Available Dogs

If you are interested in one of our wonderful rescue German Shepherd Dogs, please review the information provided on our Adopt page and complete an Application.

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Chica is a 3 year old female that was found in an alley in Chicago. She was brought into the shelter but her owners never reclaimed her. She is a very sweet, friendly girl. Chica is not used to other dogs and would do best as an only pet. Chica knows the basics and would benefit from continued training. She is not used to crate but is learning it's a good thing! Chica doesn't like to be left alone for long hours, so her ideal home is one with owners that are home often.

Midnight was found tied to a tree in Chicago. A caring police officer took him to the shelter, but his owners never came for him. Midnight is a very friendly, happy boy. We estimate him to be around 2-3 years old. Midnight seems to do ok with other dogs but we don't know about cats.


Ari is a 2 year old male who's owner had to move and could not take him with. He does well with people. He does well with other dogs as long as he is properly introduced. We do not know how he is with small children or cats. He loves to run and play and would do great with a large fenced yard. He is a very loving and affectionate boy and will make a great addition to the right family.

Chance was found as a stray in Chicago and brought to the shelter by a caring citizen, but his owners never reclaimed him. He is a young puppy boy estimated to be 18 months old. Chance is strong, energetic boy that will require an experienced German Shepherd home committed to training him. He is house broken, knows sit and shake on command. He needs further testing with other animals once he is more settled in his foster. Due to Chance's training needs and energy, he will not be placed with small children. He is very sweet and food motivated. Chance loves toys and car rides!

Laci was born January 3, 2017 and is an active, affectionate, intelligent and playful pup. She is a messy drinker and fears the vacuum. Laci walks very nicely on leash and enjoys car rides. She is ready for positive training classes and is very food motivated.

Jade Q. came to us all the way from Doha, Qatar. Sadly, Jade spent the last 5 years in a shelter waiting for a home. She is estimated to be between 6 and 8 years old. Jade gets along great with other dogs but cats are unknown. She is a sweet and social girl. Jade would do best in a home with children 8 and up.

Sebastian Q joined GSR from Doha, Qatar! He is almost 2 and is happy and full of energy! Sebastian Q's tail never stops wagging and he loves to cuddle with his people. He is getting used to the resident cats and has mastered the stairs, which were totally new to him. Sebastian Q would benefit from some positive training classes, though he already walks nicely on a leash! He lived with dogs back in Doha, but a slow introduction is recommended with other canine companions.

Outlaw is an 18 month old, solid black GSD. He needs a new home since the two year old child in his home is allergic. Outlaw is an active, affectionate, easy going, happy, intelligent, loving, mannerly, passive and playful dog. He walks nicely on leash and rides well in the car.

Hercules T. is an 11 month old male who joined GSR on October 14, 2017. His foster dad is currently working with him on confidence building, including introductions to new people and house manners. He has completed basic obedience training however he will need to continue in a formalized class, possibly nosework, to help build his confidence. He is fine with most dogs. We currently do not know how he is with kids and cats. We hope to have more information in the near future.