Adopted Dogs

Our dogs who found their forever homes.

These are our success stories — what makes rescue so rewarding. Each dog who finds its forever home keeps us working to help more. We list each adopted dog below.

If you would like to send us stories about one of our dogs who has become a part of your life, please email your photo and story to dogs@gsgsrescue.org.

  • Salem
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    Salem

    Female 18 months

    Salem is a stunning one-year-old female German Shepherd. Originally bought from a breeder in Virginia, she was brought to CA by her first owners. Unfortunately, those owners could not keep her so she was given to an elderly woman. Apparently, Salem proved to be too much dog so a Good... More

    Added January 20, 2024
  • Eli (renamed to Kodi)
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    Eli (renamed to Kodi)

    Male 2 years

    See Eli's Videos ***ELI THE HERO*** Police just arrested a vagrant in front of the house next door! They caught him in someone's back yard. Guy was wearing a plaid shirt & looked suspicious. He is going to jail.That guy had actually come up on Cynthia's (Eli's foster's) porch and walked... More

    Added January 05, 2024
  • Rebel
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    Rebel

    Male 2.6 years

    See video of Rebel Rebel is a handsome two-year-old male GSD who was found running in the busy parking lot of Costco in Stockton. Rebel had a collar but no tag and was unfortunately not microchipped. The kind Samaritan reported Rebel to the shelter and did her due diligence to... More

    Added December 01, 2023
  • Zoie (Kaila)
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    Zoie (Kaila)

    Female 14.4 months

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    Added September 24, 2023
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    Odin23

    Male 2.9 years Level 2.5

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    Added September 06, 2023
  • Harley
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    Harley

    Male 3 years

    See Harley's Playlist Harley is a stunning Silver/Black German shepherd who was found running the streets of Stockton. Picked up by Animal Control on May 27, he was not microchipped and his owners never came into the shelter to reclaim him. By August, Harley was added to the shelter's euthanasia list. More

    Added August 07, 2023
  • Peppa
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    Peppa

    Female 16.8 months

    "Peppa" was found abandoned on a street in Stockton. She appeared to be suffering from heat exhaustion. A couple of kind Samaritans took her in and cared for her while trying to find her owners...to no avail. After the stray hold was up, they contacted Golden State German Shepherd Rescue... More

    Added July 15, 2023
  • Zuma
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    Zuma

    Female 3 years

    Golden State German Shepherd Rescue was notified by the Stockton shelter of this beautiful girl, the Stockton shelter named Zuma. Found as a stray, the Stockton shelter staff was quite smitten with Zuma and could not stop gushing about her. This beautiful lady with the soulful brown eyes can be quite coy when first introduced but she is soft and gentle. She has lovely manners and will sit by your side for love and affection. When she knows you better...watch out!  Zuma will roll over for belly rubs and will show you her silly, goofy, and playful side.  This girl may have come from a loving home she seems to have had some training.  She knows some of her commands and likes to shake paws for treats!  Zuma has been great with other dogs and  IS cat safe.  She is also very comfortable around people of all ages.. Anyone will be lucky to have this bright, beautiful and amazing girl as part of their family.   FOSTERED IN FORT BRAGG More

    Added July 08, 2023
  • Zeus
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    Zeus

    Male 7.1 years

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    In Greek mythology, Zeus is the Olympian god of the sky and the thunder, the king of all other gods and men. True to his namesake, Zeus also epitomizes all the great qualities of a true German shepherd Dog. When you meet Zeus, the first thing you will be in... More

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    Added June 01, 2023
  • Rolfie (renamed Henry)
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    Rolfie (renamed Henry)

    Male 3.1 years

    Rolfie's Playlist Roflie was found as a stray dog, running in the streets of Stockton, He was picked up by Animal Control on April 11, 2023. He was not microchipped and his owners never called or came into the shelter to reclaim him. At the shelter, they named him... More

    Added May 31, 2023
  • Gracie
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    Gracie

    Female 16.8 months

    "BIG things come in small packages" sums up Gracie in a nutshell. Found wandering the streets of Stockton as another stray, luckily Gracie found her way to the shelter. And although shelters are not the best place for any dog, much less a puppy, she was kept safe from harm. More

    Added April 29, 2023
  • Teddy (renamed Bear)
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    Teddy (renamed Bear)

    Male 3.3 years

    See Teddy's Youtube playlist Teddy (formerly named Theo by the Stockton shelter) was found as a stray wandering the streets of Stockton. Gorgeous, gentle, mellow, and friendly the shelter was surprised his owners did not come looking for him.  The vet estimated Teddy to be approx. 18 months old.  Since being in his foster home, Teddy has learned a lot of new things and has a new playmate to keep him company  In just a couple of weeks, he learned that a crate was a good thing, especially because his meals were served in there and now comfortably sleeps through the night without a peep.  Teddy also appears to be housebroken and has already learned "sit".   Teddy loves his foster sister, Heidi, and plays with her a lot. Their favorite games are tug-of-war, wrestling, and chase - with Teddy chasing Heidi. Teddy is good with the two 10lb chihuahua mixes - he ignores them & they ignore him. However, like all GSDs, Teddy "needs a job".  He's already fancied himself a gardner, pulling out his foster's rake and wheelbarrow.  His foster mom feels that Teddy would do well in almost any type of home (or family) just so long as they are committed to keeping Teddy occupied and entertained with daily exercise and training....or he will find his own way to entertain himself.  She also feels Teddy would be OK by himself but would really enjoy the company of a playful playmate.     More

