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Tustin T.

Male Senior German Shepherd Dog (mixed)

If you have any questions about Tustin T., please contact Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue at info@thulaniseniorgsr.org

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

About Tustin T.

Adoption Fee: $No Adoption Fee, Medical Care Covered for the Life of the Dog

Tustin T. is an adorable large male German Shepherd Dog (GSD) that was surrendered to a shelter because the owner needed to move out of state and could not bring Tustin.   Tustin lived with this same owner in the company of another GSD for most of his life.   Tustin's owner attempted to find him a home before surrendering him to the shelter but the home he found had a cat.  After a week Tustin was sent back to his owner because he could not ignore the cat. 

Tustin is currently being fostered by a TSGSR volunteer who reports that he is “sheer pleasure” to live with.  Tustin is very gentle, loves to be around people and is housetrained.  He loves car rides, sticking his head out the window at slow speeds, and he likes taking short walks. Tustin is on medication for arthritis, so he's not your running companion but he will play a little tug-of-war with encouragement.  He's not a picky eater, gently accepts treats, and doesn't beg at the dinner table.  Tustin understands, "sit," and "here."  If you want a stunningly gorgeous, gentle, well-mannered GSD to snuggle with and keep you company, Tustin is the boy for you. 

Tustin T. Summary:
- Tustin is a Male, 11 yrs old, weighs 90 lbs, shots current, house-trained
- Good with Adults, children, most dogs and travel in the car
- Not well suited to households with Cats & Small Dogs

When Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) arrived at the shelter to evaluate Tustin he was waiting for us near the shelter play yard.  Tustin is an impressive and distinguished-looking dog.   We also found him to be very attentive and respectful with us as we began our evaluation tests.  While evaluating Tustin we focused on key behavior tests that have been found to be consistent with dogs that are safe in a family home.  These tests include a check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people and a check to see if he will tolerate a full-body feel test that ends up touching most areas of his body (ears, snout, check of his teeth, lifting paws, gently pulling his tail, and much more...).  Lastly, we always check to see if the dog can get along with other well-behaved dogs.    This check is important since many Thulani Dog adopters already have an existing dog in their home.

At the shelter (and partly shown in the included video), Tustin got along with another large dog.  Both dogs were initially excited, as expected, but quickly settled down as they walked along together.  Although Tustin did bark a few times both dogs remained relaxed and never showed any signs of aggressive behavior during the meeting.    During the full-body feel test, Tustin also did well allowing us to feel most areas of his body without incident...including his mouth and paws.   When we were nearing the end of this test he seemed to think that we may have missed a spot and so he flipped over on his back so that we could finish the test by giving him a "belly rub".  Good Boy Tustin!  His final behavior test checks to assure that he does not guard or protect his food from people.   Tustin was offered a high-value bowl of food and as he was eating he consistently let us remove the food before he had finished it without any over-reactions.

Tustin PASSED all the Thulani behavior tests and he has now become a Thulani Dog.   

The shelter did suggest that since Tustin is an extra-large dog that he not be placed in a home with cats, small dogs, or small children to prevent the potential for unintended mishaps.

What's Next for Tustin T.:
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Tustin is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for his well being.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life.  Tustin will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. 

Tustin’s medical expenses will be covered for the rest of his life by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR)!

If you want to learn more about Tustin, or are possibly interested in providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here.

If you are reading about Tustin on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab.
Available Video URL(s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf7JH_FsCtw

 



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Name
Tustin T.
Age
Senior
Gender
Male
Size
Large
Primary Color
Black
Secondary Color
Tan
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
YES
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed/Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
YES
Ok with cats
NO
Good In Car
Yes

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PO Box 1065, San Juan Bautista, Ca 95045 San Juan Bautista CA 95045

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Berlin Mannlich T.

