Virginia German Shepherd Rescue

Welcome to Virginia German Shepherd Rescue , a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the German Shepherd Dog. We provide a safe haven for German Shepherds (and, sometimes, other breeds/mixes) who are left in shelters to await uncertain fate; are owner surrenders (moving, illness, divorce, death, etc.); or are victims of abuse or neglect.  We adopt dogs to loving, responsible and secure homes, typically, in Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Since our inception in 2001, we have found good homes for over 5000 dogs.

About Us Photo While our foster dogs are with us, they stay with our dedicated foster families, enabling our volunteers to get to know them and evaluate each dog individually. This enables us to match each dog with the best possible home. Potential adopters are carefully screened to ensure that they can not only provide a safe and loving home for a German Shepherd but also meet the unique needs of each foster dog. We believe that any dog should become a cherished member of its new family. We also want to ensure that the new home will be a permanent one, because many of the dogs are traumatized when they are abandoned by their owners.


Our foster dogs are well taken care of while they are in rescue, receiving love, attention and necessary medical care. Often, this is the first opportunity our dogs have had to love and be loved. Our foster parents spend significant time and effort socializing the dogs and working to bring out the best in our canine family. Unless there are age or health limitations, our foster dogs receive their basic immunizations, are microchipped and are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. We look forward to a day when our work will be done but until then, and with your support, we will continue to serve our wonderful German Shepherd breed, in the best way possible.

The Virginia German Shepherd Rescue receives requests daily to rescue dogs and we are always seeking fosters to help them find their "forever" homes. Good foster homes are being sought throughout Virginia. If you have room in your heart and your home for one of these great dogs, please contact us as soon as possible. Thank you for considering this possibility.

Should circumstances leave you in the position of needing to re-home your German Shepherd, please complete our Intake - Rehome Form.

If you would like to contact us, please write, call, email or drop by an event.

Write Us:

Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
P.O. Box 733
Centreville, VA 20122

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