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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  • Junior
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    Junior

    Male 6.1 years Level 2.5

    Junior!!!    Junior is a male german shepherd dog, 86 lbs and neutered.  His birthday is February 1 and is now 6 years old.  But he still has a lot of playful puppy personality left in him.   Junior is super easy and eager to please.  He doesn’t go far from the pack and wants to be around people as much as possible.  He is excited to see us when we return and is ready for a belly rub or just some petting.  He is potty trained, crate trained and will generally do his business right away when outside.   Junior is not mouthy or food aggressive.  He also will let you grab his collar if you need to and responds well to No.  He knows how to sit, down, wait/stay and follows me inside when it is time to go inside.  He enjoys a good brushing too.  As for walks… Junior will get excited to go when you grab the leash, and he is pretty good on the leash.  When he sees another dog, he does pull but we are working on it.   Junior is spending his time inside with most of the day and is laid back, usually sleeping close by if he isn’t watching the driveway for activity.  He will alert if someone comes near the house or if the neighbors are making a lot of noise in the next yard.  Overall, Junior is a great companion, still has a lot of playful spirit, wants to please his people, and will cuddle up on the couch if you want him to…or if not next to the couch! Due to an unfortunate change in family dynamic, Junior was returned to GSGSR.  Junior was adoted at 8 weeks of age and has been with his adopter for the past 6 years. More

    Added September 30, 2019
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    Kaia

    Female 6.1 years Level 2.0

    Are you looking for a walking buddy? Maybe a beautiful older sable colored female? Are you looking for a larger girl that you don’t have to bend so far over to pet? Then Kaia is your girl who is ready to give you lots of love!! Just show her the... More

    Added May 03, 2019
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    Randell

    Male 12 months Level 2.0

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    My names Randell, but I’m a “Mr. Steal your girl” kind of pup. I’m learning to be a puppy, since I spent a while on restriction due to a broken foot. I LOVE toys and balls and like to spend a lot of time in the backyard playing with my toys... More

    Added February 08, 2019
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    Zorri

    Female 6 months Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    This is Zorri! Zorri is a gorgeous, sweet 5 to 6 month old GSD who was surrendered to SF Animal Control after her owners stated they didn't have time for her. In her notes it said she was kept in a crate for 20+hours/day. Aside from super long toenails and... More

    Added November 07, 2019
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    Cody (Aspen)

    Male 5.9 years Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Meet Cody, a large handsome, great natured German Shepherd that looks and feels like a polar bear, soft and cuddly. Although Cody is as big as a polar bear, he thinks and believes he is the size of a Chihuahua. He is still a puppy at heart, who finds his... More

    Added October 05, 2019
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    Blackjack

    Male 7.2 months Level 4.0

    Blackjack is a very stunning boy who is all black with a sprinkling of white under his chin. He is active and ready to go. He will need training, but so far he has been really a good pup. We carefully choose homes for our puppies as they require owners... More

    Added September 21, 2019
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    Jaina

    Female 3.6 months Level 2.5

    Jaina is a sweet young girl that is very curious about the world around her. She comes right up to be loved on and has beautiful soft eyes that will pierce your soul. Jaina came to us when she was only 5 weeks old. She has been growing up with... More

    Added August 31, 2019
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    Nina

    Female 2.3 years Level 2.5

    "Good things come in small packages". This is Nina in a nutshell. Pretty, petite, and playful, two year old Nina has a lot to offer. When you first meet her, Nina seems very stately and introverted. However, once she gets your attention and especially if you have a ball...WATCH OUT! Nina... More

    Added August 17, 2019
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    Kinleigh

    Female 15.6 months Level 2.5

    Just look at that beautiful face of Kinleigh's with her deep eyes that look right into your heart. She is a beautiful sable German Shepherd that would love nothing better than human companionship. She prefers people to dogs, but she will still play with dogs and have a lot of fun... More

    Added August 17, 2019
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    Beyla

    Female 2.3 years Level 2.5

    Beyla was an owner surrender to the shelter. It was said that she and her sister kept trying to escape. We have not observed these traits, but it looks like her sister has had some litters, so most likely they were just unwanted and surrendered. She is currently in foster... More

    Added August 13, 2019
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    Abner

    Male 21.6 months Level 2.5

    Abner is our newest boy that may not be totally German Shepherd!! However, he is super sweet, wants to give lots of love and needed a second chance at a forever home. Abner is a big boy with very little life experience. We think he was probably a backyard dog... More

    Added July 31, 2019
  • Chase Elliott
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    Chase Elliott

    Male 15.6 months Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Ready, get set, goooo, that is what Chase Elliott likes to do. He is always ready to go. He loves to play ball, go for car rides, walks, training, etc. His favorite thing to do is to eat. He loves mealtime and will gooble it all down after he has... More

    Added June 14, 2019
  • Erik Jones
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    Erik Jones

    Male 15.6 months Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Erik Jones and his brother came to us from Sonoma Animal Shelter hence they are known as our racing boys. The shelter told us they were about 10 months old however we think they were a lot younger because they have both grown a lot almost doubling in size. Erik... More

    Added June 14, 2019

Available Soon

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    Rodrik

    Male 4.8 months

    Rodrick is a good 3 to 4 month old pup, who was most likely hit by a car and then taken to the shelter.  He is still in medical/recovery foster and once he is given the green light, he will be available.   More

    Added October 15, 2019

Adoption Pending

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    Cara ('19)

    Female 10 years Level 2.5

    Senior

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Cara is a beautiful girl with a beautiful soul. Her notes list her as a 70 lb GSD/Belgian Malinois mix. She was surrendered to SF Animal Care and Control as her owner was too old to take care of her and would just let her roam the city neighborhoods. She... More

    Added November 05, 2019
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    Sebastian

    Male 10.6 years Level 2.5

    Senior

    Sebastian is a gorgeous, lovable senior GSD. We think he is around 10-12 years of age. He was an owner surrender to the shelter as his owner was moved to a nursing home. It was stated that he was in a home with 3 chihuahuas, however he is very drawn to... More

    Added October 04, 2019
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    TJ

    Male 2.3 years Level 2.5

    TJ is a handsome, nice size boy with a charming personality. TJ arrived at the Stockton Shelter via an emergency vet where he was treated for a broken front left leg. Currently his leg is in a cast and several more cast changes are needed until his leg is fully... More

    Added August 17, 2019
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    Alpha

    Male 10.8 months Level 2.5

    Alpha was found by a Good Samaritan who saw him and his brother running in the street. She knew she had to help so she turned her car around and was able to get both dogs to safety. She contacted her local Animal Shelter filled out all the appropriate found... More

    Added July 20, 2019
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    Joey

    Male 14.4 months Level 2.5

    Special needs (Health)

    Joey is a young, active, playful shepherd who loves his walks and just hanging out with his people. He is a very striking boy with a gorgeous plush dark coat and deep dark eyes that draw plenty of attention on walks. He especially loves a good game of fetch and... More

    Added July 09, 2019
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    Maddie '19

    Female 4.2 years Level 3.0

    "I'm ready for a forever home (since it appears my foster brother Oskar won't be leaving anytime soon)" Maddie would love nothing more than to find someone who can be her one and only lifetime companion. She looks forward to taking long walks and although she enjoys going on runs with... More

    Added March 25, 2019
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    Turq

    Male 3.6 months

    Turq is a cute young pup that is not afraid of anything. He is going to lead the way and check everything out. He plays with the big dogs and when they get to rough he lets them know it. He will need lots of training. Turq loves cuddling and... More

    Added August 31, 2019