Help Support or Volunteer for German Shepherd Dog Rescue
We always require more experienced german shepherd dog owners to volunteer their help to the rescue. If you wish to help us, can you please complete the VOLUNTEER FORM
There are so many ways you can help the rescue if you volunteer your services. Below are some of the key roles in GSDR
Home checkers - This will involve visiting potential families at their home address. talking with them, advising them on their choice of dog and explaining to them how German Shepherd Dog Rescue works and assessing their suitability for any available dogs. As you would expect this is really only for the experienced and we will need to assess the suitability of volunteers who offer to help with this.
Dog Assessors - again must have a good knowledge of the breed and be prepared to go to peoples homes to assess their dog for rehoming.
Transport - Could you help by collecting a dog from its owner or delivering a dog to its new owners or fosterers? Anyone willing to do some driving is always welcome. Often, if there is some distance to take a dog, we work where possible in relays thereby cutting down the amount of driving any one of us has to do by each taking the dog just a part of the route.
Dog and Area Co-ordinators - working together and responsible for running a region. To see through the whole process of assessment right through to adoption and follow up ensuring that our dogs go to the right homes.
Phone support. The rescue receives a high volume of phone calls and we need more volunteers to take some of those calls and filter them through the correct channels. Ideally you will be retired or work part time and have a few hours to spend during the day. This is a key role in the rescue and you will need to be able to work as part of the team and liase with other volunteers on a regular basis. For more information please call Jayne on 01568 797957
Fund Raising - As GSDR is run entirely by volunteers we rely on the generosity of our supporters to help us fund the work of the rescue. Our biggest expenditures are kenneling costs and veterinary treatment. The more money we raise, the more dogs we can help - it really is as simple as that. Come and join us, meet lots of new friends and have some fun helping this wonderful breed. GSDR needs you.
Many of the dogs that come into our care, have suffered abuse or neglect and often require expensive veterinary treatment. Some dogs may require long term or lifelong treatment which GSDR need to have funding to pay for. Being a voluntary organisation money has to be raised through donations and fundraising activities. At present the donations we receive are barely enough to cover the running costs and additional funds will be required to develop our work further. All monies raised are used to help rescue and re-home unwanted GSD's.
GSDR is a registered charity and volunteers are not paid, they help simply because they care.
Our famous 'Two Fat Blokes' - dedicated fundraisers for GSDR
Ray and Si in the north east team have raised thousands of pounds for the rescue and are out most weekends and in all weathers. They are a well known sight now around the big pet stores in the NE and the two of them have developed a wonderful friendship. Sadly the lovely Ollie is no longer with us as he died as a result of a tumour in February 2013. RIP Ollie, very much loved and very much missed.
Two Fat Blokes funraise most weekends - those shorts come out in all weathers!
Team Corporate GSDRunners - running relay in the Leeds half marathon
Not only are theses ladies in training for running the relay half marathon in Leeds on Sunday 12th May 2013, they are pictured here on a curry night fundraise. Well at least with all that running, they can eat as much cury as they like!
You get to meet all sorts and make new friends at GSDR
The staff and pupils of Footnotes school raising funds for GSDR
You can leap off a crane on the end of an elastic band to raise money for GSDR!
Talented volunteers make lovely hand crafted goods to raise money for GSDR
Join one of our GSDR walks - helping raise funds for the rescue no matter what the weather!
Hand crafted personalised bling made by our talented volunteers - check out the GSDR CRAFT MARKET
Kids love to meet the big dogs at the fund raising events - great PR for the breed
Bookmarks - More hand crafted goodies lovingly made to help raise money for the rescue
The very popular GSDR bandanas
Handcrafted GSDR purses
Fostering - GSDR are always desperate for foster homes
Perhaps you have owned a German Shepherd before and really care about the welfare of the breed, maybe your own dog has died or you cannot commit yourself to giving a dog a permanent home, but would still like to help us in some way. If so have you considered short term fostering?
Fosterers are very much needed to care for dogs in a homely environment while their new homes and prospective owners are home checked. During this time the dog can be assessed and relevant information, can be used to help decide on the most suitable placement. This information can also passed on to their new owners to help them adjust and prepare for their new dog.
Fostering can be very satisfying as your experience, insight and input is important in finding the best home and family for the right dog.
If you would like to help by fostering for German Shepherd Dog Rescue, please fill out an adoption form
Please Come and Join German Shepherd Dog Rescue
In all aspects of our work which deal directly with dogs and their owners, some experience with GSDs is necessary although much can be learned while actually helping out. Volunteers are assessed to ensure suitability and to help the new volunteer to join in at an appropriate level of skill.
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. We also accept Paypal payments - just click on the Paypal button below. Thankyou.