German Shepherd Rescue and Rehoming

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 reputable rescues which means that through team work and pulling together we can help even more dogs in need. To assist in this we are now a Full Member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) who promote best practice in animal welfare, and a member of the EU Dog and Cat Alliance who call for EU action to build a better Europe for dogs and cats.

We are a proactive charity with a common goal; the welfare of animals.


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Adopt a GSD

Please be sure to read our guide to adoption and adopting a GSRE dog before considering adopting a German Shepherd.

Foster a GSD

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.

Volunteer for GSRE

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.

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


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Find Jezzie 😂 he decided to play hide n seek early this morning in the long grass think daddy Dave needs to get the mower going 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

Find Jezzie 😂 he decided to play hide n seek early this morning in the long grass think daddy Dave needs to get the mower going 😉

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Karen SpicerBless him ❤ xxx

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Marion NewittDon't think a mowers going to go through that lot .... tell him to get his shirt off and do a Poldark with the scythe !!

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Christine Joneslove the last photo of him he looks so happy x

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Carol DriscollYour so cute Jezzie xx

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Ann BellBloody hell i thought they were in the jungle lol

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Hard Working...Will be soon !

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Anne RobinsonWOW. How gorgeous. Xx

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Esther DeanDon't wake us up yet we are not ready to start work come back in about eight months

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Steph SmithAwww lil munchkins are taking a rest xx

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Abby O'NeillLet sleeping dogs lie! Lol

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Karen FarnworthHaha love it xxx

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Christine RooneyIncognito !!!

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Maureen Longley

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Ann BellHa ha lol

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If this does not melt your heart!!

This is Honey she loves cuddles she just needs someone special to call her own to give the cuddles to. Could that be you??
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Rachel HoylandHoney is the most affectionate dog I've ever met!! Why the poor girl is still in kennels I'll never know!!!

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Lottie Pearson

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Alison HilbertShared Derbyshire. She's gorgeous xx

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Lorraine RobertsHow old is Honey pleae

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John CareySue Nelson

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Lesley WrapsonShared again for beautiful Honey ❤️

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Tasha ChurchShared xx

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Sally HallShared

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Alan PritchardShared again for this gorgeous girl x

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Linda HarperShared in the hope someone special comes along for her.

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Lexi MutchShared she looks so happy there snuggling 🤗😍

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Verner Kristensenshared lancs

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Sandra HandsShared xx

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Cath FosterShared

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Tracey PelhamWhat a poppet x

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Sunita FrancisThis daft cute affectionate girlie was in short term foster with me a few months ago. This was just to give her a break from the kennel environment. We were inundated with kisses and cuddles. Sadly, keeping her long term wasn't an option owing to my work pattern. How can she still be waiting?! So what if she is a cross? She will have less health issues and will outlive the full Sheps. PLEASE AT LEAST FOSTER HER TO FIND OUT HOW LOVELY SHE IS!

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Sheila BakerWe have two crosses , overlooked by some , their loss , our gain .Xx

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Shelley BennettShared Shropshire

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Abby O'NeillShared Croydon x

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Kym MaceI would love her but I have cats and a small dog and a five year little boy

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Stuart NewmanLovely honey what a class girl. X

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Stuart GraceYup.. total heart melt.

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Dionne NewmanShe is an amazing girl met her at sunitas and if you want snogs and cuddles she's your girl xx

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Dionne NewmanThe difference in her is unbelievable xx

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A weekly reminder x

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Claire MaudsleyWe cant even say that word out loud LOL

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Linda BeeYes we can only say the 's' word lol

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Claire Pemberton

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Esther DeanMy girl is always chasing them in the garden,she just cannot understand how they get up the tree and she can't

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Rhoda HarrisonDon't. They've been the bane of my life for weeks. Indy is obsessed with them.

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Samantha ReeveThis is us but cats! Neighbourhood cat jumped in our garden & left 2 claws in our dogs muzzle & she still would not come away & hasn't learnt her lesson. My partner plucked them out like porcupine quills or something! 👎👎👎

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Debby LeonardMy dog loves chasing them even try's to climb the tree

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Mom and Dad had to make the hard decision today to say good bye to my brother Sam. Since coming to live with us Sam has been the perfect ambassador for both the breed and the rescue not only getting people who were afraid of dogs to fuss and cuddle him but also helping to raise funds at shows by rattling his collection tubs. we will all miss him so much. ... See MoreSee Less

Mom and Dad had to make the hard decision today to say good bye to my brother Sam. Since coming to live with us Sam has been the perfect ambassador for both the breed and the rescue not only getting people who were afraid of dogs to fuss and cuddle him but also helping to raise funds at shows by rattling his collection tubs. we will all miss him so much.

