If you are the owner of a purebred German Shepherd Dog that
you can no longer keep, and wish to be put on our owner turn-in
waiting list, please read the following very carefully and then
complete the application below. Submission of an application
is not a guarantee that the dog will be accepted onto the waiting
Our no-kill rescue
facility is always full, and our owner turn-in waiting list is
long. It can be several weeks or months before we can clear a
space to bring your dog into our organization. In some lucky
cases, we may already have someone looking for a dog that would be a
perfect match. We do our best
to help as many dogs as we can, but we receive far more requests for
help than we can accommodate. Our rescue facility only houses
around 25 dogs at a time, and we are always overloaded. Please
do what you can to keep your dog safe until we can bring him or her
into the rescue. We need your help!
The German Shepherd
Rescue is a non-profit group run by volunteers and entirely funded
by donations. Although we don't charge a fee for rehoming your
dog, any contribution you can make will help us to pay the costs of
caring for your dog and looking for a new home for him or her.
We have no paid help at the rescue, and we do not receive government
funding. We need your help to keep the rescue going so that we
can continue to provide food, shelter, medical care, and attention
to the dogs at the rescue while they are waiting to find a new
If your dog is
accepted onto our owner turn-in waiting list, you will be given a
date on which to bring the dog into our rescue facility in Burbank,
or one of the boarding kennels that we use in Orange County.
At that time, the dog MUST be spayed/neutered, and up-to-date on
vaccinations. We will need all of the dog's paperwork,
including AKC registration (if any), certificate of sterility, shot
records, etc. If you can write up a bio on the dog, it will
help us to find him or her the right home.
In the meantime, you
can try to find your dog a new home on your own. We have some
Please be sure to have your dog spayed/neutered and brought
up-to-date on vaccinations BEFORE you place him or her into a new
home. We also recommend that you ask for an adoption
fee. Please do not place a "free to good home" ad,
as there are unscrupulous characters who will "con" people
out of free dogs only to try to make a profit by selling them to
laboratory research or dog fighting rings. Please don't let that
happen to your pet.
If your dog is a mixed
breed Shepherd, you need to contact dog rescue groups who take in
mixes. Please go to www.petfinder.com
and look under 'Shelters and Rescue Groups' to locate rescue groups
who might be able to help your dog. Please understand that
most groups (like ours) are already overloaded with unwanted pets,
and they may not be able to help.
All fields in the
application that are preceded
with an asterisk '*' are required fields and must be entered before
the application will be submitted. Please fill out the
application completely and honestly so that we have accurate
information. We will try to contact you as soon as possible.