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My name is Ellie Mae!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Laguna Niguel, California - Ellie Mae
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German Shepherd Safe Haven

Facts about Ellie Mae

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Hi my name is Ellie Mae. I am a 9 year old spayed female. I may look a little chunky but my new foster dad is going to take me on lots of walks to get the weight off me. Did I tell you that I am a very sweet older lady? I am very easy going around other dogs. The only exception is that if a dog is in my face, well, I tend to put the dog in its place. You know, like my foster sister Danae, who always tries to take my toys off of my bed. I just growl and show my teeth and she backs off, smart girl. I do like balls and toys but it does not rule my world like my foster brother Roman. I walk pretty well on my leash and tend to get excited when I see other small dogs. My foster dad is working with me on that. I was never exposed to small dogs. They are usually the ones that want to jump up on me. Sometimes they growl and bark in my face and I don’t care for that. I am house trained. My foster dad does not put me in a crate because I just lay around on my dog bed all day long. If you are looking for a great dog that just likes giving and getting love that will hang out with you, then I am probably your girl. I would be better in a home that does not have kids. I do love kids. What I don’t like is when they play rough with me and roll around on me. It hurts and I can’t tell them to stop. I would rather be treated like a respected member of the family than a child’s toy. If you are the right fit for me, please fill out an application and we can meet up soon.

About German Shepherd Safe Haven

About Our Rescue Group...

German Shepherd Safe Haven, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Public Charity dedicated to finding loving forever homes for abandoned German Shepherds. Our main goal is to rescue, train, rehabilitate, and re-home German Shepherds from shelter environments and from owner surrenders. Our secondary goal is to provide education to the public on the temperament, personality, and life span of the breed, as well as the importance for owners to spay and neuter their dogs. We believe that matching each dog’s temperament and personality to a family’s needs is fundamental to creating life-long relationships where the dog is not just a dog, but a valued member of the family.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process helps us match each dog's temperament and personality to the adoptive family's needs. Our goal is to place our dogs in permanent, loving homes where the dog is a valued member of the family.

*** If you are interested in adopting a dog, the first step is to fill out an Adoption Application.***

After receiving your application, we will review it and follow up with a phone call. If your family is a good fit for our dogs, we will arrange a meet and greet with the dog(s) you are interested in. Following a successful meet and greet, a reference check as well as a home inspection will be done to ensure your home is ready for a dog. Please note that if you are renting, your landlord must complete and sign the Landlord Consent form. Once your home is approved, you need to sign our Adoption Agreement and pay the associated adoption fee prior to welcoming the dog into your home.

Please note: The Adoption Process from start to finish could take from 1 to 4 weeks.