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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  • Astrid
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    Astrid

    Female 12 months 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
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    Odin

    Male 12 months 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, but lacks the confidence to do so.He is extremely playful, yet hesitant 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.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=HrFPrEcRJQs His big challenge is to trust people, and to be accepting of their actions and temperaments.  At first it takes some coaxing, but once he is comfortable with you, he will lean in for pets and some loving.  As 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. More

    Added April 07, 2021
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    Ren

    Male 7.3 years Level 2.5

    Senior, Special needs (Health)

    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
  • Maylene
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    Maylene

    Female 4 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

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  • Azzera
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    Azzera

    Female 13.2 months 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
  • Calli
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    Calli

    Female 3 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
  • Anja
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    Anja

    Female 4.1 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 8.4 months Level 4.0

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    Added February 09, 2021
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    Rocco '21

    Male 3.3 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
  • Murphy
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    Murphy

    Male 14.4 months 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
  • Naldo
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    Naldo

    Male 7.2 months Level 4.0

    Naldo is a very happy and energetic boy. He was found wandering the streets. A good Samaritain was able to lure him and his sister into his car to prevent them from getting hit by cars. He is turning into an amazing pup. Naldo loves to play ball and when... More

    Added November 07, 2020
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    Princess

    Female 7.2 months

    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