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Happy Tails!

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Happy Tails!

Once one of our dogs has been adopted, we give them a few weeks to settle in and get comfortable. The fosters keep in touch with the new family to ensure we can support them and their new family member throughout this transition. It is important that everyone is settling in and are happy. True North GSD Rescue family is a lifetime resource for our adopters and we even pup-sit sometimes!

We take tremendous pride in our dogs’ stories and the adoption process. We ensure that each and every home is safe, a great fit and we stay in touch with our adopted dogs and their families for a lifetime. Our rescue is a resource for all of our adopter families and we always want to be there for them to ensure a happy and successful adoption process. We love receiving updates and pictures!  Here are some of the stories of the dogs that we’ve rescued:


This adorable 6 month old puppy joined our rescue after having a tough start at life. We immediately took him in and starting working on removing his fox tails. Once he settled into his foster home, he was enjoying playing with his foster siblings and parents. He loves to swim, train and sometimes even relax with his foster mom around the puppy pool.

Maverick is a confident little male who is so very gentle, patient and very sweet. He is a playful happy puppy who meets people and pups nicely and will make an excellent new family member. We all agree he is a gentle and very sweet little pup! His new family knew he was the one and he is a lucky pup!

He has been enjoying the world with his new family including visiting new places! We wish you the best life and cannot wait to hear of your adventures!


When rescues work together, it’s great for everyone! We had the dog, Northwest German Shepherds had an adopter looking for a pup to join their family. We thought they would be a perfect pair.
From the moment his new family laid eyes on him, they knew it was a perfect match. His sweet face and gentle spirit won their hearts over instantly.⁠ Ruger has been spending lots of time walking along the beach, swimming and playing with his new family. He is such a gentle and sweet pup.
We are so excited for you Ruger and can’t wait to hear of all the amazing adventures you embark on in your new life. Congratulations and welcome to the True North GSD Rescue adopted pack!


Sweet Etta hit the lottery! She was placed into a wonderful foster home with experienced loving handlers and two GSD foster brothers. They soon made the decision they wanted this little gem to be part of their family. We are so happy for everyone!

Etta is so full of life and loves playing with her toys (especially her lamb chomp and rainbow ball) and running around the yard with them! (She thinks she’s super duper fast.⚡️) She also enjoys hanging out with her foster brothers at the lake and walking with them.

She will undoubtedly have an amazing life with her new family!  Congratulations and welcome to the True North GSD Rescue adopted pack!


She found her forever home with an AMAZING family that was an instant bond from the second they met.
In her new home, Kleio loves playing “find” as well as swimming, walks to the local park, and of course, enjoying time with her mom. She has an active life now and she is the perfect pup for it!
She has a wonderful new family and an amazing mom who loves her so much!
Congratulations to this incredibly sweet girl and her fantastic second chance in life. We cannot wait to hear of all the adventures you embark on!


Athena is as sweet as they come. She is happy to greet everyone with a sniff and a few licks. This beautiful Sable German Shepherd just turned 1 year old and is an absolute love. Athena was well cared for by her previous family but due to life changes, they entrusted us to ensure she will forever be taken care of and happy.

She is happy whether relaxing with a chew bone with her humans, hiking or trying new sports, she is game! Athena found her new family that will show her a patience, fun and a loving life. She is one lucky girl!


Sara is a beautiful and gentle 3 year old German Shepherd who was looking for a forever home. No fault of her as her humans were moving and could not take her. She enjoys hanging out with her best friend, Kitty! She loves people, belly rubs, and of course, treats! Overall, she is as goofy as she is majestic. Sara enjoys running around in the back yard with her toys, snuggles on the couch, and helping out in the garden!

They contacted us and we were able to courtesy post her in an effort in finding the best new home for this very gentle and sweet pup. Within a couple of weeks, her pawrents identified the family and she is one lucky girl! We wish her the best!


When Gunner set paw into his foster home, he didn’t realize it would be the first step of a spectacular second start.
After his owner dropped him at a shelter, he lacked a family, was scared and wanted the feeling of ‘home’. Within days of being inside his Foster’s loving, caring, and safe environment, he blossomed into the pup he was always meant to be.
Gunner now spends his days playing tag with his older sister, Mabel, training with his new family, playing with his new blue ball and being the best boy possible. Congrats to Gunner and his wonderful furever family. We are so excited to hear about all the adventures you will embark on!


