Happy Ending

Nothing makes our volunteers and supporters happier than seeing how our alumnae dogs are thriving in their forever homes! We love to get regular updates and photos of your adopted dogs so that we can share them! Please take a moment to submit a Happy Ending photo of your dog with a small note about how he/she is doing!


The beautiful girl formerly known as Xena is now Della…
She is a charmer. She is very playful, strong, clumsy and full of energy. Thank you for everything. The organization is wonderful.

Stryder Taking It Easy At Home…
I couldn’t resist sending you a couple of pics of my cute boy. I just thinks he looks so cute when he sleeps in his little bed.

Koa (formerly known as Buddy) is doing great!
He enjoys playing with his roommate Gidget, walking 9 holes at the golf course (after its closed of course, don’t tell the city), taking long walks on the beach, going to the dog park and hiking in the mountains. Koa has become a wonderful loving part of our family. Thank you!

The Daily Walk…
Here’s some recent pictures of me taking Elvis (Formerly known as Rocco) and his brother Rocky, out for our evening walk, and pictures after our walk, taking a break on the front lawn.

Kasey, Now Cody Finds His Forever Home…
I just wanted to touch base with you regarding Kasey. We changed his name to Cody. He is adjusting very well to our family and is a very sweet dog and loves our two little girls. He just showers them with kisses! We have him enrolled starting next week in Dog school which should help […]

Dickens is doing great but a bit spoiled…
Everyday at about this time he starts getting upset because he thinks it’s time to go to the dog park. One story, we were down at the beach when a sea lion tried coming on to shore. All the other dogs ran but Dickens went right in and started licking it’s face. The sea lion […]

We marvel at Duke every day…
It seems impossible but he gets better and SWEETER, if that’s possible, daily. We can’t thank GSROC and particularly the Hancocks enough for the joy he has brought us. He is a great recruiting tool for GSDs when he meets people. He IS a LADIES’ MAN, and has all the women in the neighborhood wrapped […]

We feel blessed that Daphne and Katie are part of our family.
The girls are doing great. I can’t believe how smart they are. They know lots of phrases and are so well mannered now. They also get along so well. Although, I do wish they wouldn’t jump on the bed at 5:30 EVERY morning to wake us up….I’d like to sleep in just once! We keep […]

Caesar (formally T-Rex) has settled in nicely
Caesar (formally T-Rex)has settled in nicely and I take him every morning for our constitutional walk. On Tuesdays we go to a German Shepherd training class, where he is doing very well following all commands. Everybody who sees him comments on what a handsome dog he is and how so well behaved with people and […]

Hopalong (now Rin) in his new home…
We hope he loves us as much as we love him. He has been just a joy to have around. Thanks for saving these great dogs.

Tiger sharing a treat with his devoted mom!

Priceless…
Jennifer Leather sofa sleeper couch… $1,500. Jenny, Todd, Jayson, DeeOGee and Bear stretched out watching Corpse Bride… PRICELESS!

Thank you so much for caring for Bear until we got to have him.
We wanted to give you a little update on Bear (aka Pat). It has been a little over 7 months since we adopted Pat from your wonderful foster care. He sure took right to the crate and is very loving. He certainly has grown so I’ve attached some picture of his growth that you might […]

Rudy is such a good boy
Rudy has gained a little bit of weight, especially around his head, and he’s absolutely gorgeous since his coat got a shiny; I think one of his parents was sable or something, he’s got traces of it on his shoulders and chest. His eyes teem with joy and are expressive over everything; Sometimes I just […]

Ulysses and friends
Relaxing in Santa Fe.

Talia, Our Hero
This morning we heard Talia barking frantically. It wasn’t like her normal bark when she tries to control the ravens (she’s our alpha). We know she was trying to alert us. I looked outside and she was barking at their water dish and holding all the other dogs off. My first thought – snake. That’s […]

We are truly pleased with Ricco
His socialization is going phenomenal and we are truly pleased with him. He is 73 lbs now and still growing! This picture is my favorite of the many that we had taken by a professional photographer.

Cassy is getting so big

Today is Gradys birthday
Today is Gradys birthday, 2 years old!! and 92 pounds!! We sure do love him. He is like a person in a dog suit. We have taken him and Willow through 3 training classes at PetSmart and they did great. They are definitely much better doggie citizens for it. Hank takes them both on a […]

Pepper Update
Well the boys just returned from their grooming and Pepper looks great. They said he did very well. We went and played catch after they returned. Pepper and King are soooooo funny. They both run after the ball and both of them bring it back to me. I know Pepper is my baby but I […]

Four months have passed now and we have no regrets.
For a long time, Ron and I had talked about getting a dog. With all that was going on in our lives, it was just talk. Ron, being a former K-9 handler, was very comfortable with the German Shepherd breed. He would find himself visiting the German Shepherd Rescue site on the internet quite often. […]

Tracker is doing great!!!
He has established himself as the Alpha dog but yet still gets along with Hunter. She occasionally naps in his crate with his bedding and he’s ok with it. We have a new game where we hit plastic golf balls for practice and he retrieves them for us, he digs the action. It’s great that […]

He is a treasure
Hi, Just wanted you to know that Magnum is a wonderful Shepherd. He is really a part of the family and is learning the routine. He walks with Dave every morning on a harness. We really don’t use the choker any more. He has learned the basic commands but still has a little trouble with […]

Lakota’s exuberance has helped us to move on
Lakota (the puppy formally known as “Tej”) has been bonding quickly to our family. When Lakota first entered our home, we wondered if we had made a wise choice; he bounded throughout the living room, knocking over my three little boys like tiny bowling pins. He learns quickly, however. A gentle soul at heart, Lakota […]

Thanks for rescuing this little guy, he is so precious
Just wanted to say Max (Quinby) is doing great! He was so good during his ride home. He wanted to sit with Becca and me, he loved looking out the window to see what was going on. We got him a gold bone with his name and phone number engraved, new collar and bed yesterday. […]

He is part of our family and we love him…
Our new boy Rufus (formerly Thumper) is doing great! He is part of our family and we love him to pieces! He has put on weight, settled the dominance issues, staked out “his couch” and it feels like he has always been here. We couldn’t be happier.

Beau Our Southern Gentleman from New Orleans
We changed his name slightly, as he is our “Southern Gentleman from New Orleans”, so we call him “Beau” (although he is still working on his manners). Beau is very playful, has an incredible sense of humor, loves playing with children, other dogs, and plays fetch really well, too. He gets along great with our […]

I will always be grateful…
Shayna is doing very well. She is just such a wonderful dog and I will always be grateful to you for sending her my way.

Kitri now thinks she is the queen and the other two are her ladies in waiting!
When our Beloved Petra died of lymphoma we were devastated, It happened so quickly. My wife was so sad and when I said lets get another puppy, she said It’s too soon. Well I went online looking for puppies and found gsroc. There was a dog by the name of Roxy on the site and […]

She has found a home, and we have found a family member…
We wanted to update you on Bella, or Isabella, as we call her. It has been two weeks and Bella has gone from a shy little pup who refused to walk, to a beautiful, playful little girl. She and her brother, Corky (our rescued 3yr old Pappillon) are the best of buddies. He has shown […]


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