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Lonely GSD in the shelter

For only 75¢ a day you can help us pay for one month of food for a rescued German Shepherd.

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Donate Funds, including sponsoring a dog

All rescue dogs in our program are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, transported, fed and housed. Since German Shepherd Dogs often have additional medical issues such as hip dysplasia or irritable bowel syndrome, we often accrue other high medical costs for x-rays and diagnostic tests. And there are our Special Needs medical issues dogs that need more extensive treatment such as those needing amputations or joint replacement prior to adoption.

As an all-volunteer organization we rely entirely on donations in order to continue our mission of rescuing and successfully rehoming German Shepherd Dogs in need.  We have several ways you can donate funds.

Sponsorship allows you to pay for the care and cost of one of our dogs while it waits for it new forever home. All donated funds will go to cover that dog's expenses. If a certain dog's expenses are completely covered we will let you know so you can use the donation towards another dog. You can sponsor part or all of a dog's expenses, and a monetary contribution can be made to directly pay for the costs of one of our specific rescue German Shepherds on a monthly basis while it is in our program. Our base expenses are:

Vaccinations: $35 (if done by a shelter) - $100 (if done by a vet)
Spay/Neuter: $200 (on average)
Microchip: $25
Board: $15 per day
Medications for routine shelter-related disease like Kennel Cough: $35
Collars/Tags: $5
Flea Control: $20
Worming Medication: $20
Food: $20 per month

Additional medical costs include:

X-Rays: $125 for the first and $50 - $80 for each additional
Diagnostic Tests: $35 - $500 or more

Typical additional medications include:

Antibiotics, Ear Medication, etc.: $35 - $50 per treatment
Arthritis Pain Medication: $50 - $150 per month
Pancreatic Enzymes for EPI: $150 per month

Pet Food Express My Mutt Program

You can help Golden State German Shepherd Rescue and make your rescued pet a Bay Area celebrity at the same time.  By donating to a rescue of your choice you can have a special poster of your rescued pet hung in your selected Pet Food Express store for a year.  See details of the My Mutt Program sponsored by Pet Food Express. 

Pet Food Express also has a program that will give you 20% off the purchase of food and other items and will ship them to the rescue of your choice for free.  Visit the Pet Food Express Donation Program page for more information on how to donate to GSGSR and get this special deal.

Planned Gift Giving

Golden State German Shepherd Rescue accepts planned gift giving in the form of stocks, bonds, or donations included in your will or trust. You can also designate Golden State German Shepherd Rescue as a beneficiary on life insurance policies, retirement plans and annuities. If you would like to know more about these options please contact us.

To donate funds or sponsor a dog, please make your donation check payable to GSGSR and mail it to:

Golden State German Shepherd Rescue
Post Office Box 2956
Alameda, CA 94501

If you would like your donation to go to a specific dog or specific cost (such as boarding) please indicate it on the memo field of your check.

We also accept Credit Cards, e-checks, and direct transfers through Paypal:

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