In memory of those who have crossed over Rainbow Bridge.

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  1. Amber

    Amber is 8 years old. She is spayed and microchipped but vaccinations are out of date. Being rehomed as her owner’s working hours have increased and a member of the family is unwell. Amber is absolutely fantastic with people and adores the grandchildren that visit but does have an issue with other dogs so will need to be the only dog in the home. She does however live with 2 other dogs with no problems. She used to be fine out on group walks but has lacked doggie socialisation for a number of years so this would need to be reworked on. Other than pulling towards other dogs, she is good on the lead and has excellent commands. Does have a high prey drive so a no to cats. This super girl deserves a retirement home where she will get the time and attention she deserves so please contact us if you can give Amber that special home. Amber has been adopted. Beautiful Amber had a wonderful last few years but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  2. Rex

    This happy chap is Rex who is 7 years old. He came in entire and we had to get some weight on him before neutering which has now been done. He is microchipped and vaccinated. Rex came to us after a court case having nipped a cyclist. He was living with owners that kept him in a cage outside, and when allowed out, their property had no gate. Rex had followed one of the smaller dogs out and got excited chasing a group of them. We are told the cyclist did not want to take action, however it was the perfect chance to have him removed. Apart from arriving extremely thin, with no back end muscle, his coat was in a terrible state and his skin had to be treated from what appeared to be a previous flea infestation. Rex is now in foster with other dogs and has slotted in with no problem at all. He loves to be with people as attention is something he has sorely missed out on, so a home where people are around please and the company of other dogs would be ideal. His foster mum describes him as a sweetheart with no malice...
  3. Cole

    Meet Cole, he is 5yrs old, not neutered, fully vaccinated we are told and chipped. The owner tells us he is ok with older children, can be selective with dogs especially when on the lead and apparently he is ok with cats. Loves going out in the car, has lived with 2 medium sized dogs in the past, fine to be left as far as chewing goes. Knows all his basic commands and is walked on a halti. He does spend a lot of time outside as his owner says he gets too hot?! Our assessor was greeted by a friendly dog who appears huge but it’s mostly hair! He was in good condition, has suffered with a couple of ear infections which have been treated. Can you offer this lad a second chance? Cole has now been adopted. Cole has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  4. Flash

    Flash is now 4 years of age. Not full GSD we believe. Flash was taken in from the pound so we had no history on him. He is vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. Flash is a very lively, very excitable young man, who does not seem to have been given any boundaries. Loves playing with other dogs but plays like a rugby tackler which can be intimidating. Too boisterous to live with young children but loves people and being cuddled in between rugby tackle games with you if no dogs to play with. This can come across as aggression if you are not expecting it, so he needs a strong, experienced home who can work with this. Flash will need an active home that can give him plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. He will need to be taught many things, walking nicely on the lead, boundaries in the home, but could be a fantastic project for someone who wanted to do something like agility. Flash went for a short foster break and this is what his foster dad had to say about him: “Flash has real personality and is full of mischief but it is just to demand attention.  He...
  5. Nora

    This lovely lady is Nora who was picked up as a stray in Southampton. We believe she is about 6 years of age. She came into the council infested with fleas and with bad ears, both of which are being treated. Vaccinations have been started and she is now microchipped. Unknown if spayed but doubtful. Nora has no malice in her whatsoever and loves people. She just wants to be with you. Fine with other dogs and seems laid back about most things. A super companion for someone who is around most of the time and would fit into most homes. Can you give Nora the life she deserves please? Nora is staying with her foster home. Nora had over 4 years of bliss with her foster dad but has now sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge
  6. Saxon

    Well what can we say about young Saxon? Saxon was taken from a family who could not cope with him. We were told he was not accepting the young child and was aggressive to other dogs to name but a few of his faults. Saxon was taken in by one of our foster homes who have had no problems with him. Saxon was nervous when meeting their other dogs but quickly settled down, and has shown no signs of aggression. Saxon was still mouthing which foster mum saw was being encouraged by his former owner and has quickly put a stop to that! Saxon is learning his manners well and the only thing foster mum does get cross with him over is when he steals the tv remote! Saxon is 18 months and neutered. This gorgeous young man is staying with his foster family! The beautiful Saxon has passed over Rainbow Bridge.    
  7. Micha

    This gorgeous girl is Micha who is 8 years old, not that you would know it. Unknown if spayed but vaccinated and microchipped. Came from the dog warden so not much known about her, but this is what they had to say: “What a gorgeous girl micha is. She was reactive on the way out of kennels to the other dogs but just what I would class as a shepherd mouthing off. Bless her. Really good to handle. Let me touch her all over with no issues. She knows basic commands sit down paw stay. I ran around a bit and tried a little rough play she was really gentle and showed no interest in mouthing me. I then played with some tennis balls with her. She has a lovely exchange and loves to play ball. She has a good focus on her so worked a little on watch me. Then on the way back into kennels she focuses on me and food and didn’t react at any dogs”. Currently in kennels she has settled well. Micha is now in a home of her own. The beautiful Micha has passed over Rainbow Bridge at nearly 14 years of age.
  8. Amber

