In memory of those who have crossed over Rainbow Bridge.


  1. Hugo

    Hugo is 6 years old. He is vaccinated and microchipped. Now neutered. We were asked to take him in by another rescue and this is what we were told: “I have a welfare case at my kennels that has been signed over from owner. He was owned by a family and sadly was mistreated and left out in the yard all his life. Hugo hasn’t had much interaction with people or socialisation within the big wide world. He knows a few commands – sit, paw and other one. He can get frustrated on lead and does at times bite the lead.” Hugo is going to need an experienced home that is aware of the issues he may display and why and be able to manage them. No children. Not sure of other dogs and avoids due to lack of socialisation. May be able to live with a female. Unknown with cats. Do you have the experience and time to show this lad that life can actually be fun? This is what the kennels say about him: “Look at this Chunky boy Hugo his 5 years old spent his life living outside neglected 😢can he start the new year in a forever...
  2. Tyson

    This lovely lad is 5 year Tyson who is neutered, microchipped and we believe vaccinated. Tyson is good with children and other dogs but a no to cats. He has lived with a female Staffy and been with his owners since a pup.  Will need some lead training as he does pull, but our volunteer found him very responsive . Tyson has basic commands and recall when no distractions! The poor lad has suffered from a skin condition which finally seems to have cleared up. He aggravated the situation by chewing the sore spots. Tyson is a sweet lad, not large and a little timid initially. Sadly his owner is losing her home and has nowhere to go where she can take him.  He loves his ball and a good game! This lovely young lad just needs a new home to continue his love and care please! Tyson has trotted off to his new home. At just 9 years old this lovely lad has gone over Rainbow Bridge due to bleeding from his liver.
  3. Shadow

    This handsome man is 8 years young. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Shadow came into us because his dad had to go into residential care due to dementia and Shadow was left home alone since then. The son sadly lived across town so could not visit Shadow often enough, but thanks to neighbours, he has been getting cared for but of course was desperately lonely and depressed, He is safe now in our care. Shadow is fine with children but older only please as he has  not had much interaction with little ones. We are told he is selective about dogs but has been waggy tail with all he has met. A no to cats. Shadow does suffer with Lupus but this is easily managed with drugs and a good diet, and is not majorly expensive. This lad so deserves to be in a home again please and will make someone a wonderful companion. This is what the kennels say about him: “The very handsome, quiet, unassuming, polite and very friendly lad shads,,,,,,, such a dear lad, wants to be close but after spending 7 weeks alone its hardly suprising, lovely appetite, walks beautifully on lead right by your...
  4. Jet

    Jet came into the rescue a nervous young man at the age of 4. In foster he was good with other dogs and the cats. Unknown with children. Jet needed a confident and calm home that could give him the patience he needed. The lucky lad spent 7 wonderful years with his family but now at 11 years of age has passed over Rainbow Bridge. “Our beautiful boy Jet lost his battle against his troubles last night at 18.08. He couldn’t walk and was obviously in considerable distress so the kindest route was a visit to the vet to give him his wings to Rainbow Bridge. Over the last 6 plus years, he has never left our side and If Jet was not allowed somewhere, then we didn’t go!! A troubled lad when we adopted him, he became a loyal, gentle and much loved magnificent boy. He made many friends locally and far afield and was very keen to have a fuss with most people he met. He was calendar boy in January 2015 (the first GSRE calendar) and is also included in Allison and Lizzy’s book!! House is so empty without him. God bless Jet. Gone to join his...
  5. Sambuca

    Leo and his friend Sambuca are both being rehomed as their owner has had a brain haemorrhage and family members are struggling to give them the time and care they deserve. Sambuca is 4 years, spayed and microchipped, but unsure if vaccinated. She is good with children and male dogs but a no to cats. Sambuca is a lovely friendly girl who loves a fuss. She can be a little snatchy with treats but has kind eyes and a loving temperament. She is fairly good on the lead once she has got to the park, and has recall and basic commands. Sambuca can be food aggressive so is fed separately from Leo. Both dogs are well adjusted and obedient and whilst it would be nice to keep them together they are young enough to adjust. Sambuca is now in her new home. Sambuca aka Sammie has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  6. Ice

    This gorgeous young man is 14 month Ice. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. Ice is good with older children (not really had any interaction with younger) but can be selective with other dogs and is a no to cats. He does pull on the lead but walks nicely in a gentle leader. Has recall if not distracted and basic commands. Being rehomed as circumstances have changed and his owner is unable to give him the time and attention he needs. Will fit into most homes who are willing to put in the time furthering his training and socialisation. How can you resist? Ice has trotted off to his new home! This gorgeous lad has been taken way too young with nerve problems in his spine. Over Rainbow Bridge now running free.
  7. Juke

    This lovely lad is Juke. He came to us from the pound. He is microchipped but all contact details are out of date! Juke is 7 years old, vaccinations now started and now neutered. We would not rehome Juke with young children as we do not know his history, but he has been absolutely super with all people and dogs he has met so far. Can see this lad settling in pretty well anywhere! Can you give Juke a home please? Juke went to a home for just over 24 hours, where they decided he would not like being left having tested this by leaving him and watching on a camera. Not given a fair chance bless him. Currently in foster. Juke is staying with his foster family who are adopting him! The gorgeous Juke has passed over Rainbow Bridge. His family are devastated saying he never put a paw wrong.
  8. Bailey

