Look up animal shelters, purebred rescues, CL and eBay Classifieds. Be sure to meet the dog first and get a feel for the animal before you adopt it. You want to be sure you'll be a good match. Speaking from experience, I would say you should adopt an already trained and housebroken young dog. You know what's it going to be and that will make living together with it a lot easier. A puppy, while cute, can be a lot of demanding work if you don't have the time or patience to mold it into a well-behaved good canine citizen. Good luck and I hope you find your dog!We are looking for a German Shepherd to adopt in Maryland. Does anyone know of any quality breeders or rescues we can adopt from?