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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And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the beautiful Harleigh.

Harleigh is a lovely, fluffy, six year old girl.

She adores her family, but is very timid,

and can be reactive with dogs and people she doesn't know.

She needs an experienced, loving and patient family who will understand and support her through the transition into a new home.

Could this be you or someone you know?

Complete an adoption application for Harleigh here.

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Brajandi Kennels (Dogs SA Member 5100022545)

are looking to re-home a gorgeous 18 month old girl.

She was returned four weeks ago, and has been a delight to have around.

She is desexed, and has had obedience training.

Reggie is house trained and crate trained.

She would be best suited as an only dog, or will live with a male.

She is currently reactive to strange dogs so will need more socialisation.

Reggie is the daughter of Brajandi girl Winnie and her dad is Clyde.

If you think you can give this lovely girl the love and life she deserves,

please phone Chris Rayner direct on 0418 302 116.

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)