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Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary – A German Shepherd Rescue

For when an owner needs to find a new home for their adult and senior dog.

Please note:  Due to overwhelming number of dogs needing our services for finding a forever home, we are not able to take in any owner surrendered dogs outside of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.  If you live in New Jersey and have a dog that is YOUNGER than 5 years of age, please reach out to German Shepherd Rescue of New Jersey or Garden State German Shepherd Rescue for help placing your dog. 

Placing your dog with Sedona

We understand there may come a time when you need to find a home for your German Shepherd.  You may find yourself in an unexpected financial or medical situation that no longer allows you to care for your dog and you need a place to turn.  Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary offers an owner referral service to help assist you in finding a home that will care as much for your dog as you do.

Sedona Owner Referral Program

In order to enter the owner referral program, you first must fill out an owner referral application.  We will then schedule a time to meet your dog and see if they can fit into our program.  While we specialize in adult and senior dogs, there are some limitations to what services we can provide.  We do not have the ability to provide financial support to owners and we do not have the ability to take in dogs with significant temperament issues.  We do work with a number of trainers and have other resources and contacts that can be of assistance.

The goal of the owner referral program is to allow you to keep your dog while we work to find a suitable home.  The adoption application for a Sedona Owner Referral Dog is no different than a Sedona Foster Dog.   You can be comfortable knowing that we screen applicants just as thoroughly and that we work with you, so that you are comfortable with the potential adopter.

Surrendering a dog to Sedona

At this time we do not take in dogs directly from an owner.  We have a limited number of spaces available and they are allocated to rescuing dogs that are located at the highest risk shelters.  We work with many shelters throughout New Jersey as well as a number of rescue groups.  If you are out of time for placing your dog, we can work with you to let you know the best location (be it another rescue or shelter) to surrender your dog.  We will work with that organization to continue to help find a home for your dog.