GSRNC 20th Anniversary
We are dedicated to the rescue and welfare of German Shepherd Dogs. Our volunteers help foster and adopt dogs to willing homes. Please help us in our efforts, for their sake.
“Every dog has a story, how it ends depends on you...”
Our homeless furry friends are in desperate need of a loving and caring home.
If you cannot adopt, any act of kindness while they wait, will change their lives forever.

Adoption Events     Calendar Dogs

Come and see our wonderful homeless German Shepherds who need a loving caring home. For a detailed listing of All our adoption events, please click the “Calendar” link above. For a list of dogs attending our next adoption event, please click the "Event Dogs" link above.
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Redwood City
Saturday, Dec  10, 11 AM - 2 PM

Saturday, Dec  17, 11:30 - 2

Foster Homes Urgently Needed    Foster Info

Click on the Foster Info button for more info, OR click on the dog for info. If you can help, click here Application to send us your application. Then, email us here to let us know you're interested in fostering.

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Not all of our rescue Shepherds are lucky enough to go directly into a foster home; some have to start in a kennel. Every rescue dog must be in a foster home before it can be adopted. In a foster home it will experience the love, care, and attention it needs and deserves while it is waiting to be adopted and we will observe the personality of the dog to help place it in the best possible forever home.

YOU can foster a German Shepherd Dog! Our network of rescue volunteers is there to help you with advice, and Rescue pays for the care of the dog including food and authorized veterinary expenses. Won't you consider fostering a German Shepherd who wants a second chance at a happy life? Fostering is a very rewarding experience, not only for you, but for the dogs too!

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California
2023 Calendar!

Over the past 21 years GSRNC has found loving forever homes for over 4,800 deserving German Shepherd Dogs. Help support GSRNC's rescue efforts by ordering our 2023 calendar today! Our 8.5 x 11 wall calendars feature full-color, high quality photos of our amazing rescue dogs and make great gifts for all of the GSD lovers in your life!

Purchase yours today before we sell out!

2023 GSRNC Calendar


Pet Food Express

Every purchase sends a donation to GSRNC!

Pet Food Express has launched a new way to donate to GSRNC directly. Every purchase results in a donation for GSRNC! Shop online at Pet Food Express by clicking on the puppy. Four (4%) percent of every purchase comes back to us!

To ensure GSRNC is credited with the purchase, you must use the puppy portal (click the puppy) or Click Here!


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When you buy things at, GSRNC receives a donation from the AmazonSmiles Foundation equal to 0.5 % of eligible purchases.

You pay NOTHING extra!

Just click the logo to the right before you shop.

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Spotlight Dog

Barley's Story:

Barley is a gentle 6-year-old male GSD who came to us from Martinez AS. This boy is the whole package and will make some lucky family very happy!

Barley is a great houseguest. He’s well mannered, knows all the important commands, and (almost) always obeys! Barley doesn’t demand attention and settles down to snooze or chew on a toy while his foster mom works. He stays on his mat while his fosters are cooking or having dinner. Barley is a great helper with household chores and wants to see everything anyone is doing up close. Ask him to “find your baby” and he will scour the house for his favorite stuffed warthog toy! Barley likes to go to bed at 7 pm sharp (with his warthog stuffie) and is quiet through the night until around 7 am. Easy!

Barley is also not demanding about exercise. He loves his morning walks and is easy on leash; he can easily walk 4 miles but is also happy with a quick run around the block. He greets people, including children, happily but without jumping or pushing and will move on once he’s gotten a few pets. Initially, Barley seemed unsure around other dogs but is learning they aren’t a threat. He will continue to need proper introductions until he can build up his confidence.

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GSRNC's Car Donation Program

Need an end of the year tax deduction?
Have an old vehicle you’re not using?
Donate it!

You’ll receive a tax receipt, and help save German Shepherd Dogs!
Click on the dogs to donate!

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