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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❤ Meet HAGAN (Joshco)❤

Forever or foster HOME ❤

First time met today and such a well behaved youngen when from the off his boundaries set.
Warm familiar hello and just felt comfortable with him.
Knows commands and works for low grade treats.
As a youngen has healthy energy especially in wanting to play with other dogs but showed such good restraint when walking in the park with an older furry gent shep today with the odd occasional reminder.
Found him a suitable furry friend to have a good play with so updates to follow.💘
Lovely walk with this boy who would benefit from continued training as feel he has already picked up so much in his previous foster home and to love n please his new mum n dad would fulfil him so much xx

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❤ Meet HAGAN (Joshco)❤

Forever or foster HOME ❤

First time met today and such a well behaved youngen when from the off his boundaries set.
Warm familiar hello and just felt comfortable with him.
Knows commands and works for low grade treats.
As a youngen has healthy energy especially in wanting to play with other dogs but showed such good restraint when walking in the park with an older furry gent shep today with the odd occasional reminder.
Found him a suitable furry friend to have a good play with so updates to follow.💘
Lovely walk with this boy who would benefit from continued training as feel he has already picked up so much in his previous foster home and to love n please his new mum n dad would fulfil him so much xx

Below is the link for all Hagans ( Joshco) details
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Rachel HoylandMet him, gave him a ride in my van, loved him! :)

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Elizabeth NewcombWhat a gorgeous boy he is 😊

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Janet ShortHandsome chap.

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Martina Maria MooresBeautiful boy 💙

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Carol DriscollHandsome boy xx

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Cathy BradberryWere is he based please

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Sandra PankhurstHe's lovely!

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Catherine HealGorgeous x

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Sarah FurnellGorgeous smile x

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Angie RobertsLovely to hear Darren, please may i lift thiis picture and quote your words for the GSRE newsletter? If so, what is this handsome boy's name? 😊

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Darren AngraveHe's called Thor, but we didn't get him through GSR as we live in Scotland. He came to us via a different dog rescue charity.

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Tracey GoodmanWhat a handsome chap. Xx

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Julie MartinSuch a handsome dude!!

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Tina EvansGorgeous looking boy 😊

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Darren HumphriesStunning boy.

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*****DOG OF THE DAY*****
*****PLEASE SHARE MAX AND LET'S GET HIM A HOME****

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This young lad is Max, who is a Belgian Shepherd Malinois. He was one at the beginning of November. Max is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

This lovely young man came into us at the beginning of the year from the RSPCA having spent 3 months in kennels where his rehabilitation had been started. He had been removed from a home where there was severe domestic violence occurring, and understandably, Max has been affected by this making him quite a nervous soul. He also had not seen much, if any of life outside of his home.

On meeting Max at the kennels he knew well, he started off trying to act brave when he realised there was a stranger in his space, however with the aid of a ball, which he loves, and some treats, which he also loves, he was quickly accepting of another person. On arrival at our kennels, he sat and was absorbing all the new sights, smells and people, and was brave enough to take a treat from them all and go for a little walk.

Max is understandably more nervous of men. Walks nicely with a calm bitch. No children. This super lad is going to excel once he learns to trust people again, as once he trusts you, he is just a cuddle monster and loves to be stroked and rubbed all over. You can see from the photos how he has improved, putting on weight and more relaxed and happy. The first few photos and the video was taken the day he arrived.

Max will need a very experienced, calm and confident home to help him through his journey. Are you that special home?

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*****PLEASE SHARE MAX AND LETS GET HIM A HOME****

#Essex

This young lad is Max, who is a Belgian Shepherd Malinois. He was one at the beginning of November. Max is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

This lovely young man came into us at the beginning of the year from the RSPCA having spent 3 months in kennels where his rehabilitation had been started. He had been removed from a home where there was severe domestic violence occurring, and understandably, Max has been affected by this making him quite a nervous soul. He also had not seen much, if any of life outside of his home.

On meeting Max at the kennels he knew well, he started off trying to act brave when he realised there was a stranger in his space, however with the aid of a ball, which he loves, and some treats, which he also loves, he was quickly accepting of another person. On arrival at our kennels, he sat and was absorbing all the new sights, smells and people, and was brave enough to take a treat from them all and go for a little walk.

