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

  • Astrid
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    Astrid

    Female 7.2 months Level 2.5

    Special needs (Health)

    This is Astrid! This lovely lady is around 7 months old and she is about as sweet as can be. She can be somewhat barky at new dogs on leash, but that is being worked on. We can tell she had zero training in her previous 'home" but she is... More

    Added October 12, 2020

Available Soon

  • Ren
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    Ren

    Male 6.9 years Level 2.5

    Senior

    Meet Ren! This handsome senior boy was surrendered to the shelter because the "family" was moving. This boy is so sweet and such a solid dog, that he would adapt well to any situation. He gets along with people, dogs and we even passed a cat at the shelter and... More

    Added January 14, 2020

Adoption Pending

  • BB (baby bee)
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    BB (baby bee)

    Female 3.6 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 5.2 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
  • Freddy
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    Freddy

    Male 2.7 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
  • Beck
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    Beck

    Male 21.6 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