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

  • Chase Elliott
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    Chase Elliott

    Male 18 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
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    Kaia

    Female 6.4 years Level 2.0

    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
  • Maximus
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    Maximus

    Male 7 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
  • Ashley Anne
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    Ashley Anne

    Female 6 months Level 2.5

    Ashley Anne is a beautiful black girl with touches of gray around her legs. She has a very sweet personality and is eager to please. She gets burst of energy and will pull on the leash when she is excited. She is crate trained and is starting her basic obedience. More

    Added February 07, 2020
  • Kinleigh
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    Kinleigh

    Female 2.1 years Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Hi, I'm Kinleigh. I'm slim, single and athletic... and looking for a commitment. I prefer someone who has experience with inquisitive females. Happy to go running or hang around with you in the house, no matter how bad you smell. Are we a match? Sweet and willing, pretty Kinleigh wasn’t given much... More

    Added August 17, 2019
  • Summit
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    Summit

    Male 5.4 years Level 2.5

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    Added February 26, 2016

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  • Ember Girl
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    Ember Girl

    Female 6 months Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Ember Girl is fun energetic young girl. She is all puppy and will need someone that is ready to put time into training her. She is learning not to jump and yummy treats await when she sits. She is crate trained and is starting to learn her basic obedience. Ember... More

    Added February 04, 2020
  • Tucker
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    Tucker

    Male 2 years Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Tucker is a big handsome boy with a wonderful personality.  He is easy going but can be a touch shy at times.  He is new to us and we are still getting to know him. He likes being with people and dogs.  Tucker is crate trained and quiet.   More

    Added February 02, 2020
  • Kenai
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    Kenai

    Male 3.6 months Level 2.5

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    Added January 26, 2020
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    Reba '20

    Female 7.2 months Level 4.0

    Reba was found as a stray in Oakland, and unfortunately doesn't trust all people yet. We don't think she had much if any human contact. She is currently in foster learning that people are good. She is GREAT with dogs, and we know she will come out of her shell... More

    Added January 19, 2020
  • Ren
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    Ren

    Male 6.1 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

Adoption Pending

  • Apachi
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    Apachi

    Female 8.4 months Level 2.5

    Apachi was an owner surrender to Animal Control. She was imported from Germany in October, and the family is now moving and won't take her. She comes with her own German passport and all! She is a litte shy at first, but is quickly warming up to all people. She... More

    Added February 04, 2020
  • Lady Onyx
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    Lady Onyx

    Female 4.1 years Level 2.0

    Lovely Lady Onyx a beautiful black female with brown leggings. She will be celebrating her 4th birthday in April. Onyx is a large girl weighing in over 100 lbs. Not only is she stunning, but she is overly friendly. She loves meeting people and dogs, she is even cat friendly. More

    Added January 19, 2020
  • Avery
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    Avery

    Female 22.8 months Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Avery is a petite girl! She is only about 46 lbs and has a shorter stature. She was found as a stray in Oakland, and looks to have had a litter or two. She is underweight, but very sweet and food motivated. She is good with dogs and a bit... More

    Added January 19, 2020
  • Sumi
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    Sumi

    Female 2.6 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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    Kruger

    Male 9.6 months Level 4.0

    Kruger is a beautiful young boy. He is eager to please and wants to learn new things. He will need consistency and training. Kruger is crate trained and working on potty training in the house. He has a deep bark, that does sound a little scary, but he just wants... More

    Added January 15, 2020
  • (Bradley) Cooper
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    (Bradley) Cooper

    Male 4.8 months Level 4.0

    Cooper is your classic black and tan GSD boy. He was taken in from Animal Control when it was found that the owners left him to the winter elements with no shelter! He was not exposed to anything in his first 3 months, so he is getting well acclimated to... More

    Added December 23, 2019
  • Remy / Jax
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    Remy / Jax

    Male 6 months Level 4.0

    Remy is a young energetic boy and when he was with his sister Blanca they were like tornados in the foster home. His current foster home is full of dogs, cats a tortsie and a family that are helping him to be a great dog. He is learning how to... More

    Added December 15, 2019
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    Blanca

    Female 6 months Level 4.0

    Blanca is a pretty all black young pup. She has energy to burn and would love someone to keep up with that energy. Currenlty, Blanca is in a foster home with 3 other dogs learning the ropes of being a well mannered dog. She is being crate trained, house trained,... More

    Added December 15, 2019
  • Rodrik
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    Rodrik

    Male 7.2 months Level 3.0

    Rodrick is an approximate 5 month old male. He was left before hours in front of Stockton Animal Shelter at the beginning of October with a broken pelvis and right hind leg. After six weeks of splinting and crate rest, his bones are mended and now his muscle strengthening has... More

    Added October 15, 2019
  • Cody (Aspen)
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    Cody (Aspen)

    Male 4.1 years Level 2.0

    Meet Cody, a handsome, great natured German Shepherd that looks and feels like a polar bear, soft and cuddly. Although Cody is as big as a polar bear, he thinks and believes he is the size of a Chihuahua. He is still a puppy at heart, who finds his way... More

    Added October 05, 2019
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    Junior

    Male 6.4 years Level 2.5

    Junior!!!    Junior is a male german shepherd dog, 86 lbs and neutered.  His birthday is February 1 and is now 6 years old.  But he still has a lot of playful puppy personality left in him.   Junior is super easy and eager to please.  He doesn’t go far from the pack and wants to be around people as much as possible.  He is excited to see us when we return and is ready for a belly rub or just some petting.  He is potty trained, crate trained and will generally do his business right away when outside.    Junior is not mouthy or food aggressive.  He also will let you grab his collar if you need to and responds well to No.  He knows how to sit, down, wait/stay and follows me inside when it is time to go inside.  He enjoys a good brushing too.   As for walks… Junior will get excited to go when you grab the leash, and he is pretty good on the leash.  When he sees another dog, he does pull and bark,  but we are working on it.   Junior is spending his time inside with most of the day and is laid back, usually sleeping close by if he isn’t watching the driveway for activity.   He will alert if someone comes near the house or if the neighbors are making a lot of noise in the next yard.  Overall, Junior is a great companion, still has a lot of playful spirit, wants to please his people, and will cuddle up on the couch if you want him to…or if not next to the couch! Due to an unfortunate change in family dynamic, Junior was returned to GSGSR.  Junior was adoted at 8 weeks of age and has been with his adopter for the past 6 years. More

    Added September 30, 2019
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    Blackjack

    Male 9.6 months Level 2.5

    Blackjack is a very stunning boy who is all black with a sprinkling of white under his chin. He is growing fast and will be a nice size boy when he is full grown. He is learning his basic obedience in his foster home. He is growing up with other... More

    Added September 21, 2019
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    Jaina

    Female 7.2 months Level 2.5

    Jaina is a sweet young girl that is very curious about the world around her. She comes right up to be loved on and has beautiful soft eyes that will pierce your soul. Jaina came to us when she was only 5 weeks old. She has been growing up with... More

    Added August 31, 2019
  • Erik Jones
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    Erik Jones

    Male 18 months Level 2.5

    Erik Jones and his brother came to us from Sonoma Animal Shelter hence they are known as our racing boys. The shelter told us they were about 10 months old however we think they were a lot younger because they have both grown a lot almost doubling in size. Erik... More

    Added June 14, 2019
  • Rye
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    Rye

    Female 13.2 months

    Rye was an owner surrender to SF Animal Control after her registered owner became homeless and was unable to properly care for her.   Rye is a young GSD pup who will need training to become a well mannered pup.   More

    Added January 02, 2020