Our adoption fees cover less than half the costs for the average German Shepherd Dog we rescue.

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California is always in need of various items and services, as well as financial donations to help more dogs in crisis. All donations are tax-deductible. Call our Hotline at 1-866-SAVE-GSD if you wish to donate.

Please send financial donations to:
German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California, Inc.
P.O. Box 1930
Cupertino, CA 95015-1930

Here are some things that we could really use:

Dog Stuff

  • Crates:
    • extra large (#500)
    • giant (#700)
    • crate pads
  • Chews for dogs in kennels:
    • large femur/knuckle bones
    • extra-large rawhides
    • large Gumabones (by Nylabone) *no hard plastic Nylabones*
  • Collars: size 26" or bigger
    • nylon/leather with buckle
    • choke chains
  • Leashes: nylon/leather
    • 3' for adoption days
    • 6' for walking
  • Dog food (cans or kibble) (lamb and rice does best for most dogs)
  • Dog treats, biscuits
  • Dog dishes (metal preferred; some dogs are allergic to plastic)
  • Sheepskin or plush dog toys
  • Pet Tabs or dog vitamins
  • Grooming supplies: brushes, shampoo, etc.
  • Flea and tick control products such as Frontline or Defend (which can be purchased at Costco)
  • Extra large plastic dog igloos or houses
  • Keflex (Cephalexin) 500mg (generic infection medication)


  • Clean blankets, towels, sheets, rugs



  • Foster homes
  • Veterinary services
  • Low-cost or no-cost dog boarding facilities
  • Short-term boarding for dogs just rescued from local shelters
  • Transportation of dogs between locations
  • Pick-up of dogs rescued from local shelters
  • Advertising, any media


  • EZ-Up 10x10 or 12x12 pop-up canopy for mobile adoption events
  • Wooden or plastic 5' and 6' tables for events
  • Donated vehicles - These can be sold at auction to benefit GSRNC (tax receipts will be provided)
  • Financial donations to help more dogs in crisis