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Featured Dog

Meet "River"!  River came to rescue after her family's circumstances changed and they were no longer able to care for her.  She has some allergies that just require a special diet and inexpensive medication.  Like many shepherds, she is available through no fault of her own, and looking for her forever home!

As you can see from her photo, River is a gorgegous girl with a glossy black coat and stunning eyes.  She is just 13 months old, and eager to have a family and home to call her own.  Her Forever Home will need to continue her socialization, traning, and exercise, and this young lady will blossom into the loyal, dedicated companion.  Ideally, she would have a home with another submissive dog, as she gets along with the male dog in her foster home very well and seems to enjoy the company.   

If you are interested in meeting River and adding her to your family, please visit our Adoption Process page for more information! 



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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