Donate Funds, including sponsoring a dog

All rescue dogs in our program are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, transported, fed and housed. Since German Shepherd Dogs often have additional medical issues such as hip dysplasia or irritable bowel syndrome, we often accrue other high medical costs for x-rays and diagnostic tests. And there are our Special Needs medical issues dogs that need more extensive treatment such as those needing amputations or joint replacement prior to adoption.

As an all-volunteer organization we rely entirely on donations in order to continue our mission of rescuing and successfully rehoming German Shepherd Dogs in need.  We have several ways you can donate funds.

Sponsorship allows you to pay for the care and cost of one of our dogs while it waits for it new forever home. All donated funds will go to cover that dog's expenses. If a certain dog's expenses are completely covered we will let you know so you can use the donation towards another dog. You can sponsor part or all of a dog's expenses, and a monetary contribution can be made to directly pay for the costs of one of our specific rescue German Shepherds on a monthly basis while it is in our program.

Our base expenses are:
Vaccinations: $35 (if done by a shelter) - $100 (if done by a vet)
Spay/Neuter: $400 (on average)
Microchip: $25
Board: $35 per day
Medications for routine shelter-related disease like Kennel Cough: $35
Collars/Tags: $5
Flea Control: $20
Worming Medication: $20
Food: $20 per month
Additional medical costs include:
X-Rays: $125 for the first and $50 - $80 for each additional
Diagnostic Tests: $35 - $500 or more
Typical additional medications include:
Antibiotics, Ear Medication, etc.: $35 - $50 per treatment
Arthritis Pain Medication: $50 - $150 per month
Pancreatic Enzymes for EPI: $150 per month

Planned Gift Giving

Golden State German Shepherd Rescue accepts planned gift giving in the form of stocks, bonds, or donations included in your will or trust. You can also designate Golden State German Shepherd Rescue as a beneficiary on life insurance policies, retirement plans and annuities. If you would like to know more about these options please contact us.

To donate funds or sponsor a dog, please make your donation check payable to GSGSR and mail it to:

Golden State German Shepherd Rescue
PO Box 2956
Alameda, CA 94501

If you would like your donation to go to a specific dog or specific cost (such as boarding) please indicate it on the memo field of your check.

We also accept Credit Cards, e-checks, and direct transfers through Paypal:

Donate with PayPal