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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

Ruby Urgently Needs A HomeRuby - Mature Lady Looking For Love

We are looking for a very urgent home or foster for Ruby who is 11 years old.

Ruby has been left for long hours and is distressed.

She ideally needs a home where there is somebody home all the time.

Ruby has lived with children before so could do again but ideally we are looking for a quiet retirement home for her where there are visiting grandchildren.

Ruby is needing a home where she is the only pet as she doesn’t like other dogs or cats.

Ruby is very friendly with people and greeted our volunteer excitedly when she went to see her.

If you could offer Ruby her lifeline and be committed to opening your home to her for the rest of her life please fill out an adoption form.

Ruby has already been in 3 homes this must be her last.

GSDR/Swiis Foster CareGSDR/Swiis Foster Care

Swiis Foster Care are an independent fostering agency providing stable, caring homes for children and young people across England and Scotland. Swiis have services in Bristol, Buckinghamshire, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Lancashire, Leeds, Sheffield, Durham, Dundee, Dunfermline and Glasgow.

Swiis have committed to sponsoring an overseas dog in need of rescuing for each of its above facilities, including all vet bills, inoculations, pensions costs and transport to the UK.  We will allocate a dog for reach region and share each dogs journey from overseas to their new forever home with our children and young people.  This initiative has proved to be very popular throughout Swiis and the children are looking forward to sharing in each dogs journey.

Myself and my wife Jill who also works for Swiis,  have personally sponsored many dogs with the GSDR South West & Wales to ensure that they receive a safe passage to a secure loving home and also have two rescue dogs from GSDR; Dekker (aged 3) and Rodney (16 months) who along with a previously rescued Saluki/ whippet (Princess Leah) take centre stage in our family home. The German Shepherd breed are unique, they are loving and fun, can be wilful, but with considerate guidance are wonderful family companions. Our experience of GSDR as an organisation has been extremely positive, they are always available to provide advice and support to ensure that adopted dogs are fully and happily integrated into their new homes.

Swiis look forward to a long relationship with GSDR South West & Wales and we would highly recommend them to anyone considering providing a much needed loving home to a deserving doggie.

Tim Notchell CEO

Youn GSD Marley urgently needs a homeYoung Marley Urgently Needs A Home

Hello my name is Marley, I am 16 months old and entire. You may recognize me as  I was posted here a few months ago looking for my forever home which unfortunately I have not yet found, I have now been in rescue for nearly three months.

I came into rescue because  my mummy was working long hours and I was left alone in my crate for long periods of time. I did go out to a foster but they decided I was not the dog for them because of a few issues which need ongoing support.

Basically I am a big strong boy who until coming into rescue had little or no socialisation  with either people or other dogs and only the minimum of basic training.

The result of this is I now have a few issues and need  to have a quiet home with EXPERIENCED OWNERS who have the time and patience to teach me properly.

Please read about Marley before applying to adopt him

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.

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.