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. 


This adorable 6 month old puppy is an absolute sweetheart! She is very intelligent, loves to learn and is enjoying meeting her new foster siblings and other new friends. While she is settling into her foster home, this pretty girl is learning her leash skills. She is an absolutely beautiful German Shepherd puppy who is a very fast study.

Upon joining the rescue, Luna enjoyed a spa (groomer) day which she thoroughly loved! This young beauty is going to be an amazing companion as she loves being with her people, is very sweet, playful and enjoys being active.

Luna is doing exceptionally well learning her commands, meeting new people and other pups, She is a friendly Female who is excited about life and will be your best friend! She will be ready for new adventures and training as she joins her new family. Experienced GSD applicants please.


Gretchen is a beautiful 5 year old GSD whose owner recently passed. She has been living with family members until she could get into our rescue. Gretchen is a very sweet pup who is young and ready for a new loving and adventurous life! She is happy playing with other family dogs, enjoys her toys and loves being with people. This girl is adorable with her play-bows!

She will be working on renewing her basic commands, leash manners and settling in with her new foster family. Gretchen will enjoy playing with all of her new toys and foster brothers. Walks… she loves those. This girl is well mannered and crate trained and is an all-around joy to have around the house!

This very gentle pup is looking for a patient, fun new family who is GSD experienced and will be her furever home.



We are delighted to welcome Hudson into the rescue! He is  4 1/2 month old puppy that is just beautiful, very sweet and ready to play and have fun. Wile he is settling in with his foster family, he will slowly be introduced to his new foster brothers and sisters. This sweet pup is absolutely gorgeous, very intelligent and soft-hearted.

Although he has only been with us a short time, Hudson is very adaptable and plays quite well. Soon, his foster pawents will start working with him on leash walking and basic commands. He will also be exploring the outside world a little more just to be sure he is ready for it!

Hudson quickly found he likes chewing on bones, chasing his foster pawent and exploring the new backyard and all of his new toys! He will not be ready to be adopted for a little bit however, we are accepting applications. This very gentle puppy is looking for a patient, fun new family who is very GSD experienced and will be his furever home.


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.

Save a Life


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.