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Shepherds Hope Rescue
P.O. Box 5074
Lake Wylie, SC  29710-5001


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Welcome to Shepherds Hope Rescue



Heartful Thanks



Over the years Shepherds Hope has saved many dogs. We thought we'd share with you a plaque we recently presented to say "thank you" to one of the many vets and staff for helping us save some of our special babies. We would like to thank many of you for your generosity and emotional support over the years. We love what we do and we hope we can continue for many years to come.
A very special thanks to our wonderful adopter Helen Murray for taking on this very special project. What a BEAUTIFUL job!
Best wishes,
Donna J. & Jeannie




  We need your Help!


We at Shepherds Hope Rescue desperately need the help of our wonderful friends and supporters.  We have just taken in two wonderful dogs, both owner surrenders, both not spayed or neutered and needing medical attention before we can find them their new forever family.




Dolly is a beautiful one-year-old red sable shepherd who was abandoned and tied to a tree in someone's backyard with a note that said they couldn't take care of her anymore.   A friend contacted us and we just couldn't say no, afraid she might fall into the wrong hands.







And a heartbreaking story of  our beloved Bear, who frequently has shown up on our FB site, needs a new home because his beloved owner is very ill and can't take care of him.  We are so devastated for both Bear and his owner.  We now have Bear in our care and looking for another loving home for him.   

Bear with his Auntie



The medical, housing and transport expenses for these wonderful dogs have put a huge burden on our already slim resources.  By opening your heart you will help us help these amazing dogs and continue to help other shepherds in need.  Please make a donation today, the dogs are counting on you.  


God bless you all.



Dolly, Tiki and Bear Supporters:


Joan Alverson and Sydney

Gunnar and Penny



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Update: 7/15/2016

We are so proud of our Mavrick who is now an official K-9 of the Philadelphia Police Department.  We congratulate Mavrick and his handler Officer O'Brien for their hard work and dedication.  We wish you a long and happy career together and we pray for your safety.  Way to go Mav!!!  

Make us proud.  




AFTER:  Mav with his new family                    BEFORE: Mav wandering the streets


Update 3/28/2016.  Mavrick is doing great during his second week of class.  He is already caught up on his obedience training.  We'll keep you posted.  Go Mavrick, we are rooting for you!



So begins the latest adventure!    Mavrick was found dragging a heavy chain and ended up at a rural shelter in North Carolina with next to no options of being adopted.  German shepherds are not put on the adoption floor and require a rescue to take them.  No one came to claim him.  


After being at the shelter for a few days, the staff saw his crazy energy level and said 'this boy needs a job'.  They contacted us and we went to go and take a look.  As sick as Mavrick was with horrible kennel cough, he was raring to go.  Hung off a towel and almost shredded it, wouldn't give up a ball or squeaky toy for even the most tasty treat.   He's now with his foster mom and upon completion of his isolation, he will be transported and going into K-9 training class with Philadelphia's finest.  Please send up some good thoughts and prayers for our boy.   He is being treated for his kennel cough, will be neutered and we're working on his transport.  


Mavrick hopes a few angels will step forward and donate to help make this possible.  Although we've been bogged down with medical and special food costs for Zeus, we just couldn't let this opportunity pass by for Mav.  


We'll keep you posted.



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Mavrick's Supporters:


For the love of Mavrick: Jane, Dave and Misha 

Linda and Philip Okun
Jane and Dave Doyle




 UPDATE 3/19/2016.  After a 9 1/2 hour drive today, Mavrick is now with the Philly K-9 unit.  What a brave and sweet boy he is.  Here is Mavrick at the halfway point and is waiting for his pickup to start the beginning of his new adventure. We are soooooooooooo rooting for you, our boy.  We know you will make us proud!




We are thrilled to announced that Zeus and Pepper (now Hasso and Heidi) were adopted TOGETHER to the most wonderful home.  Their story truly had a fairy tale ending!






Double the Fun



Zeus and Pepper


Double the fun!  Just under two years old, Zeus and Pepper were given up due to an asthmatic family member.  


