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 Help a German Shepherd

Adopt a GSD

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

Foster a GSD

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.

Volunteer for GSRE

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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Any money donated goes directly to the dogs we help, so please give whatever amount you can.


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My boy when he hears something outside #On guard # typical GSD ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

My boy when he hears something outside #On guard # typical GSD ❤️

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Natalie StevensonSorry Mr Harley it's not me today see you next week ❤

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Linda HeywoodOh what a beauty he is x

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Tasha GrayTracey Gatton-Gray

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Kirsty An KenI wish! Sheba is a cowardly custard haha, she crawls on top of me and buries her head under my arm!

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Michele Beverley WallisHe is the image of my J Rabbit dog who sadly is not with me any more,he’s beautiful

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Carol DriscollStunning xx

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Andi PaddonStunning x

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Caroline MitchellHandsome chap. X

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June CampbellGorgeous

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Chris BatesGood boy doing his job

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Amy HorwoodStunning ❤

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Sarah BriersOMG reminds me so much of my old Belgian still miss her Xxx

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Sarah WilsonGorgeous boy x

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Eden has been doing a spot of modelling for a photographer working on a project of disabled animals - I snuck a quick pic on my iPhone that Eden said I could share. If anyone is near Surrey & has a disabled animal PM me & I will give you the details. ... See MoreSee Less

Eden has been doing a spot of modelling for a photographer working on a project of disabled animals - I snuck a quick pic on my iPhone that Eden said I could share.  If anyone is near Surrey & has a disabled animal PM me & I will give you the details.

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Trina RexIt would be nice to put the details on here. I always then keep info like that in case anyone I know needs help and I can refer them.

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Morgan Silas Skye HyettOh that's a beautiful photo Tracey, but then Eden is Gorgeous so not surprised. Nice to include disabled dogs. Wish I were closer x

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Lizzy BrownWTG Eden X

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Helen HamptonWhat a beautiful photo and a worth while cause

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Nicola Nsn PartridgeOnce a beauty, always a beauty and once a Diva, always a Diva: wheels or no wheels 🐾😍🐾❤️

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Steve Hawkins shared Sarah Mifm Magalotti's post to the group: German Shepherd Rescue Elite.

Sarah
It's that fab focused girl again...
If you're looking for a game
Then Sheba's your dame
Plays ball, just for fun
In your garden, could she run?
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Unfortunately, Sheba Pup has been returned to #bristolkennels as she was just too much for her owners to handle. Please no negative comments! Sheba is looking for a home that understands that while ...

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Caroline MitchellGorgeous. X

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Dionne NewmanStella Roxy and wiggly xx

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Dionne NewmanWiggy sorry Dave Newman

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Tracey GoodmanAwww what a great picture! Three beautiful girls! Xxx

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Helen HamptonLooks like the one on the right is asking either 1 of 2 thing hey what u two doing or 2 quick mums got that thing let’s make a break for it?

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Dawn NorthoverWhat a stunning trio x

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How handsome is Luca his still waiting for his forever experienced home 😍🤙🏼🏡

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Caroline MitchellStunning. Shared. X

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Katrina Mccallumoh beautiful...how old is he?any good with cats?

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Lynn Butcher BeardshallSHARED PUBLIC xx

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Damon MayhewWaiting to chat to lizzy about him

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🐾❤️ AMBER 🐾❤️

Hello 👋. I took a ride to the park today. First time I went there we walked, slowly. I had some fun and then we walked back. Even though this is not far away from home and we walked really slow - I was tired. So now my Foster Mum drives me to the park 😊, yay, and I love car rides. I behaved nicely and I had plenty of sniff sniff here and there. It was bit quiet as well so I was not distracted.
After we came back Mum cleaned all the house from my magic fibres of love and joy 😧 and I am a bit scared of that loud machine. You will be proud of me if I will tell you that I conquered my fears and I was following my Foster Mum, in case she need rescuing. I am so brave. ☺️
Mum is surprised when we finish our walks how all of a sudden I get boost of energy and I want to run and play. Of course - I’m still just a pup.
But now, it’s time for some 💤 💤💤
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🐾❤️ AMBER 🐾❤️

Hello 👋. I took a ride to the park today. First time I went there we walked, slowly. I had some fun and then we walked back. Even though this is not far away from home and we walked really slow - I was tired. So now my Foster Mum drives me to the park 😊, yay, and I love car rides. I behaved nicely and I had plenty of sniff sniff here and there. It was bit quiet as well so I was not distracted.
After we came back Mum cleaned all the house from my magic fibres of love and joy 😧 and I am a bit scared of that loud machine. You will be proud of me if I will tell you that I conquered my fears and I was following my Foster Mum, in case she need rescuing. I am so brave. ☺️
Mum is surprised when we finish our walks how all of a sudden I get boost of energy and I want to run and play. Of course - I’m still just a pup.
But now, it’s time for some 💤 💤💤
http://gsrelite.co.uk/amber-6/

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Rachel HoylandPeople should be queueing up for this girl, she's just perfect!! X

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Caroline MitchellSuch a beauty. X

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Cath FosterShared

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Adam RileyWish people with younger family's would be considered.

