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My name is Madonna!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Puppy for adoption in Modesto, California - Madonna
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Greater California German Shepherd Rescue - Modesto

Facts about Madonna

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 1688
Adoption fee on this dog is $350.

We have special Requirements for Adopting a Puppy and a separate Puppy Questionnaire that must be completed on puppies. Please see our Requirements for Adopting a Puppy or EMAIL us at info@gcgsr.org for more information.

Madonna is a 9 week old female Brown and White German Shepherd Mix puppy. She is one of 8 puppies who were surrendered to us with Starlynn (Momma) when they were 3 days old. The puppies are not housebroken but are trained to use potty pads.

Madonna is the largest female of the litter, weighing 18 lbs. She is one of the alarm barkers in the litter. She loves to play rough and tumble with her littermates. Madonna is a stalker. She will hide behind the bedding and wait for one of the other puppies to approach and then she pounces on them.

She will need a home with an adult male dog to help her learn all about being a dog. She will need training and socialization with exposure to different sites, sounds, smells, and lots of different people of all sizes, in order to grow up to be a well behaved and socialized dog.

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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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:

Petsmart
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:

Petsmart
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.

Puppies
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.