German Shepherd Rescues – The Complete List 2018

This is a complete, updated list of all German Shepherd Dog rescues in the USA, current as of 2018.


Arctic German Shepherd Rescue Inc.
Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming abused, neglected, abandoned or unwanted dogs since 2005.


GRACE Animal Foundation
No More Homeless Pets – GRACE Animal Foundation believes that animals have rights to a safe, healthy, caring environment. Our purpose is to inspire and enable our community to help with the fight against abandoned, mistreated and unwanted animals.

Rose Acres Rescue No Kill Shelter
Rose Acres Rescue is a nonprofit, eleventh hour dog and cat rescue. We cannot accept animals from the public. We do not have the resources for the care and isolation procedures needed for those animals. We pull animals from kill shelters on the last day of their time at shelter and are on euthanasia list. You can see all of these amazing animals on the Current Dog and Cats tabs.

Second Chance Shelter
Our mission is to find loving and lasting homes for adoptable dogs in our area.

Safe Haven No-Kill Pet Rescue
Safe Haven  & Rags To Riches Pet  Rescue’s mission is to rescue abused and abandoned animals,  and eliminate puppy mills . Providing them with a second chance at life through adoption into permanent, loving homes. We strive to reduce the over population of animals by educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

Helping Shepherds of Every Color Rescue
An all volunteer German Shepherd rescue group based in Montgomery, AL. We provide needed medical care, training and rehabilitation to needy GSDs until they are ready for adoption. All dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and heartworm free by the time they are re-homed.


Stop Animal Cruelty
Stop Animal Cruelty is an all-volunteer animal welfare group that works tirelessly rescuing pets from the high-kill city shelter in Malvern, AR.

Muttley Crew Rescue
Muttley Crew Rescue is an extremely small, dedicated group of volunteers whose mission is to help homeless animals.

Northwest German Shepherd Rescue    AR, WA
An all-volunteer nonprofit organization run solely on adoption fees and donations. The rescue serves German Shepherds in need.


Saving Paws Rescue Arizona
Saving Paws Rescue Arizona is an all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) charitable organization in Phoenix, Arizona. We are dedicated to providing veterinary care, evaluation and adoptive homes for German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois dogs who are left in pounds to await uncertain fate, are owner surrenders (such as divorce, death, etc.) or are from abusive or negligent situations.

Southwest German Shepherd Rescue
A Non Profit 501c3 Volunteer Based Organization Committed to the Rescue, Rehab and Re-homing of German Shepherd Dogs

White German Shepherd Rescue
We are a foster-based rescue and all dogs live in private homes prior to adoption.


Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
non-profit 501(c)3 public charity based in Orange County, California. We are an all volunteer run organization, with no paid employees, and are dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned dogs in Southern California.

El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue
El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue provides refuge and makes ready for adoption, unwanted, abused, abandoned, or neglected German Shepherds, as well as educate the general public regarding animal welfare.

German Shepherd Rescue
Save GSD’s from city and country shelters, educate the public on the breed, and to provide qualified home to these wonderful dogs.

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (GSRNC)
We are dedicated to the rescue and welfare of German Shepherd Dogs.

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a nonprofit 501(c)3, no-kill rescue committed to saving all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualified homes, adopt a German Shepherd Today.

German Shepherd Rescue of Sacramento Valley
A tax-exempt (501-c-3) charitable organization dedicated to finding good homes for German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes whose caregivers can no longer keep them or which are confined in animal shelters and potentially facing euthanasia.

German Shepherd Safe Haven, Inc.
A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Public Charity dedicated to finding loving forever homes for abandoned German Shepherds.

Golden State German Shepherd Rescue
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. We are a small foster based organization made up solely of volunteers.  We utilize foster homes to help our dogs decompress from shelter life, rehab and show them a loving home until we are able to adopt them out.

Greater California German Shepherd Rescue
A 501(c)(3) public charity non-profit. We are an all-volunteer group of German Shepherd lovers dedicated to rescuing German Shepherd Dogs from at-risk and unacceptable situations and finding them permanent, loving homes with qualified owners.

South Bay Purebred Rescue
Non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of dogs of all breeds.

Southern California German Shepherd Rescue
SCGSR rescues, rehabilitates, provides spay/neuter and veterinary care, and re-homes pets in Southern California.

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles
Non profit 501(c)3, no kill rescue committed to saving all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualified homes.

