Under the direction of Gayle Schmidt (President) and Donna Smith (Vice President) Deacon’s Hope Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All of our staff, fosters, and transporters are volunteers. That means 100% of the donations and adoption fees we receive go directly towards rescuing and vetting our animals. We could not do what we do without the generous donations we receive from fellow animal lovers, and the unbelievable dedication of our fosters and transporters.

While we may specialize in German Shepherds – we cannot, and will not, turn our backs on any breed or animal in need!