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Featured Dog

Meet "Barley"!  Barley is an absolutely darling petite shepherd.  She came into rescue after being found as a stray.  Shortly after arrival, she gave birth to 6 adorable happy and healthy pups.   Now it's Mama Barley's turn for her forever home!


A tiny slip of a girl, Barley weighs just 45 pounds and is happily gaining weight like a champ!  We affectionately call her a "pocket shepherd"!  Sweet and well-mannered, Barley will be a great fit in almost any household.  She has not received any formal training, but learns incredibly quickly and is working on her basic obedience.  She is also working on housetraining, and is almost completely there already!  Like all our dogs, Barley will require a fenced yard.  Ideally, she would have a home with another submissive dog, as she gets along with the dogs in her foster home very well and seems to enjoy the company.  Barley would love a family dedicated to raising a great family dog. 

If you are interested in meeting Barley 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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