German Shepherd Rescue Scotland

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German Shepherd t-shirts, fleeces, badges, mugs, mouse mats, cards and much more.

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Giveacar Fundraising Scheme

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Click here for more information.

Sponsor a GSD

You can now sponsor our kennel dogs until they find their forever home. Could you help?

You can sponsor a kennel dog yourself or as a gift for someone else.

Click here to see who you could sponsor.

Dogmatic Headcollars

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Please Consider Adopting an Older Dog

At a time when we are being asked to take in record numbers of older dogs please read this story and consider adopting a Golden Oldie.

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Jake & Sharkey - Gorgeous Golden Oldies

Read the story of two 12 year old GSDs adopted by one of our volunteers.

Jake & Sharkey's Story

German Shepherd Rescue Scotland

Welcome to the website of German Shepherd Rescue Scotland. Whether you have decided to adopt a German Shepherd, re-home your German Shepherd or you would like to become a volunteer, we hope you enjoy browsing our site.

We have included some helpful information and advice, as well as a gallery of beautiful German Shepherds, most of them rescue dogs. If there is something you would like to see included on the site please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

The website is regularly updated, so please keep checking back.



Diesel has been in our rescue for a very long time now and we would really love to find him a home before Christmas.  He has already spend one Christmas in kennels and really doesnt want to spend another one there.

Diesel needs to be the only dog in the home as he doesnt get on that well with others.  He also has no recall (must be the sled dog trait in him) so he would also need to be on a long line for quite a long time until he learns what recall is.  He is a GSD x Malamute.

Diesel is in our kennels.  More information can be found about Diesel on our dogs in need page.  Anyone interested in Diesel will be subject to the usual home checks.


2015 show team

2015 fun dog show has been another great success - we raised £5671

The GSRS Team would like to say a Massive thank you to everyone who helped make this day possible. The list is endless, but thanks to all our volunteers and helpers on the day we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you to all of our judges, to everyone who baked (this was the best monetary year every for the baking stall), to everyone who donated or collected prizes for the raffle and tombolas, to the people who helped set up, to the stall holders for coming along, to the class sponsors and importantly to the sun for coming out the first time this year in Scotland ....and to all the supporters who came along with their dogs and took park in this fantastic day - we couldn't have raised this amount without you and your dogs

Im am sure you will agree if you were there it was a lot of fun.

Lots of photos taken by our volunteer David can be found on this facebook page link

Need a Security System? Help GSRS

EMRES Secutiry Systems based in Lanarkshire fit alarms, CCTV and other security measures.  They are offering a donation to GSRS to anyone who mentions us when ordering an alarm system through them.

Have a look at their website and dont forget to metion us if you make an order



You can now sponsor our kennel dogs for £10 each or give the sponsorship as a gift to a person of your choice using the following link.  You will receive a certificate and photos of the dog you choose by email. All the sponsorship money goes towards the kennel fees, feeding and veterinary care for our dogs in kennels who are still looking for their forever homes

Give an Oldie a chance

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Never overlook a middle aged or older GSD - Buck came into rescue as a 7 year old. He was extremely over weight (about 55kg) had very long nails and wasn't getting out of the garden as he was too strong for his owner.

He was assessed by us and found him to be such a friendly boy who could easily live with another dog.

Bucks new owners took him on without even questioning his age. So long as their little girl Skye approved of him! And she did. Buck has not looked back since.

The biggest challenge was to get his weight down and his fitness up. The ultimate challenge - to climb a Munro! And boy did he do just that. Buck is an amazing example of the breed, and we wanted to highlight just how rewarding taking on an older dog can be.

Buck's new owner has give his permission to post these photos, most of them taken recently - He will be 10 in August and boy can he move.  The last one is his best buddy Skye

Please enjoy these photos and give a thought to taking on an older dog.

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German Shepherd Rescue Scotland is having a funding crisis. We are running out of money for the dogs in our care and desperately need your help.

If you can come up with any ways of raising the much needed funds we will be extremely grateful.

We currently have 12 dogs in kennels and most of them have been with us for a very very long time. The kennel fees, food and vet bills mount up for these dogs. We also continue to support long term foster dogs who need medical treatment and the funds are simply drying up.

If you can think of any ways to help us raise money then please go ahead and do it. If you would like to donate any extra pennies you may have the virgin link for donations is below (don't forget to add give aid if you pay tax - that bit doesn't cost you a penny). If you know any businesses that would like to make a charitable donation then please recommend us to them.

We do our best for the dogs in our care, but we can't do it with out money unfortunately.

Thanks for your continued support. GSRS

We are on Facebook

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Did you know we have a facebook page for our fundraising?  