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Lisa PattenOh no 😢 I am so sorry, he was such an amazing woofer and a fantastic fundraiser ❤ x

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Val MalcolmSo sorry for your loss xx

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Dionne NewmanI am so very very sorry to hear this news rip sam xxx

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Carol DriscollSo sorry RIP sweetheart xx 💖💖

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Sheila Niemczyk Anderson

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Jolene TowneSo sorry for your loss xxxx

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Ian DyerSo sorry for your loss. Sleep well handsome chap.

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Jan GreeneSo sorry xxxhugsxxx

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Andrea Sandhu😪

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Alan PritchardSo very sorry to hear this. Run free over rainbow bridge now Sam. Sending hugs to your mum n dad xx

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Allison ClarkeSo so sorry Sue and Peter, he was an amazing boy and loved by so many. Flap those wings handsome man and show them all how it's done over that bridge. xxx

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Abigail HigginsOh no 😔 sending lots of love xxx

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Martin JudsonIt's all the love you seem to miss when you loose one of your best mates. Thinking of you at this sad time

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Julie DaviesSo sorry for your loss 😢💔

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Mark ThomsonVery sorry for your loss, not my woofer and I'm crying. Have happy memories of good times

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Keith HiltonPeter, Sue so sorry.

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Theresa StevensSorry for your loss😭😭😭

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Tony JarvisOh dear, so sorry Sue and Pete, I too shall miss him, run free at the Bridge Sam, bless your <3, hugs to you both

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Abby O'NeillSorry for your loss x

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Tracey HollandSo sad x thinking of you both xx

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Jackie Morris PatersonXxx

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Sandra PidgeonFly free, most beautiful boy.

3 weeks ago   ·  2
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Allison StubbsOh no so sorry, it was a pleasure to meet you and Sam xx Sending lots of love to you and your mum and dad 🐾💕🐾xx

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Rachel HoylandSo very sorry, he will be remembered for his fundraising and all the good he did! Sending love to you all X

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Hello, my name is Lassie and no I’m not a rough collie I am a German Shepherd Dog. I have currently found myself in foster care as my previous family didn’t want me anymore.

My foster dad says I should tell you about my bad points first so that anybody who doesn’t want to be patient with me and put in the time to help me get better need not read any further and need not waste their time in applying to adopt me.

I am quite nervous and can get rather protective when in my house, if you don’t introduce new people to me properly I will bite them. My foster dad has shown me a thing called a muzzle and although I don’t like it very much it’s not too bad and he says it will keep me safe.

When I am out on my lead I don’t like getting too close to other dogs, and some people, and I will woof to ask them to go away. However, when I do that my face gets all wet as my foster dad squirts me so I am starting to think that is not such a good idea. If I don’t woof I get a bit of sausage and I much prefer that. It’s hard to remember all the time though.

I don’t like being like that and I would really like to live with somebody who will understand and help me to overcome my problems. I would also like to live with another dog who I can play with and who can help to show me how to behave.

I do have good points as well.

I have lots and lots of love to give once I get to trust you. I do know all your basic commands. I am happy to stay in your house on my own if you must go out and I won’t make a noise. When I am off lead outside I am very good and will always come back to you when you call me. If I see another dog that I don’t know when I am off lead I will wait until you tell me what to do. I really really love to go out walkies and lately I have been on some called group walks where there are lots of strange people and dogs and I have enjoyed them very much and made some new friends.

If you think that you can help me please apply to adopt me and I will love you forever.

gsrelite.co.uk/lassie/
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Hello, my name is Lassie and no I’m not a rough collie I am a German Shepherd Dog. I have currently found myself in foster care as my previous family didn’t want me anymore.

My foster dad says I should tell you about my bad points first so that anybody who doesn’t want to be patient with me and put in the time to help me get better need not read any further and need not waste their time in applying to adopt me.

I am quite nervous and can get rather protective when in my house, if you don’t introduce new people to me properly I will bite them. My foster dad has shown me a thing called a muzzle and although I don’t like it very much it’s not too bad and he says it will keep me safe. 

When I am out on my lead I don’t like getting too close to other dogs, and some people, and I will woof to ask them to go away. However, when I do that my face gets all wet as my foster dad squirts me so I am starting to think that is not such a good idea. If I don’t woof I get a bit of sausage and I much prefer that. It’s hard to remember all the time though.

I don’t like being like that and I would really like to live with somebody who will understand and help me to overcome my problems. I would also like to live with another dog who I can play with and who can help to show me how to behave.

I do have good points as well.

