Help us to give them a future free of pain and full of love - PLEASE DONATE TODAY

The beautiful dogs coming into our rescue come from different backgrounds. Some may be dearly loved family pets, whose owners have found themselves in such difficult circumstances that they are no longer able to give them the care they need. However, other dogs will need significant medical and behavioural rehabilitation to give them the life they deserve.

We are staffed entirely by volunteers, and receive no government funding. As a result the work we do is completely reliant on community donations.

German Shepherd Dog Rescue South Australia Inc. is a registered charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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Happy Mothers' Day!
Happy Mothers' Day to the best mum ever :) Mothers are magical creatures. They love and protect us from the moment we are born, and they continue to do so, even when we are grown up (or when we do things at times that make us hard to like). In the lead up to this Mothers' Day, consider paying some of that love forward with a donation on behalf of your mum. Mothers' Day donations go to our Paws to Assist program, supporting families doing it tough. They may need help with vet or food bills, or with training or walking support. Paws to Assist gives us the opportunity to help families stay together instead of having to surrender their dogs. Just choose the Mother's Day payment option below, and we will send you a beautiful e-card to pass on to your mum.
Paws to Assist Program
Many of us have gone through times when all we needed was a helping hand. We are committed to supporting owners, and sometimes this means extending a helping hand (or paw) to support them through tough times. This may involve emergency foster care, walking support, training or behavioural assistance or help to purchase equipment, such as harnesses. Sometimes this is all it takes for a German Shepherd to stay with the family who loves them. So in the spirit of "paying it forward", we ask you to consider donating to our Paws to Assist program. See Direct Debit and Paypal donation options below.
Rehabilitation: Giving GSDs a Future
Many German Shepherds come into our rescue with anxiety and fear-based issues. Please help us to secure their future by supporting their rehabilitation. See Direct Debit and Paypal donation options below.
Sponsor One of Our Special Needs Dogs
We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of German Shepherds. Our Special Needs dogs come into our rescue for a variety of reasons. What many have in common are medical issues that require significant and ongoing support. 100% of funds raised will be used to cover veterinary charges and food costs related to special medical and dietary needs.
Sugar, a special needs dog

Sponsor Sugar

Sugar was surrendered to German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc. in December 2017.

Her owners did not want her as they only wanted a guard dog and she is gentle and would not bark.

She was kept outside, chained to a tree and fed on scraps.

On being placed with a foster carer, Sugar demonstrated difficulties with walking.

A vet examination and x-ray confirmed that she has hip dysplasia and arthritis.

Sugar will need to be on anti-inflammatories and pain medication for the rest of her life.

Read more and sponsor Sugar
Sate, a special needs dog

Sponsor Sate

Sate was surrendered to us by his owner who could no longer adequately care for him due to his medical needs and reactivity towards other dogs.

Sate came with a large cyst on his eye, hot spots and wounds related to lying in one spot for extended periods of time.

Sate's age, condition and reactivity around other dogs has meant that he has become a permanent foster.

Our rescue will bear the costs of supporting him for the rest of his life.

Read more and sponsor Sate
Donate by Direct Debit
You can make a one-off or regular donation 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.
Donate by Paypal or Credit Card
You can donate via the Paypal panel below. No Paypal account? No problem, you will be invited to choose a credit card instead. Just select either a one-off or regular donation, the cause you would like to donate to and the amount.