We get multiple inquiries daily through our e-mail and Facebook page requesting that we take a dog for various reasons. This could be that someone found a stray or wants to re-home their Shepherd. Many dogs are at risk of being euthanized due to the lack of resources and space at kill and no-kill shelters. We sympathize with you and your situation.
However, our Rescue has a limited number of fosters and space for foster dogs. We are very careful about the dogs we select for foster and rescue. Although we care about these dogs, we simply cannot take all the dogs that we get inquiries for.
I found a stray dog.
Be careful and never force a stray dog to get into your car. Offer the dog food and water if you are able to contain the dog but keep away from your other pets in case of diseases or fights. Try to reunite the dog with its owners. Look for tags and take the dog to a vet to scan for a chip. Post signs around the neighborhood. Look for signs of a lost dog in the area where found. Use social media to notify that the dog is lost. See box for ideas about where to post on-line.
Post the dog on these sites:
I need to surrender my dog. Why can't you take it?
GSRCT is not a shelter. We are a foster-based rescue and we do not accept public intakes without a long-term foster commitment. We simply don't have enough fosters to take all the requested dogs. In order to be adopted, our dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, and heartworm negative or at least started on slow kill for heartworms. Due to liability reasons, we cannot consider any dogs that are aggressive to humans or other dogs. If the dog is having problems with behavior, we recommend getting a trainer. Although it might be costly, training can help you find ways to deal with behavior issues such as dog reactivity. If you need temporary placement, contact a local boarding facility.
If you want to complete a Foster application form, click HERE.