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Other German Shepherd Rescue Web Sites & Resources

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Note to our visitors: if you know of other GSD Rescue Web sites or valuable resources that I can link to here, please suggest them to me (Brian, bab43@msn.com). Also, please let me know if any of the information below is incorrect or outdated. Thanks!

If you are looking for a rescue organization in California that handles dog breeds other than German Shepherds, search for that breed on www.petfinder.com (from their "Pet Search" page) or www.rescuecanines.com and you will likely find an appropriate organization.

This page was last modified on 03/13/17.

Other GSD Rescue Resources

German Shepherd 101.com--a rescue-friendly Website covering many aspects of owning and training German Shepherds. Good general resource.

How to Rent with a Dog--Contributed by Wendy Simoes, San Francisco Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue Volunteer

Web Sites for California GSD Rescue Operations

Echo Dogs White German Shepherd Rescue
(note: this Website is operated out of Indiana, 
but serves California and the rest of the U.S.)


Alameda
Golden State German Shepherd Rescue--based in Alameda, GSGSR adopts dogs out in the San Francisco Bay area and to those parts of the Central Valley in California in which they have volunteers.

Burbank
German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles  (serves LA County, Orange County, Tehachapi)  

El Dorado County
El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue  

Emeryville (and much of Northern California)
German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California
--based in Emeryville, primarily serve the East Bay, San Francisco area, South Bay and Central Coast areas.

Irvine
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue (Orange County Chapter)

Laguna Niguel
German Shepherd Safe Haven--We rescue German Shepherd dogs, puppies and mixes from shelters and other life threatening situations. We then evaluate and learn the personalities of the dogs so we can find forever homes that they will blossom in.
We are a 501(c)3  Non-Profit Public Charity.

Los Angeles
German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles
(serves LA County, Orange County, Tehachapi)
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (serves Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside)  
Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles

Merced
Cloud Nine K-9
(primarily rescues White GSDs)

Orange County
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue (Orange County Chapter)

German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles (serves LA County, Orange County, Tehachapi)
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (serves Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside)  
German Shepherd Safe Haven (based in Laguna Niguel)

Riverside
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (serves Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside)    

Sacramento (and much of Northern California)
Greater California German Shepherd Rescue -- Primarily serves the Greater Sacramento, Central San Joaquin Valley, and North San Francisco Bay areas, including area codes 209, 530, 707, and 916 and, to a lesser extent, area codes 510 and 925.

San Bernardino
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (serves Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside)  
Shepherds and Others Animal Rescue  

San Diego
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County
(serves Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside)  
Southern California German Shepherd Rescue

San Francisco Bay Area (and surrounding region)
Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue
German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California
 
Golden State German Shepherd Rescue

Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue

San Jose
Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue

Shingle Springs
El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue
 

Tehachapi
German Shepherd Rescue (serves LA County, Orange County, Tehachapi)

Walnut Creek
Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue

West Los Angeles
Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles

Willits
Milo Foundation
 

Yreka
Siskiyou German Shepherd Rescue
 

California German Shepherd Rescue Operations without Websites
Mountain Ranch, CA (Calaveras County)
Rosemary Joralemon
209-754-0147 (no e-mail address)

GSD Rescue Operations Outside of California
NOTE: First check the Website www.rescuecanines.com, as they will certainly have a more updated list of GSD rescues outside of Calif. than the one posted here. 

AL
Coastal White German Shepherd Dog Rescue/Referral - a not-for-profit referral site and fundraising store whose main goal is to raise money for emergency veterinary care for White GSDs in need, primarily in the south-eastern coastal states.

AZ 
Southwest German Shepherd Rescue (Phoenix, AZ) -- SWGSR is a small group of individuals dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming German Shepherd Dogs of all colors into their forever homes. SWGSR does not place a dog in a home just because they need to make space for a new rescue; they put the dog's best interest at heart at all times and will not place a dog in a home that is not suitable.

White German Shepherd Rescue (Phoenix, AZ)--Partnered with Southwest German Shepherd Rescue (an Arizona 501c3 tax exempt corporation) and a member of CABRA (Coalition of All Breed Rescue of Arizona, also a 501c3 organization), we are a small group of individuals dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming German Shepherd Dogs of all colors into their forever homes.

DC
Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue - All-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for GSD and mixes in the MD, DC, and North VA areas.

CO
German Shepherd Rescue of the Rockies (Denver, CO) - The goal of German Shepherd Rescue of the Rockies is to find well-matched, carefully-screened, permanent homes and families for each dog. As a community resource, we provide nutrition information, referrals, education, training tips and other services.

FL
Coastal White German Shepherd Dog Rescue/Referral - a not-for-profit referral site and fundraising store whose main goal is to raise money for emergency veterinary care for White GSDs in need, primarily in the south-eastern coastal states.

Heidi's Legacy Dog Rescue -- Non-profit, no-kill, animal rescue organization made up entirely by volunteers. Dedicated to rehabilitating, caring for and finding permanent placements for abused, neglected and unwanted animals in a no-kill environment. All breed rescue, but take in as many GSDs as possible. 

