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.
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.
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!
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!
“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.”
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.
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!
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.
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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.
Please be sure to read our guide to adoption before considering adopting a Shepherd.
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.
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.
Any money donated goes directly to the dogs we help, so please give whatever amount you can.
Visit our online shop and show your support for GSRE.
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.
Great way to socialise your dog or just meet like minded people!
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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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