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.


Jack is coming into rescue, his owners moved into an apartment in the big city, and can no longer giver jack the stimulation he needs. He absolutely loves humans and especially if they will play with him or give him a job to do. He is absolutely the smartest dog that I have ever owned and has a ridiculous innate ability to fulfill commands that the handler will give. Fetch, tug, agility and herding type exercises are amongst his favorite activities. He is very calm and docile inside our apartment. Outside and playtime he is consistently willing to give 125% effort. When it is playtime he is very mission and job driven. The dog will literally keep playing as long as the handler wants, which puts the responsibility on the handler to know the dog\'s limitations. I have an extremely great dog that I love, who gives me 125% all the time, and is extremely obedient/ ready to please, We had a behaviorist assess him and she ruled out any anxiety or dog aggression. It was her opinion that Jack was a true working dog. A working dog by both breed type and true personality. I say that because we also have an English Mastiff who is also a working dog, just with a different definition of work! She went on to opine that Jack would excel at certain working dog sports. Mainly she mentioned three things: 1. Schutzhund 2. Herding 3. Agility She recommended that I write up a letter to demonstrate all the useful commands and talents that he knows. She was very impressed with the level of intelligence and training that Jack displayed, especially when given a job to do.  Prior to moving out here, I invested an enormous amount of time training Jack to a high level. He is at a place where I think with a good handler he would be one of (if not the) best dog for Schutzhund, agility , or herding. I especially agree with this because Jack at 5 years old is extremely fast, light, and agile.  Jack gets excited around other dogs on initial interaction, but not uncontrollably so. After doing the initial bottom sniffing meet-n-greet he will no longer engage or interact with the dog. Rather he is more concerned with finding a job to do. Videos of his agility work will be provided upon request. » read more


Blake is here~~Blake is a really sweet guy, approx.2 yrs old, he came from the big city, and didn't do well, (neither would I) so this is an "exception dog", he needs to go to a ranching situation, he is being fostered at a cattle ranch is and is doing great there no more tail chasing. He is great with the cattle and other animals...follows his person around when doing chores. As you can see he is in his element!!! He gets along with other dogs. Loves all people. » read more

Hounds Tooth Natural Dog Treats

A great place to get your Natural Dog Treats....the rescue dogs LOVE 'EM... » read more

Jesse and Rex-UPDATE

Hi all! Just wanted to share with you all what an amazing dog Jesse is. I took care of her for a weekend while Steph was at a dog show, and she is just a joy to be around! Jesse doesn't act like a senior at all: she is incredibly alert and energetic, I took her on hikes and she was so enthusiastic and wanted to keep going! She rode in the car beautifully as well. She's great in the house and knows "sit" and "down". She heels well while walking too. This great girl will make an amazing companion for someone.~~REX WAS ADOPTED!!!!~~~Jesse is doing wonderful after her surgery..She is the most beautiful and the sweetest dog, I now have them separated and they are doing much better. Rex is doing great also, but they need their forever home before winter sets in...Jesse and Rex need a place to rest their senior years. They came in together. Rex is 10 years old and sweet, Jesse is 11 years old and a little shy. Jesse has a golf ball sized tumor on her side that she has licked at to the point of it weeping, this will be removed when she arrives... Fund set up for Jesse's above...The owner had heart surgery and needs to sell his house and has nowhere to keep them anymore. They do fine together but they are a little nervous around other dogs. They are very interested in cats and might not do well with cats, nothing aggressive though. Anyone interested in giving these sweet souls a home? Jesse's tumor was removed and also a bunch of her teeth. » read more

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WOOF PROJECT Malinois Rescue/Courtesy Post

If there is anyone in the Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Nevada, (West Coast Adoptions only) areas looking for a Belgian Malinois, please check out our friends at The Woof Project, they should be able to help you in finding your Belgian Malinois. » read more

Adopt-A-Pet Approved Rescue

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Duke-STOLEN by Pam Zachritz heading to Chicago area-Help!!!

Duke was stolen by  Pam Zachritz of the Chicago area. Pam has a prior arrest for STEALING another dog, please crosspost wide and far, to stop this from happening again. She did adopt Murh the Malinois, came out here to Montana for a vacation at my home, and pick Murph up, but took it upon herself to take Duke also, knowing that he was being adopted the day after she took him...please help us locate and return Duke. She also stole other MTGSD property, including original dog files for the dogs and for a dog she doesn't have, a wire crate and other MTGSD property... The Sheriff is working on the case also. Duke would make someone a great Personal Protection Dog. with the correct training. Duke is a 2 yr old AKC Registered male. He needs an experienced adopter and continued obedience training. He is a dominant dog and needs socialization. Great in the house, and loves to go for rides in the car. He is VERY protective so no small kids or cats. » 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

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