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The following dogs are available for adoption from the GSRSV rescue facility, foster caretakers, and owners working with GSRSV. For further information about these dogs, please call Brian Foran at  916-655-3125 or e-mail him at (Note: dogs that were recently adopted will be moved to the very bottom of this page.) For information about the adoption process and fees, please see How to Adopt a Dog from GSRSV/Adoption Fees.

What is a "Program Dog?"
Some dogs' descriptions state that "GSRSV has evaluated (name) and is placing (him, her) as one of its program dogs." This means that the dog is still in the custody of its guardian, but that GSRSV is placing the dog through its adoption program. The same adoption process and adoption fee apply to these dogs as to those in GSRSV's custody, and the same 2-week money-back guarantee and lifetime take-back policy also apply. 

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This page was last modified October 20, 2014.

Note: The dogs on this page--other than those added within one week--are  listed alphabetically, rather than in chronological order. I list the dogs this way because too many people overlook the dogs that have been listed for awhile, thinking (erroneously) that there must be something wrong with a dog that hasn't been adopted after a few months.

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"Delilah" is an 8-mos old spayed female Pit Bull/GSD who is happy, playful, and very well behaved for her age. Delilah loves people and loves to snuggle next to you. I have not observed her around young children, but I have no doubt that she'll be good with them. Delilah is great with other dogs, and not dominant at all. She loves to play, and plays rough, though I can see her toning it down for a smaller dog! Delilah is not good w/ cats. She weighs about 55 lbs and of course is still growing. 

Delilah is completely housetrained and very well behaved inside the house, especially for such a young dog. She does do a little puppy chewing on wood objects, but not much of that and immediately stops when told to do so. Delilah is a real comfort pup, and loves to snuggle on a bed or easy chair, and will sleep right by your side. 

Delilah hasn't had much leash training, so will need work in that area. She does have pretty good recall off leash, though. She enjoys her romps around GSRSV's 45-acre property, and always stays right with the "pack." When it's time to come back in the yard, she either comes right in or does so when I call her. She loves car rides and rides very calmly.

Delilah loves to swim! It took her awhile to build her confidence, but now she swims like a fish in the pond at GSRSV's facility. She also enjoys playing with tennis balls and chewing on hard plastic toys, 

A woman named Trina found Delilah wandering her neighborhood in the Pocket area of Sacramento on May 8. All efforts to find her owner were exhausted, but Trina didn't have the heart to bring Delilah to the shelter--even though she couldn't let Delilah in her house because of her cats. I evaluated Delilah for adoption on May 25, and was going to list her as a "Program Dog."  I boarded Delilah for Trina when she and her family went to Lake Tahoe Memorial Day weekend. The plan was for them to pick up Delilah on May 26, but Delilah proved to fit in so well w/ the other GSRSV dogs (especially Foxy, another young female GSD mix) that I decided to keep he here while I seek a permanent home for her.

Delilah's adoption fee is $200.

Posted 6-2-14; updated 7-1-14

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"Gelda" is an approx 5-6 yo spayed female GSD mix who is mellow and affectionate. Gelda is friendly with strangers and loves to be held and petted. She is somewhat sensitive about being handled around her hips, so she would do best in a home without children under the age of 10. Gelda was fine w/ the numerous dogs at GSRSV’s rescue facility, but is very reactive towards other dogs when on leash. She also reacts strongly towards cats, squirrels, and pretty much any other animal. "No cats" is a given for Gelda's next home. Gelda is short and stocky, and weighs about 70 lbs. She has a soft, plush coat.  

Gelda is quiet in the house and has great manners as long as you set the rules. She is a fast learner, and within three days at her foster home she was respecting the invisible boundaries established for her. She obeys a few commands, and being food motivated can likely learn many more commands with a treat incentive. Gelda walks well on a leash, and promptly responds to "stop" and "heel" –except when she sees another dog or other animal. 

Gelda likes to play fetch, tug-of-war, and chew on squeaky toys. She is very content just hanging around with her person once she’s gone for a walk. Gelda is somewhat unsteady in her back end, but that doesn't slow her down on her walks around the hilly streets of San Carlos, where she is presently located.  

GSRSV rescued Gelda from the small shelter in rural Delano , CA, just north of Bakersfield, on March 1, 2013. Gelda had been at the shelter since December 19, 2013. Gelda's adoption fee is $175.

