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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 February 12, 2016.

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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"Leda" is a pretty, nearly 5-yo (born 2-17-11) spayed female GSD who is sweet and affectionate but also very protective. She loves to snuggle and is somewhat of a couch potato. Leda is very territorial and has charged a couple of people directly outside of the house, but not hurt them. Inside the house, Leda will bark at newcomers until she has been properly introduced. Leda was raised with a boy who was 8 yrs old at the time she was a puppy. She has never been around very young children, but I'm certain she'll be fine with them. Leda needs an experienced GSD owner due to her protective/territorial nature.

Leda is fine with other dogs, but can be quite reactive towards strange dogs when on leash. When off-leash, she is very social and interacted well with several dogs at GSRSV's facility. Leda comes from a home with four dogs, including a little Pomeranian, so she's quite used to being around other dogs. She does like to chase and paw at the Pomeranian when he plays, but has never hurt him. Leda is perfect with the resident cat, who she grew up with. She never so much as chases the cat.

Leda is very well behaved and perfect in the house. She is inside almost all of the time, including when her owner is away for several hours. She obeys basic commands and has good off-leash recall. Leda is good on-leash overall, though she does pull out of eagerness initially. Again, she can be very reactive when she sees other dogs, but not so intense that her owner can't divert her attention. Leda loves to go for car rides, and is a very polite passenger--unless she sees other dogs, in which case she is very reactive.

Leda is in good health, and is at a perfect weight--about 75 lbs. She runs well and her hips appear fine. See the video on this page of her running around at GSRSV's facility.

Leda loves to play with squeaky toys. She's not bit on playing fetch. She's never been a swimmer, but is not afraid of water and does like to play in it.

Leda's owner Tricia purchased her from a breeder at about 8 wks old. Leda's parents were both AKC-registered. Tricia clearly loves Leda, but a divorce and subsequent loss of her house have forced her to downsize to a condominium that has a one-pet limit. Tricia had four dogs, and has found a home for two of them so far. She has moved out of her house but will be keeping Leda there temporarily. However, she has to have her out of the house (which is in escrow) by Feb. 21!

GSRSV has evaluated Leda and is placing her as a “Program Dog” (see second paragraph at top of page). This means that GSRSV is placing Leda through its adoption program while her owner continues to care for her. Leda's adoption fee is $225. Leda is located in Fair Oaks.

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"Athena" is a beautiful, large-boned approx 2-yo spayed female GSD who is very playful, energetic, and affectionate. Athena is personable and loves to be handled. She's friendly with strangers and I'm sure she is good with kids, though she's somewhat rambunctious. Athena weighs approx 75 lbs.

Athena gets along great with other dogs and loves to play in the traditional GSD rough manner--i.e., play-fighting. She would be great if paired with another large, young male dog who also likes to body-slam. She has shown some signs of being an alpha female, so I would not want to place her with another strong-willed female dog. I don't think that Athena will be good with small dogs as she charged at a Pomeranian that she saw on the other side of a sliding glass door--and it did not appear to be a playful charge. I will not consider a home with cats for Athena, either.

Athena has good house manners and has not caused any damage in the house when I'm gone. However, I do have a dog door and she has lots of other dogs for company, so I don't know how she would do if kept inside a house by herself. Athena appeared to have had little experience inside a house when I first brought her home, as she was initially putting her paws up on counters and checking out her reflection in the bathroom mirror--a common behavior for dogs who have never been inside a house before.

I have yet to have Athena on a leash, but my hunch is that she'll need some work in this area. Athena is very strong, so I would not recommend her for a very slight or older woman.

GSRSV rescued Athena from the Stanislaus County shelter in Modesto on 1-5-16. Athena's adoption fee is $275, which includes a microchip.

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"Bailey" is a beautiful 5-6 yo, 60-lb spayed female GSD who is very affectionate and playful. Bailey loves to cuddle and be petted. She has a very gentle temperament, and I'm sure she'll be great with small children (though I've yet to observe her w/ youngsters). 