    This handsome lad is 4 year neutered Bailey who is microchipped but not up to date on his vaccinations. Bailey is good with children of all ages and greets visitors into his home with a bark, takes them a toy to have a fuss and then just lays down.  He is not good with other dogs or cats but this may be due to a lack of socialisation as he used to live with a Yorkie. Bailey is strong on the lead and is never let off, so training will be needed, but he has basic commands. He is missing out on exercise at present as his owner is struggling to meet his needs with a young baby in the house and hence the reason for rehoming. Described by our assessor as a lovely dog, well behaved in the home, bright eyes and lovely clean coat. His owner is very sad to have to rehomed him but cannot cope alone as her partner has left her and wants the best for Bailey. Bailey just needs an experienced home that can give him the training and socialisation he has lacked and he will make a fantastic addition to your family. Bailey...
  9. Hansel

    Hansel and Gretel are just 9 months old. We were asked to take them in by another rescue to help give them the start to life they had missed out on. They were rescued from an awful situation where they had been left to grow up feral and had no socialisation with anything other than each other. They are both very nervous and scared of daylight where they were kept in dark conditions. Hansel and Gretel arrived at Cornwall kennels a week ago and have already made big steps thanks to Auntie Jan and Uncle Chris.  They are now accepting a slip lead being put on and off, have had off lead exercise with a steady older dog and are learning to be handled. They will both need very special homes that have the experience to be firm with them yet give them the confidence and guidance they need.An older dog to guide them would be ideal. This is what Hansel had to say: “Hi Auntie Lizzy, meet me Hansel. Now listen please, my sister and I would like to thank you very much for taking us in, BUT…… was it really necessary to have us dumped at Auntie Jan...
  10. BB

    This handsome lad is 4 year BB who is currently entire but is vaccinated and microchipped. BB is being rehomed as his owner is moving back home abroad for family and health reasons and whilst would love to take him with them, BB would not be received well! BB is a fluffy big baby once you get to know him, but initially can come across as being aggressive with the noise he makes when you first walk into his home. He is also very protective of his owner and her son. For this reason we would not home him with children. Very well behaved in the home, BB has not been receiving the exercise he needs recently and will require some training and socialisation when out and about. Some of his siblings went off to be police dogs so in the right hands this super lad could make a fantastic addition. BB is settling into his new home with his dad. BB has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge after a wonderful 6 years with his dad.
  11. Honey

    Honey is 4 years and currently unspayed.  She is up to date with her vaccinations and microchipped. Honey’s owner is medically not able to care for her dogs properly which means they have not been out for a proper walk since September last year thus why they are being rehomed. They have been kennelled on her property with outside runs. Unknown with children but never shown any aggression to people. She is unpredictable with other dogs when out but we are told is good with cats and ok with horses. Honey is good on the lead (but may need some reminding) and has recall and is trained to a whistle. A nice friendly girl who just needs to get back on track in a home please. Honey is now settling in her new home. The beautiful Honey has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  12. Sheba

    Another golden oldie looking for a new home, 10yrs young, Spayed, fully vaccinated and we are told she is chipped. The owner tells us she is fine with children and also dogs, lives with a poodle at present, unknown with cats and livestock. Owner is moving to a park home and it’s not that Sheba cannot go it’s because the owner feels she wouldn’t like being inside so much! She hates being in kennels which is where she is now until the 18th Sept for some reason, she loves to have a game of footy but hates thunder and lightening. Can anyone offer this gorgeous older girl a place to call her own please? Sheba is now with her forever family. Sheba lived to a wonderful age of 14 but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.  
  13. Bella

    This lovely lass is Bella who is a 7 year spayed GSD cross Husky. Bella is microchipped but now up to date with her vaccinations. She is good with children, having lived with young children, and is good with other dogs off lead. She has been known to react when on lead.  Bella used to live with a Kings Charles. Unknown with cats but has lived with house rabbits! Only being rehomed due to a marriage breakdown,  Bella is a very friendly lass although will need some lead training as she does pull. She does have recall and basic commands however. Bella will fit into most family homes. Can you help her? Bella has now found her new family! Bella had a wonderful life with her family but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge at nearly 13 years of age.
  14. Samson

    Meet this gorgeous lad that we call Samson. He is 5yrs old, neutered, fully vaccinated and now just needs to be chipped. Not had the greatest of home lifes, very underweight when he came into us and his coat was very matted. Since arriving in kennels everyone who has walked or handled him has fallen in love with him! He is a very friendly boy who seems fine with other dogs on the walks, not cat tested yet. If you think you could offer this boy a place around your table then please get in touch. After moving in to foster care Samson has improved in so many ways so much so that his foster mum cannot bear to part with him! Good luck boy have a great life! x After a happy life Samson has now passed over Rainbow Bridge.  
  15. Zorro

    Zorro is about 4 years old. He came to us from the pound so little known about his history. When he first arrived he was very underweight but already added over 4kg. Now started his vaccinations and will be neutered. We would not rehome with young children. Been fine around dogs at the kennels. Unknown with cats. Zorro is a delightful lad and gets very excitable. He will steal food if given the chance at present but hardly surprising the state he came in. He loves toys and has started small walks to build up his muscle. Will need a GSD experienced home to help him get back on track. Zorro is settling superbly in his new home. Zorro aka Teddy, has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge.  
  16. Jack

