Surrender a GSD

We understand that sometimes it’s just not possible to keep a pet. We know that giving up your GSD may be heartbreaking, but putting your pet’s welfare first, sometimes means making difficult decisions. When people take their dog to a shelter or rehome them online, the outcome is totally unpredictable. We are dedicated to saving German Shepherd Dogs, so if you must give up your GSD, we are here to help.  We have a thorough, multiple step screening process for all potential adopters, which ensures that your GSD will be placed in a safe and loving home..

Please note that we receive a large number of surrender requests, and we will do our best to accept your dog(s) as soon as space becomes available. This will depend on the resources and fosters we have available. Keep in mind that this is a volunteer-run organization. 

If you need to surrender your GSD, complete the Dog Surrender Request Form below to submit a request to our Intake team. If we cannot contact you by email, it will be extremely difficult to process your request. Please understand that for legal / liability reasons, we cannot take in stray dogs OR dogs who have any history of bites/aggression.

GHGSDR Dog Surrender Request Form