GA
German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Georgia, Inc.-- an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to find loving permanent homes for abandoned and surrendered German Shepherd Dogs in Atlanta and surrounding areas. 

IL
Chicagoland Shepherd Rescue
- Contact information, and dogs available for adoption.

German Shepherd Rescue of Illinois - Non profit organization dedicated to finding good homes for German Shepherd in need.

MD
Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue - All-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for GSD and mixes in the MD, DC, and North VA areas.

MI
Michigan German Shepherd Dog Rescue - Photos and information on dogs available for adoption. Rescue service for abandoned, abused, or unwanted GSDs.

MT
Montana German Shepherd Rescue
- Serves MT, WY, UT, ID, WA, and Canada. Based in Hamilton, MT.

New England States
German Shepherd Dog Rescue of New England - Providing rescue and adoption services throughout the area.

NC
Coastal White German Shepherd Dog Rescue/Referral - a not-for-profit referral site and fundraising store whose main goal is to raise money for emergency veterinary care for White GSDs in need, primarily in the south-eastern coastal states.

German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions 
- Non-profit, all volunteer group dedicated to saving lives -notably GSDs and mixes. Photos of dogs available for adoption.

NJ
New Jersey German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. - Rescue, referral, rehab and re-homing of German Shepherds in New Jersey. Message board for adoptions/placements. Host site for American German Shepherd Rescue Association, list of rescues in the US.

NV
German Shepherd Rescue--Las Vegas - A very small group of volunteers whose 1st priority is to rescue "last day" dogs from local animal shelters. GSR-LV does not have a kennel or a facility to house the dogs and depends on volunteers to provide foster homes.

Cherie Owen (no Website)
Gardnerville, NV  89410
775-782-3770
gsrescue1@charter.net

OR
Julie Rosenkoetter (no Website)
Salem, OR 
503-585-9451
503-363-3647

Umpqua Valley German Shepherd Rescue
(Sutherlin, OR) - A small rescue group that also rescues Dalmations and Boxers.
Lee & Tom Holbrook
longcoat@wmni.net

Vom Ztrand Kennel German Shepherd Rescue  (Sweet Home OR)
Barbara Hanner, Director
barbarahanner@attbi.com

SC
Coastal White German Shepherd Dog Rescue/Referral--a not-for-profit referral site and fundraising store whose main goal is to raise money for emergency veterinary care for White GSDs in need, primarily in the south-eastern coastal states.

TX
Austin German Shepherd Dog Rescue--AGSDR is a dedicated, all-volunteer, not-for-profit group ensuring German Shepherd Dogs (purebred/mixed) are provided quality "forever" adoption placements in Austin and Central Tex. 
German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas--German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas is a non-profit organization that strives to save German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes from neglect, abuse, and premature death.

German Shepherd Dog Rescue of  San Antonio, TX--Mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of German Shepherd Dogs and German Shepherd Dog Mix breeds in and around the San Antonio, Texas area.
Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue --The goals of GHGSDR are to educate the public about the German Shepherd Dog, and to rescue as many dogs from shelters as possible and find caring loving permanent homes for them. 
North Texas German Shepherd Rescue
--There are a lot of wonderful German Shepherd Dogs in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area in need of safe and loving homes. Our goal is to find happy homes for those dogs.

UT
German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Utah, Inc.
- German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Utah works to place loving German Shepherds into permanent homes.GSD Rescue of Utah serves the intermountain west, accepting and placing dogs in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada.

VA
Coastal White German Shepherd Dog Rescue/Referral
- a not-for-profit referral site and fundraising store whose main goal is to raise money for emergency veterinary care for White GSDs in need, primarily in the south-eastern coastal states.

Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue - All-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for GSD and mixes in the MD, DC, and North VA areas.

WA
Washington German Shepherd Rescue (Seattle area) - All volunteer organization dedicated to finding loving homes for surrendered, abandoned or neglected dogs and puppies. 

WI
German Shepherd Rescue Alliance of Wisconsin - GSRAW views its mission as increasing public awareness against animal cruelty and overpopulation while rescuing and finding homes for displaced and unwanted German Shepherd Dogs throughout Wisconsin and further, if needed.

Badgerland German Shepherd Rescue - Badgerland German Shepherd Rescue (BGSR) is an incorporated group of individuals volunteering their time, money, love and efforts to rescue German Shepherd Dogs, whether or not purebred, who have been abandoned, surrendered to animal shelters/humane societies, or surrendered to BGSR by their owners.

Good Shepherd K-9 Rescue - Good Shepherd K-9 Rescue is dedicated to saving and finding good homes for unwanted, abused or homeless purebred German Shepherds.  We are a nonprofit organization started by individuals whose love for the breed, knowledge of health and temperament, experience with fostering and placing GSDs in good homes recognized a need for a rescue when the shelters become full or someone needs to find another home for their German Shepherd.

WV
Coastal White German Shepherd Dog Rescue/Referral - a not-for-profit referral site and fundraising store whose main goal is to raise money for emergency veterinary care for White GSDs in need, primarily in the south-eastern coastal states.

 

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