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    This rescue is a mixed bag in my experience. Because it is volunteer-run and divided into regions with different coordinators, it’s unclear how much of this is localised to a single region or how much is common across the country.

    The summary of my experience is this: if you’re prepared to take a risk on adopting and driving home just minutes after meeting it, a stressed GSD that may only have had a brief assessment by somebody who is not a behaviorist or veterinarian, with follow-on advice being given by volunteers who may be well-meaning but who may be vehemently anti-veterinarian and anti-veterinary science, then this rescue might suit. If you want to know more reliably what you’re getting, or if you trust veterinarians to generally give good advice, I’d suggest looking elsewhere. It’s a shame, as this organisation does get a lot of dogs passing through it.

    It would be interesting to know what the return rate is. I was told that microchips don’t get registered to new adopters immediately as so many dogs are returned soon after adoption, which seems to imply that there is a problem with the process this one follows.

    It may have been a one-off, but with one dog I found the phone number of the person who gave up the dog on the dog’s collar, and the person’s name and address on various bits that came with the dog. I should not have had visibility on that information.

    On the plus side, the website is easy to navigate to find details of different dogs, better than the websites of many other organisations in this respect.

    The home checks are good, but no different to home checks done by other organisations (not surprising given how many home-checkers volunteer for multiple rescue organisations).

    Review by: BetterWithADog

    Adoption: 17th Sep 2021

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    Easy to follow website to find dogs that are close to you and thought the write ups were honest.

    Ongoing support from coordinator after adoption which is helpful to know there is someone at the end of the phone.

    A professional organisation and generally happy with the whole process of dealing with the rescue.

    Review by: cak29

    Adoption: 24th Mar 2018

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    Appearance of animal only poor because the animal we are fostering/adopting was taken from owner only an hour before we collected.

    Some problems with emails not getting through. Description of animal from volunteer not accurate but possibly because of a behaviour change by the animal whilst being rehomed rather than assessment in the home.

    GSDR due to lack of space for kennelling will often foster out or rehome direct from owner if case is urgent and so full assessments are impossible (the same would go for other organsiations that merely provide a safe house for animals in immediate danger of pts or losing their homes).

    Choice of animals via website is good, they divide the country into regions so it is easier to look and find a dog in your area. There are so many needing homes that it is a big (and very successful) task to put pictures and info up regularly.

    Great bunch of people, and also we have a local contact who we can call on
    any time, as well as the regional co-ordinator. Adoption: 2010

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German Shepherd Dog Rescue

Committed to the rescue, fostering and long-term rehoming of German Shepherd Dogs throughout the UK.

PostcodeHR1 3HA
Email[email protected]
Websitehttp://www.germanshepherdrescu...
SpeciesGerman Shepherd dogs and puppies only
Charitable StatusRegistered charity
Visitor OptionsVisit by appointment only please