The Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue (September)

Please join us this month while we support another amazing local non-profit


Their Mission

The Big Cypress German Shepherd Rescue is dedicated
to the rescue of homeless, abandoned, abused,
and neglected German Shepherd dogs and puppies
by rehabilitating the German Shepherd physically,
emotionally, and nutritionally.
They then become loving and loyal companions.

Their Story

"We receive our GSD’s mostly from animal shelters, other rescue organizations, breeders and individuals that for one reason or another cannot keep their dogs. According to the US Humane Society, every year between six and eight million dogs and cats enter US Shelters; three to four million of them are euthanized because of lack of homes. Twenty-five percent of the dogs entering shelters are purebreds which means approximately 450,000 purebred dogs every year. Thousands of German Shepherds do not make it out of the shelter alive. According to AKC 2003 registrations German Shepherd are the 4th most popular breed in the US. In the same year 4.8% of all AKC registered dogs were German Shepherds.

When we receive a GSD, depending how we received it, it has had all of its shots, been tested for heart-worm and has been spayed or neutered. Even though all this has been done the GSD is still taken to Dr. Lanier, our rescue Veterinarian. If a  GSD is surrendered to us directly we have it carefully and thoroughly examined (vetted) by Dr. Lanier as well.

We are currently pulling our rescues out of Dade, Collier and Lee County Domestic Animal Services."

Get Involved or Volunteer

They are always in need of all sorts of items all year long. Not sure where to start?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Medium and Large Mobile Cages and Crates
  • Dry Food
  • Collars and Leashes
  • Large Dog Harnesses’
  • Dog Beds
  • Flea prevention
  • Baby Gates
  • Dog & Puppy Food
  • Food & Water Dishes
  • Treats (Bully Sticks, Greenies, Rawhides)
  • Large Pet Beds
  • Medical Supplies
  • Blankets
  • Paper towels
  • Toys (Kong or Jolly Ball Like)
  • Dog Shampoo
  • Grooming Tools
  • Disinfectant
  • Liquid Detergent
  • Bath towels / hand towels
  • Bleach
  • Donations
  • Trash Bags
  • Leashes / Collars / Harnesses
  • Gloves
  • Office Supplies (File Folders and Printer Paper)

The rescue is always looking for home that can adopt or foster our reassures. We are also in need of volunteers and any donation helps us save more German Shepherds.  On our website we have applications for anyone interested in adoption, fostering or volunteering.

Make a donation at

 BCGSR is a local non for profit 501(3)(c)