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.

  • BB (baby bee)
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    BB (baby bee)

    Female 4.8 months Level 2.5

    Baby Bee was found dumped in a box in an apartment building in SF. Someone who heard her cries called Animal Control and they promptly worked with us to get her into a foster home. BB has been in her new foster home playing, learning her house manners, and socializing... More

    Added October 31, 2020
  • Bobby
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    Bobby

    Male 5.3 years Level 2.0

    Bobby was an owner surrender to the shelter, after 4 years of being with the same owner. The reason being his size was "too big" This was after they had him for 4 years......c'mon! The shelter used Bobby as a test dog for the couple of weeks he was with... More

    Added September 30, 2020
  • Freddy
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    Freddy

    Male 2.8 years Level 2.5

    Freddy was a stray in Oakland and was found running on I-880 before Oakland Animal Services and CHP could safely get him off the freeway.  After a short stint in the shelter, Freddy was evaluated and pulled by Golden State German Shepherd Rescue.     We believe Freddy to be approximately two years old and it appeared he had very minimal experience living in a home.  However, he has been in his foster home for almost a month and with a little TLC, he has blossomed into a lovely dog.  He appears to be housebroken, crate trained, and with a steady diet of good quality food Freddy has put on some much-needed weight and looks great!     Freddy has gotten along very well with his resident foster brother, TJ, who has taught him the ropes of chasing squirrels in the backyard.  He has also appointed himself as the “resident opossum monitor”, faithfully keeping watch when an opossum is sitting on the fence.  However, Freddy does not bother the resident rabbits nor do they bother him.   He has met many people of all ages and has been very good and respectful around them. And although he has bonded strongly to his foster dad, his foster mom says, "Freddy will make a wonderful family companion".  More

    Added September 16, 2020
  • Cassian
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    Cassian

    Male 7.2 months

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    Added August 11, 2020
  • Beck
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    Beck

    Male 22.8 months Level 3.0

    Beck was found darting around the city, and had multiple reports that he was spotted in different neighborhoods. When Animal Control finally got to him, he was exhausted. Beck could possibly be a GSD/Husky/Collie mix, but we don't know. He is ADORABLE and a pocket sized GSD. Beck does have... More

    Added August 10, 2020
  • Dixon
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    Dixon

    Male 15.6 months

    Dixon is approximately 6 month old GSD - Husky mix.  Happy, go lucky pup.   More

    Added June 08, 2020
  • Ivy
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    Ivy

    Female 2.1 years Level 2.5

    Ivy is a young girl, who was a bit hesitant when meeting us at first, but quickly warmed up. After a quick run with one of her evaluators, she was smitten with him. Ivy is currently being fostered with other GSD's and and doesn't pay much attention to the cats,... More

    Added June 08, 2020
  • Riva
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    Riva

    Female 3.6 years Level 2.5

    Hi, I'm Riva. I'm shapely, single, full of fun... and looking for a commitment with someone who has experience with inquisitive females. I love hopping in a car and visiting new places but I am just as happy just going on a walk or just hanging around the house.    Are we a match?   Sweet and willing, pretty Riva wasn’t given much of a chance during her young life.  When she came into rescue, we realized she didn’t have any training or manners so we (and she) had to start from square one. Riva may be three years old but she is really a puppy-at-heart.    Riva has wonderful house manners, is crate trained, housebroken, is a great traveler, and has a great alarm bark.  Riva is also quite the fast learner and has learned “sit”, “shake”, “down”, and “come”. She enjoys her daily walks and is learning to walk on a loose leash.  Riva is very treat/food motivated and is eager to please and although she has shown little interest in playing ball, she likes to carry a soft toy around the house.     Riva may do very well in a home with a large playful male as she loves running around in the yard with her foster brother but no kitties or small dogs for this pretty girl.     Good with people of all ages, Riva would be happiest with a dedicated person or family who can and will keep her busy and entertained and remain committed to her on-going training and learning.     More

    Added June 08, 2020
  • Hanz
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    Hanz

    Male 2.6 years

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    Added June 08, 2020
  • Quincy (BEAR)
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    Quincy (BEAR)

    Male 4.2 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
  • Scout Girl
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    Scout Girl

    Female 10.8 months

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    Added May 15, 2020
  • Molly 2020
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    Molly 2020

    Female 12 months Level 4.0

    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
  • Rona
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    Rona

    Female 9.6 months

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    Added May 02, 2020
  • Hondo
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    Hondo

    Male 14.4 months Level 3.0

    If you are looking for a handsome, energetic, playful 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 10 months old. His life prior to coming to rescue was being tied out... More

    Added April 25, 2020
  • Shyla
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    Shyla

    Female 20.4 months Level 2.0

    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. Shyla has been very busy becoming "the girl around town". She has visited several places around her foster home including... More

    Added April 25, 2020
  • Han Solo
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    Han Solo

    Male 3.7 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
  • Reya
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    Reya

    Female 7.2 years Level 2.0

    Reya is 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
  • Aslan
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    Aslan

    Male 2.8 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
  • Damien
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    Damien "Doc"

    Male 22.8 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
  • Duke / Kodi
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    Duke / Kodi

    Male 13.2 months Level 2.5

    This handsome boy was born to a mother that was dropped off on someone's property a week before she was to deliever. The family did an amazing job of raising him and asked if we could help find him a forever home. He has been raised with children and other... More

    Added April 09, 2020
  • Ursula
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    Ursula

    Female 12 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
  • Fritzi
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    Fritzi

    Female 2.3 years Level 2.5

    Meet Fritzi a sweet German Shepherd Mix that is looking for a home to call her own. Fritzi was turned into one of the shelters by her owner who stated they got a small dog and she was too aggressive. Turns out this really isn't the case. Fritzi is just... More

    Added April 02, 2020
  • Bucky
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    Bucky

    Male 13.2 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 14.4 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
  • Cora Joy
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    Cora Joy

    Female 12 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