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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Ready for Adoption

  • Kaia
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    Kaia

    Female 5.7 years Level 2.0

    Kaia is a beautiful sable female, with an old soul. She is about 6 1/2 years old. She is a large girl weighing in at about 96 pounds. She has a broken ear that the vet feels happened at birth, but that does not matter because she is still beautiful. More

    Added May 03, 2019
  • Randell
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    Randell

    Male 8.4 months Level 2.0

    Randell is a sweet, shy pup that is recovering from a broken leg and adjusting to foster life. He arrived at the Oakland Shelter towards the end of January. He was limbing on his back right foot. X-rays revealed a couple of broken bones in the foot. The OAS team... More

    Added February 08, 2019
  • Joey
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    Joey

    Male 9.6 months Level 2.5

    Special needs (Health)

    This is a very special boy with very special needs who has quite the road ahead of him. Joey has been diagnosed with pretty advanced arthritic hips and panostetitis in both of his front legs. He most likely also has elbow dysplasia, but we won't know the extent until the... More

    Added July 09, 2019
  • Robo
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    Robo

    Male 12.1 years Level 2.5

    Senior

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Robo was brought to San Francisco Animal Control as an owner surrender. The owner lost his home and wasn't allowed to keep Robo with him at his new place, so he had been living with Robo in the car, so they could be together. When he realized that Robo needed... More

    Added June 29, 2019
  • Chase Elliott
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    Chase Elliott

    Male 10.8 months Level 2.5

    Chase Elliott and his brother came to us from Sonoma hence they are known as our racing boys, not only because where they came from, but they love to chase each other around the yard. Both of them were brought to the shelter with a severe case of demodex (skin... More

    Added June 14, 2019
  • Ty Cobb
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    Ty Cobb

    Male 6 months Level 2.5

    Ty Cobb is one of the three baseball boys we brought in. He was on the shyer side, but has been warming up nicely. He is now becoming the first one outside and the first one back in. He likes playing with toys and sometimes more focused on that and... More

    Added May 10, 2019
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    Maddie '19

    Female 3.8 years Level 2.5

    "I'm ready for a forever home (since it appears my foster brother Oskar won't be leaving anytime soon)" Maddie would love nothing more than to find someone who can be her one and only lifetime companion. She looks forward to taking long walks and although she enjoys going on runs with... More

    Added March 25, 2019
  • Rascal
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    Rascal

    Male 12 months Level 2.5

    This boy is amazing. Rascal's a tall, strikingly handsome German Shepherd with a super sweet demeanor. At the moment he's being fostered on a mini-farm, home to chickens, a cow, a horse, goats, cats, ducks, a big dog, and three Chihuahuas. And Rascal is freinds with all of them. Eager... More

    Added December 16, 2018

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  • Erik Jones
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    Erik Jones

    Male 10.8 months Level 2.5

    Erik Jones and his brother came to us from Sonoma hence they are known as our racing boys, not only because where they came from, but they love to chase each other around the yard. Both of them were brought to the shelter with a severe case of demodex (skin... More

    Added June 14, 2019
  • Lachlan
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    Lachlan

    Female 3.7 years Level 2.0

    Lachlan is a very sweet girl from Stanislaus Shelter, where she was found as a stray. It's apparent that she has been used multiple times for breeding. She came to us with a skin infection, bad teeth from chewing her skin, and rough skin on her elbows. After she spent... More

    Added May 10, 2019

Adoption Pending

  • Chocolate Chip
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    Chocolate Chip

    Male 10.8 months Level 2.0

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Video 7.6.2019: https://youtu.be/OZCBkODgo-w Chocolate Chip is a love bug - a loyal, confident, even-tempered buddy for some lucky family. A handsome, muscular, athletic dark sable, Chip's playful, friendly with dogs (even little guys) and kids. He is a stable boy, ready and eager to join his forever family. Currently, Chip lives... More

    Added December 05, 2018
  • Elsa
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    Elsa

    Female 7.2 months Level 2.5

    Elsa is an all-white plush German Shepherd Girl. She is approximately 6 months old. She arrived at the animal shelter as a stray. One of our evaluators saw her and knew we had to bring her into the rescue. She has a happy playful demeanor. She has great eye contact... More

    Added May 21, 2019
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    Kit Keller/"KYLA"

    Female 3.2 years Level 2.0

    Kit Keller is our black beauty with eyes that will look into your soul. A quiet girl that will lie at your feet, go for a walk or just sit by you to be loved on. She came into our program with her 3 boys, Tug McGraw, Ty Cobb and... More

    Added May 17, 2019
  • Tug McGraw - Gunnar McGraw
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    Tug McGraw - Gunnar McGraw

    Male 4.8 months Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Tug is our chunky boy from the litter of Kit Keller. He is solid black like his mom and weighs just as about as much. Not really but he does weigh a solid 27 lbs at this time and his brothers are barely 19 lbs. He is a go getter. More

    Added May 17, 2019
  • Nolan Ryan
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    Nolan Ryan

    Male 6 months Level 2.5

    Nolan is one of three pups we pulled from Stanislaus Animal Shelter along with his Mom Kit Keller. He is mainly black except for some white on his chest. His ears are not quite up all the way. We do not know his dad, but his mom is a beautiful... More

    Added May 10, 2019
  • Penny
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    Penny

    Female 20.4 months Level 2.5

    "A Penny for your thought?" Well how about this Penny our beautiful young girl. She is a happy loving dog that will give you lots of kisses. She is a medium size Shepherd. She is new to us and we are still learning about her. She loves people and does... More

    Added May 10, 2019
  • Esther
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    Esther

    Female 2.7 years

    Meet sweet Esther, (approx. 2-3 years old) one of the newest members of the GSGSR pack. ⠀⠀She is undergoing treatment for Demodex but will be on the mend very soon and available for adoption! ⠀⠀In the meantime she is having a ton of fun living the good rescued life at... More

    Added April 21, 2019
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    Patton

    Male 7.2 months

    Patton is a handsome, happy, go lucky pup that likes to play with other dogs and loves his people.  He is learning manners and basic obedience including walking on a leash.  He can jump over a baby gate.  Patton is not bothered by the cats.  Is pretty easy going. 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 it's 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 April 13, 2019