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Message From: Laura January 1, 2020
I will be excited to meet serious minded people that know what true love is all about

Message From: Donn Eaton November 27, 2019
I hope I get my forever Gsd

Message From: Cathy October 14, 2019
I am thinking to get a GS dog! I've always wanted one since I was young!

Message From: (Private) October 2, 2019
Always reading about the precious dogs and telling god bless you all .i still have greta my heart and saw gingers profile alot.wanted to meet ginger at reunion but saw the sad news tonight on face book and i cryed , surely wish we could adopt them all. Remy and sofie are our babies but love em all.

Message From: Gail September 21, 2019
We really want to meet Jessy! We would love to adopt !! Can't wait to hear from you! [Hello Gail! If you are interested in adopting please fill out an application on our website at]

Message From: Les Sokolik September 19, 2019
Gosh, I live in Utah, but I still want to get a dog. I have a big fenced yard, a large dog door, an old sleepy cat and another younger cat. I have an empty spot since losing my pair of bouvier and their pet Shizue. Can we work together? Les

Message From: Ava June 3, 2019
waiting for a larger yard. We want to add 3 Germans to our current lonely-one!

Message From: Sgt Padilla May 21, 2019
Hopefully I will get a German shepherd....

Message From: Carolyn April 23, 2019
Remy and sophie are doing wonderful together and we enjoy them more than words can explain .the grand kids love them and they love it when they come over.we pray the others also find there forever homes.god bless you all gsra.

Message From: Patrick January 19, 2019
Thankyou all for all the time and effort you give. The companionship a German Shepherd gives is beyond description. They touch our souls.

Message From: Teal Parker January 18, 2019
Hoping to soon rescue a GSD from this awesome organization. Very nice website. Keep up the good work Teal ❤

Message From: Anonymous January 7, 2019
I loved all the German Shepherds I saw just wish I could get one

Message From: Lance Alley January 4, 2019
Thank y'all for being there for the German Shepard breed.

Message From: Carolyn December 25, 2018
Merry christmas and god bless you all. Remy got his favorite toy. He is so precious to us.

Message From: Carolyn December 18, 2018
God bless you all and pray for all these precious dogs to be blessed with loving forever family. All of gsra members have a golden heart for all they do .godbess you all and merry christmas

Message From: Patricia October 27, 2018
Thank you for helping and loving these fur babies.

Message From: Jon S. October 2, 2018
We just let our Karma Girl go over the rainbow bridge 3 weeks ago and miss her like crazy. I absolutely love the breed and am getting ready to adopt another after my wife has her knee surgery in the last part of October. I am so glad there are dedicated people to rescue the amazing animals. Thanks!

Message From: Carolyn Money August 30, 2018
We are seniors just lost our Germen Sherpherd She was number 7 in our life She to was a resue very frightened took our time with her so scared but turned out to be a very precious girl We took her and gave her so much love she was our shadow I have trained 2 in schooling and 5 myself turned out wonderful would be glad to take her before you have her agusted to anythying Full fenced yard kept in side will have her own big crate The best of everything

Message From: Linda M Taylor August 29, 2018
You will be getting Kami from Columbus County Friday. This is what I was told. I would love to keep up with her as I have fell in love with her. I would love to adopt her, but at this time I unable to, so that is why I want to keep up with her (in case things change). I had a GS that I rescued and I lost her 3 years ago, and I still cry for my loss. Kami looks so much like her, and I really want to be able to get her, or make sure that she does get the home she deserves. Please keep me informed. Thank you for all you do for these beautiful and loving dogs.

Message From: Debbie August 27, 2018
I had my last gsd his whole life Codie. I still miss him though he has been gone a long time. My current dog is older and my service dog. I will be looking for a new service dog next year.

Message From: Sherri August 4, 2018
We (my wife, myself and our dog, Bandit) met Princess Merida and her foster Mom about 3 weeks ago and immediately fell in love with her. We submitted the application and are looking forward to seeing her again really soon. We would love to be her forever home.

Message From: jose diaz July 24, 2018
last 40 years we had 4 gsds, 2 males, and my wife are senior citizens,stay home, brandi died last monday, 13 years old,we loved all of them deeply and gave them exceptional care,best food,best vet care,we have proof,we are hartbroken after brandi passed away,we would like to adopt a male or female,references available.Please help us to get one.thanks [GSRA Response: if you live within VA, NC or SC you can fill out an adoption application once they are available again beginning 13Aug18. Once approved we will help you find your next furry soul mate]

Message From: Martine Helton June 4, 2018
I’m excited to see that Rango will be at the June 9th adoption again. I look forward to seeing himagain

Message From: Kirsten Bryant April 24, 2018
Our family is extremely interested in adopting Gunner. We have an almost 8 year old male Chow-Shepherd and a 4 year old female full blooded GSD. [GSRA Response: Thank you for your interest, but Gunner is currently Pending Adoption]

Message From: Loretta March 19, 2018
Do you know of a rescue or adoption for German Shepards in North Texas? [GSRA Reply: Please check out for rescues in our area. Also check out PetFinder]

Message From: Shelly Hunter February 23, 2018
Seeking retired working or no longer breeding female GSD. Must be ok with cats, we have housecats. Every GSD I have had was a companion type, ride in the Jeep, go for leash walks kind of lifestyle. Sleep in the house at night on their bed beside my side of the bed...if house trained and non destructive stay inside while I'm working, I come home for lunch to let her out kind of thing...thanks in advance for any emailed available pups to see

Message From: Bobby & Barbara Bower February 10, 2018
We attended your meet & greet event today (2-10-18) and really bonded with Rango. Your website shows that he has an adoption pending. Please let us know if that doesn't work out for some reason. We have submitted our application and look forward to working with you in the future! Thanks for all that you do!