Bailey is great with other dogs, and loves to run and play. She does have a strong herding instinct and likes to chase after hyper dogs and sometimes nip at them. However, she backs off right away if the other dog objects. I don't know how Bailey is with cats, so will only consider a home without cats for her.

Bailey was most likely kept as an outdoor dog previously, as she was enthralled with everything in my house when I first brought her home. Bailey immediately embraced the indoor life, and has made my bed her primary resting spot. She never had even one accident inside--though I do have a dog door. Bailey's only bad house habit is that she'll sometimes chew on the toilet paper roll when I'm gone if I forget to put it out of reach. 

Though Bailey is very loving, she also appears to have been abused in certain ways. For example, she is initially scared when I place a leash on her, and will cry if the leash becomes taut. However, she gets over her fear quickly. I'm sure that Bailey just needs to get used to walking on leash when the objective is to have fun.

Bailey was surrendered by her owner (for reasons unknown) to the Turlock Animal Shelter on 7-29-15. GSRSV rescued Bailey on 8-22-15 after nobody adopted her during the time she was at the shelter. 

Bailey's adoption fee is $225, which includes a microchip.

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"Cooper" is an affectionate, fun-loving, well-behaved 1-yo (possibly under 1 yr) male GSD. Cooper is very loyal, and always wants to be near his person (that being me for now.) He loves to be handled and to give kisses. He likes sleeping on my bed. Cooper is friendly with everyone he meets, and I'm sure he'll be great with kids.

Cooper is great with other dogs, and loves to play. I would really like to see Cooper go to a home w/ another playful large dog, though that is not a requirement for adoption. I don't know how Cooper is with cats, so I will only consider a home w/out cats for him.

Cooper is very smart and a fast learner. He was clearly new to a house environment when GSRSV rescued him from the shelter, but has not chewed anything in the house and is fully housetrained with access to a dog door. I have not had Cooper on a leash much, but he has fairly good recall off leash.

Cooper is very active and in great shape. He came to GSRSV on 1-5-16 rather thin (60 lbs), but has steadily been gaining weight, and was about 65 lbs as of 1-12-16.

Cooper does have a slight physical defect, which is that his head often tilts to the left (as in the picture of him sitting). Though dogs will often do that when they are quizzical, Cooper does it even when he's not quizzical. Though head-tilting is often associated with ear problems, that does not seem to be the case with Cooper. He was checked out by two vets, neither who found any problems with his ears. His head tilt may be a neurological dysfunction, or it may be the result of an illness or trauma he had as a puppy. Cooper's head tilt appears to be permanent, but does not adversely affect him in any way. He just looks quizzically cute most of the time!

A rescue volunteer pulled Cooper from the Stanislaus County Shelter in Modesto on 12-14-15 after two rescue groups expressed interest in him. However, both of the groups backed out when they saw Cooper's head tilt. Cooper was at a boarding kennel with the second group when they backed out, and they had actually planned to euthanize Cooper! (Some rescue group.....) The rescue volunteer (who works with GSRSV) pleaded with me to take him, which I did--and am I ever glad that I did. I love this dog!

Cooper is scheduled to be neutered on 2-6-16. His adoption fee is $275 which will include his neuter and a  microchip.

Posted 1-12-16

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Adoption Fee Reduced!
is a 1-yr old spayed female Pit Bull/GSD who is happy, playful, and well behaved for her age--for the most part! 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 can either play rough or gently, depending on the dog she's with. Delilah is not good w/ cats. She weighs about 60 lbs but isn't very large--just thick!

Delilah is completely housetrained and very well behaved inside the house, especially for such a young dog. Delilah is a real comfort pup, and loves to snuggle on a bed or easy chair, and will sleep right by your side. 

