Legacy German Shepherd Rescue

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Who We Are

Legacy German Shepherd Rescue- NE is a liaison rescue for the Legacy German Shepherd Rescue group we work with in the south. The dogs all come from the efforts of our affiliate southern rescue and their wonderful dedicated foster homes that take care of these babies for so long before coming northeast. The majority of dogs in the south will be gassed within 7 days of being dropped off at a shelter- if they are reported as strays. They are "pulled" and placed with a private foster family until all vet work is complete and they have a clean bill of health.

The German Shepherd Dog is truly an "all around dog". He is used for herding stock, guarding, police work, aid dog to the handicapped, guide dog to the blind and is also an excellent family pet and companion.

Height: male: 24 to 26 inches
female: 22 to 24 inches

Weight: 50 to 75 pounds

Strong rich colors. Blues, livers, white must be disqualified.

Coat Length:
Medium length, double coat

Grooming Requirement:
Brushed and combed weekly. This dog sheds constantly, and blows coat completely twice a year. Shedding hair can be an annoyance

Activity Level:
Energetic and active dog, needs lots of exercise

Friendly, outgoing with people and other animals

Reception to Training:

Good with Children:
Excellent with children

Health Problems:
Hip displasia, epilepsy, cataracts, PRA, allergies, hypothyroidism, VWB

Life Span:
10 - 12 years

Obedience Prospect: Excellent
Companion Prospect: Excellent (family)


IF you are interested in adopting, the FIRST step is to complete an Application!! If there is more than one decision maker in the home, all of them should be in agreement! Thank you for your understanding and consideration and for helping the dogs and puppies in need!

Once we receive your application you will get a reply with email and phone contact info for the rescuer and foster Mom to ask specifics about the dog or puppy you are interested in!

Preference is given to those who have submitted an Application!!

Our adoption process involves an application, vet reference, interview/home visit and an adoption contract must be signed. The adoption fee goes to the care of the dog you are adopting as well as the care of other dogs coming into rescue.

Your adoption fee covers:

  • 1) spay or neuter
  • 2) DHLPP with Corona
    DHLPP stands for:
    D- distemper
    H- hepatitis
    L- leptospirosis
    P- parvo
    P- parainfluenza
  • 3) rabies vaccine 12 weeks and over
  • 4) Bordetella (kennel cough)
  • 5) heartworm test (and treatment if necessary)
  • 6) worming
  • 7) Capstar'd, if necessary, before transport
  • 8) Flea/tick prevention
  • 9) Hheartworm prevention
  • 10) vet records
  • 11) health certificate to cross state lines- equivalent to a physical exam
  • 12) transport


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    Legacy German Shepherd Rescue
    New England
    Email: adptapup@gmail.com

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