PO Box 981332 West Sacramento CA 95798-1332
DopplerGerman Shepherd Dog
Meet Doppler - he’s a young, energetic two-year-old boy who bonds quickly and gives affection to all his hooman friends, adults, and kid...
Meet Doppler - he’s a young, energetic two-year-old boy who bonds quickly and gives affection to all his hooman friends, adults, and kids. He’s a super social shepherd having lived with a young man for 15 months after his adoption from us. Pandemic circumstances have created economic hardships for his owner leading him to ask us to find a new loving forever home for Doppler. Although Doppler has been a much loved solo dog in his current home, he lived comfortably with multiple shepherds in his ShepHeroes foster home before his adoption. Doppler loves to head out to parks for fetch to bleed off his shepherd energy; he loads quickly into cars for adventures with his person and his large group of friends. He can be excitable meeting new people and be a bit too much around young kids if they are not familiar with large dogs. All play, Doppler also slows down for snuggles, kisses, and downtime. He is crate and potty trained and is an easy keep. He is trusted to sleep free at nights, choosing to sleep with his person, or on his dog bed, or the couch. A water lover, Doppler, thrives on being around water and loves to swim. As a young pup, he was equally enamored with the kiddie pool, the water bowl, the big swimming pool, and the water hose stream. Doppler loves dogs, especially bigger dogs. He just needs slower introductions to smaller dogs as they spook him a bit. Size-wise, Doppler weighs in around 50 lbs with a beautiful coat. He has many commands in his tool kit but could use refreshers as all of our dogs. Doppler loves toys - hard and soft ones to chew, shred, and all kinds of balls. In his foster home, he was terrified of the resident cat, but he has been known to chase the neighbor cat who wanders into his current yard, so we can’t with any reliability say that he could be cat workable. Adopters interested in Doppler should have shepherd or similar breed dog experience and a firm commitment to training classes to enhance their relationship with Doppler. He will thrive in a furever home committed to outdoor adventures and play.
OliviaGerman Shepherd Dog
Sweet Olivia is a nine-month old exuberant bundle of happiness and love, giving kisses to her people and climbing in laps for more love....
Sweet Olivia is a nine-month old exuberant bundle of happiness and love, giving kisses to her people and climbing in laps for more love. She likely ended up at the shelter because she's a big energetic young girl who didn't receive consistent boundaries and training. Olivia loves people and wants to please them, including her dog-savvy two young boys. Her foster family is so pleased with her progress in becoming a mindful girl. Olivia bounded in showing familiarity with household living, including a willingness to surf counters for exciting things and plop on the furniture uninvited in typical puppy fashion the first few days. A willing learner, Olivia is making progress with household rules and settling into expected routines. She's also becoming better practiced in asking her boys for play without nipping at their ankles since it shuts down their interest in playing with her. Energetic and playful, Olivia loves to play with the equally playful resident female shepherd with similar playstyle, taking the older shepherd's cues and corrections when its time to settle down for playtime breaks. Olivia is potty and crate trained to sleep through the night comfortably. But her new people should keep potty time distractions low for the first week, so she doesn't engage in FOMO and forget to potty for much more exciting happenings. She's versed in stealing shoes, carrying them around by their laces. She can be mouthy when excited without any pressure from her teeth. Friendly with all dogs small and large, her asks are for an active exercise-oriented family committed to training a young pup with consistent boundaries and training classes. Olivia rides well in the car to head out for hiking excursions and other outings until her growth plates develop for more intense exercises such as running. Adopters interested in Olivia should have experience raising either a shepherd or other large working type of dogs and be committed to training for this 67-pound young girl to thrive as a super fun member of their household and grow into the best version of herself.
Princess LeiaGerman Shepherd Dog
Princess Leia's personality is coming out more each day, described as steady calm at the shelter. We have learned so much more about th...
