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!


I'm A Poundie

A select group of Volunteers from the Charity German Shepherd Rescue Elite spent a full 24 hours in a kennel at a number of the boarding kennels we use for our dogs.

Each kennel team are collecting as much sponsorship as they can to raise much needed funds for the dogs. The main point of picking this exercise as a fundraiser is to try to emulate to everyone what it is like for the poor dogs in a pound or long term kennel life day after day after day, bearing in mind their place of residence will be in no way as luxurious as the kennels the volunteers lodged in for one night only, as many poundies only keep the dogs 7 clear days from arriving and if no one comes forward for them they will be PTS (put to sleep) and that is the reality of real rescue, sad eh?

The more money raised the more spaces we can offer to the dogs in these situations so please give generously as it is not too late to show your support and it really is for a very worthwhile cause!

For more information and photos and video of the event!

A Virgin Money Giving Page has been set up for each kennel team so you can donate to support an individual or a team. Just use one of the logo links below. Donations can also be made by cheque or direct bank transfer (Donations). Please advise which team you are supporting!

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Cornwall

Essex

Nottingham


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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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Olly’s Video

Read 2 Dogs Scheme

Animal Hero Awards 2013Since posting this article, Allison, Olly’s mum received a call to tell her that Olly was nominated for Rescue Animal of the Year at the Animal Hero Awards 2013 and was in the top 3 of out of many! The awards took place 28th November 2013 and Olly may not have won (the competition was tough), but as the judges said, everyone there were winners!! Congratulations both!! We are all very proud of you!!


Our Patron

CDP88-w1000-h800German Shepherd Rescue Elite are very pleased to announce that Robert Alleyne has accepted our invitation to be a patron for our charity.

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.

Welcome aboard Rob and thank you!

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. Sam

    Location:
    Notts - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    2
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    No
  2. Harry

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

    Location:
    Bristol - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    7 years
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    Unknown
    Cats:
    Unknown

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Some of our Golden Oldies Looking for a Comfy Home

  1. Sam

    Location:
    Essex - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    8 years
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown
  2. Cody

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

    Location:
    Devon
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    8 years
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown

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A few of our Shepherds Looking for Homes

  1. Tag

    Location:
    Oxon
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    7 years
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Yes
  2. Foxy

    Location:
    Devon
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    7 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Selective
    Cats:
    No
  3. Ruby

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

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

    Location:
    Essex
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    6 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    No
  6. Moya

    Location:
    Hull
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    7
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    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

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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.

Articles & Information

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Walk Groups

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

Walk Groups


GSRE Newsletters

Newsletters


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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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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Registered Charity No: 1150928 Donations are tax exempt and Gift Aid can be claimed via our Virgin link