Saving Animals & Finding Homes
True North GSD Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised completely of volunteers who are brought together by their love and respect for the breed.
We are all dedicated to the rescue and placement of German Shepherd Dogs in need. Our goal is to find and place every dog into a supportive and loving permanent home.
Rescue is not just about taking dogs and finding homes. It is about doing the right thing, for the dog – for the human. It’s about listening to your heart and following cold trails of information. It’s about doing the right thing, always.
What Drives Us
True North is dedicated to providing rescue and assistance to German Shepherd Dogs in need who meet our placement criteria. We are committed to finding permanent, loving homes for these unique and special dogs.
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How long does it take to get a dog?
Once your application is received and approved, we like to have the home visit completed within two weeks. This is a very important part of the process and we would like to have everyone who will be living with the dog present.
Where do you get your dogs?
Many of the dogs come from shelters but sometimes they are surrendered by owners for various reasons. All of our rescue dogs are temperamentally assessed based on our placement criteria. Only dogs that meet this criteria are accepted into True North GSD Rescue.
Additionally, they will be micro chipped, have the required vaccinations and will be spay/neutered prior to being permanently placed. We will also ensure each pup is noted for any physical challenges. All will be completed prior to placing the dogs into their permanent homes to ensure the best fit for you and our rescue dogs.
How do I adopt a dog?
Please visit the application page and click ” Application Process” to review the application process. If you have additional questions, please contact us!
If I already have a dog(s), can I adopt?
Part of the home visit will be an opportunity to meet household and pet members. If you already have a dog, once you have been approved to adopt and identified a potential dog to adopt, we would require a meet and greet with the dog(s) in your home to ensure they will make good companions.
Can I adopt a puppy?
We receive an amazing amount of applications for puppies. Sometimes we receive hundreds therefore, we will review the first 50 applications to ensure we find the best permanent home.