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.

PLEASE READ BEFORE FILLING OUT THE SURRENDER FORM!!

Tragically, in the 20 years we have been around, we have never seen so many people trying to surrender their dogs. We are at capacity and adoptions are slow. Before you make arrangements to move, see our list of rentals below that allow German Shepherds or the info on how to keep them as ESA pets. Please try to make it work. Moving to a "smaller place" is no reason to give up your dog. They just want to be where you are, they don't care if the place is smaller. Do some research. Check out your local animal shelters, some still make a good effort to find the dogs homes, but others are too overloaded, and leaving your dog with them is pretty much a death sentence. You can still do a surrender, but expect to give us some time. Puppies can go to foster homes so go ahead and do a surrender and we can find a foster home for them. We are so sorry we can’t help more, it is so heartbreaking to us.
Hoping for better times. Robin

HOW TO KEEP YOUR DOG IN RENTALS THAT DON'T ALLOW THE BREED AND/OR SIZE:

You will be able to keep your dog if you make him/her an ESA pet. (Emotional Support Animal) You have to get a letter from your doctor for this. By law, the dog has to be allowed to live with you even if the pet policy doesn't usually allow them.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO GET THE ESA CERTIFICATE


BEHAVIOR ISSUES AS A REASON FOR SURRENDER
Most of the behavior issues we see as a reason given to surrender the dog are fixable with the RIGHT trainer. There are many trainers out there but too many don't really know how to change the behavior of a dog with certain issues which leads the owners to give the dog away. These trainers often blame the dog or come up with some silly reason why a dog can't be "fixed", instead of admitting that they don't have the skills required to solve the problems. We are happy to recommend trainers who have a lot of experience with the breed and will be able to help you and your dog
stay together.

It is not easy to find apartments/rentals that allow the breed.
See the list below of apartments that allow German Shepherds:
(pet policies might change so please always double check before you move!)

We will add new Shepherd friendly rentals as we find them.

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EQUITY APARTMENTS - MANY LOCATIONS ALL OVER THE US
https://www.equityapartments.com/

California phone #s:
LA area: (424) 732-4200 *** OC/SD area: (949) 344-7705
Northern CA: (415) 767-7174

For phone numbers for other states:

https://www.equityapartments.com/contact

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AMLI - WARNER CENTER - Woodland Hills
https://www.amli.com/
(has many locations, please check pet policy at each one)
Southern CA locations:

https://www.amli.com/apartments/southern-california

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IRVINE APARMENTS - MANY LOCATIONS
https://www.irvinecompanyapartments.com/
Main Phone#: (888) 618-7052
For locations and phone numbers:
https://www.irvinecompanyapartments.com/contact-us.html

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TRIANA APARTMENTS - Woodland Hills
https://trianaapts.com/
6250 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 - (818) 572-9845

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WESTCREEK APARTMENTS - Westlake Village
(they allow all sizes and all breeds)
https://www.westcreekapts.com/
973 Westcreek Lane  Westlake Village, CA 91362 - (818) 707-9443

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NoHo VILLAGE APARTMENTS - North Hollywood
11270 Otsego St, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Manager: (747) 203-3923

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AQUATERA APARTMENTS - San Diego
https://aquateraliving.com/
5777 Mission Center Road, San Diego, CA 92108
619-550-4353

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GARDEN ESTATES - Ventura
80 S Garden st, Ventura , CA 93001
Garden Estates manager 805-657-2462

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BROADSTONE * BALBOA PARK - San Diego
https://broadstonebalboa.com/
3288 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
619-724-4813 or 619-220-0135

If there is no way for you to keep your dog, click HERE for the surrender form.

 

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Copyright 2003 Westside German Shepherd Rescue. All rights reserved. 220125