• Westside German Shepherd Rescue Westside German Shepherd Rescue


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Mission Statement

Westside German Shepherd Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit. We rescue German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes, and any dog we feel we can place successfully in a reasonable time. We are not just limited to German Shepherds. If a dog we are saving comes in with another breed we would want the flexibility to keep the dogs together. If Westside comes across a very adoptable dog, regardless of breed, who is not being saved by another rescue, we would like to be the last chance for that dog. We screen applicants, we have adoption counselors work with each potential adopter. We do a review of the property, we have adopters sign contracts and we are responsible for the dog for the rest of his/her life. All dogs receive the medical care they need and are spayed or neutered.


Westside is looking for volunteers who are able to come to the rescue on an ongoing basis and walk the wonderful dogs who are waiting for their forever homes. Walking hours are 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., seven days a week and volunteers are able to set their own schedule. We provide a one-time orientation class prior to meeting and walking the dogs. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. If you'd like to walk and spend time with these magnificent dogs please contact Westside at: wgsr.volunteer@gmail.com.


Average Review 3 reviews

Would you recommend Westside German Shepherd Rescue?

by Donna S. from LA Canada, CA (August 7, 2018)
The orientations happen several times a month. They only last 30 minutes and then you can walk dogs. How nice is that? They rescue many dogs and they need walks. You can walk them everyday all day long. These people care.
by terrell m. from LOS ANGELES, CA (July 19, 2017)
i ride my bike coming from school mon thru thurs and i see the volunteers walking these magnificient creatures. i want to be apart of that family. besides im a dog lover.
by Melissa P. (December 23, 2015)
Amazing organization but volunteering opportunity is not easy. They have set times for orientation and it seems like they want a long-term commitment upfront. We were trying to volunteer time during the holidays season 100 hours late December to mid- January and they turned us down because we couldn't immediately commit to time after January. We had several communications with the key person (not Lynne as listed on this site) and she was very inflexible. It's such a shame because we were told they have 90+ dogs in need of walking and although we weren't able to make a firm commitment past the 100 hours -- we thought that would be more than welcome!