My name is Smokey!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Smokey
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Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Smokey

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Smokey is a 6 year old female German Shepherd of about 80 lbs. She is house trained and house socialized. She is ok with other dogs but prefers a home where she is the only dog getting attention. She also prefers adults and children over 12. She is leash trained, knows her sit, down, come and wait commands. She is low to medium energy, playful and loving. She doesn't much care for cats.

Smokey is a happy, and loving girl who still has her puppy playfulness and energy. She is also one of the funniest dogs we have fostered. She is still a bit nervous from past abuse and was definitely not exposed to much as a youngster. She will walk backward down the hall when she is feeling insecure, hold her ears straight out sideways when she is excited and will jump into bed with you during fireworks (but thankfully not freak out too much). Smokey adores affection. She is the perfect companion dog who only wants to be close to her person. She loves her walks and hiking and would be great for going camping with. She prefers her humans but gets along with other well mannered dogs. She is a great emotional support/companion dog who is polite with people and can be taken anywhere. She loves car rides, going places and treats. Smokey is a healthy girl who is ready for her forever home.

If you are interested in meeting Smokey please complete an adoption or foster application on our website below. You will also find our available dogs on both our webpage and Facebook page below.

The adoption donation for most healthy adult dogs is $300. Special consideration is given to senior and special needs dogs. This amount only partially covers the cost of vet care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. All dogs will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and be current on vaccinations. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis.


About Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

All our dogs are up to date on shots, neutered and microchipped before adoption.

If you are interested in meeting Thor please complete an adoption application on our website below.

You will also find all our dogs on our Facebook page below.



At Happy Hearts our primary mission is to save 11th hour dogs from being euthanized. We rescue our dogs from high kill shelters, rehabilitate them, and place them in loving forever homes. We work with fosters and trainers to facilitate the dogs rebuilding trust and learning appropriate behavior so that they can function well in their new forever home. Fosters who generously open their homes and hearts to dogs desperate for love and support are the foundation of everything we do. In foster homes dogs learn good doggie manners and recover from the loss of their previous families as well as other negative experiences. We are foster based so that dogs can be given the time and attention they need to recover from horrific experiences. We utilize boarding to remove a dog from a shelter when it has 24 hours or less to live and no other rescue interest. Occasionally dogs with more serious behavioral problems will need extensive training and rehab and can only go to experienced fosters.

On some occasions we board dogs in order to save them at the last moment, or when a foster has had a situation change, and they need a place to go. Although this is our last resort option, it is a regular occurrence since there are not enough fosters available to help all the dogs in need. However the kennel facility we use is close, and we are able to visit our dogs daily, so they get exercise, attention and training. We have a few wonderful trainers who help us deal with behavioral issues (from mild to severe) which is often the reason they have been given up in the first place. Thank you to our primary trainer, Alex Gant, for her many hours of work! (

Donate to Our Rescue Group...
Sponsors who are able to help support a dog through it’s stay at Happy Hearts make what we do possible. Boarding expenses, food, medical care, and necessary equipment from collars to chew toys are all very costly and help from those who share our vision and support us enables us to continue our work. We also take in many senior dogs that have high medical expenses and it is only though the generosity of sponsors and other donors that we can continue to do this.

To sponsor or make a donation please go to our website at:

Donations can also be made on Pay Pal to All donations are tax deductible. Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, filed in the State of California.

Donate to Our Rescue Group... for donations on pay pal. We are a charitable 501c3.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our dogs are in the greater San Diego area although we have a few located throughout Southern California. An adoption application must be completed first and then a home visit is done. Appointments to see a dog need to be made so we can be available. Please check our Facebook page at:
or our website at:

Our Adoption Process...

Our healthy adult dogs are $300 which includes neutering, all shots and microchip as well as addressing any medical issues which are apparent at the time. We normally do a two week foster to adopt. The potential adopter first visits the dog to determine if they have a connection and want to pursue the adoption process. Then the dog and it's foster visit with the adopter in their home several times until it is apparent that the dog is bonding and is comfortable and ready to make the move. A trainer is available for all dogs as needed. A contract is signed and the a donation made. The adopter agrees to return the dog to Happy Hearts if for any reason and at any time the dog must be relinquished. A refund is given only during the initial two week foster to adopt. After the first two weeks no refund can be given. All donations are tax deductible