Other GSD Resources

German Shepherd Related Links

General German Shepherd Information

How to Pick the Best Dog Food

The Dog Food Comparison Charts
This is one of the most comprehensive websites for comparing dog foods. It starts with an
article on understanding dog food labels and then lists many of the dog foods available today. Must read!

The  Dog Food Analysis offer in-depth reviews and information on commercial foods.
Click on REVIEWS to see the foods, or SEARCH for particular foods

All Natural Diet for Dogs by Ed Frawley

Dog Aware-Diet
Tons of information and links on dog food/ingredients/dog food lists, etc.

http://www.doberdogs.com/foodcht4.html tells you how to read those ingredients labels
and has an extensive list of dog foods and their ingredients.


Great Article on Rescue Dogs that includes GSRNE http://germanshepherds.com/articles/totherescue/


Help With Finding Pet-Friendly Apartments

The German Shepherd Dog Web pages

A Website to Help Save Dogs From Dying in Hot Cars

Dogs and Children


Pets and A New Baby

Preparing Fido
A CD of baby noises and some articles that are great for people expecting a baby

The Safe Kids/Safe Dogs Project

Planning for Your New Dog   A wonderful website for children


Puppy Mill Links

Want to know where those cute pet store puppies come from? Check out some of these links.

Video of an Indiana Amish Puppymill


Health Information

Poison Control numbers

German Shepherd Dog Health Issues



Pet First Aid class in Waltham, MA (free)
learn how to take your dogs pulse & heart rate. Learn to bandage a wound in a hurry
and what should be in your first aid kit. Be prepared. It could save your dog’s life.

Animal CPR Information

Canine Epilepsy Web Site


The Pet Fund
provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care


The Pet Arthritis Center


Take This Short Quiz to Find Out What is Poisionous to Your Dog

Handicapped Pets
Products, services, and support for elderly, disabled, and handicapped pets. We help you care for them.


Safety Information

 Which Cars Make the Best Dog Cars?

You can find any number of Web sites that review cars for all the usual reasons, which is why we don’t spend a lot of time dwelling on horsepower, handling and other things that make the usual lot of car reviewer hearts go pitty-pat. We’re going to figure you know all about how many cup holders a car has, and how many pre-teen soccer stars you can fit in it. So our reviews are about … well … dogs. How well does a car hold dogs and their gear? How easy it is to get crates into the back or otherwise restrain a dog for safety? Can you get air in the back? Do the seats fold flat? And how economic is the vehicle?

Training Links


General All Around Good Reference for Training Info

Dr. P’s Dog Training Library

The Marin Humane Society – Behavior & Training Notebook


General Information

Pet Loss

What Can You Do If Your Pet Receives Negligent Veterinary Care?
The vast majority of veterinary care in New England is good. When your dog is in physical trouble, a great emergency or regular veterinarian can competently and kindly help you and your dog in what can seem like miraculous ways. However, this is not always the case, as was seen in the tragic story of Eli.
How to Find Lost Dogs

The Missing Pet Network

Cremation Urns


Pet Sympathy Cards

Bereavement Group (free of charge) in Waltham, MA


Blind Dog Info

Tips & Suggestions To Help Both You And Your Blind Dog

Blind Dogs Yahoo Group

Hints for Living With a Blind Dog

Building a Harness & Hoop for a Blind Dog

Story of a blind dog given new life by using large zip ties on his collars for “whiskers”

Littlest Angel Vest © ~the white cane for blind dogs
http://angelvest.homestead.com/A PDF list of Resources for Blind Dogs


GSD History


GSD-Siegers (#1 dog in the world according to FCI world standards) 1899-on

An Absolutely Incredible Database. This particular page shows Siegers (male) and Siegerians (female).



GSD Types/Shows

Around The World Of The German Shepherd
Thousands of fans follow the National Breed Championship on the five continents. Here is a selection of the best adult males, which distinguished themselves in 2001 by winning the highly-coveted title of Club Champion, and what’s more, very often under the judgment of German breed specialists.


