About Us


Interested in adoption? The rescue does not respond to Petfinder generated forms of interest! You must contact the rescue DIRECTLY. www.GermanShepherdRescueIndy.com

Please visit the website and review the adoption process and preferences before applying. If the dog is listed on the website, they are still accepting applications.


Rescue is closed Sunday and Monday. 

The rescue address is private. 


Adopting A Friend

Adoption Fee includes spay/neuter, current vaccinations, microchip, heartworm test, heartworm preventative, dewormer, and rabies vaccination. 

GSD Rescue Indy's goal is to keep adoption fees as low as possible while still being able to provide outstanding vet care for current and future shelter shepherds. 

Adoption Preferences:

  • Homeowners
  • Experience with the GSD breed
  • Indiana Residents
  • Homes with a fully-fenced yard
  • Homes with 3 or less existing pets




Who We Are

German Shepherd Rescue Indy 

Founded in August 2011, GSD Rescue Indy Incorporated, is a 501(c)3, woman-owned organization. The Founder and President, Amber Marks, volunteered for over six years at a local kill-shelter before forming the rescue. Her love for the breed grew as she witnessed innocent shepherds being walked to their death due to their misunderstood behavior in the shelter. Cage aggression, intolerant handling, and their energy equated to low release rates to the public.

The rescue has been showcased on WTHR, WISH, WXIN, Indy Style, Pet Pals TV, and The Indianapolis Star. Since forming the rescue, over 425 dogs have been rescued from likely euthanasia. The goal of the rescue is to save as many adoptable GSDs as possible and adopt them to the safest homes possible within the state of Indiana.

Rarely will the rescue accept owners surrenders due to shelter shepherds having priority in placement. As with many rescues, space is the biggest issue in accepting new dogs. 





Come Visit Us


For the most up-to-date status of dogs and to track rescue activity please friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gsdrescue.indy




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