Cheesy Eddies

We are now taking orders for our cheesecake fundraiser! Orders must be received by April 25th, and pickup is on May 5th at the Spencerport CountryMax on West Ridge Rd.

Print and mail an order form along with a check payable to BrightStar German Shepherd Rescue, or drop it off at one of our meet and greets.

Order Form

You may place an order online as well, view the available products at the link above, then send an email with your name, phone number, and what you would like to order to margenta1@rochester.rr.com, and pay with the PayPal link to the right (below if on mobile). Be sure to make a note that the payment is for a cheesecake order.

Fosters needed

BrightStar is operated entirely with volunteer fosters. We have no central kennel, which is beneficial for the dogs, but this limits the number of dogs we can have to how many people open their homes.

To foster an animal is a great act of kindness. The animals hold a special place in your heart, and you make a world of difference in their lives.


Please help us save lives by fostering a dog. BrightStar provides food, guidance, and veterinary care, if necessary, for foster dogs.

Contact Don at hamtarosachs@aol.com for more information, or fill out an application.

Nikko helping foster a puppy

Meet the dogs!


We will be at the Spencerport Country Max at 4658 W Ridge Rd, Spencerport, on the first three Saturdays of the month from 12:30-3:00, as well as the 5th Saturday if there is one. Map

We will be at the Brockport Country Max at 487 Route 19, Brockport, on the fourth Saturday of the month from 12:30-3:00. Map

If you would like to meet a dog, please contact their foster to make sure they will be attending. The above times may change, or events may be cancelled due to inclement weather, so please double check our calendar or Facebook page before heading out if you haven’t arranged a specific meeting. You’re welcome to stop in and talk with us if you’re considering adopting or fostering a dog, and we’re always happy when former BrightStar dogs stop in for a visit!

Help support BrightStar! By shopping with Amazon Smile and selecting BrightStar as your charity of choice, we’ll receive a donation of .5% of the purchase price of eligible products from Amazon! Sign up here.

Donate via PayPal:

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Adoption fee

Effective 2/2018, the standard adoption fees are:

  • Puppy, not yet spayed/neutered (generally under 6 months): $325
  • Adult: $375
  • Senior (7+): $150

The adoption fee may vary for specific dogs and can be found in their description. All dogs are up to date on shots, microchipped, and spayed or neutered.

Owner surrenders

BrightStar charges $50 for all owner surrenders. If the dog has not been spayed/neutered, the fee is $100 to help pay for the surgery.

Check out our wishlist– we need donations!