gsr&rc and covid-19


How it Affects Us, What We are Doing

Hi everyone,

I am writing this to address the developing COVID-19 situation and how it affects German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc. This situation changes daily and GSR&RC is taking measures and is responding as needed.

We will continue to operate based on guidelines from the CDC and local, state and federal health organizations.

Please keep in mind that our small volunteer base has been made even smaller due to the current situation. We ask for your patience during this time.

Applications, Home Visits, Fundraisers and Events

GSR&RC is postponing all home visits for foster and adopter home applicants. If you have a home visit scheduled and have not yet been contacted, you will be soon. We will re-schedule when appropriate. 

We will continue to review applications and conduct telephone interviews.

We will continue to respond to requests for intake as best we can based on guidelines from the CDC and local, state and federal health organizations and volunteer availability. Priorities will be placed on critical situations.

5. GSR&RC is postponing all GSR&RC-sponsored gatherings, including fundraisers, volunteer meetings and new volunteer training. GSR&RC will not be attending events sponsored by other organizations until further notice.

Foster Dogs and Foster Care Providers

All GSR&RC rescue dogs in foster care, either in a foster home or in a partner boarding kennel, are fine! 

We are in frequent contact with our foster care providers and every GSD and provider is healthy and happy. 

Training Classes for GSR&RC Adopted GSDs

GSR&RC will not schedule new training classes for GSR&RC adopted rescue dogs at The K9Edge. Ongoing classes, group or private, will continue as scheduled.

The concern right now is on people coming in close contact with other people who have COVID-19.

The CDC defines Close contact as:

a) being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case or

b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on)

If you enrolled in one of our ongoing rescue group or private classes and would prefer not to attend, The K9Edge will reschedule your class when appropriate.

If you prefer to attend as scheduled, know that The K9Edge’s STANDARD cleaning and sanitation procedure for humans and canines MEETS OR EXCEEDS CDC guidelines published for COVID-19 and to date, there have been NO cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at the K9Edge.

American Veterinary Medical Association

I defer to the American Veterinary Medical Association regarding COVID -19 and Pets


FAQ FOR PET OWNERS (click here)

Updated as of 2:00 PM March 18, 2020 


If you have ANY questions about this post and/or GSR&RC operations, please email me at

Our main concern is the health and well being of our volunteers, supporters and of course our GSDs. We pray for those affected by COVID-19.

Thank you, be well AND stay well! 


Stephanie Angiulo-Costa

Founder and President

Looking for Families!


Mishka is looking for a family!

More info coming soon


Negan is looking for a family!l

 Negan has completed an in home board and train program and he was a STAR student! 

He is very excited to begin his search for his new family! We are accepting applications for him NOW! 

Find out more about Negan here!

We need Volunteers!


We are a "Virtual" Rescue

We do not have a shelter/physical location. We are a foster home-based rescue organization.. 


We are all volunteers and we do everything…fostering our homeless GSDs, staffing our fundraisers, transporting dogs and supplies, interviewing foster and adoption candidates, recruiting members and volunteers, raising funds…we don’t exist without volunteers!  


Can you help just a few hours a week or month?

 Find out more about Volunteering HERE! 

Help Save Our GSDs

Your support and contributions will enable us to take in, care for and place homeless German Shepherd Dogs throughout New England. 

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