Other Links

War Dogs

Maine Warden Service K-9 Unit
Warden Ron Dunham and K-9 Grace, the Service’s first “rescue” dog donated by the German Shepherd Rescue of New England, joined the Unit in 2001. Grace, a female German Shepherd, is a true “workaholic” and a good choice even though she was a little old (three years) when starting training. (NOTE: GSRNE also placed Dutchess, a Dutch Shepherd,  with the Maine Warden Service in 2005.

Shelter Alliance and Resources for Animals with Handicaps, Inc.

 Reasons NOT to Give Your Dog “Free To A Good Home”

The Animal Rescue Site
Click on the link to help fund food for animals

Born To Die Pets
Documentary videos of the pet overpopulation problem. Caution, may include graphic images.



Nice flash show about older dogs


German Shepherd Rescue Links

Disclaimer: GSRNE does not recommend or endorse any of the shelters, rescues or private parties
listed within these pages, or affiliated /linked sites. We encourage you to seek references when making decisions regarding pet adoption, placement, care & training. GSRNE cannot guarantee the accuracy of the shelter or rescue listings in this site.


New England

German Shepherd Rescue of New England
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Website: http://gsrne.org/gsrne-live/

Address: P.O. Box 299, Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: (978) 443-2202 (24 hour hotline)


National Rescue Forums

German Shepherd Home, Forum

To provide an on line community where ALL German Shepherd enthusiasts can gather,
exchange ideas and information about breeding, training, health and behavior issues.
To support the rescue community and highlight their tireless efforts to help GSDs find a forever home.


This site is dedicated to all aspects of the German Shepherd Dog. The German Shepherd Dog is respected and admired throughout the world for its versatility, intelligence, and loyalty. Go to the forums section and then the rescue section.


Owner Turn-in Postings
Rescue Me! Mission:  Stop the needless euthanization of millions of animals each year byhelping more people adopt purebred & mixed animals from individuals, families, shelters and rescue groups needing to place them in an emergency.

Also, please check out our Placing Your Own section of this website


The German Shepherd Dog Rescue Group of Alaska
4933 east 6th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska  99508
Christa Burg  (907) 332-2352   christaburg@gci.net
or Julie McCann (907) 337-3486



Southwest German Shepherd Rescue
 3114 W Los Gatos, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Contact Name: Steff
SWGSDRESCUE@aol.com (for black & tans)
Phone:  623-516-2880

White German Shepherd Rescue-Phoenix
2807 W Michelle Drive, Phoenix, AZ  85053
Phone: 623-516-2880

Email: WhiteGSDRescue@aol.com for whites
Website: http://swgermanshepherdrescue.com/
Adoptions to Arizona.  Intake from all surrounding states.



Coastal German Shepherd Rescue Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
Orange County Chapter
P.O. Box 50726;Irvine, CA 92619-0726
Website: http://www.coastalgsr.org/
phone: 714-528-4730
email: admin@coastalgsr.org

San Diego County Chapter:
P.O. Box 722381
San Diego, CA. 92172
phone: (858) 779-9149
email: sdadmin@coastalgsr.org

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California
P.O. Box 1930, Cupertino, CA 95015-1930
Phone: 1-866-SAVE-GSD (1-866-728-3473)
Website: http://www.savegsd.org/
Email: see website for various areas

German Shepherd Rescue
Los Angeles, Orange County, Tehachapi
Website: http://www.gsrescue.org

Address: 417 N. Moss Street, Burbank, CA  91502

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Website: http://www.sheprescue.org

Address: 2721 Wigtown Road, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (mail only –
there are no adoptions at this location)
Phone: 310-202-SAVE
Contact: Robin Jampol



Colorado German Shepherd Rescue
Website: http://www.coloradogermanshepherdrescue.net
Address: Falcon, CO
Contact: Sharyn Baker



Von Monte-Haus German Shepherd Rescue, Inc
Website: Working Dog Section
Tolland, CT 06084
Phone: 860 268 8525



