To some people, a dog is just a dog, but to many of us, a dog is a member of our family. Every pet is unique, and most have a story that goes along with how they were rescued or what they have meant in our lives. When we lose that dog, we've lost a family member and it hurts. We miss our friend, and we want them remembered.
German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Georgia understands that, and we're including a new page on our website to honor those dogs who are no longer with us. For a donation* to GSDRGA, we will include a photo of your dog (along with your dog's story, if you wish), your name and the dog's name. You may opt not to have your name listed.
All money collected will go directly to support the efforts of German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Georgia to help pay for vet visits, medicines and all the other myriad expenses that go along with rescuing dogs.
If you are interested in having your lost dog remembered in this way, please e-mail a photo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can be made via Paypal by clicking the donate button below or use e-mail is email@example.com.
Mail a donation to us at :
German Shepherd Rescue of GA P.O. Box 785 Roswell, GA 30077-0785
"In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog."
*Minimum Donation $10. GSD Rescue of GA is a 501 3 (c) organization. We will provide a receipt for tax purposes.
There once was a calm, gentle, kind-hearted, long-haired GSD girl-dog on earth to enrich the lives of all who crossed her path. Of her birth and beginnings little was known for she was wandering for a time, at about four years of age, likely after chasing a little furry critter and from there ending up in a crowded animal-shelter in the city. There she sat, ate, drank, and slept when she could. All in a quiet, trusting, manner, which was her way. It was a loud, scary, uncomfortable place, and her time there grew long and based solely on time, her time on this earth was scheduled to end. If not for the kind-heart of a person working there that could see her for how she was, her time on this earth would have ended there. This kind-hearted sole kept pushing off that “end of days” and finally found the perfect rescue group, who contacted another, who contacted those who would soon be her new parents, who lived in what would be her forever home.
Her new mom immediately picked her up and her bond with her new mom immediately formed as they went back to her new forever-home. Her bond with the rest of her new family, a new dad, and an elderly white GSD boy-dog named Prince formed quickly, and was a bond as close as the bond of a pack could be, enriching the lives of them all. But her new mom still and henceforth always held a special place in her heart as she was her mom after all. She loved to swim, run and play. But run and chase a football most of all, for she was now in a place of safety and love all around her. A place she loved and where she left hair, oh, lots and lots of soft hair; for she was a German "shedder" after all. Soon she would come to meet and be cared for by the healers of the sick & injured of those that cannot speak for themselves. Healers of those who cannot speak of where it hurts or why they feel bad. A special place for everyone there soon grew as well, for though all were always concerned when she had to visit them, always … always she heard “Awww” and her name when she went there. This let her know she was in a place of safety and with those whose sole goal was to make her feel better and in kind hands. Not long after, her now-brother Prince left this earth, free from some long-felt pain and to once again be with his brother Thor and sister Senja who had left this earth before him.
Soon after then she met a little, white, GSD dog named Nikki, who entered the pack from GSD Rescue of GA as a puppy. Nikki, scared of everything on earth but somehow, not of her, for she was kind and gentle of heart. Nikki sat on top of her as she laid on the couch, and the forever-bond with her was instantly formed. She lived her life enriching all who met her. Swimming in the ocean, rivers, ponds and lakes full of fun, and chasing a football whenever she could. But most of all, she loving her pack, her back-yard and her home. On an unusually nice summer day, that felt more like mid-spring, warm, sunny and dry, the healers helped her leave this earth to meet other past pack members in a calm, quiet, painless way, in the place she loved most - her own back yard. Yes, one and all, there once was a calm, gentle, kind-hearted, long-haired GSD girl-dog on earth to enrich the lives of all who crossed her path. Her name was ……… Misty
Dallas: 11/29/09 - 5/31/19
Gone too soon to Degenerative Myelophy. Forever loved, forever missed. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever! I miss you, Boogie Boy!
Our beloved Zorro
Rick and Ellen miss their dear, boisterous Venus.
He brought his people eight years of joy.
Wendi was described as having severe separation anxiety. Her foster told us that she had destroyed two crates and that we would have to put her in a reinforced crate when we left her alone at home. I was dubious about “destroyed” and didn’t understand the reinforcing instructions, so she invited us to her house. There she showed us a crate – not just bent – but mangled to the point of beyond use! Her husband showed me how to reinforce the crate along all edges with small hose clamps. He gave Wendi a mouthful of Rescue Remedy, and we drove home the night of Jan. 2, 2008. I had already purchased a new crate and set it up in our bedroom. We put Wendi in it, and she sat up and whined the whole night! We didn’t sleep at all.
The next day I stayed home from work. Then, I fastened 18 tiny hose clamps along the edges, cut and installed a plywood floor, bought 7 swivel snap bolts to secure the door all around, and put in a nice, thick pad. It was a totally wasted and unnecessary effort. She would not use that crate, but we NEVER had a problem with her being anxious or destructive when we left her alone in the house. The crate remained in the bedroom -- empty. She didn’t have separation anxiety – she just hated being in a crate!
