My name is Odin!

Posted 1 year ago

My basic info

German Shepherd Dog
Black - with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
6 years 7 months old, Adult
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:


"Odin" is an approx 5-yo intact male GSD who is very affectionate, playful and energetic. Odinis healthy and current on his distemper/parvo vaccination but the status of his rabies unknown. 

Odin is a real people-dog and wants to love on everyone he meets. It’s unknown how Odin is with young children, but his temperament suggests that he’d be great with them. 

Odin is very good with other dogs. He lives with his brother from the same litter, and even though they are both intact males, they get along well. It’s unknown how Odin is with little dogs, though. 

Odin has not been around cats, so only homes WITHOUT CATS will be considered. 

Odin has primarily been kept outside since the time he was a puppy. However, he sleeps inside during inclement weather and does not have any accidents. 

Odin has not had any formal training, but obeys some basic commands, including “wait” before he is allowed to eat his food. Odin has not been walked on leash by his present caregiver so she’s unable to say how he does on leash. 

Odin loves to go for rides in a car, though he does drool sometimes. He likes to play fetch and wade in water (not full-on swim). 

Odin and his brother Apollo were left at the home of their caretaker (Angie) by her boyfriend a year ago when they went their separate ways. Angie is now seeking a new home for the dogs because she works three jobs and does not have time to give them the attention and exercise they need.  

Odin  is located in Carmichael. There is no adoption fee for him, but a $300 refundable neuter deposit is required (per GSRSV’s policy) from the adopter to ensure that Odin is neutered within 90 days of adoption. Once the adopter provides proof of neutering, then Angie will refund the $300. This will all be in writing.

Please contact Angie Pantis at 916-514-1753 or
German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley

Contact info

Pet ID
Brian Foran
P.O. Box 652, Pleasant Grove, CA 95668
GSRSV became a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization in March 2013. All donations to GSRSV are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Since February 2001, Brian Foran has funded GSRSV primarily on his own. Donations have played--and continue to play--a huge part in keeping GSRSV afloat, as adoption fees are a drop-in-the-bucket compared with the costs of running a large rescue program.
To make a monetary donation, please go to the donation page on GSRSV's Website: Thanks for your support!

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

1. View my dogs available for adoption, either on this Website or on our own Website ( I also list German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes for other rescue groups and inviduals on my Website.

2. Contact Brian Foran at 916-655-3125 or to discuss the particular dog(s) that you're interested in.

3. Complete my adoption questionnaire. It is a downloadable Microsoft Word file on the page of my Website titled "How to Adopt a Dog through GSRSV." If possible, return the questionnaire via e-mail.

4. Go see the dog you're interested in--at my rescue facility, at the home of the dog's foster caretaker, or at the home of the dog's owner.

5. If you decide to adopt a dog, I will have you sign my adoption contract and pay the appropriate adoption fee, which varies between $300 to $100, depending on the age of the dog and whether it is a purebred GSD or not. This fee includes spaying or neutering, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, heartworm check, and a 6-month supply of heartworm preventative. The adoption contract is on the same page of my Website as is the adoption questionnaire.

Adoption application

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Because I am an independent rescuer caring for many dogs, I am presently unable to conduct regular adoption or "meet & greet" events.

I only arrange for people to meet the dogs that I have available for adoption after I have discussed the dog and have received an adoption questionnaire from them.

More about this rescue

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German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley (GSRSV) is an organization dedicated to finding good homes for German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs) at risk of being placed in shelters, or who are already in shelters and possibly facing euthanasia. GSRSV is an independent rescue organization operated by one individual: Brian Foran. Though countless volunteers and benefactors have supported--and continue to support--GSRSV, I run and primarily fund the program, as I have since February 2001.

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