German Shepherd Puppies and German Shepherd Dogs rehomed across the UK. Help and Advice on All Aspects of Owning a GSD
We Urgently Need Permanent Homes and Foster Homes
We have record numbers of dogs sitting in commercial boarding kennels waiting for their new homes to come along, many have been in there for months, some over a year and we have two dogs in their 3rd year in kennels.
Not only does this drain our funds, but more importantly it is not fair on the dogs being kept in confinement for so long. They need homes
What is wrong with these dogs? Nothing, they have just been discarded by humans through no fault of their own.
Take poor Jack here who has never had a home of his own and has only ever known abuse at the hands of humans until he came to GSDR. Jack has been in kennels since early summer 2015 yet he is a kind, gentle, loving soul who just wants to be loved. He does not like ebing in kennels and he does not deserve this.
Rescue dogs are not damaged dogs, they have just been let down by humans. It should not matter what colour, size or age they are - that is not rescue. Dogs like Jack deserve a chance not jail!!
Can you free a dog from kennels and give him or her a kind loving home?
If you can help, please fill out anadoption / foster form
These are some of our kennel dwellers
Hunk of The Week - Gentle Giant Robson
Poor Robson ended up in a horrible kill shelter in Ireland where he was due to be put to sleep, until we offered to help him.
Robson was initially stressed at being moved about and kept in kennels and it has made him a little nervous and grumpy but he soon settled down and turned out to be a lovely gentle giant.
What Robson would like is a calm, quiet home without noisy young children where he can relax, enjoy company and some nice walks.
He has been in kennels a while now and hasn't had much exercise so he would relish the thought of some nice walks in the countryside or park.
We guarantee that you will not be disappointed when you meet this lovely boy, who will make a wonderful, faithful companion. All he asks for is a home to call his own where he will learn what it is like to be loved and cared for.
Is gentle giant Robson the dog for you?
Gorgeous Gal of the Week Kelsey - in kennels 18 months!
Poor Kelseys' life was turned upside down when she was returned back to rescue because her owner now had to work away from home.
This poor girl is feeling very sad and let down and she is distressed at being in kennels.
She is around 7/8 years old and is spayed. She is not great with other dogs or cats so would be better in a home where they have no other pets.
Kelsey needs to be in an adult only home or one with older children only as she probably wouldn't cope with noisy young children bouncing around.
We really wanted Kelsey to go into a new home as soon as possible as she is not coping in the kennel environment.
Sadly she has now been in kennels 18 months and doesn't deserve this.
Can you give Kelsey hope?
Zeus is flying to the UK in the next few weeks and needs a home
My name is Zeus. I am now the only survivor of 3 dogs destined for the UK. Unfortunately my friends Mufasa and Derek didnt make it.
Can you imagine having a thick, metal, rusty chain embedded in your neck? Every movement you make causes you pain in every minute of every day? Can you imagine being tied up outside, with no shelter from the heat or from the cold and being fed scraps? Can you imagine ALL of this and then being abused as well? A stone thrown here, a kick there? Well, Zeus knows. This was his existence as a guard dog in China. His life was a living hell.
His dream is to find a loving home with a family who can give him what he has never experienced and that is LOVE. His Story
Princess Ruby Shocking Case Of Neglect
You would be forgiven for thinking that this was a dog found on the streets in eastern Europe, but sadly this poor girl was taken to a vets in London by a lovely chap who had been made aware of her plight by his daughter, who was one of the flatmates where she was living.
When her rescuer visited Princess Ruby, he was appalled and immediately contacted the RSPCA who told him to take the dog to an emergency vets! The vet told our volunteer that when first admitted Princess Ruby was emaciated and weighed just 20Kg and 30% of her body was covered in open sores. She smelt terrible, she was anaemic, dehydrated and extremely weak.
She had to be carried down the stairs of the flat and the vet confirmed that she could barely stand. One of the vet nurses stated that she had never seen a dog in such a bad state.
This is shocking story of Princess Rubys' Neglect
March 2016 Newsletter
We have now reached an all time high with numbers of dogs in commercial kennels and we cannot sustain this in the long term. Also it is not good for German Shepherds to be in kennels for long periods, they need to be in homes.
