GS Rescue

NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) Adoption Weekend

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Join us at the La Brea Tar Pits on May 3rd and 4th for a German Shepherd Rescue adoption event hosted by NKLA and Best Friends Animal Society.  Meet hundreds of pets available for adoption from more than 50 Los Angeles rescues and shelters.  Admission is FREE so drop by to meet and play with some of our dogs!

Saturday & Sunday, May 3rd & 4th – 10am-5pm

La Brea Tar Pits 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

Mickey is now in a foster home with our wonderful volunteer Gail.  She has reported remarkable improvement in both Mickey’s weight gain (about 10 pounds!) and how relaxed he is.  Check out his new pictures and his new bio!

Mickey’s vet bills are still quite considerable.  Any donation will help.  You can drop by the shelter in person or use the PayPal link on our home page.  Mickey is such an awesome dog and he deserves the chance to be healthy and go to a great home.  You can see some pics from when he first came in and then recently.

Are you looking for the perfect keepsake to remember your beloved pet, or perhaps your organization needs a custom award for an honored member?


These fine craftsmen have adopted several dogs from us and have been long time supporters.  They can create custom crystal figurines from a photograph or drawing, and will turn your furry friend into a custom work of art.  Please check out their website to see all of the incredible things they can create out of glass and crystal.  They are gracious enough to show their continued support by donating a small percentage to the Rescue.

Igloos in Southern California!!!

PetMate Dogloo XTSpecial Need:  All of our dogs have their very own igloo to curl up inside of when they want to relax.  They create that calm and secure den-like experience that dogs love to seek out.  The design and construction keeps the pups cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  Many of our igloos have become pretty chewed up over the years or have just fallen into general disrepair, and so we’re putting out a special request for some PetMate Igloo (extra large) donations.  As always, every little bit helps as we try to make their stay with us a little more comfortable.  Thank you!!!

Welcome to the German Shepherd Rescue website.

We are located 417 North Moss st.  Burbank CA. 91502
Our hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.   Please be aware that we only answer phone calls during this time.
Our available dogs are always changing, so please return to our website often.

Special Need: We are extremely low on wet canned food. If you are interested in helping out the dogs perhaps the next time you are at Costco or Trader Joe’s grab a few cans or a case of wet food for the dogs in Burbank. They are used to eating Pedigree or Trader Joe’s canned food that we mix with dry. The dogs will appreciate it. Thanks. Woof woof!

Special Need:  We are currently running low on chain slip/control collars for our dogs.  Our volunteers and trainers use them while walking the dogs to give corrections, and we usually like to send you home with one as part of your new dog adoption kit to start your training off on the right paw.  If you have a spare or old one that you could donate, or if you’re in the pet store and wouldn’t mind picking one up for our pups, we would greatly appreciate it.  18″-24″ are usually a good fit for German Shepherds.  Thanks!!!


Please don’t forget to
It expires once a year on September 1st.  If your RALPH’S receipt doesn’t say “GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE” on the very bottom it needs to be renewed.

If you need help signing up just email or call us and we can walk you through it.


Community Rewards Program

Check out this story by the L.A. Times about a senior dog we rescued who found his forever home.,0,1193566.story


We thank the Pedigree Foundation for their support.

The PEDIGREE foundation logo is a trademark of Mars, incorporated and is used with permission

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