    Meet the lovely Jack, came to us via the dog warden, quite nervous and scared but what a difference in just a few weeks! We think he is about 3yrs, fully vacs and chipped and soon to be neutered. Jack’s confidence has just kept growing since he arrived and now loves the company of all of our vollies, loves his walks out with the other dogs but will still need further socialising in a new home, no history with children so teenagers only, not cat tested or seen around livestock. A very handsome lad with so much to give if someone will give him that chance. If you have a Jack shaped hole in your life, let us know! Jack is now in foster with 2 other dogs and has now settled well. Jack does need some initial time to get used to new people as he can be very wary to start with. He seems to have had some bad experience maybe with having his lead put on and off so work is being done with him re this and he is doing really well. He is a bright lad who does want to learn. He loves the company...
  17. Baloo

    Baloo is 4 years old. He is neutered, due his booster about now, and microchipped. He has been in the same home since a pup and is now having to be rehomed due to illness in the family meaning his owner has had to move into alternative accommodation where he is not allowed a dog. Baloo has never encountered children, so teenagers upwards only. We are told he is ok with other dogs but will nip if they get OTT and he is selective who he wants to play with. A no to cats and not seen livestock. Baloo is better meeting new people outside of the home. He is currently not left so unknown if he would suffers separation anxiety. This lad walks well on the lead and settles quickly. Has recall when not distracted and basic commands. He is toy and treat orientated. No issues over food or toys. Baloo does have a sensitive tum as many sheps do, but sadly this lad also has elbow dysplasia and secondary arthritis, and while it does not seem to affect him at present, he will need a home who understands he will need management so as not to exasperate these...
  18. Sally

    Say hi to Sally, she came to us after she was taken to the vets to be PTS by her owners for reasons that did not fit the dog we have with us today. When she first arrived she was totally switched off and withdrawn in her out look on everything but over the last few weeks she has really started to come out of herself and enjoy life which is great. She is around 2/3yrs, chipped, season history unknown, we are told fully vaccinated but still trying to locate her card. She has been great around everyone she has met so far, not known with children so teenagers only, will need to be the only dog as she does show some signs of telling other dogs to stay away , this could be down to lack of earlier socialising but this will need working on, no to cats. Sally is not enjoying her time in kennels in that she finds it very noisy and this is making her anxious so does need out as soon as for her to progress. If you think you can offer her the pet free home she needs then please do get in touch....
  19. Tasha

    This stunning lady is 5 year Tasha who is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Tasha was adopted by her current owners 2 years ago from another rescue but they have struggled with her dislike of children and some adults. No previous history known on her so can only imagine children have annoyed her in the past. They are now struggling to walk her and have themselves in a vicious circle where they are nervous of her reactions, which is no doubt making her more protective on the end of the lead. When in the kennels previously, she was attending training classes and none of these issues were apparent. Tasha has no possession issues over food or toys and whilst she appears aggressive when protecting, has never bitten. She is good with other dogs but being a bitch, typically can be dominant, and was living with other dogs when in foster for the previous rescue. No to cats. Tasha just needs an experienced GSD home without children that can get her back on the straight and narrow understanding she does not need to be the protector and should just enjoy life being a dog. Tasha has set off to her new home....
  20. Max

    Max is 9 years young and arrived with us on July 2017. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. We were asked to take Max in after his dad died and his mum could not cope with him due to her own medical problems. We are told he is fine with visiting people in the home, including the grandchildren, and lived happily with a JRT. Max is fine with other dogs at the kennels and out walking however when he has gone into a home he has been ‘bossy’ about what he likes and dislikes and becomes very strong when out walking in response to other dogs. Max’s ideal home is a rural area where he would be the only dog and could have land of his own rather than having to be walked on the lead. He will need a firm but fair owner to keep him in his place. Max passed over to Rainbow Bridge peacefully in his sleep.      
  21. Millie

    May I introduce the rather stunning Millie. Millie is 4 years and spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She has actually come from another rescue where she had been returned after 9 months as she nipped a neighbour. The full story is not known but from all accounts there was no damage done. We would not rehome Millie with children as we do not know her full history. She is currently in foster with other dogs with no problems. Unknown with cats. Millie is a big girl who had not been getting much exercise in her last home so is on a diet and workout! This lovely fluffy girl has shown us nothing but affection and would make a super addition to an adult home with or without other dogs. Can you give Millie a forever home please? Millie is in a home of her own again. Millie has passed over Rainbow Bridge.  
  22. Cleo

    Meet Cleo, she is 4yrs old, still entire, her booster is due now and she is chipped. We are told she is fine with children, needs more work around other dogs and a no to cats and livestock as she will chase. Is ok on the lead when settles and does have some recall, knows her basic commands. She is currently having issues in the home with the other bitch that lives there so needs to find herself another home maybe with a confident male or by herself. Could you be the home for Cleo? Cleo is now over Rainbow Bridge.
  23. Shylow

    May I introduce Shylow who is a GSD cross Malamute. She is 8 years old and is microchipped. Vaccinations are out of date. Shylow is having to be rehomed due to a house move to a flat in London. She is good with children of all ages and large dogs (does not like small yappy dogs), and cats! She used to live with a Collie. Shylow does pull on the lead to start but then settles down. Has recall and basic commands. Good at the vets and travelling, and is fine being left for 3-4 hours. No issues with food or toys. Shylow started life on a farm and has suffered with a few hot spots which may have been caused by the move to an urban life. They are being treated and under control. This super friendly girl would love a home where she can get lots of exercise as she is very active and playful. Are you her home? Shylow has headed off to her new home. Shylow has passed over Rainbow Bridge after a few years of a wonderful life with her family.
  24. Darcey

