German Shepherd Dog Rescue South Australia
BIN or Source Number: 66897175800
German Shepherd Dog Rescue South Australia Inc. specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused, unwanted and abandoned German Shepherds. We raise public awareness of the plight of our breed by educating owners and those new to the breed. We work with breeders, veterinarians, behaviourists, trainers and our network of foster carers, to ensure that our dogs are in a safe environment to heal, before finding their forever homes. We aim to: • Educate the general public on responsible pet ownership • Discourage animal cruelty and neglect • Promote the outlawing of puppy farms and backyard breeding • Promote the use of positive reward based training to assist in building a happy bond between dog & handler.
Adoption Policy: StrictIs there room in your heart and home for one of our dogs? There is no greater gift you can give a German Shepherd than your love and loyalty for a lifetime. They will give you nothing less in return. Adopting a German Shepherd is a lifetime commitment. Each rescue dog has his or her own story, history, and issues. While sometimes we have rescue dogs who have been loved all their lives and simply need a new home due to the loss of a beloved owner, most have not been so lucky. Some dogs have had an unhappy past - dumped in shelters, found roaming the streets, neglected or abused. Most are in need of additional training and many are reactive to other dogs due to inadequate or non-existent socialisation. Most of these dogs need an experienced handler. Please be aware that if you have very small children and other pets, it may be difficult for us to match a rescue dog to your needs, although some dogs have lived with a cat. We make every effort to match our rescue dogs with the best possible and compatible forever homes where they are able to reach their full potential. To help ensure a successful placement, we work with our applicants and adopters to answer questions before, during, and after each adoption. If you are reluctant to keep your dog during good times and bad, during household moves, holidays or family changes, our rescue dogs are not for you. If you are ready to open your home and heart to one of our beautiful dogs and to give them their very own "happy ever after home", please fill out and submit our Adoption Application Form here. If one of our dogs is a match for your situation, we will contact you for a property inspection prior to arranging a meet with you and our rescue dog. Please note that some of our dogs are able to be matched to adopters already on our database, so please register your application with us.