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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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Basil GSD puppy with congenital cataractsMeet Basil GSD Puppy With Congenital Cataracts

In May 2018 GSDR took in a litter of 7 puppies who were all born with bilateral cataracts. The vet had advised the owner to euthanaise all puppies at 4 weeks old. Thankfully, we were contacted and all puppies are safe and doing well.

This led to our quest to find a treatment that could help them all.

Surgery for cataracts is not only costly but it is not always possible because of changes to the back of the eye which means removing cataracts will not restore sight.

We very much favour natural remedies which are not only effective but they don't cost a fortune, unlike veterinary treatment. We came across this product Cataract Clear made by Costcuttersrus.

Basil has begun his treatment and is receiving Cataract Clear 4% XTRAMAX 4 times daily. We know this won't be a quick overnight fix and that we are in for the long haul, but we think Basil deserves a chance.

Older Dog Dickens Gets a Home Dickens now Called Harry Bags Himself A Home.

Another of our lovely mature boys Dickens now called Harry has finally left the building and gone to his new home.

Dickens is an older boy, and dogs like him are often discarded by humans and then overlooked in rescue because of their age.

Please don't overlook older dogs who have so much to give and will be most grateful for somewhere warm and safe to live. They deserve homes too where they will know what it is like to be loved and cared for.

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 Dickens 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.

Diesel a Caucasian Shepherd CAUCASIAN OVCHARKA (SHEPHERDS)

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 Home Keira 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.


June 2018 NewsletterJune Newsletter 2018

I was contacted earlier this year by a lovely lady called Barbara whose friend Margery had sadly passed away, but she had asked her friend to ensure that her some of her money was used to help her favourite breed of dog, go to small individual charities and not fund a highly paid chief executive.

Margery grew up in Aston, Birmingham where she lived behind her mums' record shop where there were always dogs in the house. When she married her husband Sam, they moved to the shop next door and ran it as a hardware shop.  They had German Shepherds, usually 2 at a time and they were always in the shop with them meeting and greeting the customers. Margery herself loved people and she loved a good chat.

Margery and her husband never went off on holidays because they just wanted to be with their dogs. On days off they would take their dogs to Derbyshire for lovely long walks. I spoke to Barbara and explained how our rescue was run and she very kindly agreed to donate enough money to pay 1 years kennelling fees. We are sorry that Margery passed away but know that she would approve that this would be helping her favourite breed and knowing that GSDR believes all dogs deserve a chance and not just the easy ones.

We are so grateful that this came at a time when we were under so much pressure and we will make sure that all that money is used to help needy dogs.

Grab yourself a coffee, put your feet up and read our June 2018 Newsletter

Pet vaccines are costly, toxic and dangerousWhy are our pets dying younger?

Remember a time when pets used to die of old age? Well not anymore thanks to greedy vets and big pharma pushing toxic vaccines and pet food manufacturers for giving us junk food kibble which has little if any nutritional benefit for your pet. Over 60% of dogs are now getting cancer yet dogs should not be getting cancer which is a manmade disease.

Ask your vet - where is the evidence to support yearly vaccines and where is the evidence to support the use of neurotoxins to prevent parasites?

Pet vaccines are costly, toxic, dangerous and unproven.

GSD's have weaker immune systems than most other pedigree breeds so carry on giving these toxins and your pet can look forward to severe allergies, seizures, anaemia and cancer. The number 1 killer of cancer in GSD's is now cancer with hemangiosarcoma one of the most prevalent.

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.

Why are our dogs dying early?


 Holmer Vets Hereford

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 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 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 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 donating 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.