Delilah loves car rides and rides very calmly. She also  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, 

Delilah is a serious fence-jumper, and will require a home in which she is kept inside when her people are gone. Originally, Delilah had great recall off leash. She enjoyed her romps around GSRSV's 45-acre property, and always stayed right with the "pack." When it was time to come back in the yard, she either came right in or did so when I called her. However, Delilah has learned to jump the 6-ft chain link fence at the front of my property, and loves to go visit the neighbors up the road. Consequently, I'm having to keep Delilah on leashes or a crate in the house, and on long cables or a kennel w/ a chain-link top outside--except when we go on our daily walks around the property w/ the rest of the GSRSV dogs, when she shows no interest in leaving. This is painful for both Delilah and myself, as she's young and full of energy, and I've never had to restrict a dog they way I'm having to do so with Delilah. 

I'm hoping that a change in environment will put an end to Delilah's desire to escape, but she definitely has the ability to jump most fences up to 6 ft. Fortunately, Delilah is very mellow in the house and can be left inside for hours without any problem. 

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 only $100, thanks to Trina's contribution of $100 towards her fee!

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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.

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"Juneau" is a handsome 5-yo, 85-lb neutered male White GSD who is energetic and has a very sweet temperament. Juneau is very affectionate with his own people, but somewhat timid of new people that he meets. He is very good with young children and presently lives with a 5-yo boy and a 2-yo girl. Juneau has knocked over the young girl on more than one occasion, as he doesn't really know how to temper his energy to her level. However, he's very tolerant of toddler's antics such as swinging sticks at him.

Juneau is great with other dogs, and is a regular dog park visitor. He was perfect w/ the several dogs he met at GSRSV's rescue ranch. Juneau is clearly on the submissive side so could potentially be paired with an alpha male or female without concern of conflict.  Juneau is also great with the resident cat, who he grew up with, so a new home with cats is a definite possibility for him.

Juneau received formal obedience training when he was under a year, and then again when he was about 2 yrs old. Though Juneau obeys several commands, he does not have good recall off-leash, and if he gets out of the house will play "keep away" until he is finally caught. Juneau is very good on leash, as long as he has his pinch collar on. His owner has been using the pinch collar since Juneau was very young, so he's not sure how Juneau walks on leash without it.

Juneau's owners have kept him primarily outside for most of his life, but he has been inside at night often enough to say with certainty that he's housetrained. Juneau clearly would prefer to be inside with his people, as he will often bark or jump up on the sliding glass door when he sees them inside. Juneau is a very good watchdog, but it's all show as he's not at all aggressive.

Juneau loves to run after balls (he's not so good about bringing them back), and loves water. Click here to see a short video of Juneau running and splashing.

Juneau's owners have had him since he was 11 wks old. Though there is clearly a bond between Juneau and his male owner Chris, his and his wife's full work schedules have reduced the amount of time that they have to spend with Juneau and they feel he would be better off in a home with people who have more time for him. His owners are seeking a very active home for Juneau, preferably with another dog that he can run around with to burn off some of his energy.

GSRSV has evaluated Juneau and is placing him as a "Program Dog" (see 2nd paragraph at top of page). This means that GSRSV is placing Juneau through its adoption program while his owners continue to care for him. Juneau's adoption fee is $225. Juneau is located in the Arden Park area of Sacramento.

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"Maxine" is a large (90 lb), beautiful 4½-yo spayed female GSD who is very affectionate, outgoing, and "alpha." Maxine is quite friendly with strangers, but is a good watchdog. She is great with kids, including young ones. She presently lives with kids 3, 5, 7 &11 yrs old, and does well with all of them.  

Maxine is an alpha dog and clearly wants to be the one in charge. She got along well with the many dogs she met at GSRSV's facility, but she did try to bully two of the oldest dogs. A quick "No!" was all it took for her to leave those dogs along. Maxine lives with a female dog who she occasionally quarrels with, but nothing major. I recommend that Maxine's next home be one with either no other dog or a large, confident male dog who won't elicit any bullying on Maxine's part. Maxine has never been around cats, so we will only consider a home without cats for her.

