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    "For if we don't take care of our own, we shouldn't be doing this at all."


The ISSDC believes all dogs deserve a rewarding and loving home, but our rehome/rescue efforts must be specifically devoted to helping proven Shiloh Shepherds in need. We rely on our network of breeders, members and volunteers to help rescue, foster, and rehome Shiloh Shepherds whenever a situation arises. From time to time we may have Shiloh Shepherds listed on our site available for adoption from rescue situations, so please do check back regularly.

There are several rescue organizations devoted to helping Shiloh Shepherds, coated German Shepherds and other "Shiloh type" dogs, that are doing good work. The ISSDC is appreciative of such organizations but is not affiliated with them, as again, we must focus our efforts on what we believe to be pedigreed Shiloh Shepherds. There can be striking similarities between Shilohs and certain long-haired German Shepherd dogs. Therefore the ISSDC does not warrant that any particular dog from a rescue organization is a true Shiloh Shepherd unless there is parental proof, common knowledge, or some sort of paperwork to support this claim.  If you choose to bring one of these rescue dogs into your home without proof of pedigree, you should realize they may or may not be Shiloh Shepherds even if they have been represented as such.

Further information...

"We need to step up, all of us, and take part in the Shiloh Rehome Program."

THANK YOU! The ISSDC Rescue/Rehome Program is an ISSDC website feature for the benefit our of breeders and Shiloh Shepherd owners. The ISSDC cannot be held responsible for the outcome of an adoption facilitated through this website. It is the responsibility of the care-taker of an adoptable dog, as well as the adopter, to present their information as honestly as possible.


We occasionally have Shiloh's in need of new homes. They can come from rescue situations or unanticipated lifestyle changes of their previous owners. If you are considering adopting a Rehome/Rescue dog, please complete the application form. We will keep it on file and contact you when an appropriate dog is available.

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Shiloh Shepherd through the ISSDC Shiloh Shepherd Rehome/Rescue initiative. In order to be considered as an adopter you must:

  • be 21 years of age or older;
  • have identification showing your present address;
  • have the knowledge and consent of your landlord, or alternatively, your family;
  • be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet.

The above form is an Adoption Application -- not an agreement to adopt a dog. We will use your answers as a starting point to work with you to determine whether or not a Shiloh Shepherd is really the dog you are looking for. If so, your completed application will provide the information we need to help you select a pet who will fit in well with your family, lifestyle and expectations.

The completion of the application is the first step toward approval as an ISSDC Shiloh Shepherd adopter. In addition, you should:

  • Notify all references whom you list on the application, including veterinary clinics and private individuals giving them your permission to speak with an ISSDC representative when contacted
  • Expect to be contacted by an ISSDC volunteer with additional questions that will help us in processing your application.
  • Cooperate in scheduling a home visit, (with all members of your family present).

The ISSDC reserves the right to refuse to adopt to anyone.


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Our stories of success can be found [HERE]

Below are links to tales of our prior successes. Enjoy!



We hope that our new "Donations" button will become "popular". For the sake of our breed, and out of the goodness of your heart, we hope that our people directly involved in rescuing and caring for less fortunate Shiloh Shepherds will be compensated for their base expenses.

We have two options for "donations"; our "donate online" button will take you directly to PayPal for your contribution, and our "donate reg mail" will take you to a PDF voucher for you to easily mail to our treasurer (address is on the voucher).

In Tribute to John Popaduke

The Shiloh community was deeply saddened to hear that John Popaduke lost his fight for life, after suffering a sudden stroke. John was well loved by everyone and he will be missed. [read more]

Volunteers Welcome:

We are in need of Volunteers across the USA and Canada who are willing to to assist our Rehome/Rescue Program. We need people who are interested in fostering, arranging transport, potential home assessment, and much more.

If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know how you would best be able to help. Thank you!