PO Box 981332 West Sacramento CA 95798-1332
ColsonGerman Shepherd Dog
Super sweet, affectionate people lover! Meet Colson, our newest arrival. At 15 weeks he is super snuggly and an absolutely adorable char...
Super sweet, affectionate people lover! Meet Colson, our newest arrival. At 15 weeks he is super snuggly and an absolutely adorable charmer of his household and the neighbors. His baby teeth are on their way out so he's looking for things to nibble whether those are your fingers or cell phone. And yet he is easily distractable to appropriate chew toys. Colson is a calm, bright, well-adjusted puppy who met the resident dogs and cat in his foster home with grace and is living with them with ease. Although he prefers to snuggle in for sleep and downtime at his foster mom's feet or lap, he does settle in his crate after mildly protesting. He is brave and curious mastering open ended stairs on his first day, exploring the house and easily settling in for car rides. He allows touching of his entire body and calmly allowed his foster mom to pick out foxtail bits after his bath washed away the dirt, smoot and loosened up all the bits stuck in his fur. Colson will be available for adoption on August 24th at our Tractor Supply Adoption Event. He will need an adopter with either large breed or GSD experience in raising puppies and committed to ongoing formal positive training for him to become a terrific adult dog. He is being fostered in Sacramento for potential meetings.
MaiaGerman Shepherd Dog
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...
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.
MieshaGerman Shepherd Dog
When you truly love your dog, sometimes giving them up is just the right thing to do. Miesha is a 18 month old female German Shepherd w...
When you truly love your dog, sometimes giving them up is just the right thing to do. Miesha is a 18 month old female German Shepherd who has been loved and well taken care of. She was bought from a breeder when she was a puppy and enjoyed life at its fullest. Still as life often changes, so did her owners and when he reached out to ShepHeroes asking us to help find his wonderful dog a home, we jumped to her rescue. Miesha is all what a young German Shepherd should be- She’s active, loves other dogs and as often is the case could use a little bit more training. She’s crate trained, good with people and kids. We think Miesha would do best in a home with another dog as she has shown she is happier when she has company. She lived with a cat for 4 months and even though the cat could not match her energy, they did live in harmony. Miesha loves playing in the water and will need an active home so if you have a pool, all the better. Anyone interested in adopting Miesha must have experience raising a German Shepherd or large working breed and be committed to providing her with additional training. Miesha is currently living in a foster home in San Jose- We will continue to update her bio as we learn more about her.
MollyGerman Shepherd Dog
Hi, my name is Molly! I had so much fun hanging out with all the ambassadogs and shepherd lovers at our Sacramento Adoption Event. I'm...
Hi, my name is Molly! I had so much fun hanging out with all the ambassadogs and shepherd lovers at our Sacramento Adoption Event. I'm still looking for my forevers, could that be you? My friend Theo just donated $100 to sponsor half of my adoption fee...from one senior, special needs shepherd mix to another to help make the dream of a forever home come true for me. It makes my heart so happy to be loved so much for Theo to have his mom make it happen. 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. And sleeping! I also really love, love, love going on walks, and I think I would also make a good jogging 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 haven't been formally tested with cats yet, and though I have expressed interested in squirrels and other small critters, my foster mom thinks I might be able to live with a dog savvy cat. I would do best with someone who knows a little about my breed or is at least strong enough to handle me when I'm pulling hard on the leash during walks (I just get soooo excited!) 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!
PennyGerman Shepherd Dog
Penny is a 2 year old female German Shepherd who may also have a tint of Belgian Malinois running through her. Penny was found roami...
Penny is a 2 year old female German Shepherd who may also have a tint of Belgian Malinois running through her. Penny was found roaming around a rural area in Salinas and terrified as she was, the shelter was able to rescue her. We were happy when they contacted us as what we saw when we met her was a very sweet but timid girl. She is as gentle as can be, bonds quickly but will need a stable, patient home to help her build her confidence. We don't know what her previous life was but we suspect she was not well cared for and more important was not given the socialization or training that she deserves. She does seems to come out of her shell when she is around other dogs, so going to a home with another dog would benefit her. Penny is housebroken and seems to be crate trained. She takes treats gently, but is clueless about toys .What Penny needs more than anything is a home to call her own, a home where she can experience predictability and gain trust and confidence that she is home for good. Penny is currently living in a foster home in San Jose - She is also living with a cat who so far Penny has shown no interest in. We will post more once she settles into her foster home and her personality starts to blossom.