German Shepherd Rescue of the High Desert, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity and is supported solely by donations. All donations and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Why Do Breed Specific Rescue
The need for a German Shepherd dog rescue in the High Desert can easily be determined by a visit to a few of our local animal shelters/humane societies. Ask them how many German Shepherds have come into their facilities over a one year period and what happened to them.
Large breeds are not as easy to place as smaller dogs and you may be shocked to learn the number of German Shepherds killed in local shelters.
More than 25% of all dogs coming into animal shelters in the United States are purebred. Each year animal shelters and humane societies kill more than 18 million unwanted animals. A large number of these animals are purebred and many of them are German Shepherds.
Frequently German Shepherds will not even be considered for adoption because they are considered an aggressive
breed. Shelters that do place German Shepherds are not necessarily selective in finding homes and may only be able to superficially screen potential owners. Most shelters and humane societies do not have the time to conduct lengthy interviews before selling dogs. Anyone from the public is allowed to obtain a German Shepherd from a shelter. Personnel in these facilities cannot possibly have expertise in every one of the AKC breeds.
Because we know the German Shepherd well, we will be better qualified to screen and advise potential owners about the inherent
problems or traits in German Shepherds.
German Shepherds can and do end being sold to guard dog trainers, dog fighting aficionados, and labs for experimentation. The numbers of German Shepherds abused, abandoned by their owners, ending up as bait for experimentation, crudely / viciously trained to become guard / fighting dogs or killed at shelters are the responsibility of each and every member of the German Shepherd fancy, We are in the business of promoting the German Shepherd Dog. We can ignore the realities and turn away from our responsibilities or we can accept our responsibility to insure the future of this wonderful breed by implementing rescue programs and spending a lot of time educating the public about the German Shepherd Dog. There is a real need for a safe refuge for homeless German Shepherd Dogs and you, as caring, knowledgeable fanciers of the German Shepherd Dog can do a great deal to insure the future well-being of German Shepherds by becoming involved and staying involved in rescue.
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