Hi hadley - something is off with your board registration - I can't access your profile and you are showing up as a guest - this sometimes happens to new members, it is an issue with the board software.
Did you register using a mobile device? Can you try signing up from a regular computer? Normally we don't allow two sign-ins for the same person, but this case is different. If you respond here with the new sign-in, let me know it is you.
As for adopting a rescue - good rescues will make the match for you. Just be honest with what you are looking for and what your GSD experience is, and they'll do the rest.