Posted 4-21-13

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"Ginger" is an approx 7-yo spayed female GSD who is very affectionate, playful, and has a lot of energy. Ginger loves attention, to be petted, and to be brushed.  She is very friendly w/ strangers. We have yet to have Ginger around children, but I would not hesitate to place her in a home with kids of any age--I think that she would be  protective of them. Ginger initially tries to be dominant towards other dogs, but it's more of a facade than any serious behavior on her part. She is presently living with a four yr old male GSD who she gets along very well with. I would not, however, place Ginger in a home with another female dog. Nor would I place Ginger in a home with cats, as she seems to have a relatively strong prey drive. Ginger is a large female, and weighs approx 80 lbs.

Ginger is housetrained and shows no signs of separation anxiety. She has not had a single accident in the house she's living in, and has displayed no destructive behavior. Ginger does occasionally get up on the counter seeking food, but that behavior is becoming less and less frequent. Though Ginger does have the company of the male GSD, she would probably be fine when left alone if she was an only dog. Ginger is very smart and responds well to commands such as "no", "sit", "off" and "drop the ball." She walks well on leash and responds when told not to pull, which she only did a couple times. Ginger seems to enjoy a nice walk instead of running. 

Ginger has a very healthy appetite and great sleeping habits. She likes to sleep on her dog bed, but in the morning wants to join her foster mom on the bed where she either buries her head or just curls up next to her.  

Ginger rides very well in a car once she is inside it, but she is extremely fearful of getting into a car to begin with. She will simply drop like a dead weight, and will resist efforts to lift her into the car. Ginger's foster caretaker is presently working with her to overcome her fear of getting into vehicles. 

All in all, Ginger will make a very loving, devoted companion to a family, couple, or individual.

Ginger was rescued on 6-7-13. Her adoption fee is $175.

Posted 6-28-13

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"Kona" is a nearly 5-yo (born 7-25-09) neutered male GSD/Malamute with a wonderful, happy temperament. Kona is very affectionate with his person and friendly with strangers. He just loves to be petted, and reminds you to keep petting him with a quick raise of his head into your hand. Kona is great with children, though somewhat nervous around toddlers. (Kona was previously adopted by a family with a 2½-yo girl and a 10-mos old baby; Kona was great w/ the 2½-yo but not so much the baby). 

Kona is great with the two dogs he lives with (female GSD/Husky and female Pit mix), but can be aggressive towards strange dogs at first. His former owner used to take him to a dog park every day, and I brought him at a dog park on a few occasions without incident. However, Kona has fought w/ other dogs at a dog park in the presence of his foster caretaker recently. I believe that Kona needs a very strong leader, as I think his aggressiveness is protective behavior which probably won't surface with a strong leader. I don't know if Kona has ever been around cats, so I will need to find a home w/out cats for him. Kona weighs about 65 lbs

Kona is well-trained and very mellow in the house. He loves to run around in the open, but has good recall and comes when called. His former adopter used to take him to Folsom Lake several times/wk, and Kona did well there off-leash. Kona is good on leash as well.

Kona loves to run and to go for car rides. I am looking for a very active home for Kona, one in which he will see lots of outdoor activity, but also one in which he will be allowed inside the house when his people are home.

Kona was taken in by a young man in Oakdale from a friend of his who had to re-home both Kona and his female GSD companion due to a change in her living situation. The young man had Kona and the GSD for about nine months, and then his living situation changed--he had to move from a house to an apt, and could not take either dog with him. Word got around to GSRSV, and after somebody took the GSD, GSRSV took Kona
to keep him from going to the shelter. 

Kona is now in a foster home in El Dorado Hills. Kona's adoption fee is $200.

Posted 4-22-14; updated 7-15-14

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"Maya" is a super-sweet, gentle-giant 5-yr old spayed female GSD mix.  Maya is friendly with strangers (more comfortable w/ women), but also a good watchdog on her home turf. She is great with children, and was protective (though not overly so) of the 7-yr old and a 9-yr old kids she formerly lived with. She is fine with other dogs, though when off-leash she approaches other dogs in a very dominant way. She is NOT good with cats, small dogs or livestock.  Maya is a big dog, weighs approx  90 lbs. 

Maya is very obedient and responds well to commands. She is a great companion on jogs and hikes. She is good on leash and will not pull or make any fuss when seeing other dogs. Even when off leash, she will not run far and comes when called. 

