Another GSD website I was on had a very active rescue section, and at that time, I was looking for a dog I could rescue. However, one thing I always insist on is meeting a dog in person before adopting. The available rescues were mostly in Florida, California, or some other area thousands of miles away.
When I finally found a gorgeous female I wanted to rescue, I had to drive all the way to West Virginia! It turned out she was extremely dog aggressive, and I had to have her euthanized after she killed another dog...
It was my fault, too. I left a gate open, and she got loose. One of the worst days of my life, for sure!
I've checked out all the local rescue website, and there are MAYBE 2 or 3 suitable dogs out there. That is, if the information on the sites is up to date, and they haven't been adopted yet.
Many of the dogs on the GSD Rescue FB page have posts that say "Oh, I WANT her/him! Is the dog still available?" And there's no response after those posts.
I tell ya, adopting a rescue in this neck of the woods isn't easy. It seems everyone must spay/neuter their pets! I had a friend who wanted to get a pup for her daughter. The shelters had NOTHING but large adult dogs, and she wanted a medium sized dog. Even though she wasn't being picky, it took her months to finally locate a male boxer mix. He was already a year old, and was in a shelter 2 hours away from where they lived!