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Welcome to Shepherds Hope Rescue




 One of our Shepherds Hope family, Terri, is a very gifted artist and photographer. She recently lost two of her beloved shepherds and wanted a way to honor their memory and heal through her heart wrenching grief. The result is this beautiful portrait of her beloved Saber and Corona. Always looking to help Shepherds Hope raise funds, Terri asked if we would like to be part of a fundraiser to help our pack and help people honor their beloved pets. If you would be interested in getting a portrait of your animals, Terri has provided a link below. The portraits are mounted on canvas and will be ready to hang without framing.   Looking for a perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day, Father's Day or an upcoming birthday?  A portrait is a timeless way to remember a treasured pet.


We are so sorry for your loss Terri, and we thank you for this wonderful opportunity and your generosity.

Links are provided below.    Special pricing is available for our Shepherds Hope family (adopters and cherished supporters).     









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!




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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