It’s a wonderful time to adopt a dog!

The kids are in school and the weather in Southern California is cool and sunny.  It’s the perfect setting for you to spend some quality time with your new family member as they settle in to their new home and family.  It’s not too hot and not too cold to get out in the morning and evening for a nice rigorous walk or jog.  And while the kids are gone it’s a great opportunity to work on obedience basics and setting the rules for the household.  Your new pup will love to curl up in a quiet corner for a doggie nap before the kids come home and the adults get off of work so he’ll have lots of energy for playtime!  A few tips:  If you’re interested in one of our dogs fill out an adoption application ahead of time to give us a chance to review and process it so we can find the right pup for your family when you arrive at the Rescue.  It’s helpful to bring the whole family to the Rescue, especially your current dogs, so we can make sure the new dog will fit in with everyone.  As your new shepherd is settling in it’s very important to go on consistent structured walks with his new pack leaders every day.  This helps to establish a bond with his new family and is a wonderful activity that everyone will enjoy.  And finally since the holidays are approaching be mindful of making sure your dog doesn’t get overwhelmed by all the excitement and visitors.  Make sure your dog has a place of his own like a crate or bed that is off limits to everyone, especially children, where he can escape to if he needs a break.

We have a lot of young friendly dogs at the Rescue right now who just can’t wait to meet you!  They would love to spend the holidays and the rest of their lives with you and your family.  Come by to meet them every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

Thank You!  Strut Your Mutt 2015


On October 10, 2015 GS Rescue volunteers participated in Best Friends Animal Society’s annual Strut Your Mutt fundraising walk at Exposition Park in downtown L.A.  Thanks to all of your generous donations we were able to almost double our fundraising goal from last year!

Help us nurse Shira back to health!

We recently took in a female shepherd named Shira.  She has been stray for most of her life and was found abandoned behind a restaurant where she was living off of scraps.  After the restaurant went out of business some homeless people were feeding her, but her condition and health were deteriorating due to living on the streets.  She was so weak when she arrived one of our volunteers had to carry her in.  After a week of resting and eating some regular healthy food she is already more alert and can walk around again.  She is improving fast and we hope to either move her to our Available Dogs page soon or even just get her straight into a home where she can be loved and taken care of.  In the meantime if you would like to help with her recovery any donations would be greatly appreciated.  You can stop by in person or click on the “Donate” button on the right under the Dog of the Month.  Check out some pictures of Shira below.  She was groomed recently and is starting to smile a bit!  If you’re interested in adopting Shira please fill out our online application and a volunteer will contact you.  You can see a new video of Shira on the Available Dogs page.


When it comes to doggy beds, not all of our dogs are as lucky as C.J.


We’re making a special donation request for Kuranda Beds for some of our dogs.  They are a comfortable, elevated, chew-proof, easy-to-clean dog bed that lifts the dog off the cold hard concrete and provides firm orthopedic support for older dogs or dogs with joint discomfort.  It would be a valuable donation that would last for years to come and benefit many dogs while they wait for their forever homes (and forever beds).  The Large or X-Large would be ideal for German Shepherds.  You can use the link below to get a special rescue discounted price.  Thank you from all our pups!  (pictured above: C.J. who was adopted in 2012)

Kuranda Bed

Please don’t forget to RE-REGISTER YOUR RALPH’S CARD!

It expires every year on September 1st.  Every time you shop at Ralph’s and use your Rewards Card they donate up to 4% of your purchase price to The German Shepherd Rescue!  Just click on the link below to go to the Ralph’s Community Programs webpage.  Under “Participant” at the bottom click on the orange button that says “Enroll Now” for instructions on how to sign up for the first time or re-register your card with GSRescue.  Our organization number is “82517” and we are listed as “GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE/ORPHAN“.  If your Ralph’s receipt doesn’t say “German Shepherd Rescue” on the very bottom then it’s time to renew.

RALPH'S COMMUNITY PROGRAMS LOGORalph’s Community Contribution Program

AmazonSmile-logoDo you shop on   Amazon will give .5% of Amazon Smile purchases to GS Rescue if you sign up.   To sign up visit   Under pick your own charitable organization, search for German Shepherd Rescue Tehachapi.

Summer appears to have come early this year!  It seems that with this early heat wave the fleas and ticks are waking up early as well.  Dogs can catch fleas and ticks year round in Southern California, but in the summertime with the warm weather they are extra chompy.  We are asking for donations of Frontline Plus for Dogs 45-88 lbs (The purple package with the Dalmatian on the front) to make sure that when you welcome your new shepherd into your home you don’t get any uninvited guests.


Welcome to the German Shepherd Rescue – Burbank website.

You can visit our available dogs at:

417 N. Moss St.
Burbank CA 91502

We are open on Saturday and Sunday only, from 1-5pm.

German Shepherd Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.




We would like to thank Trader Joe’s and Natural Balance for their continuous food donations.

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