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German Shepherd Rescue

German Shepherd Puppies and German Shepherd Dogs rehomed across the UK. Help and Advice on All Aspects of Owning a GSD

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Volunteers are dealing with very difficult circumstances just now but we are still here to help whether you are wishing to adopt a dog or rehome your dog. Please complete either an adoption form or a rehoming form  or you can EMAIL us

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Jerry Lee urgently needs a new homeJerry Lee Urgently Needs A New Home

This lovely boy is Jerry Lee who is a 7-year-old neutered GSD/Husky/Malamute who is urgently looking for a new home.

Jerry Lee has always been an anxious dog but this has escalated because of the two very young children aged 2 and 4 in the house. 

He can be strong on the lead and will bark at other dogs he meets unless he has his Frisbee in his mouth and then he will just walk past and not bother with them. He loves his walks and his toys. 

As a pup, he was frightened by fireworks and ran away and this had had an impact on him.

He lived with a cat for 2 years which sadly died and they were best of friends and slept together. He lives with 2 other dogs but has fought with one of them so they now have to be kept separated. 

He is good off the lead and knows all his commands. 

Jerry Lee needs a quiet home where he is the only dog.If you can help, please fill out an adoption form, we are desperate to find him a home.

Tasha in kennels most of her lifeTasha Desperately Needs A Home

Please don't let Tasha spend yet another Christmas in Kennels
Tasha arrived in the UK in 2018 and has been in kennels ever since.

When she first arrived she was only a puppy but she was afraid and panicked as she was carried away from the van, went to bite the person carrying her and managed to escape and was running loose for 2 weeks. We do believe that this is the reason as to why she doesn't like people she doesn't know. She was caught and now she knows everyone at the kennels she is a happy contented do.

Tasha will need someone who is prepared to visit the kennels maybe a few times to gain her trust.

Once she trusts and is settled she is a happy contented dog.

She loves other dogs so would perhaps be better being rehomed where there is another dog in the home. She will follow other dogs and settles quickly in the presence of a happy relaxed dog.

She has no interest in cats, she just wants to be by your side.

Please give Tasha the chance of having her forever home, she has waited far too long.

If you are interested please complete an adoption form so that a volunteer can contact you.


Although we are a German Shepherd rescue, there does not seem to be an official Caucasian Shepherd Rescue here in the UK, so since 2013, we have been helping these dogs find homes and have built up a good knowledge of this breed.

Most of these dogs are finding their way into the UK through unscrupulous breeders in eastern Europe or coming in via questionable rescuers with no rescue back up here in the UK. Most that we have helped so far, have been picked up as strays here in the UK.

This is certainly not the breed for everyone and if you are considering owning a Caucasian Ovcharka, please make sure that you thoroughly research the breed first. They may be the cutest bundles of fluff imaginable as puppies but they are a giant breed and will grow into a very large immensely powerful dog.

Caucasian Shepherds that we have for rehoming.

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Clearly, society has changed, and this was very noticeable last year, not least because of the expectations of our adopters who require dogs to be perfect from day 1. Like people, dogs are never perfect, but we domesticate then reject them when they behave like dogs. We truly are in snowflake times which makes it even harder for volunteers to place dogs.

Rescue dogs are not damaged dogs they have just been let down by humans so take a little while to unpack their bags, get familiar with their new owners and surroundings before they settle in.

If you expect a perfect dog or you can’t be understanding and patient enough to allow the dog to settle in or you can’t be bothered to put any effort into training or helping the dog through any issues they might have, then you are looking in the wrong place for your new companion.

Remember that the rescue is run entirely by volunteers who do this because of their love for the breed, so they do not deserve the abuse that they have been receiving this last year from new owners.

Because of events in 2020 we haven't been able to produce a more recent newsletter so please bear with us. 

Enjoy the GSDR Newsletter

Autism Symptoms in Pets Rise as Pet Vaccination Rates RiseAutism Symptoms in Pets Rise as Pet Vaccination Rates Rise

Just to put things in perspective, the animal vaccine industry has been valued at $6.27 billion in 2015 and, at a calculated annual growth rate of 6.9 per cent, it is expected to rise to $11.40 billion by 2024.

So vaccines are a very lucrative business indeed and if you think they are really concerned about your pet's health, think again as this is nothing more than lining the pockets of big Pharma and vets.
As a rescue, we have seen the lifespan of GSD's reduce by a third in the last 30 years as well as seeing big increases in behavioural problems such as aggression.

Over 50% of dogs are now getting cancer which is an entirely manmade disease with hemangiosarcoma the number 1 killer. GSD's are particularly prone to vaccine damage and we see an ever-increasing number of dogs with autoimmune diseases especially skin disorders, persistent ear problems and sensitivities to foods. 

Please educate yourselves and at least stop yearly vaccinations which are making your dogs sick and shortening their lives.
This is evidence backed, here is the scientific research into vaccine-induced autism in dogs.  

Personal Protection Dog and Family Protection Dogs

GSDR always 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 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 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 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 your details. Please note that this is a genuine service for German Shepherd Rescue and not a listing 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 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 donating 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. 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. Thank you.