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Ariana

Female Adult German Shepherd Dog (mixed)

Ariana is a 1-year old German Shepherd mix dog that was picked up by local animal services when she was found wandering unattended. Ari... show more

Ariana is a 1-year old German Shepherd mix dog that was picked up by local animal services when she was found wandering unattended. Ariana has done extremely well and adjusted quickly to being in foster care. She is now crate trained and can be left alone for several hours without incident. She still tends to pull on the leash a bit, but only needs a minor correction to bring her back in line. She hasn’t shown much interest in toys as yet, but does enjoy playing with other dogs. However, if her foster brothers aren’t interested, she just goes off on her own without issue. While she is pretty well behaved in the home, Ariana does need a little work on her basic obedience commands. However, that being said, she is fairly easy to have around and will make a terrific doggie companion for whoever is lucky enough to adopt her. She does jump up on people, but is getting better as she learns this is unacceptable behavior. We believe that older children in the home would be best. Her reaction to small critters is unknown at this time. It will be necessary for an adopter to have experience in raising a GSD, or other large breed dog. An adopter who can begin obedience training based upon positive reinforcement is recommended to ensure Ariana remains on the path of a well-behaved canine citizen. show less

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Atlas

Male Puppy German Shepherd Dog

Amazing what a loving foster home along with support from our terrific vet means to a young pup. Atlas has been in foster care recoverin... show more

Amazing what a loving foster home along with support from our terrific vet means to a young pup. Atlas has been in foster care recovering from neuter and hernia repair surgeries, kennel cough and skin infection. He had a follow-up vet visit on June 11th and can now meet all the known fully vaccinated dog friends of his foster family. Atlas loves dogs as much as he loves his humans so we are excited for him to be social with furry friends too. Once he's fully vaccinated, he will be so much fun to take out and about.  The ears are up and there is spring to his steps.  Atlas has made great progress on crate and potty training and learning the routine of his foster home. He spends the day hanging out with his foster mom on the days she works from home and can't wait for the kids to come home from school.  His favorite spot until the kids come home from school is near her, under her feet. Atlas is comfortable sleeping the night in his crate, objecting to the crate if his people are home during the day. He has met neighbors including toddlers easily and is a joy to be around with his puppy antics and super cute personality.  He meets dogs very comfortably. He loves to listen to Mozart and Bach, his foster family's kids want him to be really smart for his furever home. Toy wise, he lights up for tennis balls.  His foster mom beams when she shares how he's such a good boy. We agree, especially when he does the GSD head tilts and makes amazing eye contact as if you are the most fascinating person on earth.  This good pup is being fostered in the Sacramento Region for potential meetings with approved adopters. Potential adopters with experience in raising German Shepherd puppies or other large working breed puppies will have priority consideration along with the commitment to participate in formal training for the puppy to become the best ambassador for its breed and a good canine citizen.  show less

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Gunner

Male Puppy German Shepherd Dog

Meet Gunner! A sweet, soft, handsome 5-month-old boy with a big voice when he uses it. He's pretty chill so its a reminder that there is... show more

Meet Gunner! A sweet, soft, handsome 5-month-old boy with a big voice when he uses it. He's pretty chill so its a reminder that there is a shepherd in the cuddly body. We are so honored to be able to help this snuggle bug who is all about kisses and being with his people find a great furever family.  Gunner is very dog compatible living with two GSD mixes in his foster home, he plays and zooms with them. When he needs downtime, he self crates for a nap. That is if he isn't finding a spot next to his foster humans to take a snooze. He's had lots of socialization since he lives with a family who has college-age kids at home. Initially, he was greeting men grumbling and barking while wagging his tail. Loving men in his foster home have mended those prior experiences, treats and high-quality kibble are a great way to his heart and have allowed us to get meat on his bones. He was pretty scrawny at 28 pounds when he arrived in his foster home.  He’s currently at 41 lbs. Gunner sleeps through the night, is potty trained and rides with ease in the car. Although he sleeps in his crate, he's not opposed to climbing in bed for snuggles after a first potty break of the day and immediately falling asleep. He loves all toys - balls, bones, squeaky toys have all been in his play rotation when he's not playing with the resident dogs. He has been very sweet with the dogs in his circle, small and large. He handles new dog meetings submissively with a wiggling body, giving kisses although he thought Atlas was a bit too forward when they met at their vet check up. He's still shy with humans at the first meeting when he's out and about and is at that development age where extra socialization outside of his home is important. As with all puppies, he's clumsy, distractable by all things and a delight to have around with his pat pat trot through the house. Gunner is fostered in Sacramento for meetings with potential adopters. Potential adopters with experience raising GSD puppies or other large breed dogs will have priority in adopting this young boy and be committed to socialization and training for Gunner to be the best adult dog.  show less

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Jandi

Female Puppy German Shepherd Dog

When you meet Jandi, you'll be struck by her sweetness especially in light of her injuries. At 5 months, this beautiful puppy with a red... show more