Message From: Shannon with Companah February 9, 2018
Thank you for the work you do. We've made a donation in Maxie Summer's memory.

Message From: Vince Harkins December 15, 2017
Would someone please contact me about the dogs you have available [GSRA Response: Please use our Contact Form for inquiries, the Guestbook is not used for that purpose.]

Message From: G Turner November 20, 2017
1.5 year old female, spayed, shots, wormed,chipped. Great w/children, male dogs, but not females. Before giving her up would like to see if training more would help. But like your sight. [GSRA Response: Training will ALWAYS help and should be the first step with dealing with behavioral issues]

Message From: Renee Tomberlin October 24, 2017
Thank you so much for doing a courtesy post for my Cyrus. Hopefully we will get him out of the shelter soon! Thank you for all you do for the shepherds that we all love!

Message From: Lynn September 14, 2017
Keep up the good work.

Message From: Sara September 9, 2017
I have had 2 a pure bred and one a rescue. Love the breed. I'm looking at Cotton. I do not Want a puppy. Need a senior for a senior.

Message From: Christina Carli September 4, 2017
What a wonderful site! Beautiful animals! We are finally ready to adopt again. Its been 10 years since our last dog. I have only had German shepherd dogs. That is the breed I know and love. Although I love all animals, regardless. I want to stick with the breed I understand.

Message From: Ann July 30, 2017
Looking for GErman Shepherd pup or young dog. Love animals. Note have 3 cats. V. Interested

Message From: Elizabeth July 9, 2017
I'm in Asheville, and am looking forward to adding a majestic shepherd to my family. See you in August at your next adoption event.

Message From: priscilla June 22, 2017
beautiful fur babies on your site , i really like Ricky but i see he has a pending adoption ,

Message From: Jean May 23, 2017
On March 3, 2017 we lost our dear friend, GUS, as he peacefully went to sleep at 13yrs old. I'm 70 years old, am I do old to adopt?

Message From: Janeen Highman May 11, 2017
I love what you are doing and I hope to adopt soon, thank for all the beautiful pictures of the these wonderful dogs, the website is wonderful, you are wonderful people!

Message From: Kenton & Kaitlyn February 25, 2017
we think it is wonderful what you all are doing with these sheps! we look forward to possibly adding Salem to our family :)

Message From: Lenita January 13, 2017
I am interested in adopting. I have loved this bred since I was a child and was blessed with owning one over ten years ago.

Message From: Gladys GlennMOFFAT January 3, 2017
We are very interested in adopting a GSD 4yrs or younger. We have had GSD's for 40 years usually a non-mating pair. Bo left us 1+ yrs ago and we would love to provide a good home for someone who needs us. We are retired and home most of the time. We can be reached at 919-XXX-XXXX and live in Durham, NC.

Message From: Becky Johnson December 20, 2016
I am so thankful to you for all you are doing for German Shepherds. I have always loved dogs, but there is something about Shepherds that makes them particularly dear to me. -I have had many since childhood, and they were always such an incredible part of our family in so many ways. I just can't tell you how grateful I am for those of you who care for them as I do, and are able to take the time, money and effort to do the best for them. I am looking forward to the day when I will be able to make the commitment to yet another German Shepherd for my life companion. Again, I am so happy that you do for them what I am unable to do at this time in my life. Thank you so very much. Becky

Message From: Spencer Baker December 12, 2016
I am a German Shepard owner interested in foster care or adopting. Was looking at your web site. B

Message From: Kelli Rumburgh November 25, 2016
Hello. I am interested in Ripley. My husband has a GSD service dog who would love a doggy companion when he is not working. My husband is a disabled veteran. We have a service dog trainer who is willing to work with Ripley, also. We have a large yard and I have lots of free time to spend with her. Please let me know what else you would like to know. [Thank you for your interest, all potential families must go thru an approval process which begins with an application. Please fill out an adoption application to begin the process]

Message From: Carol Coring November 24, 2016
Hi, I am a service dog trainer from Greenville, SC & Yancey County, NC. I have a client whose wife would like a German Shepherd puppy. We were thinking 3 - 6 months, but we saw Spitfire and she looks just fine. She would make a great Mama for Spitfire as she does not work & has the time to devote to her. Spitfire would have the GSD, Samson, for a companion dog. He is an almost fully trained service dog and would be a very positive role model. He would love to have a doggy companion for when he is not working. Obviously, we have no trouble with having a working dog. There are no children in this house under 23, no cats & no small dogs. They have a very large yard where Samson loves to run & play when he's not working. If you would like to say or ask anything, please feel free to contact me. We would also like to be on your list for any female GSD puppy. [Thank you for your interest, all potential families must go thru an approval process which begins with an application. Please fill out an adoption application to begin the process]

Message From: Becky Johnson October 17, 2016
My heart has always been with German Shepherds. May God bless you for all your wonderful work!

Message From: Thomasina September 16, 2016
Very resourceful

Message From: Eddy Morgan July 19, 2016
Thanks a million for all that you do for our wonderful breed. Ginger & Aragorn are both gsd alumni. We appreciate your volunteers, foster parents, fundraisers,etc. God Bless.

Message From: Robert June 30, 2016
Great job on this website, keeping everyone informed.