My name is Zeus!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Newport Beach, California - Zeus
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I'm being cared for by:
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

Facts about Zeus

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 5567031

Zeus has spent his short life alone, unloved and kept in a yard by himself. His basic needs of food and water were met, but he never got to experience the outside world. No trips to the park, no car rides, little if any affection. His world consisted of his yard and seeing his people.


His family decided they no longer wanted him and asked GSROC for help. When we learned of plight, we rushed to help him.

Zeus is now slowly learning about the outside world. Although he is obedience trained, his trainer has worked with him and he is slowly learning that humans can be friendly and fun. He is very cautious of strangers and you must earn his trust before he relaxes.

His trainer reports that once his trust is earned, he relaxes and is a love bug! Zeus walks well on a leash and follows commands.

Based on his history, we recommend Zeus be placed in an adult home with an experienced GSD owner. This boy has lots of love to give, all he needs is the right human.

If you are interested in meeting Zeus, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.


Please go to our website and complete an adoption application at: An adoption counselor will contact you to go over your application and assist you in determining which dog may be best for your particular situation.

About German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

About Our Rescue Group...

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes purebred German Shepherd Dogs from all over Southern California. Approximately 50% of our dogs come directly from owners who can no longer keep them for one reason or another. The other 50% of our dogs come from high-kill shelters where they have been forgotten or relinquished by their former owners.

Come Meet Our Pets...

At any given time, we have more than 75 purebred shepherds in our care. Ages range from the youngest puppies to distinguished senior dogs, with the most common ages being 2-3 years old. We typically have all colors of shepherds to choose from, from the traditional black and tan, to pure black shepherds and bi-colors, to all- white purebred shepherds. Volunteers work hard to match prospective adopters with the dogs that best meet their lifestyles, experience levels, and needs.

Please check out our web site at for the location of adoption events and fundraisers that we will be attending throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

Our Adoption Process...

The process begins when you complete an online or in-person Adoption Application. The information that you provide allows us to learn about your expectations and experience level so that we can help you choose the right canine companion for your family. Completing the Application does not obligate you to adopt a dog from us, nor does it ensure that your request will be approved. Please note that due to the logistical challenges and our limited resources, we do not adopt dogs outside of the Southern California area.

Once you submit your Application, an experienced Adoption Counselor will contact you to talk to you personally. From there, we will schedule a Home visit to help you to ensure that the environment is safe for a curious, intelligent, large-breed dog.

Because we are funded entirely by donations, at the time of your adoption, a tax-deductible donation (minimum $350 + $25.microchip fee) will be requested. These fees will go 100% to assist the dogs in need. There are no paid staff members.