German Shepherd Rescue Scotland was established in 2008 to re-home German Shepherd dogs throughout Scotland. We are a registered charity, and rely solely on donations to cover the costs of rescuing dogs, these include kennelling, transportation and expensive veterinary fees. Although we cover the whole of Scotland we also work closely with other German Shepherd rescue organisations.
At the rescue we will help every dog we can but we are not dog trainers or trained behaviourists, we are just people who love the breed. Most rescue dogs come to us through no fault of their own, their owners may find themselves in a position that they are no longer able to give the care and attention that the breed requires, this maybe through family breakdown or illness. In some cases dogs may be abandoned by an unscrupulous breeder who can no longer make money from them or they could be cruelty cases. Sometimes a dog may just need re-homing because the owner has been forced to move and their new home is unsuitable for a large dog.
Our aim is to ensure that all rescue dogs are re-homed and are safe, secure and well loved (the right dog for the right home). This process entails a complete assessment of each dog by our experienced volunteers, and includes a call to the veterinary practice the dog is registered with to obtain as much information as possible about the dog. Everything we do is to the best of our capabilities, with the new owner's and the dog's best interests at heart.
Once assessed the dog will be placed with an adoptee who will have been carefully checked, including a home check and a vet reference to ensure that everything is suitable for the dog and its new family. Our responsibility does not end there, we are always happy to give advice on all aspects of dog care and behaviour, and we carry out a follow-up check within a set period after re-homing.
We have a number of volunteers throughout Scotland who assist Liz in the running of the organisation. If you think you would like to volunteer please contact us, we would appreciate your help.