Goliath Mountain Rescue
We specialize in rescuing and rehabilitating Siberian Huskies and German Shepherds saved from high-kill shelters, where these two breeds are being euthanized in large numbers on a daily basis.

Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue
A non-profit, volunteer-run, foster-based German Shepherd Dog rescue serving the greater Bay Area and Sacramento/Roseville regions of Northern California. Our primary focus is rescuing German Shepherd Dogs from life threatening situations in overcrowded shelters where they are in danger of being put to sleep.


GSD Rescue of Central Colorado
A Colorado State Licensed all volunteer organization whose members are passionate about German Shepherd Dogs.

Colorado Front Range German Shepherd Rescue
A small group of German Shepherd lovers in the Denver area who volunteer our time and talents to help homeless pets find new families.

German Shepherd Rescue of the Rockies
Serves the public as a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of homeless and abandoned German Shepherd Dogs (GSD).

Snow Capped Shepherd Rescue
A Denver, Colorado based, volunteer-run non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We rescue abandoned, abused, neglected and stray White German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes.


Zoe’s German Shepherd Rescue
An all-volunteer network of foster homes with a commitment to save pure bred German Shepherd Dogs from abuse, neglect and abandonment.

German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc. (GSRNE)
An all volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing veterinary care, evaluation & adoptive homes for the countless numbers of German Shepherd Dogs who are left in pounds to await uncertain fate, are owner surrenders (divorce, death, etc.), or are from abuse or neglect situations.

DC – Washington DC

Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
A 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the German Shepherd Dog.


Delaware Alliance for Animal Welfare Groups, Inc.
We are a 501C3 tax-exempt organization.

Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary
Finding homes for adult and senior German Shepherds, providing services to northeast rescues and occasionally musing on the relationship between rescue and life.


Daytona Beach German Shepherd Rescue
We are a foster home-based organization operating out of Daytona Beach and Jacksonville areas. Our goal is to rescue as many homeless German Shepherds as we can by rehabilitating them and placing them in approved adoptive forever homes.

Celtic Legends Farm
Home of German Shepherd Rescue of Central Florida

Compassionate Animal Rescue Team
C.A.R.T. is a group of dedicated foster volunteers striving to help decrease the euthanasia rate in the southeast and promote spay and neuter of all pets.

Their Lives Matter
Serves as a primary adoption facility rescuing companion animals from animal control and owner surrenders.

Citrus County Animal Services
Shelters more than just dogs and cats.

Friends of Citrus County Animal Services (FOCCAS)
A 501(c)(3) non-profit 100% volunteer organization formed in 2010 to assist in re-homing, rescuing and providing for the medical needs of homeless pets in Citrus County.

Paw Print Hearts
Paw Print Hearts is a local Tampa, Florida animal rescue established in June of 2014 to help deal with the pet overpopulation problem in Hillsborough County and surrounding counties.

Flagler Humane Society
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1980. We are a full-service shelter taking in ALL animals, whether abandoned, lost or surrendered by their owners.

Out Of The Box Animal Rescue
We are committed to finding forever homes for our furry friends and strongly support spay/neuter programs, as well as, educating the public about the important role animals play in our lives.

Ewenity Farm Herding Dog Haven
We are a medium-sized foster-based rescue organization based in Bradenton, FL with fosters throughout the state and the Southeast. We give one-on-one attention to each dog – they are kept in our homes and treated as our own. We do not have a central location or shelter.

Sophie’s Circle Pet Food Pantry and Dog Rescue
As Volusia County’s only pet food pantry, we are dedicated to providing pet food to financially-challenged families, in an ongoing effort to keep pets in their homes where they belong, along with educating the public on the importance of spay and neuter.

Panhandle Animal Welfare Society
A private, 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that presently handles more than 9,000 animals annually. Services include animal care, adoptions, microchip implants, animal rescue and more.

The Mylo Foundation
Specifically helps the dogs at the high kill shelters who have no other hope.  Through fostering and adoption we strive to save these dogs and give them a chance.

100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, Inc.
We are a 501c(3) organization, fully dependent on community support to fund our rescues and veterinary bills for these desperate pups.

The Greener Side Haven, Inc.
We are a permanent placement sanctuary that rescues animals that are in need of medical oremotional care; retraining those that need it; seniors who need a safe and loving place; abused and neglected animals that need so much help and love, or any that just need a loving environment that gives them the physical and emotional support to become whole again.

