Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue

Becasue Every Dog Deserves A Home

aka SSR   |   STEPHENS CITY, VA   |  www.shenandoahrescue.org

Mission

Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue (SSR), founded in 2017, is a 501c3, all-volunteer rescue focused primarily on the rescue of German Shepherd Dogs (GSD). Based out of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, we expand our reach and work to save GSD in heavily populated areas throughout the country. Many of our members have been saving dogs all over the world for years. Our hope is to help rescue, rehabilitate and re-home every German Shepherd in need. After years of dedicating our lives to other rescues, we decided to venture into our own rescue to expand our reach to places like Texas with a high population of homeless dogs and bring them to the east coast where they are more adoptable. We have a strong passion to help the breed believing that every dog deserves a chance at life in a good home, no

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Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue (SSR) was founded in January 2017 and is a 501c3, all-volunteer rescue focused primarily on the rescue of German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) & GSD mixes. Based out of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia we expand our reach & work to save German Shepherd Dogs in heavily populated, high kill areas in south Texas. SSR pulls the dogs that most other rescues can’t or won’t take. Most have medical issues, aren’t vaccinated, are heartworm positive, pregnant, needing costly surgery, etc. Once they are vetted in Texas & deemed fit for transport, they are then brought to Virginia to meet their foster. SSR is not a brick and mortar facility. Rather, we are foster based, meaning that every dog that comes into our care goes into a home environment, where they can be readied for a forever home. We are always seeking ways to meet our rescue dog’s needs, as we are a nonprofit (501c3), 100% volunteer, foster based organization! We totally run on donations!

Ruling year info

2017

Founder

Jennifer Aufdenberg

Founder

Kaitlin Vasquez

Main address

PO BOX 764

STEPHENS CITY, VA 22655 USA

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EIN

81-4746690

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Rescue and Adoption

SSR rescues mainly German Shepherds/Shepherd mixes from very high kill facilities in south Texas. They are fully vetted and treated for any medical issues. Then they are transported to foster homes in and around Virginia until adoption to their furever home.

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Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue

Board of directors
as of 1/29/2021
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Board co-chair

Jennifer Quesenberry Aufdenberg

SHENANDOAH SHEPHERD RESCUE

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Kaitlyn Vasquez

SHENANDOAH SHEPHERD RESCUE

Term: 2016 -

Kaitlyn Vasquez

SHENANDOAH SHEPHERD RESCUE

Jennifer Quesenberry Aufdenberg

SHENANDOAH SHEPHERD RESCUE

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