Washington German Shepherd Rescue does not operate an animal shelter facility. Rather, we provide temporary homes for rescue dogs through our foster program.
During this transition period, a rescue dog recovers from the stress of an animal shelter or previous home and prepares for a new life with a loving family. A soft bed to rest on, a gentle hand to offer comfort, a safe place during this stressful time--our foster homes are a stable environment that provide all of this and more.
The work of a foster volunteer is both challenging and rewarding. German Shepherd Dogs long for companionship and affection. Big changes, isolation and an uncertain future cause anxiety for these intelligent dogs. When a GSD is pulled from the shelter, he or she may need medical attention, socialization or basic training. Sometimes a rescue dog is malnourished, underweight or overweight. However, GSDs are resilient and eager to learn. They enjoy exercise and bond to their person. Your foster dog will remember you for the rest of his or her life.
Do you have extra room in your home to foster a German Shepherd? Are you thinking about getting a dog, but, perhaps, you're not ready to commit to a 12-15 year lifespan? Fostering could be right for you!
If you would like to become one of our foster homes, please fill out the foster application.