Adoptable Dogs

  • All of our dogs are adopted as indoor house pets only. No outdoor runs or permanent tie-outs are allowed.
  • We adopt to residents of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska and Missouri in locations we have volunteers.
  • All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
  • GSDRI has the right to decline any applicant for any reason.
  • If you have questions, email info@gsdri.org
BBQ (FKA Bubba)
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BBQ is a wonderful young man. He is learning about being part of the family. He gets along with his foster sisters and loves to play tag in the yard. He would do best with a older sister to show him the ropes. BBQ is going to be a big boy once he fills out, but he walks on his leash like a gentle giant. He greets strangers well, but is working on keeping all 4 feet on the ground. He is like a toddler and wants to put everything in his mouth so toy supervision is a must.The sky is the limit with this boy. He is very smart and is a blank book. He learns fast and is a happy go lucky boy. He seems a little too interested in the kitty and would take some training to be in a house with one. Because of his size and age older kids would be best. This boy is going to be someone's heart dog. Not sure I want to give him up! A raised feeder will be a must.

Young, Male, Large
Jaeger
Jaeger

Jaeger is apply named. He is an obsessive compulsive tail chaser.

Young, Male, Large
Molly
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I may be little, but I have a big personality with lots of love. At 48 pounds, I am the perfect lap size pup and will jump in your lap as often as I can to give you kisses and snuggle. I have lots of energy and would love an active mom, dad, and/or family. My foster mom says I need daily long walks twice a day. I walk well with two other dogs, so my foster mom looks amazing walking three dogs at once. I am very excited and manners are new to me, so I forget about manners more often than not. My foster mom insists on working on sit, down, off, leave it, and other commands. She says I'm learning, but need someone committed to working with me until I learn manners. I love all people I've meet so far, but my foster mom has only seen me with adults and teenagers. I love playing with my foster brother who is a very submissive lab mix, but I am not a fan of my foster sisters, another GSD and a Chow mix. I need either a tall fenced in yard, or lots of leashed activities as I love to personally find out what's going on in the neighborhood. I maybe middle-aged but I have the energy of a two year old. Without a way to get rid of my energy, I can get into trouble. I am kennel trained, but would rather be with my people. I sleep in my kennel, and when my people aren't home. I enjoy playing fetch inside and destroying toys. I also love playing with my foster lab brother. I do not always like to share toys, but I'm learning. My foster mom says my new family will be lucky to have me, and I can't wait to meet them.

Adult, Female, Medium
Raja (FKA Courage)
Raja (FKA Courage)

Raja is a sweet, gentle, 2 year old GSD. She came from a breeder in Michigan, and had not had much socialization. Despite that, she is a very gentle girl. Raja is slow to warm up, but once she trusts you, she leans in for your attention. Raja currently lives with a family of cats, dogs, and humans. She does well with most dogs, in fact, we want her to have a brother or a sister dog to show her the world is not so scary. Raja initially avoids the leash, but walks pretty well. Raja knows basic commands, and has quickly caught on to house training. Raja is food motivated, and takes all of her treats very gently. Raja would also thrive in a home with another dog to continue showing her the ropes. Raja is a good girl indoors, and is happy to lay at your feet while you read a book or watch TV. With a little time, and some patience, Raja will blossom. She will be your sweet Velcro dog. Raja has a lot of love to give, and has been an easy girl.

Adult, Female, Large
Sophie (FKA Aggy)
Sophie (FKA Aggy)

Black and Tan

Adult, Female, Large
Ziva
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Hello, I am Ziva. I am 3 - 4 years old and absolutely gorgeous. I have the softest fur around my ears that my foster parents have ever seen on a GSD. I am a pretty good girl, but have some quirks that I will talk about later. I am fully potty trained and will let you know it is time to go out by knocking the door handle with my nose to rattle it. I know a few commands, though sometimes I am a bit stubborn and pretend I don't know what you want. I know sit, down, leave it, no, and shake. I walk really good for my fosters. I kind of like to lead, but don't pull much. You will need a training collar on me that you only use for walking. It is because I don't like anyone grabbing my regular collar to hook me up. But don't let that fool you. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to go for walks. They are the bestest thing ever other than my squeaky ball. I am a very trustworthy pup. I do really well when I am left home alone (well, with my foster siblings, but no grown ups). I don't do any destructive behaviors. If you need to, though, I do kennel very nicely. I just don't need to be in one to be a good girl. I am quirky about a few things. I don't like stairs. I can do them with encouragement, but cannot initiate going up or down on my own. My fosters are a bit confused. I don't like it when shadows begin to fall and the night becomes dark. I sometimes react with fear at quick movements during this time. I also do not want anyone near me when I eat. I have a bit of food aggression to humans with this. However, I do not have the same problem with other dogs, though. And if you are giving me a treat, I am the gentlest one of the GSDs in the house. I get a bit grumbly and will growl if you try to grab onto my regular collar. It makes me feel out of control. I need a family that will be consistent in my training. I cannot be with children under the age of 16. I would like a fence, but that is not a deal breaker. I need someone that will play ball with me and will take me for lots of walks. I will require more training and a lot of patience. I must go to a seasoned home familiar with German Shepherds or similar breeds.

Adult, Female, Large
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