My name is Little Prince T.!

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

Facts about Little Prince T.

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: ****
Little Prince T. Summary:
Sex Age Wt Shots Level Potty Trained
M 11 yrs 40 lbs Current 2 yes

Good with Adults, other dogs, rides in the car

Little Prince T. Description:
Little Prince is an 11 year old male German Shepherd that was being held at the West LA Shelter in S. Cal. Little Prince is emaciated and weighs about 40 lbs. His target weight should be more like 50+ lbs so he is receiving multi helpings of soft food to help him put on a few lbs.

Little Prince walks like a dream on leash. As you can see in the video link below he walks and trots real well and shows allot of agility. He also rides beautifully in the car and settles right down in his crate. Use of a crate is recommended both for his traveling safety and to keep him from moving around in the vehicle while driving. And at only 40-50 lbs Little Prince will not hurt your back if you want to help him into your vehicle. He may be one of the very few "Pocket" German Shepherds you will find.

Little Prince's Foster Mom advised that he was a little nervous after initially arriving (especially with her 2 resident GSDs) but he is starting to get more comfortable and "asking" for attention and petting. Little Prince also seems to get along well with older kids (10+ years old) and would make a wonderful family dog.

She also reports that Little Prince is Potty Trained. He will stand at the door letting you know "its that time again". The best setup is to have a dog door that he can use to self manage his potty breaks. Otherwise he is happy to wait for you to let him out... but if you miss him waiting at the door no one can wait forever so having planned potty break times might be a good insurance plan.

Prince is pictured below doing what he enjoys allot... sleeping. He is a people dog and enjoys sleeping inside the house with his people.

It does appear that may be hearing impaired and may also be visually impaired. He did not respond to my voice or whistle, but sometimes clapping hands gets his attention. He does respond visually to waving my hand in a motion intended to have him come to me.

While at the shelter we watched him interact with two other dogs and all was very relaxed, easy tail wag, nice nose sniffing through fence and then finally it seems the Little Prince became disinterested and walked away. Also, as he walked alongside other kennels we saw no signs of reaction from him to the other dogs that were barking. Prince seems to do well with all sized dogs, male or female, as long as they are not overly dominant or pushy.

Little Prince Evaluation Video Link [ ]

We are still learning more about Little Prince so we will be updating his bio with more details as we learn them.

Little Prince has been accepted into the GSRNC Thulani Program and is headed to a Thulani Foster home where he will receive lots of the normal comforts of home as he settle in. The Thulani Program will also see that he receives updated vaccinations and other medical care necessary to his well being. In addition, The Thulani Program is starting a search for his next adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life. He will also come with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.

Little Prince's medical expenses will be covered for the rest of his life by The Thulani Program!

If you want to learn more about Little Prince, or are possibly interested in providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking HERE.

All of the available Thulani Dogs are also posted on the Thulani Dogs Website.

Additionally, you can sign up to receive a monthly email showing you the current adoptable senior German Shepherds from the GSRNC Thulani Program by clicking on Sign Me Up.

Little Prince was rescued from the West LA Shelter in S. Cal. You can see his video while there by clicking here.

“Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.”

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.