My name is Hans!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Newport Beach, California - Hans
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German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

Facts about Hans

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 6598533

Hans lost his home when unforeseen circumstances hit his family. His former owner did not fully understand the significance of not training an alpha male GSD. While he has had some basic training, no one has taken the time to explain to Hans that he is not the pack leader. Consequently, Hans as a very high opinion of himself and believes he should be the one in charge! He has an alpha personality.

Hans is fully housebroken & can go for many hours without needing a potty break. He walks well on a leash & likes to stay right by your side. He loves to shake paws for a treat or just to be friendly (just hold out your hand). He knows how to sit (use the word “sit” as a command) and will wait patiently in that position.

Hans needs an experienced owner who realizes that with some time and effort, Hans will become a show stoper. He will excel in a home with the person who is willing to spend the time needed to show him how to behave.


Please go to our website and complete an adoption application at: An adoption counselor will contact you to go over your application and assist you in determining which dog may be best for your particular situation.

About German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

About Our Rescue Group...

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes purebred German Shepherd Dogs from all over Southern California. Approximately 50% of our dogs come directly from owners who can no longer keep them for one reason or another. The other 50% of our dogs come from high-kill shelters where they have been forgotten or relinquished by their former owners.

Come Meet Our Pets...

At any given time, we have more than 75 purebred shepherds in our care. Ages range from the youngest puppies to distinguished senior dogs, with the most common ages being 2-3 years old. We typically have all colors of shepherds to choose from, from the traditional black and tan, to pure black shepherds and bi-colors, to all- white purebred shepherds. Volunteers work hard to match prospective adopters with the dogs that best meet their lifestyles, experience levels, and needs.

Please check out our web site at for the location of adoption events and fundraisers that we will be attending throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

Our Adoption Process...

The process begins when you complete an online or in-person Adoption Application. The information that you provide allows us to learn about your expectations and experience level so that we can help you choose the right canine companion for your family. Completing the Application does not obligate you to adopt a dog from us, nor does it ensure that your request will be approved. Please note that due to the logistical challenges and our limited resources, we do not adopt dogs outside of the Southern California area.

Once you submit your Application, an experienced Adoption Counselor will contact you to talk to you personally. From there, we will schedule a Home visit to help you to ensure that the environment is safe for a curious, intelligent, large-breed dog.

Because we are funded entirely by donations, at the time of your adoption, a tax-deductible donation (minimum $350 + $25.microchip fee) will be requested. These fees will go 100% to assist the dogs in need. There are no paid staff members.