K-9 Services & German Shepherd Rescue
Middleburg, FL 32068
Website: http://www.k-9services.net/

South Brevard German Shepherd Rescue
Address: 1981 Mattison Drive NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905
Phone: 321-724-8873
Contact: Elena McKnight
Email: elena_mcknight@mindspring.com


German Shepherd Dog Rescue Group of GA
4906 Hadaway Garden Way: Kennesaw, GA 30152
(Atlanta metro area)
Email: gagsdrescue@bellsouth.net
Website: http://gashepherd.org/



German Shepherd Rescue, Inc.
Chicago, Skokie, and northern Illinois
Website: http://www.gsdrescue1.org
Address: P.O. Box 5092, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847/677-0561
Email: GSRescue1@comcast.net (Rescue Coordinator)

Central Illinois German Shepherd Dog Rescue
P.O. Box 17464
Urbana, IL 61803
E-mail: rescue@gsdhaven.org
Web site:



German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Iowa
web site: http://www.mvgsdr.org/


German Shepherd Rescue & Adoption of Central Indiana
6189 E. 100 N.
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-736-0446 before 9 pm
Email: bree0202@earthlink.net


Dumas German Shepherd Rescue
Stambaugh, KY 41257
Contact: Anna Wells
E-mail: dumasgsdrescue@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.dumas.petfinder.com
We are a small Non-Profit German Shepherd Rescue that deals with
ONLY kill shelters and works with individuals to place their dogs as needed.

Fables German Shepherd Rescue
Winchester, KY 40391
Phone: (859) 745-0354
E-mail: gshepherd6@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.fablesgsd.com

Stepping Stone German Shepherd Rescue
PO Box 4435
Lexington, KY 40544
Phone: (859) 233-0511
E-mail: SteppingStoneGSD@aol.com


Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
Maryland, South and South Central Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, and D.C.
Website: http://www.magsr.org

Address: Post Office Box 5, Laurel, MD 20725-0005
Phone :( 410) 644-7763 (message only)
E-mail: magsrmail@yahoo.com (general email)



German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Website: http://gsrne.org/gsrne-live/

Address: P.O. Box 299, Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: (978) 443-2202 (24 hour hotline)

Northstar German Shepherd Rescue
Website: http://www.northstargsdr.org/
Address: PO Box 291, Winchendon, MA 01475
Email: northstargsdr@earthlink.net

German Shepherd Resource & Rescue Center

Address: P.O. Box 57 Hathorne,Massachusetts 01937

Phone: 617-694-1333



German Shepherd Rescue of MI, Inc.
Website: www.migsd.petfinder.org
Contact: Kari Selinger

Mississippi Valley GSD Rescue

Serving Iowa and Northern Illinois
Website: http://www.mvgsdr.org/
Contact us: germanshepherdrescue@gmail.com


New Jersey

Garden State German Shepherd Rescue, Inc
Website: http://www.gsgsr.org
Address: P.O. BOX 242, Fanwood, N.J. 07023
Email: gsrescue@gsgsr.org
Phone: 201-794-4746

Mostly Shepherds Rescue of New Jersey
Address: PO BOX 694, New Monmouth, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-671-3708
732 890 0899 Cell
Contact: Libby Cook


New York

Shepherd’s Hope
Serving the Greater Metropolitan New York & Long Island Area
Phone: (516) 801-3434
Email: Bluemoonblue@optonline.net or

BrightStar GSD Rescue
Website: www.brightstargsd.org
Address: 30 Wheatstone Circle, Fairport, NY 14450-1168
Phone: 585-293-0549 (Roxanne & Paul)
Phone: 716-751-9024 (Leann)
Email: Brightstaradopt@peoplepc.com (Leann)

German Shepherd Rescue of Central New York
Website: http://www.gsrcny1.org
Address: 2254 State Route 80, Tully, NY 13159
Phone: (315) 696-6806
Email: kizwiz@aol.com (GSRCNY Site Email)

Herding Dog Rescue
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY485.html
Address: P.O. Box 35, Baldwin, NY 11510
Phone: 631-924-3838
Email: debsdogs@optonline.net

