Adopted German Shepherds


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 being checked out for a police drug dog. He is not available unless he fails the test. More later. 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


Here is another girl that needs a home. Kaiya....Coming 3 yrs old in December, needs leash work, but great in the house, loves to go for rides in the car. High drive, loves to play ball and chase. Great with kids, but not little dogs or cats. Better photos later, this was supplied by the owner. » read more


Gabriel is a very sweet, gorgeous, but somewhat shy, approximately, 2 yr old GSD boy. He was tied on a chain for who knows how long, there are scars immbedded into his hind legs from a cable cutting off the circulation, someone, thank God, cut him loose.  Poor guy is still a very loving boy. One just needs to go slow around his back end. He is also very skinny, who knows how long he went without food!!! He wants to please, is not a fighter, and is usually indifferent around other dogs. Please someone give him the awesome home he never had! More photos soon!!! » read more


Murph is Anya's brother, he is 7 months old and a real Maligator. He loves to play ball and tug, and REALLY  needs a job to do. Focus is the key word here, but remember he is just a pup. So an avid trainer is needed for this guy! He grew up with a Lab and a GSD. He would be a great agility, tracking, SAR or other working K9 dog. This one is a Malinois on Crack. VERY high energy. NOT A PET. » read more


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


Gus is an absolutely adorable 2 Year old Blue German Shepherd X. (Puppy photo attached). He was adopted into a home from a puppy, but here we are 2 years later and he has lost his home. His owner lost her home and couldn't find a place to move to that she could afford with a dog. Gus is a really fun and super sweet guy. He loves life to the fullest. He loves car rides and loves going for a walk every day. He loves so much! Gus loves his crate as well. And most of all his soothing item is his stuffed animal. He can't sleep without him. His ideal home would be a single or adult couple who have a house with a fenced yard! He would excel at obedience and is looking for daily trips to Starbucks for his Puppuccino! Of course on his way to his obedience classes:) » read more


Cabella (Bella) is a beautiful 3yr old, black & golden-Sable German Shepherd female. Very well housebroken. She enjoys hiking, swimming, splashing in water, jogging with her owner, chasing balls. Bella is not destructive if left alone in the house. She travels well & gets along well people. She has been lovingly raised & trained & knows many commands, such as sit, come down, drop it/mine, in, out, pee, and Good-Bye if begging or bothering. Bella loves to be brushed and even vacuumed. She gets along with other dogs as long as they respect her lead position, but she will play tug with them once she is comfortable with them. No little dogs for Bella however. She is being offered for adoption because her owner has had to relocate to a different area where there is not adequate space for her. Bella has a sweet, loving personality, & will make an excellent companion for the right new owner.   » 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


Hans is a gorgeous 4 yr old boy, German bred, from a breeder here in Montana, that needs some loving, his Dad, left him at the shelter when he decided to move. Poor guy is kinda lost and wanting his own human again. He loves belly rubs, and craves attention. He is getting some obedience, he does know, sit, down, stay and come. However they need some work. He is shedding out right now, but will be a very handsome boy when he is done. Someone with previous GSD experience is needed for this guy. He is very strong at about 100 pounds.More pics in a few days. » read more

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