Instead of posting photos of all the GSDs, it is more efficient to show approved families, dogs that are appropriate for their specific needs.


Interested adopters will receive the online adoption application via email. Please review the requirements before inquiring about adoption. Please know, the rescue saves dogs that are harder to adopt so homes with experienced GSD experience is required. Homes without small children, small animals, or other pets are highly preferred.


Please send an email of interest to: 

Subject: Interested in Adoption

Please note age, gender, and temperament requirements. Confirm you meet the requirements. 

Kindly allow two days for a response.



Once the submitted application has been received and reviewed, adopters will receive a call to discuss specific needs of each family. This is to ensure, prior to meeting in person, that the rescue has a good match ensuring a safe and pleasant experience.

If potential match is found, adopters have a 5-day grace period. If adopted GSD is not a good match, the shepherd must returned directly to the rescue and a full refund is provided.

Personal dogs are not allowed. All family members must be present during open house. Only one meeting per family is available due to time constraints of running a dog kennel. Please plan accordingly. 

IMPORTANT: The rescue cannot test for cat friendliness. For those who currently have dogs, and want a full assessment of potential shepherd, an outside professional assessment by a Master Trainer is available through Indy Downtown Doggie for a nominal fee. Families are provided a 7-day grace period to ensure compatibility.

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