To provide no-kill solutions to reduce the number of homeless German Shepherds in Georgia's kill shelters through education, behavioral rehabilitation, obedience training and re-homing

Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue is a nonprofit organization (501c3) licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Our focus is primarily the rescue and re-homing of German Shepherd Dogs. We do however, love all dogs and recognize the overwhelming problem of overcrowding in Georgia's animal shelters. You will see other breeds and even cats on our adoptable page from time to time. Three personal references and a vet reference are required to adopt from us. Potential adopters must agree to a Home Safety Check as well. If you have any questions about our organization or our dogs, please email us.

Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue believes very strongly in the idea of "the right rescue dog for the right rescue family.” We strive to place each dog with a family that will love and cherish it forever.If you have applied for a specific dog, what does this mean to you? To us, it means that we try very hard to match the rescue dog's need with the family that most closely matches those needs. If you are turned down for a specific dog it does not mean that you are not a good family for a rescue dog; only that we are striving to match a specific dog's individual needs. To us, that is what rescue is all about. There are tens of millions of dogs euthanized in this country every year - over a quarter of them are purebred dogs. We would like to help rescue as many as possible so we must be as careful as we can possibly be about placing dogs in the right homes.

1. I have seen dogs mourn for months for the Master that has dumped them by the side of the road.

2. have seen dogs starved to nothing more than skin and bone want to lick my hand because I gave them a bowl of water.

3. I know that dogs understand much more than humans want to admit because, if we did, we could not treat them the way we do.

4. I have seen dogs crawl back to the owner that has just abused them to lick their hand in forgiveness.

5. I have seen more true love reflected in the eyes of a dog than I have most people.