Max is understandably more nervous of men. Walks nicely with a calm bitch. No children. This super lad is going to excel once he learns to trust people again, as once he trusts you, he is just a cuddle monster and loves to be stroked and rubbed all over. You can see from the photos how he has improved, putting on weight and more relaxed and happy. The first few photos and the video was taken the day he arrived.

Max will need a very experienced, calm and confident home to help him through his journey. Are you that special home?

Location:
Essex - KENNELS
Sex:
Male
Age:
16 months
Neutered:
Yes
Good with children:
No
Good with other dogs:
Careful introduction
Good with cats:
Unknown
http://gsrelite.co.uk/max-22/

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Tracey Goodman❤️💕❤️💕❤️ love him handsome boy. Xxx

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Tina EvansGorgeous dogs,they certainly fill up the settee 😊

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Steph SmithButter wouldn't melt!! Awwww xx

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Esther DeanWhy yell at us,we were only playing

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Jason HuntThat is the same as are two. Lol

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Christine JonesKnow that feeling

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Christine KirmanWHO ME??Nooooooo! It was him!!😂💛💛🐾🐾

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Ashleigh-louise RossiterI know what you mean! My yorkie hates people ... he has a bright red coat saying danger and wears a muzzle when out. Just in case. But people still feel the need to approach(he now lives with my mum due to just having a baby) yet my utonagon people wanna run in the oposite direction. Why do I have her around the baby etc but she loves everyone! I don't understand people lol

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Sara AnnI have 2 from GSRE both easily could be PAT dog's..no other charity would let me have a dog because we have visiting grandchildren but my max thinks he's nanny from Peter pan and won't leave the kids side

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Nicola WoodAs a child I grew up with our dog and now my kids are growing up with our 2 big beasts, the dogs love the kids and vice versa nothing wrong with that. We're bringing up the next generation of dog lovers ❤

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Amanda DobsonI get that too

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Claire EllisThis is megs with all my 3 we adopted megs when she was 6 months old from gsre im just sick of the comments i get all the while, this is my 2nd gsd even though megs is crossed with a collie people cross the road, i had a women moan at me as milly was walking megs today saying i shouldnt have a dangerous dog around my kids :-( just goes to show people have no dog sense xx

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Amanda DobsonWhen I'm out with my boy most of the people cross the road to get away from him they are so loving xx

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Gemma BarnesI laugh when people pick their dogs up to avoid mine or cross the road or even pull their child in closer, mine loves cuddles with my son and she is so calm and gentle!! 🐶😍

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Sheila EdwardsWen people do that to me ( walk in opp direction / cross road etc) i just laugh and say to Daisy more silly folk who dont know how loving you are, idiots most of them 😃

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Martina Maria MooresI grew up with one An I once fell asleep when I was little on her Cassie we called her❤ she never moved till I woke up I shared everything with her

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Kasey-Alex ArgentHow could we allow these vicious beasts around our children 😂 gsd and gsd x

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Carolyn BurlisonYup know what you mean.

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Christina CampbellSomeone told us we shouldn't let our dog run free (on a big playing field) when we had our kids with us as he would bite them and he was aggressive........

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Darren HumphriesAgree entirely. Our Ruby was a 40kg bitch who adored our kids. Just look.

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Jo KirkwoodI would sooner trust my 2 beasts with my girls, than some of the crap that passes for human tbh!! Beautiful souls have taken care of my children for the better part of their young lives...❤🐕👱❤👱🐕

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Sara FairieOh God is this the sort of human behaviour I will be in for? What is wrong with ppl? I'm getting a gsd baby in 6 weeks, she's currently 2 weeks old and growing beautifully with her siblings and mummy. 😍

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Jo KirkwoodThey are such devilishly heathen beasties aren't they...😜👱🐕❤

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Sam RowlesI was three when we got our first GSD, she was a gentle protector, we were taught to respect her and she gave us endless love in return. Cheesy, but true. Forever grateful to my folks for having animals to grow up around ❤

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Ann Bellgentle giants lol

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Naomi MulcahyI got my gsd 2 days after finding out I was pregnant with my youngest people told me I was stupid etc I've got 3 kids 5 3 and 5 months she is always forever with the kids it's like having a 4th child 😂 x

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Becks SimmondsMy son and my gsd x are extremely close 😊

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Christine BakerSays it all...