Princess Leia's personality is coming out more each day, described as steady calm at the shelter. We have learned so much more about this adorable 2-year-old gal in our care in the last few days. She is going to make a fantastic family dog. Leia is the quintessential devoted to her hoomans dog, who believes her place is right with her person in true shepherd fashion. Quickly loading into the car for rides, she loves going places with her people. And if you take too long to head out the door for her regular walks, she will grab her leash to sit with it, and if you still haven't caught on, she'll bring it to you as a reminder. Leia came to us with excellent leash manners; she walks at heel automatically on loose leash and checks in with her person regularly. She's not a sniffer; walks are all about covering distance briskly. Leia is lovely, meeting people on walks if her human stops, indifferent to other dogs on leash, and curious about bicycles where she slows down to watch them pass by. For the first few days, she sniffed all the car doors of the parked cars on the street as if checking for her previous car. This Princess is house trained with excellent manners and sleeps in a crate in her foster family's bedroom. During the day, Leia is not fond of being crated if it means separating from her folks, she settles in after a few attempts at breaking out and is getting regular practice being crated. On the other hand, she will patiently wait in the car if you run errands. Leia came to us weak heartworm positive and has begun her 28 days course of antibiotics to eliminate the heartworm larvae. She will begin the injections to kill off the adult worms at the end of August, which will require her to be sedentary until the treatment is complete. Although she started in ShepHeroes in a home with three male shepherds, she was moved to a dogless foster home to reduce her activity level, and eliminate the temptations to play as her heartworm treatment progresses. We expect Princess Leia to do well as she is not symptomatic and be ready for a forever home by the end of September. Although she has lived with three easy-going male shepherds, she is not dog-centric. She was cordial ready to establish rules she expected the boys to observe unless directed otherwise by her dog-savvy humans. Leia is a dainty eater who chews every morsel, appreciates watermelon for treats. She does not beg for food while her people eat and has shown a tolerance for the resident cat who in return hasn't given her the usual smack to establish his rules. She is a little chunky at the moment and will slim down to about 60 lbs in our care. Heartworm treatment is expensive and requires treatments over a minimum course of two months to treat, please have your dogs on heartworm preventative. Your help through our donate button is very much needed, any amount is very much appreciated. We're not sure why her folks didn't claim her, but we are excited to help Princess Leia find her next forever home. She is an excellent representative of her breed and requires a German Shepherd experienced home and a commitment to an active lifestyle with refresher training.
RiverGerman Shepherd Dog
Gorgeous River was so lucky to score a terrific foster home; in exchange, River settled in to show them she's gentle, affectionate, and...
Gorgeous River was so lucky to score a terrific foster home; in exchange, River settled in to show them she's gentle, affectionate, and very trainable. A sociable 4-year-old, River has excellent household manners, including lots of kisses for her people. An outdoor dog in her previous life, with flystrike ears from living outside and a disheveled coat from flea infestations, River adjusted to indoor living immediately appreciating being near her people and all the comforts. River's hair has filled in with medications, quality food, and supplements to a glossy black coat with an overall clean bill of health. She enjoys daily walks, car rides with sweet nuzzles to her driver, hanging with her people, pack walks with other alumni dogs, and refresher training sessions. A friendly gal, she has a soft mouth for treats and happy to meet people. As a large shepherd just under 100 lbs, she takes direction well to please her people. She is non-reactive to kids on bikes, playing ball, and loud noises out n about. She is crate trained and will crate herself upon request, and is potty trained too. River prefers to be with large dogs, no small dogs or cats for this gal in her forever home. She is a solo dog in her foster home and truly enjoys soaking in all the attention. She could be an only or could live with an easy-going, socially appropriate large dog. She has made terrific progress in her skill sets of walking on a loose leash, minding her business on pack walks, recalls, stays, and other valuable skills. We ask that you have German Shepherd Dog experience or another large breed working dog experience to substitute and a commitment to continue training to enhance your bond with River. We ask that you commit to a group or private training classes to cement your relationship with River. In exchange, you will have a devoted life long best friend.