PO Box 981332 West Sacramento CA 95798-1332
HarleiGerman Shepherd Dog
We're kind of biased since we love all shepherds but isn't Halie just stunning? Although she's petite in size, Harlie weighs in 46 pound...
We're kind of biased since we love all shepherds but isn't Halie just stunning? Although she's petite in size, Harlie weighs in 46 pounds at 6 months. Personality galore with a happy temperament, Harlie's all puppy shenanigans. Her foster mom says that she's a lot of fun with a loads of energy. Harlie is living in a busy household with 4 kids ranging from young adult to 10 years old and has been included in many of their dog appropriate activities since arriving as a foster pup. She is good at meeting dogs and ready to romp in play with zoomies thrown in, loves humans with a gravitational pull toward males and rides easily in the car to activities and excursions. Mouthy when excited, her foster family is working on tempering her herding instincts and teaching her appropriate ways to channel her energy and mouthiness. She's learning about leash manners, has proven to be potty trained and sleeps easily in her crate in her boy's room. She loves to toss and shake soft toys, run to tossed toys only to discard them halfway back in favor of another toy that's caught her attention. Harlie had a hind leg limp that was pronounced on hard surfaces once she was out of the shelter, concerned about an undiagnosed fracture we had her back end x'rayed. Rather than a fracture, her rads show moderate hip dysplasia of her right hip. It was great news that she didn't have a fracture and her limp has resolved. Although hip dysplasia diagnosis is stinky news, it's a shepherd thing. We think she surely deserves our help. We are seeking orthopedic input for potential remedies to set her on a healthy path forward, we'll have updates once we wind our way through the consults. Harlie is being fostered in Sacramento for potential meetings with approved adopters and her adoption can be finalized once she is spayed. Adopters interested in meeting Harlie will need prior puppy raising experience of either shepherds or other large breed dogs. And a commitment to puppy classes for her to continue on to become the best of her breed as an adult dog. As always, foster families allow us to say yes to many more shepherds at our local shelters who need rescue help. We provide the support for fostering to be a rewarding experience for that dog you allow to share your home on the path to a great match forever family. The foster button will connect us to help more pups or older dogs based on your preference.
KeevaGerman Shepherd Dog
Gentle and beautiful Keeva came into rescue due to being incredibly shy and terrified of her experiences in the streets and shelter envi...
Gentle and beautiful Keeva came into rescue due to being incredibly shy and terrified of her experiences in the streets and shelter environment. She has blossomed in her foster home with steady and loving exposure to new experiences. Keeva has progressed from giving her humans tiny kisses and needing repeated reassurance in her foster home to a pesky age-appropriate pup who likes to steal slippers, tug on robes, nibble on ankles and give big kisses. Instead of retreating to the safety of her crate, Keeva runs through the house, greets visitors, spreads toys and naps underfoot throughout the day. She is still the happiest in the company of the resident shepherds who give her a huge boost in confidence. She much appreciated having her one of the resident shepherds along when she went in for her booster vaccinations. After a trip to Apple Hill and Tahoe with only her humans this past week, she was delighted to be back home to see them and share all her experiences including losing a couple of her baby teeth. We believe she will be happiest in a household with a resident dog(s) at this time. Keeva is potty and crate trained, she sleeps around 6 hours at nights and lets you know when she's awake to do her business in the yard. When she first arrived she loved to catch bugs flying in the air at night illuminated by the yard lights, since discovering the toy basket, she prefers to drag the toys thru the house and yard or entice the older shepherds to play with her. Keeva is a gentle eater matching her overall demeanor, chewing her kibble slowly. She has a healthy appetite devouring three meals a day with sardines and eggs added to get to her optimal weight. We're so happy that she's gaining weight and getting lots of exercise through play. Her coat has a beautiful shine now with all the flakey dander gradually disappearing. We are excited for Keeva to continue to gain confidence with the help of the three older shepherds, continue to expose her to the resident cat and expand her world with public outings for additional socialization now that she has received her 16-week vaccinations. Keeva is curious about the resident cat but he's not concerned about her. He allowed her to sniff him all over, turned his back on her unperturbed. She settled down and watched him the rest of their time confined to the same room. If you are interested in helping pups or older dogs for a week to a month, we'd love your help and it would mean the world to the dog you'd be fostering. Your home would be such a world up from the local animal control facility. Click on the foster button, complete the application and we'll set you up with a shepherd in need of your love and care. Our fosters have the first dibs on adopting their foster dog, fostering is a great way to see if you are ready to add to your family. Keeva is being fostered in Sacramento for potential meetings once she is available for adoption. Adopters interested in Keeva will need to have experience raising either shepherd or other large breed puppy(s), be committed to group training classes and dedicated socialization for Keeva to thrive into a terrific social and confident adult dog.
