We are a 501(c)3 Organization

And we're back!  

Hello Friends of Northwest German Shepherd Rescue! After a bit of a hiatus, the rescue is ready to get back up and running again. We are thrilled to announce that long-time supporter (and adopter of several NWGSR dogs) Heidi Geier will be joining our board. WELCOME HEIDI! 

To get started again, we are looking for foster homes to help us. If you have been a previous foster or have thought about fostering, please consider submitting a FOSTER APPLICATION.


We simply cannot do what we do without our faithful, loving fosters. They are the safety link between a dog having no home and ending up in a loving, forever home.

As always, thank you to each and every one of you for your support. Our mission continues to save abandoned, surrendered and shepherds in need in the Pacific Northwest.



Northwest German Shepherd Rescue  is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization run solely on adoption fees and donations. The rescue serves German Shepherds in need. Our network of devoted foster families provides a safe haven to German Shepherds as they make their way to quality, loving homes of their own. All adoption fees are used to cover spay/neuter procedures, shots, worming, microchips, emergency boarding, food, medications, and other surgeries as needed for adoptable dogs.

Your donation will go directly to providing care for a German Shepherd in need. A donation of just $10 will cover one night of emergency boarding. $25 can provide food and supplies for one foster dog for two weeks. And there are many additional ways your generous donation can help: 
$15   - Pays for one microchip
$25   - A trip to the groomer to help a battered rescue dog show its best side to potential adopters
$100 - Vaccines to prevent rabies, distemper, and parvo for one dog
$200 - Nutritious dog food to feed 50 dogs for 2 weeks
$500 - Spay or neuter surgeries for four dogs


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