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About Us

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.

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 07391 531 106
(10am to 7pm ONLY)

Passed your home-check?
Call or text 07391 495 233
(10am to 7pm ONLY)

General enquiries
Call 07391 531 106
(10am 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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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

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