My name is Bochy!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Sacramento, California - Bochy
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Greater California German Shepherd Rescue - Sacramento

Facts about Bochy

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1723
Adoption fee on this dog is $300.

Bochy is a handsome black and tan 2-year-old male with floppy ears. He is currently overweight at about 95 lbs, but he's energetic and with regular exercise he should be able to lose another 15-20 lbs to get to a healthy weight. One photo shows a recent photo of Bochy and the other is how he looked last September at a healthy weight.

Originally an owner surrender in Sept. 2016, when his family's child became sick and they didn't have time to care for Bochy; he was adopted from us but returned after six months. The second family didn't spend time training or working with him and he became too much for them to handle.

Named after the current San Francisco Giant's manager, Bruce Bochy, this boy has game. He has a desire to be with his people, play, and have a social scene to keep him engaged, his love of life is apparent. Bochy needs leadership to remind him of his training. Calm, gentle reminders work well to redirect him when he is too excited at the prospect of going on a run as well as when he protests or nips at having his collar held momentarily. Bochy has nice house manners, is house broken, knows how to walk at a heel, and commands such as sit, down and come. He also knows how to briefly wait for his food, release commands, and, is learning to wait at the front door when it is open.

At a recent small Fourth of July parade, Bochy enjoyed all the sights and sounds, but needed reminders to stay close on leash, not board the fire truck with the children taking a tour or posing for pictures, and stay at a polite distance from other dogs since most don't appreciate his excited greetings punctuated and with an occasional air snap.

Bochy seems to enjoy time with his foster family of 5 people and their male shepherd. Bochy has paired well with his foster family male shepherd that is calm and neutral, and together they enjoy chasing all squirrels out of the yard. Bochy does best with exercise most days of the week as well as socialization such as a walk to the nearby shopping center, pet store, or around the park, and may continue to be a fairly active dog as he matures. To help him whittle down to a healthier weight for his frame, Bochy needs an assist in measuring and moderating his food intake.

This dog is a Level 3. 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

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About Greater California German Shepherd Rescue - Sacramento

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.