My name is Luna!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Pleasant Grove, California - Luna
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I'm being cared for by:
German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley

Facts about Luna

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
"Luna" is a beautiful 2-yo spayed female longcoated GSD who is playful, loving and energetic. Luna is a happy-go-lucky type of GSD (rather than a serious or working-type GSD), which is typical of the longcoated GSDs. Luna is very outgoing and friendly with strangers, but she does have a tendency to jump up on people when she first meets them. (This is not a difficult behavior to curb.) Luna is good with children of all ages, though she would likely knock over a very young child at some point when running around.

Luna is great with other dogs, including small dogs, and loves to play. She presently lives in a home w/ an 8-yo female Tibetan Spaniel (about the size of a Pomeranian), and she's very good w/ the her. Luna would likely do best in a home with another relatively young, playful dog to help her burn off some of her puppy-like energy and make it less likely she'll develop boredom-related behaviors such as digging or chewing.

Luna has not been around cats at all, but given her sweet temperament, I will consider a home w/ a dog-savvy cat and a playful dog (so Luna won't just focus on the cat).

Luna is housetrained and non-destructive inside, but her owners have always kept her in a crate when they are gone if they leave her inside. Luna also sleeps in a crate w/ the door closed. She is kept outside for 8-10 hrs during work days and does not bark excessively or dig.

Luna has not received any formal obedience training, but she does respond to the commands "sit, down, shake and house." Luna walks easy on leash and stays fairly close to her handler. She does get excited when she sees other dogs while walking, but she has learned to sit and ignore other dogs on command.

Luna loves to carry around stuffed animals and likes sprinklers, though she has never been swimming.

Luna's owners have had her since she was 8-wks old, but are moving into the 2nd floor of a duplex at which Luna won't have a yard. Not wanting to leave Luna crated for over eight hours each day, they have decided to seek a new home for her.

GSRSV has evaluated Luna and is and is placing her as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Luna through its adoption program while her owners continue to care for her.

Luna is located in Antioch. Her adoption fee is $260.

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.