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Our fees are $350 for Puppies (2-6 months), $300 for Adult Dogs, and $100 for Senior Dogs (9 years & up) and Special Needs Dogs who have ongoing health issues that require treatment. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered (per California State Law), vaccinated, heartworm and fecal tested clear, and most are micro-chipped.

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Adoption Fees

Our fees are $350 for Puppies (2-6 months), $300 for Adult Dogs, and $100 for Senior Dogs (9 years & up) and Special Needs Dogs who have ongoing health issues that require treatment. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered (per California State Law), vaccinated, heartworm and fecal tested clear, and most are micro-chipped. 

 

Home Visit

We require a home visit by one of our own volunteers because we match the home to a specific dog, and we want to meet all members of the household and all other pets at that time, and make sure that environment will work for that dog. The home must be safe and suitable for our dog, and that means we won't adopt to a home with out-of-control children or out-of-control resident dogs.

 

Outside Dogs

We rarely place dogs in outside only homes. All of our dogs come out of shelters and into volunteer foster homes where they live in the house with the people. We haven't had much success re-homing them to an outside-only home after that. We believe that dogs are happier living and sleeping inside with their family pack, which has been borne out from many years of bringing dogs into rescue.

 

Adoption Requirements

Our Adoption Agreement & Contract is a legal document, therefore we will only adopt to adults, and all the adults in the household must agree to getting the dog. The home must be safe and secure, and legally allowed to have a German Shepherd Dog, and be within the allowable number of dogs. We require landlord consent for renters. The entire household must be a good match for the dog, therefore we won't place a higher Level dog in a lower Level household.

 

Puppies

We have special requirements and an additional questionnaire for puppies, please be sure you meet the requirements  before sending in an application. Since we see so many dogs that have come out of an unsuitable environment, we want to make sure our puppies have the very best start in life. That means we won't adopt a puppy into an Outside Only home or where the puppy will be alone the majority of the time, as we don't feel that's an optimum environment to raise a happy and well-socialized dog.

Who We Are

<a href="http://www.gcgsr.org/index.html">Greater California German Shepherd Rescue</a> is a 501(c)(3) public charity non-profit. We are an all-volunteer group of German Shepherd lovers dedicated to rescuing German Shepherd Dogs from at-risk and unacceptable situations and finding them permanent, loving homes with qualified owners.

 

We serve the communities surrounding Modesto, Merced, Greater Sacramento, and South Lake Tahoe, and occasionally parts of the North and East SF Bay area. Except for a portion of Nevada around Lake Tahoe, we don't adopt dogs out of state and rarely adopt out of our area. There are too many other German Shepherds in need of good homes in the other areas. 

 

All of our <a href="http://www.gcgsr.org/dogs.html">dogs</a> are in foster homes spread throughout our service areas. We aren't a shelter and don't have a facility. We don't take in strays, we will only deal with the dog's legal owner.

Come Visit Us

First Saturday of every month in Modesto, CA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

Petsmart

 2100 McHenry Ave 

Modesto, CA 95350 

(209) 574-0441

 

Third Saturday of every month in Rancho Cordova, CA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

 

Petsmart

10830 Olson Drive 

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 

(916) 851-1813 

 

Fourth Saturday of every month in Roseville, CA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:

 

Pet Food Express

The Fountains

Creekside Town Shopping Center

1009 Galleria Blvd 

Roseville, CA 95678 

(916) 780-5555

Contact Greater California German Shepherd Rescue Inc





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