    May I introduce Darcey who is coming up to 6 years old. She is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Darcey came to us from another rescue having been handed in because she attacked a small dog. She has lived with children and other GSD’s with no problem. Has basic commands and loves a tennis ball. We are also advised she may lick you to death!! A definite no to cats. Darcey has not got the greatest back end in the world but would love a home of her own again please, where she can love her people again. Can you help Darcey? Darcey has set off to start the next chapter in her life! Another girl taken too soon by the dreaded C, but Darcey was loved to the end and is now over Rainbow Bridge.
  25. Loki

    Form an orderly queue people and have a look at this stunner. This is our Loki, 7yrs old this year, semi long coat, neutered, fully vacs and chipped. Loki has in the past suffered with Anal Furunculosis but with recent course of meds he is now in remission and hopefully will stay that way for some time. Full support will be given to his new owner in regard to his condition. This boy gets on with all the dogs he currently lives with, sheps, JRT, Staffie X, 3 cats, 2 ponies and a horse. He is such a happy dog  at all times and a pleasure to have in your home. He does sometimes have a bit of a sensitive tummy but has been doing really well on Royal Canin. Whoever gets this boy will indeed be very lucky! The lovely Loki has his forever home! The gorgeous Loki had a wonderful home and family but had now passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  26. Martha

    Well…..Where shall I start with our Martha. She is still a baby at around 12 month old, she came to us via the pound with some issues which I will tell you about. She is chipped, no season seen as yet and fully vaccinated. Soon after arriving we noticed Martha had some coordination problems whilst walking and how she interacted with people. We took her to see our vet and told her what we had seen and our thoughts. We came to a fitting conclusion that Martha seemed to have some issues which could be brain / central nervous system related that she may have had from birth or through an accident or injury. We think all her behaviour issues stem from this but hope with time they can be improved. We took Martha as she had shown some aggression issues with new people which we have also encountered since she has been with us, she has improved massively since being with us but these traits are still and may always be there. We are looking for a very special home for this pup with vast GSD experience to help her progress further in a home and this will be...
  27. Akeela

    Akeela was abandoned in kennels after his owner brought him with him from Spain. He is 8 years old and arrived with March 2017. He is microchipped, vaccinated and neutered. Obviously his history is unknown so we would not rehome with children. Has been fine with volunteers walking him and the staff have never had any problems with him in the kennels, however he can come across grumpy as he does a lot of growling under his breath which the kennel staff say is like him talking. In the home, he does like his own space, and whilst he has not had masses of doggie interaction, he is fine when out walking with them, small or large, but does not want to live with another dog, as established with a short spell in foster. Met the cat at the kennels and was fine, until it ran away and then he did want to chase it, but this may be something that can be worked on. Akeela has basically missed out on the special relationship between man and dog, so is rather independent in his ways. We believe Akeela was a good few years older than we were first told when...
  28. Monty

    Monty is 6 years old. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. We do not have masses of history on this lad, but the kennels were asked to take him in urgently when his dad had a massive heart attack, as he had been a regular boarder. Monty is great with people and good with other dogs. Unknown with cats. The kennels describe him as a loveable lad, who has never been any problem. This lad just needs a new home please having lost his dad and should fit into most homes with ease. Can you help Monty? Monty has been adopted. Monty was only 7 but had problems with his spine and in the end the kindest thing was to let him cross over Rainbow Bridge.
  29. Pugsley

    This lovely gent came to us from another rescue who had taken him and another dog in as an emergency due to owner’s ill health. Pugsley is 9 years old, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Pugsley loves people and great with other dogs. We are told he is fine with children and cats as well! Loving retirement pad needed for this special gent please. Pugsley is staying with his foster home. Pugsley had a wonderful retirement but sadly has gone over Rainbow Bridge having had a stroke at the age of 12.
  30. Jack

    This handsome lad is 6 year Jack who is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. We took Jack in from the pound as he had been picked up by the dog warden. We obviously do not have any history on this lad so would not rehome him with children. Jack seems fine with other dogs and in fact tends to keep himself to himself. Unknown with cats. We know Jack does not like the vets and has to be muzzled but otherwise he is quite a gentleman with people when out and about. He can be a bit of a grump sometimes and when he has a grump it is best to leave him be. he especially likes his own sleeping space and does not like being touched when he is laid down. We wonder if someone has had a go at him when he was asleep at some point. Poor Jack had been adopted but his dad is not very well and unable to exercise him but this is what he says about him: Jack has been badly frightened in the past and takes time to trust you. Initially he went to his bed and hardly left it. It took a...
  31. Summer

    May I introduce Summer who is 11 years old, spayed and microchipped and vaccinations have been restarted. We were asked to take Summer in after she had been handed into another rescue. This is what foster mum has to say about her:  “When Summer first arrived in foster she was a ball of very nervous fluff, she would hide away upstairs and not want to come down.  Her coat was in poor condition and she was underweight.  During her time in foster so far Summer has realised that the world isn’t such a scary place.  However, she only goes out on walks 2/3 times per week at present to fairly quiet locations to build up her confidence.  Meantime, she is content to act like a puppy and play endlessly in the garden.  She also has been occupying her time learning new commands.  So far she has learnt: Sit, Down, Tummy, Paw, Other paw, Take it, Leave, Fetch and Wait. She will wait on queue before eating her breakfast or dinner.  She will sit patiently (but wriggling in excitement) for her harness and lead to be put on.  She will not however wait to jump into the car as she thinks...
  32. Sky