German Shepherd Dog

Berlin Mannlich T. (or just Berlin for short) is a strikingly handsome 9-year-old male German Shepherd Dog (GSD) that arrived at a South... show more

Berlin Mannlich T. (or just Berlin for short) is a strikingly handsome 9-year-old male German Shepherd Dog (GSD) that arrived at a Southern California shelter as a stray.  On his arrival, t he had several medical conditions that had been neglected by his prior owner.  He seemed to have spent much of his time outdoors and likely did not have too many comforts of a loving home.  Berlin T. Summary: - Berlin is a Male, 9 yrs old, weighs 84lbs, current on shots, neutered, house-trained - Good with Adults, kids (middle-school aged or over), dogs (small and large), cats, and travel in the car Because he was a stray there were little or no details of his prior life that we could directly confirm.   There was one substantial source of feedback on his history, however... and that was Berlin himself.   By observing his condition and behavior it does give us some insights.  Without looking too hard we can tell that Berlin was likely an outside dog.   We suspect this because the tips of his ears show evidence of "flystrike".   Flystrike is an irritation of a dog's ear tips caused by biting flies. This is most commonly seen in warm weather areas (like S. California) and primarily affects dogs confined to the outdoors in the summer and fall.  Flystrike is most often caused by the common stable fly, however, many other fly types are sometimes involved.   The end result is that the tips of the dog's ears are somewhat scared and often devoid of hair where they were constantly being bitten. The most pronounced medical needs that were evident when Berlin arrived at the shelter were the visible masses that protruded from his left front forearm and on his right rear hip. You can see these masses in his included photo and video collection.  The right hip mass is the most noticeable and the forearm mass shows evidence that Berlin had been licking or possibly scratching it.   The masses by themselves are not so alarming in a senior-aged dog since many of these turn out to be fatty masses or are otherwise static and harmless.  In this case, however, the shelter examined Berlin and determined the proper course of treatment was to surgically remove the masses and since Berlin had not yet been neutered this would also be done while he was under anesthesia. Unfortunately, what must have seemed like a straight forward surgery did not turn out to be so simple.   The larger of the masses on Berlin's hip was removed without complication but the mass on his forearm could not be dissected away from the cephalic vein so it was only partially removed.   Tissue samples were taken and did show that both masses were benign however so the focus of his post-op treatment was centered on pain control and surgical wound care.   As these activities were beyond the shelter's limited resources a call went out to Animal Welfare Organizations that might be suited to assist.    Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) answered the call and has rescued Berlin from the shelter.   A TSGSR specialized foster home in N. California stepped in to provide his post-surgical and recovery care. Berlin made good progress after surgery but his mobility is still limited.  He loves to walk short distances each day and it is clear that he really looks forward to going out but he does have difficulty getting into and out of cars without help and his size can make it difficult to offer help.   When he is at home Berlin is quite happy relaxing in the house.  His main thing is he wants to chill with his people.  He also loves his play toys and mealtime is his favorite time of day.   One of the side effects of the prior shelter surgeries was that they left Berlin with a medical condition where he needs a little help when it is time to poop.   About an hour or so after a meal he will likely need to poop and he will then look to his person to "push a button" (or really a spot around his hip) that allows him to successfully defecate.  This may sound difficult but it is not messy or complicated.  He also needs medications daily with each meal.  The best home for Berlin will have a small yard with easy access from the house and a family that sees his abilities rather than his challenges.  We continue to work on Berlin’s recovery and will update this bio as he progresses.  He is one of those dogs that you soon realize makes your home a much warmer place just by being there.     Please join us in welcoming Berlin to TSGSR.  What's Next for Berlin T.: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Berlin is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for his well being.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life.  Berlin will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.  Berlin’s medical expenses will be covered for the rest of his life by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR)! If you want to learn more about Berlin, or are possibly interested in providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. If you are reading about Berlin on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/AsiMe9pA0W0 “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Brewster T.

German Shepherd Dog

Brewster T. is a sweet 9-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who was surrendered by his owner to a shelter in Southern California.  His ow... show more

