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.


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


Miss Anna is a 7 month old Belgian Malinois. She was too much for her previous owners, they did NOT research the breed, to know that they are really Maligators!! Very smart and very high energy. They do not make good pets, they are working dogs, that need a job to do, whether it is agility, tracking, SAR, Schutzhund, or herding, they need to be kept busy or they willl destroy house and yard. Obedience is a  must. A strong person is needed for the Malinois. Anna is learning not to jump on people, play nice with other dogs, and is starting her obedience classes too. She is a counter surfer, so we are working on that also. If you have a job for Anna, please fill out our online application. » read more


Ellie is a 4 yr old spayed girl. Ellie loves all people and kids, she is becoming territorial to other dogs, but I think that can be worked out.  She has gone through a divorce with her owners, and being a sensitive GSD as they are, she is feeling their pain. So a great stable home right now would be the best for her. Ellie is housebroke, and has great manners, » read more


Sky 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


PLEASE CROSSPOST AND SHARE NATIONWIDE, ELLIE WAS STOLEN FROM HER YARD IN BOX ELDER, MT. MONDAY FEB. 10TH, WE BELIEVE SHE IS IN CANADA OR HEADING THAT WAY. SEVERAL OTHER DOGS WERE STOLEN IN THE SAME TIME PERIOD. DOGS ARE BEING STOLEN AND TRANSPORTED ACROSS THE BORDER, SO PLEASE BE ON ALERT WITH ALL YOUR DOGS LEFT IN YOUR YARD...THIS CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!!!! WE WANT ELLIE BACK!!!!   Ellie is a very smart, loveable and great in the house 4 yr old female. She is housebroke, loves to play ball and go for rides. She also loves to wash her tennis ball in the water dish. Ellie used to get along with other dogs, but has had a few instances, she is now spayed, so it may have been hormonal. We will see. Maybe a non-confrontational male would be best or an only dog home. NO CATS for this girl. SHE IS MICROCHIPPED...31` » read more