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

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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.

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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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Happy Mother's Day from Goldie. Looking for a mummy of her own that she doesn't have to share. In the meantime she's more than happy to be playing with her favourite toy in the garden. Love this girl 💖
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Claire LouShared Berkshire. Such a shame she is still looking, we discussed Goldie last year before we got our rescue but had a cat and cant believe she is still looking. Please share.

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Leanne GoundryI adore Goldie and always follow her updates! Sadly I'm not the home she is looking for with my rescue pack (hounds and bunnies) and baby on the way but I hope she finds her forever home soon! Xx

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Ok so discovered that the smell of bepanthen appears to be like catnip to Amber, anyone else have this or is it just my special girl? She goes do-lally everytime i put it on my new tattoo. ... See MoreSee Less

Ok so discovered that the smell of bepanthen appears to be like catnip to Amber, anyone else have this or is it just my special girl? She goes do-lally everytime i put it on my new tattoo.

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Lisa StennerNot had anything like it with the dogs but a cat we had when I was a kid was obsessed with Olbas oil. Couldn't get a brush near him unless you had it. Lol 😜

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Stunning boy seeks home. This puddle loving monkey just loves playing and being out and about. He used to be kept outside tied up with just a bottle to play with - just look at the difference!
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Stunning boy seeks home. This puddle loving monkey just loves playing and being out and about. He used to be kept outside tied up with just a bottle to play with - just look at the difference! 
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Claire PhillipsSame with our Yva I think. Now she loves life and lots of toys. Hoping for same for this beautiful boy. Shared x

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My tiny baby suffered an intersubception, it's where the bowel goes inside itself. This happens 3 times and the vets battled to save her life. Thankfully they won but it has left her with short bowel syndrome. We have no idea what caused it.

My question is for any owner who has had similar or short bowl syndrome, I'm struggling to balance nutrition energy and fountain like runny poos. At the moment she is on a mixed blend of Chappie (I know don't shoot me but it stiffens her up) ID hills prescription diet dry, and ID hills wet. The vet suggested purina HA which we have started giving her but we are back to square 1 with the runs and can only add it to the mix. She is also eating 4 times more then a normal dog and not keeping weight on but we battle to not loose weight. We have used pure turkey mince cooked but that gives her runs too.

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My tiny baby suffered an intersubception, its where the bowel goes inside itself. This happens 3 times and the vets battled to save her life. Thankfully they won but it has left her with short bowel syndrome. We have no idea what caused it. 

My question is for any owner who has had similar or short bowl syndrome, Im struggling to balance nutrition energy and fountain like runny poos. At the moment she is on a mixed blend of Chappie  (I know dont shoot me but it stiffens her up) ID hills prescription diet dry, and ID hills wet. The vet suggested purina HA which we have started giving her but we are back to square 1 with the runs and can only add it to the mix. She is also eating 4 times more then a normal dog and not keeping weight on but we battle to not loose weight. We have used pure turkey mince cooked but that gives her runs too. 

Any advise is greatly appreciated.

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Christine JonesPoor baby hope she goes on ok get better soon

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Chris Bevanwe got ours on purina pro venterinary en after about a week his poo is now firm and hes putting on weight heres a link its the cheapest place i found to by it

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Rob GeorgeCan she have just dry food? My two are always fine when just having dry food. If they have the runs at all, then they just get dry until they're firm.

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Sue WoodheadHope she gets better soon, they are such a worry. I wouldn't personally feed cooked turkey as it is very rich.

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Maggie WhitmarshHi Sarah our g s d rescue used to have poo like yellow water come out of her we were advised to put her on Arden grange dry it's potato and fish within five days her poo started to get harder after three weeks it's a nice consistence I got this advice from German shepherd welfare X

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Esther DeanPoor girl get better soon

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Carol DriscollGet better soon love and hugs from us xx

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Elaine MillarThe ingredients in these foods aren't particularly good (as with most veterinary diets) I'd suggest looking at highly digestible proteins, no fillers (grains, cereals etc) and pre and probiotics to encourage the digestion to work as well as it can. I am short on time just now but have some specific advice to add. I would say I'd err towards a raw or home made diet to tailor it specifically

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Laura BarsleyArdent Grange or the grain free James well beloved. Try mostly dry too. Rice and a little chicken mixed in could help?

