About Garden State German Shepherd Rescue

Welcome to the Garden State German Shepherd Rescue web site. We are a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming German Shepherd Dogs. We are a full service rescue and referral organization serving New Jersey and surrounding areas.

GSGSR foster dogs are rescued from shelters and pounds in New Jersey where most were facing euthanasia. Once in our program our dogs receive all necessary medical attention, which can range from updating vaccinations, spay/neutering, to more intensive surgical care if necessary. We also provide an owner referral service, where GSGSR works with the current owner to provide a new and loving home for their German Shepherd.

In Memory of Laura Thomsson


It is with much sadness that we remember Laura Thomsson, a founding member of Garden State German Shepherd Rescue who recently passed away too early at the age of 54 years old. Laura was instrumental in starting our organization and played a crucial role in rescuing many German Shepherds from dire circumstances. Laura was an inspiration to all of us at Garden State and in the rescue community. We have made a memorial page for Laura.

Featured Garden State German Shepherd Dog

Hasso - 4 years old

Hasso - 4 year old male

Check out one of our newest pups and his newest pictures - Hasso. Hasso is a good looking boy, with nice classic red and tan colorings.

He has lived with three other German Shepherds and would blossom in a home with big dog experience. Help make Hasso summer a happy one and consider adopting him.