Brewster T. is a sweet 9-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who was surrendered by his owner to a shelter in Southern California.  His owner lost his home and could no longer provide for Brewster.  Brewster was emaciated and confused about what was happening.  At the shelter he was friendly and sweet despite the many changes he was going through.  Brewster is reserved but is eager to get attention and engages well with people.  He is well mannered, house trained, gets along peacefully with other dogs and rides well in the car.  He shows no food aggression or other difficult behaviors.  Brewster needs a family to give him the stability and love he craves! Brewster T. Summary: - Brewster is a male, 9 yrs old, weighs 65 lbs, current on shots - Good with Adults, dogs, children and travel in the car - Cats TBD but Likely Workable   Brewster has been with a foster family for several months.  The vet found a plate in Brewster’s front leg which was infected and has now been removed.  Brewster is healing nicely.  His foster family says  “once he trusts a person, he attaches very deeply”.  Read more from his foster family below: Brewster is a very gentle, very loyal boy who is working on his overall confidence He is not treat motivated but he is very sensitive to praise and affection – being petted and told he is a good boy goes a long way with him Brewster is extremely gentle around children; Hugs from a 4-year-old were the best thing ever for him.  At the pet store he happily greets new people and dogs Brewster is quite smart and would enjoy the mental stimulation of training. Brewster is looking for a smaller, quieter family who will help him feel safe, confident and loved.  Once his new family get through the initial bonding phase with Brewster, they are going to have an incredibly loyal family member Brewster passed a set of evaluation tests before being accepted into the TSGSR.  The tests are not intended to assess how smart the dog is but are important for TSGSR to determine if the dog is expected to be safe in a family home.   The tested behaviors check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people, will tolerate handling all over its body (including ears, nose, lips to check teeth, lifting paws, belly, back, and gently pulling the tail) and the ability to get along with other well behaved dogs.  He remained calm during all of these tests and showed no aggressive tendencies.       Please join us in welcoming Brewster to TSGSR!   Check back often.  We will be updating his bio as we learn more about him! What's Next for Brewster T: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Brewster  is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for his well being while in our care.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life.  He will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.  Brewster is a younger senior.  As such there is no adoption fee but limited medical coverage. Please talk to the TSGSR staff about the coverage. If you want to learn more about Brewster, or are interested in possibly providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.   If you are reading about him on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/W4DIj-s0nTc “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Buddy T.

German Shepherd Dog

Buddy T. is a 10-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who was found stray in Southern California.  He was covered in dirt, starving and had... show more

Buddy T. is a 10-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who was found stray in Southern California.  He was covered in dirt, starving and had open sores on his ears.  Shelter staff found him to be a social boy who was very eager for human attention.  Buddy walked past the many stressed and barking dogs in the shelter, remaining focused on the people around him.  Buddy had an accident at some point, resulting in a shortened tail that he was wagging in circles to show how appreciative he was of receiving love and medical treatment.  TSGSR staff visited Buddy and found a gentle giant with a big personality.  Buddy is now being cared for by TSGSR volunteers at Thulani Central.  He rides well in the car, gets along with other dogs and is good with middle school aged children as well as adults.  He has leash manners and obeys basic commands. Thulani volunteers all love to walk and brush Buddy!  He has a personality that pulls people in and makes them smile. He will make a wonderful addition to a family with love to share. Buddy T. Summary: - Buddy is a neutered male, 10 yrs old, weighs 71 lbs, current on shots - Good with Adults, middle school aged children, dogs, and travel in the car - Young Children and cats TBD Buddy  passed a set of evaluation tests before being accepted into the TSGSR.  The tests are not intended to assess how smart the dog is but are important for TSGSR to determine if the dog is expected to be safe in a family home.   The tested behaviors check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people, will tolerate handling all over its body (including ears, nose, lips to check teeth, lifting paws, belly, back, and gently pulling the tail) and the ability to get along with other well behaved dogs.  He remained calm during all of these tests and showed no aggressive tendencies.       Please join us in welcoming Buddy to TSGSR!   Check back often.  We will be updating his bio as we learn more about him! What's Next for Buddy T.: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Buddy  is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for his well being while in our care.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life.  He will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.  Buddy’s medical expenses will be covered for the rest of his life by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR)! If you want to learn more about Buddy, or are interested in possibly providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. If you are reading about him on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/0sYT1Zx8pQ8 “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Chispa T.

