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2016 christmas appeal2016 Christmas Appeal To Help Needy GSD's

Last Christmas Buddy was dumped in kennels but GSDR changed his life and he now has a happy home with a lovely garden to roll in.

Buddy loves his new life with his big comfy bed and a human who thinks he is three love of her life. GSDR is able to transform the lives of poor abandoned dogs at Christmas but we can only do it with your help.

If you can't foster or adopt, there are many other ways you can help us. Many dogs will be spending Christmas in kennels and for many it won't be their first.

Here's how you can help German Shepherds Christmas 2016.

boss is a german shepherd that has had a hard lifeWe 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.

This lovely big boy is Boss who has never had a home of his own and those scars tell a story of a very hard life. Boss has been in kennels for many months now yet he is a kind, gentle, loving soul who just wants to be loved. He does not like being 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 Boss 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 an adoption / foster form. These are some of our kennel dwellers.

marco young german shepherd with perthes diseaseUrgent Home or Fosterer Needed for Marco. 

Marco has arrived in the UK and we urgently need a foster or permanent home for him where he can recuperate after surgery. Kennels is not the place for this beautiful lad who is only a year old. He is a very friendly boy and is good with other dogs, we don't know about cats.

Marco had Perthes Disease which is necrosis of the femoral head of the hip joint. So where the hip area has a ball and socket the ball part is wearing away and causes pain and the dog cannot weight bear on it. It can sometimes be inherited and usually occurs in young dogs.

The prognosis after surgery is very good but he needs very short walks and lots of rest and the healing process usually takes 4 to 6 months. Non weight bearing exercise like hydrotherapy is very good, massage and acupuncture too. The vet has said the operation went well . He needs plenty of rest to allow the healing process to take place and just gentle exercise.

Throughout all this, Marco has behaved impeccably, he has been such a good boy. Find out more about Marco.

hera older german shepherd looking for a homeHera, our lovely older lady of the week

Now in kennels over a year - so sad for this poor older girl.

This lovely gentle older lady is our Hera who is approx 10 years old and has had a very bad life up to now.

We believe that she has never had a home of her own as we believe she may have always lived on the streets having litter after litter of pups, poor thing. 

You can bet that she has not been treated well by humans and that most of her puppies never survived.

A really nice older girl who deserves some human kindness and love, something we doubt she has ever experienced before.

She is chipped but not spayed as the vet thought she was too old to undergo this type of surgery.

You can read more about Hera although we don't know too much and you can see more pictures of this sweet girl on Hera's page.

Ritchie white short coated GSD who has had a bad lifePoor Ritchie, bears the scars of a lifetime of abuse

This lovely boy is our Ritchie who is 8 years old but who has never had a home of his own and lived a life of neglect and abuse by the hands of humans.

Ritchie was found as a puppy near a block of flats and a good hearted man fed him but the neighbours called the dogcatchers. He was caught and brought into the Public Shelter where the kind man came after him and got him out but he didn't have anywhere to take him so he was still living on those streets, fed and looked after by the man

The neighbours called the dogcatchers again and again he was caught and taken in the PS and the man came and set him free. This happened 4 times and it traumatised him, especially that he was captured with the neck pole and dragged.

Can you give this poor beaten, abused dog his first ever home where he can know love? Adopt Ritchie.

cancer in dogs - prevention and curesCancer in Dogs - Prevention and Cures

Did you know that a staggering 50% of adult dogs will die from cancer? That's half which is truly SHOCKING!

We should all be outraged at that figure, our four legged friends should not be getting cancer, it's a manmade disease.

In many cases cancer can be treated, but better that we protect our dogs from getting cancers rather than having to try and treat once the cancer is established.

Veterinary surgeons and the pharmaceutical industry profit greatly from cancer and both play on our fears of the dreaded disease, which will end up costing you a small fortune and ultimately the life of your much loved pet.

We offer you advice on how to avoid some of the common things that increase your dogs risk of getting cancer, how to optimise your dogs immune system and what to do if your dog is diagnosed with cancer.

What applies here, also applies to humans as well - Prevention And Cure of Cancer In Dogs

September 2016 newsletterSept / Oct Newsletter

The South east region are celebrating, they have a supermodel in the region! Some months ago they entered one of our dogs Lana into the Kennel Club Calendar competition.

The wonderful Dave (who also beautifully captured our kennels dogs to relaunch them on the web site) did us the great honour of taking lots of pictures of Lana, who at the time was in kennels and needing a home. They didn’t think they stood a chance, but low and behold an email arrived to say that Lana has been chosen as a winner and her picture would appear as March in the Kennel Club 2017 calendar!

On October 22nd they went off to Excel London to Discover Dogs with Lana and her new owner (yes she got adopted too – double reason to celebrate!) as representatives of German Shepherd Dog Rescue.

A fabulous day was had by all, and our very own supermodel lapped up the limelight like a true professional. September/October 2016 newsletter.

Why Vets Are Getting Away With MurderWhy Vets Are Getting Away With Murder?

"The veterinary profession is broken and it isn’t about to change any time soon. Our pets are being over-serviced and we’re getting fleeced. We pay for the unnecessary vaccinations, the overly-processed, synthetic prescription pet foods that contain ingredients from China, and we pay for drugs and chemicals that are damaging to the immune system.

After shelling out for these services, pet owners need to keep their wallets open because, sooner or later, the chronic disease caused by these products like allergies and cancer will start to kick in and require treatment. They threaten the quality and quantity of life for our companion animals – and many of these diseases are caused by the products vets tell us are safe and effective.

The sad fact is some common veterinary practices are harming our dogs. Vets today have too many drugs, vaccines and chemicals at their disposal and they’re overly willing to dispense them. The worst part is that they hold no accountability for their actions. In short, they can and do ignore vaccine label recommendations or prescribe harmful or unnecessary drugs and we pet owners have no recourse." Why Are Vets Getting Away With Murder?

bilbo the puppy receives nosodes instead of toxic vaccinesCampaign 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 but 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 probably 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.

gsd cross lyra has never been vaccinated, she is protected with nosodesChris 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.'


 Holmer Vets Hereford

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 you 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 raised 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.

Please help support the rescue
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 Rescue, Little Vauld, Marden Hereford HR1 3HA. Thankyou.