Golden State German Shepherd Rescue

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Who We Are

Golden State German Shepherd Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. We are a small group of volunteers and have no paid staff, facility, office or kennel. Our volunteers are located mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our mission is to help German Shepherd Dogs in life threatening situations, and to educate the public about this highly intelligent and versatile breed. Most of the German Shepherd Dogs we rescue come from the Northern and Central Valley regions of California.

Rescue is not simply taking animals out of shelters; it is also providing that animal with the opportunity through health care, behavioral and emotional assistance, to live out its life in a caring and loving home. Our goal is to find loving new homes for German Shepherd Dogs who are in need of a second chance; most of whom have come from animal shelters in Northern California where they have run out of time.

While we welcome the challenges that rescue work provides, it is not work we can do alone. We need help in the form of people and financial resources. Please consider joining us as a volunteer, a donor or in any other manner in which you feel you can help. Your participation will be greatly appreciated by us, but more importantly, by the dogs waiting for our help.

Adopting a friend

Our adoption process is designed to help you and the right dog find each other. Our goal is to place each dog into a permanent, safe, and loving home.

To adopt a German Shepherd Dog from us, you must:

1. Live in Northern California; we do not adopt out of state.
2. Complete an Adoption Questionnaire. If you do not own your home, you must have your landlord complete the Landlord Letter.
3. Be interviewed by a GSGSR adoption counselor.
4. Allow a home visit, conducted by a GSGSR volunteer.
5. Sign our Adoption Agreement and Release Form, which you can get from one of our volunteers, and pay the associated adoption fee.

In choosing the right German Shepherd for you and your family, you may be working with several other rescue organizations. Even though you may have filled out a questionnaire from another group, we still ask that you complete one of our questionnaires, since our criteria and requirements may be different. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to working with you.

NOTE: We are an all-volunteer group and we will do our best to process, review, and approve your Adoption Questionnaire within 10 days of receiving it. Occasionally it may take longer. After the Adoption Questionnaire is approved it will be assigned to an adoption counselor in your area.

Come Visit Us!

Are you interested in adopting one of our wonderful dogs? Do you want to sign up to volunteer or foster? Whether you're looking to adopt or just want to show your support, we'd love to see you at one of our Adoption Events. Click here for dates, times and locations.
Golden State German Shepherd Rescue
P.O. Box 2956
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 877-447-4717


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