My name is Jasmine!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Wayland, Massachusetts - Jasmine
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German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

Facts about Jasmine

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Before calling about this dog, please read our adoption requirements at
If you love to walk daily, Jasmine is the girl for you! She led a sheltered life in her previous home, and is enjoying exploring local trails with her foster family. She’s hoping her forever home will love to walk as much as she does, as she is a young dog with a decent amount of energy and needs the exercise. She was overweight when we got her, but has slimmed down and wants to keep her trim new waist. Don’t we all!
Though she adores her walks, Jasmine tends to be unsure in new situations and when meeting new people. If she feels safe with her own people, she will explore whatever is making her uneasy and will then move on. We saw this often when she first came into foster care, but she has gotten much more confident already. She will need to have an adopter willing to work on building a strong relationship with her so she trusts you and feels safe to continue to explore.
Though Jasmine is learning all about the outside world, she feels comfortable in her own home and bonds very closely to her family. Like many German Shepherds, she feels it is her duty to protect her home and people. She will need you to continue working on her comfort with meeting new people you invite into your home, but that will come too, if she feels you are in charge and she can trust and take her cues from you.
Jasmine craves closeness and attention from her people and wants to be part of whatever you are doing- whether it is going for walks, working in the yard or running errands around town. At home, she will creep up onto the couch or bed to snuggle with you while you read, watch TV or check out GSRNE’s Facebook page.
Her ideal adopter will have had experience with a strong-willed German Shepherd in the past. Perhaps she was used to running the show or getting her own way in her previous home, or perhaps she just thinks she knows best. She can occasionally be pushy to get you to play with her but will relax and lay quietly if let her know it’s not going to happen right that moment!
Jasmine loves to play keep-a-way with what is left of her old basketball. Her previous owner said she dug it up from under the snow one year and it’s been her “snowy ball” ever since. Though she used to only want to play keep-a-way, she is learning how to bring the ball back by using two balls. Her enthusiasm with the game is so fun to watch, and she is learning to be drop one ball to make the other get tossed.
Her favorite form of exercise, though, is to take a long walk; and loves going around the 3.5-mile route with her foster Dad. She doesn’t show aggression towards people or other dogs, but she does want them to ignore her and keep walking by; she would not be happy if someone stopped and tried to pet her. She plays with another large dog in the foster home, but she’s quite rough when the play session starts. She does quickly calm down after a few minutes though so any dog in the home would have to be patient and willing to put up with that behavior. We think she’d be very happy as an only dog though, since her main interest is in her people.
If you have the experience, can be a good and fair leader who will enjoy working with this beautiful girl, would love to have her company on long walks and cuddle with her on the couch (she will lay happily on a dog bed, too, but would prefer snuggling on the couch), please ask us about Jasmine. She’s waiting for you!

About German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (GSRNE) is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing veterinary care, evaluation & adoptive homes for the countless numbers of German Shepherd Dogs who are left in pounds to await uncertain fate, are owner surrenders (divorce, death, etc.), or are from abuse or neglect situations. We help provide a safe harbor for German Shepherds that might otherwise be destroyed.

Each dog applying to our program is evaluated for temperament and behavioral information. All accepted dogs are spayed or neutered, updated on vaccinations, and receive essential medical care. Then the dogs are placed into GSRNE foster homes, while they await new homes. Finally, each dog is carefully placed in a loving home with a family that matches that dog's temperament, activity level and needs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

GSRNE does not do Meet Our Pets events. Instead, we prefer to get to know the dog and to get to know you, your needs, lifestyle, etc. Then we will work with you to match an appropriate Rescue dog with you.

Our Adoption Process...

Check out our Requirements for Adoption Page to ensure your situation meets our guidelines. You must meet the requirements listed. We regret that some good homes may be passed up because of this but find they are necessary.

Go to to check out our Requirements for Adoption page.

Please leave your name and phone number, along with a convenient time to return your call. It is important that you speak slowly and clearly so GSRNE can call you back. We try to return all calls within 24-48 hours.

NOTE: If you do not receive a callback within 48 hours, please call back. This means that your number wasn't clear enough to understand. When the volunteer calls back, they will go over our requirements for adoption as well as answer any questions you might have. It's a good idea to write down your questions so you won't forget.

Complete the Adoption Application

Read every bit of the Adoption Application packet that you receive in the mail! This packet is chock full of information about both GSDs in general and about adoption and how that works.

Have A Home Visit Done

Once the application is accepted, a GSRNE Home Visitor volunteer will call you and make an appointment to visit your home to discuss the needs of Rescue German Shepherd Dogs with you and your family. Usually we can get this visit done within a few weeks of your application approval. This volunteer will check the safety of your property, etc. This is great time to ask questions, voice concerns, discuss what you love in a dog, what you’d rather avoid, etc.

NOTE: We cannot “reserve” certain dogs for you to meet until the adoption application and home visit interview are completed. Receipt of your adoption application begins the adoption process.

Following the home visit, you will be contacted by the Adoption Coordinator and notified of your status to adopt a GSD. We reserve the right to refuse an application if the home situation or environment is deemed incompatible with the needs of a Rescue German Shepherd Dog.

Meet the Dog!

If approved, the Adoption Coordinator will help you set up an adoption visitation appointment with the dog's foster parents to meet the GSRNE Dog who best matches your family's profile and requirements. Because GSRNE has all of our dogs living in nice foster homes, not in kennels, we do not have a facility for you to visit. GSDs do NOT do thrive well in shelter situations, so we don't keep them that way! They live in homes!

This is by far the best way to meet a new dog - you can then clearly see how the dog lives and behaves in a home environment. And exclusive time is set aside by the foster parents and the dog to just be with you and your family so that you can focus on the dog you're meeting without the distractions or stress of kennel/shelter situations or short-handed staff. You can ask whatever questions you want of the people who have lived with this dog for over a month already, and you can have an unhurried, pleasant adoption visit experience where you are the focus for the foster parents.

Note that you will visit a dog a minimum of twice. Visitations to meet a dog may be set up right away, or can take some time, depending on the availability of dog(s) that match your needs and lifestyle.

Make Your Decision

After meeting the dog that seemed to match with your requirements, it's decision time! If there is a "love-connection," the actual adoption begins. If the match just isn't quite right, we'll figure out why, add that criteria to the search, find another dog who may match better, and another visit will be scheduled. Because we take SUCH care to find a dog that will match your lifestyle and preferences, it rarely takes meeting more than 1, possibly 2 dogs, to find that ultimate new family member!

Our organization is comprised wholly of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing these wonderful German Shepherd Dogs in loving homes, given another chance for a happy life. We will try to match you with a devoted, loving, loyal companion. Thank you for your interest!

Please Remember

We are all volunteers, most of whom work full-time at day jobs, have our own dogs and families and are doing this out of a desire to make a difference in the lives of needy German Shepherds. We appreciate your patience while we work through the Adoption process.