German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois Rescue

Serving Montana, Washington, Idaho and Wyoming

Our goal is to match the right dog with the right family. We are often able to help coordinate logistics if you are interested in a dog that is not in your immediate area.

Mission Statement: To find caring, loving, permanent homes for surrendered, abandoned or neglected dogs and puppies. Montana German Shepherd Rescue hopes to ease the problem of the population overflow occuring in many of our shelters today.

We educate the individual on the importance of sterilizing the pet and providing superior care. We are composed of a network of foster families and are in need of finding more foster care providers with the time and commitment to provide care for these animals in transition.

We also are in need of people to provide transportation for these animals. We are an ALL-VOLUNTEER rescue. ANY DONATIONS are greatly appreciated and will help a GSD find it's forever home or feed a friend in need.

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We need things such as dog beds, x-large, quality dog food, leashes, stainless steel bowls, rugs for crates, and of course donations of money towards vet bills for spay/neuters, shots, etc.


Axel is a 4 year old neutered male German Shepherd. He loves play times and desperately needs a loving home. Axel would do great in a one dog family and needs a strong handler. He knows his basic obedience commands, sit, down, and come.  He loves it when you throw the ball for him and just wants someone to love, and someone to love him. He has a lot of character. He enjoys riding in the car. Trained by Brandon Ebneter, Certified Dog Trainer, from Bitterroot Kennels. » read more

Blue Boy-Gus

Blue Boy is a gorgeous Blue German Shepherd x. He is one of Reese's litter pups, we had about 2 years ago. He came back because his owner lost her home, and couldn't find a place that allowed dogs. Blue is great with little kids, he grew up with an 8 yr old boy, but his owner failed to give him his basic obedience. He will need some continued training. He is doing great here, learning fast and what a nose this guy has!! His ears didn't come up, he may have some lab in him, but he is the sweetest loving dog. Blue is housebroke and rides great in the car. The puppy photos are when Blue was a little puppy here. » read more

Kelly-German ShepX-Courtesy post

Kelly is a courtesy listing please contact for more information. Kelly is a resident at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society in Helena, Montana or text 439-7841 or 442-1660. Meet Kelly a 1 -2 yr. old brindle German Shepherd X rescued from the reservation that has a knack for escaping when left alone. She's a girl who loves to stick to her owner like glue. This girl is one of my favorites because her personality is sweet, friendly and she's oh so athletic! She's a medium sized dog with lots of Pizazz as she loves to play in the play arena with most dogs that aren't too forward.  She is not good with cats and has a strong drive to hunt. Forget the cat she's a mouser for sure!  She's gentle with kids around 10 due to her timid nature.  Kelly has an initial shy and timid side but then the fun comes out in her. There's no question this girl likes to have fun and with her favorite boy or girlfriends. Kelly is very quick and agile and she loves more than anything to run and she's fast. She would blossom in a home that loves the outdoors. Kelly loves to exercise whether it's ball play, dog play, hike or run. She's learning to take in some great boating experiences as well in fact she did decide to be Captain of the ship! She's a dog that loves to come alone since she gets along and wants to be your best friend.  In her home she may at times resource guard her food so separate feedings are recommended.This little pop princess is my kind of girl and once you get to know her you can't help but fall in love with her! Come and meet the box office sleeper Kelly! Once you see her you will give her rave reviews! She is still the sweet girl we knew before and is housebroken without accidents. Watch her in action in her You Tube video! » read more

Griz-Courtesy posting

"Griz is a beautiful, pure-bred dark sable German Shepherd, about 1 1/2 yrs old. He knows some of his basic commands and will thrive in the right environment. As with any strong breed, Griz will need an experienced leader who can help him transform into a perfectly behaved gentleman. He's good with other dogs when they have the right introduction, but he has not been tested with cats or small children. Griz is in central Idaho and any potential adopters should be willing to travel to meet him." MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter 208-634-3647 » read more


