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Check out our many resources on crate training, exercise, feeding, flea and tick prevention, grooming, heartworms, microchips, socialization, training and vaccinations.

For more information on being a responsible pet owner, visit the AKC website

Additional Reading

Introducing a New Dog to a Resident Cat - From PAWS

Texas Law Regarding Rabies Vaccinations

A Moving and Emotional video from Bright Star Rescue of New York... why we do what we do

Book Recommendations

Don't GIve Up On That DogDon't Give Up on That Dog! Raising a German Shepherd Dog, by Denine Phillips

Available from Amazon

This book has some excellent lessons for first time GSD owners, and for everyone, actually, whether they've owned German Shepherds for awhile or not. This is a delightful book with some extremely valuable lessons. It should be required reading for any first-time GSD owner.



A Dogs Mind: Understanding Your Dogs Behavior, by Bruce Fogle

The German Shepherd Dog in Word & Picture’ by Max v. Stephanitz

Dog Training for Dummies, by Jack & Wendy Volhard

The Dog Listener, by Jan Fennell

The Other End of the Leash, by Patricia McConnell

Help for Your Shy Dog, by Deborah Wood

I Love My Dog But..., by Joy Tiz

Fundamentals of Learning and Motivation, by Frank Logan

Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson

Positive Perspectives, by Pat Miller

How Dogs Learn, by Burch and Bailey

Bones Would Rain from the Sky, by Suzanne Clothier

Schutzhund Obedience Training in Drive, by Sheila Booth with Gottfried Dildei

Other Rescues we work closely with

Even though we would love to have you adopt from us...

We encourage you to check out your local rescue as well. We are all involved for the same reasons and have the same goal... finding new forever homes for all of the forgotten and abandoned German Shepherds across Texas.

*Disclaimer: Austin German Shepherd Rescue, its owners, contributors and/or assigns, make no warranties, either expressed or implied, for any ethical standards, quality of services, health and/or temperament of any dogs offered by any other rescue - and/or the content of their website or the links as shown in the Other Texas Rescues section of this site. All interested parties are urged to check out the organization offering anything for sale and/or adoption before making any decisions. We strongly recommend that the prospective adopter discuss these issues with the individual rescue group.

Last Update : 03/06/2016
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