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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Sweet Luna ended up as a stray at animal control. Her owners were contacted and they decided not to reclaim her. Luna is 2 years old, possibly a bit younger. She is housebroken and crate trained, thought the crate isn’t her favorite place. Luna is being fostered with another male GSD. We haven’t tested her with small dogs or cats. Luna would benefit from continued training. She knows a few basic commands and is working on her leash manners. She is doing better with pulling on a harness. Luna always likes to have a toy or ball in her mouth; it’s almost like a pacifier to her! She doesn’t always want to share her toy with humans or canines, but her foster mom is working on this. Luna is affectionate and will climb in your lap for attention. She would do best in a home with older children. Luna loves to be with her person and will follow her foster mom around the house. She likes to play fetch and would love a fenced yard in her forever home.

Stella was found as stray but never reclaimed. She’s a friendly, energetic girl estimated to be about 2 years old. Stella came to us underweight and hungry all the time. She is a counter surfer, but her foster family is working on it! She loves to play fetch and go for runs. Stella is house broken and crate trained. She is smart as a whip! Stella is good with most other dogs, but has not been cat tested. She is very affectionate and loves to cuddle! Stella enjoys being around her people and is good with children. She can be protective at times (a new man enters her home or someone staring her down), but she’s a lover not a fighter. Stella’s foster family gives her 10/10 stars and says with some training she’ll be an excellent family member!

Aurora came to GSR very sick and emaciated from Chicago Animal Control. She was found as a stray (but her indoor manners do NOT reflect a lifetime on the streets) on the South Side of Chicago. Upon rescue, she was very emaciated (only 45 pounds), had pneumonia, ear infections, two small mammary tumors and teeth that needed removal. Aurora is estimated to be 7 years old and now weighs 70 pounds! Aurora is not only gorgeous, but she's a sweetheart too. She has an excellent adult energy- she loves walks and toys, but she also appreciates a good nap! Her house manners are excellent. No accidents, no countersurfing, no separation anxiety, no chewing. Just some occasional garbage investigating. Most of the time she is happy resting on the floor watching the action. She even sits at the door to wait for her collar to be put on before going out for a walk. And she'll wait to eat with a "wait" command. She is crate trained, and she walks gently on a leash, though she could use some reminders not to dart when she sees a squirrel. She could use extra training to learn that things like doorbells and visiting neighbors are not a bark-worthy event, but for the most part, she's quiet in the house. She enjoys car rides and the company of her family. She knows basic commands and is receptive to training. Aurora is currently fostered without any other pets. With her interest in rabbits and squirrels, a cat or other small pet may not be a good fit. She is currently an only dog, so other dogs are likely case-by-case depending on temperament and personality as she does bark at other dogs passing by. She has interacted with older children (teens), but not yet with little children. Ideally she’d be in an adult only home. Aurora would prefer a home where she has access to daily walks and a back yard where she can squirrel hunt. She needs work on new people coming into the home. She is very close with her family but can view strangers as imposing. Introduction to new members of the family should be done carefully and intentionally. With her family, she is as gentle as a teddy bear (her nickname is "Honey-Bear"), but with new people, she can be a little bit more weary and bark at them. Our friends at Roc Solid Obedience met her said she has a lot of potential in overcoming what appears to be more of an anxious reaction as opposed to aggressive behavior. Her foster mom thinks she would benefit from a confident owner who can lead Aurora in her training. She tolerates stairs, but would do best in a home where multiple flights are not necessary on a regular basis. Now that Aurora is finally feeling better, she's really finding her voice and asking for a loving home to call her own!

Eleven month old Sammy needs a new home through no fault o her own. She is an active, affectionate, attentive, happy, smart and playful puppy. She loves walks and car rides. She is house trained and crate trained. Sammy is fine with people of all ages and with dogs-she hasn’t met cats. She would do well with a fenced yard to play in and with puppy classes to star in.

Ruth is a year old, bite sized queen weighing in at 45 pounds. Those who interact with her frequently describe her as the sweetest German Shepherd they have ever met! She will melt during pets because she wants belly rubs and will do just about anything for your attention and praise! Ruth is still very much a puppy and is working on her manners. Ruth will jump on people, furniture, counters and her doggie companions. She also likes to nibble to say hello which is a behavior she has been working on in her foster home. She would do best in a home with older children and obedience classes will be required for this little girl. Ruth is housebroken and crate trained. She is being fostered with 2 other dogs, and is a rough and tumble player. If there is another dog in a potential home, they will need to meet to ensure a good fit. Ruth is young and has a ton of potential. With training, patience, and time we know she will blossom into a wonderful companion!