Available Dogs

Adopting a German Shepherd Dog is a serious commitment of up to 10-15 years. We're looking to find our dogs forever homes so their lives won't be disrupted again.

In general, we don't know the background or medical history of dogs we bring into our program, nor can we guarantee their temperaments, behaviors, or health. We base the information on each dog on observations made while the dog is in a foster home in our program.

Since not all homes are the same, dogs may display different behaviors after being adopted than what we've observed. Similarly, just because a dog has lived with or tested tolerant of cats or small dogs, does NOT mean it will automatically be tolerant of cats or small dogs in a new home. It may take time and supervision while the animals adjust.

All of our dogs are spayed or neutered as required of all California shelters and rescues by the California Food & Agriculture Code Section 30503. They are also current on all vaccines and microchipped.

Not all dogs will be at all adoption events. We don't reserve dogs for adoption by telehone or email. You MUST first submit an adoption application.

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  • Reya
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    Reya

    Female 6.6 years Level 2.5

    Reya as a lovable & affectionate 6 year female who was living as city street dog with her homeless owner. Her owner knew he could not longer care for her properly, so he turned her over to the shelter. Reya is currenly in foster and loving being in a home,... More

    Added April 20, 2020
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    Reba '20

    Female 9.6 months Level 2.5

    Reba had a rough start at life. She was left in the backyard with no human interaction or socialization from a few weeks old until she was about 4 months old. Reba was an owner surrender to the shelter where she sat scared and anxious for a month before she... More

    Added January 19, 2020
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    Shyla

    Female 13.2 months

    Day 13... One year old Shyla is really coming out of her shell now. Just 15 minutes of ball time in the morning and it gets some of that puppy energy out. She is also learning how to sit, and no longer growls at her reflection in the mirror. Her ideal... More

    Added April 25, 2020

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    Molly

    Female 4.8 months

    The majority of the time we are not sure how dogs get injured or what their life was like before coming to us. What we do know is what their life is like after coming to us and after we help them on the road to recovery. This is the... More

    Added May 13, 2020
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    Ren

    Male 6.4 years Level 2.5

    Senior

    Meet Ren! This handsome senior boy was surrendered to the shelter because the "family" was moving. This boy is so sweet and such a solid dog, that he would adapt well to any situation. He gets along with people, dogs and we even passed a cat at the shelter and... More

    Added January 14, 2020
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    Hondo

    Male 7.2 months

    If you are looking for a handsome, energetic boy and are willing to put time, training and your own energy into this guy then we have a match for you. Meet Hondo!! He is approximately 7-8 months old. His life prior to coming to rescue was being tied out in... More

    Added April 25, 2020

Adoption Pending

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    Summit

    Male 5.7 years Level 2.5

    “I'm just a lonely boy Lonely and blue I'm all alone With nothin' to do. I've got everything You could think of But all I want Is someone to love”  Summit is handsome, reserved five year old male.  But don’t let his demeanor fool you.  Summit is an active adolescent who loves to play ball and fetch and will play for hours.  He also loves to go on walks.  Summit has wonderful house manners, is crate trained, housebroken, and has a great alarm bark.  He gets along well with dogs of both genders, and all ages and sizes.  Summit does not seem overly interested in cats or squirrels and could live with“dog savvy” cats but caution and supervision should always be exhibited.    Summit is an introvert’s dream dog because he appears to be an introvert himself, one that prefers and blossoms in a calm and quiet environment.   Will YOU be the one who becomes Summit’s one and only love?    More

    Added January 05, 2020
  • Chase Elliott
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    Chase Elliott

    Male 21.6 months Level 2.5

    Ready, get set, goooo, that is what Chase Elliott likes to do. He is always ready to go. He loves to play ball, go for car rides, walks, training, etc. His favorite thing to do is to eat. He loves mealtime and will gooble it all down after he has... More

    Added June 14, 2019
  • Kaia
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    Kaia

    Female 8.1 years Level 2.0

    Senior

    Are you looking for a walking buddy? Maybe a beautiful older sable colored female? Are you looking for a larger girl that you don’t have to bend so far over to pet? Then Kaia is your girl who is ready to give you lots of love!! Just show her the... More

    Added May 03, 2019
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    Quincy

    Male 3.5 years Level 2.5

    Quincy was a stray found wandering the streets of San Francisco.  He walked right up to a dog walker and his dog.  No one ever came for this sweet boy.  He is dog friendly and loves his belly rubs.  He is currently in a foster to adopt situation.   More

    Added May 19, 2020
  • Han Solo
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    Han Solo

    Male 3.1 years Level 2.5

    Han Solo was found as a stray & taken to the shelter and after 3 weeks, no one came looking for him. This boy is sweet, calm, and friendly. He does very well with commands and seemed disinterested in the play yard when meeting dogs. He does connect quickly, but... More

    Added April 23, 2020
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    Damien "Doc"

    Male 15.6 months Level 2.5

    To honor our medical staff and first repsonders during this crazy time, Damien "Doc" is just the right boy to take your mind off of quarantine and get you out of the house. Damien is a young, active, tri-color "mostly" GSD, that is a really great boy. He tested well... More