German Shepherd Dog

Chispa T. is a beautiful and loving 13-year-old female German Shepherd Dog (GSD) who was taken to a shelter in southern California becau... show more

Chispa T. is a beautiful and loving 13-year-old female German Shepherd Dog (GSD) who was taken to a shelter in southern California because her owner’s work took him out of town often.  Her previous owner described her as being very friendly to dogs, people and cats.  She is also leash trained and housebroken.  Sadly when she arrived at the shelter she was infested with fleas and so underweight that her hip bones showed.  At the shelter, Chispa was fed and quickly re-gained weight.  Her medical check showed signs of her age, including hip dysplasia and spondylosis, and her skin and hair required treatment.  Chispa remained at the shelter for an extended period of time, but overall she remained eager to explore her surroundings and very happy to see new people. Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue has taken over care for Chispa.  She is a beautiful girl who will now receive the medical care she needs.  Although she has a stiff gait, she is quite mobile and very much loves human interaction.  TSGSR will look for a new family with time to love to this wonderful dog.  Chispa T. Summary: - Chispa is a Female, 13 yrs old, weighs 62 lbs, current on shots - Good with Adults, dogs, and travel in the car - Good with children - Good with cats (per prior owner)   Chispa passed a set of evaluation tests before being accepted into the TSGSR.  The tests are not intended to assess how smart the dog is but are important for TSGSR to determine if the dog is expected to be safe in a family home.   The tested behaviors check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people, will tolerate handling all over its body (including ears, nose, lips to check teeth, lifting paws, belly, back, and gently pulling the tail) and the ability to get along with other well behaved dogs.  Chispa remained calm during all of these tests and showed no aggressive tendencies.   As a result, she was accepted into the TSGSR program.    Please join us in welcoming Chispa to TSGSR!   Check back often.  We will be updating her bio as we learn more about her! What's Next for ChispaT.: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Chispa is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for her well being while in our care.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for her for the rest of her life.  Chispa will come to her new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.  Chispa’s medical expenses will be covered for the rest of her life by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR)! If you want to learn more about Chispa, or are interested in possibly providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. If you are reading about her on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/rswhDNZMcGU “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Coco T.

German Shepherd Dog

Coco T. is a perky and affectionate 12-year-old female German Shepherd Dog (GSD) who was surrendered to Thulani by the owner.  Her previ... show more

Coco T. is a perky and affectionate 12-year-old female German Shepherd Dog (GSD) who was surrendered to Thulani by the owner.  Her previous owner described her as being very friendly to dogs, adults and children. Coco is delicately affectionate and is not a resource hoarder- she will leave food behind if she's had enough and doesn’t seem interested in toys. Coco has amazing stamina and is in great health. This is a girl who will trot with you as far as you want to go, as many times as you want to go. She would especially thrive in a home where she can be walked/jogged a few times a day. Coco spent her time outside in a kennel with a companion dog but is housebroken. The foster reports that she has had no accidents indoors where she prefers to be with her humans.  She is not a barker or a runner- she likes to lie near the front door but will back away to wait for it to open and makes no effort to leave until the leashes come out. She also likes to hang out in her crate when not going out. It is obvious that Coco was loved, trained and taken care of by her previous owner and she is looking forward to having a new owner to love and take walks with.  Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue has taken over care for Coco.  She is a beautiful girl who will now receive the medical care she needs.  Although she has a stiff gait, she is quite mobile and very much loves human interaction.  TSGSR will look for a new family with time to love to this wonderful dog.  Coco T. Summary: - Female, 12 yrs old, weighs 63 lbs, current on shots - Good with Adults, dogs, and travels well in the car - Good with children - TBD with cats    Coco passed a set of evaluation tests before being accepted into the TSGSR.  The tests are not intended to assess how smart the dog is but are important for TSGSR to determine if the dog is expected to be safe in a family home.   The tested behaviors check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people, will tolerate handling all over its body (including ears, nose, lips to check teeth, lifting paws, belly, back, and gently pulling the tail) and the ability to get along with other well behaved dogs.  Coco remained calm during all of these tests and showed no aggressive tendencies.   As a result, she was accepted into the TSGSR program.    Please join us in welcoming Coco to TSGSR!   Check back often.  We will be updating her bio as we learn more about her! What's Next for Coco T.: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Coco is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for her well being while in our care.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for her for the rest of her life.  Coco will come to her new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.  Coco’s medical expenses will be covered for the rest of her life by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR)! If you want to learn more about Coco, or are interested in possibly providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. If you are reading about her on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/rswhDNZMcGU “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Daniel T.

