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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

 . 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
 . Star .
 . Star .  . Star .  . Star .  . Star .  . Star .  . Star .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Star! This beauty is about 7 years old and super, super SWEET. Total love bug! Star is fostered in the St. Louis area with two adult female GSDs, a very dog-savvy cat, and a very dog-savvy 10-year-old human boy. Her foster mom says she doesn't always quite know "how to dog" -- she can be socially awkward when meeting other dogs at first, but with slow introductions and time to get acquainted, she does very well. Star loves playing in the back yard with her canine foster siblings. While we don't require adopters to have a fenced yard, if you do? Your home is going to be Star's happy place. Running around the yard off leash, figuring out this thing called "toys," and just enjoying the fresh air ranks high on Star's list of experiences that make her happy. She can be shy with new humans, but will warm up. And once she does, you'd better be ready to offer some ear rubs! Star is crate trained, but vocal about it--being alone just isn't nearly as much fun as being with her human, canine, and feline friends. She also seems totally neutral to the local squirrel population! They aren't taking any chances by introducing themselves to her, but this pretty girl does not seem to have overt prey drive at all. Star came into rescue as an owner-surrender to local animal control. She is not yet spayed, but will be before adoption. Unfortunately, she tested positive for heartworm disease, and is now in treatment, so we must delay her spay surgery while she recovers. Heartworm treatment is very hard on a dog's system, and Star will be on crate rest with limited exercise until she recovers. So no exciting meet-and-greets with potential adopters until she gets the "all clear" from her vets. But if you have a soft couch, enjoy giving ear rubs, and don't mind waiting a bit to meet this sweet girl who loves absolutely nothing more than to snuggle with her human? Please do apply to adopt! Once our girl is healthy and well, she will be READY to meet her forever humans and end her wandering days for good. *** 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, Female, Large
 . Chase .
 . Chase .  . Chase .  . Chase .  . Chase .  . Chase .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Chase! This happy guy is 11 months old and FULL of energy! Chase is currently fostered in the St. Louis area and does very well with larger dogs on proper introduction. He loves nothing more than long walks with his canine foster sibling and human foster parents. Chase came into rescue as a typical almost-adult-but-not-quite German Shepherd: all over the place! Since settling into his foster home, he's quickly learning his manners and basic obedience commands, and can now walk nicely on a loose leash. Chase also kennels on command and will settle down when it's time to lower the energy levels JUST a bit. Cats and small kids are totally unknown--he's never lived with them and has had no experience around them so far in his young life. Chase is a very typical young GSD, and will give an alert bark to unfamiliar humans or animals, but is easily called off by his foster parents. He will definitely do best in an experienced home with humans who know how to reinforce that THEY are in charge, not the dogs. But that's proving to be not that hard with Chase--he's more lover than fighter! He loves playing fetch and has recently discovered the kiddie pool and the big swimming pool! A family who understands how to burn off "young dog" energy will have a lot of fun with this gorgeous young guy. If you're up for an energetic youngster to join your active life and adventures, 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
 . Nightwolf (Wolf) .
 . Nightwolf (Wolf) .  . Nightwolf (Wolf) .  . Nightwolf (Wolf) .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Nightwolf! Or Wolf for short, as his foster mom calls him. This happy guy was running out of time at a local shelter after being picked up as a stray. His fun-loving spirit had us at hello! We didn't have room, but his foster mom made room to get him out of danger. Wolf is about 2 years old, neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative (yay!), and house trained. Wolf is about 60 pounds and could use a few more, but he is full grown and will stay a nice, manageable medium size. He has done well with the resident GSD female in his foster home, and is open to meeting well-matched dogs his size and larger. Wolf expressed a little too much interest for comfort in very small dogs that he spotted at the vet's office. We suspect his prey drive may mean living with small dogs or cats is not the best fit for him ... or for the small dogs or cats! So if we could mark that one "unknown, but suspicious" that would be most accurate. He has shown some resource-guarding behaviors, trying to "protect" his food and toys from people or dogs nearby. This isn't uncommon for dogs with his history (and dogs with no history!), and his foster mom has been working with him on this while providing solid "house rules" and structure to help him understand guarding is not only not allowed, it's not necessary. As for life with kids? That will depend! Wolf has done very well with his foster mom's toddler grandson. Granted, this is one seriously GSD-savvy little boy--he's been raised around them from birth! So a savvy, experienced dog home with kids who have been taught how to behave responsibly around dogs (and who are well-supervised around dogs) is certainly possible for Wolf. He was a bit of a wild child on leash at first, but is learning the good-walkin'-dog ropes nicely now! He loves more than anything just to be with his human, whether on walks, playing ball in the yard, or just watching TV in a comfy living room with you. If you have a soft spot for the fun guys who love to play and would enjoy a couch buddy for movie nights, 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, Medium
 . Shannon .
 . Shannon .  . Shannon .  . Shannon .  . Shannon .  . Shannon .  . Shannon .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Shannon comes to us from St. Louis County Animal Care & Control, where she had been surrendered by her breeder. This super-sweet senior girl quickly became a huge favorite of the shelter's volunteers and they were determined to get her to a safe space. Now Shannon is a Serendipity dog, enjoying life in her foster home, and ready to find her forever home! Shannon is fostered in the St. Louis area, and has shown that she is a love bug with adult humans. She wants nothing more than to be by your side, either playing outdoors with you or snoozing at your feet in the house. Getting lots of ear rubs and petting is also definitely on her agenda! Her age was estimated at 11 years old on intake, but frankly, we do NOT believe it. We think she's 8 at most! This girl has the moves--she is as spry and bouncy and ready to have fun as a dog half that age. She has stolen all of our hearts with her playful self. As for living with other pets in the home, that is is a big "NOPE" for Shannon. While she can be neutral towards other large dogs nearby (on leash), she is NOT good with dogs in the home. Shannon will also chase cats and small pets with serious intent, and if she catches them ... it won't end well. Shannon is not well-suited to a home with small children, either. So an only-pet household with no children (or teenage and up children) is what we will find for our beautiful girl who's earned her happy forever. If that sounds like you and you'd love to have this darling girl curled up next to you on the couch on movie night, 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, Female, 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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