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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

 . Charlotte's Web Litter .
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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Charlotte found herself in the hooch as a stray at a local shelter. When our volunteer went to meet her, she discovered she was pregnant! We got a puppy foster and a plan in place and were ready to transport Charlotte to her safe space before she delivered, but nature had other plans! Charlotte gave birth to her six puppies on the shelter floor the night before she was to go into foster care. Not long after Charlotte and her little ones got settled into their warm, snug whelping room with their foster, we lost our three smallest puppies who struggled from day one. After Charlotte and her remaining puppies began showing signs of upper respiratory issues, we hurried them to MU Veterinary Health Center in Columbia. As it turned out, Charlotte had contracted canine herpes in the shelter and her puppies got it as well. After several days of intensive support, our surviving three puppies turned the corner! They were reunited with mama Charlotte and all was well with everybody's world. Our puppies are now 8 weeks old and THRIVING, as is mama Charlotte! Now it's time for everybody to find their forever homes! Please see below for current status on Charlotte and puppies: ---- Charlotte: This pretty black-and-tan girl is about 2 to 3 years old. She enjoys the company of other dogs (when her puppies are not around!) but can be shy with humans at first. But once she trusts you, she trusts you! Charlotte is housetrained using a doggy-door but can quickly learn to ask for you to let her outside if you don't have one. We don't know how she will do with cats or small critters! Charlotte is up to date on her vaccinations and WILL be spayed before being placed for adoption. She has earned her retirement from both abandonment and motherhood! --- Puppies: All puppies will be adopted with contractual requirement to be spayed or neutered when of suitable age as specified in our puppy contract. They will NOT be adopted into homes with intact dogs as a result. --- Wilbur, white male puppy: Wilbur is pending adoption! --- Templeton, blue/tan male puppy: Templeton is pending adoption! --- Fern, black/tan female puppy: Fern is in foster care and available for adoption--but don't wait to apply! She has a growing list of people in love with her. To apply to adopt any Serendipity dog, just go here! http://serendipitygsd.org/adopt
Adult, Female, Large
 . Ghost .
 . Ghost .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
*** 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/ Are you an active person who loves spending time outdoors? Meet our buddy Ghost! Ghost is a charming, curious, high energy GSD. If you're looking for your next lounge buddy, Ghost isn't it. He is currently seeking an active home with a confident leader who can continue his training. Ghost prefers a home without small furry things to chase and without children as he is very energetic. He has lived with a female GSD and with proper introductions might be okay. Are you looking for you next running companion, agility dog or all out adventure dog? Pick Ghost! He will never tire of being a part of the action.
Young, Male, Large
 . Shannon .
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  • 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! While in foster, Shannon has shown that she is a total love bug with 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! And don't think this 11 year old doesn't still have the moves--she DOES! She is as spry and bouncy and ready to have fun as a dog half her age. She has stolen all of our hearts with her playful self. As for living with other pets in the home, unfortunately, this is a big "nope" for Shannon. While she was polite to the kitties she interacted with at the vet's, she has proven she is NOT cat-safe in a home environment. And while Shannon was able to walk politely on leash around other on-leash dogs away from home, she has proven that she is NOT good with other dogs in a home environment. We do see this often with dogs from less-than-reputable breeding operations, unfortunately. Shannon has decided she lived with enough other animals by now, thank-you-very-much. She dreams of having her humans all to herself, so an only-pet household is what we will find for her. If 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 .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without small kids
*** 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/ 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 it. He can go all day and will keep you on your toes. Right now he is in a home with other dogs who love to play and tumble with him. He is currently in training to learn some basic manners and is an insanely smart boy. He would do best in a home with an active household with previous German Shepherd experience. As he is a rough player, we suggest a home with larger dogs and no small children. Kato promises you will never be bored with him around!
Adult, Male, Large

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