Though Maya has a lot of energy on walks and hikes, she is really clam and loving in a home environment. She loves to cuddle and receive all the attention she can get. Maya is also surprisingly good in cars; she waits calmly and quietly if you leave to run short errands.

Maya formerly had separation anxiety when left alone, but her foster caretakers have worked wonders with this behavior. Now, they can leave Maya alone (w/ access to outside via a dog door) for as much as 12 hrs w/ out her getting upset. 

Maya's former owners adopted her from the Sac SPCA in November 2009. Maya had separation anxiety from the outset, but her owners helped her grow comfortable for the time that they were typically away from home. However, changes to their work schedules forced them to leave Maya alone for 10-12 hrs/day. Consequently, her owners were forced to seek a new home for Maya, and in mid-May began boarding her at GSRSV's facility while I sought her a new home. 

GSRSV brought Maya to a foster home in North Sacramento on 8-21-11, where she is doing great. 

Maya's adoption fee is $175.

Posted 3-6-11; updated 2-28-12 

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"Mia" is a beautiful, nearly 5-yo (born 8-23-09) spayed female GSD who is very active, affectionate and intelligent. Mia is great with strangers and children of all ages. She is good with other dogs, though she is somewhat of an alpha female and will challenge a dog who tries to assert dominance over her. She is good with little dogs, and is very good w/ the cat that she lives with. Mia presently weighs about 65 lbs.

Mia is well-trained. She's great in the house and is routinely left inside for hours w/out a problem. She does pull strong at first on leash when walked, but does well in a harness. She rides fine in the car.

Mia loves to run, swim, and fetch balls. Her hips are somewhat loose, so she is limited to about 3-mile runs; beyond that, she gets sore and slows down. This condition is not uncommon in GSDs, and Mia would likely respond well to a glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM supplement. 

Mia's owner Jennifer is presently treating her for a medical condition known as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), in which the pancreas produces insufficient amounts of enzymes to aid in digestion. (See the Website for a wealth of info about EPI.) EPI causes weight loss, and requires a supplement (called pancreatin) to replace the missing enzymes. Since Mia has been on pancreatin (for only about one week as of 7-15-14), her weight has improved markedly. 

EPI is often an irreversible condition, and so Mia may require pancreatin for life. Pancreatin (which comes in a powder form) is available w/out an Rx from (I presently have two EPI dogs, and I have been purchasing pancreatin from for years.) 

The cost of pancreatin will depend on how much is required per cup of food (1/2-1 tsp/cup), and of course how much food is given daily. Also, the larger the quantity of pancreatin ordered from, the less expensive it is per unit. Right now, Jennifer is feeding Mia about 2 cups dry and 1 cup wet food twice/day. She is adding 2¼ tsp of pancreatin with each feeding. The cost for 5½ tsp of pancreatin, when purchasing 1 kilo (2.2 lbs) at a time from ($135, including shipping), is $1.71 per day, or $53/month. It's possible that the amount of pancreatin given to Mia can be reduced over time, as long as she's holding her weight. 

Jennifer adopted Mia from her father (who bred Mia) about three yrs ago. She is seeking a new home for Mia primarily because she has begun a new career that keeps her away from home for up to 10 hrs/day, and there is nobody else to provide Mia with attention.

GSRSV has evaluated Mia and is placing her as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Mia through its adoption program while Mia's owner continues to care for her. Mia's adoption fee is $200, and will include a one month supply of pancreatin. Mia is located in Grass Valley.

Posted 7-15-14  

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"Milo" is a 2-yo neutered male GSD mix who is great with people of all ages. Milo has lived in a home w/ kids ranging from 15 to 8 yrs. I'm sure he'd be fine with young kids. He's very affectionate and loves to be handled. 

Milo gets along fine with other dogs for the most part, as he's demonstrated with the dogs at GSRSV's facility. However, he is very reactive towards other dogs who bark at him when he's walking on leash and pulls hard towards them. Therefore, whoever adopts Milo must be strong enough to restrain him when walking (Milo does NOT like harnesses), or perhaps chooses to walk Milo at a time when hardly any other dogs will be encountered. I do not know how Milo is with cats (likely not good), so will only consider a home without cats for him. Milo is a large dog, weighing about 80 lbs.

Milo is housetrained and is fine when left inside for several hours. He knows a few of basic commands but has not received any formal training. He walks well on a leash (except when he sees other dogs who bark at him) and has good recall off-leash. He rides well in a car. Milo loves water--swimming or just running through shallow water. He likes playing fetch, too.