    With the help of another rescue Ice and Sky were rescued from an owner advertising them for sale on one of the many internet sites. Both girls are 5.5 years and have been used for breeding as far as we are aware and are still entire. They were living in dispicable conditions at a yard when not producing pups and came in very thin and terrified. They immediately hit the floor when a person approached. These girls have not been living together as far as we know but have been fine travelling in the same vehicle (seperated) and are now regularly walked together. Their confidence is growing day by day. We have started their vaccinations and had them both microchipped and after a lovely bath they have come up a treat! Ice and Sky have shown no aggression to people or other dogs and both need a calm home where their confidence can blossom and they can enjoy being dogs. A no to children purely because of their nerves. Visiting children would be ok in time. Skye is now in foster – updates to follow. Can you help one of them please? Sky is staying with her foster family! Sky...
  33. Max

    The lovely Max is 5 years old. He is microchipped and now vaccinated and neutered. Max was living with 2 females sheps but had to be rehomed as his owner is moving in with her parents to help care for them as her father has dementia. Unfortunately Max is not keen on men, or at least on her dad, which may just be due to his health as our volunteer (male) found him to be very friendly as has everyone else since. Max does pull on the lead (work in progress) but had not been getting much exercise but he has recall and basic commands. He is actually very strong and wants to grab the lead as well so needs someone with experience, time and patience. Due to his lack of socialisation outside of the home, this is something that needs to be worked with, but he is responsive to training and an experienced owner should help him through it well. He is currently in foster and mixing well with strong minded bitches. He is basically a bit of a bully boy. He did use to live with 4 cats but suspect he would bully ones he does not know....
  34. Chudley

    This gorgeous lad is 4 year neutered Chudley. Chudley lived with Tess who has now found a new home. Their dad is very ill and no longer able to care for them. Chudley is described as the laid back dopey one of the pair but was quite excitable when he first arrived at the kennels as he had not been getting his normal exercise. We are told he is fine with children and other dogs and from the way she greeted our assessor we have no reason to believe he would not be good with children.When in kennels we have found Chudley was quite dominant with other dogs. Chudley should fit into most situations but will need someone who can refresh his training and build up his exercise regime again. Now in foster this is what his foster mum has to say about him: “While in foster with us Chudley has shown us his cheeky fun loving personality.  He simply loves having a fuss from people and if you groom him then he is a friend for life.  Recently my two god daughters visited (aged 2yrs and 8 yrs).  Chudley was the perfect gentleman and loved playing boomer ball football with...
  35. Satan aka Bert

    What can I say about this gorgeous young man! Bert is just 18 months old. Now neutered especially as he had an undescended testicle. He is vaccinated and microchipped. Bert has been with his owners since a pup. He is good with children and we are told with other dogs, not that he has had a lot of exercise or socialisation recently. He will need work on the lead but we are told he has recall and basic commands. Bert is being rehomed because his dad is having to work away and his mum works full time. Mum also does not seem to like handling him. Bert was being left in a crate all day without water, having to mess where he stood. When let out, it was just in a very small outside space and then straight back to his cage. Bert is in kennels now and just needs a GSD home that can give him the training, socialisation and care he so deserves. A super friendly lad, he is excitable and boisterous, but wouldn’t you be? Bert is now settled in his new home. This gorgeous lad, renamed Satan, sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge due to blood poisoning....
  36. Rocco

    Meet Rocco, he is 3.5yrs old, still entire, chipped but not vaccinated. The owner tells us that he is ok with older children, can be boisterous with other dogs, unknown with cats and livestock. Rocco doesn’t currently live in the family home but in a kennel at the end of the garden where he gets little interaction with anyone so is quite frustrated.There are 2 other GSDs also in separate kennels there too. There were other dogs at the property who lived in the home. He is strong on the lead as very rarely goes out, recall unknown but does know basic commands. He is registered with a vet but has never attended with current owner. He came to this home around a year ago from Essex after being used for security purposes. When our assessor met him he showed little interest in her was more interested in sniffing around the garden. His coat is in need of a good groom due to his outside environment. If you think you could offer this lad his second chance then please do get in touch. Sadly Rocco was adopted by a lovely couple but after only 24hrs in his new home he...
  37. Digby

    Digby is a young boy and full of energy, he will need an active home as he does like to be on the go a lot. Digby does react to dogs when out walking, we are working on this and he is getting better. He’s quite a strong lad and he needs more lead work but he does listen and settles down quick quickly. He is a definite no to cats and as he’s quite big and bouncy he wouldn’t be suitable to be around young children plus he can nibble when he gets excited. He’s met all the volunteers and been great with them all. Digby loves toys and will happily carry a teddy while he’s walking, toys can be taken off him without any issues and he’s very good with treats and food. I think this young lad would do well going round an agility course. If you think you are up to the Digby challenge give us a shout! Sadly after giving this lad a chance as a working dog he had to be returned due to medical issues, sadly after advice from our vets we had to let him go. At peace now gorgeous boy. x
  38. Zara