Amber’s Animal Outreach
Supports, serves and represents domestic animals and their surrounding community by promoting and providing common sense solutions to matters plaguing animal welfare today so there will be one less helpless animal tomorrow.

Brevard Humane Society
The County’s oldest established animal welfare organization. A “no kill for space” shelter, the Humane Society is dedicated to speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Last Hope Rescue
Last Hope Rescue really is the “last hope” for so many dogs in the Tallahassee area (and the rest of North Florida and Georgia because hey, they need us too!) that are in danger and in need of loving attention.

Almost Angels Panhandle Rescue
We are a page to help Dogs, Cats and Any other type of pet find the care and home it needs to live a happy loved life.

Zeena’s Sanctuary & Pet Rescue, Inc.
A non-profit 501(c)(3) that rescues, rehabilitates, and finds suitable homes for abandoned and unwanted pets throughout Central Florida while striving to connect with and educate the community about the welfare of animals.

Southwest Florida German Shepherd Inc.
We operate the rescue with dogs received from shelters and from owner turn-ins.

Tampa Bay GSD Rescue
Help you re-home an animal in need.

South Brevard German Shepherd Rescue
We are a non profit 501 C3 organization.  All dogs will be adopted to approved homes following a home check and fence check.

K9 Services German Shepherd Rescue
We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity organization dedicated to saving the lives of displaced German Shepherd dogs from a shelter environment or from an owner surrender agreement.

German Shepherd Rescue of Georgia
An Atlanta based non-profit 501c3 charitable rescue organization.

Canine Pet Rescue Corp (CPR)
Dedicated to reconditioning wayward dogs, in particular German Shepherd Dogs, with the end goal of placing them in a stable environment, which harbors positive behaviors from the dog.

Country Livin’ Pet Rescue of Georgia
We are a smaII scaIe foster based rescue with fosters Iocated in the WaIton/Gwinnett/Barrow county area. We started this rescue to focus on herding/working breeds but we do not discriminate and get others sometimes that we just can’t resist! We are dedicated to rehabiIitating these dogs with the end goaI of pIacing them in a stabIe home.


Geneva’s Phoenix German Shepherd Rescue
Geneva’s Phoenix is an Oahu rescue shelter dedicated to helping German Shepherd and Belgian Malanois dogs who are abandoned, lost, sick or injured.


German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Iowa, Inc.
A no-kill, non-profit organization that, through education, training, and fundraising, is dedicated to caring for and finding good homes for all German Shepherd Dogs that are abandoned, neglected, or in need of assistance for any reason.

German Shepherd Dog Rescue
We’re committed to finding, placing, and following up on any and all dogs that need our help.


German Shepherd Rescue, Inc
Asmall group of volunteers with a common goal: to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home German Shepherd Dogs.

Famous Fido Rescue
FFRAA is a 501(c)3 charilty oganization that was created to hasten an end to the countless deaths of Chicagoland’s adoptable companion animals caused by overpopulation & an inability to match up animals in a timely manner with loving guardians.

Animal House Shelter, Inc
Animal House Shelter is a no-kill shelter that rescues and cares for homeless pets.

Pal’s Place Rescue
Pal’s Place is a small, no-kill canine shelter on the north side of Chicago. We rescue dogs from overburdened pounds in southern Illinois before their time is up.

Simply Shepherds Rescue
An all-volunteer non-profit companion animal rescue organization working in the South Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Our primary focus is on rescuing abandoned, neglected and homeless German Shepherd Dogs.

German Shepherd Rescue, Inc
A small group of volunteers with a common goal: to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home German Shepherd Dogs.

Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue
A 501(c)3 nonprofit, foster based organization of volunteer professionals dedicated to saving white German shepherd dogs from mistreatment and unnecessary death simply because they are unwanted and unloved.


GSD Rescue Indy Inc.
German Shepherd Rescue Indy’s mission is to save adoptable shepherds in kill shelters in the tri-state area. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana

SOUL Dog Rescue & Rehab
Formed by severaI caring individuals who want to reduce the euthanasia rates at shelters across the Midwest.

Help the Animals Inc.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to providing a safe haven for homeless animals until they can be placed in responsible, loving homes.

Animal House Sanctuary
A licensed, non-profit charitable animal rescue organization dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned animals from high kill shelters, and from owners who can no longer care for their pets.