Milo appears to have been with one family since he was a puppy, as they knew his birthdate (5-25-12). The family surrendered him to the Sac SPCA on 1-25-14, reportedly because they were moving. GSRSV rescued Milo on 2-19-14. His adoption fee is $225.

Posted 3-20-14; updated 5-18-14

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"Ollie" is a 6-yo neutered male GSD/Pit Bull mix who is friendly, well-behaved and active. Ollie is great with strangers and loves to have his back scratched. He's good with non-infant age children, and previously took part in a "Reading to Dogs" program for school children that helps develop reading skills in a non-judgmental environment. (Click here for an article in the SSPCA's newsletter about Ollie's role as a "Tail Waggin' Tutor."

Ollie can be OK with other dogs, as he demonstrated at GSRSV's facility. (He was great w/ the other dogs for the most part.) However, he has got into some scuffles at dog parks previously, so his owner stopped taking him there. He does live with an older male Dachshund, who he's been fine since he was a puppy. Ollie also lives with four inside cats who he does very well with. He does like to chase after the cats that run from him, but he has never hurt any of them and his owner trusts him enough to leave him alone with the cats. Ollie weighs approx 85 lbs and is very healthy.

Ollie is very well behaved and has received formal obedience training. He stays inside the house for over 8 hours during work days without any problem. He walks well on leash, and is even better off-leash! His owner regularly runs between 1/2 to 1 hr each day with Ollie, and often does so with Ollie off-leash, right by her side. The only time that Ollie has a problem on leash is when a dog on the other side of a fence charges at him--then he goes bonkers! However, he has no reaction towards other dogs he sees when on walks or runs if the dog is not charging towards him. 

Ollie loves to hike, run and swim. One of his favorite games is to chase a laser point on the wall. He's not much for fetching, but does like to run around the yard with his favorite toy.

Ollie's owner Sara took him in as a stray when he was about 4 mos old. He has been a great dog for Sara and her husband, but in 2012 they had a baby that Ollie has never quite been comfortable with. Recently, Ollie snapped at the baby, and so Sara reluctantly decided she needed to find Ollie a new home.

GSRSV has evaluated Ollie and is placing him as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Ollie through its adoption program while his owners continue to care for him. Ollie's adoption fee is $175.

Posted 9-12-14

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"Phoenix" is a handsome 4-yo neutered male GSD with a sweet, gentle temperament. Phoenix is very friendly with strangers and good with children. In fact, he is not much of a watchdog, as he does not generally alarm bark at outside noises. Phoenix is very affectionate and loves to be petted.

Phoenix is great with other dogs when off-leash, but can be quite reactive towards them when walking on-leash. He has behaved perfectly at a dog park, and was quite playful with a female GSD.  It's unlikely, however, that Phoenix will do well w/ cats, as he pull strongly towards cats when he sees them while walking on leash. Phoenix is solidly-built, has a large head, and weighs about 80 lbs.

Phoenix is somewhat insecure, and always wants to be by his person. He is fully housetrained and was great in the house when his former foster caretaker was home, but did have mild separation anxiety when left alone. He knocked over some plants and chewed through some wires (fortunately, low voltage wires) during his first few days in his foster home. After that, his foster caretaker simply closed the door to his office and removed the plants, and Phoenix didn't cause any damage when left alone. However, it's clear that Phoenix would do best in a home where his person is home most of the time, as is the case at present. 

Phoenix generally walks easy on leash, but he does pull strongly at first out of eagerness. Again, he can be quite reactive towards other dogs he sees when on walks, but not always. He rides well in the car, but insists in getting out the driver's side--even if the driver is still sitting there! 

Phoenix was reportedly abandoned by a neglectful, abusive owner, picked up by Oakland Animal Control, then bailed out of the shelter by a neighbor who had been befriending Phoenix. I'm not sure just what to believe, because Phoenix shows no signs of abuse, though he does have the classic insecurity of a dog who has been abandoned. What's for sure is that whoever adopts Phoenix will be well-rewarded by a dog who will show unconditional love and devotion. Phoenix's adoption fee is $200. 