German Shepherd Rescue of Duchess County NY
Website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY189.html
Address: 136 Jameson Hill Road, Clinton Corners, NY 12514
Email: gsrodcnyinc@yahoo.com

Big Dogs, Big Hearts Rescue Inc. (“BDBH”)
Darcy E. Drons
Intake Coordinator/Shelter Liaison
Email: darcydrons@gmail.com


North Carolina

GSD Rescue and Adoptions
Website: http://www.gsdrescue.org
Address: PO Box 19272, Raleigh, NC 27619
Phone: 919-547-4247 (voicemail checked weekly)

German Shepherd Rescue
Alamance County, North Carolina
Website: http://angelfire.com/nc/gsr/index.html
Address: P.O. Box 8, Elon College, NC 27244
Phone: 336-221-0120



German Shepherd Rescue of Southeast Pennsylvania
Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
Website: http://www.gsr-sp.com
Address: 9012 Cargill Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19115
Contact: Simone Mogul

Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
Maryland, South and South Central Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, and D.C.
Website: http://www.magsr.org

Address: Post Office Box 5, Laurel, MD 20725-0005
Phone :( 410) 644-7763 (message only)
E-mail: magsrmail@yahoo.com (general email)




Shepherd Haven German Shepherd Rescue
PO Box 816
Grove City, OH 43123
Email: KKnipp@columbus.rr.com
website: www.shepherdhaven.org

Lake Erie German Shepherd Rescue
Northern Ohio
Huron, OH 44839

Web: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/OH488.html



Austin German Shepherd Rescue
Serving Austin and the Central Texas Area

Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue Houston
P.O. Box 6038
Kingwood, TX 77325


German Shepherd Dog Rescue Houston, Inc. (Closed)
Sadly, in Sept 2007, German Shepherd Rescue of Houston made the difficult decision to discontinue rescue operations.  As a parting message they write, “After eight years and the successful placement of 580 abandoned German Shepherds, GSDR Houston is closing its doors. Unfortunately a lack of new volunteers and monetary donations have made it impossible to continue our mission to save and re-home German Shepherd dogs in the Houston area.”  Please don’t let this happen to the rest of the dedicated rescues on this list.  Support Breed Rescue!

Camp Wolfgang has closed

Good Shepherd Rescue of North Texas (TX)

Greater Houston GSD Rescue (TX) 

North Texas German Shepherd Rescue (TX)



Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
Virginia and the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area
Website: www.shepherdrescue.org
Address: PO Box 126, Sterling, VA 20167
Phone: (703) 435.2840



Arf’s German Shepherd Rescue of Wisconsin
Website: http://www.arfrescue.com/
Address: P.O. Box 44 Lodi, WI 53555

Badgerland German Shepherd Rescue
Southern Wisconsin
Website: www.bgsr.org

Address: PO Box 22, Belleville, WI 53508


West Virginia

West Virginia German Shepherd Rescue Co-op
Website: http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/WV58.html
Address: 131 Greentree Dr., Parkersburg , WV 26104
Phone: 740-667-3545
Email: k9gsd@casinternet.net


Other Useful Rescue Links

Echo Dogs White German Shepherd Rescue
Most of the United States and Canada

National White German Shepherd Rescue
Website: http://www.nationalwhitegermanshepherdrescue.org
Contact: Denise Quartuccio

Dutch Shepherd Rescue
Website: http://dutchshepherdrescue.org/
Contacts vary depending on where the dog is located. Please see the website for more info.


How To Adopt A Military Dog
website: www.militaryworkingdogadoptions.com

Blue Moon
BlueMoon Meadows offers an alternative solution to the shelter system, the streets, or
private euthanasia for people who can no longer provide for their pets due to death or chronic medical illness.



New England Area Shelters & Rescues

List of various breed rescues in New England.

Also visit http://www.petfinder.com


Maine Shelters

Connecticut Shelters

Massachusetts Shelters

New Hampshire Shelters

Rhode Island Shelters

Vermont Shelters




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