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Cricket

Female Adult German Shepherd Dog (mixed)
Cricket is a 3-year old female German Shepherd mix dog who was pulled from the Stockton Animal Shelter, as she was at risk of euthanasia... show more
Cricket is a 3-year old female German Shepherd mix dog who was pulled from the Stockton Animal Shelter, as she was at risk of euthanasia.  Cricket has settled nicely in her foster home. While she is somewhat shy and gentle, with medium drive, she is a bit guarded when first meeting new people until she feels she can trust you. Introductions must be taken slowly.  After only a few days in foster care, she has proven to be comfortable with her people, even older, dog savvy kids. Cricket loves attention and will become submissive with her humans, rolling over on her back for belly rubs. She likes to learn and is food motivated. We have been working on the basics (i.e. sit, down, touch, watch and stay). Cricket can give paw, crates well, and is not destructive. She rides well in the car.  Leash walking is a work in progress, but she has made a great running partner.  When taken for a run, she kept pace and was more focused. Cricket is not reactive to people or other dogs when out on walks. Cricket has done well when introduced to the resident male dog, but does play rough and hard, so we believe a home where she will be the only dog would most likely benefit her best. She listens well when corrected by her human to chill out. Cricket is looking for a family that will be patient with her, providing both physical and mental stimulation to help her gain confidence.  Cricket is a very special girl and deserves someone who will love her forever.  Someone who can take her on adventures and continues to foster her confidence. Someone that won't give up her.   Cricket loves her stuffed animals and is gentle with them. She also likes to play fetch, but does not go overboard. Because of her high prey drive, a home without cats or other small critters is a must. She really enjoys spending time out in the yard, and will alarm bark if she feels those squirrels are invading her space. It will be necessary for an adopter to have recent successful experience in raising a GSD, Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherd, or other large breed working dog. An adopter who will continue her obedience training based upon positive reinforcement is recommended, to ensure she remains on the path of a well-behaved canine companion. We are currently screening applications for the best possible fit. show less
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Evan

Male Adult German Shepherd Dog (mixed)
Evan is a 3-year old male German Shepherd mix who was picked up as a stray by our local animal control agency. It was very clear that E... show more
Evan is a 3-year old male German Shepherd mix who was picked up as a stray by our local animal control agency. It was very clear that Evan did not have an easy life prior to coming into rescue. He has been in rehab for the last few months, as he had severe ear infections (fortunately the ear drum was not affected) and was terrified of humans.  While he has shown improvement, he remains very shy and is cautious when approaching. He does extremely well with other dogs, which has been instrumental in bringing him out of his shell.  Evan has shown no interest in toys at this time.  We hope this will change as he continues to improve.  He walks really well on leash, but if he feels threatened, he will quickly go to the ground. He is crate trained, and will sleep all night without issue.  He enjoys riding in the car. Evan will require a quiet home without young children, and one with an adopter that has a soft demeanor and lots of patience to help build his confidence.  We believe that given an appropriate amount of time, he will bond to a new handler/owner, once he feels secure and can trust you. Although Evan is very well behaved, an adopter should provide him with the basic obedience training (based upon positive reinforcement and lots of praise) that any young dog requires. It will be necessary for an adopter to have recent experience in raising a shy GSD or other large breed working dog.   We are currently in the process of screening applicants for the best possible fit. show less
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Livvy

Female Young Belgian Malinois
Livvy is a 1-year old female Belgian Malinois puppy that came to us from our local animal shelter, after having been adopted, but return... show more
Livvy is a 1-year old female Belgian Malinois puppy that came to us from our local animal shelter, after having been adopted, but returned shortly afterwards due to no fault of her own. She is very sweet, but shy with people until she feels that you can be trusted. On the flip side, she is wonderful with other dogs who can tolerate all her rough and tumble puppy energy.   Livvy is adjusting extremely well in her foster home. She is crate trained and walks pretty well on leash. She is not too interested in toys yet, but loves to run and does zoomies from one end of the yard to the other. She would make a great running partner once she matures, agility, or another doggie sport of her liking.  Being of the Belgian Malinois breed, Livvy has very specific needs. She will require an active home who can provide a high level of mental and physical stimulation, as well as an adopter committed to ongoing obedience training. She would probably do best in a home with a confident, easy going male dog. Only older children in an adoptive home will be accepted, and she will not be placed in a home with cats or small critters.  Applicants who can demonstrate current and/or previous owner puppy experience with the Belgian Malinois breed will be considered. Many dogs of this breed are not well suited as a family pet but can flourish in homes with an experienced handler who is knowledgeable of its needs and characteristics of the breed.  We are currently in the process of screening applicants for the best possible fit.  show less
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Lyla (AKA Beatrix)

