Welcome to the home of South West GSD Rescue.
We are a non-profit organisation based in the South West of England dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of German Shepherds and related cross-breeds across the UK.
Please feel very welcome to wander around our site at your leisure. Information on the dogs we currently have in rescue can be found here, as well as details of our Adoption Process which includes an outline of our re-homing conditions.
How we do what we do:
Except in the most extreme of circumstance and dire need, we don't do kennels.
Sociable creatures that need to be at the heart of a family, we don't believe that Shepherds do at all well in kennels, and so have built our Rescue on the goodwill and support of an army of volunteers all across the country that provide foster homes for the dogs in our care. Yet more supporters and volunteers provide transport to pick up and drop off dogs in all corners of the UK and help out with the home-checks needed for every potential new foster or forever home that comes along.
We are always looking for more volunteers, whether to help with fund-raising, home-checks, transport or provide foster care for dogs in need. Our ability to make a difference is constrained only by the goodwill and resource of those that step forward to help; the folks that step forward to make a difference with us.
The Rescue covers the transport costs, veterinary fees and food bills for all of our dogs in foster care. All we ask of a foster home that they provide a safe and loving environment for the dog, time and attention, feeding and walks. We take great care in selecting the right dog for the right foster home, great care in ensuring each can meet the other's needs, and provide continual support and advice until a forever home is found.
Your help can make a massive difference, and we feel the rewards are huge.
If you think you can help, in any way, please get in touch.
We have a very active, very friendly Facebook Group dedicated to our Rescue that is a great place to keep track of our activities, ask questions, seek advice or generally natter about all matters dog related. Please don't hesitate to apply to join the Group, the only real admission criteria is a shared passion for our dogs and what we do:
In addition to the details held here on our website of the dogs in our care looking for their forever homes, we also maintain a Facebook Page dedicated to these dogs, where a little more info can be found, often along with a few more photographs of many of the dogs concerned:
And elsewhere on the Internet we also participate in an independent forum hosted by our friends at Regal German Shepherd Rescue, which is another great place to get involved in our dogs and with our many activities: