Shepherds Without Borders is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is foster-based and is 100% volunteer/donation driven. We are based in the Pacific Northwest of the United States; currently active in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California.

We accept owner surrenders of good temperament and our trained volunteers scour shelters in selected areas for the casually discarded, but good dogs who, through no fault of their own, find themselves homeless. All of the German Shepherd Dogs placed through Shepherds Without Borders Rescue have been assessed for temperament before being accepted – we are not a “last chance” rescue and not every dog is accepted.  While the assessment is no guarantee of future behavior, it helps us to understand what the dogs’ preferences and what their needs are.

Fostering or adopting a rescued German Shepherd with our rescue requires an approved application.  To fill out an application, click here:  Adoption/foster application .  All of our dogs are medically stable, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, spayed/neutered (if medically stable/age allowance), treated for internal parasites and tested for heartworm disease (put on prevention) previous to placing in foster or adopter home.  Please keep in mind, we may receive several applications for each dog listed and not everyone is able to meet each dog.  We do not place our dogs with “next in line” mentality – our goal is to place each dog in a family/household that “best matches” the dog, creating a WIN-WIN situation for both the adopter and dog – allowing our return rate to be less than 2% <3 

These dogs are our mission, our passion and our commitment 

  • If you are interested in making a donation please click here (THANK YOU!!):  DONATE
  • If you are interested in making a difference by volunteering, please click here:  VOLUNTEER