Come visit us and see whats going on

Feed a Rescue Dog - Donate a Bag of Dog Food


You too can help by donating a bag of dog food. German Shepherd Rescue Scotland has teamed up with Ferguson's Pet Supplies ( so that our supporters can purchase dog food to be sent directly to our kennels.

Feeding our dogs is one of the biggest costs of running the rescue so every donation of food helps a great deal. We have selected some foods we know our dogs like, all you have to do choose one of the options. It's really easy!

You make your purchase on our website, Ferguson's Pet Supplies receives the order and delivers the food directly to our kennels.

Click here to support our dogs.

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German Shepherd Rescue Scotland has a 'NO KILL' policy but we need your help to keep these dogs safe.

If you visit our site and like the work we do please consider donating. If every visitor donated even just £1 it would help us continue our work.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Don't forget to Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK tax payer. A big thank you to everyone who has donated.


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Contact Details

Need to re-home your dog?
Call or text 07748 184 188
(10am to 7pm ONLY)

Passed your home-check?
Call or text 07748 184 188
(10am to 7pm ONLY)

General enquiries
Call 07920 060 668
(9am to 7pm ONLY)

Or send us an email.

Please note: German Shepherd Rescue Scotland is run by volunteers. All of our volunteers work from home, we do not have an office.

Telephones are not manned 24/7 but if you text your telephone number we will call you back as soon as possible.

Love German Shepherds? Then you will love our gallery. All the dogs in the gallery are happy rescue dogs or are owned by our volunteers.

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View Our Gallery

Pet Plan Insurance

Support our rescue when you purchase your pet insurance through Pet Plan.

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Training Your Best Friend

german shepherd training manual

David Dee's training manual includes some of the secrets of "dog whispering" (or "dog listening" as some people call it). We believe this method of training can make a substantial contribution to the control of a dog especially where owners are having difficulties.

David is a UK based trainer. His manual costs $19 and has a 60 day money back guarantee. The rescue receives a donation for every copy sold via our website.

Find out more

Dog Rescue Federation

German Shepherd Rescue Scotland is a member of the Dog Rescue Federation.

127,000 reasons to change the law. That’s how many stray and abandoned dogs local authorities in the UK rounded up last year. In the same period at least 11,000 perfectly innocent dogs were put to sleep for no other reason than they were not wanted.

Please visit their website to find out more and add your support.


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Like to help?

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You can help us rescue more dogs like Murphy. Just click the button to send us a donation.

All donations gratefully accepted big or small, every penny counts!

Please donate now!

Thank you for caring!

Easy Fundraising

Raise money for us the easy way. Everyone who uses the web can help!

You can help us raise money for the rescue without even leaving your home. It's easy.

For more information go to our Fund Raising page.


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ID Tags are Law

Did you know that it is illegal not to have an ID tag on your dog? The Control of Dogs Order 1992 states that all dogs must have identification when in a public place.

All dogs must have a tag with the owner's name, address and telephone number on it.

Any dog seen without a collar in public may be seized by the local authority and treated as a stray. The person in charge of the dog and/or the owner of the dog may be prosecuted and fined.

Athough ID tags are a good way to help you get your dog back if it gets lost, we still recommend you microchip your dog. Dogs Trust are offering a free microchipping service for your dog, for more information click here.

Very Important Alert!

German Shepherd Rescue Scotland DO NOT place ads in GUMTREE, AD TRADER OR ANYWHERE ELSE.

If you see any suspicious listings using pictures of dogs on our site please contact us. We will request that they are removed immediately.

Vets Get Scanning

Bruce Forsyth's Vets Get Scanning Appeal

With your help we can get stolen dogs reunited with their rightful owners. A microchip is useless to a stolen dog unless Vets Get Scanning!

The aim of the Vets Get Scanning appeal is to get all Vets, or their receptionists, to scan all dogs on their books and for Vets to adopt a practice policy where all dogs are routinely scanned on their first visit.

Visit their website and sign the petition

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We are all looking for a new home

Forever Homes Needed

german shepherd rescue dogsWe have lots of gorgeous German Shepherds waiting to be adopted.

Complete our Adoption Form if you would like to adopt one of the dogs on our site.

Foster Homes Needed

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If you can offer a warm, loving foster home please get in touch.

German Shepherds don't do well in kennels, we would love to have warm foster homes to offer instead of cold concrete kennels. ALL food and expenses will be covered by the rescue.

Success Stories

german shepherd rescue2We love to get pictures and follow-up stories from our families when they adopt a dog from German Shepherd Rescue Scotland.

You can see some of our adopted German Shepherds on our Success Stories page.