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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.

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Joe Rudy

Joe Rudy

Gender: Male
Age: 6.5 years

If there was ever a German Shepherd who needed rescuing, it would be Joe Rudy. Given the state he was in while incarcerated in a Northern California high kill shelter, nobody would have adopted this boy. He was all bones, had raggedy fur from a skin infection, and was spooky...

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Dog added on: June 08, 2011
Rain

Rain

Gender: Female
Age: 7.9 years

Rain is an 18-24 months old, black and red, female German Shepherd who weighs about 70 pounds. She is a great family dog. Her owner died and so she came into rescue. She is housebroken, and good with children as well as all adults. She is in excellent health.

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Dog added on: June 03, 2011
Zack

Zack

Gender: Male
Age: 6.2 years

Zack is about 4 months old. He has all of his basic training, knows basic commands, and is good around other dogs and all people. He is new to us, but we know his entire background. His original owner had a change in their life that prevented them from being...

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Dog added on: June 01, 2011
Giovanni

Giovanni

Gender: Male
Age: 6.4 years

"Gio" is about 6 months old.   He is a medium-size male puppy with good structure and an outgoing, playful temperament.  We will post more as we get to know him.

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Dog added on: May 27, 2011
Ben

Ben

Gender: Male
Age: 9.9 years

Ben needs a foster home. Please contact us if you can help. Ben is about 4 years old and is a special dog who has had a hard life. Ben came from a shelter as a stray thin, dirty, very weak and not feeling well. We took him to Lake...

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Dog added on: May 19, 2011
Link

Link

Training provided by
  • Muttamorphosis
Gender: Male
Age: 7.4 years

Link is about 18 months old. He is a large, healthy, outgoing, young male GSD who is stunning to look at and who has beautiful golden eyes. Link is most likely from Czech type bloodlines, and he is a strong, excellent temperament dog. When we pulled Link from the shelter...

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Dog added on: May 19, 2011
Tica

Tica

Gender: Female
Age: 7.9 years

Tica is about 2 years old. She is a medium-size female, of working type German lines. She is really beautiful and has gorgeous movement. Tica is in foster care, and is housebroken, crate trained, and will sleep quietly outside for some fresh air. Tica is active, would need at...

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Dog added on: May 14, 2011
Lady

Lady

Gender: Female
Age: 9.4 years

Lady is about 3-4 yrs old and is about 75 pounds. She has a cream colored coat, and has a wonderful temperament. Lady is great with other dogs, is quiet, housebroken, has been fine with children, and could be trained to be with cats. This sweet dog is as...

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Dog added on: May 14, 2011
Adlon

Adlon

Gender: Male
Age: 10 years

Adlon is a 4 year old male of German working lines. He was purchased as a puppy from a top breeder in Texas and he has been a great family pet. The owners have had a change in their lifestyle and are gone most of the time now and can...

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Dog added on: May 14, 2011
JD

JD

Gender: Male
Age: 6.4 years

JD is a 6 months old, black and tan puppy whose family could not keep him due to divorce.  He is now in our program.  We'll update his bio as we get to know him.

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Dog added on: May 14, 2011
Cubby

Cubby

Training provided by
  • Paws in Progress
Gender: Female
Age: 7.5 years

Cubby is a female, about 18 months old, and is mostly White GSD with a touch of another breed in her background (probably Nordic). Cubby is very, very good around people and kids and is a love. She is medium-size and very healthy. Cubby is in training with Eleza at...

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Dog added on: May 01, 2011
Cara

Cara

Gender: Female
Age: 7 years

Cara is about 10-12 months old. She is about 65 pounds and seems to be in good health. Cara has a lovely soft, outgoing temperament, is great with all other dogs, ok with training around cats, is crate trained and is being housebroken. Cara loves to play and will...

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Dog added on: May 01, 2011
Latte

Latte

Gender: Male
Age: 7.5 years

Latte is about 18 months old (possibly younger). He came to us with his brother, Mocha. These boys were left in their back yard when the owners moved. They were left without any food nor water and animal services rescued them. They went to a very high kill shelter in...

