Fostering is the very foundation of our organization. Without the generous foster families who open their homes to a GSD in need, we would not be successful at saving so many GSDs
We take into acccount your home environment and schedule when matching you with a foster dog. The rescue provides all the supplies and services required to care for your new temporary family member.
If you live in North Carolina, please consider fostering, these dogs are on very tight deadlines - so we need to move quickly. If interested, please take a moment to fill out our Foster Application.
Fostering is not for you? We have plenty of opportunities for volunteers. Whether you want to work with the dogs directly or not, we have job for you. Some of our volunteers do the following: work tables at events, help with dogs at events, answer emails, help with applications, work on different areas of the website, go on home visits, help with sponsorship, assess dogs, the list goes on! We need volunteers to make this organization run. Please considered becoming a volunteers. If interested, please take a moment to fill out our Volunteer Application.
Featured Foster Family
Adrienne, Sydney & Deacon
German Shepherds have been a part of my life since I was 5 years old and because they have always given so much to me in the way of love, loyalty, and companionship it was a natural step for me to want to volunteer in GSRA. I decided to foster because that would make the biggest initial impact in saving the life of a GSD and because GSRA is always in great need of foster homes. Initially I felt that I would not be a good foster because I have a full time job and live in a townhome but GSRA worked with me to find the best fit for my home, foster experience and work schedule. Needless to say Deacon has been a wonderful addition to the ‘pack’ and is quite content playing with his new GSD sister, snuggling in bed and playing with his Frisbee. He has already gained weight, learned basic manners, socializes well and is very handsome after bath time- quite a difference from his life as a stray roaming the streets of Fayetteville.