I have lots and lots of love to give once I get to trust you. I do know all your basic commands. I am happy to stay in your house on my own if you must go out and I won’t make a noise. When I am off lead outside I am very good and will always come back to you when you call me. If I see another dog that I don’t know when I am off lead I will wait until you tell me what to do. I really really love to go out walkies and lately I have been on some called group walks where there are lots of strange people and dogs and I have enjoyed them very much and made some new friends.

If you think that you can help me please apply to adopt me and I will love you forever.

http://gsrelite.co.uk/lassie/

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Tasha ChurchGlad in foster x Shared xx

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Sheila EdwardsShared for the lovely Lassie💜nottingham

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Alan PritchardI love this girl's looks and wish I could take her. Shared gorgeous Lassie 😔

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Mark DavidsonShe's really nice

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Sandra HandsShared xx

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Sue ShepherdShared.

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Gill YeatesSuch a lovely girlie, she just needs a bit of understanding, I love her to bits

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Kaitlin HarmanShe sounds like my boy was, and ive just got him through all of this. Shes beautiful and id love to help her...we dont have room for another😔 hope she gets a wonderful home!

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Carol MccarthyShared for Lassie x

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Annie PriceHi Clive I like the look of Lassie. Have had my home check and have Chris Wilkinson Mbe in the sidelines waiting to do training with us. Could you pm please so we can have a chat about her. Thank you

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❤LUNA❤

Thank you for this girl being saved!

I have met our girl numerous times n she never fails to make me proud and give a relaxed content sigh!
Heard a saying once of "bomb proof" in regards to a dog unfazed n great with all!
Well meet Bomb proof Luna👣🐕💗

Only young at about 2 years, vaccinated and microchipped.

She is, yes, beautiful and has been open and friendly to all encountered. She is a friend to her other fellow doggy companions and to us which is credit to her as she was saved from someone punching and kicking her!

She walks lovely on lead and shows a warmth and tender connection to her handler.
She basically melts your heart but with this girl you can trust she will cherish it x

So please don't pass her by as a cross as she has so much to offer.
If this girl can be subjected to violence but now wants no more than the love and care from the very same species than we surely can see what is before us which.is a beautiful dog in need of good care and love but with the fun x
This super girl would fit into most homes and what a home ( with her) that will be💗

Below are all Luna's details
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❤LUNA❤

Thank you for this girl being saved!

I have met our girl numerous times n she never fails to make me proud and give a relaxed content sigh!
Heard a saying once of bomb proof in regards to a dog unfazed n great with all! 
Well meet Bomb proof Luna👣🐕💗

Only young at about 2 years, vaccinated and microchipped. 

She is, yes, beautiful and  has been open and friendly to all encountered.  She is a friend to her other fellow doggy companions and to us which is credit to her as she was saved from someone punching and kicking her!

She walks lovely on lead and shows a warmth and tender connection to her handler.
 She basically melts your heart but with this girl you can trust she will cherish it x

So please dont pass her by as a cross as she has so much to offer.
If this girl can be subjected to violence but now wants no more than the love and care from the very same species than we surely can see what is before us which.is a beautiful dog in need of good care and love but with the fun  x
This super girl would fit into most homes and what a home ( with her) that will be💗

Below are all Lunas details
http://gsrelite.co.uk/luna-2/

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Lisa PattenPlease don't over look a cross, you get the best of both worlds and often less health issues. Personally I would only ever have a cross as they are so overlooked and deserve a chance as much as a pedigree ❤🐶

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June WellsWhere is she and what do you think she is cross with.x

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Alan PritchardShared again for this gorgeous girl x

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Carol DriscollShared xx

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Rachel DriscollSuch an easy going and stunning looking girl that will fit in perfectly to a new home ❤️

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Sue ShepherdShared.

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Cath FosterI love Luna! Shared

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Boomer ball fun at Bristol kennels for Valcoux, Rockie and Duke. These boys all love to play....can you give one of them their perfect home?

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Alan PritchardShared again for these beauties x

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Gsannie RobinsonDitto :)

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Photos from Lottie Pearson's post
Good morning from Poppy.

Poppy is a lovely girl and looking for a home of her own. She has been waiting a little while now! Maybe it is because she is a cross, maybe because she is not keen on other dogs. Whatever the reason she is a lovely energetic girl looking for someone to play ball with her. She would be a fab addition to the right home.

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Carol MccarthyShared for Poppy x

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Abby O'NeillShared Croydon x

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Sheila BakerShared for Poppy , North Devon Xx

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Linzi LooI do hope there's that special someone out there for her. I love walking and playing with her, she's so much fun x

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Peter PearsonPlease keep sharing for Poppy

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Why we do what we do

German Shepherd Rescue Elite was not only 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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