Southern Counties German Shepherd Rescue

German Shepherd Rescue dogs looking for homes

Although this page is updated regularly, we always have a number of people going through the rehoming process and so sometimes, where suitable homes are already available, dogs are rehomed without appearing on the website. We work very hard to match the right dogs with the right homes, so the first step is to find out more about the home being offered. To do this we ask you to complete a preliminary application form. You can download it here. We will then call you and talk through our adoption procedures and arrange a home check. Once this has been done we can rehome dogs very quickly when a suitable match is found. If you are able to offer a dog a home please contact us by email or phone (01425 473907) and we will go through the process and find you a new friend.

This page was last updated Thursday 30th October 2014.

  
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - eddie

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - eddie
Eddie
Eddie is a friendly, handsome, loving dog who came over from Greece through, Friends of the Strays of Greece, in July 2014 to go into his 'forever' home. Sadly his home did not work out for him and he is now in kennels in the UK. Eddie is only a year old and a typical puppy - excitable and active. He is vaccinated, microchipped and has a pet passport. He has lived with children, cats and loves other dogs. Eddie is quite a strong dog, he would be best with older children so he doesn’t knock them over. A friendly, easy family dog who just needs a chance to shine, with a family who have time for him and can cope with his 'puppyness' and playful character.

If you can give Eddie a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - lupone

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - lupone

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - lupone
Lupone
Lupone is a sweet older girl who has travelled here from Romania for her retirement. Her plight was brought to our attention some months ago, when we were sent a photo of a very dejected, sad dog that looked like she had given up on life. We do not take a lot of dogs from abroad and have never before taken one from Romania but the plea made on her behalf along with the photo of her, touched our hearts.

We agreed to take her if she could be transported to us here. Lupone had been picked up from the streets in February 2014 very thin, freezing cold, with a massive tumour on her belly and unable to stand. The rescue in Romania called Nobody Dogs took her in and took the decision to have the tumour removed. Amazingly Lupone came through the surgery and the tumour was found to be benign. She also struggled with bad skin and ears which had to be treated.

It was at this point that we agreed to take her, but Lupone was not used to confinement in a kennel and struggled to cope - after recovering fairly well from the operation she went downhill and was taken back into the clinic. She was too ill to travel and her prognosis looked bleak. However the wonderful Romanian rescue would not let her die - they fought hard to get her spirit and fight back and to get her well enough to come to the UK and see a different, kinder way of life.

Eventually in mid October 2014 she was well enough to travel and made the long journey to us here at the rescue. She has only been with us for a few days, but she is adorable - she is the sweetest dog and has quite a following 'back home.' Given her state we have made the decision to keep her here with us for the rest of her life, where she can snooze in front of the fireside and enjoy the company and companionship of her new four legged and two legged friends.

Any donations towards Lupone's care would be very much appreciated. Find out about our sponsorship scheme and help us to help dogs like Lupone.


We are grateful for any donations, however small, to enable us to keep and care for Lupone and other dogs that need us.

Please use the online donation button on this page
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - casper

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - casper
Casper
Casper is an elderly gent who has lived for most of his life in a stable home. Sadly his owner fell ill and Casper was taken into kennels in July 2014 pending her recovery, but her condition worsened leaving Casper with nowhere to go. He has not coped well in kennels and when we took him in a few days ago he weighed only 25 kg. Casper is gentle soul who seems to have lost his zest for life. We hope that he will regain it now he is back in a home environment. He is quite deaf and needs some persuasion to eat but already we can see that he is more settled and interested in his surroundings. Casper's situation will be reviewed once he has progressed emotionally and physically - for now he will stay with us and be given all the love and care that he needs to make a full recovery. We are always grateful for any donation, however small, to help us fund the dogs in our care. Ask about our sponsorship scheme and help us to help the dogs.

We are grateful for any donations, however small, to enable us to keep and care for Casper and other dogs that need us.

Please use the online donation button on this page
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - diesel

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - diesel
Diesel
Diesel is a handsome 18 month old German Shepherd Rescue dog, who was being threatened with euthanasia because of his fear. We couldn't let that happen and will work with him to build up his trust in humans and the world in general. Diesel has only just come into the rescue and is very underweight. He will be given the time he needs to settle before any assessment can be made of him and time to build up his body condition. Diesel has lived with other dogs.

