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National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network

Queen Creek, AZ

Our Mission


The National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network (NASRN) is a nationwide, 501(c)(3) recognized non-profit,organization.

NASRN is dedicated to placing unwanted, displaced and abandoned Anatolian Shepherd Dogs(ASDs) into safe, caring homes. Anatolian crosses will be included in our efforts as we believe crosses not only have many of the unique needs/characteristics of purebred Anatolians, but are often born due to the lack of responsibility on the part of the owners of purebred Anatolians.

Our organization is comprised of ASD owners, both working and pet homes. We have joined together in an effort to help homeless and displaced Anatolians find a new lease on life.

NASRN works with owners who are no longer able to, or no longer wish to, keep their Anatolians, in placing them in more suitable homes. We cannot, however, place a dog for an owner who is asking a fee or selling

Adoption Policy

Please be sure to read all About Anatolian Shepherd Dogs
before considering adopting one!

Thank you for choosing to adopt a new member of your family! Our goal is to find the best fit for both the adopter and the dog because this is a lifelong commitment.

We have a strict "No-Fence-No-Dog" policy. No exceptions. If you do not have a fence and still choose to fill out an application, please be aware that it will not be approved. It doesn't matter if you live at the end of a dead-end road or if you live on a million acres. No fence, no dog, no exceptions.

Invisible fencing is not an acceptable means of containment

PLEASE be sure to read this entire page before filling out the application and before emailing us with questions.

NASRN is staffed 100% by volunteers. We all have jobs, families, animals and other responsibilities and do this in our spare time. Please be patient with us!


**No-Fence-No-Dog-No-Exceptions. It doesn't matter if you live at the end of a dead-end road or if you live on a million acres. No fence, no dog, no exceptions.
**No invisible fence or barbed wire fencing.
**Working (livestock) dogs: We can only adopt experienced LGDs into working homes. If the dog has not been evaluated with livestock and proved to be trustworthy, we cannot place it into a working (livestock) home.
**We prefer applicants who are at least 21 years or older. If you are under 21, living with a roommate or are still living at home, in a dorm, or in an apartment, we will consider applications on a case by case basis.
**If you rent, please be prepared to provide contact information for your landlord or property management company and let them know that one of our volunteers will be contacting them.
**We are committed to finding the best-matched homes for our dogs and screen all applicants carefully. When possible we will do home visits and meet and greets.
**We require veterinary references on all applications. We also do follow-ups with our adopting families to make sure the honeymoon phase transitions into a stable, loving relationship that will remain for years to come.
**Transport options may be available, depending on where you live.
**Generally, we can try to assist with transport, using volunteer drivers, within a 1,000-mile radius. There is no fee for "relay runs," however, the adopting party is required to drive at least the last leg of the trip (roughly 75-100 miles).
**Please note that there is NO guarantee made, express or implied, that any person requesting to adopt a dog through NASRN, or a dog posted on NASRN's Website, will be approved.
**Be aware that our online application works best with a desktop or laptop computer.
**If you are receiving an error message it is probably because you did not fill out all of the required fields.
**NOTE: NASRN does not adopt dogs outside of the contiguous U.S.

Complete an Online Dog Adoption Application
Completing the application will give us more information on you, your home and family, both two-legged and four-legged. This is the first step in the adoption process. Go to

The application process helps us to be sure that you are capable of caring for an Anatolian Shepherd and to make sure you are the most compatible home for this dog.

We usually require an interview, either in person or by telephone. Local adoptions require on-site home visit and meet & greets.

Completing an application does not guarantee an adoption.

NOTE: NASRN does not adopt dogs outside of the contiguous U.S.

NOTE: Secure fencing is required on all adoptions, with no exceptions. This is non-negotiable.

If this is a long distance adoption, transport options will be discussed following approval.

Discounted fees: Senior dogs, dogs with special needs and some mixes.

Adoption fees are higher for purebred puppies under the age of 11 months old ($500).

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