Thank you for your interest in adopting a German Shepherd rescue dog! We appreciate in advance your patience and understanding that the adoption process takes time. The adoption process is well thought out and planned to help ensure a successful and rewarding adoption for families and dogs. There may be logistical issues that add to the time as well. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER organization so job and family obligations may be a factor. Though we are all volunteers we are dedicated to helping our dogs be prepared for, and finding their forever home! People are drawn to German Shepherds because of their intelligence, loyalty, and activity/work drive. For these reasons, along with the varied experiences that have brought the dogs to the Rescue make it imperative that the adoption process be thoughtful. Our dogs are pulled from public animal shelters, which is stressful for all animals. In addition our dogs may have been through other challenging situations which requires making the right match for everyone's needs. We look forward to this journey with you! Please fill out the application below and press submit. Once the application has been received, an EDCGSR volunteer will contact you to discuss your application and/or schedule an appointment to visit the dog of interest. If you are still committed to owning one of our GSD’s after the initial visit, then schedule a second visit. During this time we ask that you bring any family members and dogs or other pets that will share the household. This way a decision can be made as to the best fit for your entire family.
If the visits go well, we will schedule a house check to make sure that your home is safe for your new family member. During the house check we look for:
Secure, high fencing for the dog’s area when left alone.
Shelter from the elements if the dog is outside during the day.
Fresh water, inside and outside your home.
Inside area where the dog will sleep at night.
If the house check is approved, there will be an agreed upon day, for the drop off or pick up, of you new, fur-ever family member. Please review our “Dog Checklist” to make sure that your home is ready for your new addition.
Contact Us: (530) 677- 6444 email@example.com 5820 Marybelle Lane Shingle Springs CA 95682
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