My name is Herbert T!

German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Cupertino, California - Herbert T
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I'm being cared for by:
German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California

Facts about Herbert 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#: ****
Herbert is a 12-year old male German Shepherd that was found stray and placed in the Irvive Animal Control Center. He is very mellow and calm, and sometimes will sleep much of the day!

Herbert (or Herbie) has been seen by a vet at the shelter and was evaluated to have some hip issues. At other times he is viewed as having a spring in his step. He also has some corneal pigmentation in one eye which may account for some visual miscues. The shelter also thought he had some lipomas as well but is otherwise in good health for his age.

He is friendly and easy to handle, and loves attention... especially having his big blocky head and ears rubbed.

Herbie has been rescued from the shelter so he is now safe and in a Thulani foster home. While at the shelter he had quite a fan club with the staff... everyone who had worked with Herbie came to say goodbye and wish him well the afternoon we rescued him.

His reputation at the shelter was that he showed no interested in other dogs. He did participate in their senior play group but was more interested in sniffing his surroundings than interacting with other dogs.

Shelter staff also indicated he is very good about waiting to go outside to potty. He would stand up in his kennel and look at them when he needed to go out. Yes. it seems he is house-trained!!

Herbie may have some deafness and eyesight issues... but nothing is wrong with his appetite. He will take treats from your hand but is not as polite as he could be... but he isn't a shark either.

Herbie is very mobile although weak in the rear legs and seems to favor his right rear leg a bit more.

Since Herbert has been accepted into the GSRNC Thulani Program he will receive 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. Herbert will also come with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.

Herbert T's medical expenses will be covered for the rest of his life by The Thulani Program!

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