Is 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.

Adopt a German Shepherd dog


Mojo is a beautiful German Shepherd x Husky girl who is very much loved by her owner.

She is calm and affectionate with people and children of all ages.

She loves to be inside on the couch or near the fire with her humans.

Mojo walks well on lead and has basic training.

She can get a little tense if a strange dog behaves dominantly towards her,

but she is easily distracted by treats as she is very food motivated.

Mojo is being rehomed because she has moved from an urban indoor environment

to country SA and hasn't adjusted to those furry things called sheep.

So a sheep free environment for her new home please! Oh, and no cats!

Adopt a German Shepherd dog


Although this is a heartbreaking decision for her family, this beautiful 6-year-old girl is in need of a new home.

Harleigh is a black, long coated GSD girl who is desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

She will need a patient, loving owner committed to helping her work on her anxiety.

Harleigh bonds strongly with one person and does not like sharing her special human.

She is initially fearful of humans and dogs she does not know, and needs to get to know them at her own pace. She has never lived with cats.

Harleigh will offer unconditional devotion to a loving owner.

If you want a friend who will love you forever,

and you are willing to work with her,

Harleigh may be your new friend for life.

Adopt a German Shepherd dog


Lili is a very much loved 16 month old GSD girl.

She needs a new home due to a change in her owner's circumstances.

Lili is friendly to people, children and other dogs.

She just needs people to be with who will allow her to come inside the house with them.

She needs a home where people will be there most of the time as she barks when she is lonely and left alone outside.

Lili is vaccinated and will be desexed during the trial period.

Do you have room in your heart and home for this beautiful young girl?

Some of our happy dogs who have been given a loving forever home

Dogs who have stayed in their homes through our help with training, advice or fostering

German Shepherd Dog Rescue South Australia Inc. charges a fee to cover costs involved with the adoption process. The adoption fee varies with individual dogs. Half is paid as a deposit and the balance is due when the adoption is finalised.

You can pay your adoption fee by direct debit through your bank account. Bank details for German Shepherd Dog Rescue South Australia are: Beyond Bank BSB 325 185, account number 03629202.

Pay your Adoption Fee by Paypal or Credit Card

(Part-payment or in full)