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UK German Shepherd Rescue - Rescuing & Rehoming German Shepherd Dogs & Puppies throughout the UK

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 Safe Responsible Rehoming By A UK Trusted Charity
All homes are carefully vetted and personally home checked by our rescue.

We only rehome to family's homes and never to security or guarding services.

All adoptions are under contract to return their dog to us for safe rehoming should they no longer be able to keep them.

All micro-chips have our rescue name in the back ground so they never be left claimed at a pound should they ever get lost.
When you need to rehome your German Shepherd
We know circumstances can change and suddenly people find we can no longer look after their dog. At UK German Shepherd Rescue we never judge anyone for making the responsible decision to give up their dog and we’ll do what we can to help.

No matter how desperate you’re feeling, please don’t dump or abandon your pet, even handing them in to the council pounds means they could be put to sleep straight away.

Rehoming your dog can be an incredibly traumatic time for them and also very dangerous, should you choose to give them away for free they could well finish up as bait dogs for illegal dog fighting rings.

Also dumping a dog means rescue like ours won’t know their history, which makes it a lot harder to find them the right home.

We are so passionate about the German Shepherd breed that we carry a “No Kill Policy” so you can be reassured that no time limit for re-homing your pet is placed upon them.

Even after your dog has been rehomed, all new owners are under contract that if for any reason they cannot keep your dog they must be returned to our rescue for safe re-homing.
We support safe rehoming of German Shepherd dogs in the UK

We checked out many dog rescue website and where shocked at how difficult it was even to find their rehoming page never mind any help on safe rehoming.
As one of the UK's largest and most passionate German Shepherd Rescues we care about what happens to unwanted German Shepherds, we don't want dogs getting into the wrong hands or even thrown out onto the streets simply because rescues make it to difficult to help.

We have also made it more clearer and simple on what help is available for both you and your dog.

We actively disencouage owners from offering their dogs "free to good homes" selling them via Facebook selling groups and free add websites.

The UK German Shepherd Rescue is both a Registered Company 07664845 and a Registered Charity 1160745 in England & Wales offering free rehoming, help and advise for all German Shepherds owners in the UK

To rehome your dog please complete or rehoming form, a member of our rehoming team will cannot you shortly, if you need your dog moving straight away please mention this on the form.
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In order to rehome your dog you must complete our online form

We need more information about your dog in order to rehome them to a suitable family. To do this you firstly need to complete our assessment form, even if you need the dog moving at short notice. Our rehoming coordinator will call you back and discuss our rehoming options with you in more detail.
Getting Help Before Giving Up Your Dog
The UK German Shepherd rescue has a wealth of experience with the German Shepherd breed, we are more than happy to help resolve any issues rather than you give up you dog for rehoming, you can contact the rescue directly or log onto our Facebook group were are members are more than happy to help with all respects of dog ownership, feeding, training and behavioural problems.
How Much Does It Cost To Rehome My Dog
The UK German Shepherd rescue does not charge for rehoming, because we are so passionate about the German Shepherd breed we do not charge for helping rehome your dog. Many people do give a small donation towards the work we do be if you can't afford anything don't worry, its the dog we are more interested in helping.
What is a dog assessment?
The UK German Shepherd rescue completes a full assessments on all dogs coming into rescue or up for rehoming via our rescue, assessments help the rescue understand the dogs needs, requirements and nature, this is vital to help match the dog to a new family or owner. Our assessment volunteer will complete a short questionnaire with you and take your dog for a short walk, they will also take some photographs for our website and social media pages. You will need on hand your dogs vaccination records, microchip details and give consent for the rescue to request any veterinary records be released. All personal information provided is kept private and safe.
If you require a dog moved at short notice will have no choice but to place them in emergency commercial boarding kennels, the rescue incurred charges for which we may ask you to cover for a short period. (Contact your area coordinator more details)
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What if I need a dog removed straight away?
If you require a dog moved at short notice will have no choice but to place them in emergency commercial boarding kennels, the rescue incurred charges for which we may ask you to cover for a short period. Complete our contact form for available space and current charges.
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I found a stray dog and need it collecting!
The UK German Shepherd rescue cannot collect any found or stays dogs, the law requires the finder to report found dogs to your local dog warden or the Police, your dog warden will check the dog for a micro-chip or tattoo and if found contact the relevant owners for the dog to be reunited. You can also check or register a found dog on the Dog Lost website (link to your right)
My dog is a pedigree, what happens to their papers?
Many dogs come into our rescue with full pedigree papers, many pedigree dogs are under contract to return them to their breeder if you no longer keep them, you should check with your breeder first if unsure. If this not possible the rescue will help rehome them, but to make adoption process more fair and not to attract the wrong people pedigree papers remain with the rescue and are not passed on to potential homes.
My dog is microchipped, what should I do?
If your dog is micro-chipped please let the assessment volunteer know and if possible give them the chip registration number, the rescue works very closely with micro-chip companies and will update the registration details, the UK German Shepherd Rescue is always added as a back up contact, should a micro-chipped dog registered with the UK German Shepherd ever become homeless or handed it to a pound they will be returned to the UK German Shepherd Rescue for safe rehoming.
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