angelEach year most of us ask each other “What do you want for the holidays?” and ourselves “What do I give so-and-so for the holidays?”  The American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation, Inc. (AGSDCF) has an answer – give a donation for the health of the breed in their name! 

Why give a gift to the AGSDCF in honor of a friend or loved one?  It is a gift that brings promise for better health and a longer life to our beloved breed.  Giving a gift to the AGSDCF takes the stress out of shopping while putting more meaning into giving.

Instead of racking your brain with what to give, why not participate in this great program?  Gift cards are available for you to mail or give to family and friends.

!!!!! There is no minimum giving !!!!!!
This is a great way for you to say “Happy Holidays” to friends as well as the breeder(s) of your dog(s), owners of your puppies, your handler, etc.

You can donate to our Pastor’s Fund or to the General Fund. 

Donations to the Pastor’s Fund will go to the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (AKC/CHF) for Grant 01937-B; Evaluating the Complex Genetic Basis of Bloat.  The principal investigator for this grant is Dr. Claire Rebecca Sharp, BVMS at Tufts University.  Unfortunately gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) or bloat is a common condition in large dogs like the German Shepherd Dog.  The ultimate aim of Dr. Sharp’s research is to understand what causes GDV or bloat in order to learn how to prevent the disease from occurring.

In 2014, the Foundation has funded $42,000 in grants to the AKC/CHF and Morris Animal Foundation. See the latest grants funded by the Foundation

You can make your checks payable to AGSDCF and send them to
    Ellie Carson, Treasurer
    3085 25th Ave SE
    Albany, OR 97322

If you prefer to donate via PayPal, click on the "Donate" button on the right…

Be sure to let us know whether you want your donation to go to the General Fund or to the Pastor’s Fund and, of course, who you are honoring with your gift.  Also let us know how many gift cards you will need.

The American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation qualifies as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  No goods or services are given in consideration of gifts; therefore, the full amount is tax deductible.

If you have any questions, you can contact any AGSDCF Board member (listed on our website) or you can reach Ellie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-580-3819.

To the Health of the Breed

What We Do at AGSDCF

welcome3We help fund research studies aimed at reducing the incidence of medical conditions in the German Shepherd Dog and improving the effectiveness of treatment of many types of medical conditions.

We reaarch and fund medical studies that look for the cause of, prevention of, and treatment of the German Shepherd Dog's most dehabilitating issues. 

Please help us help the breed with your donations.  >>> read more

How You Can Help


We believe gene research will be extremely rewarding in the years ahead.

Your help is needed now to continue funding valuable research studies on various medical problems that affect not only the German Shepherd Dog  but also other breeds and even humans.

Help the fight against disease in the German Shepherd Dog  with a donation.   >>> read more

AGSDCF Purpose

agsdcf_logo_smallThe American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to funding research projects that improve the health of the German Shepherd Dog.

We are grateful to the special dogs who have given their hearts and souls to make our daily lives happier. They ask nothing more than to be loved, fed, and their health needs met.

Your donations to this Foundation will help make future generations healthier and happier.



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