My name is Bruno 5106!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Sterling, Virginia - Bruno 5106
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Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Bruno 5106

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Unknown
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11161917-5106
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact Shela ( for more information about this pet.

8/6/2017Bruno is doing very well with other dogs while he continues his dog walks on Sunday mornings and his visits to the Shirlington Dog Park. He still walks on leash in the park, however, he is less reactive to other dogs.  He is off leash when playing in the water – which he loves to splash around in.  Bruno also just concluded ten days with a dogsitter who has a resident cat. He passed his cat test with flying colors!!  The cat explained who ran the house, and Bruno accepted the terms and behaved like a gentleman.  He’s eager to meet the right family to adopt as his own!

Jun 6 update:  Today was another big step in Bruno’s progress - we had a great day at the Arlington dog park. We strolled from one end to the other three times, then sat and let the other puppies stroll by to say “hello.” He remained on-leash except when we played in the creek (see video). He was non-reactive to most of the other dogs, although there were a few with whome he wasn’t sure how to properly interact. He continues with his group walks and accompanies my female GSD at her non-competative agility classes. 

FYI - He turned a lot of heads at the park today...he's a real chamer, and the humans coulnd't help but pet him!  

5/8/2017 Update.  Bruno and I (with my GSD) have been working diligently on his behavior around other dogs. We participate in group dog walks and he’s making great progress. He has had a play date with another GSD – they did well at open play; quickly returning to me when called. To aid in his on-leash manners, I’ve started using a Halti – he’s learning to accept that he must wear it if he wishes to go for a walk. He is a very happy, joyful, little boy (82 lbs).  Nothing gets him down, except not going for a walk.

3/31/17  Hi, everyone, I’m Bruno. If you are looking for someone to snuggle with, I’m the guy for you! I love being wherever you are, whether that’s lounging in the house, relaxing on the deck, or walking short trails in the park. My absolute favorite things are riding in the car and playing with my ball (see photo). Also, you should know I get somewhat vocal when I’m excited about playing, going somewhere, or when just being silly. I will admit, I could use some training on manners and etiquette - I’m very intelligent, a quick study and eager to learn new things. I have a sensitive tummy, however, if I stay on my simple diet, I don’t have any problems.

******Bruno is a very happy, sweet boy, just looking for his own person (or two). He does well on a leash and knows basic commands; he needs to continue with obedience training. He crates well, is very good about letting you know when he needs to go outside.  He is also quite a conversationalist when encouraged. 

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About Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We provide a valuable service by finding good homes for the German Shepherd Dogs in our care. In the seven plus years that we have been in existence, we have found homes for over 2,400 deserving dogs. We are currently enlisting active volunteers to help with the task of placing some really wonderful, but homeless, German Shepherd Dogs. Our goal is to place all GSDs that are accepted into our Rescue in loving homes in which the GSD and the family will thrive together.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We currently holding adoption events at the following places please check our website for updated dates and times:

46220 Potomac Run Plaza
Sterling, VA 20164

2310 Legge Blvd.
Winchester, VA 22601

13241 Gateway Center Dr.
Building P
Gainesville, VA 20155

Our Adoption Process...

An applicant first submits an application form with a non-refundable $10.00 (cash or check only) processing fee. VGSR reviews the application, then schedules an interview and home visit during which a number of questions are asked and the home is reviewed to be sure there is a contained/safe yard, and to meet the family involved. Once the application is approved, the applicant is asked to submit a $250.00 (cash or check ONLY) minimum adoption donation to VGSR to help defray the costs of getting the dog fully vetted and ready to be adopted, and the adoption is completed.