Female Adult German Shepherd Dog Belgian Malinois (mixed)
Lyla is a 5-year old female German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix dog. She’s a very sweet girl, who is doing really well in foster care,... show more
Lyla is a 5-year old female German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix dog. She’s a very sweet girl, who is doing really well in foster care, but is now ready for her forever home.  She is house trained and crate trained. She has not had many life experiences, which makes her a bit shy with new people. Her new person can help her discover our great big world to overcome her shyness! Lyla has rough and tumble fun with her foster brothers and she also loves toys and balls.  She is full of energy, and would make a great running partner. We believe she would also excel at agility, or another doggie sport of her liking. Lyla completed a 4-week basic obedience program and did very well learning commands. Lyla has more of the Malinois traits, is somewhat of a dominant female, and is really smart. An adopter must commit to continuing her training, and offering her firm guidance and leadership, setting boundaries and behavior expectations based upon positive re-enforcement methods. This will keep Lyla physically and mentally challenged, and ensure she remains on the path of a well-behaved canine citizen. An adult-only adopter who understands the Belgian Malinois temperament, and have experience in successfully raising this breed will only be considered. Due to her prey drive, an adoptive home must not have cats or small critters. While she does get along with non-invasive male dogs, we feel she would be best suited as an only dog. Our sweet pup will make a great companion dog for whoever is lucky enough to adopt her. Are you ready to go and meet that big world with this beautiful dog at your side?   show less
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Maia

Female Adult German Shepherd Dog Belgian Malinois (mixed)
Maia is a 5 1/2 year old female German Shepherd/Malinois mix who is looking for her forever home. While she is quite comfortable in her... show more
Maia is a 5 1/2 year old female German Shepherd/Malinois mix who is looking for her forever home. While she is quite comfortable in her foster home, she really wants a family to call her own. Maia had been surrendered by her owner to local animal services after having given birth to six beautiful puppies.  Her puppies have all found their adoptive homes, and it is now Maia’s turn to find a home of her own where she will no longer be used as a breeder dog. Maia was initially extremely shy; however, she has come out of her shell being in foster care, and wants nothing more than to be by your side. She is crate trained and house trained, and has never had any accidents since being placed in foster care. She walks nicely on leash, but does get excited and at times will pull, but minor corrections will bring her back into line. Maia loves to play with her soccer ball, chasing it, and will bring it back and drop it at your feet, so you can throw it again.  She would also make a great running partner.  Maia is a very special pup, with a challenging temperament that only an experienced handler would be able to manage in order to keep her out of trouble. For this reason, we will be looking for applicants who understand firm guidance and consistency to hardwire acceptable behavior, so patience is key. Maia is quite selective with the dogs that she wants to interact with, and the fact that she has a very rough and tumble play style that can get her into mischief, it is best that she be the only dog in the home to ensure success. Maia is going to make a wonderful doggie companion for whoever has the necessary skills and is lucky enough to adopt her. She is very sweet and loving, and since her primary motivator is her people, she will climb up for snuggles with you on the couch if allowed. She sometimes forgets that jumping up on you is unacceptable, but is improving. Because of her prey drive, a home without cats or other small critters is a must. Only experienced adopters who have successfully raised a GSD, Belgian Malinois or other large breed dog  will be considered, and one who can continue obedience training based upon positive reinforcement to ensure Maia remains on the path of a well-behaved canine citizen. show less
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Tavo

Male Adult German Shepherd Dog
Tavo is a handsome, solid 8-year old black sable boy whose family could no longer care for him, so he’s looking for new digs. Tavo has... show more
Tavo is a handsome, solid 8-year old black sable boy whose family could no longer care for him, so he’s looking for new digs. Tavo has had obedience training, but would benefit from a refresher course. Because he loves to play with toys they could be used as an excellent training tool. He is responsive to simple corrections and has great focus on his human. He is a wonderful, loving, dedicated companion, and is happy being near his humans, but is quite independent. He enjoys walks and rides in the car (although he is very vocal on car rides). While truly a “bull in a China shop,” he is a fairly well-mannered, non-destructive gentleman, who will make a great addition to the right home. Tavo has spent most of his time outside in a kennel, but has adjusted nicely to being a house dog! Who wouldn’t! He sleeps comfortably all night in his crate, and has settled down in his foster home. He will take treats gently most of the time, but might try to snitch one from your hand! We’re working on correcting this behavior, and he is learning very fast, as he only wants to please his handler, but caution is a must. Tavo has not been socialized much with other animals, so he might do best as an “only dog.” He requires a home without cats or other small animals, and because of his size, only an adult home will be given consideration. Tavo is a great dog looking for his forever family. He needs people who are willing to devote time to forming a strong, lasting, trust-based bond, offer him a safe, loving environment, and provide ongoing obedience training, based upon positive reinforcement. He is a lot of dog, and only high level experienced adopters who can provide strong leadership and proper management of working breed behavior will be considered. Tavo must be given daily exercise and mental stimulation to expend his energy. He is not an average pet. Are you game?? We are waiting for your call! show less