Lovely Nina ended up in rescue when her previous owner could not afford ligament surgery on her. We are hoping to raise funds to help get this marvelous dog the surgery she deserves so she can go on with her life pain-free. Nina is a gentle, mellow love, who wants nothing more than to be by her people's side. She does well with other dogs and just fine with children.
Marni would do fine in a home with another male dog. She really is a sweetheart and has been cooped up in a kennel for months now. Marni had a mammory tumor removed, but is now on daily meds to stop additional cancer cells from growing. We believe she still has plenty of years left to make some lucky person or family a wonderful companion. Please consider giving Ms. Marni a home!See our other dogs.
Meet Rufus, a darling 1 year old boy just coming into rescue. Rufus is very playful, has tons of energy but is easy to handle. As with most shepherds, Rufus will need a cat-free home. He appears fine with other dogs and is a little shy at first with them. He quickly warms up to people, however. Rufus comes when called, and is quickly learning basic manners to be a good boy.See our other dogs.
Working together, we can all make a difference
There are a variety of ways that you can become involved with the Northwest German Shepherd Rescue. Our greatest need is always foster homes. If you, or someone you know, is able to foster a dog for one week or more, please let us know about you and your dog experience so that we can attempt to find a suitable foster for your household. The rescue provides food and medical for the dog while it is in foster care; you provide the love and secure environment until a permanent home can be found. Our volunteers do their utmost to evaluate the dogs and match them to the best available foster home to ensure a smooth transition between rescue and the forever home. Learn more.
About the German Shepherd Dog
Intelligent, noble, athletic, strong and loyal are but a few of the many adjectives used to describe the German shepherd dog. Known for their ability to learn most any command and carry through with courage and confidence, German shepherds serve people in an amazing array of jobs. Guide dogs for the blind, service dogs, military dogs, bomb-sniffing and police dogs are among the more commonly held positions these regal dogs hold, and their athletic build and uncommon intelligence (ranking third among all breeds) suits them well in these areas. German shepherds are eager to please their handlers and highly focused on their job. A happy German shepherd is offered regular, consistent exercise and thrives with a job to complete. A combination of regular activity, consistent socializing and a calm, confident handler makes for a well-adjusted German shepherd who will make an unparalleled companion. Learn more.