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First of all we would like to say a big thank you to all of our volunteers for their continued support and take this opportunity to welcome all of our new volunteers.

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

Fundraising Thank You

One of our recently rehomed dog's Diesel and his dad William Patterson organised a fundraising trial at the weekend to raise money for GSRS.  A big thank you to William and the East Neuk Wobblers Trials Club for raising a massive £400.

Great to see Diesel doing the tyre pressure checks! 

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A MASSIVE THANK YOU to Claire Martin for organising a group walk and photo shoot to raise funds for us today with the 'German Shepherd Lovers West Lothian' group and Nadia from Yellow Dog Photography

They raised a fantastic £150 for us and it looks like they had a great day. Looking forward to seeing the photo results

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GSRS dog Diesel raises £400

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Rescue Boy Diesel and Volunteer Gail rasied £400 for our funding crisis at the weekend when they did a sponsored jump against the clock.  Diesel managed to complete 37 jumps in just 60 seconds with Gail by his side.

A special mention also goes to all the volunteers from Angus Dog Activity Club who helped Gail make the day possible by giving up their time and equipment and supporting Diesel.  Thank you to all of you

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Our Calanders and recipe books are in our sale.  Head to our shop and grab a bargain.

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Amanda and Rachel completed the Glasgow half marathon at the weekend in a fantastic time of 2 hours and 10 minutes - great effort girls.

They were running in aid of GSRS and have raised an amazing £610. We can't thank them enough.

Here they are with their own dogs at the end of the race.

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Thank you Holly's Hugs

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German Shepherd Rescue Scotland would like to say a huge thank you to the Holly's Hugs who visited the rescue dogs in our kennels today with an amazing box of goodies for the dogs

Cleo loving her new Kong toy

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new girl Kira getting her sweetie

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Lilly saying Thank you

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As you can see the monies raised at this years fundog show was fantastic.  £6000 will help us hugely with the kennel bills, vet fees and feeding of our kennel and foster dogs.

We would like to like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much to all of our volunteers, friends, family and helpers who helped us out on the day of the show,  the day could not have gone ahead without you - you were all amazing.

We also want to say thank you to the volunteers who couldnt manage on the day but sponsored classed, collected and sent us goodies for the tombola and some great raffle prizes.  Both the Raffle and Tombolas were a big hit with our visitors and made us lots of money on the day.

A special thank you to the following people & Companies who sponsored the classes on the day.  This sponsorship really helps boost our show fundraising every year.  


And our show sponsors - Michael & Elaine Campbell - Gail Williamson & Derek Adamson - Lux & Stuart Anderson & GSD Scout - Debbie & Norrie Ritchie

Our thanks also extends to Pat Higgins and the Fast n Furious agility helpers who ran the pay on the day agility and to Debbie & Norrie Ritchie for running the gundog scurry (a new event for our show).

The list is endless but the result is remarkable.



In memory of Harry 2005-2014

Harrys family have just walked the West Highland Way to raise funds for German Shepherd Rescue Scotland in Harrys memory. What a lovely tribute to a very lucky and special boy.


Here's what they said about him:

Harry was rescued in glasgow he was left tied to a lamp post and terrified, I was so glad he came to us , what a wonderful bug he turned out to be, he had more empathy than any person I have known he saved my life twice whenI had my strokes by keeping me awake he was also brilliant with my grand children and knew when my grand daughter was i'll with duplex kidney infections, he knew how to get his piont across-you just had to listen. Sadly when his back legs went we couldn't save him we tried all we could to no avail. This is in memory of our handsome, clever, funny, caring boy, the very special Harry.

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Well done girls

A huge well done and thank you goes to Marion, Sandra, Caroline, Gerda, Dorothy and the dogs for their recent sponsored walk.  They rasied an amazing £500 for GSRS.  Here are some photos from the day of fun that they had




And the pipe band that piped them home


Author Lyndon Stacey supports us

We would like to thank Author Lyndon Stacey for her support.  Lyndon is pictured here wearing her fantastic GSRS hoody along with her gorgeous girl Shia.

Lyndon writes a fantasic collection of crime books, the "Daniel Wheelan" series about an ex police dog handler and his GSD and their adventures after life in the police.  A great read and super to know that Lyndon is a supporter of ours

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We would like to say thank you to the staff and customers at the Just Dogs Shop in Stockbridge, Edinburgh for a fantastic collection of toys, food and treats for our kennel dogs.

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Well done Laura

Way to go Laura Smeaton for running the Inverness Half Marathon and raising £427.38 so far for German Shepherd Rescue Scotland. Amazing result Laura, Thank you so much.

Lauras dogs were waiting at the end to pose with her

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Thank Yous

We would like to thank Midlothian Dog training club for their recent charity fund-raising donation of £200 which was grateful received by Dorothy and Caroline last week.

We would also like to thank The Rotary Club of Cupar for their donation of £500 which was collected by Paul Connelly on our behalf


Fundraising Donations mean a huge amount to the rescue and help us with the kennel bills, and vet fees. If you would like to help raise money for us you could organise your own charity event.

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Laura is Running the Inverness Half Marathon

Laura is running the half marathon to raise funds for German Shepherd Rescue Scotland. Please show her your support by sponsoring her.

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Contact Details

Need to re-home your dog?
Call or text 07391 531 106
(10am to 7pm ONLY)

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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.

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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

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.