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Facts about me

Breed
German Shepherd Dog
Color
Black - with White
Age
Young
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Adoption fee on this dog is $300.



Shane is over a year old, half German Shepherd, the rest Border Collie & Australian Shepherd. He came into our program as a small, fearful puppy. He was found in a dumpster as a small, timid puppy.



He is still untrusting of people. He will come to his foster mom for attention, but any sudden movements startle him. He adores other dogs though! His ears perk & his tail wags when he's in their company. He runs & plays & has a smile on his face!



Positive reinforcement will help him learn what is expected of him and help him become less fearful. He's a great dog to have around as a pal for another dog. He's crate trained & housebroken and settles nicely in the house. He walks well on leash and he enjoys his walks once he becomes familiar with the route. He lives with cats and ignores them when they don't run. When they do run, it's sometimes a playful game of chase that can be quickly ended with a stern "Shane..." or swat from the cat.



Shane is looking for a special person or family that will take the time to go slow, has a playful dog, and will give him a happy home like every dog deserves..



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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Rescue

Greater California German Shepherd Rescue - Sacramento

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Address
Sacramento, CA 95827
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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.

Puppies
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.

Go meet their pets

First Saturday of every month in Riverbank (Modesto), CA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

Petco
Crossroads Shopping Center
2341 Claribel Road
Riverbank, CA 95637
(209) 863-1384

Third Saturday of every month in Sacramento, CA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

Pet Food Express
Loehman's Plaza
2351 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 487-9999

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

More about this rescue

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.