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.

You can read our Adoption Policy here.

Adopt a German Shepherd dog

KRUEGER - ON TRIAL

Krueger is a gorgeous and large LSC GSD boy, three years and eight months old.

He has been loved and is gentle and well behaved with his family, children, and people he knows.

He needs to learn not to get excited with new people but settles quickly.

Krueger needs more training on lead as he is not well socialised with other dogs.

This beautiful boy will make a wonderful companion for someone who is home most of the time and is willing to work with him.

He is desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

If you have already sent us an adoption application, no need to reapply. Just let us know you are interested by emailing us at admin@gsdrescuesa.com.au.

Please submit new applications here.

Adopt a German Shepherd dog

PEPPA - ON TRIAL

Peppa is a beautiful two year old GSD girl.

Her family are unable to give her the time and exercise she needs due to health considerations.

She needs to go to a loving home with someone that can walk her and give her the attention she deserves.

Peppa is friendly with all people and children of all ages.

She has not had regular contact with other dogs so may need further socialisation.

She is desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

If you have already sent us an adoption application, no need to reapply. Just let us know you are interested by emailing us at admin@gsdrescuesa.com.au.

Please submit new applications here.

Adopt a German Shepherd dog

ARLIE - ON TRIAL

Arlie is a cuddly and affectionate GSD girl who has just turned three years old.

She has lived with older children in the past and loved going to the beach.

She is well behaved on the lead in public and loves going for walks.

She would benefit from plenty of exercise and to be allowed inside with her family.

Arlie needs a calm confident owner who is willing to give her more training and to set boundaries.

A home with no small animals is needed.

She is desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

Some of our happy dogs who have been adopted to loving forever homes

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)