Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue

Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue

Our Mission Statement

To provide no-kill solutions to reduce the number of homeless German Shepherds in Georgia's kill shelters through education, behavioral rehabilitation, obedience training and re-homing

Our Dogs

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Who We Are

Southern Cross German Sheperd Rescue is a NonProfit Organization licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Our focus is primarily the rescue and rehoming of German Shepherd Dogs. We do however, love ALL dogs and recognize the great need of so many animals in Georgia's shelters. You will see other breeds and even cats on our adoptable page from time to time. Three personal references and a vet reference are required to adopt from us. Potential adopters must agree to a Home Safety Check. If you have any questions about our organization or our dogs, please email us.


German Shepherds are extremely loyal "people" dogs - this means that they love to be with their people and this is one of the reasons we don't adopt out to families where the German Shepherd will not be allowed lots of indoor quality time with their family. German Shepherds "bond" very tightly to their families - another reason we are looking at homes where we believe the dogs will have the best chance of living out their lives. We see so many "senior" GSD's that are dumped in shelters because they have gotten a little older and is is very sad to see them so sad, worried and mourning for their families before they are untimately gassed. German Shepherds also shed........depending on their coat some of them shed a lot! Most German Shepherds love a good game of chase and we are asked many times if a GSD will chase a cat - YES! Most GSD's will chase anything that runs from them. The average life span of a GSD is between 10 - 12 years - that means a lifetime committment to your loyal friend.

Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue believes very strongly in the idea of "the right rescue dog for the right rescue family". We strive to place each dog with a family that will love and cherish it forever. If you have applied for a specific dog, what does this mean to you? To us, it means that we try very hard to match the rescue dog's need with the family that most closely matches those needs. If you are turned down for a specific dog it does not mean that you are not a good family for a rescue dog......only that we are striving to match a specific dog's indivdual us, that is what rescue is all about. There are tens of millions of dogs euthanized in this country every year - over a quarter of them are pure bred dogs. We would like to help rescue as many as possible so we are as careful as we can possibly be about placing the individual dog with the family that can most closely match each dogs specific needs.

Adopting a New Best Friend

If you are interested in one of our pets or are interested in registering for a particular kind of dog, please e-mail us at for an adoption application.

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