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Scott JonesI've always said, it's not the breed of dog, it's the owner, and how they treat the dog, knew 2 people on our estate growing up, both had rottweilers, one was abused and beaten with a stick by his owner, and one who was treated like a dog should be, guess which one was the most approachable

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Angela HardyWhat utter rubbish! My baby girl is a GSD cross Labrador and she loves the kids. X

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Liz BevanGsd are the best they are very loyal and good company. It's not the dog with aggression it the owners that training them. Xx

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Joanne TaylorGet this all the time with our two G/S , gets me so mad xx

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Dee NewsomeI have a 21 week old GSD female who is an absolute beauty and I put serious time and money into her, doggy day care with temperament tested dogs, puppy parties, puppy school, long training leash to teach recall etc but all my hard work and money goes straight out the window because of people's so called 'friendly dogs' that are off leash! Mines a puppy so she has a very over excited greeting which understandably older dogs do not like. Off leash dogs often have little manners and will rush up sniff and dominate my on leash dog who then becomes frightened because she's on a leash and can't get away. Bye bye money on trying to only have good experiences and bringing her up to be happy and not fearful! 😩😩😩😩😭

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Jan BartlettAgree whole heartedly. Makes life soooooo difficult!

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Peter CharalambousWell I have to disagree on this one big time. There is little enough places for our pets to run free and dogs do like to run free and meet other dogs. My suggestion is simply this, if you puppy is not yet ready, then stick to dog lead areas only until late they are ready. Do encroach on the little freedom area we have left.

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Peter CharalambousI meant do NOT encroach on dog off lead areas

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Jim DicksDogs need to run off lead. I would suggest that owners who can't control their dogs and have to keep them on lead find somewhere else to walk.

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Georgina ParkRunning off leash is fine, but have control and respect for those on leash , they need to socialise too, many have issues which others do not respect or understand the possible consequences

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Peter CharalambousNope, respect dog free areas , if your dog has issues then walk them elsewhere.

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Jackie DicksNo dog should be 'charging' 'into on lead OR off lead dogs! But dogs need to sniff each other and the majority do this just fine. After all it's how they communicate, it's 'their' language, not yours. Did those of you who keep your dogs on lead 24/7 realise that it is essential that dogs experience off lead exercise. It's actually written in the Animal welfare acts. Why? Because it's natural & essential for their physical & mental wellbeing.

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Liz BlackmoreWhy oh why is it that people believe that all dogs on a lead have issues??! Please tell me and then comment how your off the lead dog comes back (NOT) when off the lead then when you shout over at the owner that its my fault?! Some people on here and unbelieveable and deluded.. honestly!

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Liz BlackmoreDogs need space and people like me need space! I dont want your dog running up to me or my dog.. maybe you've heard of the yellow dog scheme.. if not look it up

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Liz BlackmoreWhy might a dog need space? There are many reasons why a dog may need space. It may... have health issues be a rescue dog being rehabilitated. The world can be a very scary place for these dogs. 3have had a bad experience with another dog or is just not like the kind of friendly dogs which always want to say "Hi!" be a bitch may be in heat be in training be very old and arthritic be nervous or shy and other dogs cause it stress

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Jackie DicksI certainly don't believe all dogs on leads have issues. Although some of the owners do. There are many many reasons why a dog maybe on a lead, usually this is only for a short period e.g. Puppy in training, still learning recall, just had operations etc. All it requires is manners when out walking your dog. Wether on or off lead. Simples

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Joseph John Mallowswhilst walking our dog if I see a dog on a lead I will always put him on a lead for a while until they are out of sight

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Jackie DicksIt's all about assessing each individual situation.

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Gsannie RobinsonIts called RESPECT !

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Good afternoon.....I've recently started a German Shepherd group walking community....all free...not a business....just for GSD owners with a common interest and to chat/meet for walks..... would you mind me plugging it here/sharing the page? It's based in Hertfordshire but people welcome from anywhere.

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Teves SnikrepThankyou....I'll share the page here.....

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Teves SnikrepGroups called Herts GSD Walkers & Community

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Paula KnowlesHi Teves, there is also a Herts and Bucks GSRE walkgroup too.

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Teves SnikrepOh excellent......I wasn't aware....I was searching for a group but couldn't find one hence I started this......

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Keith HiltonTeves we walk every two weeks on a Saturday. Group is Herts and Bucks GSRE walk group.

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Teves SnikrepBrilliant.....where do you tend to go..... also do you have a group? How do I find out where and when etc. Thanks.

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Emma RappThanks for these two groups. I am based near Watford. I walk my parents gsds so would be nice to meet up with a group

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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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