Golden State German Shepherd Rescue

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley, and Sacramento.

Our mission is to find loving new homes for German Shepherd Dogs in need of a second chance and also to educate the public about this highly intelligent and versatile breed.

Most of the dogs in our program come from animal shelters in Northern California where they have run out of time.

Please consider joining us as a volunteer, donor, or in any other manner in which you feel you can help. Your participation will be greatly appreciated by us, but – more importantly – by the dogs waiting for our help.


Dog of the Week


Sweet, wants to please, learning quickly
Patience, confident handler, quiet neighborhood

Since Beck was a stray, he is still learning about the world. He would prefer to be a second dog, or a dog with an active family, who can show him love in a quiet setting. Looking for adopters who can help him overcome being a "stray" and turn him into a family member.

Check out Beck

Upcoming Adoption Day Saturdays:

 DUE TO MANDATORY SHELTER IN PLACE Directives & COVID-19:  GSGSR will not be holding any adoption days or in person home visits for the forseeable future. In these uncertain times we are using virtual meet and greets and virtual home visits prior to a physical meeting with our dogs.  We are still doing adoptions, just differently.  Please stay tuned for changes once these have lifted.  




For more details, including full addresses, see the Adoption Days page.

Support our Foster Dogs

We are also always seeking donations to help cover the costs of veterinary visits, food, and medications for our foster homes

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