When you meet Jandi, you'll be struck by her sweetness especially in light of her injuries. At 5 months, this beautiful puppy with a reddish coat has been through so much. We know that she came into the shelter as stray with multiple fractures in her legs and pelvis, deep gashes and bearing shotgun pellets in her body.  She recently had orthopedic surgery to stabilize the fractures on her front and rear right legs during which some of the pellets were removed and will require 6-8 weeks of strict crate confinement to allow those fractures to heal without complications. She has additional stiffness and possibly radial nerve damage on her front leg which we anticipate will resolve with the time spent in crate confinement, good nutrition, and supplements.  She is loving towards men and women equally in her foster home and is at ease with the resident shepherds who watch over her and keep her company throughout her recovery. She has shown us that she is potty trained alerting when she needs a potty break, otherwise, she is quiet in her crate as she mostly sleeps as part of her recovery and pain meds. She loves her food, takes her kibble that spills with the softest mouth. Jandi has been getting short supervised time without her cone at the end of her potty breaks from crate confinement allowing her to burrow into her humans for loves, see household happenings and play with toys easier.  She absolutely loves balls the best out of all the toys that keep her from being bored during awake times. Her aboriginal name means precious flower, we hope you'll join us in keeping abreast of her recovery and assist us with her medical expenses as we incur them. We have cared for previous fracture puppies and will be doing warm compresses and passive range of motion stretching exercises to ease the muscles contracted through surgery. We will also begin physical therapy if the possible nerve damage doesn't resolve itself through rest as soon as she is cleared for PT. We have seen excellent results with early intervention and we think Jandi surely deserves to be the precious puppy of a forever family.  Jandi is being fostered in Sacramento and will be available for adoption once her fractures have healed and she is spayed. She will have her sutures removed the last week of June and is scheduled for re-check x-rays towards the end of July before she can resume normal puppy activities.  Jandi will be available to meet interested adopters as her healing progresses with the adoption finalized once she is spayed.  show less

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Maia

Female Adult German Shepherd Dog (mixed)

My name is Maia, and I am a 2-year old German Shepherd mix that had been surrendered to local animal services after having given birth t... show more

My name is Maia, and I am a 2-year old German Shepherd mix that had been surrendered to local animal services after having given birth to six beautiful puppies. A nice woman from a rescue organization agreed to take my pups to be sure they were given the proper care and start in life that they deserve. She also agreed to bring me into her home to ensure that I would not be used as a breeder dog, and promised to find me a deserving home, as well. Initially, I was quite shy; however, I have really come out of my shell being in foster care, and want nothing more than to be by your side. My foster mom crate trained and house trained me, and I have had no accidents since arriving in my foster home. I have learned how to walk nicely on leash, but get so excited that I pull sometimes, so do need minor corrections on occasion. I didn’t know much about toys, as I never had any before, but finally found my niche with a soccer ball. I love to chase it, and will bring it back and drop it at your feet, so you can throw it again.  As Maia has acclimated very well in her foster home, she has become quite selective with the dogs that she wants to interact with.  While proper introductions are an absolute must, and the fact that she has a very rough and tumble play style that can get her into trouble, it would probably be best that she be the only dog in the home to ensure success. She still needs work on her basic obedience commands, so will need an adopter who is willing to be patient and work with her.   Maia is going to make a wonderful doggie companion for whoever has the necessary skills and is lucky enough to adopt her. She does jump up on people, but is learning that this is unacceptable behavior. Because of this, older children in the home would be best. Because of her drive, a home without cats or other small critters is a must. It will be necessary for an adopter to have experience in raising a GSD, or other large breed dog. An adopter who can continue obedience training based upon positive reinforcement is recommended to ensure Maia remains on the path of a well-behaved canine citizen. show less

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Molly

Female Adult German Shepherd Dog

Hi, my name is Molly!  I was found as a stray and was brought into rescue after a Facebook campaign drew attention to me and found me a... show more

Hi, my name is Molly!  I was found as a stray and was brought into rescue after a Facebook campaign drew attention to me and found me a foster home - I am lucky to have been rescued and nursed back to health!  I got to attend Petsmart's National Adoption Weekend event in May - it was so much fun getting to meet everyone and sharing my story! I loved getting lots of pets and making new friends. So...a little about me - I'm petite, pretty and white!  I've gained about 10 lbs since coming into rescue in October of 2018 and am finally at the perfect weight of about 65 lbs. I am about 9 years old, but don't let that fool you because I'm still full of energy!  I'm a really lovable girl who leans in for pets and snuggles whenever I can! I am pretty much fully recovered from a really bad perianal fistula, which was a very painful infection in my back end.  It’s been over six months now and everything is looking good, but I still get nightly applications on my back end of a topical ointment called Tacrolimus just to keep things under control and prevent a flare-up.  I'd really love to find a quiet or moderate energy home with someone who's looking for a mature companion and who will be willing to continue my nightly Tacrolimus treatment, which my foster mom says is not a big deal at all.  And she thinks I'm worth it!  :-) I'm a really happy girl who loves people, belly rubs, and my foster brothers and sister.  I also really love, love, love going on walks, and I think I would also make a good jogging or running companion (for short distances) because I hardly ever stop to sniff or relieve myself along the way - I just like to go!  Check out the video of one of my morning walks with my foster brothers and sister at https://youtu.be/h5jKH-cyqZI.  You'll be able to see how much my bum has improved from those days with my current park video. I'm really easy going - I sleep through the night and when I wake up, I'm ready for breakfast and then a good walk or run.  At home, I enjoy lots of attention and love and will often nudge your hand or leg to ask for more.  And don't forget my belly rubs!  I'm a really good girl who doesn't have to be crated during the day, so I enjoy snoozing on my favorite bed while my foster mom and dad are at work. I would do best with someone who knows a little about my breed and I could use a refresher course in basic obedience since I really pull hard on the leash!  My foster mom and dad tell me I can't be any cuter, and I hope after reading this and looking at my pictures, you think I could be the perfect fit for you and your family! show less