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unforeseen circumstances force German Shepherd owners to seek a new home for their dog(s).
This page serves to link such individuals with potential new owners--and to help prevent
the tragedy of owners surrendering their pets to a shelter.
GSRSV is not involved in
the adoption process of dogs listed on this page. Individuals interested in adopting a dog listed below
should contact the
owner directly at the phone number or e-mail listed. Because GSRSV is has
not evaluated the dogs listed here, I cannot
take responsibility for their temperament or health.
If you are an owner interested in listing your German Shepherd Dog(s)
here, please see How to Place a Dog Through GSRSV.
indicates that a dog has proven itself to be OK with cats.
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is a handsome, approx 70-lb, 2-yo neutered male GSD who is very
intelligent, loving and alert. He is friendly with strangers when
properly introduced, but can be a little over-eager by jumping up on
them or being mouthy. Riggs has never been exposed to small children.
Riggs did fine with the other dogs who he met during training but does
not routinely socialize with other dogs other than the male Labrador
Retriever who he lives with (and does well with). He is non-reactive
towards other dogs when on walks.
Riggs has not been around small dogs. He has a very strong predatory
instinct so it’s possible he’d go after a small dog.
Riggs is NOT good with cats. Though he’s lived with several cats in his
present home since he was adopted in Aug 2018, he was never allowed to
interact with them off-leash. In January 2020 he attacked and killed one
of the cats when they accidentally came together.
Riggs is fully housetrained but is rarely allowed free roam of the
house. He does sleep inside the house but in a crate.
Riggs received several months of formal obedience training. He learned
commands in both English & German and responds well to most basic
commands. Riggs walks very well on leash, paying close attention to his
Riggs rides well in a car. He is usually crated when travelling but does
fine when not in the crate.
Riggs’ person Traci adopted him from the San Martin animal shelter in
August 2018. Traci is seeking a new home for Riggs because he killed one
of her cats and she has other cats. She has to keep tight control over
Riggs and feels this is unfair to him. She is also recovering from
spinal surgery and when Riggs and her Lab are together they play very
rough, so Riggs I presently at a board & train facility.
Riggs is located in San Martin, CA, near Hwy 101 north of Gilroy and
south of San Jose. A $200 rehoming fee is requested for Riggs.
Please contact Traci Godfrey at
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is an approx 60-lb, two-yr old spayed female German Shepherd (maybe
mixed w/ a little Husky) who is affectionate, playful and energetic.
Heidi is very friendly with people of all ages. She gets very excited
when meeting new people both at home and otherwise and has never shown
any signs of aggression. She adores young children and has done great w/
her owner’s niece and nephews who are 1yr, 2.5 yrs, and 4 yrs old. Heidi
even lays next to them when they are playing on the trampoline! However,
if children are hyperactive and running around the house she takes it as
a sign that it is time to play and may accidentally knock them over.
Heidi is great with other dogs and on the submissive side. She is a
regular visitor to the dog park which is one of her favorite things to
Heidi is not so good with cats. She killed her owner’s cat when the
owner was out of town and had left Heidi and her cat at her parent’s
house. Though Heidi subsequently went through a board-and-train program
to help her overcome her predatory instincts and now peacefully
co-exists with her owner’s remaining cats under supervision, we are
seeking a home with NO CATS for Heidi.
Heidi is fully housetrained and does fine left inside when her owner is
gone. She sleeps either or her owner’s bed or in the living room.
Heidi has received extensive professional training. She has resided at a
board & train facility in Newcastle for the last two and a half months.
She now walks great both on and off leash and if she starts getting
excited when she sees other dogs she responds quickly to correction.
Heidi loves to ride in the car and is a very calm, polite passenger. She
is a very agile dog and likes to climb on ramps and jump over small
objects, so would probably love agility courses. She is not a big fan of
fetch, but does like to play with balls and other toys.
Heidi’s owner Kelsey adopted her from the Sac County shelter in
mid-2019. After Heidi killed her cat she was never emotionally able to
bring her back to her home.
Heidi is located at
All About Dog Obedience in Newcastle. Her rehoming fee is $150 (required
Please contact Kelsey DeFillipo at
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