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 rescues which means that through team work and pulling together we can help even more dogs in need.

Please help a German Shepherd.


Adoption Drive

 

German Shepherd Rescue Poster Campaign

GSRE Poster Campaign

Let’s try to find fabulous forever homes for our gorgeous dogs.

We have designed a range of posters for you to print off and stick up in your local pet store,vets etc.

 


Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2015

Charity of the Year Nomination Certificate 2015

GSRE are very proud to have been nominated for this award and thank you! Winners will be announced on 22nd April this year at the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards ceremony. In the meantime, please show your support by sharing our good news on #AnimalCharityAwards and/or #lovecharity. The independent judging panel will be selecting finalists by looking for examples of exceptional levels of care, compassion and dedication, so the more our supporters share our work on social media, the better!


Mount Snowdon Challenge

GSRE Snowdon Challenge - Raising money for German Shepherd Rescue Dogs

On Saturday 26th of September 2015 a band of faithful volunteers, Debbie Rigby, Richard Hallet, Paul Saunders, Beccy Wilbraham, Verity De Winton, Ian Stevenson, Chay Davey, Clive Johnson, Gill Johnson, Julie Newton, Kayleigh Rigby and last but not least Alan Cobb will be doing a sponsored walk up “and down” the mountain and they will be taking their dogs as well.

All money raised through this daring challenge will go towards helping the many dogs in the care of GSRE.

PLEASE Help a German Shepherd Rescue Dog. Show your support and share with friends and family!

Join the Mount Snowdon Challenge Facebook Page

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German Shepherd Rescue Elite 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.

PAAG

 

“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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How You Can Help


Dog Breeding in Wales – Help Take Action!

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

How You Can Help


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!

Olly in the Local Paper

Olly’s Video

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 Dogs Seeking a Foster or Forever Home

  1. Harry

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

    Location:
    Essex - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    18 months
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Unknown
    Cats:
    Unknown
  3. Honey

    Location:
    Bristol- KENNELS
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    4 years
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Unknown
    Other dogs:
    Selective
    Cats:
    Yes

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Some of our Golden Oldies Looking for a Comfy Retirment

  1. Bruce

    Location:
    Chesterfield - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    9
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Unknown
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    No
  2. Buddy

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    9
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown
  3. Cassie

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

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Other Shepherds Looking for a Forever Home

  1. Lola

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    4 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    Unknown
  2. Bruce

    Location:
    Derby
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    6
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    No
    Cats:
    No
  3. Sky

    Location:
    Dorset
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    7 years
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Unknown
    Cats:
    Unknown

View all other german shepherds


Cross Breeds & Other Breeds in Need of a Loving Home

  1. Lola

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    3 years
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes - not small dogs
    Cats:
    No
  2. Barney

    Location:
    Cornwall-KENNELS
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    5 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    No
  3. Duke

    Location:
    Bristol - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    5 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    No

View all cross breed dogs


 


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Sponsor a Kennel Dog

Whilst many German Shepherd Rescue 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.

Sponsor a Kennel Dog


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 or visit our Facebook page.

Articles & Information

Contact GSRE


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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Pet Advertising Advisory Group

PAAG


EU Dog & Cat Alliance

EU Dog & Cat Alliance


Are Your Pet’s Insured?

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.

An exciting new insurance offer coming soon!


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Tango and Billy update.... we have a new edition to our family ...Olivia Rose ...The boys behaved themselves. Kaye and I are proud Grand parents ... See MoreSee Less

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Whilst we were out somebody managed to open both a bedroom and wardrobe door and remove an Easter egg. When we returned a ripped box and partially unwrapped egg was lying in front of Blue. However when accused he denied everything and pointed out that there were two other dogs and a cat in the house. He feels that the investigation has an anti-canine agenda and has requested that Rossifer is the only investigating officer who will not stitch him up. What do you think Nicola Nsn Partridge ?
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Success Stories

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Success Stories


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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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