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Adopt a German Shepherd 

Thank you for offering to open your heart and home to a German Shepherd from Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc. We are a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the rescue of German Shepherds in need.  The German Shepherds are then placed in foster homes until we approve their forever home.  

Training is a lifetime commitment of which Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc. is committed to offering and supporting long after the adoption process has been completed.

All adoptions include spay/neuter, UTD vaccinations, HW test, microchip, deworming (please note if a rescue should test positive, we will retest again 30 days after the last day of treatment to ensure the treatment was successful prior to placement.) UTD preventive of flea/tick/HW, professional groom/nail trim, collar, leash, toys, blanket/ bed, ID tag, and food to transition. Once medically cleared, socialization and training of basic obedience and socialization begins and is reiterated on a daily basis both in the foster home and by attending classes sponsored through Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc.

All monies received for adoptions are reinvested toward the works of Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc. which allows us to rescue other German Shepherds in need.  This donation is non-refundable. 

The following information will allow us to determine what dog will be the most compatible with your family and lifestyle. The dog's welfare is our primary consideration when completing an adoption therefore, some applicants may be refused if we feel our criteria are not met.  Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc. reserves the right to refuse an applicant without further explanation.


If you live at a rented residence, we will need an approval letter from your Landlord allowing a German Shepherd to be on the premises; as Landlord's insurance providers may contain breed-specific policies. Please note, we do not write letters for Emotional Support Animals, and we can only provide documentation for dogs having completed our Service Dog Program.

Applying to adopt a Rettungs-Haus German Shepherd, indicates that you have read, understand, and agree to the above.​


Please click below to request an ADOPTION APPLICATION. 

We look forward to helping you find the right German Shepherd for your family and lifestyle. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 


​Rettungs-Haus Shepherds, Inc.

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