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.
DIDI - ON TRIAL
Didi is a lovely friendly five year old GSD girl.
She was surrendered after the death of her beloved owner.
Didi has been stressed from recent events but is now settling well with her foster carer.
She is focussed on her human friends and is happy to relax in the sun most of the time.
She is dog friendly and hasn't reacted to other dogs on a walk.
Didi is vaccinated and microchipped and desexing will be part of the adoption agreement.
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.
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