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Helen HamptonAmber sweetie Jake here your braver than me I ran upstairs with my sister out of the way of the noisy vacuum thingy but it not been on since cause mum ripped her shoulder muscle so had a bit of a reprieve but have a feeling it will be time again soon cause both me and my sister are sharing ourselves so mum won’t be lonely if we go to work with dad

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Jacqueline WinslowCheck out those ears 💗

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Sheba decided our volunteer needed more training.. because she is just awesome as this loose lead and focus malarkey 😂😂 🐾🐾🐾#bristolkennels ... See MoreSee Less

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Lisa StennerShe's such a good girl. Maybe Ronnie needs a girlfriend? 😉😉

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Cath FosterSheba is a fantastic, quick to learn, full of energy youngster looking for her forever home. Shared

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Lisa Jane ClancyAww she’s gorgeous

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Pam Mattsclever girl

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Lexi MutchShe is so georgeous and just want to give her lots of cuddles 😍🤗🤗🤗

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Lottie PearsonWhat a good girl x

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Steve HawkinsNow that's what we call "fantastic focus". It's a technical term that only us dog trainers understand. 😜🤣

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Mal Gsre RobertsLove this girl, she is such a sweetheart ♥️😍 shared xx

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Ronnie SaundersIf your following this girl thinking shall I shan't I then take a look at this picture. Posted with video on 17th January you see more of the same focus but this time alongside another reformed character in a public open space, not at the kennels. Could you be that one person Sheba needs? I'm the Ronnie mentioned above and I would in a heart 💓 beat but my human mum won't let me 😞

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Sarah Mifm MagalottiThis was Sheba when we first started training loose lead... think you’ll all now see from above the considered marked improvement. Well done Sheba and well done volunteers for investing time in her 👏🏼

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🐾❤Bonnie❤🐾

I walked her today...
Such a Bonnie lass, excited when first out so pulled on the lead, but settled down 😍 She is lovely, no problems with traffic, good girl when people walk pass, will need work with other dogs as will bark at them but with a little training this girl will be a perfect addition to a family xxx 🐾❤
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🐾❤Bonnie❤🐾

I walked her today...
Such a Bonnie lass, excited when first out so pulled on the lead, but settled down 😍 She is lovely, no problems with traffic, good girl when people walk pass, will need work with other dogs as will bark at them but with a little training this girl will be a perfect addition to a family xxx 🐾❤

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Mal Gsre RobertsShe was lovely today such a beauty Shared xx

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Cath FosterShared

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Teresa NashLovely dog....cracking coat too! xx

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Meet Floss, only 6 months old and already had a short visit to the pound courtesy of her ridiculous first owner.

She is fully vaccinated, chipped and no season as yet.

This little girl may only be 6 month old but do not be fooled, she is one LIVE wire and I do mean that. She is a very confident girl and not always in the right way, she can be very dominant over dogs and will jump all over them what ever they tell her, small and large!

She is a no to cats as she would surely squash the most dog savvy cat, I have seen this first hand, she may in a few years improve but not on the cards just yet.

Very clean in the home, crate trained for sleeping, not bad on the lead, has ok recall unless there is something else more exciting happening.

Floss has a super temperament and with the right work, guidance and continued training she will make the right owner a fantastic dog.
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Meet Floss, only 6 months old and already had a short visit to the pound courtesy of her ridiculous first owner.

She is fully vaccinated, chipped and no season as yet.

This little girl may only be 6 month old but do not be fooled, she is one LIVE wire and I do mean that. She is a very confident girl and not always in the right way, she can be very dominant over dogs and will jump all over them what ever they tell her, small and large!

She is a no to cats as she would surely squash the most dog savvy cat, I have seen this first hand, she may in a few years improve but not on the cards just yet.

Very clean in the home, crate trained for sleeping, not bad on the lead, has ok recall unless there is something else more exciting happening.

Floss has a super temperament and with the right work, guidance and continued training she will make the right owner a fantastic dog.

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Charli BaynesGutted about the cat thing as otherwise she sounds brilliant. Good luck floss.

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Marie Doris MoranStunning x

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Marie Doris MoranI've Foster's dogs and with slow and patience introduction you can get them use to cats x

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Lyndsey WrightSuch a shame she's in kennels at such a young age! I still wish there was a test to take before you could own a dog, so much stupid out there.

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Anna TsoyPete Brandon

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Lexi MutchShared looks big for 6 month 🤗

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Jack StylesWhy a “ridiculous first owner”

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Kim BarrettI would take this dog on my cat would probably match as she's not scared of anything

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Rhiannon SmithI’m on the Isle of Man and she looks perfect I’ve got a 2 year old already☺️

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Sandra HandsShared for gorgeous Floss ❤️ xx

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Simon Michael ParrMy wife was complaining last night that she is very outnumbered. Two teenage boys, two male cats, two male dogs and myself. Even it up a bit.

