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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  • Rhodie
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    Rhodie

    Male 5.1 years

    Rhodie was found as a stray on Oct 11, on the corner of two busy roads with no collar or tag. But surprisingly he was microchipped. Unfortunately, the microchip was not updated to include any prior shelter or current owner information. However, we think Rhodie is approx. 4.5-5 years old. Rhodie... More

    Added October 17, 2022
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    Maggie

    Female 10.8 months

    Maggie is an energetic and affecionate little darling. Golden State German Shepherd Rescue pulled her 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.She has been in foster care now for 4 months and is doing very well. She has had some obedience training and socialization in public places.  She is housebroken and crate-trained, and knows how to sit, stay, down and walk on a leash. She would also be a good walking or jogging companion.She has some anxiety around meeting new dogs, but gets along great with her one-year-old foster brother Buddy. They play and wrestle together and it is fun to watch. She is alert and alarm-barks when she hears unusual noises outside (good girl!) She is quick and agile, and will absolutely chase a cat when it runs. So she should therefore NOT be in a home with kitties. Maggie 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. This little girl is a gem! More

    Added June 07, 2022
  • Greta
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    Greta

    Female 2.1 years

    Have you ever dreamed of a White Christmas?  Have you ever dreamed of a White German Shepherd????  If so, Greta would be your dream come true <3 Greta is an approx two-year-old German Shepherd mix that was found as stray with another old dog. The Animal Control Officers said she was protecting the old dog who was sick. Greta was in the shelter for over two months until she caught the eye of Golden State German Shepherd Rescue.  We went in to pick up another pup and decided to evaluate this beautiful girl...and she did great on her evaluation.  She even temp tested well with kitties so we think with proper introduction and supervision, she will be able to co-habitate with felines.  Greta LOVES going for rides and is a great traveler.  Every time her foster mom opens the car door, Greta is ready to go!  And she loves to go on long walks. During her stay at the shelter, they would take her out on her doggy day and she would walk over two miles!!!      Greta is extremely comfortable with people of all ages. She is particulary fond of young kids as she watched her foster mom's young son and nephew very attentively while they were on the trampoline. Greta never left their side nor took her eye off them.    We don't know why Greta wasn't snatched up while she was in the shelter.  She is a lovely girl with extraordinary charm and personality.   More

    Added November 10, 2022
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    Mouse

    Female 9.6 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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    Susie Q

    Female 8.4 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
  • Luna
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    Luna

    Female 6.2 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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    Olive

    Female 8.4 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
  • Zoe
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    Zoe

    Female 3.6 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 9.6 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