    This gorgeous girl is 3 year Amber who is currently unspayed. Had a season in September so can be spayed December. Vaccinations out of date but is microchipped. Amber is good with children, other dogs and cats! Very friendly with people. Does pull on the lead to start and could do with some further training but has recall and knows sit and come. Only being rehomed due to a relationship breakup which means mum cannot give her the time with young children to also care for. Our volunteer said she appeared a little nervous of meeting him for 20 seconds but ended up sitting on his lap for cuddles! A very gentle girl who just wants to have fun. This girl really will fit in just about anywhere! Amber has trotted off to her new home. Amber has passed over Rainbow Bridge after a wonderful life.
  9. Willow

    Say hello to Willow, 22 months old, spayed, fully vaccinated and chipped. We were told she is no good around young children but ok with teenagers, can be selective around dogs which will need working on, a no to cats and livestock. Willow has lived with another dog previously with no given problems. Can be lead reactive when meeting dogs out on a walk which will need working on, has ok recall if no distractions. Willow has a sensitive tummy but seems to be settled on a fish diet. She had surgery back in February 2020 for elbow dysplasia which was a success and vet was happy with result, we will gain vet history for any new owners vet to see. She also is thought to have IBD hence her sensitive tummy which is currently being managed but I imagine any changes will cause a flare up. There are clearly some anxiety issues with Willow so having an owner at home most of the time will help to minimise stress. Sadly without our knowledge Willow was pts, rest in peace baby girl.
  10. Darcy

    This lovely young girl is Darcy. She came to us from the pound as a stray so little is known of her past history. About 18 months. Since being in kennels we have found her to be a very friendly girl with more energy than you can imagine, she is always so happy to see you and shows it. Fully vaccinate and we have chipped her and also wormed to date. No season history known. She has been fine with the dogs she has met at the kennels and is living with another male and cats happily in foster at present. Foster dad is really pleased in how this girl has come on leaps and bounds. A loving little girl just needing someone to take her on and show her how good life can actually be, is this you? The gorgeous Darcy is now with a family of her own. Beautiful Darcy who was known as Kira, had a wonderful life with her family but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.    
  11. Cheri

    Cheri is a 5 year old spayed girly who is fully vaccinated. Cheri had been kept outside all her life but had the companionship of a male dog until recently when he escaped and got run over. She had no socialisation with the outside world at all so was totally unknown with people, kids dogs and cats. The owners say she is quite possessive about her toys but this may be due to spending so much time on her own. She was in desperate need of some grooming as well poor girl. Cheri was taken into our kennels where it took 2 weeks before she would come out. She then let a number of the staff handle her and started to show her softer side. She does like her toys but does not like giving them back. Cheri has now also met a couple of volunteers and been absolutely fine and recently went out for her first public walk with a couple where she behaved impeccably with everyone she saw and met. This lovely girl will need an experienced and calm home who will need to continue introducing everything to her steadily and she will need time to adjust.In the...
  12. Hank

    This gorgeous young man is Hank who is about 18 months old. Now microchipped, vaccinations started and booked in to be neutered. Hank came to us from a pound and after a well earned bath has come up looking fantastic! Hank is described as being a shy boy. He loves treats and takes them very gently. No aggression, just wariness until he knows you and then you see the cheeky side of him. Hank is good on a lead and has basic commands. No young children as we do not know his history. Not yet been socialised with other dogs but no major problems seen in the kennels. This lad just needs a home that can give him the training and socialisation a dog of his age needs. Am sure he will turn out to be a fabulous addition. Hank, now called Red, is very happy with his new home and family. The handsome Red has passed over Rainbow Bridge too soon but was very much loved.
  13. Thai

    This young man is 18 months and entire and is called Thai. We do not know a lot about him yet as he came to us from the pound but he is very friendly. Thai is quite unruly and pulls on the lead so obviously has not been given the boundaries and training he should have had. He barks at other dogs but with no aggression and does listen and should learn fairly quickly. A lovely lad that just needs a chance. The lovely Thai is now settling into his wonderful forever home! Thai had a wonderful life with his family and has now passed peacefully over Rainbow Bridge.
  14. Blade

    “Blade is a 9 year old German Shepherd although you would not think he is 9 as he behaves as though he were 4 or 5 years old. Blade could be heard barking when I arrived.  Introductions at the door by having a sniff of me, could obviously smell my dog.  Absolutely fine and I was allowed in! He was very happy to be made a fuss of. Blade soon settled, laying down near me or at my feet, looking up for a fuss and a stroke. Alert and looking up when cars went by or someone walked by on the footpath at rear of garden.   Blade has lived in Spain for a number of years. Owner’s step daughter has looked after him for a while and unfortunately has not kept his vaccination boosters up to date. He is neutered and microchipped however. Blade’s owner has several medical issues which will not improve and is unable to walk him.  He has been walked by a neighbour.   Blade got quite excited when his collar and lead came out, knowing he was going out for a walk. No harsh pulling on the lead and quickly settled on walk round the...
  15. Poppy

