German Shepherd pups are available from German Shepherd Rescue and Adoptions of North Carolina, New York Canine and Wa-Bo German Shepherds of California. Pups of all ages are available from specialized German Shepherd rescues and shelters, while breeders generally sell young puppies.
German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption is an animal shelter based in the South that specializes in German Shepherds. It offers dogs under a year in age based upon availability.
As of 2016, New York Canine offers German Shepherd puppies bred in New York state by professional animal trainer Jeanette Rix. The dogs are from working bloodlines, meaning they are not show dogs.
Wa-Bo German Shepherds are show line dogs bred for presentation in breed competitions. Most of the dogs come from Southern California, but the organization imports some from Germany.