Posted 7-30-14; updated 8-29-14

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"Roscoe" is an approx 1¾-yo neutered male GSD who is friendly, playful and well-tempered. He is very loving with his own people, and friendly with strangers. Roscoe is great with kids; he formerly lived with three boys ages 10-15, and has rolled over for a 5-yr old. He's probably too energetic for kids younger than 5, though. Roscoe  is very good with other dogs and quite playful. In fact, he needs to go to a home w/ another young, playful dog like himself to not only help him burn off some of that young GSD energy that he has, but to also keep him company inside when his people are away. (See below about Roscoe's tendency to escape a yard when unattended.) Roscoe is quite predatory towards  cats. Roscoe presently weighs about 70 lbs and is still growing.

Roscoe is fully housetrained and mostly non-destructive inside, though he does have a fondness for chewing up paper. His foster caretaker routinely leaves him inside her house (with her other dog) for eight or more hours with only an occasional miscue on Roscoe's part. 

There is a reason that Roscoe's foster caretaker leaves him inside when she's gone: if left outside unattended (even w/ another dog), he will try to find a way out of the yard. It is likely that Roscoe does this only because he was previously able to get into the neighbor's yard by easily going over a short section of fence. Once Roscoe's foster caretaker installed a higher section of fence, Roscoe could not go over it, so tried to dig under it. However, in the home he was at before GSRSV took him in, Roscoe never tried to escape the yard. So, it's probably circumstantial that Roscoe tries to get out of his present yard. 

Roscoe has learned several basic commands. He walks well on leash for the most part, but goes bonkers when he sees a cat run. He loves to go for car rides and travels well. Roscoe loves squeaky toys, swimming, and to play tug-of-war. 

A woman from Citrus Heights adopted Roscoe from the Merced County shelter in mid-December 2013 when she saw on the Internet that he might be euthanized. Unfortunately, she discovered that Roscoe is very predatory towards cats, and her family has two of them. Also, Roscoe will become very vocal if left outside alone.

Roscoe is a ready-made dog for an active home in which he will receive lots of love, attention and exercise--and where he will be allowed to remain inside uncrated (Roscoe does NOT like crates) when his people are gone. Again, Roscoe needs to go to a home with another good-sized, young, playful dog like himself, who can keep him company inside when his people are away.

Roscoe has been in a foster home in East Sacramento since January 25. His adoption fee is $250.

Posted 1-11-14; updated 5-20-14

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Adopted 10-18-14!  

"Logan" is a 10 mos-old neutered male GSD who is sweet and very energetic. Logan is friendly with female strangers, but is uncomfortable with men and tends to bark at them--it's pretty obvious that Logan had been previously abused by a man. However, he's in a foster home with both a man and a woman, and Logan has made huge strides towards becoming comfortable with the man of the house. He will, however, need continued, diligent socialization around men if he is to overcome his fear of them. He is very affectionate with the woman of the house and just wants to be close to her.

Logan is good with young children, and currently lives and interacts well with two 3-yo kids. However, he's a large, excitable dog and has knocked over one of the kids, so he'd be better off in a home w/ older kids. Logan is good with other dogs, and presently lives with three other large dogs. We don't know how he is with cats, so we will only consider a home without cats for him.

Logan is housetrained for the most part, but has an occasional accident. He sleeps in an open crate at night, and does not like being locked in. Logan walks well on leash and rides calmly in the car. He jumps up on strangers when he first meets them, so needs further training in this area. In fact, we highly recommend that whoever adopts Logan put him through a basic obedience training course within a week of adoption.

Logan would do best in a home with experienced GSD owners. Above all, Logan needs a home with people who will be patient with his aversion towards men, continue to socialize him with men, and provide him with basic obedience training.

A woman in Concord found Logan as a stray in mid-August. She was unable to find his owner and was just about ready to take him to a shelter when GSRSV stepped forward to take him in. Logan has been in a foster home in Brentwood since August 16. Logan's adoption fee is $250.

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Adopted 10-18-14!

"Morgan" is a large, handsome 7-yo neutered male GSD with a friendly, mellow temperament. Morgan could be described as a gentle giant, though he's not quite "giant." (He weighs about 95 lbs, but would be healthier closer to 85). Morgan is very affectionate, and loves to be pet and have his belly rubbed--if you stop, he will raise his head or paw to remind you to keep going!

Morgan is fine with strangers, but a good watchdog at the right times. He's gentle with young kids and has been around several with no problems. Morgan is fine with other dogs, but not really interested in playing with them. He likes to chase squirrels and other small critters, so it's unlikely that he's good with cats. Therefore, we will only consider a home without cats for Morgan.  

