Frequently Asked Questions


I’m interested in adopting a GSD and would like to come see the available dogs.

If you are interested in any of our dogs, please fill out the adoption application and contact us at (843) 225-6188 to schedule an appointment to meet out dogs.

I applied for a particular dog. Am I guaranteed to get this dog if I am approved?

All applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis; therefore, there is no guarantee that a particular dog will be available once the adoption application process is complete. We do, however, try our very best to keep you updated if there is another application in process for a particular dog you are interested in.

I am located out of state, what is the process for out-of-state adopters?

Furlife GSR volunteers will travel within an estimated 6 hour distance of Charleston, SC to introduce prospective adopters to one of our GSDs. We prefer to stay within a 2 hour distance for foster homes.

What is the timeline for approval?

The timeline can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks depending on how long it takes volunteers to obtain the information from vet clinics, landlord, references, etc. Our experience is that the more involved the applicant is in facilitating responses from these parties, the faster the application process gets completed.

Why is the Adoption Process so lengthy?

  Re-homing is a stressful and confusing time for animals. Our goals are to ensure our GSDs are placed in safe, loving homes and to ensure each pup we place is the best match for the adopting families.

What is the adoption fee and how is it used?

  The adoption fee is $250.00 plus a $25.00 non- refundable application fee, bringing the total to $275.00. The $25.00 non-refundable application fee can be paid through; our address is

The adoption fees are used to cover the cost of our dogs’ medical expenses.