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Rachael GaleTry this group. They may be able to help

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Vanessa OliverButchers tripe tins ,Akela whole prey Is a high calorie dry food 80/20 /0.

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Georgina HallJames well beloved x

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Debbie WareWe use Arden Grange sensitive. I was using a website called my dog food.com (?) but all the "top" rated foods were too rich. Boris also has a banana at lunch time to help things along 😄 good luck 🍀

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Andi Raythe vets say to put dogs on Chappie if they are ill, well my vet does also try give her rice water (when you wash rice before you cook it and when emptying rice when cook) it helps with runny poops in dogs as well as humans

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Rita LankesterTripe, all my dogs have tripe and kibble Cassie has had an upset tum, think it was a fox poo she sniffed. Been to vet today and she said keep her on just tripe for a few days. Also it should keep the weight on. Good luck.

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Liz BevanIf still not putting in weight after you change food ask vet to do a blood test for low b12. Our boy will have to have b12 jabs for rest of his life to keep the weight on. Xx

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Paula WinstanleyArden Grange worked amazing for our Gsd who has very sensitive tummy, hope she makes good recovery she is gorgeous x

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Lorraine HallAwww bless poor baby. My son Josh Hall had this when he was 5 months old. That was 20 years ago now and much harder to detect. I hope your she's better soon xx

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Angie RobertsHighly recommend feeding real food ie a raw diet. It is worth 'chatting' to Vince the vet, (well respected homeopathic) who offers a free consultation, initially by email [email protected] Good luv6k

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Trina RexIf she has a short bowel you may find that raw food works better for her. If not feed what works for her and if that is Chappie then that is fine. Bless, good luck with her.

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Angela BurdenShe is a baby with a very sensitive runny tummy and going back to basics and bland food, rice perhaps would give her tum something gentle to work on.

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Gemma BendallMine also had an intersusception fortunately he didn't lose much bowel. He had terrible poo problems after but eventually I found wainwrights grain free dry food worked best for him. That's all he had on its own. After 18 months on it I have managed to switch to normal wainwrights food.

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Angie RobertsPlease Mark? Lol! Xx

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Esther DeanDo you like GSD,are you frightened of us,well if you don't treat her right you should be

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Anne RobinsonLove it. Xx

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Beverley Hewett....don't think you'll get past the one at the back.......It's always the quiet one at the back you gotta look out for!!!

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😢 Honey has to go back to kennels tomorrow as there hasn't been any interest in adopting her.😢

🐾🐾🐾HONEY HERE! Something is wrong with my foster Mum today as she has been giving me extra cuddles and kisses. She also looks a little sad every now and then. Maybe I am just imagining it. She said something about me going back to the kennels tomorrow. I don't think it means anything as where would I be going? I have been here for 10 days. And this is my home. I have my own bed(s). I also have a favourite corner in the sitting room. I have a blanket I love and a toy that belongs to me.

Anyway, let me tell you what I did today. I made Mum and Dad laugh very loudly! They came back from a shopping trip and had all these different bags with yummy smells that were going up my nose and tickling it. We were all in the kitchen and the bags had been put up on the kitchen counter as I am a food thief. But guess what! I found a small bag on the floor which had fallen out. So I grabbed it and ran off. Mum heard strange noises and came to investigate and saw me with a plastic tub in my mouth containing chicken bites. She got hold of it but I held on tightly. I wasn't about to let go. After all they dropped it and finders keepers and all that! I never once growled at her or showed my teeth whilst we were having this tug of war as I have learnt doggie manners since I have been here. So I pulled really hard and she pulled even harder. But I won and ran off with it again with Mum in hot pursuit. We ran round and round the dining table as I found this was really working well for me. Then she changed direction and chased me the other way. I soon figured that one out too hee hee! Anyway she finally caught me and distracted me by hugging me and kissing me. I dropped the tub to give her a kiss back and she ran off with it! That was so unfair. But Mummy told me what a good girl I was to give it back without showing her my pearly whites so guess what! She opened the tub and gave me all the chicken anyway! Why didn't she just leave me to it earlier?! Humans! I will never understand them.

