North Dakota German Shepherd Rescue


Rayna and Bentley have been adopted!!!

Sarah: "I write this email with a very heavy heart. We have 2 amazing 3 year old German Shepherds. Our neutered male Bentley and our unspayed female Rayna. Both incredible loving family members. Our son is a year old now and with every option and precaution we have taken leading up to this, has severe asthma and allergies to the dogs. Our dogs were our lives. They have slowly been confined to smaller spaces to now primarily outside, in proper conditions. It's just not fair. Rayna is very mellow and loving. Bentley has definitely become more high strung and full of energy, but equally loving. Both crave that family bond and attention again, but this last stay at the hospital with my son was too close. We have to do what is best for all of us. It KILLS us and absolutely breaks my heart.  It's not a priority to stay together. We just need what's best for our fur babies :'( "

 Bentley will fetch a ball until our arm would fall off as well as LOVES pulling our daughter in her sled. Rayna not so much. She prefers a quick min and will often be greedy about the ball and then go lay down with it. Both have been a clean bill of health! Bentley has always gotten along with other dogs and although Rayna and Bentley are companions, I would say Rayna would do better with slow introduction. She is VERY protective of us and obviously saw other dogs as a threat. Both are great with cats. Sometimes, Bentley will try playing with our Big Tom cat, but with a snap of our fingers, he stops. Oh one thing I should mention about Bentley also is that he is not fond of fireworks/gun fire.

Please email if interested

Courtesy Postings: These dogs are not in the care of Gaardog Shepherds and are being posted as a courtesy to their owner. Unless specifically stated to the contrary, Gaardog Shepherds has not evaluated, met, or in any other way, interacted with these animals. Consequently, Gaardog Shepherds makes no representation as to the temperament, health, or suitability of these dogs.





We are a virtual Shepherd rescue (do not house dogs here, only post them on the website). We help match people by keeping a list of people who are looking for an adult Shepherd and people who can no longer care for theirs for one reason or another. If you are either of these, please call 701-850-5657 or email

We are also looking for foster homes, people willing to house and care for a GSD until a forever home can be found.



If you feel you can no longer keep your pet:

  • Ask friends, family, relatives, co-workers and anybody you know to help get the word out that you are looking for a home for your pet.  There is a good chance that somebody might know somebody who knows somebody, and so on, who is looking for a pet.  It will be a much smoother transition for your pet to move from your home into a new home versus going to a homeless animal shelter.
  • Put an ad in the newspaper. Ask for a re-homing fee - only give away to people you know. Remember, you don't have to give your dog to the first person who answers the ad.  Don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions, or even ask to see where your pet would be living.  Use your best judgment when interviewing potential new owners, and go with your gut feeling about people.
  • Place a free ad with us. We ask that potential adopters fill out a questionnaire first before giving them your contact info.
  • Make flyers to hang around town.  Ask storeowners if you may place flyers in their store.  Try to post flyers in high traffic locations - grocery stores, animal supply stores, veterinary clinics and gas stations, for example.
  • Call your local humane society.  Try to use this as a last resort.  Owner-surrendered animals have a harder time adjusting to shelter life, and in many cases, become depressed or develop anxiety.



The Mondak Humane ociety
Williston, ND
701-577-PETS (7387)


The Central Dakota Humane Society
Mandan, ND

4 Luv of Dog Rescue
Fargo, ND
701- 205-0190.

Fargo, ND


Souris Valley Animal Shelter
Minot, ND

Montana German Shepherd Rescue
Hamilton, MT

 Paws for Life Animal League and Riverton Animal Adoption Center
Riverton, WY

Snow Capped Shepherd Rescue
White Shepherd Rescue
Denver, CO



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