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  9, From 11 AM - 1 PM

Saturday, Dec  16, 11:30 AM -1:30 PM

San Jose
Saturday, Jan  27, 11 AM - 1 PM

Foster Homes Urgently Needed    Foster Info

Click on the Foster Info button for more 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.

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!

GSRNC's See's Candy Holiday Store

The annual GSRNC See's Candy Holiday store is up and running and ready to take your order! Get ahead of the holidays and take care of some of your shopping. For every purchase you make through our store, See's will donate up to 50% of sales to GSRNC! But hurry! The store closes on 12/1/2023!

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California
2024 Calendar!

Over the past 22 years GSRNC has found loving forever homes for over 4,900 deserving German Shepherd Dogs. Help support GSRNC's rescue efforts by ordering our 2024 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!

2024 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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Spotlight Dog

Jack's Story:

Jack is a medium sized, fluffy haired, shepherd mix. This floppy-eared cutie loves people. He’ll let you pet him like he’s known you forever! He takes a treat nicely, wags his tail and, despite spending a long time in the kennel, is super happy, nothing can damper this boy’s good spirit.

Jack has shown tremendous growth while working with a trainer. During his training he has learned to control his excitement. This has resulted in him walking on a leash like a good boy as he has learned not to bark at other passing dogs, bikes, cars etc. Jack is a smart dog with the drive to learn which means he progresses quickly - he is maintaining good habits while walking with his fosters every day.

When he’s not looking for cuddles, his favorite thing to do is to sit at the window and observe the great outdoors for squirrels. Jack loves to chase squirrels. Because of this, he should be with a family without cats.

Current Seniors

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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