    Poppy is a GSD cross who according to her microchip is coming up to 4 years of age. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. We were asked to take her in by another rescue after her owner died and this is what the vet had to say that had her in their care: “She is extremely amaciated and has recently been neutered post pyometra. She also had a flea allergy dermatitis so is bathed weekly and has been flea treated and wormed. Her skin is almost back to normal. She’s very stiff and her owner wasn’t capable of walking her. Since I gave been walking her she’s loosened up amazingly. She has a loving temperament and is house trained. But, is interested in cats so that would need work or a cat free home. Poppy has been with us since April this year and is only just now healthy enough to consider rehoming. She is a loving girl who is used to being in a one to one relationship. She is ok with other dogs but a typical bossy bitch! Would probably prefer to be the only dog. Poppy would love a quiet home where someone was around most of...
  16. Mo

    This absolutely stunning baby boy came into our charity as a welfare case along with his mum Mia , sadly he was so very poorly we were unable to save him. Heartbroken was an understatement, he was such a gorgeous little man who deserved so much more than he ever got, beyond gutted! Sleep tight and fly high beautiful. xxx
  17. Asia aka Zing

    Asia is one of 3 young Malinois we were asked to take in and find a home for. Unsure of their full history but all very friendly and good with other dogs. We believe them to be 4-5 months old. Microchipped and vaccinations are been started. If Mali’s are your breed, these girls will make super additions, but will need lots of exercise and mental stimulation as they have come from working lines. Asia has been in a super foster home and has now officially been adopted. Asia, who was renamed Zing, had a wonderful but sadly short life in her wonderful home. She struggled with various medical issues and sadly had to be let free to run over Rainbow Bridge after her kidneys finally gave up. Run free now baby girl xx
  18. Theo

    Theo is 2 years old, currently entire and vaccinations out of date. He is microchipped. He is good with children and other dogs, although can be ‘gobby’ when out. He currently lives with 3 cats. Rufus and Theo are looking for a new home as their owner is moving in with her mother who already has 2 dogs and there will just not be room. Theo walks nicely on the lead when walked alone and has some recall. He will need further training. He can also be slightly protective over his food but shuts up when told. Typical young shep who needs a home that can give him further guidance but not a bad bone in his body. Theo has now found his new forever home. Theo has peacefully passed over Rainbow Bridge after being diagnosed with inoperable lymphoma.
  19. Murphy

    May I introduce Murphy who is 8 years young. He is neutered and microchipped but his vaccinations will need updating. Murphy was adopted from us 5 years ago having come from another rescue. He was not a straight forward lad but has truly shone in his home. Never been around children so teenagers upwards only, Murphy is good with other dogs, maybe overly interested sometimes. Unknown with cats. This lad is good on the lead and has good recall and basic commands. Used to being left for a few hours with no problems. Nervous at the vets but not aggressive. Murphy is very sadly having to be found a new home as there was an incident where he bit a person when on the lead, and despite the matter not having been taken any further, the council are insisting he is gone from the property or the whole family face eviction. Can you please help Murphy find his retirement pad? Murphy is moving in with his grandparents! The lovely Murphy has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  20. Jess

    This gorgeous old lady is Jess who is 11 years old. Poor Jess’ elderly owner was taken into hospital and sadly won’t be coming home so she found herself in the council kennels. Jess is a beautiful girl who was very lost. Loves other dogs. Jess is safely now in long term foster with us where she will spend her retirement. After a wonderful retirement of another 2 years, the gorgeous Jess has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.  
  21. Lady Junior

    Well this lovely young girl, Lady was picked up from the pound in Kent and taken to the kennels in Essex. Lady never made it into a kennel, as the kennel owner fell in love with her on the spot as Lady is so like his current girl. So Lady Junior was taken straight in for a bath and moved straight into her new home. Can you tell the difference? What a lucky Lady?! The beautiful Lady Junior has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  22. Rosie

    May I introduce the rather gorgeous Rosie. She is coming up to 3 years and is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Rosie came into rescue because her owners had to move into a flat where she was not allowed.  She has lived with young children but can be nervous meeting new people so would be best with older children only. Once she knows you though she is a loving and affectionate lass. She likes food and toys which is great for training, but needs work on the ‘leave’ bit with toys. Will happily swap one toy for another though. Rosie can be quite nervous in new situations and will bark when she is concerned, including when meeting other dogs, but is playful and bouncy once relaxed. This girl just needs a shepherd home that can give the confidence and socialisation a dog of her age needs. Can you help Rosie? Rosie has trotted straight into a great new home! Rosie has passed over Rainbow Bridge having had a wonderful life with her family.  
  23. Leo

