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.
Support Adoption For Pets award us a Van
We recently applied to Support Adoption for pets for a van to help us with transportation of our rescue dogs. We were shortlisted and today it was announced we were successful. We can not thank Support Adoption for Pets enough, this will make a massive difference to us and will enable us to transport dogs more easily
Here is what they said:
"Grant Application for Vauxhall Combo L1 H1 1.3 CDTi 90PS Panel vans
Our final announcement for today around our Transporting Pets Award is for the guys at German Shepherd Rescue Scotland who sent in this introduction to themselves along with their grant application.
We are thrilled to be able to help them with their wish for a new van to help them with the pets in their care and we are now working on getting it to them as soon as possible"
Follow their facebook page to see Dorothy's video appeal
Last weekend one of our rescue dogs Diesel and his dad organised an off road trial to raise funds for us. They made an amazing 550 pounds!
A special thanks goes to East Neuk Wobblers Trials Club and their members who took part in the event.
Diesel checks the tyre pressure is correct before he lets his dad ride
Well Done Laura
Great big thank you to Laura Smeaton who ran 10km recently to raise funds for us. She made an amazing £304 for us.
Here she is with her medal and her own GSDs Vinney Jones & Marley her GSRS girl x
GSRS 2017 Calendar photos wanted
GSD PHOTOS NOW WANTED
We now need you to send us the best GSD photos you have for our 2017 Calendar.
Only dogs in the pictures (no humans)
High quality images must be sent
(don't sent more than 3 photos per email)
Tell us the Dogs name/s
ENTRIES CLOSE ON SUNDAY 26TH JUNE 2016
Not all the photos can be used so please do not be disappointed if your photos are not selected.
Wedding Favour Donation
Two of our volunteers Fi & Ben Roberts got married at the start of the year. Instead of wedding favours they gave a donation to German Shepherd Rescue Scotland and left a little note on the tables to let their guests know.
This is a fantastic and very thoughtful gesture and we just wanted to say thank you, and all the very best for your future together.
Dance School Thank You
Another big thank you for GSRS, this time to the Jean Taylor School of Dance in Aberdeen. They recently put on a production of Snow White and did a charity collection for us during the show raising 200 pounds
This extra money will go a long way to helping our kennel dogs, we have some vet bills coming our way soon.
Our Aberdeen Volunteers Laura Smeaton and Amy Walters went to a special cheque presentation today on behalf of the rescue - thank you both girls x
We would just like to express a Massive Thank You to Nadia from Yellow Dog photography for spending her last two Saturdays taking photographs to raise funds for GSRS.
And an equally Massive Thank You to Claire Martin for organising this event for us. It really means alot.
Thanks also to everyone who took part with their dogs and gave a donation to the rescue for Nadias time. You raised 355 pounds for us which is amazing! Im sure you will be delighted with the results.
Thank You - In memory
German Shepherd Rescue Scotland recently received a very special donation from GSD owners Lexi & Danny from Edinburgh. They lost their Stunning boy Jack in December 2015 and wanted to do something in his memory by helping GSDs in need. Our thanks go to them at this sad time. It will help us continue our work and look after our kennel dogs
Our thanks go to Paul and Sylvia at Wolfspeak for their recently considerable donation to us. As ever we are extremely grateful
Date for your diary
Yahoo email addresses
YAHOO ENQUIRIES - If you have contacted us recently and have a yahoo email address and you have not received a reply within a couple of days it is because we seem to be have compatibility issues with our email and yahoo.
Please call Liz on 07748184188 if you are waiting on a response.
Zeus has found his forever home!
Zeus is now jumping for joy, as he has now been officially adopted by one of our volunteers. He is one of our longest residents in the kennels and we are delighted he is now in his forever home.
Zeus was a big scardie cat when he came to us, he had been isolated for everything and was afraid of the world. Eileen has done a fantastic job, with the help of Dorothy and Carolyn (who walked him every weekend) at helping this boy get over some of his fears. He will never be 100% but he is certainly happy.
Thank you to everyone who has sponsored Zeus on our sponsorship page.
Kos finally finds his retirement home
Kos our old gent has finally found his forever home with his foster carers. He went into foster this year so he didnt have to spend another winter in kennels and he got his paws under the table and is staying put. We would like to thank everyone who has sponsored Kos, he was a popular boy in our sponsorship scheme
SPONSOR OUR KENNEL DOGS
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
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.
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
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
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED FOOD FOR YOUR DOGS
You too can help by donating a bag of dog food. German Shepherd Rescue Scotland has teamed up with Ferguson's Pet Supplies (www.fergusonspetsupplies.co.uk) 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.