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
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 is currently preparing for heartworm treatment. He will be available for adoption once he completes treatment. He loves attention and affection, and he is learning how to walk on a leash beautifully. Can you give Sarge his forever home?
Our newest rescue dog is Rex. This big hunk of love is around 3-4 years old and 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 will begin his treatment this week. 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 about a month, 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 was turned into a rural shelter in NW GA by his owners, and did not have long before he was at risk for being euthanized. GSDRGA rescued him in time, and he is enjoying life in his foster home as he begins his journey to a forever home. He's about 4 years old, friendly to people, good with dogs, and knows a couple commands.
We learned Rocky is HW positive, and will begin treatment once he settles in and heals from his neuter.We'll update our website as we learn more about him.
Rocky will not be ready for adoption until the end of April, after he has had his treatment and some time to recover. Keep him in your thoughts as he begins treatment.
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?
Tony is almost 7 years old. He is a great companion who loves his people and has a very strong desire to please. He is so smart and learns very quickly. He knows all the essential commands and walks well on a leash. He loves to learn new things especially if treats or toys are involved. Tony's ideal forever home would be with a family with a big fenced yard and lots of time to play ball, hide and seek, tug-o-war, go on car rides, and cuddle. He needs an family that has experience with working dogs (GSD, Belgian Malinois, etc.), he will test the rules and enjoys having a job. He would like to have a doggy brother or sister to keep him company when his people are not home, LOTS of toys, and his own soft place to rest. Tony does scratch when he is nervous and has some separation anxiety. He has sensitive skin and may have skin allergies which require a special diet. He really loves his kids and would like one (or more) to play with but they should be sure on their feet (4+) and dog savvy. He is very pushy when meeting new animal friends. So his forever home should be cat free since cats don't like pushy drooling dogs. Tony is fully vetted and ready to meet his forever family! Get your applications in today for this big, handsome boy. 3 –“Standard Large Breed Dog”