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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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Skyler has been with GSDR since 2016Skyler has been with GSDR in kennels since 2016

Every Christmas Skyler asks Santa Paws to find him his forever home but so far no luck, but Santa keeps telling him to keep believing. Is Christmas 2019 going to be the year that Skyler's wish comes true?

Skyler was posted on FB that he needed a home urgently, his owner was having him PTS because his partner had become frightened of him and was due to have a baby, so owner tried very hard to find him a home rather than PTS. Although he is predominately Husky, no husky rescue came forward to save him so we did.

Skyler is a confident, dominant lad, who does kennel guard but once he is out of kennels he's such a clever lad and looks towards the handler to give him direction and very keen to play and run after a ball.

He's reluctant to you stroking his head, although I'm sure once he has built a relationship with a handler, his confidence will grow and he will be more accepting. Skyler is looking for a confident owner, someone who is active as this boy is strong and has loads of energy. He needs someone to show him the ropes and help with his doggy etiquette.

If you can help, please fill out an adoption form, we are desperate to find him a home.

“JourneyJourney With A White Dog

A wonderful adoption story about a young white dog that had been a long term kennel dweller who had been overlooked for adoption because he wasn't perfect and had a few issues.

Bruce is a GSD/Husky cross who had a strong prey drive and reactivity/fear issues which meant most people wouldn't even look at him. His adopters carefully researched his issues as well as learning about the needs and characteristics of his husky side.

Bruce was high energy and needed more than walks, he needed to run. Fortunately, his new mum and dad are both keen runners and he loved canicross, it was just what he needed.

In 2017, his adopters realised all was not well with Bruce and discovered that he had, in fact, got the dreaded degenerative myelopathy (DM) and since he didn't normally like being handled, they thought that this would be the end for Bruce. However, his passion and spirit shone through, he isn't ready to throw the towel in and he still enjoys short runs. Just look at Bruce go

This is a perfect example of just how rewarding a rescue dog can be with effort and time. So don't come to us with a shopping list for your perfect dog because that is not what rescue is about, all dogs deserve the chance that Bruce was given.

Number of deaths associated with flea and tick treatments continues to riseThe Number Of Deaths Associated with Flea/Tick Treatments Rises.

These are figures released from the European Medicines Agency and are the official numbers of reported side effects and deaths reported after administration of flea and tick treatments June 2019.

Only about 1% of the serious side effects with animal medications are actually reported, so this is the tip of the iceberg. 

Bravecto 11,241 serious side effects, 2636 animals died after administration.

Nexguard 24,276 serious side effects, 1090 animals died after administration.

Simparica 2419 serious side effects, 319 animals died after administration. (new on the market)

Credelio 136 serious side effects, 37 animals died after administration. (new on the market)

Vectra 3D 2353 serious side effects, 126 animals died after administration.

These drugs are potent neurotoxins, that's how they kill the parasites so why are you putting these poisons on your much-loved pet. Stop buying the lies of vets who make a lot of money from these toxins and juts regard side effects and deaths as collateral damage and use natural flea, tick and worm remedies.

For more information Is Bravecto Safe and see the damage done to peoples pets on Facebook - Is Bravecto Safe.

Cesar has been in kennels a yearPoor Cesar In Kennels For 18 months now

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.


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.

Spring2019 NewsletterSpring Newsletter 2019

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.

Pull up a chair, grab yourself a coffee and enjoy our latest 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.