We connect people who want to adopt or rescue a German Shepherd with people who need to find their German Shepherd a new home in the Chicago area.
What We Do
Direct rescue & adoption of pets, from one good home to another. Rehoming a German Shepherd keeps them out of shelters.
“Program innovations, like the match-making website developed by Get Your Pet, can be life savers for pets, owners and shelters.”Matt Bershadker ASPCA President & CEO
Chicago: A Big City for Your Big German Shepherd
Versatile and athletic, the German Shepherd is a working person’s dog that has excelled at nearly every type of job. With their grand size, erect ears, and dark, thoughtful eyes, the German Shepherd has become an icon amongst security and service animals, but also a mainstay for families seeking a loving, loyal companion.
Chicago offers a great environment for the growing German Shepherd. Easily adaptable and a great home watchdog, the German Shepherd can live in a small Chicago home or apartment. They have garnered a reputation as a child-friendly pet when given early socialization and can be trained easily. You can read more about the German Shepherd breed here.
German Shepherd’s intelligence and mastery of every canine sport translate to a need for plenty of physical activities and play. Fear not, because Chicago has plenty of cool, German Shepherd-friendly activities that will stimulate your dog’s mind and body. Jackson Bark offers both wide open spaces for your dog to run about in as well as specialty agility courses for athletic breeds like the German Shepherd.
If you’d like to go somewhere where your energetic pup can eat like a king, take a trip to Mushy Face Cookie Company in Chicago’s new East Side, where your pooch can indulge in gourmet dog treats in many different flavors.
Chicago also offers a great social scene for dog owners. You can attend the Chicago Dog Meetup, and you and your pup can engage in fun activities with other dogs and owners during every season in Chicago, perfect for keeping your German Shepherd busy, even during the colder months.
Chicago is the perfect big city to share with a big dog like the German Shepherd!
The best way to save a beloved German Shepherd, or any pet, is to keep them out of the shelter system. Rehoming a dog or cat is a better kind of pet adoption, in every way.
Chicago Adopters meet and learn about pets from the Guardians (owners) who know them best.
Chicago Veterinarians examine pets at no extra charge as a part of the pet adoption.
Pets go directly from one loving home in Chicago to another. Less stress. Less chance of illness or death.
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Chicago Guardians keep their pets out of the shelter and find them a loving, new home.
Chicago Shelters can focus limited resources on strays and abused animals. More available kennel space means fewer animals euthanized.
How It Works
Adopters (Seeking a Pet)
Guardians (Pet Owners)
Browse Pet Profiles
It’s easy. Search by pet type, gender, location: dig deep into traits, breed, history and more.
List Your Pet
It’s easy. Create a profile of your pet in minutes and post it on Get Your Pet for Adopters to see.
Join & Message with Guardians
When you find a pet that might be right for you, join the site and securely message their Guardian for more info.
Message with Potential Adopters
Answer adopters’ questions securely and fill them in on the pet you know so well.
Make a Meet-up
Arrange to meet at a neutral, convenient location, where the pet is calm and behaves naturally.
See the Vet
When you’ve made a good match, go see a local Get Your Pet vet for a pet examination, at no extra charge.
Make a Legal Pet Adoption
Adopt a pet legally, electronically, right on our site.