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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This gorgeous LSC boy pup is now available.

A registered breeder is looking for a new home for him.

Leroy was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia as a young puppy and has had surgery at the Specialist Centre on Magill Road SA.

He has now been cleared by the surgeon to be rehomed.

He will need a joint support diet and moderate exercise.

Leroy is a perfectly normal puppy, active, loves people and other dogs, but not cats.

If you have already sent us an adoption application, please just let us know you are interested via email at or submit your application here.

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Koda is a lovely golden sable one year old pup.

His family are sadly separating.

His owner has to move to a rental where dogs are not allowed.

He is also not able to give Koda attention and time with his work commitments.

Koda is friendly to all kinds of people and also to other dogs.

As such a young pup, he will need more training and guidance.

He is desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

If you have already sent us an adoption application, please just let us know you are interested via email at or submit your application here.

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Introducing Harley, a very handsome four year old pedigreed boy who is desexed, microchipped and vaccinated.

He is a loved member of his family who are reluctantly rehoming him because he has not behaved well with their cats.

Harley is beautifully behaved with people and goes to doggy day care twice a week.

Apart from not liking cats, Harley has been a wonderful family dog.

He loves his walks, is a joy to walk, and is never distracted by other dogs when out on a walk.

He will happily free run in a park with a ball and he adores his ball!

He will make a loving companion for his new adopter, who will offer him companionship and a life as an integral part of the family.

And, of course, no cats.

Please submit your application for Harley here.

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Ralph is a beautiful and very large GSD boy.

His owners need to travel and reluctantly want a good home for Bruce.

He is very friendly with visitors and children, except for vets :).

He is interested in other dogs but not at all aggressive.

Ralph is easy to walk on a lead.

He is protective of his property and will bark.

As Ralph has been used to a large country property, we are looking for an adopter with a large garden or acreage.

If you have already sent us an adoption application, please just let us know you are interested via email at or submit your application here.

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)