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Mission Statement

Southeast German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, dedicated to saving lives and creating lasting change for unwanted, neglected, and abandoned German Shepherd Dogs. Our focus is to ensure that each dog we rescue is protected, provided with appropriate medical attention, trained, well nourished, and able to thrive in a loving home. SGSR is committed to employing all of our resources to ensure that each of these amazing dogs is given the chance at a healthy, happy life. That is why our mission is to -

Rescue, Rehab & Rehome


Southeast German Shepherd Rescue was founded by a group of very dedicated, hard-working volunteers, who share a love of this noble breed. We make a lifetime commitment to each dog we rescue. Our goal is to give each rescue dog a strong foundation for a successful future by providing quality medical, proper nutrition, basic manners and training. The SGSR team has over 20 years of shared experience in this field. We believe that a proper foundation is the key to a successful adoption in a safe and loving forever home!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We work as a team to ensure that the highest standards of care are given to our rescued dogs and value each and every volunteers contribution.

We support each other's efforts to build and promote our rescue's presence within the communities we serve. While our greatest need is for foster homes and monetary support, you do not need any special talent or experience to volunteer - other than a desire to help these wonderful dogs. Volunteers are greatly needed to fill many operational duties. Please check our website to apply to be a volunteer with SGSR.

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Average Review 3 reviews

Would you recommend Southeast German Shepherd Rescue?

by Rachel B. (May 13, 2016)
We had a trial with a dog that was being fostered in NC(8hrs from us) we brought him home he was a complete nightmare. He had serious behavior issues and in his 14 days on trial, he did not ever get comfortable at home. He did enjoy playing with our dog, however his erratic behavior and hyperness when playing was too much for her. We brought him to our vet for a check up during this time as you are supposed to do and she saw his high anxiety levels. She recommended he be put on medication as well as go through rigorous training. My husband and I decided to bring him back at the end of his trial because we knew it was not the right fit for him. When talking to our coordinator 3 months later about adopting another animals, particularly a puppy I had generously donated to for surgery and she said we were no longer welcomed adopters and she would be removing our application. Disgusting to think they don't mean trial when you adopt. If it doesn't work the 1sttime they wantto write you off!
by Nathan D. (December 10, 2015)
Thank you SGSR. You took a puppy from a humane society that already had a home. On Tuesday my family ,my wife my 3 year old and myself, went to said humane society and to see a German Shepherd puppy. We decided we would like to adopt him. We filled out the paperwork and was set to pick him up Friday. We we bought a new crate and some toys for him. We have been asking our little girl if she is exited about the new puppy. Then we get a call Thursday morning saying he was given to your people by accident. The woman who we talked to doesn't work on Wednesday but said set he left a note for the people that do, but unfortunately they didn't see the note before giving him to you. Thank goodness Heather from the board is so understanding. She told us that it's to late now he is with the rescue and their is nothing we can do other than fill out their application wait tell they finish training him and hope that we will be considered for the German Shepherd we were already promised.
by Vincent F. (January 28, 2014)
Cheryl at SGSR was quick to recognize my genuine offer to help out. I may have been lucky that I was in the right place at the right time, but I can tell you this; she knows how to interact with someone and seal the deal. She made my nervous foray in to helping dogs in need painless. I was able to help her and most of all a loving family and a thankful dog. I cannot express enough the consideration that I was given and truly unnecessary heaps of thanks that came after. In closing, my dealings with SGSR have only just begun. There are many ways you can help these animals in need and I would invite everyone to explore all of them. I look forward to the personal gratification that comes with doing something and the unmistakable love seen in the eyes of those helped to blossom in my heart and touch my soul for many years to come. Thanks guys!
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