German Shepherd Rescue
German Shepherd Puppies and German Shepherd Dogs rehomed across the UK. Help and Advice on All Aspects of Owning a GSD
It is with great sadness that we have to inform everyone that Drake has gone to the rainbow bridge; we are all utterly devastated and shocked, we have shed some tears this afternoon.
We want you to know just how hard we fought for him and that he was much loved by his GSDR family
When Helen and Drake arrived at the hospital, he underwent tests, Noel said that the dog was much worse than originally thought and that surgery was not a viable option.
The chances of success of the carpal fusion would have been less than 5% and the chances of him regaining any function in his right leg less than 10%. To complicate matters further, he had severe elbow dysplasia in both legs, and his wounds were not healing properly.
Noel said that it would be immoral to do the surgery because there would have been little chance that it would have worked and that he would simply have no quality of life. Drake was a big dog, and his instinct would have been to weight bear on his front even if we had tried the wheels.
Helen noticed a big difference in Drake today, he was really shut down, they didn't even have to sedate him to do the tests.
We were not expecting this outcome today at all, but we are glad that Noel was honest with us
Drakes injuries he said couldn’t have been worse and he was such a sad dog as though he had given up on life.
Noel Fitzpatrick is an amazing man he gave Drake so much of his time, passed his other clients to other people to be with him.
As Drake didn't like to be inside Noel set a blanket up outside for him to lie on so Helen could cuddle him. He turned people out of the car park so Helen and Drake could have privacy and hugged Helen until she was calm. He has not charged us for anything.
We would like to thank all of you for your support and donations. Noel said that he had never come across a charity that was prepared to go to such lengths to help a dog and he would have been happy to have worked with us if there had been any hope for Drake.
We have substantial invoices coming from Langford which your kind donations will cover, but we hope that any funds that are left you agree to us using to help other dogs who are needing the help of the rescue.
Today we have a dog called Jake in the NE that has been rushed to the vets with bloat so we hope they can save him and we also have a dog named Alfie requiring a hip operation.
Thank you, everyone, for your support and donations and special thanks to Helen, who has been there for Drake throughout his ordeal and who stayed with him until the end.
Mika and Naya are two 8-year-old, spayed, German Shepherd sisters in need of a new home following the death of their owner.
They are now in foster where they have turned out to be the most delightful girls, a real pleasure to have around.
We know that for the last couple of years that they have been kept outside in a makeshift kennel with a paddock to play in and pretty much left to their own devices although someone that came in to look after the horses every day has been playing ball with them and they really do love to play ball.
Despite the fact that they have been living outside they are clean in their kennel.
In their foster home they are friendly, loveable girls who just want company and love to play. They crave attention because they have not had that for some considerable time now.
They are very quiet and only bark occasionally although they would probably be protective of their property.
They have met dogs in the foster home with whom they are fine. Naya seems to get on with all dogs but Mika seems to prefer males. We don't know about cats but they would probably chase.
Naya is particularly sweet and loves a cuddle whereas Mika is a little more independent and she is also the dominant of the two although they get on really well even when food is around.
The girls are really bonded and we think it would be cruel after all this time to separate them so we will be looking for a home that will take them both together.
Someone is going to be very lucky to adopt these gorgeous girls
Olan and Kiz Left Tied To A Park Bench
A few weeks ago, these two beautiful dogs were found tied to a park bench in London, abandoned by their owner who has never been found.
Fortunately, the relevant authorities were kind to them, picked them up and they spent 7 days in the pound before coming to GSDR to find their forever homes.
Kiz is a lovely affectionate, bouncy, young girl who doesn't seem at all traumatised by her experience.
Olan is also a lovely boy but he is more true to the Caucasian characteristics and is protective especially of Kiz. He is also food possessive so will need an experienced home without young children.
Although they love each other they are not dependent on each other and as it is difficult to find homes for pairs, realistically we will have to split them.
Ideal homes for either of these two would be more rural and with at least a very large secured garden or land.
Blaise and Yogi Bag Themselves a Home Together.
From their adopters: Please meet our 2 boys we have had them since the beginning of Oct 2018. They are brothers and are age 2. They have come on in leaps and bounds, we could not get a collar and leads on them when we first met them, they are better now, one of them still has to try and eat the collar first. We have had a few issues and still have one or two things to iron out, but we will get there with time and patience. We had a trainer to give us some help and tips, even though we have had GSD's for 37 years we still needed advice.
They had no basic training etc, I take them to a secure field a few times a week and train. They just love to work, their reward a ball and they only get it when they do what is asked.
They have been to the doggy spa and bit nervous to start but loved it.
We go out twice a week with a dog walking group to help socialise them, especially the one, as he is very vocal and has little dog syndrome.
If you are reading this and are in two minds whether to adopt or not, my advice is to do it, yes you will have issues, you need lots of patience, and don't expect miracles to happen overnight.
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 rescuing. Dogs like these deserve a chance, not jail!! Can you free a dog from kennels and give him or her a kind loving home?
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.
Poor Cesar In Kennels For 1 Year
This handsome boy is Cesar, a 3-year-old, neutered, male GSD who was found straying and spent a year in kennels abroad before coming to the Uk to try to find his forever home.
He has obviously been somebodies pet previously as he knows commands and has been trained. He arrived very skinny but has put weight on since being here.
He is very friendly with people but will need to be rehomed as the only dog and will require somebody who has experience of the breed. He isn’t suitable to live with cats as he will chase and due to his food snatching tendencies he is best housed with teenagers and upwards.
Cesar is a handsome lad with a drive to please. With someone interested in dog sports such as agility he could prove to be a fun dog to work with. He is intelligent and would love a home that will use that.
Highlights - Huge thanks to BAGSD Leeds and special thanks to Tom and Jean who dropped off a cheque for £1059.11.
29th 30th June 2019 - Join us for a weekend of fun at Copmanthorpe Kennels, York. YO23 3TL. Help us break last years record of 93 GSD;'s in one place. Join us for a weekend of GSD fun and games to include a fun dog show, K9 games, raffle and tombola on Saturday daytime then in the evening meet up around the bonfire for drinks and takeaway. Camping available.
Our volunteers are dealing with ever more difficult situations particularly unrealistic expectations from adopters who are rejecting dogs sometimes as soon as 24 hours after picking the dog up. The poor dog doesn't even get a chance to unpack his or her bags before we have the adopter screaming down the phone at us demanding the dog be picked up.
We produce guidelines for adopters giving advice on settling your new family member into the home but it helps if adopters actually read them.
Rescue dogs are not damaged dogs, they have often been let down by humans and need more than 24 hours or even a few days to settle into their new home. You don't really get to see the real dog until about 2 weeks after adoption so people need to be a little more understanding and patient. Rejecting a new dog is very damaging and unsettling for them it also makes them become less trusting of humans and more difficult for us to rehome.
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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.
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.