Too many lovely dogs in rescue are being overlooked because they don't tick all the boxes. Dogs are sentient beings not designer objects. If you are rescuing a dog, should size, colour or age really matter? We think not. One of the most infuriating comments we hear is that people only want young dogs because they don't want to lose a dog too soon. Okay so what do we do with all the middle aged or older dogs, leave them in kennels until they die? That is not rescue………
Read more in the March 2016 newsletter
Bravecto Flea and Tick control - WARNING
Bravecto is a fairly new product to the market which is being heavily promoted for the control of parasites such as fleas and ticks. This product is being dished out like smarties by vets in many countires to unsuspecting dog owners who are not informed of the serious side effects that are associated with this product.
Bravecto is a neurotoxin that stays in the dogs system for 3 months, the side effects may be cumulative.
'Similar to other neonicotinoids: sickness extended across gastrointestinal, neurological, endocrine, and renal turmoil to multi-organ toxicity/failure, euthanasia and death.'
There are many simple natural remedies for preventing and treating parasites without having to put your dogs life at risk.
There is a Facebook page which gives further information of this toxic drug Does Bravecto Kill Dogs
For the sake of a few visitors, are seizures and death acceptable side effects? We don't think so
Tell your vet you do not want this product
Campaign To Expose Vaccine Dangers
These two puppies Bilbo Baggins and Lyra were born in rescue after we took on a female GSD who unbeknown to us, was expecting. Bilbo and Lyra have never been vaccinated, instead have received 'nosodes' to build up their immunity.
Nosodes are a safe, cheap alternative to toxic vaccinations which are peddled by big pharma and veterinary practices and which are nothing more than revenue generators.
The first vaccine usually given as a very young puppy is probably the most dangerous.
Chris Day is pronbably the most well known homeopathic vet - 'Sadly, the acute-onset problems and the chronic issues can be set up by even the very first vaccine event, in a susceptible individual. We have even witnessed puppy and kitten deaths after the first dose.' Guidelines on Nosodes
Chris Day Alternative Vet
'No manufacturer will guarantee the safety of vaccination. Quite apart from dangerous and life-threatening anaphyllactic reactions, that can occur within hours of the injection, transient fevers and malaise and injection site lumps or abscesses, there can be chronic, late-onset problems. As a referral centre, dealing mainly with troublesome chronic disease, our own research suggests that over 80% of chronic illness that we see starts within three months of a vaccination event. Such problems include skin problems, allergy, atopy, autoimmune problems, heart murmur, meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis, nervousness, excitability, epilepsy and seizures, CDRM, cardiomyopathy, colitis, chronic diarrhoea, ear problems, 'virus' in horses, sarcoid, COPD and headshaking. It may even be that syringomyelia may be triggered by vaccination. Proving an association in any single case is not possible but the overall statistics are frightening.'
GSDR alway has and always will operate a NO DESTRUCTION POLICY because we believe that all dogs deserve a good life. We will find the right home for all the dogs that come into our care no matter how long it takes. German Shepherd Dog Rescue is both a registered charity and company, which produces yearly accounts so that you know where your donated monies are spent.
German Shepherd Rescue
We are German Shepherd Dog Rescue the biggest and best charity in England and Wales helping to foster and rehome German Shepherd puppies and German Shepherd dogs (Alsatians).
German Shepherd Dog Rescue helps rehome German Shepherds across the UK. Can you help us raise funds so that we can rescue more unwanted German Shepherd Dogs?
If you are thinking of buying a dog as a family pet forget that puppies for sale advert, please read this article first.
Please do not contact the rescue specifically for puppies - buying a puppy. We are looking for loving homes for rescue dogs of all ages. We always have many German Shepherd dogs for rehoming. Can you offer to adopt a German Shepherd and give it a good home or maybe you could foster a German Shepherd until a new home can be found.
If you would like us to feature a German Shepherd Dog that is looking for a new home please contact us with details. Please note that this is a genuine service for German Shepherd Rescue and not a listings for people wishing to sell their german shepherd dog.
We do not have puppies for sale or dogs for sale but we do ask for a minimum donation which goes towards helping other needy dogs. Monies rasied go towards kenneling and veterinary costs.
Volunteers are always welcome.
German Shepherd Dog Rescue is run by volunteers who are involved because of their love for the breed. Most have jobs and families and fit in rescue work when they can and at their own cost. Please be patient and we will deal with your requests as soon as we can. Our rescue dogs are worth waiting for!
Please help us by making a donation so that we can help re home more unwanted German Shepherd Dogs. Donations can be sent to Jayne Shenstone, German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Little Vauld, Marden Hereford HR1 3HA. We also accept Paypal payments - just click on the Paypal button below. Thank you.