My name is Keller T.!

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

Facts about Keller T.

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: *****
Keller is a sweet 8 year old German Shepherd mix who was rescued from the Oakland Shelter. Keller was found with areas of un-pigmented fur around her eyes and surrounding skin. She is also blind. Although we don't have a clear history on her some have speculated that she may have experienced a past trauma that resulted in her un-pigmented areas... such as being hit with boiling water, acid or some other corrosive fluid. Others point to her facial markings as being symmetric so that it is unlikely that they would be caused by a trauma... and they are more likely just "beauty marks". What ever the situation is her condition is now stable or static and her overall fur is very soft and smooth. The only area that her new owners need to consider is to limit her sun exposure to prevent possible solar dermatitis of the non-pigmented parts of her skin.

Despite these challenges Keller has a friendly personality and will lick your hand upon greeting you. She has adapted pretty well to her lack of vision but does bump into some objects as she is learning her new surroundings.

Amazingly, Keller's foster family advises that she is also house-trained. Since she has learned where the back door is she will go outside when she has to go potty.

Because Keller is blind she is very cautious when she wanders around inside or out. And she does not need as much outdoor space as a sighted dog might want either. She would do fine in a small house or an apartment as long as she has access to go outside for potty time and her owner could take her for daily exercise walks on a leash. Keller quickly bonds to her person(s) and is very affectionate.

At her foster home she is living with several other dogs... and they all now get along fine together. Keller was a bit nervous at first because she did not know anything about the other dogs but as soon as she could tell the dogs apart she quickly learned their personalities. Since she could not see she distinguished them by smell and by sound. Each of the dogs wears a small bell that makes a unique sound.

Thanks to many pledges of support from the Miracle GSD Network and many other private parties The Thulani Program was able to move quickly and rescue Keller before her time ran out at the shelter.

We are just starting to learn more about Keller T. and as we do so we will update her bio. Please check back here for any updates on her.

Since Keller has been accepted into the GSRNC Thulani Program she will receive lots of love and pampering and will also receive any medical care necessary to her well being.

As soon a Keller 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. Keller will come with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. AND... her medical expenses are covered by The Thulani Program for the rest of her life.

If you want to learn more about Keller T, 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.