MaiaGerman Shepherd Dog
Maia is still looking for her forever home. While she is quite comfortable in her foster home, she really wants a family to call her own...
Maia is still looking for her forever home. While she is quite comfortable in her foster home, she really wants a family to call her own. Maia is an almost 3 year old German Shepherd mix that had been surrendered to local animal services after having given birth to six beautiful puppies. We agreed to bring her pups into rescue to ensure they were given the proper care and start in life that they deserve. We also agreed to bring Maia into rescue so she could find a more appropriate home, and no longer used as a breeder dog. Initially, Maia was 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 now 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. 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 is very sweet and loving, and will climb up for snuggles with you on the couch if allowed. She sometimes forgets that jumping up on you is unacceptable behavior, but has improved. It will just take firm guidance and consistency to hardwire, so patience is key. Due to this behavior, 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.
MollyGerman Shepherd Dog
Hi, my name is Molly! I have so much fun hanging out with all the ambassadogs and shepherd lovers at our Adoption Events. I'm still loo...
Hi, my name is Molly! I have so much fun hanging out with all the ambassadogs and shepherd lovers at our Adoption Events. I'm still looking for my forevers, could that be you? At our Homes for Dogs Project event hosted by Coldwell Banker, Molly had the best time with kids who showered her with love and treats. My friend Theo has sponsored 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 10 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 fully recovered from a really bad perianal fistula, which was a very painful infection in my back end. It’s been over 10 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
Hi. My name is Penney and they say since I have an interesting story, I should tell you myself. So here you go. The Salinas shelter fou...
Hi. My name is Penney and they say since I have an interesting story, I should tell you myself. So here you go. The Salinas shelter found me roaming around some fields in the area and when they asked ShepHeroes to help me out, I was lucky cause they said yes. I was placed in a foster home and since I am so awesome I was then adopted out pretty fast. The only bad thing is my new family had an older dog and he didn't really go for my energy and then it turned out he needed special care so they thought it was best if I found another home. I was sad but they were really sad as they loved me and thought I was affectionate and a little goofy They also thought I was very neglected as I get scared over little things. I never get mad or anything, I just get scared. So this ShepHeroes place decided I could use a month of training and socialization so they asked all of you to chip in and next thing I knew I was at this cool place where I am playing with dogs, being around a lot of new situations and gaining what they call confidence. What does this mean? This means whoever adopts me will be getting a great dog as well a dog that has had some solid training. Check out my solid down-stay with the goats at https://youtu.be/J570zqNNpkg. Penny is about 2 years old and loves to play and does well with both male and female dogs. She loves to be chased so we think a dog, maybe another high energy breed would be best for her. We recently did a DNA test on her and we now know she is actually 3/4 Malinois and 1/4 German Shepherd. We would like Penny to go home with someone who has experience with a herding breed or large working breed. Even though Penny is going to have some solid training under her belt, Penny is still going to need someone who is committed to helping her to continue to gain confidence and help her catch her up in areas that were neglected. She has high energy, loves to play with toys loves to go on jogs so we know she would make a great running partner. She's also a super cuddle. Even though Penny still has a few weeks of training left, we are currently taking applications in search of her perfect home. Could that be you?