10 Best German Shepherd Rescues in California

Here you will find the list of the best German Shepherd Rescues in California.

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Top 10 German Shepherd Rescues in California

Below is the list of Shelters and Rescue Organizations in California

1.) German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

Dedicated to the three R’s- Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Re-homing- the GSROC is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that aims to provide homes for dogs that are surrendered by owners or in high-kill shelters to give them a fur-ever family that loves them for the foreseeable future. If you find yourself getting emotional, do not let that be in vain. Visit their website to learn more and support their noble crusade.

2.) The Little Red Dog

Founded from the love for an American Pitbull Terrier, this 501(c)(3) fights for all dogs and does not discriminate against any breed, especially Shepherds. Their primary goal is to provide them with loving homes, and the hope is that all of them will someday make it. To help their mission, show them some support on their website.

3.) Westside German Shepherd Rescue

Strictly abiding by a no-kill code of ethics, this non-profit rescue was formed in memory of a German Shepherd that belonged to the owner. They are now strongly dedicated to protecting and rescuing Shepherds from high-kill shelters and bringing down the high animal euthanization rate that is an affliction in California. Check out their website to learn more about this breed and for information about supporting them or adopting a Shepherd for yourself.

4.) Coastal German Shepherd Rescue 

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Operating since 2008, Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, a non-profit charitable organization in Orange County, has been commited to finding loving homes for abandoned dogs. They rescue unwanted seniors, abandoned dogs needing medical care, and so many more. Be a part of their journey by donating or adopting a furry best friend.

5.) El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue 

El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue provides refuge and prepares abandoned or neglected German Shepherds, or GSD mixes, for adoption. They run an advocate group where they educate the public regarding animal welfare. German Shepherds that are likely to be euthainzed are brought to their facility from overcrowded shelters, where they are fully vetted, rehabilitated, and socialized so they can be adopted and become excellent companions in their forever home. Visit their website to learn more and show them support.

6.) Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue

BAGSR is a dedicated team of volunteers with years of experience owning and living with the German Shepherd. The dogs come from shelters or owners that can no longer care for them. Each one is carefully evaluated, vetted, and placed into foster homes until they are adopted. Check out their website to get a Shepherd for yourself or learn about them.

7.) Coastal K9 German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego

Coastal K9 German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego is dedicated to housing every German Shepherd they save. They have a designated ranch for these lovely rescued dogs where they live until they find their eternal abode. They aim to give them an environment as close to home-like as possible to give them a chance at love again. They have a beyond valiant mission and need all the support they can get. For further details check out their social media accounts.

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8.) Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue

Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-run, foster-based rescue serving Northern California’s greater Bay Area and Sacramento/Roseville regions. The mission? Rescuing German Shepherds from life-threatening situations or overcrowded shelters where they are in danger of being euthanized and adopting them into loving, responsible permanent homes. They work with area shelters and other rescue groups to develop a support network for German Shepherd Dogs in need.

9.) German Shepherd Safe Haven

German Shepherd Safe Haven Inc. is a NPO dedicated to finding forever-loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds. Their main goal: to rescue, train, rehabilitate, and re-home German Shepherds from high-kill shelters and owner surrenders. The secondary goal is to educate the public on the breed’s temperament, personality, and life span, as well as the importance of spaying/neutering. To learn more about them, visit their website.

10.) Happy Hearts German Shepherd Dog Rescue

At Happy Hearts German Shepherd Rescue, they firmly believe that every dog should live a long and happy life in a safe and loving home. Unfortunately, thousands are picked up as strays and never reunited with their owners. If they are not claimed or adopted, many are euthanized every day. The goal is to save them from these High-Kill Shelters. To learn more about their mission, go ahead and visit their website.

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