presently unable to conduct regular adoption or "meet & greet" events.

I only arrange for people to meet the dogs that I have available for adoption after I have discussed the dog and have received an adoption questionnaire from them.

Our Adoption Process...

1. View my dogs available for adoption, either on this Website or on our own Website ( I also list German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes for other rescue groups and inviduals on my Website.

2. Contact Brian Foran at 916-655-3125 or to discuss the particular dog(s) that you're interested in.

3. Complete my adoption questionnaire. It is a downloadable Microsoft Word file on the page of my Website titled "How to Adopt a Dog through GSRSV." If possible, return the questionnaire via e-mail.

4. Go see the dog you're interested in--at my rescue facility, at the home of the dog's foster caretaker, or at the home of the dog's owner.

5. If you decide to adopt a dog, I will have you sign my adoption contract and pay the appropriate adoption fee, which varies between $300 to $100, depending on the age of the dog and whether it is a purebred GSD or not. This fee includes spaying or neutering, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, heartworm check, and a 6-month supply of heartworm preventative. The adoption contract is on the same page of my Website as is the adoption questionnaire.