Washington German Shepherd Rescue is based in Washington state, and adopts all over the Pacific and Inland Northwest. You will have to travel to meet any available dogs (since the odds of a GSD foster being available in your immediate area are very slim), but the drive should be doable from a distance stand point.
I know they went through some changes a few years ago, but as far as I know their reputation is still good.
Northwest German Shepherd Rescue is based in Bothell. For some reason I seem to recall that this group was started by some people that had been affiliated with the WGSR group, but I could be wrong about that.
Contact these groups and discuss your options. Getting a home visit done shouldn't be an insurmountable problem. It might take a little longer to get it done, but there is a fairly extensive network in Washington that assists on stuff like this. Different breed groups, dog sport people. Everyone kind of pitches in and helps.
There are a fair number of rescues in Washington, but Oregon has always been something of a black hole for GSD specific rescues.
Last edited by sit,stay; 02-02-2013 at 04:56 PM.