Well I've got to go have dinner now so I'll sign off. Hope you have enjoyed reading about my exploits today. I have had so much fun.

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😢 Honey has to go back to kennels tomorrow as there hasnt been any interest in adopting her.😢

🐾🐾🐾HONEY HERE! Something is wrong with my foster Mum today as she has been giving me extra cuddles and kisses. She also looks a little sad every now and then. Maybe I am just imagining it. She said something about me going back to the kennels tomorrow. I dont think it means anything as where would I be going? I have been here for 10 days. And this is my home. I have my own bed(s). I also have a favourite corner in the sitting room. I have a blanket I love and a toy that belongs to me. 

Anyway, let me tell you what I did today. I made Mum and Dad laugh very loudly! They came back from a shopping trip and had all these different bags with yummy smells that were going up my nose and tickling it. We were all in the kitchen and the bags had been put up on the kitchen counter as I am a food thief. But guess what! I found a small bag on the floor which had fallen out. So I grabbed it and ran off. Mum heard strange noises and came to investigate and saw me with a plastic tub in my mouth containing chicken bites. She got hold of it but I held on tightly. I wasnt about to let go. After all they dropped it and finders keepers and all that! I never once growled at her or showed my teeth whilst we were having this tug of war as I have learnt doggie manners since I have been here. So I pulled really hard and she pulled even harder. But I won and ran off with it again with Mum in hot pursuit. We ran round and round the dining table as I found this was really working well for me. Then she changed direction and chased me the other way. I soon figured that one out too hee hee! Anyway she finally caught me and distracted me by hugging me and kissing me. I dropped the tub to give her a kiss back and she ran off with it! That was so unfair. But Mummy told me what a good girl I was to give it back without showing her my pearly whites so guess what! She opened the tub and gave me all the chicken anyway! Why didnt she just leave me to it earlier?! Humans! I will never understand them. 

Well Ive got to go have dinner now so Ill sign off. Hope you have enjoyed reading about my exploits today. I have had so much fun. 

Love and licks

Honey

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Stuart NewmanLovely report lovely sunita. What a lovely break she has gad with you and Tony. You are both fantasic but she us the star as you know she will complete somebody's family a lovely girl and if we could with stella we would bring her here in a heartbeat. Well done you two. Xx

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Chris WilliamsGreat update honey

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Sunita FrancisThanks for lovely words Stuart. She is such a lovely girl that it has been easy having her here. I have definitely been firm with her as she has tried to push the boundaries every now and then but realised I wasn't having any of it! It has to be tough love at the start at least so she doesn't take the p**s! They all do if allowed and I want her to know that she must learn manners if she wants affection. And boy has she caught on to that. She is so bright and so eager to please. Someone will one day be very lucky to have her affection. I just hope they are deserving of it!

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Clive JohnsonSo sorry you have not found your home Honey. Lots of cuddles back at kennels waiting for you.

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Stuart NewmanTa tally agree sunita she will make somebody's life complete. Xx

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Margaret ProcterI can only agree with Stuart someone please adopt Honey 💞

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Lee CrameWhat a lovely girl. Won't be long till her forever home comes along

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Alan PritchardShared for poor Honey 😢. Destiny isn't being kind to her. I so wish she could get a forever home 🙁

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Skitz TarikQuick question how would I go about adopting/ giving honey a forever home my fiancè caught eye of her as I was scrolling through and as we are both big dog people we would love to add her to our family? Thank you in advance for any information

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Caroline MitchellSo sad she has to go back to kennels. She has had a fantastic 10 days. Poor girl will be so confused. X

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Stuart NewmanIf every dogglie could get the chance of a kennel break it would be fantastic. X

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Diane Julie Rees-fieldShared Sunita hope your ok 💕xx

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Sandra HandsOh Honey! You have so enjoyed your kennel break, and so hope you do not have to go back in kennels for too long. There will be a tear or two shed today. Thank you, Sunita and Tony xx

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Paul ClarkeHi Sunita can you check your p.m.box please.

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Rachel HoylandSunita.

