GS Rescue

2nd Annual Hoof & Woof Walk!!!

HOOF & WOOF 2014 COMBINEDGerman Shepherd Rescue will once again be participating in the Burbank Hoof & Woof Walk benefitting the Burbank Police Department’s K9 and Mounted Units.  We will have a booth at the event as well as some our dogs for you to meet and play with and hopefully fall in love with and want to adopt!

Saturday April 19 – 9am-2pm

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.

UPDATE March 16, 2014 : Mickey is back at the Rescue and is recovering and healing.  It turned out he did have a bowel obstruction from having eaten a plastic wrapper.  He is doing much better, despite the cone around his head, and he is feeling like his old energetic self.  However, he is still very skinny and has a long way to go before he’s back to being 100% healthy again.  Mickey is available for adoption so come by to meet this happy dog!

We need your help to save Mickey!  Mickey is a happy 3 year old boy who was found as a stray in San Bernardino.  He is a smart dog and very affectionate, but unfortunately he is not doing well in a kennel environment.  Since we bailed him out he has lost a lot of weight, and despite our best efforts to fatten him up with special diets, medication to help with digestion, and even some homemade chicken and broth, he is getting worse and worse.  We recently took him to the emergency vet to stabilize him and run tests, but there’s nothing conclusive yet.  This week he will be checked for an obstruction in his stomach or bowel and to make sure he didn’t come to us having already swallowed a foreign object.  Needless to say the vet bills are piling up and so we’re reaching out to our loyal followers for help.  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.


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.

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