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Breed
German Shepherd Dog
Color
Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Age
Senior
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Female
Pet ID

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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 $100.

Momma Mia, aka Mia, is a black and tan female who is approximately 10 years old weighing about 65 lbs. She came into rescue from a local area shelter so little is known of her background.

Mia was found at the shelter curled up on a bed in the corner of her run. She had just arrived at the shelter about 12 hours earlier and the shelter thought she was 13+ years old due to her poor body condition. She would not approach the volunteer calling to her from the gate of the run, so he went in to meet her and was greeted with a roll over for a belly rub. He complied and Mia gladly accepted the lead and went to the play yard. Under evaluation in the play yard, she was in very poor body condition with a wobbly back end, two-to three-inch-long nails and mammary tumors which had to weigh 5-10 pounds. She was so sweet and nice the volunteer couldn't leave her at the shelter, so he asked to foster her for the shelter until her stray hold was up. No one came to claim Mia, so she is now in rescue.

Mia has had her mammary tumors removed, which were benign, she's had all four feet nail trimmed to get her nails back to a normal length and is now a perfect weight. Mia does have arthritis and takes anti-inflammatory meds and still has a bit of a wobbly back end. Her wobbly back end is much improved with daily walks and playtime with the two puppies she's been fostered with.

Mia is an absolute doll and house princess with impeccable house manners and is an amazing companion pet. She will be your shadow and follow you everywhere, then plop on a bed and curl up for a nap. At some point in her life, someone worked with her as she knows all the basic commands and will work for treats and she loves to be trained!

She might be a house princess, but she wants to go, go, go. She wants out of the house and to be part of the world. She loves her walks and to be taken to pet friendly establishments. Everyone who has met Mia loves her and she just eats up the attention.

Mia is being fostered with a bunch of GSDs, resident and foster, and gets along with all, but she has a special affinity for puppies. Her foster dad has had two puppies since Mia came to his house and she's become best friends with both. She loves to play with them and you would think this girl is six years old when she's playing with the puppies.

The ideal home for Mia would be a home who wants a turn key, lovely companion pet who wants to go everywhere with you and when done, snuggle up in the nearest bed. She seems to enjoy the company of the resident dogs and playful young dogs, but we believe she could be an only dog.

Even though Mia is older, you would be missing out if you don't look at this girl!

Cats and small critters unknown.

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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Adoption fee on this dog is $100.

Momma Mia, aka Mia, is a black and tan female who is approximately 10 years old weighing about 65 lbs. She came into rescue from a local area shelter so little is known of her background.

Mia was found at the shelter curled up on a bed in the corner of her run. She had just arrived at the shelter about 12 hours earlier and the shelter thought she was 13+ years old due to her poor body condition. She would not approach the volunteer calling to her from the gate of the run, so he went in to meet her and was greeted with a roll over for a belly rub. He complied and Mia gladly accepted the lead and went to the play yard. Under evaluation in the play yard, she was in very poor body condition with a wobbly back end, two-to three-inch-long nails and mammary tumors which had to weigh 5-10 pounds. She was so sweet and nice the volunteer couldn't leave her at the shelter, so he asked to foster her for the shelter until her stray hold was up. No one came to claim Mia, so she is now in rescue.

Mia has had her mammary tumors removed, which were benign, she's had all four feet nail trimmed to get her nails back to a normal length and is now a perfect weight. Mia does have arthritis and takes anti-inflammatory meds and still has a bit of a wobbly back end. Her wobbly back end is much improved with daily walks and playtime with the two puppies she's been fostered with.

Mia is an absolute doll and house princess with impeccable house manners and is an amazing companion pet. She will be your shadow and follow you everywhere, then plop on a bed and curl up for a nap. At some point in her life, someone worked with her as she knows all the basic commands and will work for treats and she loves to be trained!

She might be a house princess, but she wants to go, go, go. She wants out of the house and to be part of the world. She loves her walks and to be taken to pet friendly establishments. Everyone who has met Mia loves her and she just eats up the attention.

Mia is being fostered with a bunch of GSDs, resident and foster, and gets along with all, but she has a special affinity for puppies. Her foster dad has had two puppies since Mia came to his house and she's become best friends with both. She loves to play with them and you would think this girl is six years old when she's playing with the puppies.

The ideal home for Mia would be a home who wants a turn key, lovely companion pet who wants to go everywhere with you and when done, snuggle up in the nearest bed. She seems to enjoy the company of the resident dogs and playful young dogs, but we believe she could be an only dog.

Even though Mia is older, you would be missing out if you don't look at this girl!

Cats and small critters unknown.

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.

Thank you for visiting!
Rescue

Greater California German Shepherd Rescue - Sacramento

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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.
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.

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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
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.
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.