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Lonely GSD in the shelter

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Adopting a German Shepherd Dog from Golden State German Shepherd Rescue

When we are notified about a German Shepherd Dog in need we first determine if they are qualified for our program. We take in dogs from the shelter who pass our temperament evaluation and who appear healthy. We look for dogs that appear to be purebreds, although occasionally, we may take a German Shepherd mix in our program. Our volunteers work tirelessly to evaluate dogs, transport them from the shelter to vets and to adoption events, and in foster homes to clean these dogs up and find out what type of home would be most suitable for each. After all the time, money and effort we spend on each dog, we are committed to placing them in a home where they will be set up for success while they go through the typical adjustment period as they integrate into their new adoptive family.

Video: Rescue Me Video: Hug Your Dog

If you watch the first short video above, you will have a good idea of the typical state of our dogs before they enter our program. If you compare the way the German Shepherd Dogs in the shelters look with the way our dogs who are available for adoption look, then you can get an idea of the time, effort, and money it takes to effect that transformation. We do not want our dogs to end up in that pitiful shelter state again and that is one of the reason why we put so much effort in finding the right new home for each of our dogs. The second short video shows happily adjusted German Shepherds and the comparison between the two videos will give you a good idea why we are inspired to do what we do.