My name is Sophie!

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

Facts about Sophie

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
"Sophie" is a 3-4 yo spayed female White GSD mix who is mellow, affectionate and obedient. Sophie is friendly with strangers, though somewhat aloof at first. She is great with children of all ages, including infants. Her owners have had her around their grandkids who range in age from 9 yrs down to 1 yr and she has done well with them all.

Sophie is fine with other dogs for the most part, though the reason that she is up for adoption is due to a conflict with the other female dog that she lives with. Sophie formerly lived with a Chihuahua and was fine with it. She got along great w/ several dogs she met at GSRSV's rescue ranch when I evaluated her; she is not dominant at all and didn't object when another dog moved in on the ball that her co-owner threw for her. (See video of Sophie playing fetch elsewhere on this page.)

Sophie is not good with cats.

Sophie is housetrained and well-mannered inside. She responds well to basic commands, as can be seen in the fetch video. Sophie walks well on leash and has good recall off-leash. She enjoys car rides and is a calm passenger.

Sophie loves to play fetch and to bite the water stream from a hose.

Sophie's owners Kathie and Chip adopted her from a private party in mid-July who had to rehome her due to a forced move following a burglary. Kathie & Chip have a female Akbash dog that they wanted to get a playmate for. The two dogs got along fine for the first week but then got into a pretty bad fight, reportedly started by the Akbash. Since then, Kathie & Chip have been keeping Sophie and their other dog separate, not wanting to risk a second fight--which seems imminent now that the two dogs have developed a rivalry of sorts.

Sophie would likely be fine in a house with a male dog, or perhaps a non-territorial female.

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

Sophie is located in Vacaville. Her adoption fee is $210.

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.