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. It is not a 'first come first served' situation - we go through all current applicants on our waiting list to find the very best match for each 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.

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INDI

Lovely Indi has only just turned two years old.

She is a gentle girl who is friendly to everyone, adults and children and their resident cat.

Indi is a loyal dog who will bark at strangers coming to the house to let you know they are there.

She does not react to other dogs while out walking or at a dog park.

Her family are expecting a baby soon and their other small dog needs ongoing medical care.

They reluctantly feel that Indi would be better off in a home where she will get more attention.

She is desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

If you have already sent us an adoption application, no need to reapply as we consider all applicants for each dog.

Please submit new applications here.

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ROWLEY

Rowley is a most handsome pedigreed 18 month old boy.

He has not had the best time in the last few months.

His needs were not met and it is believed that he was tormented by neighbours.

He has now learned to enjoy a relaxed and loving environment and is easy to live with when he is included in the daily routines of life.

Rowley will be best with a confident owner who can give him the structure and kindness he needs.

He would be the most loyal companion if shown what is expected of him and given boundaries.

He is microchipped, up to date with vaccinations and not yet desexed due to his young age.

If you have already sent us an adoption application, no need to reapply as we consider all applicants for each dog.

Please submit new applications here.

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LUKA

A registered breeder has asked us to find a new home for lovely Luka.

Luka is five years old, a very happy and ball crazy playful girl.

She has perfect hips and elbows, no health problems and is very fit.

Luka is house trained and will suit a home where she can have plenty of exercise and be inside with her family.

She is desexed, microchipped, and up to date with vaccinations.

If you have already sent us an adoption application, no need to reapply as we consider all applicants for each dog.

Please submit new applications here.

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LLANCA - MEET PENDING

Llanca ('LL' is pronounced 'Y') is five years old and is looking for a new home.

She is relaxed and friendly at home and with all visitors, adults, children and animals.

She is reactive to strange dogs out on walks, although she performed well in a group obedience class.

Llanka is being rehomed due to an issue with another female dog in the family.

She is microchipped, up to date with vaccinations and her desexing will be part of the adoption agreement.

If you have already sent us an adoption application, no need to reapply as we consider all applicants for each dog.

Please submit new applications here.

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LIZZY - MEET PENDING

A registered breeder has asked us to find a home for beautiful Lizzy.

She is a four month old pedigreed puppy.

Lizzy is good with other dogs, adults and older children.

She has never been with a cat.

Please note - Lizzy is a special needs puppy so applications invited only from those who are willing to meet her needs.

Lizzy is microchipped, up to date with vaccinations and her desexing will be part of the adoption agreement.

If you have already sent us an adoption application, no need to reapply as we consider all applicants for each dog.

Please submit new applications here.

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LUNA - ON TRIAL, NOT AVAILABLE

Luna is only fourteen months old.

She was rescued from appalling conditions by her caring owners who couldn't bear to leave her there. She had already had puppies.

Their vet vaccinated and examined her. She is healthy but underweight.

She is trusting, very loving, playful, goes for walks and is house trained.

It seems she has been beaten as she is afraid of things that look like a stick.

Luna is reactive to other dogs when on the lead so will need further training.

This little girl needs a loving home where she will be looked after for the rest of her life.

She will be microchipped and desexed as part of the adoption agreement.

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HUNTER - ON TRIAL, NOT AVAILABLE

Hunter is a very handsome four year old LSC boy.

His owners both work full time and have a three year old daughter.

Unfortunately they cannot now give Hunter as much attention as he deserves.

Hunter has never shown aggression to people and other dogs.

He does play with other dogs and has a lot of energy.

He needs someone who will exercise and walk him every day and continue with his ongoing training.

Hunter is desexed, microchipped, and up to date with vaccinations.

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

Dogs whose owners we have helped 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)