This 2 year old beauty is Onyx. Through our research, we found Onyx to be a high-quality AKC GSD from a well regarded, responsible breeder. We facilitated Onyx’s return to her breeder who welcomed her with open arms. She was recently adopted to an amazing family that already had a young male from Windridge K9!  We love breeders who take responsibility of their pups for their life.


Echo is a country girl, brought up on a farm, who was looking to start a new adventure in the big city. She struck gold! This beautiful, intelligent and gentle 12 month old puppy is absolutely gorgeous, and she is now living her best life with an amazing family. We do know she is a special girl who will be an amazing lifelong friend to her new family; she is the epitome of the breed.


This sweet, beautiful, and loving pup was found wandering a local neighborhood, abandoned by her owners. She found a lovely forever home where she gets to spend time with her wonderful new family, playing in the yard, going on walks, and of course, getting lots of snuggles.


We are incredibly excited to announce that Luna was adopted by a wonderful family and she loves her human siblings who she will have loads of fun with! She is certainly an incredible pup: extremely intelligent, loving, and well deserving of a fantastic home. We can’t wait to hear about all of her adventures and see her again when she’s all grown up!


Hey, that’s not a German Shepherd!⁠
⁠Meet Archer 🏹, he’s not a German Shepherd. He’s a husky, as you could’ve guessed, and he’s joined our rescue! This 14 week puppy settled in nicely.⁠ While we definitely specialize in GSDs, we never say no to a pup in need. He is such a sweet puppy who is calm, very loving and intelligent. He was adopted by the pawfect family, his fosters!


Asher is courageous, confident, and undoubtedly loving. He is one of the most curious and explorative pups we’ve ever had, and he loves to play!

Asher found his forever family and now loves to run around the yard with his brother, go on trips to Home Depot and the park, as well as just hang around the house!


Handsome, sweet, and endlessly loving, Hudson was undoubtedly a gift to our rescue. He is so gentle and king not only to every person he meets, but also to kids and other pups. He is incredibly intelligent yet soft-hearted, and has a very bright future ahead of him. We’re so glad he found his forever home and can’t wait to hear about the adventures he embarks on!


This adorable puppy is an absolute sweetheart with a kind soul and is incredibly gentle. Rollo is very inquisitive about his new world. He loves going on mini adventures in his foster’s backyard, romping in the snow and playing with his stuffed monkey. His new family includes two GSD brothers and a GSD sister. He will have a great life!


Originally found on the streets of Los Angeles at 6 months old, Gretta was saved by a rescue, endured a few surgeries and placed in a nice home. 

Unfortunately after a few years, her adopter passed and she came to us through their family. She is a survivor, keeping her absolute sweetness. Her willingness to persevere through hardship was unbelievable, Gretta welcomed us into her life. 

Now, she is living an incredibly happy life in her forever home, where she gets to play, swim, enjoy meeting people and of course, snuggle up with her humans every day. They love her so much! She is so gentle, sweet and undoubtedly deserves the world. We’re so glad to have saved her and we love receiving updates and pictures of this amazing pup.


Siggi came to us along with his brother, Cypress. He is soft-hearted, sweet and lovable all around. From the beginning, he is a fond cuddler and enjoys exploring the back yard as much as relaxing alongside you. Siggi found his forever home and will always be near and dear to our heart. We look forward to hearing of his adventures in the years to come!


Cypress is a happy-go-lucky puppy, always looking for new ways to experience the world around him and learn something new. He is always an incredibly sweet little boy who loves everyone. His favorite things to do were chase his foster brothers’ tails and explore new parts of the yard. Cypress found his home and we cannot wait to know what amazing things he does in his life!


Trooper was welcomed into our foster care when he was 11 months old. He was shy, timid and scared when we first got him, but within a month he had blossomed into an incredibly confident, strong and loyal companion. Trooper is one of our rescue’s foster failures, and he will definitely be a key member of our rescue family in years to come with his natural kindness for others and for other dogs.


When we accepted Casper as a surrender, we had no idea how amazing, sweet and kind he was going to be. He quickly came out of his shell, showing his true colors and incredibly goofy self. He definitely had a profound impact on our fosters and everyone else he met!

He now lives an incredibly happy and fulfilling life with an older brother. They became best friends almost immediately. We’re so excited for Casper and cannot wait to hear more of his adventures down the road!



Olivia was adopted by an amazing family who will love and care for her forever. We are very grateful for her forever family as she is one of the dogs that remain so sweet and loving despite what life has put them through.

