German Shepherd Dog
A P.O. Box 339, Fulton, CA 95439 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.
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Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Napa, San Joaquin, Yolo, Sacramento, Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey and Sonoma counties
One of our Adoption Counselors will contact you via email to set up a phone interview
This may be in person or virtual.
If we believe we can assist you in finding your next best friend we will approve your application and you can start meeting our dogs.
Our foster will help arrange a meeting. You must bring the family, including other dogs living in the home.
When you find your new best friend, you will sign our Adoption Agreement and pay the adoption fee(s).
The best part! If you meet a dog and it's a match, you will take him/her home that day.
We love German Shepherd Dogs for all the same reasons you are looking here today. They are loyal, intelligent and beautiful animals. They can be big goofballs, feisty spitfires, working dogs, sport enthusiasts, movie critics, couch warmers, dock divers, scent detectors, hiking buddies, travelers, family protectors......you name it, the GSD can do it. If you are lucky enough to have a GSD in your life you will understand just how special they are.
We are a 501(c)(3) 100% volunteer organization. We began our mission in 2013 with the dream of saving as many of these beautiful and often misunderstood dogs as we could. We are a small rescue but we have a mighty team and we are quickly heading to our 2,000th dog saved!!!
Most of our dogs come from shelters local to our rescue. There are many reasons dogs end up in shelters and we find most of them are not the fault of the dog. Are there purebred GSDs in shelters? ABSOLUTELY. Are there good dogs in shelters? There are GREAT dogs in shelters. Some of our dogs come from owners who, for many reasons, can no longer care for them and ask our help in finding a new loving forever home. The good news is that we encounter few dogs that have been abused or seriously mistreated.
Each dog that comes into our program is carefully evaluated and then placed into a foster home when available. Foster homes are critical for our rescue and it's the best way to really get to know the dog. If we don't have an appropriate foster home available, we will temporarily use one of our approved boarding/daycare facilities while getting to know the dog and waiting for a foster home to become available. We do not warehouse our dogs! Every dog in our care gets one-on-one attention from our volunteers/fosters. They are socialized, vetted, allowed to decompress and show us who they really are. Once we have spent some time getting to know each dog, we make the dog available for adoption.
If you aren't ready to adopt but still want to help, please consider fostering a GSD. We have all types of GSD's, from older 'fireside' dogs to younger puppies full of puppy energy. Fosters are truly the backbone of a rescue and without fosters, we would not be able to save these wonderful dogs. The rescue pays for all costs and will provide everything needed. All you need to provide is a safe, loving environment. Our dogs are in a foster home anywhere between a week to several months and we provide relief fosters if you have an emergency or need to be away from home for a few days. If you have ever thought about fostering, now is the time as there are record -breaking (and heartbreaking) numbers of dogs in shelters that need a second chance. Please consider becoming a foster home.
As a non-profit rescue, we are extremely grateful to our donors. Without YOU there would be no US. All donations are tax deductible and used for vetting, food, training, etc. We have no paid staff. The majority of our costs are medical as each dog receives required vaccinations, age and health appropriate spay/neuter, flea/tick treatment, heartworm testing and monthly treatment, worming and microchip. We often take dogs that need obvious medical treatment and we also get dogs that have unknown issues that need to be treated. Your donations help us help those that need us most. A leg will heal and a heart will heal and our donors make it all possible.
And of course, we always need volunteers to help us transport, groom, walk, play with, train and on the "non" contact side, adoption counselors, fundraising, grant writing, social media....you name it we most likely need it. Even an hour a week makes a difference and we're with you every step of the way.
Our motto has always been "IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DOGS" and we live by it. Our dogs have always been and will always be our #1 priority.
Thanks for checking us out and thank you for your support!!
We don't have a lot of events or meet-and-greets. We may do one or two a year however we want our meetings to be as calm and natural as possible. We have found that large events are extremely overstimulating and distracting for most dogs. We prefer to meet in environments that allow more one-on-one, direct interaction.