    Meet Leo, he is 3yrs, still entire, chipped, we are told he is fully vaccinated but no card seen. His owner told us that he is fine with children and also other dogs, unknown with cats and livestock. Sadly the relationship between Leo and his owner has hit some issues whereby he has shown some aggression to her when she has tried to take things away from him that are not his. Any new owner would need to have experience with possession aggression. Leo has become frustrated in the home and will chase his tail so needs to find an experienced home who can work with him on his issues and further training. If this could be you please fill out the adoption form and we can go from there. Sadly due to medical issues we had to say goodnight to this boy. Sleep tight. x
  24. Rockie

    Rockie is 13 years old now and arrived with us in October 2014. We were asked to assess Rockie as there was now a baby in the house that was starting to crawl. Why their concern; because they had never bothered to socialise their dog. In fact they never walked Rockie either, and when the volunteer asked if he could take him out on a walk, they could not even find a collar or lead! He had been in this home since a pup and had not been vaccinated or neutered. He had spent his life on cheap supermarket food. Toys were plastic bottles or stones. We insisted on a vet check which the owner did do, and the vet said she was pleasantly surprised with his condition considering. Rockie came into kennels in Bristol initially where they have struggled to keep weight on him. He can be grumpy when being handled, but would imagine a lot of this is due to having been part of the furniture in the past. He tried a spell in foster with a calm bitch. All went well at first but he quickly decided that he wanted all the attention and started to bully...
  25. Diddy aka Ricky

    Apologies for the name! Diddy was left tied up outside of a police station in London. He was underweight and his coat was in a very poor condition. We believe Diddy is 7 or 8 years old and all else seems to be healthy. He is microchipped, vaccinated and now neutered. Fitted in fine with his foster family of dogs and is a real character. Lovely friendly lad with a zest for life. The gorgeous Diddy is now settling in his wonderful new home. This grand old man passed peacefully over Rainbow Bridge of old age at the grand age 14.
  26. Missy

    May I introduce Missy who is 4 years old and came in with her dad Duke from a farm. Dad died a year ago and now the house has been sold they needed a new home. She is a beautiful but timid girl however she is slightly more confident than her father.  She is eager to please, loves a groom, fuss and cuddle and will be your friend forever if you have treats which she takes gently. Missy has fairly good recall, her lead work will need attention as although she doesn’t pull she weaves around a bit, but this isn’t bad considering she hasn’t been on a lead before.  Her general commands of sit and down have never been taught, however she is so willing to please I don’t see that as a problem. Missy needs to go into a home that will take the time to introduce her to new experiences and help grow her confidence. She is unsuitable to be homed with very young children purely as we don’t have any history and is unknown with cats. Ideally Missy would love a home where she could be with Duke as they really do love each other. Missy...
  27. Beni

    May I introduce Beni who is 9 years old. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated we are told. He has been in the same home since a pup and is now being rehomed as his owner has less time and money for him. Beni is good with older children and other dogs but a not to cats. Good on the lead and commands. Beni does have some allergies and a thyroid condition which are managed with daily medication and diet. This is what our volunteer had to say about him: “Beni is a very friendly non-aggressive dog. He can live with another dog but he withdraws himself when he does as he is very submissive so would be best as the only dog in the home. Fine with all dogs he meets but will run away if they bark at him, even small dogs. I found him very friendly and no behaviour issues but am told he is petrified of aerosol cans and will nip in fear, even his owner. Beni would have no problem fitting into a house as the only dog or with another very calm older dog who will not bully him. I loved him!” Beni is...
  28. Dexter

    Say hello to Dexter, he is 7yrs old, neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. A good old fashioned type of GSD with super colouring. We are told that he is ok around older children, he can be selective when meeting other dogs, he has previously lived with a cat but does not now, never seen livestock. Our volunteer found Dexter to be a nice lad who barked on his arrival but then settled, he will pull on the lead but this is easily sorted, he does have recall if not distracted. Dexter did have a favourite cushion that he is very attached to. He is fine when visiting the vet, no known medical issues. Do you have a Dexter space on your sofa? Dexter had three fantastic years in his forever home but sadly tased over to the bridge last night. Run free gorgeous boy, you were loved very much. x
  29. Jay

    Jay has come across to us from Devon GSD Rescue. She is 9 years young, spayed, microchipped and her vaccinations are up to date. Jay is a very friendly girl with people but she needs to be the only dog in the family. She was in foster with other dogs but sadly had to come back due to a change in circumstances. She is not always good with dogs when out and about however so would need an experienced owner to work on this. We would not rehome her with young children due to her age and lack of history. Unknown with cats but suspect she is a no. A super companion for someone out there! Jay has gone into long term foster. Beautiful Jay has passed over Rainbow Bridge peacefully after a short illness x              
  30. Casper

