My name is Starlynn!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Modesto, California - Starlynn
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Greater California German Shepherd Rescue - Modesto

Facts about Starlynn

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Adoption fee on this dog is $300.

Starlynn (aka Momma) and her puppies came to us 4 days after she gave birth. Her elderly owners surrendered her because they could not physically care for the puppies. She is a beautiful black and tan German Shepherd; that is approximately 3 years old.

It is apparent from her physical condition that this was not her first litter of puppies. The puppies are now 8 weeks old and have been weaned off of Momma. Starlynn is ready to start her new life as just a dog.

She came to us with no house or leash manners but has learned some basic commands. She is currently fostered in a home with 2 adult males and loves to play with them, now that her nursing duties are done. She also has some ball drive. Starlynn will fetch the ball, release it on command, and then sit waiting for you to throw it again.

Starlynn is very affectionate with her humans and loves to have her belly rubbed. She is still very bouncy and jumps up when she is excited, so a home with older children would be a better fit for her.

She is small dog reactive and has some prey drive. She has not been tested with cats but based on her prey drive, it would not be advised. Starlynn will do best in an active home with a large male to play with.

She will need a home that will continue her training and socialization, as she can be quite determined to have things her way.

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

Thank you for visiting!

About Greater California German Shepherd Rescue - Modesto

About Our Rescue Group...

Greater California German Shepherd Rescue is a 501(c)(3) public charity non-profit. We are an all-volunteer group of German Shepherd lovers dedicated to rescuing German Shepherd Dogs from at-risk and unacceptable situations and finding them permanent, loving homes with qualified owners.

We serve the communities surrounding Modesto, Merced, Greater Sacramento, and South Lake Tahoe, and occasionally parts of the North and East SF Bay area. Except for a portion of Nevada around Lake Tahoe, we don't adopt dogs out of state and rarely adopt out of our area. There are too many other German Shepherds in need of good homes in the other areas.

All of our dogs are in foster homes spread throughout our service areas. We aren't a shelter and don't have a facility. We don't take in strays, we will only deal with the dog's legal owner.

Come Meet Our Pets...

First Saturday of every month in Modesto, CA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

2100 McHenry Ave
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 574-0441

Third Saturday of every month in Rancho Cordova, CA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

10830 Olson Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 851-1813

Fourth Saturday of every month in Roseville, CA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

Pet Food Express
The Fountains
Creekside Town Shopping Center
1009 Galleria Blvd
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 780-5555

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Fees
Our fees are $350 for Puppies (2-6 months), $300 for Adult Dogs, and $100 for Senior Dogs (9 years & up) and Special Needs Dogs who have ongoing health issues that require treatment. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered (per California State Law), vaccinated, heartworm and fecal tested clear, and most are micro-chipped.

Home Visit
We require a home visit by one of our own volunteers because we match the home to a specific dog, and we want to meet all members of the household and all other pets at that time, and make sure that environment will work for that dog. The home must be safe and suitable for our dog, and that means we won't adopt to a home with out-of-control children or out-of-control resident dogs.

Outside Dogs
We rarely place dogs in outside only homes. All of our dogs come out of shelters and into volunteer foster homes where they live in the house with the people. We haven't had much success re-homing them to an outside-only home after that. We believe that dogs are happier living and sleeping inside with their family pack, which has been borne out from many years of bringing dogs into rescue.

Adoption Requirements
Our Adoption Agreement & Contract is a legal document, therefore we will only adopt to adults, and all the adults in the household must agree to getting the dog. The home must be safe and secure, and legally allowed to have a German Shepherd Dog, and be within the allowable number of dogs. We require landlord consent for renters. The entire household must be a good match for the dog, therefore we won't place a higher Level dog in a lower Level household.

We have special requirements and an additional questionnaire for puppies, please be sure you meet the requirements before sending in an application. Since we see so many dogs that have come out of an unsuitable environment, we want to make sure our puppies have the very best start in life. That means we won't adopt a puppy into an Outside Only home or where the puppy will be alone the majority of the time, as we don't feel that's an optimum environment to raise a happy and well-socialized dog.