GSRNE sometimes gets asked to help a German Shepherd, that we can’t bring into our rescue. It could be that GSRNE is full and has no foster homes available or we have not been able to see the dog yet to evaluate it. So, we try to help the shelters and the dogs by telling people, like you, about them. If a dog is at a shelter and you want more information about it, please call the appropriate shelter that’s provided.

We have not temperament tested or evaluated the dogs on this page. Some of these dogs have a very short time to live, due to overcrowding at shelters or the dog falling apart mentally/emotionally. If you are interested in one, please call about these dogs right away, and please mention that you saw info about the dog on the GSRNE website. Thanks!

Note: ALWAYS call first and ask if a shelter dog is still available. Shelters often do not update us when dogs are adopted or euthanized so listings here can be out of date until we find out. Please let the shelter know that you saw the dog on GSRNE’s website.

And if you adopt a dog that you saw here, we’d love to hear from you! These are dogs we wish we could help and it would be wonderful to know how they are doing. Let us know if it’s okay to put your story of adopting the dog here on the site and on our Facebook page as everyone loves a happy ending! Email to share your story with us!


“The staff here tells me I’m a very handsome boy that wants to be with my adult humans all the time and need an experienced dog owner to adopt me.  I would love to find a home where my humans are adults only and work from home or are retired so they can be around me alot as I do not like to be alone.  I was injured by some other dogs when I was young so now I really don’t want to be around other animals and I will need a fenced yard in my new home.  I am a vocal boy that loves a good conversation and the more you talk to me, the more I will talk to you.  Did I mention I love toys of all shapes & sizes but my most favorite are large rope toys, tennis balls & big stuffed toys that I can carry in my mouth.  If you are interested in me, have a fenced yard and there are no other pets or humans under 18 years of age, please submit an application on our website,”

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Tenley is a wonderfully sweet five year old girl who came from a loving home where she was well cared for.Tenley sustained an injury to her tail. As a result, her tail needed to be amputated. Post amputation Tenley recovered in a foster home for thirty days and is now available for adoption. Tenley’s foster reported that she is both crate trained and housetrained. Tenley is friendly with visitors and loves to play fetch! She is not a chewer and will whine to let you know when she needs to go out to the bathroom. Tenley’s foster mom had a nice fenced yard where she enjoyed many games of fetch. However, when left unsupervised Tenley will dog holes under the fence.

We can’t say enough good things about this sweet girl. You just have to meet Tenley! She is active, intelligent and affectionate. She also knows how to relax. During warmer months Tenley enjoys romping in a fenced yard. If you have a kiddie pool – even better! On colder days, back in the shelter, she keeps staff company by napping at their feet while the computer work is being done.

Tenley is hoping to find a home with an active couple who enjoy long walks. Tenley is not comfortable around other dogs or cats and will need to be the only animal in the home.

So, if you have been looking for a best friend, companion or jogging buddy, Tenley may be the girl for you. Visit our website click Tenley’s photo and fill out an inquiry form to request appointment to meet this wonderful girl!


Pop quiz!
Smokey is:
a. A complete & utter goofball
b. An outdoorsy adventure-seeker
c. Ready to fly the coop
d. All the above

If you answered D – ding, ding, ding! You win. And you’re in luck because this strappingly handsome, goofy, friendly guy named Smokey is quite the prize and just so happens to be looking for a home to call his own!

This lovebug is a trip, he loves swimming at the beach, going for hikes, or just hanging out at home enjoying the company of his people. Smokey enjoys the company of kids, has no experience with cat, and although Smokey like to have dog friends, he wants all the couch snuggles for himself and would prefer to be the only dog in your home.

Want to learn more, or are you ready to meet this goofball?

Visit, give us a call at 401-846-8276, or come by our Animal Care & Adoption Center located at 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown, RI.



Meet Chance!
He is located at Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter in Orleans, Vermont.
He is a fully vetted, 8-month-old shepherd. Chance came to us when his previous owner was no longer able to care for him. Chance has done very well with other dogs, and loves to play with them. We have seen Chance interact with cats, and from what we have observed, we think a cat-free home would be the best fit for him. Chance is an active shepherd pup, and he would greatly benefit from consistency and training. He is food motivated and eager to learn. He did not receive much training prior to being in our care. We think he would be a great companion for someone who enjoys going out for runs and hikes! Chance hasn’t had the opportunity to socialize a great deal with children, but due to his size and age, he would likely do best in a home with teens.
If you are interested in adopting, the first step would be to send us an adoption application. For more information, please reach out by phone or email. Phone: 802-754-2228

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Meet Cilla!
She is located at Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter in Orleans, Vermont.
She is a fully vetted, 11-year-old white shepherd. Cilla came to us when her previous owners were no longer able to care for her. She came in with another shepherd who we suspect is her daughter. The two of them do well together but have been reactive with other canines around. We haven’t seen them interact with cats but would expect a similar reaction and for them not to co-exist. We have not seen Cilla interact with children, but we believe she would do well with older kids, and teens. She is very docile and gentle. We think she would be a great companion for someone who enjoys going out for leisurely walks! She is friendly with everyone she meets here at the shelter, and never says no to treats!
If you are interested in adopting, the first step would be to send us an adoption application. For more information, please reach out by phone or email. Phone: 802-754-2228

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