Maxine is well behaved, though she's had no formal training. She is housetrained, but is kept outside primarily. That will not be the case in her next home.  Maxine is fine left alone for several hours--no separation anxiety. However, Maxine is not too experienced riding in a car, and gets agitated and barks. She probably just needs to go on more car rides to fun places!

Maxine pulls somewhat on leash, but not so hard that her female owner can't handle her. Maxine does get reactive on leash towards some dogs, but ignores others. Maxine likes to play fetch, and showed great interest in the pond at GSRSV's facility--though she did not go in the water.

Maxine is in good health, but her left hip is somewhat dysplastic. This simply means that the ball & socket in that hip is somewhat loose--it does NOT mean that Maxine will become crippled w/ arthritis before she becomes a senior. Maxine runs fine and an untrained eye would probably not even see the difference between how her left and right legs move. Maxine is presently on a chondrotin/glucosamine supplement, and I will encourage her next owners to continue her on such a supplement.

Maxine's male owner Felix obtained her from a friend when she was about 5 mos old. Felix is now married, and he and his wife are seeking to rehome Maxine because they don't have the time to spend with her and feel that their place is too small for two large dogs.

GSRSV has evaluated Maxine and is placing her as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Maxine through its adoption program while her owners continue to care for her.  Maxine's adoption fee is $225. Maxine is located in West Sacramento.

Posted 4-22-15

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"Milo" is a 3-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. Milo is presently in a foster home in Davis. His adoption fee is $225.

Posted 3-20-14; updated 7-12-15

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"Nar" is a large, handsome 7½-yo (born 7-13-08) neutered male GSD who is very friendly with both adults and children. Nar is surprisingly good with other dogs, given that he has not been socialized with many dogs during his life.  Nar has never been around cats, however, so we're seeking a home w/ out cats for him. Nar weighs approx 80 lbs.

Nar had lived outdoors his entire life before GSRSV took him in in July 2015. He does occasionally come inside now, but still prefers to be outside. Nar is good on a leash, but his former owners lived on over an acre and rarely took him off the property, so they didn't often put a leash on him. The same is true now that Nar is at GSRSV's facility.

Nar loves to play fetch and to splash around in sprinklers. 

Nar is very bonded with his companion dog "Ruby", also listed on this page, who he has been with since he was a little puppy. For this reason, Nar can only be adopted together with Ruby.

Nar's former owners purchased him from a breeder when he was about 8 wks old, and had him up until July 2015 when they moved out of the country and GSRSV took him and Ruby in at its facility in Pleasant Grove.

Nar's adoption fee is $175.

Posted 6-23-15; updated 2-9-16

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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. 

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"Ruby" is a 12-yo spayed female GSD who is sweet, mellow, and rather shy. Ruby is friendly with everyone, including young children. She is fine with other dogs, though she pretty much interacts with only one other dog, "Nar" (see elsewhere on this page). She has never been around cats, however, so we're seeking a home w/ out cats for her. Ruby is a big dog, and weighs approx 75 lbs. 

Ruby is in very good health, and has no noticeable arthritis. Her hips are sound and she moves with a nice, fluid motion. (Click here for a short video of Ruby running.) Her teeth look great for a dog her age. 

Ruby lived outdoors her entire life with her former owners. Though she is allowed to come inside at GSRSV's facility, she still chooses to remain outside--no matter what the weather. She received basic obedience training when she was younger, but has not needed any follow-up training. Ruby is good on a leash, but her former owners lived on over an acre and rarely took her off the property, so they rarely needed to put a leash on her. The same is true with Ruby at GSRSV's property.

Ruby loves water, whether it's swimming, playing in the sprinklers, splashing in a kiddy pool, or just dunking her face into a bucket of water. 