Olivia reminds us that rescue is not just about taking dogs and finding homes; rescue is about doing the right thing, listening to your heart and uncovering forgotten stories to help shine a light on a happy soul. 


Theo was one of our rescue’s foster failures. He embodies the epitome of what German Shepherds are: smart, loyal and goofy. Every day he brings smiles to everyone’s faces that he encounters and sheds a little light on the world around him (and a little fur). He meets every day with confidence and positivity. He has a big heart, a bigger appetite and will be a role model for fosters to come.


Journey was our rescue’s first foster failure. Journey’s transformation from when he came to us has been nothing short of extraordinary. He is so playful, genuine and intelligent, only needing some guidance and a loving home. Journey loves all of the other fosters he gets to play with and is always excited to help with the rescue!


Stella will forever have a special place in our heart as a rescue. She’s had her trials and tribulations and is finally set to live a happy and fulfilling life in a loving home.

She has grown up before our very own eyes and filled into her sparky personality. Throughout puppyhood, she remains the same bold and adventurous pup she’s always been. We can’t wait to see her all grown up in her new home!


Aldo is an extremely sweet 8 year old whose family had to rehome. This pup is very gentle, well mannered and was looking for the perfect family. That family came into his life! He was adopted by a wonderful family and now has a brother whom he enjoys. This lucky pup will live his best life with his pawrent that is retired and spends time gardening, training and playing with him.

We are all very excited for Aldo!


Brodie is a 10 month old puppy who is incredibly sweet and kind. He is very happy to have a second shot at life with a loving and comforting foster home and he will have two foster brothers! He enjoys chasing after toys in the back yard and playing with the hose!

He is currently learning basic commands while settling in with his new foster family. Brodie was very excited to receive new toys and he especially loves his dinosaur. He is very well mannered, crate trained and is an all-around joy to have around the house!



June is 5 1/2 years old, and was breeding puppies. She is an absolute sweet heart and so intelligent, calm and such a beauty! Now enjoying retirement, she is incredibly gentle, kind and sweet and loves to be petted. She’s a survivor nonetheless and has a story to tell, but was looking for a safe and comfortable environment to call her forever home. June is an absolutely beautiful pure bred German Shepherd that is a perfect example of the breed.

June got the lucky ticket and was adopted by an amazing family who have other GSD’s who are equally as sweet. She will enjoy her new life exploring and sharing her time with her loving family and siblings. We are all so very happy for her!


Harper is an almost 2 years old female who was an owner surrender and looking for a safe place. We took her in and although she did not stay with us long before she went to her forever placement, we all fell in love with her. She is just amazing.

She is a beauty, loves her ball and found that she enjoys chewing bones and the stuffed toy ducks. She also received a spa day before she left which included a nice manicure and lots of treats! 

Partnerships & Reunifications 

Sometimes we are called upon by other rescues, families, pet organizations and anything in between to help in any way we can. We are proud to make an impact on other dogs lives that wouldn’t have otherwise found their to our rescue. We help these dogs in a variety of ways, including matching potential adopters/fosters, providing funding for medical care and other expenses, as well as arranging transport if needed to get them somewhere safe and comfortable. Here are some of the beautiful dogs we’ve helped:


We have developed several partnerships with local rescues and businesses since we started our rescue in 2018. We are extremely appreciative of those partnerships because they led us to Greta, searching for a family. We took her into our care through another rescue and finally found her a forever home!

*Greta went to the rainbow bridge November 2022 due to health issues. Our hearts go out to her wonderful adoptive family, they are heartbroken. We are very thankful this sweet, loving angel had such a great family, the family and love that she deserved. We also send thanks to her amazing foster, Denisse, who stuck with this girl to ensure she would be safe. Fly free sweet Greta.


Dieter was transported by us to the breeder who helped facilitate the adoption. He was a sweet pup who enjoyed being active. Dieter is one of the pups that we have the joy of helping through referrals and partnerships with reputable people and other organizations.


Nia is a young, beautiful, very distinctive female. She is super smart and loves to chase balls and play outside especially with other dogs! She also loves riding in the car.

We were alerted to Nia being sold on a social media site and we immediately rescued her. She really enjoys love and affection and playing with other dogs. We worked with another local rescue to place her into a wonderful permanent home where she is thriving and has a best friend. We feel so fortunate to receive yearly updates on her birthday, she is a special girl!


Aldo needed support with transport to his owner who was in the service and had to be relocated. We assisted with funding to reunite her and Aldo.


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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.