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German Shepherd Dog Rescue and Adoption Service

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: German Shepherd Rescue is an all-volunteer organization that takes German Shepherd Dogs and mixes from many places including shelters, Animal Cruelty, and owner surrenders. Each dog is placed in a volunteer's home where it is treated as their own until a qualified adoptive home is found. The foster home's role varies from housebreaking to emotional assurance and some obedience training. Adoptive homes are screened carefully to better match temperaments, personalities and lifestyles of the dog and owner and to ensure the remainder of the dog's life is happy and healthy. We have placed over 500 dogs since 1992. 120 dogs were cared for in 1998 and 84 in 1999. Most of the dogs we care for require vaccinations, heartworm treatments, and spay/neutering. However, we also raise funds for expensive specialty surgeries (including ear, hip, etc) when a condition is discovered in a dog while in our care. Over 65% of our expenses are veterinary fees. The majority of our funds come from minimal adoption fees, public donations and fundraising activities. We support spay/neuter and the reduction of pet overpopulation.

Target demographics: Homeless German Shepherds

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 200 GSDs

Geographic areas served: NC, VA, & SC

Programs: rehabilitation, medical care, and foster homes

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Connie J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer since 2013. After loosing one of my fur-babies, I wanted to foster to honor his memory and all the love he gave. After searching the internet, I found German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption. I loved their process and their dedication to the dogs. I knew this was the rescue I wanted to be part of. They have the most dedicated group of volunteers who are committed to helping dogs in need. They don't shy away from medical issues, seniors or mixes. Once a dog becomes part of GSRA, they are committed to helping them in anyway possible. They have a detailed application process to ensure the dogs will go into loving homes. It has never been about how many dogs they adopt but finding the right match for both the family and dog. I feel both honored and blessed to be part of this wonderful rescue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is a quality rescue. They go above and beyond for all of their fosters. They NEVER shy away from senior dogs that are difficult to adopt and always put the dogs medical needs first. They have paid for eye surgeries, treated gun shot wounds, provided orthopedic surgeries and sought out professional training for dogs that needed it. Their dedication to this very special breed is amazing. The application and approval process is comprehensive to make sure they fit the right dog with each family. There is no group that does more for German shepherds than German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted Duke as we wanted a German Shepherd. That was May of 2016. We are now volunteers, fosters, and have just adopted our foster puppy, Tallulah, a shepweiller. This is a terrific organization and we are proud to be part of this organization and giving our time, along with this great group of people, to help pups find their forever homes as well as educate potential adopters.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my senior girl from this organization and she is fantastic! What impresses me the most are the people associated with this group. I know if I ever needed anything, they'd be there to help and that, in itself is extremely important to me. They also work very hard to place the right family with the right dog to ensure that dog has found a forever home.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The organization doesn't know how to handle the breed. They say on their website that they rehabilitate German shepherds, but they only take dogs who do not need training or rehab and leave the rest to be euthanized. They don't even evaluate the dogs in person. That's a poor excuse for a rescue. If a group of individuals wants to rescue a specific breed then all of their volunteers need to be trained on the proper handling and temperament of the breed from puppy to adult.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with GSRA since 2009 and I can honestly say these are a group of the most dedicated folks I know. They really have the best interest of the dog at heart, and do this purely for the love of the dog. They believe in quality adoptions and stand behind their dogs no matter how long ago a dog was adopted. I am proud to say I am an active volunteer with this Rescue!
And I love my GSRA Alum who happens to be a foster failure:-)

2 Desdemona H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for this organization since 2008 and 3 of my dogs are GSRA dogs. I love the people I volunteer with and the cause. This is a wonderful organization that does a lot for GSDs in NC. To do more, we need more foster homes and more adopters! Please consider getting your next GSD from this organization.