Words from Sydney's owner; We have had Sydney since she was 3 months old and she is now 3 years old. As a puppy up until about 9 months , Sydney was friendly with other dogs. She would go to dog park and be fine with other dogs unless they went near her ball . Then she would scoop up the ball quickly and snap at the other dog. Sidney has had 2 yrs of obedience training. It improved so I enrolled in agility classes. Sydney did extremely well with the agility, but would charge at the other dogs . They wanted me  to put a muzzle on Sydney when doing agility so we stopped. My husband, son, and I run with Sydney (3 – 5 miles). She will also follow me on the bike with leash tied around my waist. At our old house she loved to swim in the pool. She loves to play ball and knows the command “drop” to release the ball. Unfortunately Sydney hurt her back jumping for the ball. We took her to an orthopedic vet and she is on flat work and prednisone. We go back on the 30th to see if her back has healed. The vet said her hips and knees are solid. Last year I had Sydney train with Bob A.( retired cop) for 17 days to help with the issue with other dogs. It improved slightly. The problem is that with Sydney you need consistency and I am consistent , but my sons and sometimes my husband are not. She has not bitten another dog. Sydney needs a home with an experienced dog handler and that here is consistency in the home. She needs an active home and possible a job to help stimulate her mind. I wish we fit that description and it hurts me to give her up. I have never given up a dog before and my last GSD was from a shelter ( we had her 14 years). I want to do what is best for Sydney. » read more

Bitterroot Kennels

Bitterroot Kennels is our choice for your new German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois obedience training and behavior modification. Please consider Master Trainer Brandon for your obedience needs. Located in Hamilton, they have a Board and Train program. They also sell top quality grain free dog food, and wonderful toys, in the pet shop. Go to their website   or contact them at. Bitterroot Kennels & 8Paws Pet Shop  119 Big Corral Road  Hamilton, Montana 59840  P: 406.363.6616  E: » read more


Skye has been with a guy for about a year and a half. She was born 3/15/2009.  Gotten from another family that was going to put her down as she was not working out for their family. The present owner keeps her pretty much tied up all the time.  So she is bored and looking for a job or some fun!!! When she comes in the home, she is well mannered and crate trained. She is very affectionate and really loves the guy and his family.  She is a chewer and a barker, but I think she is bored. She got off her lead last weekend and tried to pull neighbor out from under car he was working on. She didn't break skin and she came when called.  She gets along fine with other large dogs, not sure about small dogs or cats.    » read more

Bonnie-Long Coat

Someone dumped Bonnie-long coat and Clyde/(Caleb) and they were going to put Bonnie down, but we are going to save her. She is a very sweet girl that just wants to be with someone and loves attention. She has never been on a leash, so I am working on that and she is doing very well. She doesn't wander far, staying close to your side. Bonnie is going mostly blind. However, she gets around very well. Bonnie will require a fenced yard to help her establish her boundaries, she loves to go for car rides. So if there is anyone out there with compassion that will take on a sweet blind girl. Bonnie is approximately 3-4 yrs old. Please fill out our online app.. » read more

Diva-Malfoi- Malinois'

Diva and Malfoi came in as a pair of seniors. They are very sweet dogs, Diva is a doll, Malfoi is hurting so is a bit growly. We are starting him on Rimadyl for arthritis pain. Can someone find it in their hearts to give either just Diva or both of these 2 seniors a home for the years that they have left?? Malfoi will stay here till he passes on. He does kind of fall over, but still perky....They are house trained, ride great in the car, and were Military dogs at one point in their lives. So they know lots of commands. They have been together their whole lives. The son left town and left the dogs with his Dad, who cannot take care of them. No other dogs or cats, in the household. Someone that is experienced with trained Malinois only. » read more

Hoss-Courtesy posting

Hoss is 7 yrs old, male AKC registered German Shepherd. Hoss' sire was the 2001 Sieger winner. He is great in the house, loves to play ball, and is protective of his people. He is good with female dogs, but not males, and no cats or kids please. He is obedience trained, and crate trained. Hoss is currently out of the state of Montana. Please fill out an online application. » read more

Very Special Dog Book Available     A very close and special friend of mine, Nan Walton, wrote a fantastic book, and I am promoting it here, she is giving a portion of the proceeds to Service Dogs for Military Veterans. Please support these dogs and enjoy your read...Steph » read more

We now have GoFundMe available for gifts to the dogs.. » read more