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!


Visit Us at Crufts!

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Visit Stand 32A in Hall 2 at Crufts and come and meet some of the GSRE volunteers and their dogs!

We will also be on the Kennel Club’s “Find a Rescue Dog” in Hall 3 on Friday 6th March 2015.


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

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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 show your support and share with friends and family!

Join the Mount Snowdon Challenge Facebook Page

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GSRE are now Members of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB).

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How you can help Pets Advertised on the Internet.

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“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.”

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Please Help Stamp Out Puppy Smuggling!

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Dog Breeding in Wales – Help Take Action!

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

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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!

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 Shepherds Seeking Homes

  1. Max

    Location:
    Notts - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    8 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    Unknown
  2. Sadie

    Location:
    Cornwall - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    2 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown
  3. Vinny

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

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Some of our Golden Oldies Looking for a Comfy Home

  1. Harry

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

    Location:
    Notts
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    10
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Unknown
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown
  3. Shadow

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    10 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Selective
    Cats:
    Unknown

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Other Shepherds Looking for Homes

  1. King

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    4 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    No
  2. Jack

    Location:
    London
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    6 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown
  3. Rocky

    Location:
    Norfolk
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    8
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    No
  4. Tasker

    Location:
    Lincs
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    2
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    No
  5. Ben

    Location:
    London
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    5 years
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes
    Other dogs:
    Selective
    Cats:
    No
  6. Mishka

    Location:
    Essex
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    4 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    No

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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.

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GSRE Events

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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 or visit our Facebook page.

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It is with heavy heart I have to let everyone know that we lost Buddy yesterday. He has been in foster with Barb Cotman and Al for almost a month and although he had his issues he was getting on fine, ok with Jess most of time but did enjoy some home comforts. He had lost a considerable amount of weight over the last few months and the kennels were trying to build him back up which Barb had done a great job with but over the last week he had started to lose weight again and became quite grumpy and had started to be sick. We took him to the vet where a mass was detected very quickly by the vet , following a scan it would seem he he had been battling cancer for some time as it was quite a size, we did the last kind thing we could do for him and stop his pain for good. This poor dog had not had a good life before coming to us and he had the mental and physical scars to show for it. RIP lovely lad, sorry we could not do more. ... See MoreSee Less

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Duke here.. foster mum informed me tonight that foster granny is coming tomorrow to sit with me while she goes to work that sounded really cool as she's a lovely lady who spoils me but then she let out that because she were coming I needed to have another thing called a bath as I were abit smelly even though I'm sure I only had one of these a couple of weeks ago...well there were foster mum and dad all gowned up like I were going in for open heart surgery but I had the last laugh as the ended up wetter and more hairer then me...well they will have these bright ideas! Anyway somebody please come and save me from these folk as all I want is a peaceful life and that will never happen in this house!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Here we have Mr Max. This lad came into rescue after his owner could no longer look after him due to ill health. He is quite a shy guy who takes his time to get used to you. He has confidence issues which our kennels are working with and he is gradually getting braver but finding him his forever home is proving more difficult as people these days seem to want ready trained perfect dogs and dogs with issues get sadly over looked and are left to live their days out in the kennels which is so so unfair. Where have all the people gone that are prepared to work with dogs who need it??? ... See MoreSee Less

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Walk Groups

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

Walk Groups


GSRE Newsletters

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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

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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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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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