    Added April 15, 2023
  • Penny
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    Penny

    Female 7.3 years

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    Penny is a six year old owner surrender from Willits, CA. Her owner was leaving for Korea and he asked for help in finding a home for "his girl". She has been with him for 3 years. She is a beautiful, sweet tempered girl. Penny is non-reactive to other dogs... More

    Added March 23, 2023
  • Kota
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    Kota

    Female 20.4 months Level 4.0

    Kota is a beautiful white German Shepherd mix. She came to us from a local shelter and is currently in foster home. Per foster she is energetic, inquisitive and learning to get along with cats. She is going to need a confident handler and lots of training. More on her... More

    Added February 21, 2023
  • Nala
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    Nala

    Female 19.2 months

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    Added February 09, 2023
  • Tyrus
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    Tyrus

    Male 19.2 months Level 4.0

    Tyrus is the "big" brother to Nala and Obie. He is adorable, cuddly and wants to please. He and his brother Obie are currently in the same foster home and are having a ball. They love to play with each other and with the other dogs that come for boarding. More

    Added February 09, 2023
  • Vader
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    Vader

    Male 7.5 years Level 2.5

    Click here to see Vader video Good boy Vader Gorgeous bi-colored Vader came into Golden State German Shepherd Rescue after we were contacted by his caregiver, Anant. Apparently, Vader's owner asked if she could dogsit him but after a few weeks, his owner decided he didn't want him back. Vader... More

    Added January 26, 2023
  • Finn
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    Finn

    Male 2.5 years

    Check out videos of Finn in action at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlQ-L-h_levA-ZU1qnhduRTkfHkd-ve82Handsome, young Finn was found as a stray in Stockton and was in the shelter for over two months before he caught the eye of Cynthia T. After seeing his playful nature with other dogs, Cynthia offered to foster him. Finn is... More

    Added January 25, 2023
  • Loki
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    Loki

    Male 22.8 months

    Found in a field in the middle of nowhere, young Loki's destiny looked bleak but thankfully due to a kind Samaritan he was rescued. Andrea offered to foster Loki until his stray hold was up and after five days, he was officially brought into Golden State German Shepherd Rescue. We... More

    Added January 06, 2023
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    She-Ra

    Female 21.6 months

    She-Ra was rescued fom the Stockton shelter when she was the tender age of five weeks old. She is now approx. four months old and has transformed into a beautiful bi-colored female. She-Ra is extremely smart, playful, and gets along with other dogs. She is also being properly "schooled" by... More

    Added November 14, 2022
  • Greta
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    Greta

    Female 3.7 years

    Watch videos of Greta in action on youtube!Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Have you ever dreamed of a White Christmas?  Have you ever dreamed of a White German Shepherd????  If so, Greta would be your dream come true <3 Greta is an approx two-year-old German Shepherd mix that was found as stray with another old dog.  Animal Control Officers said she was protecting the old dog who was sick. Greta was in the shelter for over two months until she caught the eye of Golden State German Shepherd Rescue.  We went in to pick up another pup and decided to evaluate this beautiful girl and she did great on her evaluation.  Greta prefers a slow introduction with most dogs but as soon as she realizes they are friendly, she can't wait to start playing w/them!  She even temp tested well with kitties so we think with proper introduction and supervision, she will be able to co-habitate with felines.   Greta LOVES going for rides and is a great traveler.  Every time her foster mom opens the car door, Greta is ready to go!  And she loves to go on long walks. During her stay at the shelter, they would take her out on her doggy day and she would walk over two miles!!!      Greta is extremely comfortable with people of all ages. She is particulary fond of young kids as she watched her foster mom's young son and nephew very attentively while they were on the trampoline. Greta never left their side nor took her eye off them.   We don't know why Greta wasn't snatched up while she was in the shelter.  She is a lovely girl with extraordinary charm and personality.   More

    Added November 10, 2022
  • Rhodie
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    Rhodie

    Male 6.8 years

    Watch videos of Rhodie in action on Youtube!Video 1 Video 2 Rhodie was found as a stray on Oct 11, on the corner of two busy roads with no collar or tag. But surprisingly he was microchipped. Unfortunately, the microchip was not updated to include any prior shelter or current owner... More

    Added October 17, 2022
  • Luna
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    Luna

    Female 7.8 years

    Luna was found "as a stray" on August 15, with a note in her collar "Luna, six years old, housebroken" and although she was microchipped, when the Manteca shelter called the number, it went back to her original owner who said they had given her away years ago but didn't know where that person was. Sadly, those people didn't want her back and the shelter believes her current owner came back to dump Luna in Manteca. We were notified about Luna and thankfully we had a new foster willing to foster her. Luna passed her evaluation with flying colors and we pulled her into rescue. Luna is now enjoying her new, quiet life in Galt and her foster dad, Dave, reports "she's been investigating all the new sounds in the backyard and is on 24/7 watch for squirrels".  She also enjoys chasing a tennis ball and will bring it back but she prefers a short game. After 5-6 throws, she will lay down for a much deserve break (but keeps an eye out for any pesky squirrels).   More

    Added September 15, 2022
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    Dieter

    Male 2.3 years

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    Added September 14, 2022
  • Maple
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    Maple

    Female 2.4 years

    In early July, Maple and her sister, Olive along with their purebred Yellow Labrador momma, wandered onto the property of one of Golden State's volunteers. Instead of taking them to the shelter, Andrea decided to keep them while she tried to find their owners. Animal Control came out to scan... More

    Added August 13, 2022