The UK German Shepherd rescue cannot collect any found or stays dogs, the law requires the finder to report found dogs to your local dog warden or the Police, your dog warden will check the dog for a micro-chip or tattoo and if found contact the relevant owners for the dog to be reunited. You can also check or register a found dog on the Dog Lost website (link to your right)
Keeping a stray dog
You must return a stray dog to its owner if you know who the owner is. Otherwise you must contact your local council.
Tell the council you want to keep the dog. If the council cannot find the owner you may be allowed to keep it. They’ll probably check you’re suitable as a dog owner before you can adopt it.