If you can give Diesel a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - mya

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - mya
Mya
Mya is a friendly 5 year old German Shepherd Rescue bitch. Mya is a bright dog who can open doors and is a bit of an escape artist. She enjoys human company and has interacted well with humans of all ages. She is not, however, tolerant of other dogs. She will need a home where her issue with other dogs can be properly and safely managed and where interaction is not forced on her. A beautiful, intelligent girl who would be a fabulous addition to the right home.

If you can give Mya a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - bruce

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - bruce
Bruce
Bruce is a lovely, 6 year old, German Shepherd Rescue dog who is, sadly, again looking for a new home. He was due to come to us a year ago but a family member was able to offer him a home. Unfortunately that has not worked out for Bruce as he was being left for up to 10 hours a day due to work commitments. Bruce loves water and walks and especially loves playing with balls. He is a little nervous with strangers and still needs to build up his confidence in a quiet consistent environment. Bruce, as with many german shepherds, will need time to adjust to a new environment. Are you able to give Bruce the time and understanding that he needs to reach his potential?

If you can give Bruce a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - marko

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - elsa_m

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - elsa_m
Marko and Elsa
Marko and Elsa are an unrelated pair of dogs, both around 5 years old. They have spent most of their life on a private estate and have not seen much of the outside world. They are both, however, well balanced, friendly, easy dogs who have been adored in their previous home and are obedient and gentle. Marko likes to chase birds and looks around in the sky after they have flown away, not quite sure where they have gone to. They love human company and are a joy to be around - they would prefer to find a home together as they are very attached to each other. Anybody who is able to offer this pair of dogs a home, will be very lucky indeed.

If you can give Marko and Elsa a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - darcey

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - darcey
Darcey
Darcey is a stunningly beautiful 6 year old dog – he arrived at the rescue on 13th July 2014, after a change in his owners personal circumstances left him homeless. As with all the dogs that come into our care we try and gather as much information as we can about their history, personality and character when we take them in, but we do like to get to know them ourselves and undertake our own assessment before placing them up for adoption.

We were told that Darcey is not good with other dogs and that he is hyperactive – he is however very obedient and willing to please. We are getting to know him slowly and he will be available for adoption once we have had time to ascertain the type of home that would suit him best. On a very positive note, he takes absolutely no notice of the horses and ponies that wander around in the New Forest and his recall is excellent!!


If you can give Darcey a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - ghost

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - ghost
Ghost
Ghost is a two year old, neutered German Shepherd Rescue dog, who has only recently come into the rescue. Ghost is a sweet, affectionate dog with people he knows but can be wary and unsure of strangers. He will need a calm, confident, experienced home where he can receive the understanding and gentle encouragement that he needs to develop into a balanced adult. Ghost will be fully assessed before he will be ready for rehoming.

If you can give Ghost a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - princess

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - princess
Princess
Princess is a 3 year old German Shepherd Rescue dog who was taken into the RSPCA as a welfare case where she was found to be pregnant. She had her puppies in February 2013 and when we took her in April 2013 she was a ‘bag of bones’. Princess did not cope well in kennels and became very stressy and agitated. She has been with us ever since. Princess slowly put on weight and learned to relax. Princess is bright, active dog who we have taken on two tracking courses whilst she has been with us, both with Pat Tagg (Dogtaggs) where she has excelled with her tracking ability. Princess is always willing to please and just wants a home where she can be with someone who will love and understand her. She is a firm favourite amongst the volunteers at the rescue and regularly helps us out at our various fundraising events - we really can't understand why nobody has come forward and offered her that forever home that she so deserves.

If you can give Princess a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - teddy

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - teddy

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - teddy

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - teddy
Teddy
Early in 2013, we were asked to help with a young male dog who had been picked up as a stray and taken to a Council Pound, where he had done his time but nobody could get near him. We called him Teddy Bear and he was probably one of the most terrified young dogs that we have ever seen.

He had been ‘poled’ into the pound and literally ‘screamed’ and urinated if anyone went near him. A couple of rescues had tried to get him out but nobody could get near him. Doris Banham managed to sedate him and, even with that, struggled to move him but they managed it and got him to a safe kennels in Lincs. Still he would trust no one and after further failed attempts to move him by other rescues, we agreed to take him. We needed a plan and plenty of patience!