Morgan has exceptional house manners and waits patiently inside for about 5 hours each weekday when his foster caretakers are gone. He has "held it" for even longer periods, and has never had an accident in his foster caretaker's house. Morgan loves to go for car rides, so would be a great traveling companion.

Morgan is a great walking or jogging partner, either on or off leash. On leash he walks right next to you, and off leash he will stay close and come right away when called. Morgan's foster caretaker routinely jogs or runs him beside his bicycle. Morgan is fed Costco's' Nature's Domain grain-free salmon meal & sweet potato kibble, and is in great shape! 

Morgan was rescued from the Sac County Shelter in July 2013. A man in Pacheco adopted him in November 2013, but the man returned him to GSRSV in June 2014 because he was having to move from his rental house and could not find a place he could afford that would accept a GSD. GSRSV took Morgan to a foster home in Davis, where he has been living ever since. Morgan's adoption fee is $150.

Posted 9-14-14

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Adopted 9-27-14!

"Foxy" is a 1-yo (not much older than 1 yr) spayed female GSD/Husky mix who is very sweet and playful. Foxy is friendly with strangers, though somewhat timid at first. She was quite timid when I rescued her, and it took a couple of months for me to gain her trust. Now, she lets me pet her all over and even play a little rough with her. She needs an adopter who is not seeking a dog who will immediately love on him/her, and who is willing to put in a little extra effort to help build Foxy's confidence. I have not had Foxy around children, but I'm sure she'll be fine with them.

Foxy is great with other dogs, and loves to play hard. I really want to see Foxy go to a home w/ another young, playful dog near her size so that she does not have suffer the shock of going from a home in which she has a constant playmate (Delilah, the Pit Bull/GSD mix who is also posted on this page) to none at all. I do not know how Foxy is with cats, but I doubt that she'd be good with them. Therefore, I will only consider a home without cats for Foxy. Foxy weighs about 53 lbs, and of course is still growing. She has a high metabolism and eats a lot of food--I feed her 6 cups of high-quality kibble and 7 oz of canned food each day.

Foxy is housetrained and mostly non-destructive in the house. Occasionally, she'll team up w/ Delilah (the Pit Bull/GSD pup) and find an old comforter in one of the dog crates to shred, but that's about the extent of her mischievousness. Foxy loves to run and would likely be a good jogging partner. I haven't had her on leash much, so I can't comment about her on-leash behavior. She has good recall off-leash, and is not a fence-jumper or a run-away.

GSRSV rescued Foxy from the Glenn County shelter on March 1. Her adoption fee is $225.

Posted  7-1-14

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Adopted 9-27-14!

"Bernie" is a handsome, super-friendly, happy-go lucky 3-yo neutered male GSD. Bernie loves people, and loves to snuggle w/ his foster caretaker. We have yet to observe Bernie w/ young children, but to me it's a foregone conclusion that he'll be excellent with them--though he might be a bit too energetic for kids under 5.

Bernie is great w/ other dogs, male or female. He presently lives w/ two other male dogs that he plays with constantly. He has also visited a dog park and was great w/ the other dogs there. We would like to see Bernie go to a home w/ another playful medium-to-large size dog to keep him active and out of mischief. We don't know how Bernie is w/ cats, and due to this uncertainty we will only consider a home w/out cats for him. Bernie is a medium-sized GSD, weighing approx 70 lbs.

Bernie is housetrained and has good inside manners. He knows some basic commands and is fairly obedient. He walks very well on leash. Bernie loves to chase after other dogs who are fetching a ball, and occasionally will catch a ball thrown his way. He loves to go for car rides and travels well.

Bernie was abandoned at the Yolo County shelter in Woodland 7-3-14. He initially passed his adoption evaluation at the shelter, which says a lot about his great temperament because many GSDs fail their evaluations at that shelter. Eventually, however, Bernie became restless at the shelter and on at least one occasion climbed the chain link fence surrounding the exercise area. Though he didn't run off, the shelter pulled Bernie from the adoptable dogs and listed him as "rescue only." Bernie was rescued on 7-29-14.

Bernie is in a foster home in Cameron Park. Though there are a few places in the backyard that Bernie could easily jump over the fence, he has not tried to do so even once! This is one of the reasons that we want to see Bernie go to a home w/ another dog. His adoption fee is $250.

Posted 8-11-14

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