German Shepherd Dog

Daniel T. is a distinguished 14-year-old male German Shepherd Dog (GSD) that was owner surrendered to the shelter.   The shelter volunte... show more

Daniel T. is a distinguished 14-year-old male German Shepherd Dog (GSD) that was owner surrendered to the shelter.   The shelter volunteers advised that even at 14 years old he still knows how to have fun.   He tries to enjoy each day as much as possible which could involve an activity as simple as enjoying a wonderful sunbathing session.  He was affectionately referred to as their cute grandpa dog by one shelter volunteer.   He is not the dog you would go running with or take on extended walks but he would enjoy short meanders in the neighborhood and he definitely will fill your home with his abundant affection.     Daniel T. Summary: - Daniel is a Male, 14 yrs old, weighs 105lbs, current on shots, house-trained - Good with Adults, some other dogs, and travel in the car As you can likely see from looking at his included video Daniel is very friendly with the other dogs in his shelter playgroup and he does limp a bit on his right rear leg,  The shelter vets did take a set of XRAYs of Daniels hindquarters and did confirm that his limp was related to arthritis in his spine, hip and stifle (equivalent to the human knee).    This condition is not uncommon in older GSDs and at the age of 14 Daniel seems to be doing quite well... especially without having the benefit of medications for this condition.    Fortunately for Daniel, the shelter vet immediately addressed his condition and got him started on a canine NSAID that should ease the pain and inflammation of his arthritis.   Undoubtedly, this will have a positive quality of life improvement for Daniel so that his sunbathing sessions will be even more sweeeeet!    Medications like Meloxicam or similar NSAIDs are also quite inexpensive (~ 10 to 25 cents per day) although Daniel's adopter will not need to account for this cost.   Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will cover Daniel's related medical costs for the rest of his life. Even though Daniel is a mellow dog and would clearly pass the Thulani behavior tests he was evaluated to assure that he could be expected to be safe and do well in a family home.  The behavior tests include a check to see if he will guard or protect food from people and a check to see if he will tolerate a full-body feel test that ends up touching most areas of his body (ears, snout, check of his teeth, lifting paws, gently pulling his tail, and much more...).  Lastly, we always check to see if a dog can get along with other well-behaved dogs.    Daniel did indeed pass these tests without any incidents and as you can see in his included video he does get along nicely with other well behaved dogs. Daniel was rescued from a S. Cal Shelter and was transported to Thulani Central in N. Cal (headquarters for TSGSR) where he is setting in.   Daniel was calm and quiet for the 6+ hour ride to Thulani Central.    The trip was broken up with frequent rest stops along the way not only helping Daniel to take care of nature's call but also helping our volunteer transport drivers get a break.    At 105 lbs Daniel did need the help of a folding ramp to get into one of our taller transport vehicles but seemed to do fine with our assistance showing him the way. Please join us in welcoming Daniel T. to Thulani Central.   We are still getting to know Daniel so we will be continuing to update his bio. What's Next for Daniel T.: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Daniel is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for his well being while in our care.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life.  Daniel will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.  Daniel’s medical expenses will be covered for the rest of his life by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR)! If you want to learn more about Daniel, or are possibly interested in providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. If you are reading about Daniel on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/a4mbo02AlcE “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Hudson T

German Shepherd Dog

Hudson T. is a handsome 9-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who came to Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue from a local shelter.  We... show more

