Tag Archives: GSD

Juno… I don’t want to spend my life in kennels


I have been in rescue a long time now and spent a year in boarding kennels. Although they have been very nice to me, I really would love a real or even foster home.

Beautiful Juno – please take me home

via Juno – Newport : Rescue German Shepherd Dogs and Puppies for Adoption.


Shona in Kent: Rescue German Shepherd for Adoption

Shona is a lovely young lady who is looking for a new home urgently through no fault of her own. She is living with an elderly gentleman who has recently been widowed, Shona has become over protective of her owner and the home. This will be sorted with a new home as with the grief her owner is going through she feels he needs protecting.

via Shona – Kent : Rescue German Shepherd Dogs and Puppies for Adoption.

Barney in Bristol is looking for his Forever Home

Can you help this beautiful Dog?

Sadly, Barney has lost his right eye due to a tumour in 2013 but is otherwise a healthy dog.

Handsome Barney is an 8 year old castrated long coated male who unfortunately is being re-homed through no fault of his own, he has been with his current owners since he was a puppy.

via Barney – Bristol : Rescue German Shepherd Dogs and Puppies for Adoption.

Sam in Middlesex URGENTLY needs a new Home

Sam is an older boy who is a little insecure  when our assessor took him out for a walk, he is protective over his owners and they now have lost confidence in him.

He is looking for a quiet home where he will have a strong leader so he doesn’t feel he needs to protect. In the right home he will be a lovely boy but he will need guidelines from day one so he knows he is not alpha dog.  Any one who is used to German shepherds as a breed and have owned them will understand his trait and will be able to teach him to relax and not guard.

via Sam – Middlesex : Rescue German Shepherd Dogs and Puppies for Adoption.

Effie Spends Hours Shut in a Garage… On Her Own


Effie is a very sad little girl currently left for extremely long hours alone due to a change in family circumstances. Effie has just finished a season and will be ready to be spayed around end of March. She has been used for breeding…

via Effie – Norfolk : Rescue German Shepherd Dogs and Puppies for Adoption.

Old German Shepherd King – Abused, then Abandoned!!

Update January 2014:  Sadly King slipped away quietly and peacefully on 2nd January. He was cared by his foster mother till his last day. It is a small consolation that he died surrounded by the love he never got for most of his life.

RIP King 2001 – Jan 2nd 2014

Original Post: October 2013

This is King, an 11 year old GSD that was an emergency rescue on Friday 8th February 2013. Julie Wilkinson and Angela Hargreaves of GSDR pulled out all the stops and got him out of the pound in the nick of time – literally hours before he was due to be put to sleep. King is now safe with a GSDR volunteer who will look after him for the rest of his days.

Its for Dogs like King that the charity needs ongoing donations. Your support helps the volunteers to carry on the good work in helping as many dogs as possible lead a safe life.

via king an old german shepherd who has been used abused and abandoned.

Dear Santa, My Name is Khan and I am a Good Boy

Dear Santa,

Please could you find me a forever home this Christmas?

My name is Khan, I’m just one year old and the horrid person that bought me off the internet was going to have me put down because his bitch wouldn’t mate with me!! GSDR very kindly gave me shelter until a new home could be found. I love all people including little ones and I love other dogs. Best of all, I love a kiss and a cuddle. 

Khan – Newport Gwent : Rescue German Shepherd Dogs and Puppies for Adoption.

All I want for Christmas…

This Christmas

I recently came across this picture on German Shepherd Dog Rescue Facebook group. I have seen that face before. Every time I have visited a dog rescue centre I have seen that look on many faces. There is a question in the eyes, there is a little troubled frown. And there is normally a kennel cage between me and the face.

I often wonder what the face on the other side of the cage is thinking. Probably

Oh Hello! You are looking at me but you will just walk away and I will still be behind this cage. The nice lady/man who looks after me will give me some food and talk to me kindly, maybe let me out to have a little run in the yard but then I will be back here again. Waiting, waiting, waiting… Some days other nice people will come and take me out for a walk on something called a lead. Its nice to stretch my legs, but what I’d really like is to have a good long run. And then they will bring me back here again and I will again be waiting, waiting, waiting… This is my life.

I know how it makes me feel. Sad and wishing I had the health and resources to give them all a happy, free space to run and play and have nice food and toys and a warm bed in the cold weather. Unfortunately I don’t.

But last Christmas one of those faces did come home with me. This face:taj2

Can you see the uncertainty in those eyes? Can you see the worried frown? He didn’t know then that this was his new life. Not inside a cage with lots of other dogs in other cages barking exactly the same thoughts he had while he lived in the shelter, but in a warm house with that gobby black thing called Millie.  And he didn’t even know there were these strange things called toys he could have so much fun with.

If they could talk I bet those eyes have a story to tell. If only He could talk he would be able to tell me what happened to him in the first 3 years of his life and why he was a Rescue Centre inmate. Did anyone ever love him? Did anyone ever play with him? Or was he abandoned like an unwanted toy and went hungry a lot. Is that why he was so thin? And so scared?

But he can’t tell me all these things so I will let these pictures tell you their own story of what happened to that worried frown next! 🙂


Christmas 2012 was a fantastic day! Taj came into our lives on 23rd December, and we came into his. That sad frightened young dog is now a happy happy boy full of mischief, full of life and Taj and his toys cannot be separated. We love our Mr Taj to bits, he has done wonders for Millie and the family is complete again. I sometimes think Bullet’s ghost has found a home too, in Taj!

So just scroll back up to that photo on top of this page again, look into those eyes and give that little fellow or one of his cousins a home. They are all eagerly waiting, with lots of love to give. Adopt a Rescue Dog this Christmas if you are thinking of a companion for yourself and your family. They need a lot of care and some can be a bit of a pain sometimes but its a very small price to pay for the love and fulfilment they will bring into your life! If you love dogs then it will be the Best Christmas Present ever! I promise!

Get in touch with the wonderful people at German Shepherd Dog Rescue, talk to them about the right companion for you and bring him/her home for Christmas.

There are other rescues too if your situation does not allow for a big dog, like The Animal Helpline Dog Rescue near Stamford.