Volunteer With AGSR To Help Save Dogs
Step 1

Volunteer Application

Fill out our volunteer application linked below.

Step 2

Application Review

All applicants must meet our volunteer criteria to be accepted.

Step 3


All volunteers must undergo training in AGSR rescue operations.

Step 4

Find Your Niche

We have many different volunteer opportunities - find your joy!


Meet the AGSR Team


Chrissy - Foster/ Volunteer

Alaska has been my home for over 30 years. I am a mother of 2 teenagers, active outdoors enthusiast and have a huge passion for German Shepherds. My first shepherd was Jasmine. She was part of our family for 14 years. Jasmine brought so much joy into our lives. Jasmine was patient, protective and playful. She loved the family and we loved her. In April 2013, I came across a post from AGSR on facebook, " transport needed for German Shepherd from Anchorage to Fairbanks." It was for Emmy. A sweet shepherd that needed to get to a safe place. It took me one look at her picture and I knew I had to help. Emmy had a way of pulling at your heartstrings. I posted I could transport and was thrilled to do so. I picked up Emmy from a foster home and made plans to drive the next day. Mother Nature had other plans. Freezing rain and snow. Emmy stayed with me for a week. Once the roads were safe, I drove Emmy to her new life. I met Carol at the igloo, in Cantwell. A new friendship began and my love of Shepherds grew. Over the next couple of years, I was able to transport a few more shepherds from a bad situation to a new beginning. On December 18th, 2013, I lost my beloved Jasmine. A few days later, I received a call about rescue. I jumped at the chance to help. I brought my Louie home to "foster" Carol told me that my Jasmine sent Louie to me and Louie became a foster failure. I can't imagine my life without him. In October 2015, I had another foster failure and adopted Bria. I firmly believe that Emmy put Carol and the rescue in my life for a reason. I've met so many German Shepherd lovers, learned so much about the breed and have a new respect for rescues.

Alexis - Volunteer

Hello! My name is Alexis. I'm pursuing my PhD in biology at UAF and enjoy everything about the outdoors. I adopted a giant, one-year old, very enthusiastic GSD (Kronos) from the rescue in late March of 2014. To describe him as a "handful" would be putting it mildly. He had been kenneled for 22 hours a day the five months prior to arriving at the rescue. It was incredible to discover the impact that introducing Kronos to a strict exercise regime had on his behavior and ability to cope with his new-found freedoms. While I can't personally run every under-exercised dog in the world, I do enjoy providing exercise and human socialization to dogs passing through the rescue. I learn a lot from each dog I meet and constantly find things I can transfer to my own journey with Kronos--who is still a work in progress.


Rosemary - Volunteer/Foster

Dad worked for government which moved us around every 3-4 years, but the one constant we always had was having dogs. Always had German Shepherds and German Wire Hairs. I love how faithful and energetic GSD dogs are, and knew they would always be part of my family. Moved to VA to be closer to my sister and to go to massage therapy school, and while in VA met my now husband Eric, who is a Captain in the army. We finally moved somewhere that allowed dogs and immediately got a German Shepherd, Odin. Odin is our little spoiled fur baby with a big personality, and we don't know how we lived without him. Eric Odin and I are big hikers, are getting into snowshoeing and just try to be outside as much as possible:)

Kaydee - Foster

Jacob and I moved to Anchorage one year ago for a military move, with our 2 GSD/Lab mixes that we adopted in May 2015. We became "dog people", as we don't have any children. All Jacob talked about now that we were living in a house was a third dog, specifically a GSD. At the end of March, through Facebook, I came across our foster-fail, Kruger. He was a mess; abused, neglected, fearful and without socialization or training. He would still jump on the counter, tear up the trash if left alone, and swallow his food in 2 seconds if you let him. He immediately got along with our male dog, and once our female accepted him a few weeks later, we knew he was home. We took him to a basic obedience training class, which taught us more about the breed and allowed us to really connect with Kruger on a respect level, as he clearly never had any boundaries. Watching him grow and change in personality and confidence was what really sparked my love for helping rescue GSDs, and developed my love for the breed. A little patience and love can go a long way in a dog that has never had that before, and we are sure we can continue to be able to offer that to every dog that we foster or transport (and maybe adopt) in the future for the rescue with our time left in Alaska.


Brigitte - GSD Trainer/Advisor

Bio coming soon!

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