Ruby is very bonded with her companion dog "Nar", also listed on this page, so can only be adopted together with Nar.  

Ruby's owners purchased her from a breeder when she was about 8 wks old, and had her up until July 2015, when they moved out of the country and GSRSV took her and Nar in at its facility in Pleasant Grove.

Ruby's adoption fee is $125.

Posted 6-23-15; updated 2-9-16

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"Zoe" is a loveable, energetic, 60-65 lb 4-yo spayed female Terrier/GSD mix with lots of personality. Zoe is friendly with strangers, but is also a good watchdog. (She barks at people who enter the home, but does not approach them aggressively.) Zoe is fine with children, but nervous around toddlers, so no kids under 4 yrs for Zoe.

Zoe is great with other dogs for the most part, but can be somewhat bossy with alpha female dogs, so it's best that Zoe be paired with a male dog. She is presently living with a male Pit Bull mix that she plays with constantly--and plays hard! Zoe is good with small dogs and spent a good amount of time in the same house as a small dog who she let boss her around. Zoe is good at the dog park. Zoe has a very strong prey drive and is NOT good with cats. She loves to chase after squirrels & birds. 

Zoe is great in the house and exhibits no separation anxiety when left alone. (She was previously an only dog in an apartment, in which she was left for several hours each day by herself.) She is fine on leash, but does pull hard when she sees a cat or squirrel.

Zoe is a quick learner and obeys numerous commands. She is even trained to relieve herself on command! She has good recall off-leash, unless she's spotted a small critter to chase. 

Zoe loves to play fetch w/ a ball or Frisbee and to play chase in an open field. More than anything, she loves to swim and to snap at the water stream from a hose. (Click here for a video of Zoe swimming in the pond at GSRSV's rescue ranch.) 

GSRSV originally rescued Zoe in April 2012 from a woman who could no longer keep her due to a forced move from her home. Zoe was adopted by a young couple in Nov 2013. The couple had to return Zoe in Nov 2015 due to a death in the family and a subsequent move into the house of one of the parents. 

Zoe is presently in a foster home in East Sacramento. Her adoption fee is $175, which includes a microchip.

Posted 12-7-15

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Adopted 1-24-16!

"Zero" is a handsome, approx 75-lb 1½ to 2-yo neutered male GSD who is affectionate, playful and mild-mannered. Zero loves to be handled, either gently or rough-housing. He is friendly with strangers, including those who enter his foster caretaker's house. So far, Zero hasn't exhibited much in the way of alarm barking--only when he hears a delivery truck outside. Zero plays gently for a dog his age, and though we have yet to observe him around children, there's every indication he'll be good with kids.

Zero has yet to interact w/ other dogs since we rescued him, but he shows no signs of aggression towards other dogs when out on walks--just gets a little excited. We'll have an update on Zero and other dogs soon. We have not observed Zero around cats, so at least for now, I will only consider a home without cats for him.

Zero is quite well behaved for a dog his age who likely did not receive much training. His foster caretaker Andrew has been working with him regularly on basic commands such as "sit", "lie down", and "stay", and he's picked up on these fairly quickly. Zero is quite non-destructive inside the house, having only chewed on a door stop to date. His foster caretaker keeps him outside during the day while he's gone, but with access to the garage. Zero has not caused any damage to the garage or yard.

Zero walks very well on leash, not pulling at all. He is also good when jogging, staying beside or just ahead of his handler. 

Zero initially didn't show much interest in toys, but lately he's started to carry around and shake a stuffed animal. Most likely, Zero didn't have a lot of opportunities for toy play when he was a puppy.

GSRSV rescued Zero from the Stanislaus County shelter in Modesto on Dec 15, where Zero had been brought in as a stray on Nov 28. He went directly to a foster home in Bay Point (along Hwy 4 between Pittsburgh and Concord), where he is currently residing.

Zero's adoption fee is $275, which includes a microchip.

Posted 12-23-15