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Sometimes 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

 This picture indicates that a dog has proven itself to be OK with cats.


Last updated  04/08/2021

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"Brooklyn" is a 70-lb, approx 10-mos old spayed female GSD mix who is kind, laid-back and intelligent.

Brooklyn is friendly with every person she meets and is fine with strangers coming into the house. She is.well-behaved with young children.

Brooklyn is playful with most other dogs but is aggressive towards certain small female dogs.

Brooklyn has never been around cats, so we are seeking a home WITHOUT CATS for her.

Brooklyn is housetrained and is fine when left inside when her people are gone. She sleeps on the bed with her people.

Brooklyn walks very well on leash, remaining by her person’s side. She is non-reactive towards other dogs she sees. She has excellent recall when off-leash.

Brooklyn enjoys going for car rides. She likes to play with squeaky toys and play tug-of-war. As mentioned, she is playful with most other dogs and enjoys running with them.

Brooklyn’s people Tom & Leslie Duda adopted her from one of their church friends. When she was a very young puppy, She’s been a great dog for them except that she does not get along with two of their small dogs, both female. To keep those two small dogs safe, they are seeking a new home for Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Is located in Bakersfield, CA. Per GSRSV’s policy, a $100 adoption fee is required.

Please contact Leslie Duda at either or 661-348-0225.

Posted 4-8-21

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Adopted 3-21-21!

"Hazel" is a nearly 5-yo (born 3-8-16), petite (45 lb), soon-to-be spayed female GSD who is playful, protective and stubborn. She is a little nervous around new people and needs to be properly introduced to them, which means no direct eye contact and letting Hazel come up to them. If the new person engages her in play she immediately becomes friendly with them.  

Hazel has not been around many young children so we are seeking a home for her without kids any younger than twelve years.  

Hazel is good with other dogs, including small dogs. She was raised with a Chihuahua and did great with her unitl just recently (more on that below). Hazel does well at the dog park unless there are too many dogs around, then she tends to stay close to her person. 

Hazel is also good with cats. She was raised with cats and just wants to play with them. Recently, she took a couple of bottle-fed kittens under her wing and played protective mama to them. 

Hazel is housetrained and well-behaved inside. Her people do leave her outside when they are gone for more than an hour. Hazel usually sleeps on her bed next to her person’s bed or sometimes in her crate. 

Hazel has received obedience training at Cooperhaus in San Jose. She obeys multiple commands and performs a few tricks like leaving a treat on her paw before being told she can eat it and playing dead. She walks very well on leash. She is reactive when she sees other dogs, but it’s only because she wants to play with them. 

Hazel enjoys car rides but is very excitable and whines while the car is moving. She LOVES to play with just about any toy, but especially those that squeak. She also loves to swim—as long as she has something to fetch out in the water.  

Hazel’s person Stephanie purchased her from a backyard breeder when she was three months old. Hazel has been a valued member of Stephanie’s family but recently she turned on the female Chihuahua that she grew up with, sending the little dog to the vet (she’s OK now). In Hazel’s defense, the Chihuahua constantly tormented her and Hazel probably just got fed up and lashed out. Fearful that Hazel might harm the Chihuahua again, Stephanie now has to keep Hazel separated from the other dogs in the house, which is not fair to her. So, rather than keep her confined, she is seeking a new home for Hazel.  

Hazel is located in Hilmar, CA, about 7 miles south of Turlock. She is scheduled to be spayed on March 1.

Hazel's adoption fee is $150, which will help cover the expense of her spay surgery.

Please contact Stephanie’s mother Analia at 408-307-8371 or Stephanie at

Posted 2--8-21

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Adopted 3-19-21!

"JC" is an approx 90 lb, 3-yo neutered GSD/Belgian Malinois who is loyal, smart and protective. JC is friendly with strangers both inside the house and beyond. He has not been exposed to young children during the year he’s been with his present person.

JC is good with other dogs and has done well with the small dogs he’s been around. He’s also been fine at the dog park. He does bark at other dogs he sees when on leash or in a vehicle, but that is fairly typical behavior for most GSDs.

JC has not lived with cats in his current home and barks at the cats he sees, so A HOME WITHOUT CATS is in order for him.

JC is housetrained and well-behaved inside. His person keeps him outside when he’s gone but otherwise has him in the house. JC accompanies his person (Tim) during the day on the ranch Tim works at, and JC stays near Tim without roaming.

JC has received formal obedience training. He walks fine on leash and has good recall off-leash.

JC likes to play with tug toys and to swim in natural water bodies (but not swimming pools).

Tim adopted JC from the Stockton shelter in March 2020. He is moving by the end of March and is unable to take JC with him.

JC is located in Stockton. Per GSRSV’s requirement, there is a $100 adoption fee for JC.

Please contact Tim Ustick at 209-401-7234 or

Posted 3-13-21



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