Hudson T. is a handsome 9-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who came to Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue from a local shelter.  We don’t know very much about Hudson’s past but we know that he is a lovely boy with great manners.  Hudson is on the small size for a GSD, but he gets along well with the other dogs at Thulani Central, meeting them without a hint of aggressive behavior or fear.  He seems to enjoy the company of other dogs and is interested in spending time with them.  Hudson loves attention and will eagerly follow people to be petted.  He is house trained and has good house manners – if we excuse some counter surfing. We have a lot more to learn about Hudson but it is already clear that he will make a wonderful addition to a family seeking a smaller GSD. Hudson T. Summary: - Hudson is a male, 9 yrs old, weighs 59 lbs, current on shots - Good with Adults, dogs, and travel in the car - Children & Cats TBD Hudson passed a set of evaluation tests before being accepted into the TSGSR.  The tests are not intended to assess how smart the dog is but are important for TSGSR to determine if the dog is expected to be safe in a family home.   The tested behaviors check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people, will tolerate handling all over its body (including ears, nose, lips to check teeth, lifting paws, belly, back, and gently pulling the tail) and the ability to get along with other well behaved dogs.  He remained calm during all of these tests and showed no aggressive tendencies.       Please join us in welcoming Hudson to TSGSR!   Check back often.  We will be updating his bio as we learn more about him! What's Next for Hudson T: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Hudson  is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for his well being while in our care.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life.  He will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. There is no adoption fee. Hudson has a mass on one leg that TSGSR’s vet staff will assess and most likely remove.  Because Hudson is on the younger side, he has limited medical coverage – see a TSGSR volunteer for more information. If you want to learn more about Hudson, or are interested in possibly providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. If you are reading about him on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/BLa4Ye3p18s “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Iris T

German Shepherd Dog

Iris T. is a 10-year-old female German Shepherd Dog who was found stray.  She was emaciated and in very poor shape.  A kind person broug... show more

Iris T. is a 10-year-old female German Shepherd Dog who was found stray.  She was emaciated and in very poor shape.  A kind person brought her in for the night then took her to the local shelter.  She has not been spayed and may well have been let loose by her previous owner to “fend” for herself.  Iris is friendly and sweet but struggles to rise on her own.  Iris is what we call a “hospice dog”.  Iris deserves a good place to quietly spend the rest of her days but has underlying health issues that cannot be resolved. Iris T. Summary: - Female, 10 yrs old, weighs 55 lbs - Good with Adults, dogs, and travel in the car - Hospice Care Iris passed a set of evaluation tests before being accepted into the TSGSR.  The tests are not intended to assess how smart the dog is but are important for TSGSR to determine if the dog is expected to be safe in a family home.   The tested behaviors check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people, will tolerate handling all over its body (including ears, nose, lips to check teeth, lifting paws, belly, back, and gently pulling the tail) and the ability to get along with other well behaved dogs.  She remained calm during all of these tests and showed no aggressive tendencies.       We will be updating her bio as we learn more. What's Next for Iris T: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Iris  is well cared.   TSGSR is seeking a safe place for Iris to send the rest of her days. Her medical expenses will be covered for the rest of his life by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR)! If you want to learn more about Iris, or are interested in donating or providing a foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Rebel T

German Shepherd Dog

Rebel T. is a handsome 10-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who was found stray and turned over to the shelter.  When meeting Rebel, you... show more

Rebel T. is a handsome 10-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who was found stray and turned over to the shelter.  When meeting Rebel, you do not know he is 10 year old.  He has lots of energy and is very curious. Initially, you see him getting into things, smelling EVERYTHING.  Something seems a little off, not until he’s in a darker situation do you realize - HE’S BLIND.  Rebel was diagnosed with Progressive Retinal Atrophy.  There is no treatment and is considered clinically blind.  However, we feel he does see some shadows.  Rebel’s ability to navigate new surroundings indicates his vision has been impaired for some time and has managed to adjust for it. Rebel has some hip stiffness.  A good diet and bedding will help along with exercise.  Rebel would make a great daily walker.  An owner with previous GSD or working dog experience would be ideal.  Rebel’s nose leads him everywhere....usually surfing your counter looking for his next snack.  We recommend middle school age and older children. Crated trained - he takes a few minutes to settle in but with time and a routine he is likely to settle down even quicker.  He is very well behaved.  Rebel was fostered in the home with 11 other dogs and did just fine.  Overall Rebel is an incredible dog that will bond to a new owner quickly then follow you around and loyal until his final days. Rebel T. Summary: - Rebel is a male, 10 yrs old, weighs 74 lbs, current on shots - Good with Adults, middle school aged children, dogs, and travel in the car - Cats TBD but unlikely Rebel passed a set of evaluation tests before being accepted into the TSGSR.  The tests are not intended to assess how smart the dog is but are important for TSGSR to determine if the dog is expected to be safe in a family home.   The tested behaviors check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people, will tolerate handling all over its body (including ears, nose, lips to check teeth, lifting paws, belly, back, and gently pulling the tail) and the ability to get along with other well behaved dogs.  He remained calm during all of these tests and showed no aggressive tendencies.       Please join us in welcoming Rebel to TSGSR!   Check back often.  We will be updating his bio as we learn more about him! What's Next for Rebel T: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Rebel  is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for his well being while in our care.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life.  He will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. There is no adoption fee and medical expenses are covered for life. If you want to learn more about Rebel, or are interested in possibly providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. If you are reading about him on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/pv7AqRny0MM “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Rufus T

