PO Box 981332 West Sacramento CA 95798-1332
EclipseGerman Shepherd Dog
Eclipse was found as a stray in the Salinas area. When the shelter contacted us about this sweet boy, we jumped on seeing if this was a...
Eclipse was found as a stray in the Salinas area. When the shelter contacted us about this sweet boy, we jumped on seeing if this was a dog that we could help. The shelter said he is about 2 years old, but looking at his teeth and behaviors, we are thinking he is a bit younger than that. On the ride out of the shelter, Eclipse was adorable. After several sneeky attempts to jump in the front seat, he caught on that there was no invite to ride shot gun and then settled in nicely. During the trip, he was given small treats and each time he took them gently and politely and followed up with some kisses on the hands. Eclipse is now living in a foster home in San Jose where we will be observing whether he can live with a cat. His temperament is sweet and for being a young dog he is not overly zealous. He loves other dogs and play bows when he sees them. Aside from having a wonderful personality, Eclipse is a gorgeous looking German Shepherd- Right now he weighs 67 pounds even though he could probably gain a few more pounds. We don't know what his history is but we think due to his condition and love for people, he was once a loved pet. We are hoping to find him a home where he can once again be part of a family. He knows some basic commands but needs to have additional training and structure. We want who ever adopts him to have experience with a large working breed and further his education by taking him to training classes. We are confident he will excel as he is very alert and wants to please. We will be updating more about Eclipse once he settles into his new foster home.
LiloGerman Shepherd Dog
Lilo is super sweet and very oriented towards her humans, following them around the house and taking naps at their feet when they are bu...
Lilo is super sweet and very oriented towards her humans, following them around the house and taking naps at their feet when they are busy. Lilo spent the first few days post-spay surgery in a foster home with three resident shepherds who showed her all about living with older dogs which led her to live comfortably with Canelo for a few days. When a new foster home raised their hand to join our fostering team, we knew Lilo would handle a change with the ease she had shown already and off Lilo went to be fostered and loved in Vacaville. Lilo is a littermate to Luce and Tala as they were surrendered together. Lilo is all puppy, tail wags and kisses to her humans. She navigated her new packs rules respectfully, comforted by their presence and following their lead. She has clearly lived in a home in her prior life as she is potty trained, alerting when she needs to head outside. In her excursions, she rides easily in the car, loads in and out on her own. Full of puppy energy, she can handle easy hikes up to 2 hours exploring the sights and smells to come home to long naps. She accepts crate time during the day while her people are home and settles in quietly for about 2-2.5 stretches, before reminding you that she'd like to be with you. She is able to sleep for about 6 hours in her crate if she is crated in the bedroom with her human and dog pack. She loves her meals and takes some of them in the crate to create a positive association. A smart girl, she stays to her own bowl when she eats with the rest of the pack. The toy basket has been a huge hit and she shows a preference for hard toys at the moment for her aching teeth. Lilo loves treats, hanging with her people and letting her foster parents know that she is happy to take direction if it gets her pets and good girl feedback. She loves hearing that she's a good girl. A smart cookie, she has learned that she will get more loves and pets if she parks her bum on the ground rather than climbing on her person and crate is a great place to chill. Lilo has no objections to nail trims, grooming, her body being touched. And in typical GSD fashion, she sleeps with her belly exposed, her feet moving in rhythm to her dreams and occasional little snores. Lilo would be an excellent candidate for dog sports, she is agile and quick with great body confidence. Her ears are little radars working their way into lots of different positions, we'll see if she raises them up soon. She has met the resident cat and is wide-eyed about the experience. She is likely cat workable with a dog savvy cat and diligent family outlining boundaries. Adopters interested in Lilo will need to demonstrate experience raising either shepherd or other large breed puppies and a firm commitment to participate in puppy and adult training classes for her to grow into a terrific adult shepherd. Lilo is being fostered in the Vacaville area for meetings with approved adopters. We expect her to be ready to head to her forever home mid-February now that she has recovered from her spay.
LuceGerman Shepherd Dog
Little Miss Luce is living with a super sweet Rottie gal whose wonderful at making shy pups comfortable and helping them blossom. Luce i...