    This lovely girl is Zara who is coming up to 11 years old. Poor Zara and her dad were in a house fire week. Her dad was taken to hospital but did not survive. Zara came to us in quite a state, still smelling of smoke. She has not been spayed, vaccinated or microchipped but has had the once over and a clean bill of health from our vet. She took quite a few days before she would even pick at her food. A friend of the kennel owners got in touch saying their father had recently lost his dog and was desperate for company. They visited the same day when Zara was suggested to him, and it really was love at first sight. Sadly he was also taken unwell so after a few weeks poor Zara had to come back to the kennels. She is now microchipped and had her first vaccination. She is quite a madam and is obviously used to being the only dog and being spoilt, and certainly does not act her age. If we had not been told she was 11 we would have said she was only about 6! Can someone please give this...
  39. Romeo

    Romeo, Romeo…….looking for his very own Juliet! This older boy is sadly looking for a new pad at the ripe old age of 10 after being in the same home from a puppy. He is sadly still entire, his vacs are out of date and he is chipped but still registered to his old address! He hasn’t been walked in while as his mum can’t handle him and his dad has left and doesn’t want him – nice! He apparently barks and lunges at other dogs and can be protective when out on his lead. His owner says he would be fine with teenagers but we will assess each home and go from there. A no to cats. He has seen some domestic violence and has reacted on a couple of occasions but our vollie found him to be a friendly lad who took treats gently, had his tummy rubbed and gave kisses. He is a little unsteady on his hind legs due to muscle wastage which may well improve with exercise. If you are the person who could offer this old gent his retirement pad then give us a shout! UPDATE – Since being here with us he has...
  40. Senna

    May I introduce Senna who is 8 years young. She is spayed and microchipped but vaccinations are out of date. Senna is good with children of all ages but can be selective about dogs and is a no to cats. Does pull on the lead as is more used to running off lead when she is taken out. Has recall and basic commands and no issues over food or toys. Senna is being rehomed as she is currently being left for long hours and therefore not getting the exercise or attention she deserves so her owner feels it is only fair on her. She can be quite excitable with new people but as she is not getting out as much as she should at present, this should calm down. Senna will slot in nicely to most homes. Are you that home? Senna has been adopted. Gorgeous Senna was only with her new family a short time and they are devastated as she was rushed to the vets where they believe a tumour had ruptured. Senna is now over Rainbow Bridge.
  41. Sasha

    This lovely lady is 7 year Sasha. Sasha came into emergency foster a couple of weeks ago at the request of Social Services. She has just finished her season and we are in the process of getting her vaccinated and microchipped. Sasha has settled in with her foster family including dogs large and small. This is what her foster dad has to say about her: “Sasha is a beautiful gentle 7 year old, she can be slightly dominant of other females but that might be because she was in season when we picked her up.  She can tend to be a bit careless with her feet when round other dogs as I do not think she has had to share any space with others before. She can sometimes cower in fear when hearing a man shout, doesn’t seem to bother if a female shouts.  She enjoys the raw diet and eats quite daintily and likes raw bones. We were told she never walked on a lead and didn’t like collars, but didn’t seem to mind either and was very good on her first group walk on Sunday although we did not let her off. Sasha would make a brilliant pet...
  42. Polar Bear

    Polar Bear is 9 years old and arrived with us August 2016. Neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Polar Bear came into us from the pound after he had been found as a stray in Kettering. We were told he could show aggression, but apart from not wanting to get on the scales when he arrived at the kennels, he has just shown he is confident in himself and will not be pushed about. It took him time but he does love the kennel staff now though! Polar Bear can be very aloof until he trusts you. He does not like people in his face and does not want to be petted until he decides he is ready. We would not rehome with young children for obvious reasons. Happily walks with other dogs but would need to be the only dog in the home. A no to cats. Polar Bear does have the onset of CDRM so would love a retirement home who has experience of this to see out his days. It will need to be a very special home that will give him time and space to bond in his own way, a quiet home with little through traffic, and...
  43. Zeus

    Zeus is 4yo black and tan long coat. Zeus is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. This gorgeous big boy has a lovely temperament and in his previous home lived dogs and saw visiting children. He really is a big cuddly boy who needs a forever home to call his own. This lad now has a super home of his own. Zeus had a wonderful life but has now passed over Rainbow Bridge due to his heart.
  44. Ice

    With the help of another rescue Ice and Sky were rescued from an owner advertising them for sale on one of the many internet sites. Both girls are 5.5 years and have been used for breeding as far as we are aware and are still entire. They were living in dispicable conditions at a yard when not producing pups and came in very thin and terrified. They immediately hit the floor when a person approached. These girls have not been living together as far as we know but have been fine travelling in the same vehicle (seperated) and are now regularly walked together. Their confidence is growing day by day. We have started their vaccinations and had them both microchipped and after a lovely bath they have come up a treat! Ice and Sky have shown no aggression to people or other dogs and both need a calm home where their confidence can blossom and they can enjoy being dogs. A no to children purely because of their nerves. Visiting children would be ok in time. Can you help one of them please? Ice now has a home of her own. The beautiful Ice had many happy years with her...
  45. Luka

