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My name is Nelson!

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

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

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

Nelson is a 3 1/2 year old, black and tan 90 pound boy. He was an owner surrender to a Sacramento area shelter who said he lived with young children, although we always caution about trusting a big dog with new children especially given his size. He also is reported to have lived with other dogs and cats. He is very loving and bonds quickly. He loves hugs and affection. Nelson loves car rides and stays quietly in the back. He also likes golf cart rides. If there were a way for him to drive the golf cart, he would love to. He walks nicely on a leash and corrects easily. He finds security in his crate. He is a very good eater.

Nelson is an indoor dog. He currently sleeps on the floor, in the bedroom of his foster home and is quiet. His current Foster hasn't heard him bark yet. He is housebroken and will wait at the back door for you to let him out. He is well mannered with you in the home, only occasionally trying to sneak off with little pieces of paper. Commands he knows: Sit, come and go potty. We are working on stay and down now.

Nelson acts like he would like to chase squirrels, so introduce him to small animals very carefully. He seems fine with most large dogs. He is currently being fostered with no other animals so nothing is known yet if he can behave with cats or small critters. He is weary of some humans when 1st meeting them but warms up quickly. He has a nervous habit of chomping his teeth when he thinks you are going to leave him. He just wants to be with his human.

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 Nelson

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1735

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Nelson, 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.