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Dog added on: May 01, 2011
Mocha

Mocha

Gender: Male
Age: 7.5 years

Mocha is eligible for a Maddie's Fund sponsored adoption. Mocha will be at the Saturday Adoption Day at Pet Food Express Walnut Creek and if he is not adopted will be at the Sunday Adoption Day at Pet Food Express Pleasant Hill. Mocha is about 18 months old (possibly younger).

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Dog added on: April 22, 2011
Brando

Brando

Gender: Male
Age: 6.7 years

Brando is a nice looking, 8 months old, male German Shepherd puppy.  He hasn't had much training but he has a great temperament.  We'll update his bio as we get to know him.

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Dog added on: April 21, 2011
Lily

Lily

Gender: Female
Age: 8 years

Lily is almost 2 years old and is a smaller (about 55 pounds), sweet, submissive-type GSD. She loves to be with her people and would be a great family dog. We have not seen her with children, but her overall personality lends itself to being very happy with people...

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Dog added on: April 21, 2011
Apollo

Apollo

Gender: Male
Age: 7.1 years

Apollo is about 1 year old and weighs about 75 pounds. He is very new to us, but he appears to be good around other dogs. He is cute, young, and mostly untrained. We will update his bio as we get to know him. We can help more dogs if...

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Dog added on: April 06, 2011
Heidi

Heidi

Senior
Gender: Female
Age: 13.1 years

Heidi is a senior girl, about 7 years old. She is a well-bred, purebred GSD. Heidi's family owned her since a puppy but they are Senior people with a medical issue that does not allow them to be able to care for her any longer. Heidi has perfect house manners,...

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Dog added on: April 01, 2011
Polo

Polo

Gender: Male
Age: 6.7 years

Polo is a male puppy, about 8 month old. Polo is a very happy, joyful, playful young dog that would do well with other dogs or an active family. He came to us untrained, but he is now crate trained, and learning leash manners. He will play endlessly with either...

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Dog added on: April 01, 2011
Kody

Kody

Gender: Male
Age: 7 years

Kody is a sweet, loving 11 month old German Shepherd mix with deep, soft eyes and a glossy black coat. Before he came into rescue, Kody was living well with a chihuahua puppy, 2 cats, and a 16 month old and 3 year old child. He gets along great with...

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Dog added on: March 31, 2011
Chloe

Chloe

Gender: Female
Age: 9.1 years

Chloe is about 3 years old. She is new to us, but she appears to be good around other dogs, OK with small dogs, and is OK with cats. Chloe is a submissive type of female. She came into the shelter with older puppies (3), that is all we know...

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Dog added on: March 30, 2011
Shellie

Shellie

Gender: Female
Age: 6.8 years

Shellie is 8 months old and is a long-coat purebred German Shepherd Dog. She is great with other dogs, OK with cats, and great with all people she has met. Shellie is new to us and we will post more as we get to know her. She is a submissive...

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Dog added on: March 24, 2011
Ozo

Ozo

Gender: Male
Age: 7.6 years

Ozo is about 14 -16 months old. He is a medium-sized male, and is very playful, lighthearted, outgoing, and healthy. Ozo has been in training with Eleza at Paws in Progress in Sacramento and is now leash trained and crate trained. We know that Ozo would love to play all...

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Dog added on: March 24, 2011
Khona

Khona

Gender: Male
Age: 7.2 years

Khona is 1 years old. He is a GSD/Lab/Greyhound???, well, we really do not know what he is a mix of. But when you read his story and look at the lovely dog in the photos, you will know why we had to take him in our program. We were...

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Dog added on: February 27, 2011
Turner

Turner

Special needs (Health)
Gender: Male
Age: 7.2 years

Turner is a 14 months old black and tan male German Shepherd who has a great temperament. His fosterer fell in love with him and will be adopting him. He is in the process of getting his skin condition cleared up and having hip replacement surgery. We are so glad...

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Dog added on: February 12, 2011
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