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Please Note:​

  • ​​We currently only have open fosters for puppies 6 months old and younger.

  • If you need to surrender a dog, please understand, fosters are not always available. We may be better able to help if you are willing to foster your own dog. 

  • We rescue only German Shepherd dogs, no mixes.

Who We Are

We are a breed specific home-based foster and adoption rescue for the loyal, intelligent, active and protective German Shepherd dog. We proudly serve the First Coast of Florida which includes Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Baker and Clay counties. Our rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are not a shelter, our dogs are all fostered in the loving homes of amazing volunteers.

Our mission is to help stop the needless overpopulation of this amazing breed. To that end, all shepherds that we have rescued and are approved for new homes will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. We try our best to match the perfect home with each German Shepherd we rescue. We pay for our rescued pups to see a licensed veterinarian for a health check and then for any care the dog needs such as vaccinations, heart worm treatment, behavioral training, and medications. We also require that every adoption family's resident dogs be spayed or neutered. Each of our dogs is evaluated to find a forever home that allows them to be the best that they can be!

Our Mission

Our Application Process

  • Choose the Adopt or Foster Application menu option or click the quick link below. Complete the application and submit.

  • If adoption requirements are met, one of our representatives will contact you to schedule a home visit.​

  • ​Upon completing and receiving an approved home visit, one of our representatives will schedule a meet and greet with you and the desired dog.

  • If all goes well, we will review the contract with you. Upon the agreement of all parties, you will be asked to sign the contract and pay the adoption fee of $300 for adults or $350 for puppies under 6 months old.
  • We will have the dog spayed or neutered prior to adoption if he/she has not already been altered.
  • Lastly, train and love your beautiful new family member!

We don't adopt out our dogs as surprises or gifts. All family members must be present at the meet and greet and home check.

More About Us

We are a small rescue with me, my husband and some amazing volunteers in the entire rescue. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with all of the applications. We make calls, check references, do home checks, transport dogs all over town, take them to vet appointments when our fosters can't, and handle adoptions. We do this for our love of this amazing breed. We do our best. If you put in an application and you are interested in fostering or adopting and you don't hear from us, please reach out.  We almost always have dogs waiting in que and more that we turn down almost every day. Thank you!
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