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 New York 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
German Shepherds Thrive in New York City
The German Shepherd is a large dog perfect for a large city like New York. These big, athletic pups are known for their abilities as guard and service dogs, and also for their energetic spirit and loyalty to their owner. Originally bred as a guard dog for sheep, the German Shepherd is highly intelligent, trainable, and active.
The German Shepherd became one of the most adopted dogs in America after gaining fame in popular culture through movies like Rin Tin Tin. This contributed to the German Shepherd becoming a favorite family dog, and they remain so to this day. Feel free to check out the German Shepherd’s many qualities and breed information.
One thing’s for sure, when you walk New York’s blocks with your German Shepherd, you will find plenty of activities for you and your dog to enjoy. For example, the 72nd Street Dog Run is a large, fenced-in, off-leash area for your active German Shepherd. It even offers a separate space for big dogs like the German Shepherd to socialize with other larger pups.
If your German Shepherd doesn’t get enough out of just running, check out Chelsea Waterside Dog Park on 23rd and 11th avenue. Here, your German Shepherd can play with others and take a dip in the Hudson River to cool off on a hot day.
There are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants in New York that will welcome your German Shepherd curbside with you at one of their outdoor tables. Some restaurants, like Cherry Tavern in the East Village, even allow your German Shepherd to dine inside with you!
New York is the ideal home for a rough-and-tumble breed like the German Shepherd, so don’t be afraid to make a German Shepherd a new part of your family!
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.
New York Adopters meet and learn about pets from the Guardians (owners) who know them best.
New York Veterinarians examine pets at no extra charge as a part of the pet adoption.
Pets go directly from one loving home in New York to another. Less stress. Less chance of illness or death.
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New York Guardians keep their pets out of the shelter and find them a loving, new home.
New York 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.