Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles is a non profit 501(c)3, no kill rescue committed to saving
all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualified homes.

All our puppies are in foster homes getting lots of love and socializing to help them transition easily into their new homes. To meet puppies in their foster homes, start with an on-line application.


******* Pre-approved applicants only *******

We are ready to get to work on making some good suggestions for your next family member! It all starts with an on-line application! We need to know about what you are looking for and the best fit for you! So get that application in, take time to answer all the questions and then wait to hear from a hard working volunteer before you come in! We want to be ready for you!

She has two fractured front legs, and all the animal shelter could do was keep her for the 4 day legal stray-hold, hoping her owners would come and get her the medical care she needs, but no one came for her! Our hearts broke for this sweet girl, still just a puppy with her life so close to ending, sad, lonely and in pain. Westside wants to help her and get her all the care and surgeries she needs, but we really need our Westside families' help! Let’s do our best for Snow together!! Any donation helps get her the best care possible!

To donate: Checks: WGSR 3016 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90007 or on line:

Just when we are getting record numbers of dogs coming in who need our help because of COVID-19 and people losing their homes, our kennel walls are falling apart!! We have great doors to each kennel (from a former plea), and we have refurbished the sides, but those are now collapsing on each other. We were shocked to find out even with our discount, redoing the sides and back of each kennel to match our doors would be $50,000. We have 87 runs and it works out to about  $574 each run! Just think - you will be helping us save German Shepherds for 30 years to come! What an amazing legacy! We got 10 German Shepherds in yesterday and 13 today, and they all know they were saved! It never stops being an emotional moment to see them realizing nothing bad will happen to them now! We can do this all together - even a small donation will help save a life! Forever grateful,  Robin

To donate, please use this link, which is dedicated to repairing the kennel: PAYPAL
Venmo: @/westsidegsr
Checks: please mail to WGSR 3016 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Our 2020 Calendar Dogs

  We just have to share some of our final runner up pictures for our calendar! Every year when we get submissions for our calendar, we can only pick 12, but there are so many incredible pictures of lucky Westside dogs making the most of their second chance at a new life. We wanted you all to see!!  What an inspiration to us all!

CLICK HERE to go to the Wish List page for more info and direct links for the items we need most.
(you can also click on the items below to purchase on line)


Look at all the incredible Westside dogs, some already adopted, others waiting for their forever homes. We have 80 dogs at our kennel, all with their suitcases packed, waiting eagerly to go home with you. We have adoption counselors ready to help you to pick the right dog for your situation and family. You, too, can have an amazing new family member!

Join the Westside Alumni Association Facebook page. Share pictures & stories about your rescued pups, ask questions from the group and become part of the Westside Family. Even if you have not adopted from us yet, you can join to see all of our wonderful pups in their forever homes. Join here:
Westside GS Alumni

We work on socializing our Westside dogs. Join us for playdates, fun group training & tailgate parties.
Request to join -
Parents and Fans of WGSR



Charles Perry is one of the most gifted trainers we have watched work his magic over and over. He knows what the dogs are thinking and guides them and teaches them what is expected. He creates a partnership with their owners or adopters, we hear how they love learning and working with Charles as much as the dogs do!  


Eran Shine is often found helping out at the rescue, working with dogs and helping adopters find the right match. He is an incredible problem solver, if you have any settling in problems, he is a wonderful asset.

To reach Eran, call 310-801-0655

Website: www.manofdogs.com

Emily will be holding our Saturday group training classes at the rescue on Hill St.
First class is free for our adopters. You can then sign up for a package of 4 group lessons for $120,
Saturdays from 10am-11am.

She also does private training, obedience, agility training, sport obedience, trick/movie training.

Please contact Emily for more info at
Please do NOT email Emily with questions regarding anything other than TRAINING!

How to REACH or FIND us:

Our address - closed to the public except for adoption days:
3016 S. Hill St, Los Angeles CA 90007

To send us an email, please click HERE


__ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Copyright © 2004-07 Westside German Shepherd Rescue. All rights reserved.
Updated 07/6/2020