Available German Shepherds

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Available Dogs

Once a new dog has been welcomed into our rescue, we give them a few weeks to settle in and get comfortable. Once our fosters have a good understanding of who they are, we then begin the adoption process where we match the dog to a family or person that is the best fit. 


Meet Niko, a handsome young man looking for a new best friend. Due to a family move, 10 month old Niko has joined our rescue and is hoping to share some of his sunshine with you! Tail always wagging, Niko is amazingly affectionate and adores to be pet and loved on. He enjoys snacks and takes treats so gently! Niko has some basic obedience, but he is eager to learn more. This boy is an absolute gem and will be the ideal lifelong companion. If you think you and Niko may get along (he gets along with everyone), please apply to adopt him!
GSD experienced applicants please apply!

Echo – Pending Adoption

Echo is a country girl, brought up on a farm, looking to start a new adventure in the big city. This beautiful, intelligent and gentle 12 month old puppy is absolutely gorgeous. Echo is a petite and soft-hearted female who is starting her new life. She is biddable and responding well to training, she LOVES snacks! She recently joined her foster family and is settling in. Echo loves to play with her toys and other pups. We do know she is a special girl who will be an amazing lifelong friend to her adopters; she is the epitome of the breed.

GSD experienced applicants please apply!


German Shepherds are the second most popular dog in the United States.

There are millions of dog lovers living in the United States and each dog owner has their own personal favorite breed of dog. The German Shepherd Dog is the second most popular breed of dog in the United States. The primary reason for this is this is such a diverse animal. They are popular family pets and work in a variety of capacities, such as performing dogs, guard dogs, show dogs, and dogs that serve the police or the military. As they are kept as both pets and working dogs, this accounts for the high numbers of these animals that live in the United States.

German Shepherds are the third most intelligent breed in the world.

One trait for which German Shepherd Dogs are well-known for besides their beauty, is their intelligence. According to scientists and dog experts, this breed is the third most intelligent breed of dog. This ranking was given by Stanley Coren in the book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’. The TWO Breeds that are considered more intelligent than a German Shepherd Dog are Border Collies and Poodles. According to Coren, a German Shepherd Dog will usually learn a simple task after only five repetitions. 95% of the time they will obey the first command they are given. It is this intelligence that has made them so popular as working 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.