While the rescue wants all the shepherds to go to great homes, it must be selective to avoid a return. This rescue/sanctuary pulls German Shepherd Dogs from shelters simply to save their lives, not based on how adoptable they may be. If you're seeking a GSD that is under two years of age, good with small children, several other pets and visitors, this rescue may not be your best choice.

Interested and experienced GSD families may first complete the simple online 

Temperament Questionnaire (link below) in order to determine if a current GSD is a good match. SERIOUS ADOPTERS ONLY.

Once the Temperament Questionnaire has been received and reviewed, interested families will receive an email within one day if the rescue has a good match. At that time, photos of current GSDs that match a families needs are provided via email. An online Adoption Application link is then provided.

All adopted GSDs are considered Foster-to-Adopt for a grace period of 4 days, or until any outstanding medical is completed by the rescue to finalize adoption. 

IMPORTANT: The rescue cannot test for cat friendliness. For those who currently have dogs, and want assurance of dog-to-dog compatibility, an outside professional assessment by Indy Downtown Doggie is available for a nominal fee. Families are provided a 5-day grace period to ensure compatibility.