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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

 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Max came into rescue with his brother Zeus. They joined us from Great Plains ASPCA where they were abandoned by their owner. Max was not doing well in the shelter environment (as is often the case!), displaying shy and fearful behaviors. Since joining us in rescue, he's let his personality shine! He needs you to go slow and give him time to become comfortable with you, but then warms up nicely and creates a close relationship with the people he is familiar with. Max is very treat motivated and eager to learn! He looks to his handler for direction and thrives on engagement with his human. Max will require a home familiar with his breed, as he was listed as "rescue only" at the shelter. We don't know exactly "who dunnit," but either he or his bro Zeus nipped at a skateboarder when they both got away from their home and were running loose. No medical attention was needed, but it's a great example of why herding and guarding breeds need to be under their human's control ... lest they try to "herd and guard" in unacceptable ways! Since in rescue, we've seen very polite behavior from both boys, but they will need an experienced leader to keep them on their "good boy" path! Max lived well with is brother Zeus, plus two other small dogs and cats. To date, he has done well with introductions to other dogs both at the shelter and while in rescue. If you think this handsome boy with the soft ears and happy face is your new best friend, 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/ *** 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
 . Zeus .
 . Zeus .  . Zeus .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Zeus came into rescue with his brother Max. They joined us from Great Plains ASPCA where they were abandoned by their owner. Zeus is about 3 years old, weighs in at 82 pounds (and could use a little more), and is up to date on all vaccinations. Zeus was not doing well in the shelter environment (as is often the case!), displaying shy and fearful behaviors. Now in rescue, we can tell he's a love bug. He needs you to go slow and give him time to become comfortable with you, but then warms up nicely and creates a close relationship with the people he is familiar with. Zeus is very treat motivated and eager to learn! He looks to his handler for direction and thrives on engagement with his human. Zeus will require a home familiar with his breed, as he was listed as "rescue only" at the shelter. We don't know exactly "who dunnit," but either he or his bro Max nipped at a skateboarder when they both got away from their home and were running loose. No medical attention was needed, but it's a great example of why herding and guarding breeds need to be under their human's control ... lest they try to "herd and guard" in unacceptable ways! Since in rescue, we've seen very polite behavior from both boys, but they will need an experienced leader to keep them on their "good boy" path! Max lived well with is brother Zeus, plus two other small dogs and cats. To date, he has done well with introductions to other dogs both at the shelter and while in rescue. If you think the boy behind this handsome (perhaps mischievous?!) face is your new best friend, 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/
Young, Male, Large
 . 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
 . 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

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