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Abby O'NeillShared Croydon x

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Verner Kristensenshared lancs

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Lisa PattenHome for Honey please :)

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Lexi MutchShared with hope 🤗

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Allison StubbsWhat a fantastic girl you are Honey! Good that you make your foster mum and dad laugh, us humans like that! X🐾💕X

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Graham ToomeyOh poor Honey😥🐾🐾🐾🐾 Blake has his paws crossed for you. Xx

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Odette T FosterNo one can predict that only a scan at vets can show you her hip score....

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Vicky BellCrossbreeds are typically stronger on the hip score.....BUT one never really knows......

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Jordan Marie DavisNot something you can predict, environmental factors play a part as do genetics so without a scan you wouldn't really know x

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Elaine MillarAs both breeds are linked to hip issues there's a reasonable likelihood although no one can predict until fully grown around two years old when the hips can be scored (elbows can also be done) It's a myth that crossing dogs results in healthier dogs. Hybrid vigour isn't a thing as if both parent breeds have issues, say one is hips the other heart trouble, then the pup has now got risks of both those things. It improves the gene pool and for dogs such as the Dalmatian who have urea issues, crossing them with pointers has helped to reduce this in their genetic line. However, if you breed two poorly hip scored dogs together no matter what cross, they are at an increased risk. If you breed a healthy lab with a poorly GSD, you still have reasonable chance of issues.

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Ian Row-leeYou have your dog, enjoy her..... Theres thousands of things that can go wrong and you can't worry about them..... Love her, she ll love you back, enjoy each day......

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Ellen WoodOnly a scan from your vet will show this. Also, depends on whether or not she's been over -excersised as a pup. Cross the bridges when they come and enjoy your fur baby X

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Esther DeanHa ha what fun this will be,bring it on

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Sheila BakerDon`t think a thief would get very far ! x

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Angie RobertsHa-ha - for the next newsletter please Mark? :) :) :) xx

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Gm SmithSuch a beauty 💗💖

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Clare Louise WaiteBless her heart how could anyone not want her she's such a sweetheart 💖 xx

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Martine MarlowAwwww 💕💕

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Jenny WardSo wish I could offer her a home

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Margaret ProcterAaww bless her sweet belly xx 💞💖

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Jacqueline McGowanSuch a good girl x

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Jacqueline McGowanShared her Kent x

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Keriman HilmiShe adorable wish I could adopt her X

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Lesley WrapsonShared, beautiful Honey 💕💕xx

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Caroline MitchellBeautiful. X

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Linda HarperWhat a sweetie. Hope she finds a home soon.x

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Nicola Nsn PartridgeAnd will clean your kitchen floor for you with her tail while she waits! What more could you want? ❤️🐾

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Allison ClarkeSo many shares and likes but still no interest! I really am at a loss as to help these poor dogs find a home of their own.....any suggestions?

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Nicola Nsn PartridgeThere are no perfect dogs...we have to help make them as good as they can be. Some need more help than others and they need it because they've not had it in the past. That is true from puppies through to oldies. I've never seen so many very young dogs come in and stay in and they are coming in when they've been given no chance to learn. We really, really need help to get dogs into homes that otherwise are, or are heading to be, long-stayers. Sadly this means full kennels with a queue to get in and no queue to get out. These are tough, tough times and anything that can be done to help get past this block would be great. Short term breaks to help the dogs (like Honey has had), helps us know much more how they will respond in situations or what they need and we can then help suggest them to adopters with more confidence. We do need more homes that can help the woofers. Enquiries for Rehoming dogs outnumber foster or adoption requests by something like 9:1 if my current weekly tallies are anything to go by. Very many things are overcome with persistence and time; if you can help us find people who can do that, we - but most importantly the woofers - would be so very grateful.

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Sara SmilesShared for adorable Honey x

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Sunita FrancisIsn't there anyone out there for this girl?! Does she have to be any more gorgeous than this??

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Ella booked into rvc on Sunday. She can't walk at all. She is still mentally fine, everything fine other than her hips. She doesn't seem to like wheels at all.

She's 17, hips gone totally. It's not looking terribly positive frankly.

I'll do what the vet says is the best for Ella but I'm already a total wreck. I specifically agreed to foster an old, sick dog with a life span of a few weeks so I wouldn't get too attached. Ella didn't much like that plan. 4.5 years with her now and not a day goes by when she doesn't drive me nuts, doesn't make me laugh and doesn't fail to remind me why she's such a wonderful old thing.

