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.

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Jaxon is a big, beautiful, four year old sable GSD boy.

He is gentle with children, even very small ones.

He has lived with cats and likes to play but never hurts them.

He has not had much exposure to other dogs but has shown no aggression to those he has met.

He is desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

Jaxon is active and has had very little obedience training.

His owners would like him to have a new home where he can have more exercise, training and socialisation.

Jaxon will make a wonderful companion for an experienced family who are willing to bring him to his full potential.

Apply for Jaxon by submitting an adoption application here.

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Today we would like to introduce you to the stunning Remi.

He is in need of a new home due to the loss of his beloved owner.

Remi is a 5-year-old, pedigreed boy who gets on well with other dogs and cats.

He walks well on lead but can pull a bit when excited.

He needs a family with love to spare who can spend heaps of time with him.

Remi also needs a yard with 6 foot fences and gates that can be locked as he gets anxious when left alone and is smart enough to let himself out!

He is used to sleeping in the house.

If you think Remi might make your family complete, apply to adopt him here

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Zarla is a beautiful two year old German Shepherd girl who is in need of a new home due to a change in her owner's circumstances.

She is good with all dogs and is happy in the company of women.

She has not been socialised with men or children so will bark when she first meets them.

She settles down if they give her time and allow her to approach them when she is ready.

Zarla needs more exercise and training as she is strong on the lead.

She is a beautiful girl who will make a wonderful companion for the right person who is happy to train and exercise her and give her lots of company.

Zarla is vaccinated and microchipped and will be desexed before adoption

Apply to adopt Zarla here

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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 German Shepherd girl who is desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

She loves children and lives with a very young child and an older child.

Harleigh bonds strongly with one person and loves her family.

She is initially a little anxious with 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 help her with anxiety when she needs it,

Harleigh can be your new friend for life.

Apply to adopt Harleigh here

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Sammi is a beautiful six year old girl whose pedigree name is Grundelhardt Angry Ant.

She has retired from her home at Gewalt and Hinterhaus German Shepherd in Lenswood.

We were asked to help to find Sammi her perfect forever home, and we have :)

Sammi is going to live with one of our rescue team who will love her forever.

She was already vaccinated and microchipped and was desexed before adoption.

Have a happy life Sammi with your new loving owner and your gorgeous GSD brother!

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SAHARA have asked us to help find a loving home for Lady.

She is a beautiful nine year old girl who recently had puppies.

She is friendly, has lived with cats, and walks well on lead.

She used to live with three other dogs but would now prefer to have her new owner to herself.

Lady is vaccinated and microchipped and will be desexed before adoption.

Apply for Lady by submitting an adoption application which we will pass on to SAHARA here.

If you have already applied for one of our dogs, just email us at

Some of the 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)