Little Miss Luce is living with a super sweet Rottie gal whose wonderful at making shy pups comfortable and helping them blossom. Luce is all puppy with the softest coat full of wags and kisses. At 6 months, she's a super smart sweet girl who has lost 4 puppy teeth this week. So far Luce has shown that she's happy to potty outside practically going on command, snuggle with her human and sleep quietly in her crate through most of the night if the resident dog sleeps next to her crate. During the day she wanders in and out of crate easily, taking her toys into her crate for alone time. She is mastering commands like wait at the door, permission to get on the couch and all kinds of other good manners a young pup thrives on. She navigates the doggie door and likes to spend time outside listening to the neighborhood happenings. She loves treats and has let her foster mom know that she understands "ack" to stop puppy mischief like paws on the counter. Luce happily eats her meals next to the resident dog and shares toys easily. She's mastering sitting to get permission to eat. And she's working on getting those radars to stand up straight, she's been teasing us with an ear up at a time. Miss Luce has been out and about, doing well on the leash and meeting lots of people including young kids to get caught up on socialization that all young pups need. She's also meeting other dogs out n about to learn about dogs outside of her immediate circle. She rides easily and happily in the car, tethered since she likes to give the driver kisses otherwise. She has met the resident cats and over the last week, she has earned their trust by obeying her foster mom's requests to allow them to get to know her at their pace. Adopters interested in Luce will need to demonstrate experience raising either shepherd or other large breed puppies and a firm commitment to participate in puppy and adult training classes for her to grow into a terrific adult shepherd. Luce is being fostered in Sacramento for meetings with approved adopters. We expect her to be ready to head to her forever home by the second week of February.
TalaGerman Shepherd Dog
Tala's a littermate of Luce and Lilo! And just like them, she's a happy, affectionate 6-month-old pup. Happy to give lots of kisses and...
Tala's a littermate of Luce and Lilo! And just like them, she's a happy, affectionate 6-month-old pup. Happy to give lots of kisses and even more smooches when you laugh at her antics. Tala is very people-oriented in her foster home, shadowing her people in true GSD fashion eager to be involved in all activities. She is working on crate training primarily learning not to sing the songs of her tribe when crated at night and reliable potty training along with other good manners. Tala is currently living in a foster home without a doggie companion, however, she is easy with other large dogs having been kennelled in the shelter with another dog that was not a littermate. She also met the three resident shepherds in her transition foster home easily and played comfortably around them. Like all pups, she was ready to leap, run, rumble in play within 48 hours post-surgery showing us that she's nimble and athletic. She's going to be so excited when her activities aren't limited for surgery recovery. We were able to help her also thanks to wonderful folks who raised their hands to foster one more puppy in need. The pups were found abandoned as a litter and a good samaritan cared for them before surrendering them to the shelter. The pups were terrified at the shelter, cowering in their kennel, having to be carried, thus a rescue outreach. Once out of the shelter, each pup has turned out to be super friendly, easy-going, and affectionate. Tala's shaking in her skin, cowering and submissive urination were wiped away as if by magic when she was greeted by Lilo's kisses and excitement as they waited to be transported to their respective foster homes. She bounded out of her transport crate, followed Lilo, the tour guide, greeting the resident dogs in their transitional foster home. Then she gave lots of wiggly kisses to Lilo's foster mom, drank some water and grabbed a toy to settle in for some downtime in her crate. Once her foster mom trimmed her overgrown nails, she and Lilo alternated with toys waiting for their ride to new foster homes in San Jose in the yard with the resident shepherds. Interestingly, Lilo lit up around her sister playing with the softer, squeaker toys that she had ignored previously. Tala loves treats, being petted while her tail wags a mile a minute. She is comfortable in the house confirming for us that they had lived in a home in their prior life and had been handled by humans regularly. They have soft mouths, allow touching all over and never hold a grudge to corrections. Adopters interested in Tala will need to demonstrate experience raising either shepherd or other large breed puppies and a firm commitment to participate in puppy and adult training classes for her to grow into a terrific adult shepherd. Tala is living in a San Jose area foster home for meetings with approved adopters. Be on the lookout for more updates. We expect her to be ready to head to her forever home in a couple of weeks.