Super Sindy came to the rescue. She travelled a 4 hour return journey every day for 3 weeks to spend time with him so that we could move him. She eventually managed to get a collar on him and managed to entice him into a crate which was lifted in and out of the car with Teddy inside, and he started his long journey down South. He arrived with us on 29th March 2013.

We were confident that time, patience and kindness would win him round in the end. Slowly, slowly, slowly, Teddy started to respond – initially with the help of the other dogs. After 4 months, we were able to touch him all over, managed to bath him and he would walk on a lead with a harness. He still panicked if you held his collar – a frequent problem with dogs that have been ‘poled,’ but didn’t mind his harness being held.

Eight months have now passed and Teddy is now happy to get in and out of the car; he has been to the vets, had his vaccinations and been microchipped; and he has just been able to walk out in a quiet area of the New Forest off the lead. He sticks pretty close but he is slowly becoming more confident. Teddy really needs to gain confidence with other people and we will be working on that slowly over the winter months now there are fewer people around. We are very proud of Teddy – he has come so far and has been and continues to be a pleasure to work with.


Keep up with Teddy's progress on Facebook>>

If you can give Teddy a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - marley

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - marley
Marley
Marley is a bouncy 2 year old dog who came into the rescue when he was about 8 months old. He had lived in a busy household with another dog and a cat, but had a tendency to chase. Marley is an anxious young dog who finds it difficult to cope with new people, especially men. He is settled in kennels but does not present himself well to new people visiting him. With people he comes to know, he is very cuddly and excitable. Marley is ball motivated and will do anything for his ball. He mixes with some other dogs, but can be pushy and over the top for many. Marley needs a quiet, experienced home where he can be given boundaries and stability.

If you can give Marley a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - salem

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - salem
Salem
Salem came into the rescue in April 2012. He is a lovely, bright, 5 year old German Shepherd Rescue dog who is very affectionate with people he knows and trusts. He loves playing in water and with balls. Salem lacks confidence and he struggles in meeting other dogs and with meeting new people. His old owner worked with him for a long time to try and keep him, and tried everything she could. Unfortunately she has had to make the decision to ask us to take him as no one else was able to provide support that helped. Salem’s stress levels have reduced significantly in the time that he has been with us and he is far less reactive but he still needs to maintain a comfortable distance from unknown people. A lovely dog who is still not ready for rehoming, but who will stay with us for as long as he needs that place of sanctuary.


Watch a video of Salem>>

We are grateful for any donations, however small, to enable us to keep and care for Salem and other dogs that need us.

Please use the online donation button on this page
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - dusty

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - dusty
Dusty
Dusty came into the rescue in June 2011 as a very scared German Shepherd rescue bitch who was found as a stray and taken to the pound where ‘her time was up’ and she would have been destroyed. We took her into a foster home where her foster carer was able to gradually win her trust so that she could be handled. Dusty was very thin and had some baldness on her legs. She needed time to settle and learn to trust before facing vet assessment and treatment. Once that stage was reached she was able to have antibiotics and baths with special shampoo to help her skin. She was found to have a pyometra and so underwent an emergency hysterectomy. She did really well through out and started to put on weight slowly. Over time, Dusty, became more and more trusting – she started to play with the other dogs and even learned to play ball. Dusty is a good weight now and in many respects is an ideal, easy dog, but she still struggles to trust some men. In the right environment, Dusty, would thrive but she needs a quiet home, perhaps with a single person, with few visitors and heaps and heaps of patience and understanding.

If you can give Dusty a home please email: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - digger

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - digger
Digger
Digger came to us in February 2011 as a 7 month old puppy who was already having difficulties in coping with the world around him. He was brought up in a busy home with young children and was a very nervous youngster who needed time and space to help him to build up his confidence in a quiet, stable environment.

Digger is a bit of a ‘special needs’ dog and we have made the decision to keep him with us as a permanent foster dog, as we worry that elsewhere he may be put in a situation which he is unable to cope with and may get himself into trouble (particularly because of the negative associations that many people have of his breed). An official welcome to the family Digger, who I guess now, at 3 years old is a ‘grown up’ (don’t tell him that!)


Watch a video of Digger>>

We are grateful for any donations, however small, to enable us to keep and care for Digger and other dogs that need us.

Please use the online donation button on this page
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