    May I introduce Casper who is 6 years and now neutered. He is microchipped and vaccinated. Casper’s previous owner was made homeless so he was put into kennels for two weeks prior to the present carers collecting him a week ago. Unfortunately Casper was quite nervous of his new environment (living in a 7th floor flat) where he was living with a 1 year child and another entire smaller dog. Both males were getting too boisterous so their dog went to stay with relatives. Casper was quite excitable when our assessor visited him and came across to say hello. He came across anxious and stressed.  Does pull on the lead but may be because he has not been getting his usual exercise. Casper has basic commands and recall. He is good with other dogs and loves to play. Unknown with cats. Casper just needs a calm and confident home to help him unwind from the stresses of the last month or so and underneath there is a lovely lad wanting to come out. Now in foster he is being a very good house guest and living with another 2 sheps. Casper’s foster family aren’t letting this lucky lad go! Casper...
  31. Willow

    This gorgeous girl is 9 year Willow who is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Willow has not lived with children but has been with her mum since a pup. Unfortunately her mum has just died and she is currently in kennels.  She is very depressed poor love. She has a super nature and tends to ignore other dogs. This girl just needs some tlc to help her through her grief and will make someone a fantastic companion. Willow was adopted by her foster dad. Willow had a super life but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge at a grand age.
  32. Duke

    Meet our lovely boy Duke. Through no fault of his own he has spent far far too long in kennels and is desperate for a home to call his own. He is 8/9yrs old, neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped. He would rather be the only dog in a home and cannot live with cats or young children. Duke can be wary of meeting new people in the home so careful intros with no eye contact works really well letting him come over to say hello and then he accepts all is good. He absolutely loves his tennis balls and will do anything for you in return for a fun game of ball! Don’t be put off by his age, he is still very low mileage and is very energetic with a lust for life. Duke recently broke out of kennels for a 3 week break in a foster home and boy what a difference in this boy. His foster mum and dad have worked with him and as you will see from the photos he has settled in so well what a shame he has to go back to kennels, please consider this boy if you meet his criteria and...
  33. Nikki

    Nikki is 10 years young and has come into rescue due to her owner’s ill health. She is now spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Not much known about this lovely lady yet but has been super with people she has met. Older children only as history unknown. Has ignored dogs around her. Can you give this lady a retirement pad please? Nikki is now with her new family. The lovely Nikki has passed over Rainbow Bridge at the grand old age of 14.5 years of age.
  34. Bruno

    This lovely young man is just 9 months. Neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, Bruno was taken into another rescue who asked for our help. Now in foster with us. Bruno is good with older children and other dogs. Unknown with cats. A super friendly lad who just need the typical time, training and attention any dog of his age requires. Can you help? Now in a home of his own! The lovely Bruno has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  35. Bebe

    This lovely old girl is Bebe who is 9 years old. She is now spayed but vaccinations have been completed and she is microchipped. Bebe’s mum left home and left her with dad, and basically all we can say is that she has been totally neglected and uncared for, for a long time from the state she was in. She appeared to be living in a small kitchen amongst rubbish including broken glass, and the whole place stunk to high heaven. Poor Bebe came in very thin and with an ear infection in both ears which has now been treated. We were told Bebe is good with everything, children, other dogs and cats, and what we have seen is a beautiful, friendly, loving girl who just wants to be loved back. Bebe was in foster with other dogs and whilst a bit grumpy and bossy with them, nothing nasty. She was then adopted where she started to become protective in the home and did not want to go out. We feel this was because she had been so neglected in the past she was terrified of being taken away or left somewhere. She is now back in foster with other...
  36. Max

    May I introduce Max who came out of the pound and to GSRE as his time was up and he was going to be put to sleep. This lad is 5 years old, now neutered, vaccinated and he is microchipped. We would not rehome him with young children as we do not know his history. Has been OK around other dogs in the kennels so far. Unknown with cats. A super friendly lad who loves his walks with the volunteers. Can you give Max a home please? Max is now starting his life again with his new dad. Max aka Alfie has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  37. Otis

    May I introduce Otis who is not a full shepherd but almost there. He is 3 years and still entire. He is not up to date with his vaccinations but is microchipped. His owner is currently working long hours which means Otis is not getting the training or exercise he desperately needs as he is too strong for his owner’s partner. It also means he can be quite boisterous around the children. Otis would be best in an adult home. We are told he is good with other large dogs but does not like small dogs or cats. Otis is a full on lad. When people visit he can be quite intimidating and vocal and mouths their hands. He has never bitten anyone. All Otis needs is an experienced  and confident home who can give him the training and exercise this poor lad so desperately needs and instil some boundaries. Underneath the bravado is a sweet natured lad. Can you help him please? Otis is now with his new family. Otis who was renamed Brize has passed over Rainbow Bridge having developed Lymphona very suddenly.
  38. Dexter

    Meet Dexter, only a baby at 10 months, not yet neutered or chipped but is fully vaccinated. Dexter takes after his GSD breeding in many ways more so than the Rottie in him. He seems fine with the dogs he has met, unknown with children or cats as this lad is in rescue kennels after being brought in as a stray. He was actually found tied up outside Tesco and abandoned?! Very clean in his kennel. Will obviously need some further training as only a pup still. This young lad is not thriving in kennels and really does need out asap, so if you can help please do get in touch. Dexter is now in a home of his own! Dexter has passed over Rainbow Bridge after the discovery of masses which were inoperable.  
  39. Rio

