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Haemophilia A

Full information can be found at this link Working Dogs - Haemophilia A.

Heartworm (French Heartworm)

Heartworm is a major parasite of dogs in many parts of the world and causes serious health problems in unprotected animals.


A form of cancer that originates in the endothelium, which is the lining of blood vessels and spleen. These tumours are highly malignant and can be found almost anywhere in the body. The spleen, pericardium and heart are prone to be affected. Quite often there is little warning of the presence of these tumours before they cause severe clinical signs of the disease. An estimate of the average time from discovery of the tumour until death occurs in affected dogs is six to eight weeks.

Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis

Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis is an acute condition of dogs characterised by the sudden onset of severe bloody vomiting and explosive bloody diarrhea. Large amounts of fresh blood are passed in the vomit and diarrhea, leaving the animal weak, depressed, and reluctant to eat. As the disease progresses, pets rapidly deteriorate, becoming shocked and collapsed. This is a life-threatening situation that requires immediate treatment. The mortality rate is high for dogs that go untreated.

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic Encephalopathy is a neuropsychiatric disorder that occurs in animals and people with advanced liver disease. In dogs, it is most often seen when blood is diverted or shunted around the liver, called portosystemic shunting. Blood can be diverted around the liver because of a congenital shunt present at birth or an acquired shunt that occurs secondary to long-term liver disease.

Hip and Elbow Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia afflicts millions of dogs each year and can result in debilitating orthopaedic disease of the hip. It is caused when the femoral head does not fit properly in the hip socket, causing instability of the joint. Over time, this malformation can cause degenerative joint disease which causes increased pain and immobility.

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.