Rescuing and Rehoming German Shepherds

German Shepherd Rescue Elite (GSRE) has been formed with the aim of rescuing, re-homing German Shepherd Dogs and educating people on the breed. GSRE is backed up by a team of unpaid volunteers who strive to aid and promote responsible ownership of the breed.

GSRE’s aim is to be the prevention and not always the cure, through offering education on the lovely breed and how to look after these amazingly intelligent and energetic dogs. We not only look to re-home dogs but keep them in their original homes by offering training and behaviour advice. Through our volunteers and website we want to inform people on all aspects of dog ownership before you decide to take the plunge especially as German Shepherd Dogs are a large working breed and are not suitable for everyone.

GSRE is a registered charity that works alongside many other rescues which means that through team work and pulling together we can help even more dogs in need.

Please help today!


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GSRE are now Members of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB).

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The Fundraising Promise


How you can help Pets Advertised on the Internet.

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“The Pet Advertising Advisory Group (PAAG) was created in 2001 to combat the growing concern amongst animal welfare organisations regarding the irresponsible advertising of pets for sale, rehoming, or exchange. In certain cases, such ads were illegally offering dogs banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act, endangered animals, or advertising establishments which were not fit for the breeding or boarding of animals. There was also concern that readers of newspapers and magazines which carried pet advertising, were not even given some of the basic principles surrounding the selection and purchase of a pet.

The recent growth of online classified sites had led to increasing numbers of people choosing the internet to as a means to purchase their pets. As a group we became concerned over the number of inappropriate and illegal adverts we were seeing on these types of sites, so decided to draw up a set of minimum standards for these websites to adhere to with regards to selling pets.

We work closely with Defra, and were please to receive Government endorsement for our minimum standards in September 2013. We believe that such Government backing lends gravitas to our standards, which will in turn encourage more websites to comply.”

How You Can Help


Please Help Stamp Out Puppy Smuggling!

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Dog Breeding in Wales – Help Take Action!

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Large volumes of puppies continue to be bred in Wales, often in appalling conditions with little or no provision for their behavioural or environmental needs.

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Read 2 Dogs Scheme

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Olly Murrs found himself in rescue in July 2010 with 6 of his siblings in a neglect case where they were so underweight it was thought that he and one of his sisters would surely die.

Against all odds he battled through and today he is giving something back for having his own life saved.

Olly became a PAT dog in 2012 as his mum thought he had such a wonderful temperament that he should use  and share it with as many people as possible to show what a fabulous breed the German Shepherd is.

Olly has a great passion for children and when his mum heard about the Read 2 dogs scheme she thought there would be no better boy to do it than Olly.

Olly started his placement at Abbey Hill school near to where he lives and the welcome he has received has been outstanding but the improvement made by the children reading to him every week is truly amazing.

Here is a photo showing Olly at work and I think you will all agree he is a natural!

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Read 2 Dogs Scheme


Our Patron

CDP88-w1000-h800German Shepherd Rescue Elite are very proud to have Robert Alleyne as our Patron.

Rob is looking forward to having a ‘hands on’ role within the rescue in our pursuit to help as many German Shepherd Dogs as we can through action and education.

For more information on Robert Alleyne please visit:

The Dog Owners Club – the official website of dog trainer and behaviourist Robert Alleyne

 

 

 

 

 


Some of our Urgent Shepherds Seeking Homes

  1. Holly

    Location:
    Lancs
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    7
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    Unknown
  2. Bear

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    5
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    Selective
    Cats:
    Unknown
  3. Anya

    Location:
    Cornwall - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    7 months
    Neutered:
    Unknown
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown

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Some of our Golden Oldies Looking for a Comfy Home

  1. Harry

    Location:
    Bristol - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    8 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    Unknown
  2. Foxy

    Location:
    Oxon
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    8 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown
  3. Cody

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    9 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    No

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Other Shepherds Looking for Homes

  1. Chad

    Location:
    Swansea
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    5
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Unknown
    Cats:
    OK in Home
  2. Ruby

    Location:
    Redditch
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    19 months
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    Unknown
  3. Lexi

    Location:
    Essex
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    1 year
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Yes
  4. Cassie

    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    9
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    No
  5. Diesel

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    3 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    No
  6. Jasper

    Location:
    Hereford
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    3
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Unknown
    Cats:
    Unknown

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Shepherds Seeking Adoption

Have a look through all our Shepherds who are currently looking for forever homes. Please also consider our older and urgent dogs. When you’re ready complete our online adoption form.

Join our Community


Get involved, ask for help and advice from other shepherd owners and volunteers – join in with discussions. You can also join groups relevant to what interests you or your local area.


GSRE Events Near You


Find out about Fun Dog shows, Country Fairs, Group Walks and other Events in your area that GSRE are attending.

GSRE Events



Need Help or Advice?


Get useful advice and information on German Shepherds and their welfare.

Useful Articles and Information



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Sponsor a Kennel Dog

Whilst many dogs have to go into kennels as a safe haven whilst a foster home or forever home is found for them, some dogs have to stay longer than others.

Minoas at the kennels with his oinky pig that he takes everywhere.

Minoas at the kennels with his oinky pig that he takes everywhere.

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Looking to Adopt?

Please be sure to read our guide to adoption before considering adopting a Shepherd.

Adopt a GSD


Interested in Fostering?

We’re always looking for foster homes, even if you can only spare time at a weekend to walk or look after our kennel dogs.

Foster a GSD


Like to Volunteer?

Volunteers are what makes our rescue, if you care about the breed and want to make a difference we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteer for GSRE


Want to Donate?

Any money donated goes directly to the dogs we help, so please give whatever amount you can.

Please Donate


Merchandise

Visit our online shop and show your support for GSRE.

GSRE Shop


GSRE Events

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Event Locations

Event Calendar


Need a little support?

If we can help you with advice and support for your Shepherd, then visit our useful articles and information, get in touch, visit our Facebook page or ask in our community.

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Walk Groups

Great way to socialise your dog or just meet like minded people!

Walk Groups


GSRE Newsletters

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German Shepherd Rescue Elite

Are proud to be members of:

Dog Rescue Federation

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and associate members of:

Association of Dogs and Cats Homes

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Pet Advertising Advisory Group

PAAG


EU Dog & Cat Alliance

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Are Your Pet’s Insured?

Did you know 1 in 3 pets require unexpected veterinary treatment each year?* German Shepherd Rescue Elite believes that pet insurance is an important part of responsible pet ownership allowing owners to undertake veterinary treatment at the earliest opportunity knowing help is there for the unexpected costs. Click here to find out more.

*Source: Petplan

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Why we do what we do

Not only was this rescue set up to help as many unwanted, abandoned and neglected German Shepherds as possible, but to also offer education to the general public on the responsibilities / pros / cons of owning a large working breed dog and to be able to offer help and advice so hopefully we can become the prevention for once instead of always being the cure.

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