    Here we have 7 gorgeous little bundles of fun! These puppies are German Shepherd cross Labrador and were born on the 22nd March this year. We have 2 girls and 5 boys. The pups came to us at 6 weeks old and are microchipped and wormed. First vaccinations on the 12th May and second vaccinations on the 26th May when they will all be ready to go to new homes.Have been wormed and had Advocate. The pups have been very well socialised to date and love people attention. Have been in foster with 5 other dogs who they love spending time with. Full of play and mischief. Please do not phone about these pups unless you have completed an application to adopt. Rio has a home x Rio who became Poppy, has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge after she lost the use of her back legs. On examination the poor girl had a twisted spine as well as bad hips. She had a wonderful life with her family but way too short x
  40. Max

    May I introduce Max who is 5 years old. Currently entire and vaccinations out of date but we are told he is microchipped. Being rehomed due to a relationship break down so his mum is having to move into accommodation where he cannot go. Max is good with children and other dogs. He wants to play with other dogs! Unknown with cats. Been in the same home since a pup. Is good on the lead, has recall and basic commands. No issues over food or toys. Our volunteer said Max is quite a friendly dog and appears in good health but a little overweight at present. He did break his leg at 9 months old which is now pinned and has had no problems with it since. This lad should fit into most homes with little fuss. Max is now in his new home. Max, renamed Hunter, has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  41. Rhea

    This little lass came in from the pound. She may not be pure GSD but is around 18 months old. Now vaccinated and microchipped. Rhea has a lovely nature and basic commands and been good with other dogs she has met in the kennels. Currently in foster while waiting for her own home. Rhea is staying with her foster family! The lovely Rhea has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  42. Valcoux

    We were asked to take Valcoux in as an emergency. This is what we were told: “Handover GSD, called Valcoux, French name and French chip, not sure how you spell it, dog is around 7 years old, male entire, they have had him 2 weeks. He has been bathed, clipped, deflead and wormed, don’t know if he is up to date with vacs. They can’t keep him because he is too bouncy and boisterous, can get over the fence, and they have 2 nine week old pups which he seems very interested in. He is good with children from 5 years up, but not sure about little ones, lives with a 5 and 7 yr old. He was kept outside in his previous home, doesn’t seem to have had any socialising or training from what I can make out, he is just a loony bouncy overgrown puppy. He is chained in a very muddy, cluttered small garden, constantly getting the chain caught on things and wrapped around his legs, only has a plastic bottle to play with, which he absolutely loved, he did know sit and owner says he knows paw. They have not walked him near other dogs so...
  43. Keora

    [dog_slideshow} This lovely girl is 2 year Keora who is not currently spayed but is vaccinated and microchipped. Keora is good with children and other dogs but unknown with cats. She is a very friendly girl, in fact over friendly with people. She is used to being with her current owner 24/7 so probably would be best with someone who is around most of the time. Does need some work on the lead and recall is improving but has basic commands. Only being rehomed as her owner is struggling to care for his infirm mum and Keora. This sweetheart deserves the very best please. Keora is now settling in with her new family. Keora renamed Kira had a wonderful 6 plus years with her family but has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  44. Sheba

    This lovely girl is Sheba. She is 7 years young. Sheba has been microchipped but not had a vaccination since her puppy jabs. She is also not spayed and has had at least one litter in the past. No longer wanted her by her owner who now has a baby, Sheba is a super friendly and loving girl that will be fine in most homes. Older children will be fine and she has not shown any problems towards other dogs she has seen. A super girl, Sheba just wants a home of her own to be loved and spoilt please. Sheba has been adopted. This beautiful girl who was renamed Aerith, has passed over Rainbow Bridge after complications during a routine surgery. Run free beautiful x
  45. Major

    This rather stunning young man is Major who is just 1 year old. Not yet neutered, vaccinated or microchipped, he was living between houses . Major had an accident at 7 months old leading to the loss of one of his hind legs. He was sent to live with the original owner’s mum so he was safe but she can no longer care for him full time due to also caring for elderly parents, one of whom has dementia. Major spends the night at his new mum’s partner’s home but he is not supposed to have a dog in his flat. Major is a big puppy. No young children as he has not encountered them and despite his disability can still be quite boisterous. Loved a visit from his assessor and greeted with a toy and was happy for lots of fuss. He is fine with other dogs when off lead but does bark if on lead, but it is all mouth. He is in good condition, although lean, however this is under the advice of the vet due to his disability. Will need further lead training but has recall. Major does not like being left so will need a...
  46. Sky

