We are located in Eastern PA, between Allentown and Pottsville. We do adopt to families outside of PA in surrounding states such as NJ, upstate NY, OH, DE, MD, VA, VT, NH and other New England states. However, interested adopters must make an appointment & travel to our location with their entire family (human & canine) to meet prospective dogs. We do not transport our dogs to adopting families. We also have an adoption coordinator located near Pittsburgh, PA who helps re-home shelter and owner-surrendered GSD's in eastern Ohio and western PA.


Please feel free to E-MAIL US if you would like more info on a dog or if you have questions. We'll do our best to reply in a timely manner.


Click the link above to complete our online adoption application. The info you provide will allow us to match you with a German Shepherd appropriate for your family & lifestyle. 

Previous Approved Adopters

If you are interested in adopting another German Shepherd you DO NOT have to fill out another application if you have already been approved in the year 2019 or 2020. All you have to do is e-mail us with your first and last name and wait to hear back from us. Please click here to E-MAIL US .

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Please allow us up to two weeks to review your application & contact your references. We will advise you when your application has been approved.


After your application has been approved, we can schedule your family for a Meet & Greet with available dogs. Arrangements will be made for you, all of your resident family members, and any of your existing dogs to meet the prospective Shepherd(s) at our location. Our decades of experience with German Shepherds allows us to match you with a dog appropriate for your lifestyle.  


All of our GSD's will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, de-wormed and tested prior to adoption. Our adoption fee is $300.

Please understand that the dog you are interested in today may already have applications pending. We

process applications promptly, but do not adopt on a "First Come, First Served" basis. Rather, our goal is

to match each individual dog with the best possible home. If you have submitted an application, and the

dog you were interested in is adopted in the meantime, don't be discouraged. We take in new rescue dogs

frequently. With your approved application already on file, you will be able to schedule a Meet & Greet right away with any new dogs that fits your preferences.

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