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Christine Jonesthe decision is never easy no matter what the age of the dog

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Hannah BeardAdam I'm so sorry. This happened to my neighbours 13 year old shep in the summer. Our vet came out and gave her an injection to see if it might help her but she didn't improve after 24 hours. Could this be possible for Ella? Keeping my fingers crossed for you and Ella. Give her a cuddle from me xx

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Esther DeanSo very sorry I know you will make the right decision for her

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Teresa NashArrrr I'm so sorry...but you are brilliant taking on a senior dog in the first place <3. Your decision will be hard, but you have to do what's best for your lovely doggy's dignity and quality of life. By the way, 17 is such a fantastic age....you are so lucky to have had her until this age so far, albeit 4.5 years with you. I lost my gorgeous Shep last August at probably the normal average age of 12 years. I had him 8 years (rescue dog) and I was in bits when I had to say goodbye for the best. My thoughts are with you, but we all have to say goodbye at some point & sadly our lovely canine friends do not live forever :-(. Thinking of you xx

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Ann HarrisWow, what a fantastic age she is, and what a wonderful life you have given her. If you have to do what must be done, it will be showing her how much you truly love her. I lost my beautiful Rufus last October, aged just seven. Thoughts are with you both. Such a hard thing to do. xxx

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Trina RexA truly incredible age. I had an Oldie rescue girl that I lost at the beginning of February to a brain tumour. We had 3 1/2 years together, and she blossomed from a timid rather buttoned up girl to one who enjoyed a joyous life and discovered how to have fun. Broke my heart to lose her. Didn't matter that I had only had her 3 1/2 years, we lived a lifetime together and adored each other. My heart goes out to you.

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Tina EvansI have got a K9 cart,you are more than welcome to borrow, sending hugs and cuddles ❤

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Sheila BakerThis is so sad , I feel your pain , I know you`ll do what`s right for your girl , lot`s of us have been in your place .Love to you all .Xxx

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Liz BlackmoreThey are brilliant there and will do everything they can. Huge hugs, it's never easy but you are also doing all you can for her xx

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Adam GumbinerThanks all. She's really the perfect gsd - every good trait of the breed and no negative behaviors at all. Plus she's the silliest looking gsd! I'm hoping they can help. if not I'll do the right thing obviously but I'm terrified. She's my first dog since I was a kid, first gsd and I honestly didn't understand what dogs can do just by being happy! So many lovely stories and comments here 😀 I've always tried really hard to be a good owner to her, as is ones responsibility and joy if one has any animal. I know she's had a very happy time with me and she adores me. She also knows I love her to bits and she's never been reticent about telling me what she wants. Wonderful dog and if she does go, I'm going to foster. But I'm also going to cry like an 8 year old girl!

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Hannah BeardStop making me cry So glad she found you x

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Sue GilksSo sorry very hard decision to make but it needs to be the best one for your baby x

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Marion NewittFingers crossed for you both . I know it's a bit of an outside chance but we've been having acupuncture on one of our oldies and it's really helped enormously . Good luck .....loving dogs is heartbreaking xx

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Theresa StevensWe took on an oldie last June. He started having fits 5 weeks after we got him. Sadly after a further 5 we had to have him pts. Such a lovely boy and such a short time together 😢

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Ann PembertonHope all goes well for Ella. Please keep us updated X

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Susan McHughAmazing age and you've made her happy and loved for a good percentage of her life.

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Adam GumbinerThanks all. She's happy, engaged and eats like a horse but she simply can't stand unaided, can't walk at all, her back paws are sort of a bit curled up for a few days and has very little bladder control. None of that is an issue for me - if the vet says she's not in any pain and has quality of life I've no problem providing the care she needs, been doing it anyway! My fear is she's in pain, miserable etc and I'm not seeing it. Fully intend to spend until we go tomorrow just hanging out and playing with her. I'm struggling to see that a vet can help her much and I'm a long way from convinced that I'm able to make the best decision for her as I need that bloody dog. So I'll do what the vet says is right. The royal veterinary college know her, they know me and I trust them totally. I'm 95% sure what they'll say though.

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Andrea DevineSending love

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