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All Serendipity dogs are vaccinated, de-wormed, spayed or neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested (treated if needed), and started on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. If you find a dog you might be interested in adopting, please visit our Adoption Information page. See more updates on our Facebook page.

You can view our adoptable dogs on this page (see below) or visit Petfinder

 . Rocko .
 . Rocko .  . Rocko .  . Rocko .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Rocko! This handsome 8-year-old guy found himself at St. Clair County Animal Control after his owner's health sadly declined. He quickly stole everyone's heart! While in his foster home, Rocko has been on limited activity as he undergoes heartworm treatment, but this super FRIENDLY boy is now ready to find his forever people! Like most GSDs, Rocko will alert-bark at strangers coming up to the house, but that's all it is. Once he figures out it's a human who likes HIM, he's always down to like them back! Rocko warms up to new people quickly, and loves nothing more than lots of head rubs and neck rubs. Eager to please, Rocko will follow his humans around wherever they go in the home. While in recovery, Rocko has been working slowly on basic obedience, including sit and good leash manners. He also loves his Kong toy, carrying it around the home even when it is empty. Other than toys and his Kong, Rocko has not offered to chew on anything he's not supposed to. Good boy, Rocko. Rocko has been respectful of "his room" (mudroom) while having to be kept on limited activity in recovery. He happily goes in (treats are always a plus!) and settles down. No destruction from this polite, well-behaved gentleman! He's also totally down for car rides--well-behaved and happy to go out and about with his humans. Rocko is curious and interested in other dogs, but hasn't had much opportunity to play while in recovery. He is laid-back when his canine foster siblings are nearby and we think he will do well with a laid-back buddy his size after proper introductions. As for the kitties or other small critters, he has no direct experience. But he has seen them (as well as geese and horses!) and has been neutral toward them. How about kids? Oh, those are Rocko's sweet spot. His foster humans have two dog-savvy grandkids, ages 5 and 10. He is very gentle with them both and greatly enjoys their attention! Rocko has even been a gentleman at his vet visits and his grooming visits, and hasn't even minded the occasional thunderstorm or fireworks show. Rocko is fostered in the St. Louis Metro area. If you think you'd love to add gentle giant Rocko to your family, please apply to adopt! *** Link to all adoption requirements, policies, and informational resources: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt *** Link to adoption FAQs, including adoption fees for adults and puppies 12 months and younger: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt/faqs *** Link to our "Seniors Furever" program for adult dogs 7 years old and up: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt/seniors *** Visit us on Facebook for regular updates on all of our program dogs! https://www.facebook.com/SGSDR/
Senior, Male, Large
 . Theo .
 . Theo .  . Theo .  . Theo .  . Theo .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Meet Theo! Oh, this handsome, fluffy boy. How best to introduce you to Theo? Perhaps the troll family from "Frozen" could say it best: "He's just a bit of a fixer-upper, he's got a couple of bugs His isolation is confirmation of his desperation for human hugs. So he's a bit of a fixer-upper, but we know what to do The way to fix up this fixer-upper is to fix him up with you!" Yep, Theo is a sweet boy who needs some fixer-upping. You see, Theo is just a year old, and he knew nothing but living as a free-range farm puppy until just recently. Two lovely young men bought him from his "breeder," ready to add a dog to their lives, only to discover that young Theo here knew NOTHING about this big scary world ... and nothing about how to live in a home. Quickly realizing Theo needed more human guidance to learn "how to dog" in a busy human world, they reached out for help. And thanks to the partnership of a local shelter team, Theo is now a Serendipity dog! Theo is a stunning black-and-tan plush-coat GSD who needs to learn how to navigate life in general. He's had so little exposure to much of anything outside of his previously-small world, that most everything about it scares him. Living in a home? Huh? What's that? Going for car rides? OMG, yikes! This is new. Walking on leash around PEOPLE? Oh, my. This is scary!! Yep, Theo is currently feeling a bit overwhelmed about almost everything. Well, most everything except the comforting company of a confident doggie friend! A good dog buddy and a quiet home will be key to Theo ditching the "shell shock" and learning that the world doesn't have to be that scary. Theo is currently fostered in the Kansas City area in a busy, multi-dog household. The dog-buddy part is perfect for him. The busy part? Not as much. His wonderful foster humans (and past SGSDR adopters) are patiently working with him to learn how to be a house dog and a companion. And oh, Theo. He works so hard at it! It's a bit of three steps forward, two steps back