All dogs listed here are either in 5 star kennels or in a foster home but are NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. Many of these dogs are older dogs who have bonded with their foster home so it would be unfair to move them on. Some of these dogs may have had behaviour problems that can be managed happily where they are but would cause a problem if the dog was moved. As long as each dog is happy and has a good quality of life, they will stay under the care of the rescue where they are loved and cared for by our approved foster homes or kennels.

  1. Captain Tom

    Location:
    Hampshire - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    12 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown
    Well what can we say about this lad! Captain Tom came into us during lockdown and was given his name by the council who picked him up as a stray. We...
  2. Max

    Location:
    Notts - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    3
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Unknown
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    No
    Max is 3 years old, neutered, chipped and his vacs have been restarted. Max does bark sometimes when meeting new people but after a few treats he’s absolutely fine, he’s lacking...
  3. Nannook aka Luke

    Location:
    Cornwall - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    9 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    Selective
    Cats:
    No
    Nannook is a GSD cross Husky. He is 9 years old, entire, not vaccinated or microchipped. This lad was owned by his mum’s partner who left him when he left the...
  4. Jimbo

    Location:
    Oxfordshire - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    DOB 2014
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Unknown
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    Unknown
    We were asked if we could help Rosie and Jimbo who are 7 years old we are told. Both are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. This is their story: “I have two...
  5. Nancy

    Location:
    Essex - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    2 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    OK in Home
    Nancy was originally found in a shed full of faeces with her 7 very young pups. She was removed by the RSPCA and fortunately for her, the owners never came forward....
  6. Nitro aka Milo

    Location:
    Cornwall - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    DOB 29.12.14
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes - not small dogs
    Cats:
    No
    May I introduce the lovely Nitro who we are told is 7 years of age. She is microchipped but not registered. We were asked if we could help find a home...
  7. Marley

    Location:
    Devon - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    10 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    No
    Have a look at this lovely older boy, his name is Marley and really needs your help. He is 10yrs old, sadly still entire, not vaccinated or chipped. He is fine...
  8. Riley

    Location:
    Essex - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    DOB 1.1.12
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    Unknown
    Riley is 10 years old. We were contacted by kennels where the police take seized dogs as his dad had died and family did not want him. He does not act...
  9. Terra

    Location:
    Hampshire - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    11 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    OK in Home
    We were asked to take Terra in when her mum became very ill and had to go into hospital. Terra is 11 years old and has been neutered and is microchipped,...
  10. Jerry Lee

    Location:
    Cornwall - KENNELS
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    7 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    No
    Cats:
    No
    Jerry Lee is 7 years old. Now neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. We were asked by another rescue if we could take this lad in as he was with an older couple...
  11. Kala

    Location:
    Nottingham - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    3 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Unknown
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown
    It was quite quickly discovered that Kala, affectionately known as Nana, had a very complicated water work system. Despite surgery at the Royal Veterinary College, Nana does still ‘leak’. We are...
  12. Malcolm

    Location:
    West Sussex - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    3 years
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    No
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    No
    Malcolm is a Belgian Shepherd Malinois who is 3 years old. Now neutered, vaccinated, and he is microchipped with a Hungarian chip! This lad was picked up as a stray and...
  13. Alfa

    Location:
    Dorset - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    8 years
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    OK in Home
    This super lady is Alfa who will be 9 in May. She is not up to date with vaccinations and currently unspayed. Season history unknown. Alfa is being rehomed as her...
  14. Rosie

    Location:
    Oxfordshire - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Female
    Age:
    DOB 2014
    Neutered:
    Yes
    Children:
    Unknown
    Other dogs:
    Careful introduction
    Cats:
    Unknown
    We were asked if we could help Rosie and Jimbo who are 7 years old we are told. Both are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. This is their story: “I have two...
  15. Major

    Location:
    Kent - IN FOSTER
    Sex:
    Male
    Age:
    DOB 11.9.19
    Neutered:
    No
    Children:
    Yes - Older Only
    Other dogs:
    Yes
    Cats:
    Unknown
    A very special home needed for Major please. He is 2 years old, vaccinated and microchipped but not neutered, however not something that will be done due to ongoing health issues....

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German Shepherd Rescue Elite was not only set up to help as many unwanted, abandoned and neglected German Shepherds as possible, but to also offer education to the general public on the responsibilities / pros / cons of owning a large working breed dog and to be able to offer help and advice so hopefully we can become the prevention for once instead of always being the cure.

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