Golden State German Shepherd Rescue

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in the Central Valley of Northern California

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

Most of the dogs in our program come from Central Valley animal shelters where they have run out of time. We take them into foster homes to buy time and assess their needs, and then find perfect fit adopters throughout Northern California.

Please consider joining us as a foster, donor or social media promoter. Your help will be greatly appreciated by us, but – more importantly – by the dogs waiting for our help.


Shelters are overcrowded and dog surrenders are at an all time high. Fostering saves lives, plain and simple.

If you can help or want to learn more, please fill out our foster application or email

And if you can't foster, sponsor! We appreciate donations to help cover the cost of veterinary visits, food and medications for our foster homes. Every dollar counts!