    Sky is 10 years old and a GSD cross Husky. She is now spayed and is fully vaccinated and microchipped. Sky is sadly looking for a new home as her dad is losing his home after a relationship breakdown and she desperately needs a new home! She is a very nervous girl, and whilst she has nipped a couple of people who have got into her space, our volunteer says she is not at all aggressive, just timid, and took treats from him very gently. She does pull on the lead to start but has basic commands. No issues with toys or food with her people. She is muzzled at the vets as a precaution but is fine other than having her nails clipped as she ripped a claw out a while back when chasing a squirrel and has struggled with this since. We are told she is good with children of all ages, however older children only we feel, as at her age she does not need lots of little ones fussing about. Selective with other dogs, but maybe living with a calm older male, may help her to relax and gain more confidence. Sky needs someone to carry...
  47. Tammy

    May I introduce 12 year old Tammy, who does not know how old she is and still thinks she is only 6! She is spayed and vaccinated and microchipped. Will be arriving at Essex kennels next week. Tammy we are told is good with children and other dogs, although not had much socialisation recently. Unknown with cats. A super girl in great condition who loves life and has been in the same home since a pup. Sadly being rehomed as Dad is having to move into sheltered accommodation. Please let’s not let this girl have to go into kennels at her age. Forever or foster home needed urgently. Tammy has been adopted by her foster dad. Beautiful Tammy had a wonderful life in her new home but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge at nearly 15 years of age.
  48. Mischa

    Let me introduce Mischa to everyone. She is fully vaccinated, microchipped, since being with us has not had a season so we think she may also be spayed. Sadly Mischa found her self in rescue due to be taken to the vets for immediate euthanasia due to the fact she had lunged at someone and tried to use her teeth, luckily a local rescue stepped up to save her and then asked GSRE as a breed specific Charity to help which of course we did. Once she arrived with us in kennels we found that she was a  nervous girl who had clearly been very under socialised in her early life with people and other animals making her very anxious when put in most situations which answered some questions as to why she may have ended up at the vets. Mischa has been with us now in kennels for over 500 days and believe it or not, no interest at all, no one has enquired about her or ever asked to meet her and we are at a loss as to why this is. Since being with us she has improved so much around people thanks to the staff at...
  49. Kiera

    This lovely lady is 8 year Kiera who is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Kiera was adopted from another rescue 3 years ago and is now having to find a new home as sadly both her mum and dad are suffering from serious health issues and are struggling to cope with 2 dogs. Kiera currently lives with an 11 year male shep. She is fine with dogs and tends to get on with her own thing. Fine with children 10 plus but no young children as her full history is not known and at her age she doesn’t need the stress. A no to cats. Kiera is a gentle and calm lady and adores attention. Good on the led when settled, she has great recall and basic commands. This lady deserves a nice retirement home please where life is calm and she gets loads of tlc. Will make a super companion. The lovely Kiera is now with her new family. The gorgeous Kiera had a long and happy life but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  50. Honey

    Have a look at this poor girl, we have named her Honey, she came to us from a pound in a very sad state in both mind and body. She is a very nervous girl and it is obvious she has had skin issues that have been left untreated. She is seeing our vet next week and will receive any treatment she needs. Her skin has settled a little since being with us but there is still some redness there. We do not have any history on her at all so no to children, she is getting braver around other dogs so only time will tell, a no to cats. She needs time to get to know new people as she is still very wary so slow and careful intros are needed. If you think you could offer this girl a quite home to grow in confidence then please let us know. Well…..this lovely girl has been with us now for a round a month and boy what a change in her!! If you loved to be kissed within an inch of your life then step right up as this is the girl for you! She is now so affectionate...
  51. Bailey

    This is Bailey who is a very affectionate 7 year old who is neutered and we are told microchipped. Vaccinations are out of date but he is wormed and flea treated on a regular basis. He is in need of a home through no fault of his own. Due to a recent house move he is being left for longer periods and is reacting with the resident cats and starting to chew himself. He walks well on the lead, has good recall and reaction to voice commands. He will chase livestock and cats of they run but has never attacked. Bailey is very affectionate and love his squeaky toys and cuddly toys. He loves being hoovered and chasing the hose pipe and loves a cuddle. He has no aggression issues with either toys or food and is fine with being handled/brushed. He would love to find a home that can give him more time and attention, regular walks and stimulation as he is a very bright and active dog. His needs are simple but he is unfortunately not getting these at the moment. He is good with children and other dogs and currently lives with a small breed dog and...
  52. Amber

    Say hello to Amber. Amber had a season in Feb 13 but still not spayed. Fully vaccinated and chipped. Beautiful looking girl in desperate need of a new home who can restore some confidence in her as she has become very nervous and fear aggressive of almost everything. Amber is now in foster with about 5 other dogs including Shepherds, spaniels and cross breeds. Amber has had a fair few homes in her short life which has contributed to the lack of confidence she has. She has adapted well to her new home enviroment and we are now very hopeful that she will come along in leaps and bounds and will be able to start life with her new family. The beautiful Amber has a happy life full of love but has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge quite suddenly. Run free Amber.          
  53. Poppy

