"I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. "I have done something," He replied. "I created You."   ~ Jim Willis

 Who We Are 

Shepherds Hope Rescue was formed by two independent rescuers who forged an alliance to more effectively help our beloved breed. We are disturbed by the alarming increase of German Shepherd Dogs in the country's animal shelters and in neglectful situations.  

Come on - Let's play!

Shepherds Hope is not a shelter; nor do we have our own facility. As volunteers, we house our rescue dogs either in our own homes, foster homes if available, or board them with dog sitters or kennels until placed with their new families.  We make the commitment to each and every animal to resolve any health or behavioral issues prior to adoption, and all dogs are vaccinated, spayed/neutered and heartworm tested. 

German Shepherd Dogs are not for everyone, and as long-time, multiple Shepherd owners ourselves, we are familiar with the type of home/family best suited for this breed. Also taken into consideration are the dog's needs and temperament so that both dog and family are happy with the placement. Our application and home visit process ensures we are placing these dogs in the homes best suited to them. Our goal is save as many as possible and unite them with loving and caring owners so that they will never suffer or know sadness and loneliness again.

 Are You My New Family? 

 Help Us Help Them 

We are now a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization!

Please Donate Today

Checks may be mailed to:

Shepherds Hope Rescue
1017 Sweet Water Drive
Johns Island, SC  29455


Shepherds Hope Pound Posse!


Shepherds Hope is so proud of our two rescue dogs, Baron and Reaper, who just graduated the police academy and will be serving and protecting the streets of Philadelphia, PA.

Reaper came from the city shelter. His owners surrendered him saying he was 'too hyper'. Wonder what they were thinking when they got a Belgian Malinois?! Heresay has it that he was a puppy kept back from a litter and he
basically lived in a yard with no human contact, only food and water. Once we got to know him, we saw he had a tremendous curiosity and toy/play drive. Our wonderful friends at the Philadelphia K-9 unit came to evaluate him and snatched him up immediately for their next class.

Baron came to Shepherds Hope through a wonderful organization in NYC that helps keep pets out of the shelters. His owner was critically ill and his family wanted to make sure Baron went to a safe place. They reached out to us
and we took him into our care. Our K-9 friends saw Baron and really took a liking to him too and decided to take him for their program. I know his dad would be very proud.

Baron, Reaper and two other dogs from another fine German Shepherd rescue are lovingly known as the Pound Puppy Posse. They have earned the respect of the entire unit. We are so grateful to the Philadelphia K-9 unit for their faith in these amazing dogs.

This is a great example of all the wonderful dogs who are sitting in shelters, not knowing why there are there and crying for their owners. We are honored and privileged to have found homes for so many and also to have put
a few heroes on the streets.




Just waiting for my forever family.... Adopting A Friend 

Please complete our online Adoption Application.  It is the first step toward bringing home your new family member.  If you would prefer to have us email you the application, please let us know!  
We'd be happy to send it.

Special thanks to 1-800-PetMeds for their generous donations to Shepherds Hope Rescue!


Please Donate!


We have wonderful lovable new dogs coming into rescue all the time, so if you can open your home and heart to one of them, please fill out an adoption application.

Please Help Us
Continue Helping Them

501 (c)3 non-profit organization.

Donations may also be mailed to:

Shepherds Hope Rescue
1017 Sweet Water Drive
Johns Island, SC  29455

Shepherds' Hope Rescue

  Please consider opening you home and heart to a wonderful German Shepherd.

Serving the Greater Metropolitan New York & Long Island Area

Email Us:  TooManyShepherds@aol.com

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