Available Dogs

Adopting a German Shepherd Dog is a serious commitment of up to 10-15 years. We're looking to find our dogs forever homes so their lives won't be disrupted again.

In general, we don't know the background or medical history of dogs we bring into our program, nor can we guarantee their temperaments, behaviors, or health. We base the information on each dog on observations made while the dog is in a foster home in our program.

Since not all homes are the same, dogs may display different behaviors after being adopted than what we've observed. Similarly, just because a dog has lived with or tested tolerant of cats or small dogs, does NOT mean it will automatically be tolerant of cats or small dogs in a new home. It may take time and supervision while the animals adjust.

All of our dogs are spayed or neutered as required of all California shelters and rescues by the California Food & Agriculture Code Section 30503. They are also current on all vaccines and microchipped.

Not all dogs will be at all adoption events. We don't reserve dogs for adoption by telehone or email. You MUST first submit an adoption application.

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Ready for Adoption

  • Danny
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    Danny

    Male 2.1 years

    Watch videos of Danny in action on youtube. *** Danny was found on March 16, 2022, on the side of the freeway, not wanting to walk. X-rays revealed he was shot in the leg resulting in a large pellet radius and ulna fracture. He also had some wounds to left... More

    Added March 14, 2022
  • Dieter
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    Dieter

    Male 4.8 months

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    Added September 14, 2022
  • Bo
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    Bo

    Male 3.1 years

    Mr. Social Butterfly and Prince Charming rolled into one. That’s Bo in a nutshell. Bo has settled very quickly here at our home and seems to be very comfortable around our family (husband disabled & stays at home; wife works from home; adult son works a full-time job). He is... More

    Added June 04, 2022
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    Mouse

    Female 7.2 months

    Mouse is a beautiful, dark faced pup with dark eyes that look right into your soul. She is the first to sit for a treat, will jump into her crate and pop out again to make sure you didn’t forget she was there. She joined our rescue when with her... More

    Added May 20, 2022

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  • Luna
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    Luna

    Female 6 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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    Maggie

    Female 8.4 months

    Maggie was one of three dogs Golden State German Shepherd Rescue pulled from the Kerman Animal Shelter.   Found as a stray, her owners never came to look for her so at five months of age, Maggie found herself on the adoption waiting list.   Maggie is very affectionate and eager to please.  She is learning to walk nicely on a leash and is learning to "sit".. She is also learning house manners, crate training, and appears to be housebroken.  Her fosters also want to start working on more obedience training and will be enrolling her in a structured obedience class.     Maggie enjoys her foster brother's company (in a punky sister sort of way) so she may benefit greatly living with another dog, an older but playful dog to show her the ropes.  Maggie would also do best with a patient, committed owner who will continue to work with her More

    Added June 07, 2022

Adoption Pending

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    Susie Q

    Female 6 months Level 4.0

    Meet Susie Q is a very happy, energetic puppy that will make you laugh while watching her run around the yard. She joined the rescue with her brothers and sisters when she was about 6 weeks old. In observing her actions with her siblings, she is the one that seems... More

    Added May 20, 2022
  • Maple
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    Maple

    Female 6 months

    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
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    Olive

    Female 6 months

    In early July, Olive and her sister, Maple 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
  • Tiponi
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    Tiponi

    Female 15.6 months

    Tiponi is an 11-month-old German shepherd mix pup with "a heart of gold". When she was only four months old, Deb, her foster mom, acquired her from her previous owner. Tiponi was extremely sheltered and was very unsure of the world and people around her but she has made great strides from then to... More

    Added June 19, 2022
  • Zoe
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    Zoe

    Female 1.2 months

    Zoe has all the good looks, and the sassy attitude to go with it! She is a typical German Shepherd puppy, who needs lots of guidance, ongoing training, and strong leadership to reach her full potential. She will be an incredible companion as the thing she loves best is to... More

    Added May 20, 2022
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    Maverick 22

    Male 7.2 months

    Maverick was another pup from the Magnificent Seven littter.and is every bit like his namesake in Top Gun....smart, confident, and above all good looking! In his foster home, Maverick is learning a lot of neat things such as house manners and basic obedience. He is also learning crate training and is... More

    Added May 20, 2022