    This lovely old man is 10 year Luka who is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Luka is a super lad and has got on with everyone he has met and been fine with dogs large and small. Would probably prefer not to live with young children at his stage of life and unknown with cats. Luka was taken into the Blue Cross after his elderly lady owner was struggling to care for him after the loss of her husband. This regal gentleman is just looking for a retirement pad please! Luka has found his retirement pad! Luka has gone to Rainbow Bridge having had the most wonderful few years with his family.
  46. Duke

    This handsome lad is Duke who is 8 years old, neutered, microchipped and now vaccinated. We were contacted by the RSPCA to help this lad as his older owners could not care for him and the RSPCA had no space. By the time our volunteers visited, his dad was in hospital and his mum struggled to get around. Duke was basically kept in a cage all the time and had not been walked for 18 months. Our volunteers had been warned he could be protective in his home so having talked to his lady owner, asked to see him in the cage so they could get him to calm down. Unfortunately his lady owner toodled off saying she would look for his muzzle and just let him out! The outcome was not pretty but neither volunteer blamed Duke who was just so confused at them being in his home and so excited at being out. Since being in the kennels he has been no problem at all with people and is actually quite a sweetie. We would not rehome him with children. He has not reacted to the other dogs but probably best as the only dog or with a...
  47. Archie

    Archie is 3 and is neutered. This poor young lad has now been in foster for quite a while. This is what foster mum has written. Archie was a very nervous little boy which came out in aggression when I first picked him up he did want to nip me but as soon as we got him home we put him in his pen and left him to settle the night. In the morning I took him some sausages (to bribe him) it took a little time to come to me but he did and I put his lead on for his walk and from that moment he was my best friend. We don’t think he’d been walked too much as he is not too keen on getting his feet wet and dirty and doesn’t like stones in his pen. Once he settled after a couple of weeks he came indoors with a gate between him and our dogs which  he was nervous of but settled and later after several weeks we let him in with ours and they have taught him to play. He has since been introduced to other foster dogs who he has become good friends with. Once he...
  48. Pluto

    Pluto is 7 years young and along with his sister Venus is in urgent need of a new home as his owners emigrated at the end of the June and he is staying with friends temporarily.  Both dogs are good with children and other dogs. Unknown with cats. They are friendly, relaxed dogs who gently seek attention with nose shoving and the offer of a paw. Pluto and Venus are both strong on the lead as rarely walked and whilst they both have basic commands, they can be selective on recall if distracted. These happy, laid back dogs and let our volunteer handle them and check them all over. Typically Venus is the more dominant of the pair. Their owner has said that the last time the dogs went into kennels  they did not handle it well and came back very stressed, taking them months to recover so this is not a viable option. Can you please help urgently? Pluto and Venus now in a wonderful new home together! Pluto has gone to join Venus over Rainbow Bridge at a grand age of 13.
  49. Tara

    GSRE are taking on the task of finding Tara a home. She is 8 years old, we believe spayed, and is being vaccinated. Has ignored other cats and dogs. “This is Tara… a couple of weeks ago Last Chance Hotel had a call from Wales, which turned into a nightmare. But with the aid of some fabulous people in rescue, and the Welsh police, Tara and her owner were taken away to be cared for. Tara was signed over by her distraught owner who could no longer care for her. Tara has lived a life of extreme highs and lows with her ex owner, but has now been living in emergency boarding kennels in Wales being fed regularly and walked. She has shown no interest in dogs or cats and is enjoying stability and attention. Emergency boarding is just That, for emergencies so we are now looking for a sofa for this girl. She is 8 to 10 years old (we think) she is neutered. It is now time for her to live a life of good stuff now 🙂 childfree please.” Tara is now in foster. She is not a full shepherd and is quite  small little lady. Does...
  50. Wolfie

    Meet the lovely Wolfie. This poor lad came to us as a stray from the pound. He has been chewing one of his paws out of stress of being in kennels but has settled in well with us. He will be neutered, fully vaccinated and chipped before going to his new home. This lad has enjoyed his time out on the group walks, been fine with the other dogs, seen the cats at the kennels and shown no interest, not seen as yet with children. Can anyone offer this boy a foster or indeed a forever home? Wolfie is staying with his foster home. Sadly Wolfie has passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  51. Joop

    Joop and Lynx’s mum has passed and they needed to find a new home before their house was sold. Both dogs are 6 years of age, entire, microchipped but not vaccinated.Currently in foster. They are fine with children and other dogs, unknown with cats. Both extremely friendly dogs however Lynx is a little more nervous of new people. Joop and Lynx have never been on a lead and whilst Joop accepted one when assessed, Lynx went into panic mode. Both dogs do have recall and basic commands. They have been living in kennels outside so unfortunately are not fully house trained but older older dogs usually pick this up very quickly. Both these lads could make super additions but will need experienced homes that have the time and patience to teach them all they have missed out on in terms of lead training and living in a home. Can you help one of them please? Joop and Lynx are staying together at their foster home. Beautiful Joop renamed Duke has joined Lynx over Rainbow Bridge.
  52. Rex

    Rex is 9 years old and currently entire. His vaccinations are out of date but he is microchipped. Rex’s owner has died so unfortunately not much is known about him with children, other dogs or cats, but he has been in the same home since a pup. He has been fine out walking with the other sheps at the kennels. When our volunteer went to assess him, he barked but was very friendly.  Rex can be strong on the lead but has recall and basic commands we are told. No issues over toys or food. Not keen on vets so is muzzled for visits. Our volunteer described Rex as being in good condition and very friendly. He loves to play with his Kong toy and appears a calm dog. This lad is urgent as he can only stay in his home a couple more weeks before it changes hands! Rex is now in the kennels and his vaccinations have been started and he is also now neutered. Rex has set off to his new home. Rex has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge due to CDRM.
  53. Bella