    Added April 09, 2020
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    Ursula

    Female 4.8 months Level 2.5

    Little Ursula or Little Bear because she looks like a little fluffy bear that would like to cuddle with you and love you forever. She was found as a stray and it's hard to believe no one came for her. She was very shy upon our first meeting that we... More

    Added April 02, 2020
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    Bucky

    Male 4.8 months Level 4.0

    Meet Rescue's self appointed Mascot, the pesky puppy Greeter, and Initiator of Play, Bucky.    Bucky is an extremely outgoing, independent pup who is not afraid of anything.  And although these are his best qualities, these are also qualities that his new owner will need to channel and manage.  His eagerness to meet and greet new dogs and his ever-persistent personality could easy become a nuisance to some dogs.   Bucky has great eye focus, is a fast learner, and is learning basic obedience and house manners.  He is crate trained, is a great traveler, has a great bark (for his size) and gets along with all dogs he meets.  He hasn’t mastered being housebroken yet but his foster mom is diligently working on that.   We believe Bucky is mostly Belgian Malinois with a sprinkle of German shepherd which will require an adopter with knowledge and experience handling and training these two Breeds.  We carefully choose homes for our puppies as they require owners who are home enough, and have the time, energy and patience to guide the puppy through their chewing, digging, and mouthing stages (which can last through adolescence), and who will provide regular exercise, socialization and training so the puppy will grow up to be a mannerly adult dog. All puppies bark incessantly, dig, and destroy things if they are left alone for long periods of time, and thus, need to be with owners who do not leave them alone for long hours. More

    Added March 15, 2020
  • Foxy Amber
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    Foxy Amber

    Female 6 months Level 2.5

    Foxy Amber is a small happy go lucky pup that wants to light up your life. We are not exactly sure what she is mixed with, but she has a beautiful soft coat that you just want to snuggle up with her. She is an active pup and walks pretty... More

    Added March 15, 2020
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    Maximus

    Male 7.3 years Level 2.5

    Maximus is a beautiful, senior GSD. This handsome boy is 90 lbs and pure dog! He is a tall boy whose owners dumped him at the shelter because they ran out of time to take care of him. He is very sweet, but still a bit anxious around new people. More

    Added February 15, 2020
  • Tucker
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    Tucker

    Male 2.3 years Level 2.0

    Tucker is a big handsome boy with a wonderful personality. He is easy going but can be a touch shy at times. Tucker was found as a stray with what looked like an injury to his right front shoulder, however after the shelter vet checked him and cleaned him up... More

    Added February 02, 2020
  • Kenai
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    Kenai

    Male 7.2 months Level 2.5

    Kenai (Kenny) is a happy go lucky boy, who loves to play. He is about 5 months old and is working on filling out his big feet. Kenny still has lots of puppy behaviors like jumping and being mouthy. He would be best suited for a family that has German... More

    Added January 26, 2020
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    Sumi

    Female 2.9 years Level 2.5

    Sumi was found as a stray along with a couple of other dogs. When contacted, the owners did not want to reclaim her. She is brand new to us, so learning the in's and outs of a proper home, so more to come on her behavior. We do think she... More

    Added January 18, 2020
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    Abner

    Male 2.3 years Level 2.5

    “Talk about a dream dog!  I LOVE this dog!”  Based on Abner’s foster, she would give him an A+++ on his Report Card!  "He is fully obedience trained".   "Gets along with all animals he’s met".   "Is the best walking/jogging partner".  Abner was previously adopted but was returned due to his age and size so he is looking for another family to call his own.    And although he is super sweet, gentle, laid-back, and mellow, Abner will require a dedicated, decisive, and committed owner who is willing to set boundaries and enforce them and who is willing to be fully committed to him and his on-going training and learning.    More

    Added July 31, 2019
  • Aslan
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    Aslan

    Male 2.1 years

    Aslan is a sweet and handsome, two year old male who was found as a stray wandering the streets of Stockton.  Based on our initial observation, he probably has had minimal exposure to the outside world during his two years.  Everything seemed new to him, including playing with other dogs.  Several of his rescue siblings tried to initiate play and at first Aslan didn’t really understand what they wanted or the “play bow”.  But that didn’t last long.  Rescue's self appointed mascot, Bucky, and his pesky puppy persistence paid off and he finally got Aslan to start playing and got him to chase him around his new playyard!    Aslan appears to have not had a lot of training so we (and he) are starting from square one but he has shown an eagerness to learn and especially an eagerness to please.    Aslan will require a patient, dedicated, decisive, and committed owner who is willing to set boundaries and enforce them and who is willing to be fully committed to him and his on-going training and learning.      More

    Added April 19, 2020
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    Cora Joy

    Female 3.6 months

    Cora Joy is a sweet lovable young girl. She has great eye focus, loves to cuddle and enjoys playing with other dogs. She is new to us so as we learn more about her we add more. We carefully choose homes for our puppies as they require owners who are... More

    Added March 15, 2020