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. Due to limited volunteer availability, we can only adopt to residents of North Carolina at this time.

Featured Dog - Ruger

~~My name is Ruger and I’m an 18 month old, 70 pound, male, half Belgian Malinois, half German Shepherd. Don’t worry – I‘m not a weapon, though. I’m a lover, not a fighter. I was surrendered to the shelter because my owner could not handle me. I don’t understand why because she had me for only six months and I had already been trained. I know all of the basic commands like sit, stay and heel, go willingly into my crate and am housebroken. I love everybody I meet and run from dogs that try to attack me. I may not be everyone’s cup of tea because I’m a mixture of two working line breeds. My foster mom told me not to worry, though. She said sometimes being a shot of whiskey is being better than being a cup of tea anyways. Although I am energetic, my foster mom doesn’t think that I am working line. I am very, very strong and will pull when I’m being walked. I just get so excited to see and do everything!! My foster mom is continuing to work on my leash manners. I don’t have any ball drive but I enjoy toys and am extremely food motivated. Call me what you want, just don’t call me late for dinner LOL I love people of all ages and dogs of all sizes. I was afraid of the cats that I met at the animal shelter. Sometimes I think I’m a lap dog and lay in my foster mom’s lap. I really enjoy spending being around my person and am very friendly when I meet new people. When I’m feeling extra content, I like to show her how much I like her by chewing on her hands. She is trying to teach me that no one likes that. Because of that, I should probably go to a home with older children. I’d also prefer to go to a home with another playful dog. If my future adopter doesn’t have a dog for me to play with, he or she needs to be really active to help me get my energy out. If you think you can offer me my furever home, please complete an adoption application. I am being fostered in Fayetteville.

Colt is in pain and he needs your help! Freedom German Shepherd is having a fundraiser to help Colt.

Remember Colt, the one year old that had a severe case of demodex mange when he came into the rescue? He needs your help!

He has recently been diagnosed with elbow dysplasia (fragmented medial coronoid) by NCSU's Veterinary School. That means he has a fragment of bone in his elbow that needs to be removed to alleviate the constant pain he experiences.

NCSU's Veterinary School has created a comprehensive plan for Colt that includes surgery, medication, and a process called Platelet Rich Plasma, which uses his own blood to help in the healing process. This is a procedure that he needs done immediately so he can get back to being the pain free, playful puppy that he deserves to be.

On behalf of Colt, we are asking for our village to help with raising money so he can have this surgery. Please help us reach our goal of $4500! There is no donation that is too small. Also, please share Colt's story with your family and friends!

We are a 501(c)(3) so all donations are tax deductible.



Freedom German Shepherd Rescue
PO Box 410
Rolesville, NC 27571


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