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My name is
King and Nina!

Posted over 5 years ago | Updated 1 day ago

I'm being cared for by
The Perfect Dog

Facts about me

German Shepherd Dog
Black - with White
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Nina is an active 2yo 45lb border collie/german shepherd mix. She has a lot of personality and can be a total derp (tongue hanging out sideways and everything)! She's housebroken and crate trained, and walks amazing on the leash! She loves other dogs and is good with indoor cats. She is pretty high energy and enjoys going on hikes and playing with her canine siblings. She MUST go to a home where there is a resident confident adult medium-large dog (she worships the male german shepherd in her foster home but is best friends with a female Doberman the same age.. she's fine with small dogs but she's a bit too rambunctious for them). She has also discovered the comforts of the couch and loves to lay along the top and get petted while you watch movies. Because she can still be skittish with people though, she should NOT go to a home with children or apartment living (no exceptions!). She would do best in a gentle, quiet adult only home with another dog and a house with fenced yard. She has gained a lot of skills and confidence while in her foster home, but she is ready for the next chapter in her life with a new family that will continue to help her grow.

Here is Nina’s story video:

King is Nina’s companion/emotional support dog. He’s a 7-8yo purebred 75lb German Shepherd. Nina WORSHIPS him and is his shadow, follows him everywhere, and they even crate together. King is a mellow boy who prefers lounging in the house or on the couch. He would do best in a cat-free home. 

They are not for first time dog owner, but when together they’re pretty easy. All they need is a couch and a yard. 

Adoption fee for the two together will be $550.

Nina can also be adopted by herself without King, however, we are requiring she go to a home that has another resident dog, and that she goes with a pal pup (either King or another known friend) for the first week during the transition phase, so that she doesn’t panic in a new home.

Please contact Diana at (510) 333-4420 or or fill out the adoption application:

December 5, 2023, 12:13 am

The Perfect Dog

Contact info
Pet ID
Diana Rapa
PO Box 361441, Milpitas, CA 95036

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info


Adoption Fee
Adult Dogs and Puppies – $400
Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls – $250
Senior Dogs (10+) – $150
Adoption fees are non-refundable after 7 days.
The adoption fee covers: spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, cost of transport, food, supplies, and any other medical costs.


1) Fill out and submit the Adoption Application.

2) Come out to meet the dog(s). Check the home page for news/events for upcoming mobile adoptions. If you are interested in a particular dog, note so on the application form and a representative will be in touch with you shortly.

3) Come prepared. In case you fall in love with your new dog on the spot, we are currently accepting cash or checks only. Also, it is always a good idea to have basic supplies ready at home before you adopt a dog, such as food bowls, a crate or bed, etc.

4) Sign the adoption contract with a representative.

5) Take your new dog home! :)

More about this rescue

What is “the perfect dog”?

The Perfect Dog rescues the “IMperfect” dogs who have simply been overlooked at the shelter or who have special medical or behavioral issues which puts them at risk of euthanasia, and finds them the perfect homes. We never discriminate. If there is a dog in need, it doesn’t matter its age, breed, condition, history, etc. If it needs help, we will do what it takes to find a way to help the dog. We believe in giving every dog a chance and we believe there is the right home for every dog out there.