Your online resource for locating adoptable purebred German Shepherd Dogs and Australian Cattle Dogs in Washington and the Northwestern United States.

Contacting the German Shepherd Rescue Network

  • The German Shepherd Rescue Network is an online resource only that supports rescue groups, fostering networks, and shelters by providing links to information about their adoptable purebred German Shepherd Dogs and Australian Cattle Dogs. We also provide extensive online educational resources of particular relevance to purebred breed rescue and adoption.

  • The German Shepherd Rescue Network is an online informational resource only, and does not operate a shelter or provide fostering, placement, or other services for lost, found, or stray dogs. We're unable to reply to email or telephone inquiries about dogs available for adoption or from owners seeking to rehome their dog.

  • If you or someone you know need to re-home a purebred German Shepherd Dog or Australian Cattle Dog, you'll find helpful information and resources on the Re-Homing Your Dog page, including a directory of breed rescue groups in your region that you can contact about fostering and placement services.

  • If you have found a stray dog, please contact your local Animal Control agency for information about locating the dog's owner, or the legal requirements you may need to satisfy before keeping or re-homing the dog in the event the owner can't be located.

  • If you would like to adopt a dog, please read the Before You Adopt guidelines, and once you have determined that you are fully prepared and committed to a successful adoption, contact a breed rescue group in your region.

  • If you have a behavioral or training question, please visit our Library where you'll find informative articles and resources to learn about selecting, caring for, and training your German Shepherd Dog.

  • If you would like to volunteer your services or make a donation to breed rescue, please contact the Breed Rescue Group near you. They would love to hear from you!

  • Please understand that due to the high volume of email, we are not able to answer email or telephone inquiries that are otherwise answered by the informational materials readily available on this web site, or via the links to other informational resources.

  • If you have an inquiry about this web site's content, links, or administration, please address your email to "contact" at this domain.



  • Before You Adopt

  • Available Dogs

  • Rescue Groups

  • Shelters

  • Private Party Adoptions

  • Re-homing Your Dog

  • Library of Articles

  • Books and Videos

  • Training Resources

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