"We are that place in the country where old dogs come to retire."












Woody’s Place Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in Greentown, Pa.  We rely solely on volunteers who share a common goal of providing a safe and loving forever home to abandoned *senior German Shepherds throughout their golden years.

Since our start in 2011, it has been our mission is to provide the best possible long term care for abandoned senior German Shepherds in and around the Pennsylvania area who are deemed unadoptable due to age and/or minor health issues.  We are open to taking senior German Shepherds in need outside of the PA area when and if we have space and funds.

It is our philosophy that it is of the utmost importance that these loving, and often overlooked abandoned senior German Shepherds have the opportunity to live the best possible life that we can offer. They are just as deserving as their younger counterparts.

* Senior being 8 years and older.


Our wonderful seniors past and present

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Due to current events, we will not have any events for the foreseeable future.

Rada Cutlery
Virtual Fundraiser

                         Jun 3 at 9 AM –???


RADA Cutlery is 100% AMERICAN MADE, comes with a lifetime guarantee and is reasonably priced! Buying kitchen items and supporting Woody's Place is a WIN-WIN! This virtual sale runs from Wednesday, June 3rd at 8 am to Wednesday, June 17th at 12 Noon. Major credit cards and PAYPAL accepted! Happy shopping and thank you for your support.

Check out The Shepherd Shoppe at
Proceeds benefit the sanctuary

Examples of T shirts in our online store. Much more is available in  The Shepherd Shoppe


Get Involved



If you would like to volunteer or foster, or adopt, please click on the links below:

Volunteer: file:///home/chronos/ubd818a811ee87fd83036992362abc6960d5379a1/MyFiles/Downloads/volunter%20application2020wpsgss%20.pdf

Foster: file:///home/chronos/u-bd818a811ee87fd83036992362abc6960d5379a1/MyFiles/Downloads/fosterapplicationwpsgss2020.pdf

For current events at Woody's Place such as pictures of our seniors, cross postings for senior German Shepherds in need nation wide, and lots of information in regard to dogs in general, please like our Facebook page.




Canine Gastric Dilation Volvulus (Bloat)


Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE)


Gunnar's Wheels Foundation ​Assist owners in providing mobility options to their pets. Gunnar's Wheels Foundation is a loaner program and carts may be used for the duration they are needed, and then returned to Gunnar's Wheels Foundation to be refurbished and matched with the next pet in need.

To learn more go to:


Woody's Place is sponsored in part by:


Located on the main strip in Hamlin PA, R Place is a fully remodeled establishment serving traditional american and pub style food.  Our kitchen menu offers an appetizing selection to accommodate everyone in your party, and consists of incredible certified Angus burgers, wings with all homemade sauces, a variety of specialty sandwiches and much more.  Our dinner menu also caters to every palette and we even feature a specialized menu for little ones.


482 Hamlin Highway (Route 590)
Hamlin, PA 18427



                      FDR Towing

A family owned and operated business located on Main St. in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. Here at FDR, we employ the finest Wreckmaster Certified Operators, capable of handling all of your towing and roadside assistance needs. Whether you have a flat tire, A dead battery, Locked your keys in the car, Need a tow, Or if your vehicle is stuck somewhere. WE CAN HELP! 

1025 Main St

Newfoundland, Pa

(570) 877-1850

(570) 877-1682


 The Shepherds Run Foundation, Inc

A Tribute to Woody,

 our sweet boy in heaven


Woody's Place ~ Senior German Shepherd Sanctuary, Inc is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of abandon senior German Shepherds

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The pups with their Christmas Cookies. 2014