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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  • Danny
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    Danny

    Male 2.3 years

    Danny was found on March 16, 2022, on the side of the freeway, not wanting to walk. After being brought to the Stockton shelter and after being examined, 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 front leg.  Danny had surgery in March where a plate was inserted to hold the fracture in place while it healed. He will be going to what we hope will be his final vet visit. In May, Dr. O'Brien said Danny's leg was healing well but not as fast as he had hoped. The good news is, Dr. O'Brien feels this brave boy is definitely on a strong road to full recovery.  We believe Danny is around two years old. And despite his injuries, this handsome fella appears easy to handle, friendly, affectionate, and is treat motivated. He is currently being fostered in a home surrounded by a myriad of "siblings" including a peacock, peahens, other dogs, a pig, chickens, and horses.  More

    Added March 22, 2022
  • Tiponi
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    Tiponi

    Female 12 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
  • Ruby
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    Ruby

    Female 12 months

    Ruby is a stunning year old GSD. Found as a stray, she was profiled as one of 54 GSDs and GSD mixes in the Stockton shelter in-need of rescuing. Sweet, smart, and willing to learn, Ruby loves being with people. She can be a bit hesitant when meeting new dogs... More

    Added June 18, 2022
  • Bo
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    Bo

    Male 4 years

    Golden State German Shepherd Rescue was notified about Bo (original name was Beau) in the Kerman Animal Shelter. Also found as a stray, Bo was never reclaimed. Bo appears to have lived a hard life, possibly owned as a ranch dog. During his evaluation, Bo didn't understand anything he was... More

    Added June 04, 2022
  • Stan
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    Stan

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    Stan is a confident, assertive nine week old male GSD pup. He and his brother, Ollie, were rescued from the Stockton shelter along with five other "siblings". Full of michieviousness, Stan is also a loving, inquisitive little guy. He is being "raised" by two GSD aunts so he is being... More

    Added May 20, 2022
  • Ollie
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    Ollie

    Male 2.4 months

    Ollie is a laid back, "go with the flow" nine week old male GSD pup. He and his brother, Stan, were rescued from the Stockton shelter along with five other "siblings". Full of sweeness and joy, Ollie is a loving, inquisitive little guy. He is being "raised" by their two... More

    Added May 20, 2022

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    Susie Q

    Female 3.6 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
  • Willow22
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    Willow22

    Female 2.1 years

    Willow was one of three dogs Golden State German Shepherd Rescue pulled from the Kerman Animal Shelter. Willow was also found as a stray and was never reclaimed. At 69 lbs, it appears Willow had a hard life but that hasn't sullied her attitude in the least. Her foster mom can't... More

    Added June 07, 2022
  • Maggie
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    Maggie

    Female 6 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
  • Mouse
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    Mouse

    Female 2.4 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

Adoption Pending

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    Bruce

    Male 6 months

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    Added June 04, 2022
  • Mars 22
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    Mars 22

    Male 2.4 months

    Mars is a handsome very young male that will melt your heart. He joined our rescue with his sister while they were both very young and small. Mars has been growing by leaps and bounds and is coming out of his shell. He is a little shy and may hesitate... More

    Added May 20, 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 4.8 months

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    Added May 20, 2022
  • Xena
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    Xena

    Female 7.2 months

    Beautiful, a bundle of energy, and smart as a whip sums up Xena in a nutshell. At four months old, Xena as found running the streets of Stockton and was picked up as a stray. In her foster home, Xena is blossoming into a wonderful companion. She is very food... More

    Added March 21, 2022