The Central Wisconsin German Shepherd Rescue was founded by a small group of friends who share a sincere love and concern for the many German Shepherds that are abandoned, neglected and abused. We’re centrally located between Green Bay and Wausau on the beautiful Red River Dells in Shawano county. We have 70 acres and a peaceful setting for the dogs in our care to help heal body and soul.
We work with humane organizations to lighten the load and supply the personalized attention needed for rehabilitation. We will occasionally help with owner surrenders and on an individual basis will accept GSD mixes. All dogs are thoroughly temperament tested before being adopted out. CWGSR also works hand in hand with other Shepherd rescues.
Since it’s inception in 2000, we have successfully rescued and re-homed more than 280 dogs! Once we have taken a dog into our rescue, we are committed to that dog until it is placed in a quality, loving home. Visit our Forever Loved photo gallery of dogs adopted to responsible, loving families since 2000!
If you’re interested in adopting one of our available dogs, please visit our Adoption Process page to obtain an application. All potential adoptive families must submit an application and be approved before an adoption can take place.
Our dedicated volunteers have 30+ years of professional training experience and knowledge of veterinary care. Due to the number of dogs in need, we’re always in need of devoted foster homes. If you’re not able to adopt a dog or maybe you’d just like to volunteer by fostering, please contact us to discuss our fostering program.
One’s first love is always perfect until one meets one’s second love. • Elizabeth Astor
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