SINGLE-DWELLING HOMES, NO LANDLORDS
Why? One of the top reasons dogs are surrendered is due to landlord issues.
FENCED YARDS, NO UNDERGROUND FENCING
Why? The underground fencing system used alone has continually shown to fail in keeping the GSD breed contained. After so many negative experiences with electronic fencing, the rescue has been forced to only allow a physical fence.
RESIDE WITHIN 100 MILES OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Why? The rescue simply doesn't have the time to drive hundreds of miles if family refuses to return an unwanted dog.
Why? This breed is not for every family. The rescue requires adopters to have knowledge of the breed so that the likelihood of return is minimal. Because this breed is beautiful, they are continually being purchased or adopted without proper research. If one doesn't know the correct spelling of the breed, they likely don't know enough about the breed to make a proper decision on owning one.
GSDs use their mouths. They "HERD" and PROTECT. Moving objects such as small animals and small children are subject to being herded. They are VOCAL. If you want a low-energy and quiet dog, this is not the right choice for you. Please research the German Shepherd Dog breed before making a commitment to them.
Below are the top 5 reasons GSDs are surrendered:
1) Bite incident
2) Landlord complaint
3) Too protective of home/yard. Cannot safely have friends or family visit.
4) Dog aggression with another dog
5) Too much energy and attention needed