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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We are now once again accepting adoption and foster applications. Please be patient as it may take longer to get home visits scheduled due to the COVID 19 outbreak.

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Featured Dog - Penny

My name may be Penny, but I am worth so much more! I am a 4-year-old, 60-pound girl that ended up in the shelter because my family did not want me any longer. I’m not too upset they dumped me, though, because now I get to live indoors all the time, eat regular meals and sleep on a warm bed in my very own room. When I first arrived at my foster mom’s house, I was dirty, underweight, and riddled with parasites and my tail was covered with open wounds. As you can see, I have a stubby tail. My foster mom doesn’t even want to think about how that happened. Thanks to Freedom German Shepherd Rescue, I am clean, have reached a healthy weight and my wounds have healed. I am a lower energy girl that is content on going for walks and lying next to you. I can tolerate other dogs, but I would probably do best as an only dog. When one gets close to me, I give him or her side eye and curl my lip but that is about it. I have not met any cats so I do not know how I feel about them. I love people of all ages but I would do best in a quiet home with older or no kids because loud noises cause me to chase my tail or run and hide in my crate. When strangers come over, I will politely run by and say “hi” and then go hide in my crate. Everyone who meets me thinks I am the sweetest girl, but truth be told, I just do not like to people. I am crate trained and will run to the door or bark to tell you that I need to go outside to potty. I almost forgot; I always carry a ball with me wherever I go – it is my security blanket. If you are looking for a loving, lower energy, quiet companion, I am your Penny girl, and my love is priceless. I am being fostered near Fayetteville, NC. If you think you would like to add me to your family, 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.

More about Penny
• Not good with dogs
• Good with kids
• Good with adults: All
• Reaction to new people: Friendly
• House trained
• Spayed
• Birth date: 3/23/2017 (not exact)
• Ears: Erect
• Activity level: Slightly Active
• Moderate energy level
• Exercise needed: Moderate
• Has Basic Training
• Owner experience needed: Breed
• Microchipped


The 2nd Saturday of each month 

Unleashed Cary - Crescent Commons
2066 Kildaire Farm Rd.

July 9, 2022, 11am - 1pm
August 13, 2022, 11am - 1pm
September 10, 2022, 11am - 1pm

Unleashed Wilmington - Landfall Shopping Center
1319 Military Cutoff Rd.

July 23, 2022, 10:30am - 2:30pm



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


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