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Theresa HeslopI will take her on and give her a forever home I have german shepherds so 1 more wouldn't be a problem (2 female 4yrs & 5yrs and a castrated male 6yrs)

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Pam Mattslovely girl. She did make me laugh on the digging incident

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Bernadette HallidayShe is beautiful and sounds hilarious! Somebody is going to really love her I’m sure ❤️

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Simon Michael ParrJoanne Parr was looking to even the numbers up.

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Jan GallierBeautiful baby pocket rocket 🐾❤️

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Anna ShoplandSusan Shopland sounds perfect for max !

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Luke JonesShe hasn’t shown any aggression towards others though?

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Jo Deanif anyone is interested in adopting please complete the form gsrelite.co.uk/contact/adopting-or-fostering/

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Calling all volunteers.
The first shows of 2018 have been confirmed as follows;

SUFFOLK ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW 1ST - 2ND APRIL
NEWBURY ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW 14TH - 15TH APRIL
NEWARK ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW 21ST - 22ND APRIL
ESSEX ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW 6TH - 7TH MAY 2018
PAWS IN THE PARK SUSSEX 19 – 20 MAY
ALL ABOUT DOGS ESSEX 27TH - 28TH MAY 2018
PAWS IN THE PARK ESSEX 30 June – 1 JULY
ALL ABOUT DOGS NORFOLK 26TH - 27TH AUGUST
PAWS IN THE PARK KENT 15 – 16 SEPT
COUNTRY & PET SHOW 2ESSEX 2ND - 23RD SEPT

These shows are a very important part of our fundraising efforts but we cannot run stalls and dog shows without your help.

If you think you can help out at any of these shows then please contact me.

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Calling all volunteers.
The first shows of 2018 have been confirmed as follows;

SUFFOLK ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW  1ST - 2ND APRIL 
NEWBURY ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW 14TH - 15TH APRIL 
NEWARK ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW 21ST - 22ND APRIL 
ESSEX ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW 6TH - 7TH MAY 2018
PAWS IN THE PARK SUSSEX 19 – 20 MAY  
ALL ABOUT DOGS ESSEX  27TH - 28TH MAY 2018
PAWS IN THE PARK ESSEX 30 June – 1 JULY 
ALL ABOUT DOGS NORFOLK 26TH - 27TH AUGUST 
PAWS IN THE PARK KENT 15 – 16  SEPT  
COUNTRY & PET SHOW 2ESSEX 2ND - 23RD SEPT

These shows are a very important part of our fundraising efforts but we cannot run stalls and dog shows without your help.

If you think you can help out at any of these shows then please contact me.

Thank you

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Fiona PollockFerg and I can do the Newbury show again 🐕🐾🐾

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Lizzy BrownAll events on the website. gsrelite.co.uk/events/

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Diane WardHappy to help out at the Brentwood centre on the Sunday if needed, will need to bring Shakira if ok

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Lynda DaviesMike and I can do Newbury again. Saturday.

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Al RobWe Can help at Hylands

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Teresa ByrneHoping to most local ones with friend including putting up and taking down as usual Keith

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Chris WilliamsHi I maybe could help at Newark if I could camp with my caravan and Barley

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Lisa PattenHave a great day out, meet loads of people and fuss a load of dogs, what's not to like ? You can do a weekend, a day or even just a few hours as it all helps GSRE attend these events and raise awareness and funds 🐾❤

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Janet HumphreysKeith, will probably be able to do some again this year. Will sort out dates with you.

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Lisa PattenLend a hand and have a great day out ❤🐾

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Clare BallCan possibly help out at Kent paws in park but won't know if I'm working until closer to the time xx

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Lisa PattenMore events will be added throughout the year so please sign up and help out, free day out and loads of dogs to fuss <3

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Peter GreenPut Sabre and me down for both days at Newark

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Clive JohnsonKeith I will help setup at Newark and can do Saturday all day.

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Claire EllisAre we doing truck feast in Peterborough this year ? Me megs abby will be able to help out x

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Lottie PearsonCome on guys the dogs need your help to spread the word and raise money so hey can have a roof over their head!! Please could you spare 1 day out of the whole of the year to help. Not much to ask really for our dogs 😁

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Christina WorthI may be able to do Newbury. Just need to see if I’m going away or not

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Melinda WhiteleySorry, only get my shifts a month in advance

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Kerry FeekI could help in May at Sussex...xx

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Lisa PattenUp

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Diane WardWho do I need to contact leave my details with for Brentwood Centre?

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Lisa PattenThe more the merrier, have a day out and meet loads of new folks and woofers :)

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Keriman HilmiIs Essex in may in Brentwood Essex ? x

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Heather GreenIs the garden show at detling on at end of may

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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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