San Francisco Bay Area
German Shepherd Rescue
San Francisco Bay Area
German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization
dedicated to rescuing, fostering and finding new homes for purebred German
Shepherd dogs. Their first priority is to adoptable dogs in shelters,
especially dogs facing euthanasia. They also help owners who need to find
new homes for their pets.
Betty volunteered to work as a fosterer with some of
the more difficult dogs until they were adopted.
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Vilia - Jan. 26, 2003
Wrocky - Feb. 16, 2003
that Wrocky was an escape artist and easily climbed fences. We
confirmed his reputation as he easily
'sailed' over the gate. So Betty put him back in the yard, Ray got his
camera, and here he is. With a little help from Photoshop, click
here to see what he can
really do! Actually, once Wrocky decided that he was loved, he would
only jump the fence when he heard Betty go somewhere without him.
Wrocky was a fun dog. When
we'd watch TV, he'd love to climb on our laps. Sometimes he'd watch
the program too.
In the yard, he'd entertain himself by sneaking up on flies and other
bugs, then with a
high leap he'd pounce on them. What a riot.
He was a hit with
Betty's Cub Scouts. He even had a part in a skit at our Pack
Meeting...Wrocky was a real star. The boys sure miss him.
Ulla - Apr. 2, 2003
Ulla apparently had a bad association with vehicles and
reacted to being in them with much anxiety.
Betty started feeding her in the 4Runner and after a few days she would
willingly jump in to be fed. It took a lot of work to get her to
travel well. She was just starved for affection and responded well to
Ziggy -May. 12, 2003
Ziggy just wants love - lots of love. She never tired
of being petted, playing, or being hugged. She's a live wire, just full of
energy, yet she was calm in the house. She had an eye on our bed and
would have willingly adopted it as her bed too.
She didn't get into
mischief and quickly learned. However, she had a bit of a stubborn
streak but was surprisingly responsive to firm and consistent corrections. Food wasn't
wasn't much of a motivator
either, unless it was cheese - she'd do quite a bit for a tiny morsel. She didn't like water and would shy away from hearing or
seeing the hose. She decided that our home was her place and
appropriately alert barked at potential intruders, yet she never
showed any aggression to us or any visitors to our home. A great