German Shepherd Dog

Rufus T. is a handsome, affectionate 10-year-old male German Shepherd Dog (GSD) who was left at a shelter in Southern California because... show more

Rufus T. is a handsome, affectionate 10-year-old male German Shepherd Dog (GSD) who was left at a shelter in Southern California because his family felt that they could no longer provide care for him.  Rufus is suffering from severe hip dysplasia and spondylosis.  As a result, Rufus loses control of his hind legs when walking or running.  This is particularly true when he is excited.  He is an enthusiastic dog who loves people and is very active despite his disability.  He is well mannered, loves attention and is very food motivated.  TSGSR brought Rufus into their care and he is quickly adapting to his new surroundings.  Rufus appears to have been very well loved.  He is housetrained, walks on leash and gets along with other dogs. Rufus is a wonderful, sweet dog who really wants to engage his human!  His hip issues will continue to progress but exercise is of great benefit.  He is in need of a loving home with a family that can love him despite his disability.  TSGSR VOLUNTEER UPDATE:  Rufus has been at Thulani Central for a few months.  Read through the Update below from our Thulani Volunteers and you will see how much love and spirit he will bring to his new family.  “Rufus is an incredibly special boy with so much love to share!  When he first came, I’d assist him up then he’d charge out of the kennel, with me in tow, ready to explore with no hesitation.  Now I just can’t believe how much stronger he has grown!  Now he is walking up the “Thulani Hill of Hope” on his own. He is such a love bug too!” “The first time I met Rufus, I went into his run to sit in the chair to observe him....it took about 10 seconds for him to climb up into my lap and I've loved him ever since. At the beginning, it was looking pretty bad for his back legs but with time, care, supplements and pain medication he's a new dog. He loves his people, walks, being brushed and of course, treats. He's active, interested in whatever's going on and engaging.” “When he became stronger and moved with less difficulty, his personality changed a bit. He wanted more loving and attention from us instead of just fast walking. It felt like the focus he needed to be able to move was freed up to give to the people around him.”  “Rufus has overcome so much of his disability.  Once we put astro turf into his kennel so he doesn’t slip, he blossomed into a healthy dog that loves to follow people around.  Watching him is do heartwarming because he never let his health limitations get him down!” “One other thing Rufus loves his tuna fish too!” Rufus T. Summary: - Rufus is a Male, 10 yrs old, weighs 81 lbs, current on shots (rabies to be completed) - Good with Adults, dogs, and travel in the car Rufus passed a set of behavior tests before being accepted into the TSGSR.  The tests are not intended to assess how smart the dog is but are important for TSGSR to determine if the dog is expected to be safe in a family home.   The tested behaviors check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people, will tolerate handling all over its body (including ears, nose, lips to check teeth, lifting paws, belly, back, and gently pulling the tail) and the ability to get along with other well behaved dogs.  Rufus remained calm during all of these tests and showed no aggressive tendencies.       Please join us in welcoming sweet Rufus to TSGSR!   Rufus is a hospice/adopt dog because of his progressing hip issues. What's Next for Rufus T.: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Rufus is well cared for and receives medical care while in our care.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life.  Rufus will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. TSGSR will provide limited coverage of Rufus' medical expenses for the rest of his life. If you want to learn more about him, or are possibly interested in providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. If you are reading about Rufus on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/XjI_EFoiDCg “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Samuel T

German Shepherd Dog

Samuel T. is a handsome 10-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who was surrendered to Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue after his owne... show more

