Couch potato, super easy, low energy and no issues. This level of dog would do well in any home regardless of owner experience. (We rarely come across this level of dog.)
2 – “Easy Large Breed Companion Dog”
Low to moderate energy, needs some exercise but it is not a daily requirement. This dog will do well in most homes. The dog gets along with most other dogs, gets along with most other people and have been successfully been around children. The dog has no real behavioral issues that need to be managed or dealt with on a daily basis. This dog is an easy family dog.
3 –“Standard Large Breed Dog”
Moderate energy, needs daily exercise of some sort to thrive and stay happy. This dog will do well in many types of homes, but some situations will not work for this dog. This dog may not get along with some types of dogs. This dog may be reactive to some other dogs while on leash. It may have too much energy to be around small children while unattended, and may have some behavioral issues that will require formal training or daily monitoring for the dog to successfully live happily in a family. These issues are normally minor such as fence climbing, prey drive, minor separation anxiety, nervousness in crowds, or other minor behavioral traits. A Potential Adopter for a level 3 dog must have prior, recent large breed dog experience and be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully deal with the level 3 dog that they wish to adopt.
4 – “Experienced Ownership Required”
Moderate, high or very high energy/drive. Needs an experienced owner familiar with working breed behavior to provide direct leadership and proper management. Level 4 dogs typically have a challenging behavior, but are good dogs. These dogs might be dog reactive with most other dogs or dog-aggressive, may have to be an only animal in the home, maybe have moderate separation anxiety. The dog normally needs daily physical and mental stimulation, etc. This level of dog is not an average pet. (We try to limit the number of level 4 dogs in our program.) A Potential Adopter for a level 4 dog must be able to demonstrate the experience and ability to safely manage and care for a level 4 dog.
5 – “Competitive or Working Dog”
This is a dog that has an intense focus to ‘work’. It could be a dog that provides Search and Rescue services, could be a competitive Flyball or Agility dog, or has other working abilities. These dogs can be strong, pushy, dominant, and/or have extreme energy/drive. They need a professional handler or an owner who has the experience to provide a demonstrated commitment to the dog’s ‘working ability’. A Potential Adopter for a level 5 dog must be able to demonstrate the experience and ability to safely manage and care for a level 5 dog.
Source: German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California, Inc. • P. O. Box 1930, Cupertino, CA 95015-1930 t
Meet our new guy, Ace!! We were contacted by a rural south Georgia shelter about this handsome young guy, and after hearing his story we just had to help. Apparently, Ace had been on his own for a while, and he got himself tangled up in an electric fence. When the shelter staff found him, his snout was completely split open and his beautiful tail was in shreds. His snout is healing nicely, and the hair is growing in white where the injury occurred - so it looks like he will have a very distinctive marking on his face. Athough they tried, unfortunately his tail could not be saved - there was too much necrotic tissue by the time the shelter found him. Even though he is missing that "trademark" GSD tail, you can immediately tell how happy-go-lucky this guy is by the wag of his docked tail! And we personally think that his marking on his face makes him even more strikingly handsome! As if Ace didn't have enough to deal with, he also had heartworms - but he is done with treatment, and he is feeling great! He is done with all of his other vetting as well - he has been neutered and microchipped, and he is up to date on all of his shots. Ace is so ready to find his forever family and begin a new, happy life! He is great with other dogs, and the shelter tells us that he was great with cats as well. We think he is between 1 and 2 years old, and he still has a LOT of puppy energy. Ace is still working on some of his manners and as a big, young, excitable guy we can't recommend him for a home with small children. Just like any other young GSD, Ace is yearning for attention, love, training, and stability - can your family give him what he needs? If so, get your application in today!
Sarge is a young, handsome sable boy. The vet estimates him at around 2 years old. He is very smart and playful, and loves to play fetch as long as you will let him! He came to us from a shelter in the metro area, and he's been doing great in his foster home with fellow GSDs and an 8 year old boy. He is crate and house trained, and he would do best in a home with kids at least 8 years old or older, as he can play rough as he's learning his manners. He is up to date on his vaccines, and he has started heartworm treatment. He will be available for adoption once he completes treatment, in mid-June. He loves attention and affection, and he is learning how to walk on a leash beautifully. Can you give Sarge his forever home?
Rex is a big hunk of love around 3-4 years old came to us from a shelter in north Georgia. He is great with kids and other dogs, and we don't know how he is with cats, yet. His favorite activity is trying to escape his foster home's backyard so he can hang out with some deer friends - so he will definitely need a high fenced yard in his forever home!! He is house trained and he knows several commands - he is a very smart boy! Unfortunately, Rex is heartworm positive and has begun his treatment. Otherwise, he is a healthy and very active dog. He is up to date with his vaccines, he's been neutered, and he has a microchip. He will be available for adoption in June, so send in your applications for this handsome and loving boy! We have several dogs going through heartworm treatment right now, so donations toward their care would mean the world to us! Thank you!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bill Clinton has come back to rescue, to continue on his journey to find his forever home.
Bill is a lovable German Shepherd mix. We think he's mixed with Golden Retriever. He came to us from the Fulton County Animal Shelter and was fostered while being successfully treated for heartworms. The vet guesstimates his age to be about 4 years. Bill's temperament is laid back, lovable and playful. If allowed, he would sit in your lap,cuddle next to you on the couch, or sleep in your bed! He is stranger friendly, and doesn't mind big crowds.
He is very good with children (lying right next to his foster mother's grandson all day long while he nursed a bad cold). He gets along with all dogs, but can show some signs of dominance, so an experienced handler would be his best fit. We are not sure how he would do with cats He loves to play, but loves to be lazy around the house as well. Bill would probably like to be the only dog in the house, and a large fenced yard would be ideal. He walks nicely on a leash, is housebroken, neutered and up to date with all his vaccinations.
Whoever adopts Bill will never look back. This dog is a keeper!
Rocky is DONE with heartworm treatment and he is ready to find his forever home! This handsome boy was turned into a rural shelter in northwest Georgia by his owners. Their loss is our gain, because this dog is the true essence of a GSD. He is smart as a whip, eager to please, protective of his family, and he knows several commands. He is the only dog in his foster home, and he does enjoy being the center of attention. He has done fine with other dogs with proper introduction, and we don't know how he is with cats. He is around 4 years old, and fully vetted and up to date on everything - the only thing missing is his forever family! Get your applications in today for this handsome sable boy. He would make a wonderful addition to your family!!
Hi I'm Colt. I am 1.5 years old and I am looking for my perfect home. I would love to have a brother or sister my own age to play with. I think playing with dogs is the best thing in the world! My fosters always have fun dogs to play with and even a cat that I don't mind. I live with 3 children and they are fun to be around and play with. I also love to go on walks and I won't pull you down. I know how to sit and lay down and I come running when called. I also love to sleep in my crate while you are away or sleeping. I make sure to use the bathroom outside so not to mess the house up. I love it when I get to run and play fetch. I also like to swim and if you go fishing I will sit in the boat next to you and watch. I don't mind going to the vet and getting my vaccines they say I am very healthy and well behaved. I know my mom was a Germany shepherd but I am sad to say I didn't know my dad but whoever he was It made me into a pretty handsome guy. Do you have space for me in your home?