My name is Theresa T.!

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

Facts about Theresa T.

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: ****
Theresa is a sweet and friendly 10 years old German Shepherd whose owners were evicted from their home. With no where else to go that allows their dog Theresa was abandoned at the Moreno Animal Shelter and they never returned to claim her. Unfortunately, many wonderful dogs are left at the shelter for similar reasons and far to frequently the shelter becomes the dog's final memory.

Fortunately, this is NOT the case for Theresa. The Thulani Program learned that time was running out for her and by working with local volunteers and fundraisers like the Miracle GSD Network Theresa was rescued from the shelter and is now on her way to a temporary foster home where she will be safe and loved.

While at the shelter Theresa was observed to be an extremely sweet dog that goes out of her way to be friendly and engaging to anyone that visits her. She also gets along well with other dogs, big and small.

Theresa does have some medical conditions that need to be looked into right away however... so her adoption availability may be delayed a short period.

As you may notice is her pictures below she has a good size firm mass on her right front sholder that may be part of the reason she has a slight limp. This may need to be removed. She may also have some arthritis that contributes to the limp but this is fairly common condition for German Shepherd's of her age and can often be managed with regular light exercise and/or anti-inflammatory medication.

Please check back here for any updates on her.

The mission of The Thulani Program is to save adoptable senior or terminally ill German Shepherds so that they may be able to feel love in their golden years instead of languishing in a cold shelter afraid and alone.

Theresa T. has just been accepted into the GSRNC Thulani Program. Theresa will receive lots of love and pampering and will also receive any medical care necessary to her well being. Because she has been excepted into the Thulani Program here medical expenses will be covered by The Thulani Progam for the rest of her life.

As soon a Theresa is ready The Thulani Program will be looking to match her with a forever adoptive home that will care for her for the rest of her life. Theresa will come with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. AND... as just mentioned, her medical expenses are covered by The Thulani Program even after adoption.

If you want to learn more about Theresa T, or are possibly interested in providing her a home, please contact us by email at

About German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California

About Our Rescue Group...

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.

Come Meet Our Pets...

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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.