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.

  • Becky
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    Becky

    Female 22.8 months Level 4.0

    My name is Becky and I know I am cute. I am energetic, happy and lots of fun to be around. I think I am more than a German Shepherd, I think I have some Belgian Malinois because I am smarter than my foster siblings. I am learning my basic... More

    Added April 18, 2021
  • Ramey
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    Ramey

    Male 9.6 years Level 2.5

    Senior

    Ramy is a happy, friendly, goofy senior boy, who is looking for a home to show him love, interest and companionship for his golden years. He was found as a stray in the valley, and we don't think he had much care prior to rescue. We are currently treating him... More

    Added April 17, 2021
  • Maylene (Skye)
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    Maylene (Skye)

    Female 5.6 years

    Maylene is a lady in every sense of the word; she's calm, engaging, playful, and easy to work with. She loves human company, she's calm around other dogs, and just look at that smile!Maylene was found in the city of Lodi, apparently abandoned by her previous owner. When Animal Control... More

    Added April 14, 2021
  • Odin
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    Odin

    Male 2.7 years Level 3.0

    Odin is a sweet natured, sensitive soul who is light on his feet and quick to play.  He looks like he has some Husky in him, and with his bright eyes and alert take on the world he has a very friendly demeanor.  He definitely wants to please, and leans in close and wants to be by you.  He is extremely playful, but cautious around humans as he is unsure of what to expect.  This combination, playful/cautious, is not uncommon with rescues, as many of them have good reason to suspect the intentions of people.  He is easily startled by unexpected noises or fast movements, but is beginning to grow out of it and show more of his goofy personality.  He has been exposed to multiple people in his foster household and is doing just great meeting all the new friends!  Odin just lights up around other dogs and loves being in their company. Check out the video of him at Oakland Animal Services:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrFPrEcRJQsAs with any young shepherd in a new environment, things to watch out for are chewing on items that aren't toys (from his viewpoint everything is a toy) and if left unchecked, he'll mark inside the house.  It doesn't appear that he has any issues that can't be resolved by basic obedience training and confidence building.  Most likely, another dog in the household will make him feel comfortable and lead him.  He also might make a good service dog once he is comfortable with his new adopter.  He is a super sweet and happy pup that is constantly smiling with his tongue out. More

    Added April 07, 2021
  • Calli
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    Calli

    Female 4.7 years Level 2.5

    Pretty, petite, and smart, Calli appears to have the best of two breeds in her...German shepherd and Malinois. She is very grounded and confident but not obnoxious. She went on a 1.7 mile walk and heeled really nicely on a leash. She also walked through a couple of gauntlets of... More

    Added March 31, 2021
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    Azzera

    Female 2.7 years Level 3.0

    Azzera is a beautiful female with lots of energy. She is friendly with people and is good with other dogs when properly introduced. At a little under a year old, she looks to be bred from show lines and has a beautiful stance in case you are one that is... More

    Added March 31, 2021
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    Anja

    Female 5.8 years Level 2.5

    Anja is a gorgeous true GSD! She has the classic good looks and ball drive as a typical GSD. Anja was taken in by the shelter when her owner went to the hospital and has not returned for her. She is a favorite at the shelter and displays great well... More

    Added February 28, 2021
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    Reggie

    Male 2.3 years Level 4.0

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    Added February 09, 2021
  • Duchess (Dutch)
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    Duchess (Dutch)

    Female 4.8 years Level 2.5

    Dutch is a very sweet 3 to 4 year old lady who was adopted from a county shelter last year and then found her way back to a local shelter due to the owners declining health. In her previous home, she had lived with a male doberman, so she would... More

    Added February 09, 2021
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    Roxie Hart

    Female 8.9 years Level 2.0

    Senior

    Roxie Hart is a sweet older gal looking for a soft place to land. She was surrendered to the shelter when the owners didn't have any more time for her. She was undoubtedly nervous, but was a solid girl around new people. Roxie can be barky on leash when she... More

    Added January 14, 2021
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    Rocco '21

    Male 4.9 years Level 2.5

    Is this boy handsome or what!!! This hunk of a dog has hints of red in his fur...Rocco came to us via San Francisco Animal Care. He is a sweet gentle boy, but it seems has had little to no training, but has adapted quickly with the work of his... More

    Added December 27, 2020
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    Murphy

    Male 2.8 years Level 2.5

    Murphy or "Murph the Smurf" was found in a vacant field next to a busy highway. Needless to say he was a bit shy and scared. The couple who found him got him vetted and reached out to Golden State for our help. Murphy has been in foster with us... More

    Added December 12, 2020
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    Princess

    Female 2.2 years

    Princess is a sweet and very intelligent young girl.  Her and her brother were saved by a good Samaritian, from being hit by a car.  She loves playing with her foster sister and pestering when she doesn't want to play with her. More

    Added November 07, 2020
  • Cooper (Naldo)
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    Cooper (Naldo)

    Male 2.2 years Level 2.5

    Cooper is coming back to rescue. He was adopted as a young pup at 3 months, and unfortunately the adopters allergies are preceding asthma attacks, so they are reluctanly needing to rehome him. Cooper is just a little over a year and has been with his adopter since they adopted... More

    Added November 07, 2020
  • BB (baby bee)
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    BB (baby bee)

    Female 2.3 years 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
  • Astrid
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    Astrid

    Female 2.7 years Level 2.5

    Special needs (Health)

    Meet Astrid. Golden State’s “hippest” and happiest dog in our program. Astrid came to us several months ago as a 5 month old puppy from the San Francisco Care and Control Shelter. She is almost a year old now although you would never know it, as she is still a puppy-at-heart. As usual... More

    Added October 12, 2020
  • Bobby/Buster
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    Bobby/Buster

    Male 7.2 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
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    Freddy

    Male 4.7 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
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    Cassian / Max

    Male 2.5 years

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    Added August 11, 2020
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    Beck

    Male 3.8 years 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
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    Dixon

    Male 3.2 years

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

    Added June 08, 2020
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    Ivy

    Female 4 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
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    Riva

    Female 5.5 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
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    Hanz

    Male 4.5 years

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

    Male 6.1 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