Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

A PO Box 1065, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

Cookie Girl T.

Female, Senior
German Shepherd Dog

Margo T

Female, Senior
German Shepherd Dog

Roxanne T

Female, Senior
German Shepherd Dog

Raptor T.

Male, Senior
German Shepherd Dog

Starlight T.

Female, Senior
German Shepherd Dog

Harvey T

Male, Senior
German Shepherd Dog

Ebony T.

Female, Senior
German Shepherd Dog

Pilot T.

Male, Senior
German Shepherd Dog

Rebel T

Male, Senior, Special Needs
German Shepherd Dog

Buddy T.

Male, Senior
German Shepherd Dog

Rufus T

Male, Senior, Special Needs
German Shepherd Dog

Daniel T.

Male, Senior
German Shepherd Dog

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Areas Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Serves

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue serves all of California and close-in areas of adjoining states.

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue's 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 California California or close-in areas of adjoining states.
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.

About Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

The principle team members at Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) have been rescuing and re-homing German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) of ALL AGES for over 15 years. We are a California non-profit Animal Welfare Organization (AWO) and we are an all-volunteer organization which allows all donations and funding to go completely to the betterment of rescued GSDs. Because rescuing senior GSDs or ones with a terminal illness requires a dedicated focus TSGSR was founded for this special purpose.

TSGSR provides hospice care and sanctuary for German Shepherd Dogs with limited life expectancy. TSGSR team members were finding German Shepherd dogs in shelters that were wonderful dogs, but because of terminal medical conditions or extreme age, were not dogs that could successfully be adopted out to the public as part of a regular adoption program. Yet these wonderful dogs have some quality life left for them, even though it might be short. TSGSR realized that, if they turned their backs on these dogs, they very likely would die alone and afraid in the shelter almost immediately.

The critical turning point came at the end of 2008 and eventually lead to the creation of TSGSR when we evaluated a three-month-old puppy who had been badly abused, mistreated, and neglected. Yet he was a happy, loving, affectionate puppy that just wanted to please, so we decided to bring him into a specialized rescue. We lined up a foster home for him, and planned out his stay with us before he would be put up for adoption, and then the lightening-bolt struck.

The puppy had a level 5 heart murmur that further analysis indicated would be fatal in just a few months. We called the prospective foster to inform her of his condition and that we would not be bringing him into the program after all. She was devastated as were we, but she called back in a few hours to tell us that she and her daughter would take him and would give him the best life she could for whatever time he had left! That dog's name was Thulani.

Thulani's foster Mom later said “It is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. I loved the experience of living with the Thulani Dog and I will always love her. It was very hard to say goodbye to her, and I don’t regret one moment.”

These are people who can enjoy the dogs ‘for the moment’ and bear the grief that they will shortly feel in order to give the dog a quality life for whatever time it has left.

Come Meet Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue's Pets

Please visit http://thulanidogs.org/adoption-events/

Make a donation to Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue to help homeless pets find homes

http://thulanidogs.org/please-help/