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Front Range German Shepherd Rescue

Front Range German Shepherd Rescue is a small, all-volunteer group of German Shepherd lovers who volunteer their time and talents to help homeless pets find new families. They are always looking for new volunteers - providing temporary foster homes for these dogs is the big need, but there are many more opportunities to help. Please consider joining their efforts. FRGSR is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization. The goal of Front Range German Shepherd Rescue is to find well-matched, carefully-screened, permanent homes for their dogs. They also provide breed information, nutrition information, referrals, education, and other services. Visit Website

Or email gsdrescuer@yahoo.com for more information.


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Front Range German Shepherd Rescue has received a rating of 2.0 out of 5 bones by 4 canine critics on BringFido.

  • David
    Jun 14, 2024
    Glad I'm not alone in this experience

    Do NOT waste your time with this place - they're ridiculous. We tried and tried and tried to give a shepherd, our 4th, a loving home but they just weren't interested. And we weren't picky - while we told her we preferred a pure gsd (they list them all as gsd's but they're almost all mixed), we would look at any dog who needed a home. So I inquired about setting up a visit with a beautiful malinois on their site. [The staff member] immediately responded with, "Oh, you don't want a malinois, they have way too much energy." Ok. Weird, but ok. I'm pretty sure we DID want to talk about a malinois but hey, you know best. So then we tried to set up a visit with another dog they have listed. [The staff member] told us they couldn't place that dog with us because the shepherd we currently have (which we just recently recused from them) is two months older. Two months. I honestly thought they were joking at first but nope. Apparently dogs have to have the same birthday to grow up happily together. Who knew?? They told a woman i know they wouldn't give her a female bc she already has a female in her home. It's almost as if this place exists just to keep dogs in cages.

    And in case you're thinking it, no, there are no red flags even possible with us. Like i said, we had just rescued a dog from them a couple months ago so they know we provide a loving home. But when our older shepherd died suddenly, we wanted another one as we think this breed, especially, does better in pairs. We had encountered a LITTLE drama with [the staff member] the first time around but nothing i expected to repeat itself but here we are. We have a huge, fenced in back yard with brand new grass, a brand new porch and we're 300 yards away from the dog park our dogs ('dog' now) go to at least twice a day to run and on weekends we take them to cherry creek state park to run off leash and play in the water with other dogs. We love, train and spoil our dogs to death but apparently that's just not good enough for this place.

    We eventually just gave up and bought a puppy off Craigslist. That's how good this place is at their job - we freaking bought a dog. A beautiful 7 week old purebred gsd for $400. Which is about what this place charges if they deem you worthy of rescuing a dog. Which they probably won't. It wasn't the route we wanted to go - we wanted to rescue a dog in need but they made that literally impossible.

    Right now, there is a dog in a cage who didn't need to be there. We tried to rescue one. Over and over we tried. Save yourself the time, drama and frustration and look elsewhere - Front Range has no interest in actually finding homes for their dogs.

    PS - I'm far from alone in my experience with this place

  • Lisa
    Jul 21, 2020
    Sick GS

    I attended a public event where the Rescue brought all of their adoptable dogs. I got to see them, but no one seemed to know much about each animal.
    I chose one that seemed kind and gentle. I submitted my application.
    I received a call a few days later asking if I would take a different GS, who I saw at the public event. The one they wanted me to take barked constantly and had to be taken away from the event. I declined that offer and asked if the dog I chose was available. She was.
    When I got her, from a volunteer, the volunteer said she was coughing the whole trip over to my home. Sure enough, she had kennel cough.
    Drugs to treat were expensive and I had to quarantine her since it is very transmittable. In time, she recovered.
    Moreover, she is an aggressive girl around other dogs, but I was told she was socialized. I need to muzzle her if we are out in public.

    I requested to have my adoption cost be offset by the treatment for the kennel cough. Some attorney (volunteer) called me and threatened to take the dog away or reduce the amount of adoption. She even told me it was my fault. When that didn't work, she resorted to an emotional argument - claiming the Rescue needs to the funds to continue placing dogs.
    I sent them a check for $50.00 less than the adoption which is I believed to be quite fair when here Vet bill was over $300.00.

    On a positive note, we love our GS and will always adopt them. Further, the director of the GS Rescue is kind and helpful. She does want to get GS's adopted but ensure you know what you are getting. If not, you will get a call from some crazy volunteer attorney to threaten you and use emotional arguments. Good luck!

  • Mark
    Apr 1, 2018

    Submitted an application that included previous vet information. Many weeks went by without a word so I emailed.. very RUDE replay saying they couldn't contact my vet. I called my vet who said they were never contacted. Relaying that information, I was basically told, don't call us, we'll call you. That was now over a year ago. These people have NO business seeking homes for gerbils let alone GSDs. I've had German Shepherds most of my life and am experienced on handling them. Wish I could give them 0 stars!

  • John
    More than a year ago
    I got great help

    Our experience was just the opposite from everyone else. The thing to remember is that this is a VOLUNTEER organization which means that most if not all of the people involved have other jobs as well. They tell you that it will take about 2 weeks to process things. We were impatient & missed that part of it but it took us about 3 weeks to complete the process. They were pretty thorough-we had to have a home visit first to make sure things were ok for the dog. Since this is our 5th German Shepard that wasn't a problem. The only thing I could take issue with is that the medical records could have been a little more complete but when you're dealing with a rescue organization that's not unusual. We were told that our new dog had had a heartworm test but I don't see that in the records so we'll get that scheduled. Our dog did come neutered & with a microchip which is a good thing. Overall we're very happy with Front Range German Shepard Rescue.

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