Welcome to Southeast German Shepherd Rescue!

 Southeast German Shepherd Rescue was founded in 2010 to save German Shepherd Dogs from abuse, abandonment, and high kill shelters. SGSR is a non-profit organization that wouldn’t exist without the compassion and dedication of volunteers determined to help Rescue, Rehab, and Rehome this noble breed.

SGSR operates primarily in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. We are committed to assisting German Shepherd Dog (GSD) rescue efforts throughout the Southeast and one of our goals is to expand our foster networks throughout the southeastern United States.

Our 100% volunteer organization is committed to rescuing displaced, neglected, or unwanted GSDs from high kill shelters and unfit homes; rehabilitating them with proper medical care, nourishment, and socialization; and rehoming them into caring and responsible forever homes where they are able to thrive as alert, loving, and loyal family members.

It takes a village!

…and we couldn’t do the amazing work we do without our village of dedicated volunteers, fosters, transporters, coordinators, board members, adopters AND fans! Join our village by following us on www.facebook.com/southeastgsdrescue. We frequently post requests for help with transport, events, fostering, or donations of specific items of desperate need. Share our photos and updates to help us find homes for our amazing dogs.  Read more about our programs and what you can do to help below. We love our village! 


Foster Program

One of our greatest needs is for foster homes in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. We provide medical care, food and supplies – we just need you for a loving, caring home until their new family finds them!

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Adopt a Dog

See some of the amazing dogs we have available for adoption and fill out an adoption application to make one part of your pack! We adopt to VA, NC and MD – fill out an application today!

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Chance Medical Fund

Our Chance Medical fund helps GSDs with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. It supports the medical care needed to get each dog back to a healthy, happy state before we make them available for adoption.



Phoenix Dog Program

Our Phoenix Dog Program is committed to helping GSDs with birth defects, amputations, developmental problems, genetic disorders and degenerative disorders find the lives and forever homes that every dog deserves.

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