The Humane Society for Boone County
Operates through a network of generous volunteers and foster families.

PawSwaP of Greater Lafayette
We aim to help community animals by providing them with proper vet care before finding them loving, forever homes.

Canine Haven Rescue, Inc
A dog rescue, rehabilitation and placement facility for abused and abandoned dogs.

For Paws Sake Canine Rescue
A foster-based canine rescue. We pledge to rescue, restore and re-home dogs in need, regardless of age or breed.

Reigning Cat and Dogs Rescue Inc.
We are based in Northern Indiana. Our goal is to make  sure every animal in our rescue has the very best forever home!

Waldo’s Muttley Crew
We are a group of people who, first and foremost, love animals and want to assist dogs & cats in need. We attempt to educate people concerning appropriate pet care as well as the importance of spay/neuter in order to address the severe over-population of these animals in the U.S.

Hands of Hope Rescue
We are a licensed, non-profit 501c3 canine rescue dedicated to helping save the lives of dogs in desperate situations such as being in high kill shelters and owner surrenders from Kansas and surrounding states.

Beauties and Beasts, Inc
A state-licensed 501(c)(3) animal rescue group located in Wichita, Kansas. Our purpose is to rescue Death Row animals from the shelter and place them in foster homes that will provide them the love and care they need to become happy, healthy, adoptable animals.

Saving Death Row Dogs
We pull dogs from death row & give them a second chance.

Tri State K9 Lifeline
Tri-State K9 Lifeline will assist rescues and shelters by pulling, fostering, networking, transporting and LOVING shelter dogs in need.


New Orleans German Shepherd Rescue
Most of our rescued dogs are heartworm positive or have other health care costs.

North Louisiana German Shepherd Rescue
An all-volunteer network of foster homes with a commitment to save pure bred German Shepherd Dogs from abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Red Stick German Shepherd Rescue
An independent rescue organization dedicated to helping find forever homes for German Shepherd Dogs in the southern Louisiana area.


German Shepherd Resource & Rescue Center
A group of  rescue volunteers saw that too many homeless German Shepherd Dogs were still in shelters.


All Shepherd Rescue
Finds adoptable, lovable and in need Shepherds for your family.

Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
We are a group of volunteers, dedicated to rescuing and placing German Shepherds in good homes throughout the Mid-Atlantic area.


FaerieLand Rescue Inc.
An all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run solely on adoption fees and donations.


Missouri German Shepherd Rescue
A 501c3 non-profit, breed-specific animal rescue organization that operates out of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska area.

Adoptable-Dogs Serendipity German Shepherd Dog Rescue
A state licensed, incorporated, all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit rescue organization founded in 2004.

Journey Home GSD Rescue
A small, foster-based rescue in Central Missouri run by a small group of very devoted, unpaid volunteers who love the German Shepherd Dog.


Montana German Shepherd Belgian Malinois Rescue
To find caring, loving, permanent homes for surrendered, abandoned or neglected dogs and puppies. Montana German Shepherd Rescue hopes to ease the problem of the population overflow occurring in many of our shelters today.

North Carolina

Southeast German Shepherd Rescue
Was founded in 2010 to save German Shepherd Dogs from abuse, abandonment, and high kill shelters.

German Shepherd Rescue & Adoption, Inc.
We are a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers committed to offering essential care and adoption services to neglected, stray or surrendered German Shepherd Dogs.


Heartland German Shepherd Rescue (HUGS)
Our focus is to save German Shepherd dogs at risk of being euthanized in shelters or other dire situations.

New Jersey

Garden State German Shepherd Rescue
We are a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming German Shepherd Dogs.

German Shepherd Rescue of New Jersey
A non-profit, breed-specific dog rescue dedicated to the saving, rehoming and educating the public about the German Shepherd breed.

Shepherds Hope Rescue
Formed by two independent rescuers who forged an alliance to more effectively help our beloved breed.


Vegas Shepherd Rescue
The only German Shepherd Rescue in Clark County. We are an official 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization!

New York

The Second Hand Dog rescue Inc
Based out of Rochester, NY.  We take in homeless dogs from not only just the Rochester Area but from all over the country as well.

Operated entirely with volunteer fosters. We have no central kennel, which is beneficial for the dogs, but this limits the number of dogs we can have to how many people open their homes.