    What about this stunning girl? Bella is 6 years young and originally came with her owner from Poland.  Her original owner had to rehome her due to rental conditions.Spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Bella is great around people and older children. We were told she was reactive while out on her lead  with other dogs but we haven’t found this, only if they get in her face, she gets worried and  then she will tell them! She does need further socialising which she is getting now. Bella  needs an experienced home where she can get the dog socialisation she needs but will be a super girl to have around in the home. Can you help? Beautiful Bella found her forever home and spent the last years of her life happy with her family but has sadly now passed over Rainbow Bridge.
  54. Wiggy

    This gorgeous girl is our Wiggy. Found herself in rescue as a real little baby after being abandoned by her breeder into the pound! She came into foster with GSRE in 2016 and was adopted a few months later by Izzy and Dave where she enjoyed the life she should have had from day one. Wiggy was adored by her mum and dad and also her big sis Roxy and I know she will be very much missed by them all. Sleep tight gorgeous girl, taken far too early. xx
  55. Genie

    We were contacted by a dog warden asking if we could take in this lovely lady. Genie is 13 years old and had been taken in as a stray. The owner was contacted who said they were trying to get rid of her anyway so did not want her back! Genie has been vet checked and apart from being a little stiff on her back end (who wouldn’t be at her age), is a spritely soul. Obviously not a full GSD and quite petite. Currently in foster with other dogs and cats. Everyone who has met her so far say she is a very polite little angel. All Genie needs please is a retirement home and she would fit in with most situations, but would probably appreciate a quite life now. Genie is staying with her foster mum. This beautiful old lady lived out her final days with her foster family and is now over Rainbow Bridge.
  56. Frankie

    Feast your eyes on this gorgeous lump, meet Fun time Fat Frank!! Yes, this lad is a tad overweight but we are working on this, he is 7yrs this year, neutered, chipped and fully vacs. Frankie came to us via the pound so little history on him but since arriving at the kennels he has been the perfect guest. He likes everyone he has met, is great around the other dogs, yet to be cat tested. We would be happy for him to live with older children. This boy always seems to be smiling and if I were looking I would snap him up!! Can you offer this boy his second chance? This handsome lad had a wonderful last year in foster but has sadly passed over Rainbow Bridge due to a massive internal bleed.
  57. Nero

    Feast your eyes on this gorgeous boy, his name is Nero and he came to us via the pound after being removed from a very nasty place! We believe him to be around 8yrs, has shown interest in dogs out on a walk but as of yet hasn’t had any close encounters, unknown with cats and will be fine around teenagers we feel as he has so much more confidence in and around people thanks to our fab vollies. He has really started to come out of his shell in the last week or so and is really enjoying his walks and time out with his people. When we took him on we were told that he had nipped a member of the family whist he was tied up but we have seen no such behaviour since he has been with us. Such a lovely lad who stills trusts people after his awful life deserves a home to call his own for the last time! Nero is in his new home. “My sweet boy Mr Sniffles (aka Nero originally from Lincs Kennels) went to sleep last week. I am heartbroken beyond words, but I have nothing but loving memories of...
  58. Kaiser

    Say hello to Kaiser. He joined our rescue when he could no longer stay in his own home. He is 5yrs old, neutered, vaccinated and chipped. Kaiser can be somewhat of a nervous boy at times with little confidence so this is something his new owner will need to work with. He has lived with dogs in his previous home but unknown with children or cats. Enjoyed his walk with the other dogs and was fine meeting people when out. This lad is now in foster and boy what a change in him, he is now a lot braver with everything and is enjoying lots of off lead walking with his foster family, 2 and 4 legged! What a super boy Kaiser is, still waiting and looking for his forever home. A lovely lad just needing the right home to build his trust in people. Kaiser has gone off to his lovely new home with his cute pug sister! Kaiser had a wonderful life with his family but has sadly gone over Rainbow Bridge today.
  59. Eden

    This young lady is Eden, she has been rescued from a pound. We were told she is about 18 months old but she could be even younger. She was very friendly when our volunteers met her at the kennels and did not show any aggression towards their bitch when they took them for a walk. Eden is now in foster where she is settling in with another bitch. Will update on her progress. This lovely girl has now been adopted by her foster home. Eden was in fact a lot older than we were told and having had over 6 wonderful years with her mum has sadly now passed over Rainbow Bridge x
  60. Wonkey

    This lovely old lad is Wonkey. We were asked to take him in as he had been picked up as a stray and his 7 days were coming to an end and he was due to be put to sleep. Wonkey is about 9 years old. He is not neutered or vaccinated and it is something we would not put the lovely lad through as he does have CDRM. He is however still full of life and love and this is why we were asked to help, as the kennels could not bear the thought of him not having that chance to enjoy what time he has left. Currently in foster he has been fine with all other dogs he has met, which are a lot where he is. Would probably appreciate a quiet home without young children. Unknown with cats. If you have a place in your heart to take on this lovely lad and give him the retirement home he so deserves please, he will repay you in bundles of love. Experience with CDRM a benefit. He is not in any pain but will lose mobility more and more, but so deserves a home of his own until...

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