There are German Shepherd rescue shelters in Pennsylvania, such as the Save A Shepherd Rescue Alliance and the German Shepherd Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania.There are also local animal shelters that may have German Shepherds available for adoption despite not specializing in the breed.
Local animal shelters often list their dogs, including German Shepherd dogs, on websites, such as Adopt-A-Pet and PetFinder. The Save a Shepherd Rescue Alliance is located in Hartfield, Pennsylvania, and is a non-profit rescue organization that focuses on taking purebred German Shepherd dogs and providing them with a new home. They take dogs that have been abandoned, left at animal shelters or that are surrendered by their existing family. In order to adopt a German Shepherd from the Save A Shepherd Rescue Alliance, applicants must complete an application and pay the adoption fee.
The German Shepherd Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania is also a nonprofit rescue organization and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The organization is committed to finding purebred German Shepherd dogs and mixed German Shepherd dogs. The organization is limited to shelters in the Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Bucks and Montgomery country areas. The application process involves an application and application fee. The application helps to sort out the existing lifestyle of the adoptive family and helps the workers match families to dogs based on their personality and lifestyle needs. This organization also offers a newsletter that sends out stories and photos of German Shepherds who have been adopted or need to be adopted.