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My name is Binola T.!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Cupertino, California - Binola T.
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German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California

Facts about Binola T.

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 5607
The Thulani Program
Helping the most vulnerable... free medical coverage for life
Binola T. Summary:
Sex Age Wt Shots Level Potty Trained
F 12 yrs 75 lbs Current 2 yes

Good with Adults, kids and other dogs


Binola T. Description:
Many of you that are familiar with the Thulani Dog family remember Binola T. as 12 year old GSD that was one member of a two dog pair. She had a brother-sister relationship with a 14 year old lab-mix named Scott T. They both grew up together in the Central Valley area where they relied on each other almost exclusively for companionship. This companionship strengthened when they were abandoned at the Los Banos Shelter. Later, when The Thulani Program rescued them from the Shelter as a bonded pair, it continued at their foster home. They both preferred being outside together... which is not bad. It is just different than the desires of most GSDs that want to develop a relationship with their people and be where ever they are... usually indoors.

After nearly a year of trying to find them an adoptive home together, the perfect home did present itself for the older of the two... Scott T. The Thulani Team is committed to all of the dogs they rescue so waiting to find the right home is never a concern... but particularly for Scott we wanted him to find him an adoptive home while he still had plenty of time left to enjoy the love and warmth of a committed home.

Scott was placed without Binola and he is doing wonderfully. His new home has reported back that... "He (Scott) has a delightful personality and is fitting in perfectly". Scott has learned to look to the whole family for companionship which includes "fitting in" with Jake who is a senior GSD who believes he is still the alpha.

We are happy to report that Binola is also blossoming since Scott's adoption. She is still looking for an adoptive home but like Scott she has broadened her circle of companions. She has now become mostly an indoor dog and has more interaction with her foster Mom. She readily seeks out petting, and her tail is wagging most of the time. Occasionally, she gives kisses. She's house broken and remains well behaved during periods of the day when her foster Mom is at work.

One area she still needs some reminding is at feeding time. She has learned to be patient, sit, and wait for the food bowl to be put down at mealtime, but she still needs a reminder now and again. She also can take treats nicely-- but she still needs a reminder to settle first. Without the reminder she can be quite grabby so at least as this stage of her training it would probably be best that she is fed and given treats by adults.

Binola has also become a guard dog. It seems that she now has a sense of property ownership and when there are strangers that approach she will alarm bark. When guests have come to the home however she converts back to her friendly behavior and will ran up to greet them.

Most all of Binola's traits now seem to be more closely aligned with typical GSD behavior.

She still needs an adoptive home however and we are hoping that you might find a place in your home and heart for her.

As part of the GSRNC Thulani Program Binola is safe and resides in a Thulani Foster home where she receives lots of the normal comforts of home. The Thulani Program will also see that she receives updated vaccinations and other medical care necessary to their well being. In addition, The Thulani Program searching for her next adoptive home that will care for her for the rest of her life. She will also come with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.

Binola's medical expenses will be covered for the rest of her life by The Thulani Program!

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About German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California

About Our Rescue Group...

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (GSRNC) has been rescuing and rehoming German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) of ALL AGES for over 15 years. We are a 501c(3) non-profit Animal Welfare organization and we are an all-volunteer organization which allows all donations and funding to go completely to the betterment of rescued GSDs. We are dedicated to the rescue and welfare of German Shepherd Dogs. Our volunteers help foster and adopt dogs to willing homes. Please help us in our efforts, for their sake.

The specific purpose of our organization is the prevention of cruelty to animals by:

Rescuing German Shepherd Dogs from life threatening situations at animal shelters and elsewhere.

Finding German Shepherd Dogs permanent loving homes with qualified owners.

Assisting owners of German Shepherd Dogs who can no longer keep them to find them new homes.

Working cooperatively with animal shelters and other rescue groups in the community towards our common goals of saving dogs' lives and reducing pet overpopulation.

Educating the public about the advantages of adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, and about the need for spaying and neutering dogs.

Educating owners and prospective owners of German Shepherd Dogs about their proper care and training, and about other aspects of the breed.

The Thulani Program
The Thulani Program is a sub-group within GSRNC that provides hospice care and sanctuary for German Shepherd dogs with limited life expectancy. It was founded in mid-2009 as a German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (GSRNC) sub-group as a response to a need identified by our shelter evaluators. The evaluators were finding German Shepherd dogs in shelters that were wonderful dogs, but because of terminal medical conditions or extreme age, were not dogs that could successfully be adopted out to the public as part of regular adoption program. Yet these wonderful dogs have some quality life left for them, even though it might be short. The evaluators realized that, if they turned their backs on these dogs, they very likely would die alone and afraid in the shelter almost immediately.

The critical turning point came at the end of 2008 when we evaluated a three-month-old puppy who had been badly abused, mistreated, and neglected. Yet he was a happy, loving, affectionate puppy that just wanted to please, so we decided to bring him into GSRNC. We lined up a foster home for him, and planned out his stay with us before he would be put up for adoption, and then the lightening-bolt struck.

The puppy had a level 5 heart murmur that further analysis indicated would be fatal in just a few months. We called the prospective foster-er to inform her of his condition and that we would not be bringing him into the program after all. She was devastated as were we, but she called back in a few hours to tell us that she and her daughter would take him and would give him the best life she could for whatever time he had left! That dog was Thulani.

“It is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. I loved the experience of living with the Thulani Dog and I will always love her. It was very hard to say goodbye to her, and I don’t regret one moment.”

These are people who can enjoy the dogs ‘for the moment’ and bear the grief that they will shortly feel in order to give the dog a quality life for whatever time it has left.

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Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process is designed to help you and the right dog find each other. Our goal is to place each dog into a permanent, safe, and loving home.

To adopt a German Shepherd Dog from us, you must:

1. Live in Northern California.
2. Complete an Adoption Questionnaire, either online, or by mail. If you do not own your home, you must also have your landlord complete the Landlord Letter.
3. Be interviewed by an adoption counselor.
4. Allow a home visit by an adoption counselor.
5. Be approved for adoption.
6. Choose, and be chosen by, the right dog.
7. With our approval, sign our Adoption Agreement.

After we receive your online Adoption Questionnaire, we will call you to begin the adoption process. We encourage potential adopters to come to one or more Adoption Days, because that is the best way to meet several German Shepherds and to find your new companion. If you attend an Adoption Day and choose a dog, you may be able to adopt the same day, if all adoption requirements are met.

If you cannot come to any Adoption Day, we can still assist you, this may take longer because the people who will help you are volunteers who usually have jobs, and scheduling meetings with dogs can be complex because our dogs live in many homes and kennels.

We do not adopt to homes outside of Northern California.