some days, but he wants so badly to please. A quiet home with a patient human and a calm dog buddy to help him figure out life would be ideal for this floofy young man. So yep, he's a fixer-upper, but we've got his back. And if you have the experience and compassion to welcome Theo into your home, we'll have your back, too. Serendipity GSD Rescue has a track record of rescuing the easy, the not-so-easy, and the outright fixer-uppers for over 15 years. So let's just say we have a lot of quality professional trainers on our contact list who can help if this boy just stole your heart and you want to be the one to show him his path to the good life. Theo is available for adoption to very savvy "scared-dog-experience" adoptive homes, and we will definitely consider a foster-to-adopt arrangement for pre-approved adopters. If you'd like to learn more about Theo, drop us an email at serendipity.email@gmail.com, and if you'd like to apply to foster or adopt, please go to http://serendipitygsd.org/help/volunteer/foster or http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt *** Link to all adoption requirements, policies, and informational resources: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt *** Link to adoption FAQs, including adoption fees for adults and puppies 12 months and younger: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt/faqs *** Link to our "Seniors Furever" program for adult dogs 7 years old and up: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt/seniors *** Visit us on Facebook for regular updates on all of our program dogs! https://www.facebook.com/SGSDR/
Young, Male, Large
 . Clementine .
 . Clementine .  . Clementine .  . Clementine .  . Clementine .  . Clementine .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Hands up if you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL, smart, energetic, sassy (did we say beautiful?) German Shepherd puppy? Chances are if you are looking for a German Shepherd you said yes to all of those things! Ms Clementine is 1 years old and looking for her furever home! Clementine is all things female German Shepherd: - Likes to be alpha - Bonds fast and hard to her person - Likes to play outside, play with toys, and play with anything else she can get her paws on - Is extremely smart - Will follow you anywhere (yes even the bathroom) - Is gorgeous (look at that face and coat!) Clementine will need an owner who is very experienced and can provide her with good structure. She can be unsure of male companions at first and can react when she is fearful, but with strong direction she will succeed! Clementine has amazing leash manners and has mastered a lot of basic commands. She would love to be in a home with a fenced in yard, and a person who enjoys being outside and spending quality time with her! *** Link to all adoption requirements, policies, and informational resources: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt *** Link to adoption FAQs, including adoption fees for adults and puppies 12 months and younger: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt/faqs *** Link to our "Seniors Furever" program for adult dogs 7 years old and up: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt/seniors *** Visit us on Facebook for regular updates on all of our program dogs! https://www.facebook.com/SGSDR/
Baby, Female, Large
 . Kato .
 . Kato .  . Kato .  . Kato .  . Kato .  . Kato .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Kato is a coal black male German Shepherd with lots of personality to spare. He loves as much as he plays, which in his case is a lot! If you're looking for your next adventure buddy, Kato is your guy. He can go all day and will keep you on your toes, but he has a nice "off switch" and will be happy to chill with his human and canine friends in front of the television. Kato is currently fostered in the St. Louis area with two adult German Shepherd foster siblings, a male and a female. He LOVES playing with his canine friends! He can be reactive to dogs when meeting first on leash, but his foster mom is working him through it. And when he gets to meet them through a fence (off leash) instead, it's all "play with me!" Kato is fully obedience trained as are his foster siblings. His foster mom regularly puts him through his paces on his commands, including heel, place, down, sit, and recall. When you're managing a household of 3 large GSDs, obedience for the win! Cats and small pets are unknown for Kato, and his rough and tumble play may result in a small child getting jostled around. We recommend an experienced GSD home with larger dogs and older children--and dog-savvy adults who will require this boy to stay sharp on his obedience! If Kato sounds like your perfect new family member, please apply to adopt! *** Link to all adoption requirements, policies, and informational resources: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt *** Link to adoption FAQs, including adoption fees for adults and puppies 12 months and younger: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt/faqs *** Link to our "Seniors Furever" program for adult dogs 7 years old and up: http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt/seniors *** Visit us on Facebook for regular updates on all of our program dogs! https://www.facebook.com/SGSDR/
Adult, Male, Large

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