Fast forward about five years. We adopted Eve in November 2011, and we could not keep her out of the crate; it was her secure place. We even shut the door to the bedroom, but she would sit outside the door – pleading with us to open the door so she could go in the crate. Then one day about a year later, to our amazement we found Wendi lying in the crate, perfectly contented! It was as if she said, “I’m the senior dog in the house, and I’ll sleep in this crate if I want.” From then on it was one of Wendi’s favorite places. Go figure!
Duncan and Margaret Crawford
Deacon: July, 2006 - March, 2018
You were the sweetest boy, ever. You blessed us for almost 12 years, and we will never forget you.
The Cianfaglione Family
Hannah was a sweet loving girl who loved the outdoors. You could hardly get her back inside! We are going to miss that sweet baby. She will forever be in our hearts.
Thank you for the wonderful experience of adopting Olivia. To the end, she embodied every characteristic a German shepherd should have.
In loving memory of our boy, Jake, a wonderful dog who is missed dearly.
We Miss You
Our daughter, best friend, and protector for thirteen years, you are loved and tremendously missed!
In loving memory of Pumpkin. You kept us safe and happy through all the years and will be incredibly missed. Rest in peace.
Love, Kirk, Meagan and Eleanor
Nikki in her usual way asking for a little love by moving in close to me and “forcing” me to love on her.
In Memory of Gladys Graham
Loved by Tom Graham, Anne Lerner, and Kathleen Tucker.
You are missed more than words can say. 2003 - 2016
My handsome, beloved Jerry Lee flew west to go be with his Holly girl on March 7, 2016. Jerry was Holly's and my travel buddy, and he was also the reason I found and adopted Holly. He was my best friend and my heart and soul for more than 13 years.
I miss you more than words can say, and I love you forever and always, my Jerry Lee angel. Love, your Gina.
In loving memeory of Duchess 2004-2016
My beautiful, beloved Holly flew west on November 9, 2014. Holly was my best friend, my travel partner, and my heart and soul for 10 years. She and her furbuddy, Jerry Lee, kept me company as I crossed the ocean in search of a new life, and together, we became explorers. Without Holly, I would never have had the courage to travel like we did! I miss you more than words can say, and I love you forever and always, my Holly angel. Love, your Gina.
Steve and Lucky
Steve was a member of the North GA Schutzhund Club who passed away in December. The club members collected $200 in his memory and donated it to us. Pictured is Steve and his GSD, Lucky. This is such a nice gesture, thank you so much!
Ziggy - 2003-2014
He was very big on ball throwing!
This is little Athena, the little girl from Lola's litter, who passed away. She had a very short life, but it was filled with love.
Hugs and kisses for my beautiful aunt, Beth. She lost her best friend, Solo, today 8/15/2015. Solo's mind and spirit was intact, but her body gave up. I want to remember Solo by giving back to German Shepherd Dog Rescue of GA! Here's to you SOLO!
Ryland Mills & Roxy
Mr. Mills love and devotion to his shepherds never wavered. They were a source of contentment and comfort throughout his life.
In memory of my best friend Gus. Love and miss you so much.
We loved Missy and in the almost three years we had her she was so much a special part of our family. It was way too short of a time!
Thank You for giving us the opportunity to love Missy and have her in our lives. We are touched by all the wonderful times we shared with her. She was a blessing to us and is forever in our hearts.
Nancy and Boomer
In memory of Nancy and Boomer
Ehrin/Israfel, Cleo's Best Friend.
Best friend for 13.5 years.
Loki came into our home as a rescue at age 5. He filled our house with joy and
companionship, he was always ready to play. We miss his happy fuzzy face, he was
Prince, a handsome boy, missed by his family.
Alika, my companion and guardian is with her daddy again.
Panzer, who left us unexpectedly November, 2009.
Our Faithful and Loving Companion Sheriff. You lived up to your name and protected our home. R.I.P. See you over the rainbow bridge.
Very much loved.
Effie came into our lives as suddenly as she left us.
We miss you, Sadie. Your fosters Michael & Katie loved you very much.
Max, a great friend, member of the family and missed something fierce. We love you Max and always will! Love, The Wilkinson family.
Beloved German shepherd who brought much joy to all who knew her.
Best Friend and Loyal Companion for 13 years and an amazing playmate for our human child Cooper the last 2 years. We will miss you Bailie! Love Brad, Leigh Anne and Cooper.
We will miss you Heidie! We hope you and Bailie are both running around together and playing in doggie heaven! You were a such a wonderful compassionate and loyal dog!
You were with us only 6 years, but you gave us at least 100 years of joy.
Sweet Thea, I'm so thankful you jumped in my car that fateful cold day 13 years ago. You touched many lives with your love and gentleness. You will forever hold an extra special place in our hearts. I know we will see you again one day. We love and miss you. Your family, The Keatings.
Sadly, Hans has passed away due to complications from a cartiliginous embolism in his spine.
Hallie and Max
Hallie and Max both loved life and we loved them back!!!!
You were loving, loyal, dedicated, and so brave after your alpha died. We hope you are together with her now and having fun. Thank you for being our dog for a while. We love and miss you. Michelle and Dustin