Samuel T. is a handsome 10-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who was surrendered to Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue after his owner died.  His original owner adopted Samuel from a shelter as a puppy and loved him until her death last year.  Samuel went to live with his owner’s family but given their busy schedules spent a lot of time on his own in the yard.  The family and TSGSR volunteers thought that Samuel would make a great addition to a new family.  Samuel is in good health, up to date on shots and gets along well with other dogs.  He is a large dog, weighing over 100 pounds, but gentle and calm.  He is now living at Thulani Central but is ready and waiting to start a new life with a new family.  Samuel is crate trained, house trained and walks well on leash.  Samuel T. Summary: - Samuel is a male, 10 yrs old, weighs 104 lbs, current on shots - Good with Adults, children, dogs, and travel in the car - Cats TBD Samuel passed a set of evaluation tests before being accepted into the TSGSR.  The tests are not intended to assess how smart the dog is but are important for TSGSR to determine if the dog is expected to be safe in a family home.   The tested behaviors check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people, will tolerate handling all over its body (including ears, nose, lips to check teeth, lifting paws, belly, back, and gently pulling the tail) and the ability to get along with other well behaved dogs.  He remained calm during all of these tests and showed no aggressive tendencies.       Please join us in welcoming Samuel to TSGSR!   Check back often.  We will be updating his bio as we learn more about him! What's Next for Samuel T: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Samuel  is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for his well being while in our care.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life.  He will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. There is no adoption fee and medical expenses are covered for life. If you want to learn more about Samuel, or are interested in possibly providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. If you are reading about him on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/uJiGdua8FyY “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less

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Solo T

German Shepherd Dog

Solo T. is an extremely calm, sweet 11-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who was surrendered by his owner to a shelter in Southern Calif... show more

Solo T. is an extremely calm, sweet 11-year-old male German Shepherd Dog who was surrendered by his owner to a shelter in Southern California.  He is an easy going boy who takes a general interest in other dogs but really loves to be with his people.  Solo was placed with a foster family who was amazed at how well he adjusted to a new environment.  Unfortunately, Solo developed a skin condition that resulted in his return to the shelter for treatment.  His itchy skin is now under treatment, making him more comfortable but still very interested in back rubs!  Like most senior dogs, Solo has some arthritis but he loves to go out on short walks and walks well on leash.  Solo is house trained, loves to be petted and rides well in the car.  He shows no food aggression or other difficult behaviors.  Solo is a very polite, quiet dog.  He never nuisance-barks even when dogs around him are all barking!  He is house trained, crate trained and loves treats.  TSGSR volunteers love his kind, sweet disposition.  Solo will make a loving, calm addition to a new family! Solo T. Summary: - Solo is a male, 11 yrs old, weighs 62 lbs, current on shots - Good with Adults, middle school aged children, dogs, and travel in the car - Cats TBD Solo passed a set of evaluation tests before being accepted into the TSGSR.  The tests are not intended to assess how smart the dog is but are important for TSGSR to determine if the dog is expected to be safe in a family home.   The tested behaviors check to see if the dog will guard or protect food or toys from people, will tolerate handling all over its body (including ears, nose, lips to check teeth, lifting paws, belly, back, and gently pulling the tail) and the ability to get along with other well behaved dogs.  He remained calm during all of these tests and showed no aggressive tendencies.       Please join us in welcoming Solo to TSGSR!   Check back often.  We will be updating his bio as we learn more about him! What's Next for Solo T: Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) will continue to see that Solo  is well cared for and receives all medical care needed for his well being while in our care.  In addition, TSGSR is beginning a search for an adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life.  He will come to his new home with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.  Solo’s medical expenses will be covered for the rest of his life by Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR)! If you want to learn more about Solo, or are interested in possibly providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message by clicking on the "Ask About Me" button.  We will often get feedback or "updates" from a dog's foster home and as any updates become available they will be included here. If you are reading about him on Petfinder.com sometimes an available YouTube video is not listed.   If this occurs you can still view the video by pasting its URL into a new browser window or tab. Available Video URL(s): https://youtu.be/RE1T97VRg9U “Saving one dog won’t change the world. It will change the world for that one dog.” show less