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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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Tosca in kennels since September 2015WHOOP WHOOP TOSCA BAGS HERSELF A HOME

Santa came a week early for Tosca when she went into a home, but it was a cruel blow of fate and it didn't last. Tosca didn't put a foot wrong but in less than a week her new adopters decided they didn't have time to look after her. Words fail us!!!

There is nothing wrong with Tosca, she has just been discarded by humans through no fault of her own. She really has pulled the short straw.

But then after spending her third Christmas in jail, a wonderful couple came forward and offered Tosca the home that she deserved.

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 Tosca 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.


Although we are a German Shepherd Dog 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.

Keira Urgently Needs A HomeKeira Urgently Needs An Experienced Foster Home


We need a foster home for this beautiful girl Keira who is only 21/2 years old. She needs to be the only dog in an adult only home.

Keira spent the first 18 months of her life in a cage where she chewed off her tail. She suffers from Severe Separation anxiety..... she would sleep on your head if she could but she needs to learn that it is ok to be left on her own and that you will always be coming home.

Her bottom is her hot spot and she will attack it in times of stress or excitement. Kennels is no place for this beautiful girl because it is making her issues 10 times worse.

She will be the most loyal friend you could ever wish to have.


December 2017 NewsletterChristmas Newsletter 2017

As we race towards the end of yet another year, time to reflect on what we have achieved and the monumental task we face as a rescue both now and going forward into a new year.

Despite the number of rescues now operating in the UK, we are still seeing far too many dogs that need to find homes and the reasons for rehoming are getting ridiculous. People are buying these dogs without adequately researching the breed, they are not prepared to put in the training to teach their dog how to behave and then they use rescue to offload their problem dogs. Dogs are now regarded as commodities instead of sentient beings.

Although we are getting record numbers of adoption applications, we face different problems to what we did a few years ago. People don't want older dogs, they don't want dogs with medical issues and they want perfectly behaved dogs. Many potential new owners simply are not prepared to put in any effort with behavioural issues.

This means we have far too many dogs sitting in commercial boarding kennels running up substantial kennel bills because they are not quite perfect or match the shopping list given to us by potential new adopters. It's so sad to see dogs in kennels waiting to be adopted, some of whom have been incarcerated for over a year. Tosca is spending her third Xmas in kennels - how sad is that? Read more

GSD with DM having hydrotherapyDM - Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Mention DM to anyone who has ever owned a German Shepherd, and they will all know immediately what you are referring to.

DM (previously called CDRM) is a terrible, progressive condition which will ultimately lead to the euthanasia of the dog because it has become paralysed at the back end and can become doubly incontinent, although it's usually the bowels that they lose control of rather than the bladder.

The brain remains alert and front end remains normal so watching your poor dog trying to drag itself around on its front limbs is heartbreaking, which makes the decision to put to sleep even harder. Some owners do resort to doggy wheels, and many dogs do very well on these, although it takes a great commitment from the owner.

Conventional medicine can offer you nothing to help your pet with DM. Some alternative ideas.


 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 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 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. Thank you.