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 10th April 2014.

  
german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - murphy

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - murphy
Murphy
Murphy is about 2 years old. Originally from Greece, he has been living in this country since September last year. He is a lovely dog with typical young German Shepherd traits – bouncy and excitable! Murphy enjoys running and playing and craves human interaction – he had been living rough in a park in Greece until he decided that he would prefer to be in the shelter and so turned up at the gate and invited himself in. He has been living with two other German Shepherds since last Summer and a third dog has proved to be too much for his adopters. A lovely cuddly bear of a dog, who now needs some stability in a home that is his for life.

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

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - razor
Yogi (aka Razor)
Razor came into us for rehoming in November and very quickly found a home with a couple who had a middle aged bitch. His name was change to Yogi, a name he now knows and responds well to. He is now 16 months old and is typical of his age – bouncy, excitable and playful. He is a big dog and he has been returned because he is ‘too much’ for the other dog and due to his size they struggled to handle him – he constantly wants to play. Yogi is a real cuddle monster. Are you able to offer the lovely Yogi his for ever home?

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

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - narnia
Narnia
Narnia was born in February 2013 and is the daughter of Princess (who is also looking for a new home). She is a pretty, friendly young German shepherd rescue bitch who just needs some boundaries, direction and basic training. Narnia is a bright young dog who needs a calm home with someone who has the time and patience to help her grow into a balanced adult. Are you able to offer Narnia that place in your home?

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

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - mimi
Mimi
Mimi is a 7 year old Rottie/GSD cross. We do not know much about her past as she came into the rescue due to the sudden death of her owner, who had only had her for a short period of time. When she arrived in the rescue Mimi had sore, thickened ears, a chronic skin problem, severe dental issues and was unspayed. With the help of our vet, all her ailments were treated and she has been spayed. Mimi is now a much happier, brighter dog who loves to play ball and run. She is a sweet, friendly girl who is now ready to move into a forever home. After all that she has been through, can you give this lovely lady a chance?

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

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - Elsa
Elsa
Elsa (formerly Lucky) is a 2 year old German Shepherd bitch, who was picked up as a stray and did her time in the pound. She is a very energetic dog, full of energy and very alert. She is a friendly, sweet girl who needs some work on socialising with other dogs. Are you able to offer the lovely Elsa a place by your fireside?

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

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - rommel
Rommel
Rommel is a German Shepherd dog that we were originally advertising on our rehoming page for Friends of the Strays of Greece. He was at a shelter in Greece kept on a chain with only concrete to lie on. Rommel looked to be an elderly chap and was very doddery on his back legs, with considerable muscle wastage. With Winter approaching, we could bear it no longer and so agreed to take him in.

Friends of the Strays of Greece transported him from Greece and he arrived with us on 31st October. He is extremely thin and has no muscle at his back end at all. Our vet has seen him and we do not think that he is as old as we first thought. He is on a joint support supplement and we are slowly building him up. Rommel is enjoying having the comfort of underfloor heating and a thick duvet to lie on – a world away from what he has been used to for the last few months. He enjoys mooching around the garden and can’t believe his luck – watch this space for details of his progress over the coming months!


Watch a video of Rommel >>

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

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

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - princess
Princess
Princess is a 2 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 she was a ‘bag of bones’. Princess did not cope well in kennels and became very stressy and agitated. She has been in a foster home since she came to us where she has put on weight and is slowly learning to relax. Princess is a pretty girl with heaps of energy who will need a calm, patient environment in which to thrive.

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 - sadie

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - sadie
Sadie
Sadie is a pretty, 9 year old, spayed german shepherd rescue dog who is sadly, again, looking for a new retirement home. She is a gentle dog who is looking for a calm home environment where she can feel safe and secure for the rest of her days. She is easily over whelmed and is not keen on small children. Can you offer the lovely Sadie a place by your fireside?

If you can give sadie 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 sweet 8 month old dog with a lovely nature. He has lived in a busy household with another dog and a cat (although as a young dog he still needs to learn not to chase). Marley is looking for a new home as his family are unable to give him the time that he needs to properly socialise him and guide him towards responsible adulthood. Marley can be a little apprehensive with new things but quickly comes round – are you able to offer the lovely Marley a place by your fireside?

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 - ruby

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - ruby
Ruby
Ruby is an affectionate 5 year old, spayed, German Shepherd Rescue bitch who has, sadly, had a number of homes. She is a lovely friendly dog and her only vice is that she does not like other dogs. Ruby originally came into the rescue in February 2012 and was found her ‘forever home’ in November of the same year and she trotted off happy and well. Sadly, just 2 months later, she was returned to the rescue (because her new family found it too stressful to manage her issue with other dogs), with a badly injured leg. X-rays showed that Ruby had sustained a significant and very painful carpal hyperextension injury, which required specialist surgery. She had a pan-carpal arthrodesis in February to fuse the carpal joint by insertion of a metal plate, with an estimated 3 month plus recovery period. Poor Ruby has had various complications since her operation and her recovery has been slow. She has now ‘turned a corner’ and is doing well.

Ruby is a dog who loves everyone that she meets – she loves to be with people (but not with other dogs) – in all other respects she is a very easy, loving dog, who has tolerated all that she has been through with good grace and humour. Ruby loves to be cuddled, brushed and fussed – she really does deserve the very best home where she can put all this behind her and get on with her life, without canine socialisation being forced upon her. Can you offer Ruby that sanctuary?


If you can give Ruby a home please email us at: alison@southerncountiesgsdrescue.co.uk
Or phone 01425 473907

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german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - bailey

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - bailey
Bailey
Bailey came into the rescue from the pound having been picked up as a stray in early 2013. He had charmed everyone in the short time that he spent at the Council kennels and continues to be a favourite at the kennels where he is currently staying. Bailey is a friendly bouncy boy, who appears to be non reactive with other dogs, but he is undisciplined and constantly wants to jump up, particularly when on a lead. He will fetch a ball and drop it when told to leave, but otherwise seems fairly untrained. Bailey needs an experienced home with someone who has time to give him the exercise and training that he needs.

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

german shepherd rescue dogs for rehoming - marshall
Marshall
Marshall is a 4 year old, black and tan, male German Shepherd Recue dog, who has been much misunderstood. In his early life he had four different homes before coming into the rescue and being rehomed. He was in his home for a year before being recently returned to us. He is a confused boy who needs to be with somebody he can trust to keep him safe and look after him; trust that takes time to build with calm patience and consistency. Marshall is a lovely, affectionate dog who desperately needs some stability in his life. He needs lots of time and space to relax without being pushed into situations that he finds difficult to cope with and which exacerbates his anxieties. Can you offer this very special dog that opportunity?

If you can give Marshall 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!)


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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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