German Shepherd Rescue of Central New York
Helps homeless German Shepherds by providing vet care from orthopedic surgery to spay & neuters to routine veterinary care, vaccinations etc.


We are not a shelter or facility where the dogs are available for viewing or surrendering. . . we are two individuals with a love for the animals.  We are two ladies who try to do everything within our limited powers to help any needy pet.

Weeping Willow German Shepherd Sanctuary
We are a nonprofit organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place.


German Shepherd Rescue of Tulsa
A non-profit organization and as such we rely solely on individual donations, pet adoptions and fundraising activities to defer the costs of veterinary care, food and other items needed for our rescued dogs.

OK Save a Dog
OK Save a Dog is a not-for-profit dog rescue located  in Prague, Oklahoma. We are committed to saving as many good dogs as possible.


Zoe’s House, Inc.
We are dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected or abandoned animals from high kill shelters or from owners who can no longer care for them.

German Shepherd Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania
GSR-SP’s primary purpose is to help prevent cruelty to animals by giving as many German Shepherds as possible a second chance at a good home.

Save a Shepherd Rescue Alliance
Dedicated to helping find homes for all unwanted and abandoned German Shepherd Dogs.

South Carolina

New Beginnings Shepherd Rescue, Inc.
A 14 year national rescue, has been made aware of a fairly new rescue in our county.

Furlife German Shepherd Rescue
We are a registered non profit incorporation through the State of SC and FGSR is a 501(c)(3)


Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue
Is dedicated to giving new life to abandoned, lonely, neglected and forgotten German Shepherd Dogs.

Middle Tennessee German Shepherd Rescue
A 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the mission of providing medical care, temperament evaluation, rehabilitation, training and placement of German Shepherd Dogs and other herding/working breeds.

Save Our Shepherds Rescue
An all volunteer non-profit pet rescue organization for German Shepherd Dogs.


Austin German Shepherd Dog Rescue
A dedicated group of volunteers who find quality homes for unwanted, abused, and homeless German Shepherds across the State of Texas.

DFW German Shepherd Rescue (DFW GSR)
100% volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and care of homeless German Shepherds across Texas.

German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas
A non-profit organization run by volunteers. We are not a shelter. All dogs live in foster homes with our volunteers until adopted.

Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue
A small home based operation.

Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue (GHGSDR)
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a breed-specific group dedicated to the rescue of German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs); and do not knowingly accept mixed-breed dogs into our program.

Good Shepherd Rescue & Sanctuary of Texas
We are a volunteer group operating in the Dallas / Fort Worth area rescuing and rehoming German Shepherds. Dogs in our program are in foster homes (private homes of volunteers) and treated like one of our own.

Blue Angel German Shepherd Dog
Blue Angel German Shepherd Dog Rescue operates under the 501(c)3 nonprofit umbrella of Rescuers United for Furry Friends, also known as RUFF.

Gilligan’s Rescue
We are working on becoming a nonprofit, raising money, and working on finding foster parents and future dog owners for these GSDs that we hope to take in.


Front Range German Shepherd Rescue
We are a small but dedicated group of volunteers, who spend our time and resources to rescue this incredible breed of dog.


Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue (SSR)
An all-volunteer rescue based in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  We do not have a facility, instead we rely on foster parents to care for our dogs in their homes.


Washington German Shephered Rescues
To find loving homes for surrendered, abandoned or neglected dogs and puppies. Washington GSD Rescue hopes to ease the problem of the population overflow occuring in many of our shelters today. We educate the individual on the importance of sterilizing the pet and providing superior care.


Arf’s German Shephered Rescue
We work with the public and shelters to find German Shepherds a loving forever home.

German Shepherd Rescue Alliance of Wisconsin
GSRAW provides rescue, support, medical care and placement of unwanted or displaced German Shepherd Dogs regardless of age, size, sex and health.  Our all volunteer group does these activities because we believe in and respect the German Shepherd Dog.

Mit Liebe German Shepherd Dog Rescue (MLGSDR)
Founded in 1998 as a 501c3 non-profit organization with the goal of rescuing and re-homing abused, neglected or abandoned German Shepherd Dogs (GSDs).

White Paws German Shepherd Rescue
Help ensure the welfare of all German Shepherd Dogs by rehabilitating and placing unwanted and abandoned German Shepherd Dogs from shelters and similar situations into new homes and providing education and guidance to new owners.