Our adoption process is designed to help you find the right dog for your family, while ensuring each dog is placed into a permanent, safe, and loving home. If you are interested in a specific dog or would like to be pre-approved as you start looking for that perfect dog, please fill out our adoption application. We will then contact you to begin the process, which will involve a home visit, reference checks, and a meet-and-greet with your current dogs, if any. Please note that we will not set up meet-and-greets until you have been approved. All currently owned dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered if over 1 year old. Please remember that Idaho German Shepherd Rescue is run by volunteers who have full-time jobs, so we ask for your patience in this process.
Our adoption fees help us offset the transportation, veterinarian, and care costs of our rescue dogs. We ask for a minimum adoption fee donation of $400 for a puppy under 1 year old, $350 for an adult dog 1 thru 6 years old, and $200 for an adult dog 7 years and older.
Please remember that the dog descriptions above are based only upon our observation of the dog since the time it was rescued. For example, if we say that a rescue dog gets along with children, cats, or other dogs, this description is likely based upon the dog's interactions in a foster home. While this information may be helpful, we cannot be certain of how a dog will do with children or pets in your home. If you are considering adopting, we encourage you to have all family members and current pets meet your potential dog.