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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 spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Nelson's Story...
Adoption fee on this dog is $100.

Nalani is a 7 year old petite Black and Tan female. She was originally a stray from Placer County, so nothing is known of her background. She was adopted once, but returned when the adopters couldn't trust her with their cats. She then was determined to be heartworm positive and recently completed treatment for Heartworm. She entered our foster system underweight, but has achieved an ideal weight of 58 pounds.

She was initially restless around other dogs, but has learned to accept their company without the need for interaction. She is anxious in new environments, but will eventually settle in the home and has impeccable house manners. She walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. She is crate trained, however, she favors dog beds that allow her to extend her body and legs.

Nalani has moderate bilateral hip dysplasia and some arthritis, which will require daily anti-inflammatory medications. Pain medicine may be given as needed. It is also recommended that she receive daily glucosamine and fish oil. Despite this, she is eager for her daily walks, car rides, and trips to the lake where she will show off her attempts to retrieve sticks in the water. She engages in ball play with enthusiasm. Nalani interacts well with adults and children, and gets along with dogs of all sizes. Based on past history, a home without cats is advised.


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: Female
  • ID#: 1728

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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.