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My name is Salem!

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

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

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

Salem is an 18 month old black and tan male long coat, with a big head and large feet, suggesting he still has some growing to do at 91 lbs. He is a stray from a Sacramento area shelter, so nothing is known of his background.

Salem is affectionate yet independent when you are home with him. Salem does not like being alone for long periods. He can get himself into trouble if not given an outlet to channel his young energy. X-rays show he has strong hips. He currently sleeps on the floor in the bedroom at his foster home at night. He doesn't have strong prey drive, but he strongly dislikes it when other dogs bark at him.

He has learned to be respectful and wait to not rush through doorways ahead of his person. He does well getting a bath with a garden hose, especially if you massage him a little with the soap. He likes getting brushed & will let you trim his nails if you give him treats along the way. He is calm around strangers & loves them to pet him. He knows: Sit, Down, Come, Heel and appears to be housebroken.

He loves car trips, but can't stay in the car alone or in the house alone for very long yet since he is still a puppy. He is crate trained but will move the crate across the floor which may scratch a wood floor so put his crate on a different surface or a rug. He needs to be brushed at least once a week or his fine fur will get knots. Salem is a fantastic companion.

He is in good physical shape currently running 1/2 hour most mornings while his foster rides a bike next to him. Continued training, exercise and socialization will be required for this nice boy.

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 www.gcgsr.org.

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Facts about Salem

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1600

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Salem, 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.