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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  • Available Dogs

Roman is a sweet senior boy that was found as an abandoned dog. He was rescued from Chicago Animal Control on Christmas Day and is looking for a forever home! Roman is a very affectionate boy. He will nudge you for pets and loves his back scratched. He is good on leash, rides nicely in the car, and is crate trained. Roman is selective with other dogs. He is ok with calm, submissive dogs but wouldn’t mind a home where he was the only dog to be spoiled. He was great meeting a cat used to large dogs. Roman has a great personality and still has his bursts of energy, but mostly just wants to relax with his person. He is an amazing boy that deserves a loving home in his golden years!

2 year old Riley was dumped at Chicago Animal Control when her owners claimed they had too many dogs. We were told Riley lived with other dogs, cats, and children as young as 4. Since coming to GSR, we found that Riley is nervous with new people. She was evaluated by our friends at K9 University. Riley did well with different handlers and in group play with other dogs. She enjoyed time on the treadmill and going for walks with her trainer. Riley is an active girl but not high energy. She enjoys playing fetch and squeaky toys. Riley is very food motivated which makes her easy to train. She knows a few basic commands and has good house manners. Riley’s adoptive family will need to be understanding that she needs slow introductions to strangers and continued training. Once Riley trusts you, she is very loving and affectionate. Riley will not be placed with small children or another female dog.

Marigold was brought to animal control when she was found as a stray. Her owners never reclaimed her and we brought her into rescue. Marigold is a gorgeous sable colored girl estimated to be about 3 years old. She is social and sweet with people. We haven’t tested her with other dogs but she was fine around them at the shelter. Marigold rides nicely in the car and is crate trained. She had an injury to her back leg and is now recovering in foster care.

Beautiful Kayla Rose is a four year old female GSD whose special person has died. She is great with people of all ages but does not want to share her home with dogs or cats. Her favorite toy is the jolly ball and she will pick up objects that have fallen on the floor. She has been treated for allergies and is currently on Apoquel as well as medication for depression.

***Will be available after heartworm treatment is complete in November*** Larry was found as a stray and brought to Kendall County Animal Control by local police. He was found to have a microchip but his owner never reclaimed hm. Larry is about two years old, and sadly tested positive for advanced heart worm. He is in foster care while he undergoes treatment. Larry has an amazing “happy go lucky” personality! He is strikingly tall and handsome. Larry loves to go for walks and would love an active home after he finishes treatment. He is great with other dogs and is good with dog savvy cats. Larry is very social and is great with children. He is crate trained and knows basic commands. Larry loves to fetch and enjoys playing with squeaky toys.

Whitey was surrendered to a shelter in Southern IL with no reason given. We can’t understand how someone could give up such a great dog. Whitey is about 9 years old and a big boy weighing in at 100 lbs. He is great with dogs of all sizes. Whitey hasn’t been cat tested but we think he’d be fine. He has a calm, easy going demeanor. Whitey walks nicely on leash, rides great in the car, and is crate trained. He would do best in a home with older children. Whitey is an all around wonderful dog that deserves a home that will treasure him!

Molly M. is sadly being returned to GSR because her adopter is unable to care for her anymore. She is a friendly, active dog estimated to be 4 years old. Molly attends doggie daycare and is good with dogs of all sizes. She loves to play fetch and go for car rides! She knows several basic commands and would benefit from positive training classes. Molly loves to go for walks and is strong on lead. She has never met a stranger and loves children. Molly does have Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), which requires special enzymes on her food. She has been in stable health for 3 years with no complications.

Bambina was surrendered to Chicago Animal Control because her owners were moving and couldn’t take her with. She is 3 years old and very friendly! Bambina lived previously with children, dogs, and cats. She is a happy girl that loves to play with tennis balls. Bambina knows basic commands and is crate trained. She has exocrine pancreatic insufficiency which requires enzymes with her food.

Topanga was found as a stray in Chicago but was never reclaimed by her family. We rescued her from Chicago Animal Control and now she’s looking for a forever home! She is a very friendly, sweet girl with all people. Topanga is a little nervous meeting new dogs but does well with proper introductions. Currently, she is being fostered with a male German Shepherd. She is 60 pounds and we believe she’s 5 years old. Topanga hasn’t been tested with cats or small dogs. We think she’d do well with children 10 and older.

Thor was surrendered to Chicago Animal Control because his family didn’t have time for him. He is a friendly, happy 6 month old pup looking for a German Shepherd experienced home. Thor lived with young children and other dogs previously. He tested well with a dog savvy cat. Thor will require an adoptive family that will take him to positive training classes. Thor is your typical active pup. He loves to play with other dogs and would enjoy having a doggie friend in his forever home.