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.

Cybill and Rommel

Unfortunately this person has to give up his beloved pets due to health issues.  Cybill, is a female white GSD, she is two and a half yrs, spayed, chipped, and Rommel is black male, one yr, neutered and not chipped. They are half brother and sister. Both are typical shepherds who love to play, lay around and be with you 100% of the time.  Both are ok around other dogs but not real sure around kids? They have never been around them. All shots are current and they both have had annual vet checks. » read more

Adopt-A-Pet Approved Rescue

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Titus is now in training with Master Trainer Brandon Ebneter of Bitterroot Kennels..."Titus" is about 1 1/2 years old and was found as a stray with a bull snap hanging from his neck, where we think he was tied most of his life, since he has permanent scars on his hind legs, where the cable cut into his legs. We think that living tied on a chain, and not much human interaction caused "Titus" to be non-responsive to people. You see, Titus doesn't seem to know how to connect or listen to people; he lives in his own little world, doing whatever he wants whenever he wants. And this makes it very difficult to place him up for adoption. Titus is very people friendly but does not understand when we try to communicate with him.  At first we checked him for deafness, thinking that an inability to hear was causing him to "ignore" our attempts to communicate with him.  However, we now know that he can hear and he simply does not understand how to listen to people because he does not know we are talking to him.  It breaks our hearts knowing that this boy has been alone from the beginning of his life, with no human love or relationship except for food & water, and not much of that, he is very thin also. He is a sweet boy and definitely worth saving, so we are reaching out to you to help us pay for a Board & Train Program with Brandon Ebneter, Certified Master Trainer at Bitterroot Kennels where he can learn to connect with humans and socialize in dog playgroups. Titus is okay with one or two dogs but, again, he is under-socialized and this too will be a learning process for him. Brandon has done a fantastic job with 2 of our other dogs, that were on the euthanasia list, and would have been put down, had it not been for Brandon and Jannette saving them and retraining so they would be adoptable. This is Titus' only chance and we want to see him succeed. Titus is under our care now and we think he is a super boy worth every ounce of assistance we can give him!   We are hoping you will agree and will help us as we support Titus' rehabilitation. We are in need of funds to pay for a month-long training program that will get Titus ready to be a member of a loving family.  Please open up your hearts and click on the Go Fund Me post, to donate through Go Fund Me or better yet, send a check to  Bitterroot Kennels, 119 Big Corral Road, Hamilton, MT 59840. Mark as payable for Titus Training, Thank you for any support you are able to offer Titus! » read more


Odin is available at Bitterroot Kennels, master trainer Brandon and his lovely wife Jannette are training Odin to be a better dog. Odin is a neutered male GSD approximately 1.5 years old. Odin is looking for his forever home and is looking for an individual or family that is willing to continue with his obedience to make him the loving companion he wants to be.  Odin loves to play fetch, loves searching for his toys, and loves jolly balls, going on walks, peanut butter filled kongs and affection!  He is learning his basic obedience commands and is doing great.  Odin is eager to please and a quick learner. Her is a high energy dog, but settles nicely in the house after his play time. Experienced GSD home only. Please fill out our online application to adopt this dog. » read more

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


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

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