My name is Bailey!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Pleasant Grove, California - Bailey
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German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley

Facts about Bailey

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
"Bailey" is a 2¾-yo, 72-lb spayed female GSD who is loving, obedient and full of personality. Bailey is a little timid of strangers, but once she warms up to them is just fine. (It took Bailey about 20 minutes to warm up to me.) She alarm-barks appropriately but is not overly protective. She is fine with young children. She presently lives w/ an 11-yo girl.

Bailey is fine with other dogs when she's off leash. She's good with little dogs--she presently lives with a 3-yo, 15-lb Poodle mix who she gets along well with, though she does bully him in a gentle manner for food and toys. Bailey is a regular dog park visitor and does well there. She was fine w/ the several dogs she met at GSRSV's rescue ranch, though not playful with any of them. (See video elsewhere on this page.) Bailey was initially quite barky towards any of the GSRSV dogs who approached her owner Ava. She was never aggressive and never snapped, but was quite vocal. She eventually became comfortable with all the GSRSV dogs and even let one of them jump onto the lap of her owner without getting upset.

Bailey lives with three cats and can be trusted with all of them. She does like to chase and nibble on them in a playful manner, but if they object she simply leaves them alone. We are open to a home with dog-tolerant cats for Bailey.

Bailey is housetrained and very trustworthy inside. She is presently left inside on weekdays (with Twinkie and the cats) for approx 10 hrs/day.

Bailey has gone through two basic obedience courses at Petco with Naomi, the 11-yo daughter, and is quick to obey commands. She has good leash manners overall, though she is reactive towards other dogs when on leash. She has good recall off-leash.

Bailey likes to play fetch and to steal toys from Twinkie!

Bailey's owner Ava purchased her from a private party when she was nine months old. Bailey is very much a part of Ava's family, but recently Bailey jumped over the little fence in their front yard and went after a dog that was going by on-leash. She never did anything to the dog, but in the melee that ensued she accidentally bit the owner of the other dog (though not badly). He is now pressuring Ava to surrender Bailey to the shelter, which she simply won't do. To appease the owner of the other dog, they are seeking a new home for Bailey.

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

Bailey is located in San Francisco. 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.