Zeus is a gentle giant.  At 81 pounds, he is a good 20 pounds underweight and has suffered with terrible and painful skin allergies.  Our vet determined he has severe food allergies.  We have adjusted his diet, he's receiving medicated baths twice weekly and is on medications.  He will be one majestic boy when he's fully mended!  And just as sweet as they come.


Pepper is the cutest, spunkiest little girl.  She is very petite with charming floppy ears and the softest coat.  She loves to play and will jump up to give kisses freely.


We are looking to place them together.  They have been together since 3 months old.  They are just perfect for a home with lots of love to give and plenty of room to run and play.  


They have won our hearts and we are certain they will win yours, too!!


Pepper                                                    Zeus


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Pepper and Zeus's Supporters:


Todd Haines

In Memory of his beloved Cody



Meet Bear, the newest member of our Shepherds Hope Family.  He's had a really rough start in his short life, but he won't have to worry ever again.




Bear is a handsome young male pure bred German Shepherd who is now available for adoption. At only 11 months old, Bear hasn't had the best start in life but he is definitely ready for a future with a family of his own. Originally purchased as a puppy by the owner of a garage who wanted a GSD to "guard" his business, Bear was simply chained outside and left on his own. But Bear loves people and his owner decided Bear wasn't "doing his job" so he was planning to take Bear out on the highway and set him loose. Fortunately a good samaritan stepped in and Bear's owner agreed to surrender him to rescue instead. Bear has been fully vetted and is now neutered. We are assessing him and teaching him basic manners. He is very smart and learning quickly, he is eager to please. Bear is walking fairly well on leash and is doing great with his pack walks with other dogs. He likes other dogs and wants to play but has never been taught dog manners so that will be the next step in his training once his neuter stitches heal. He loves to ride in the car in his crate. He is loving and sweet, a goofy, happy puppy who is grateful for any love and affection.
Bear is really a large puppy and very strong, he will need an experienced GSD owner who will continue to teach Bear new things and socialize him. Because of Bear's size and energy level, we prefer an adult-only household for him. Bear is available for adoption in NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH CAROLINA and surrounding areas. If you are interested in adopting Bear, please visit Shepherdshoperescue.org and submit an application for review. If you have any questions, you can contact Donna J. at Bluemoonblue13@gmail.com.  Bear may be a bit of a diamond in the rough, but with the right family he is sure to shine.

UPDATE:  1/11/2016


Hi everyone! It's Bear. I'm settling into my foster home and I thought I would give you and update on how I am doing. My tummy was a little upset last night but my foster mom comforted me and I feel much better. I also have something called a "bed." It is the most wonderful thing in the world! I can't believe how lucky I am. I've started learning about manners, too. I'm walking on leash, learning to "sit" and not jump on people. It's all new to me, but my foster mom says I'm really smart and I pick up new things quickly. But you know what the best thing is? I'm with people who love me and give me lots of attention. Oh! I almost forgot. I need to thank everyone who has donated for my care. I've never known such love. More updates later . . .







Hi! My name is Bear and I'm the newest addition to Shepherds Hope. I haven't had the best start in life but I'm safe now and ready for the future. I'm just 11 months old and I have my whole life ahead of me. I was purchased as a puppy and chained up outside a business in downtown Charlotte. My owner wanted me to "guard" the place, whatever that means. All I wanted to do was greet the people who showed up.  I was so lonely! When he realized that I wasn't "doing my job",  he decided he didn't want me anymore and was going to turn me loose! Fortunately, a good samaritan stepped in and called Shepherds Hope. I'm so glad they did because anything could have happened to me. I've gotten a bath and have seen the vet. I'm being neutered next week. Aren't I handsome? My foster mom says that I will be available for adoption soon. I just know my new family is out there waiting for me. Is it you?








Bear's Supporters:



Adriana Herd

Megan Moreno
Leila Lima

Brian Castano

Patricia Roldan

Annie Nunez

Flavia Monteiro Novo

Susan Bender

Sara J. Treibel




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