Name: Shasta
Age: 2 years
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When you inquire about a dog, the following questions might be helpful:

1. Why are you giving up your dog?

2. Has the dog ever bitten, nipped or 'gone after' anyone?

3. Does it have any health problems? Who is your vet? May I contact him/her?

4. Where did you get the dog? Does it have papers?

5. Does your dog have any training? Is it housebroken? crate trained?

6. Is the dog left alone for long periods? What does it do? Bark? Dig? Chew? Is it an inside or outside dog? Where does it sleep?

7. How does the dog behave with adults, children? Other dogs? Cats?

8. Is your dog mellow? calm? energetic? protective? affectionate?


We have had our beloved Shasta, a Husky/White German Shepard mix, since she was just a pup, adopting her when we lived in Texas at 9 weeks old. We have been her only owners, and she’s grown up with our other, Mini-Husky (Alaskan Klee-Kai) who is just 12 lbs. Shasta is an extremely loyal, and loving dog with no known health issues. She is spayed, has been on flea/heartworm meds her entire life and has a current rabies vaccination. She is leash trained, house broken and crate trained.

Though Shasta is extremely loving towards her “pack” she does have some quirks. Recently we welcomed our first baby into the home, and the transition has not been smooth. She is a very shy, and somewhat fearful dog towards strangers (especially men) and some breeds of dogs. She does show signs of fear aggression and high prey drive when around younger, small children, which is why we’ve made the impossible decision to find her a new, loving home. We’ve kept Shasta separated from small children, and though there has never been an incident, we cannot trust Shasta implicitly with other children than our own. We do not want to keep Shasta separated from family parties, play dates and the like for the remainder of her life, and therefore want to find her a home where she would not be exposed to children often.

Shasta is a keen hunter, and excellent guard dog. She alerts us when there is any animal that is not normally in our backyard (or person for that matter) but does not bark excessively. She’s a very independent dog, preferring to stay outside most the time, but loves walks/runs or hikes with her humans.
Our ideal new home for Shasta would be a loving, active owner, who has land or space for her to run & a home with no small children. If you are interested in our sweet girl, please email Stephanie at or call at 707-372-5970.


Important Note About Dog Descriptions

Please remember that the descriptions of dogs (of Dogs Available) have been written by GSRNC volunteers and are usually based only upon our observation of the dog since the time it was rescued. While we try to provide dog descriptions that are fair and accurate, the nature of our work involves contact with dogs whose background and history are unknown to us. GSRNC cannot warrant or guarantee any dog's future behavior. For example, if we say that a rescue dog gets along with children, cats, or other dogs, this statement is usually based upon the fact that one of our volunteers has observed the dog interacting with his or her own children or pets. While this information may be helpful, we cannot be certain of how a dog will do with the children or pets in your home. If you are considering adopting, we encourage you to come to one of our Adoption Days and meet our rescue dogs. Ultimately, only you can decide whether one of our dogs is right for you.