Welcome to Freedom German Shepherd Rescue! We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) rescue comprised solely of unpaid volunteers that share the common goal of saving neglected, abused, and abandoned German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes from shelters, owners who can no longer keep them and partner rescues. Currently, we can only adopt to residents of North Carolina and South Carolina at this time.

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Featured Dog - Sweetheart

Hello! My name is Sweetheart! I’m a 70 lb., almost two-years-old rocket of love and fur!

I was found as a stray so we aren’t sure about my history. I was pregnant (mama of the Sweets Litter) when found, but my babies have all gotten older and found homes of their own. Now it’s my turn to find my happy ending! When I first came to my foster mom I was nervous, but warmed up quickly. It was extra difficult because they had just treated me for heart worms, so I couldn’t play or get my energy out. I’ve since been given the all clear, so now I’m making up for lost time. When I don’t have the zoomies I love to lay on my foster mom. My sense of spatial awareness is lacking and as a result I’ve almost taken my foster mom out several times.. .she says it isn’t funny because I could hurt her but I still get a kick out of it. I consider the Miley Cyrus song “Wrecking Ball” my anthem. I could use some work on my manners, so it’s important that my adopter is someone who is willing to work with me. I will sit for my dinner and on occasion lay down, but I still pull on the leash and jump. I have previously lived with a four year old child and did really well with him. I do not like cats, though. The stray cats in my foster moms neighborhood tease me and I get upset. I am dog friendly, but I can sometimes be awkward with other dogs, so it’s important that I have slow introductions, without outside items like toys, bones, etc. being in the mix. I can be a bit of a hoarder of the items I consider mine. I am potty trained and crate trained (airline crate is best), but I don’t particularly enjoy the crate, so my foster mom leaves me out of it. I am a very smart girl and have opened the refrigerator door and outside door before, so it’s a good idea to make sure everything is locked if you leave me out and about. A fenced in yard is probably best for me considering my energy level and how much I love to play! If you would like to be my human pillow and furever cuddle buddy, please reach out to your adoption coordinator. If you do not yet have an adoption coordinator, please complete an adoption application at www.freedomgermanshepherdrescue.org. *Our volunteers process applications as quickly as they can, however it can take a little time. For this reason, the specific dog you apply for may not be available by the time your application is processed. If that happens we will do our best to find another perfect match for your family.*

More about Sweetheart
Not good with cats
Good with kids
Good with adults: All
Reaction to new people: Friendly
House trained
Birth date: 2/14/2021 (not exact)
Ears: Erect
Activity level: Moderately Active
Exercise needed: Moderate
Yard required
Requires fence: 6 foot
Has Basic Training
Owner experience needed: Breed


The 2nd Saturday of each month 

Unleashed Cary - Crescent Commons
2066 Kildaire Farm Rd.

May 13th, 11 am - 1 pm
June 10th, 11 am - 1 pm
July 8th, 11 am - 1 pm
August 12th, 11 am - 1 pm

Fermentation Science Trivia Night
March 30th, 7 pm - 9 pm
Waterline Brewing Co 
Wilmington, NC

$1/pint will be donated to Freedom GS Rescue 

Unleashed Spring Fling
April 8th, 12 pm - 6 pm
Koka Booth Amphitheater
Cary, NC

Sandhills Dog Fair
April 15th, 10 am - 2 pm
The Pinehurst Arboretum
Pinehurst, NC



Freedom German Shepherd Rescue
PO Box 624
La Grange, NC 28551


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