    This beautiful  girl is 4 year Poppy who is microchipped and vaccinations started. Poppy had a litter of 6 in May so waiting for season history to spay. Poppy came into the rescue, heavily pregnant,  along with 5 other dogs and 3 pups, having been voluntarily surrendered to the council by a breeder who was described as a puppy farmer. The dogs had been found living in sheds and were being neglected in the sense that the owners did not even go up there once a day on many an occasion. Poppy has had at least one litter we know of before.  All dogs have super temperaments and just need some lead training and boundaries put in place. Currently in foster. Can you give Poppy  the home she deserves please? Poppy is staying with her foster home. This beautiful girl has passed over Rainbow Bridge after a short illness. Run free Poppy X
  54. Maddie

    Maddie is 13 years young and arrived with us March 2015. She is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Maddie is a petite, bright and stunning girl who is keen to learn and thrived considerably at agility and behaviour training classes despite her age. She loves her Kong and having her belly tickled. An incredibly loyal and affectionate girl, Maddie is good with other dogs in general, but in the home wants to be the only dog. A no to cats. Maddie went into a home where she showed she was extremely protective of it, and not happy about visitors coming in. She will need an experienced owner who knows how to handle this or is prepared to separate her from visitors. Maddie came from another rescue so we do not have her full history so would not rehome her with children. Due to her age and some recent health issues Maddie will be staying in our care. Beautiful Maddie peacefully passed over Rainbow Bridge having decided she was very tired and having had a small stroke recently.  
  55. Jazz

    May I introduce Jazz who is a German Shepherd cross. She is about 6 years old. Unknown if spayed. Jazz was picked up as a stray so we have no history on her, therefore older children only. Jazz does not like other dogs so will need to be the only dog in the home. She also did not like the cat at the kennels, so a no to cats. This is what one of our volunteers had to say about her: “Met Jazz yesterday and so friendly. Took in paddocks to start and was very distracted by all going on around! But showed a bouncing tiger interest when threw ball! Great to handle. Girls said strong but think having run off lead a bit before lessened that and mostly my lead was slack. She is strong though. Great with all traffic. Knows commands (sit, paw and down.)  and works for low grade treats. Didn’t batter an inch with gsd kicking off in pen by her! Relaxed girl.” This lovely lady  likes people and just needs a home to call her own please. Can you help Jazz? Jazz has set off to her new home. Beautiful Jazz passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  56. Noushka

    Just have a look at this gorgeous mature lady Noushka, she is 11yrs young, unknown season history, not vaccinated and chipped. This gorgeous girl found herself in the pound after her owner knowing of her whereabouts decided not to collect her…..nice hey! How could we not take her, she has a fantastic temperament with all people and dogs she has met, she will be ok with older children, unknown with cats. Currently in foster and enjoying life to the full. Noushka has been adopted by her foster mum. Noushka has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  57. Hera

    Say hello to Hera, she is 7yrs old, spayed, her vaccinations have been restarted and chipped. Hera and Zennie who live together sadly have to find a new home as their mum is terminally ill and can no longer care for them. We are told Hera is unknown around children, fine with dogs and also cats, never seen livestock. Knows all her basic commands and walks nicely on the lead, no issues with food or toys, can be left with no issues and is fine with visitors in the home. Could you offer this lovely pair a home together? Zennie and Hera have found a wonderful home together. Hera has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  58. Blaze

    May I introduce Blaze who is a GSD cross, but a truly stunning lad with a character to match. Currently with another rescue, he was handed in as his owner was not allowed to keep him in the flat having had him since a pup. Blaze is 7, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. A lovely lad to handle and very gentle, but he is not doing well in kennels and is losing weight from the stress. Previously lived with teenage children who he adored. Loves people in general! Blaze loves to play fetch and has no issues with food or toys. Tends to ignore other dogs but will air snap if a large dog comes too  close into his space. He does chase cats. Can anyone help this sweet, gentle lad please? This gorgeous lad is now settling with his new mum and dad. This handsome buy had a wonderful life but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  59. Sasha

    May I introduce Sasha who is not pure GSD. 4 years and spayed, she is microchipped but vaccinations may be out of date. Sasha is good with children and other dogs but a no to cats. Being rehomed due to ill health, this lady is good on the lead and has basic commands. Recall is hit and miss so needs working on! A lovely friendly girl who should fit into most homes, Sasha is fine being left and travels well. How can you resist? Currently in foster. Sasha has now gone to her new home. Beautiful Sasha has passed over Rainbow Bridge having severe arthritis and hip problems.
  60. Ben

    May I introduce Ben who is nearly 5. Currently entire, he is microchipped but his vaccinations have lapsed. Ben was taken in by a family from former friends who were planning on giving him away however they do not have the space to accommodate him long term. Ben is good with children and is currently living with an 8 year old. Very friendly with people. He was fine with other dogs but about a year ago he was attacked in the park and can now be very vocal towards them. Will need some work being resocialised. He does need more lead training however has not been getting as much exercise as is ideal and not currently able to go off lead where he lives.  A no to cats. Ben does seem to be more responsive to men. He loves his ball and apparently sings along with some TV ads! A happy chappy all in all! Ben is now in his new home! Ben has passed over Rainbow Bridge.

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