Our Dogs attending Adoption Days


The following dogs are scheduled to attend our
May 27, 2017
Adoption Day Event,
from 11 pm until 2 pm

San Jose Adoption Event
Pet Food Express
1152 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose

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Females attending

Lisette is a cute, sweet, petite (57 pounds), and shy girl around strangers who is over 1 year old. She does come alive when another dog is around. During her evaluation she spent most of it frozen in place or under chairs but she is great with other dogs and derives confidence from them. She was evaluated with Jack and the two played kissy face and laid down, face to face with their paws touching. Since coming into her foster home, Lisette has come out of her shell quickly and has blossomed. She now comes when called or when you whistle for her. She actively solicits attention, and loves to cuddle. She engages her foster brother in play and her foster mother too but does not yet know that she has to modify her play style with us humans! Like all girls, she has also shown a fondness for shoes, socks and slippers; she enjoys taking only one shoe out of a pair and scattering them around the house or bringing them into her crate as a prize. She only moves them and does not destroy them. More...
Mahlia is a 2-year old female German Shepherd dog that was picked up as a stray by Monterey County Animal Services. It is quite apparent that Mahlia has not had an easy life and was not well cared for by her prior owners. Her injuries suggest that she may have been involved in a cruelty case, showing abrasions on her legs, possible old fracture left front leg (x-rays determined no fracture, but ligament injury), emaciated to the point of seeing rib/hip bones (she is only about 1/2 the weight she should be), ear infections, diarrhea and tapeworms.  Even with everything she has been through, she is very sweet, but cautious with humans. Now that she is in foster care, she will be provided all the love and attention she needs to regain her strength and learn to trust again. More...

Males attending

Guthree is just the cutest 7-8 month old pup you will ever meet. He came into the Oakland Animal Shelter with Darla who we believe to be his litter-mate. Guthree comes when called, eagerly seeking affection. During his shelter evaluation, he climbed up on the table and thoroughly washed the evaluator's face. Guthree does not seem to show much interest in toys or other dogs but is very interested in getting attention from people. He rides well free in a car and walks nicely on leash. As a young dog, he would benefit greatly from structured obedience training and since he is treat motivated, he will do very well. More...

Jedd is a 5-year old black & tan (with beautiful reddish tints) male German Shepherd that was picked up as a stray by Monterey County Animal Services.  Jedd is a very sweet, loving, gentle giant, who has waited patiently at the shelter until we were able to pull him. He is now safe, and enjoying being in his foster home. He is quite calm, and being the semi-mature boy that he is, rides well in the car (uncrated), accepts the crate in the home, and sleeps all night without issue. He is a big boy, weighing in at 89 lbs, and will still need to gain a few more, and may top out at around 100 lbs. He walks well on a leash, but will pull from time to time, as something of interest catches his eye or nose. A simple correction will bring him back in line. He has not shown much interest in toys, but loves affection and pets from his human.  More...
Luther Cody
Luther is a 7-month old black & tan GSD puppy that had been hit by a car, and turned over to the Fremont Animal Shelter. Due to his injury, the shelter had him evaluated by the VCA Specialty Animal Hospital, where he was found to have fractures of the radius and ulna of his front left leg. No other injuries were noted. Because of his sweetness, the shelter staff advocated for him and asked GSRNC to help. Of course, after meeting him, we knew we could not turn our backs, and agreed to bring him into our program.  Luther was evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon to determine whether surgical correction/stabilization would be necessary. X-rays confirmed that he suffered a fracture of the radius and ulna, and the best route to take would be surgical stabilization. After discussion, we agreed, and Luther underwent surgery, and is already moved into a foster home. The procedure was successful, and we expect a full recovery, which will be 6-8 weeks. More...

Thulani Dogs attending

Dogs that are part of the Thulani Program are looking for a forever home that will care for them for the rest of their life, in warmth and love. Each dog will come with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. Their medical expenses will be covered for the rest of their life by The Thulani Program. If you want to learn more about the Thulani Program please contact Bob at
Binola T
The Thulani Program
Helping the most vulnerable... free medical coverage for life

Many of you that are familiar with the Thulani Dog family remember Binola T. as 12 year old GSD that was one member of a two dog pair. She had a brother-sister relationship with a 14 year old lab-mix named Scott T. They both grew up together in the Central Valley area where they relied on each other almost exclusively for companionship. This companionship strengthened when they were abandoned at the Los Banos Shelter. Later, when The Thulani Program rescued them from the Shelter as a bonded pair, it continued at their foster home. They both preferred being outside together... which is not bad. It is just different than the desires of most GSDs that want to develop a relationship with their people and be where ever they are... usually indoors. More...

Jeremy T
The Thulani Program
Helping the most vulnerable... free medical coverage for life

Jeremy is an 11 year old friendly male German Shepherd that ended up in the Seaaca Shelter in Downey Calif. We have not been able to get too much history on him but Jeremy seems happy to teach us about himself as we go... Upon meeting Jeremy you will likely notice that he is very under weight or emaciated and could benefit from putting on another 15-20 lbs. Quickly after this you will notice that he is also starved for affection. He loves to be petted and will take treats nicely when they are offered. He also greatly enjoys play time with you and a ball. More...
Robert T
The Thulani Program
Helping the most vulnerable... free medical coverage for life

Robert is a handsome yet sweet 11 year old neutered male German Shepherd that was owner surrendered to the Downey Shelter in S. Cal.  Robert is a big boy. He weighs in at 98 lbs but as you can see in his photos below it suits his frame well. Unfortunately he has some pretty severe mobility problems that might be helped by loosing some of those lbs. The medical report and xrays are consistent with Osteoarthritis. It appears that Robert's owner may have given up on him and dumped him at the shelter at the first sign that he was getting to be a senior dog however. The Thulani Program has rescued Robert so he is now safe from the perils of a crowded shelter. His mobility issues will be further explored so that we can identify what is needed for Robert to get the most out of his senior years. We have found that often times there are relatively small things that can make a big difference... such as the use of diet, a mild exercise program, and/or the use of NSAIDs or other Arthritis medication. This Sweet dog deserves whatever we can do for him. More...




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Please remember that the descriptions of dogs have been written by GSRNC volunteers and are usually based only upon our observation of the dog since the time it was rescued. While we try to provide dog descriptions that are fair and accurate, the nature of our work involves contact with dogs whose background and history are unknown to us. GSRNC cannot warrant or guarantee any dog's future behavior. For example, if we say that a rescue dog gets along with children, cats, or other dogs, this statement is usually based upon the fact that one of our volunteers has observed the dog interacting with his or her own children or pets. While this information may be helpful, we cannot be certain of how a dog will do with the children or pets in your home. If you are considering adopting, we encourage you to come to one of our Adoption Days and meet our rescue dogs. Ultimately, only you can decide whether one of our dogs is right for you.