My name is Willow T.!

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

Facts about Willow T.

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: ****
Willow is one of 50 German Shepherds that were seized from a puppy mill in Lancaster in September. She came to the LA County Castaic Shelter as a result of the breeder case that followed. The Castaic Shelter staff advised that Willow has plenty of pep in her step, loves to play ball and she gets along with all other dogs and is so very sweet, a super friendly gal who likes all people and kids too.

Although Willow had spent a good deal of time in a kennel at the puppy mill....she isn't your typical breeding dog. Somewhere along the way she received a good amount of socialization and developed a love for being with people! She is a bit skinny and you can see her ribs but she doesn't let her physical condition get in her way of having fun! If you throw a ball for her, she'll happily trot after it. If you invite her to play a game of chase, she'll joyfully follow you! Better yet, if you pet her and rub her neck and ears she will give you sweet kisses! She can be seen enjoying her play time in a video at the bottom of this bio. Clearly Willow loves to play ball!!!

Willow walks beautifully on a leash and she enjoys being close with her people. When she was transported from the shelter she rode quietly and nicely in the crate. In fact, when we opened the back of our SUV and the crate door, she put her front feet on the bumper and and looked back as if to ask "how about a boost up?". After a little "assist" she went right into the crate and settled quietly.

Please check back here for any updates on her.

Willow T. has just been accepted into the GSRNC Thulani Program. Willow 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 her medical expenses will be covered by The Thulani Progam for the rest of her life.

As soon a Willow 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. Willow 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 Willow T, or are possibly interested in providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message

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.