Giving Up Your Dog

Complete our rehoming form 

The Rehoming Process

Every year we find loving new homes for hundreds of German Shepherds dogs of all ages, every dog that comes through our rescue is assessed by one of our experienced team with the aim to ensure that the right home is found for each and every dog.
The UK German Shepherd Rescue is open for rehoming 7 days a week via this website (including Bank Holidays) We have been rehoming German Shepherds dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes since we opened our doors in September 2010.
Since we rehomed our first dog the UK German Shepherd Rescue has grown nationally through the trust others owners have placed upon us to find their best friend a safe secure and loving home.
Our rehoming and adoption team have a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the German Shepherd breed and will guide you carefully through your stress-free rehoming process plus provide knowledgeable aftercare to help your dog settle perfectly.
1. Fill in the form

Before we start you need to complete our rehoming form, this applies to all dogs even urgent cases, the completed form is sent to several volunteers whom can help with the safe and careful moving and rehoming of your pet.  

2. Dog Asssor

A member of our dog assessment team will call you back, priority is given to urgent cases first. 

Our dog assessor will discuss your rehoming options with you.

3. Home Visit

A home check dog assessor (if applicable) will contact you and arrange a home visit to meet your dog and complete their assessment, this will involve taking your dog for a short walk to learn more about them. 

4. Coordinator 

If you are keeping your dog at home while we try and find them a new family our dog coordinator will manage your dogs adoption and keep you updated of new homes etc. 

5. Their new home

Your home checkers are experienced volunteers inspecting new homes and families for your new dog, all homes are carefully vetted and vet references obtained. Not every home passes our home check but the ones that do are perfect. 

6. Meeting your dog

The new family will need to meet your dog before they adopt them, our volunteer will collect your dog and conduct a meet and greet in a local park where they can get to know your dog, if all goes well they will take them home... 

We do not rehome our dogs for security or guarding purposes.

  • Assistance dogs: Other than training to be assistance / care / PAT dogs all our dogs MUST only be used as family pets
  • Guarding: Should never be used for guarding or for the use of protection of personell or property.
  • Aggression: Should never be trained to show aggression for the use of protection of personal or property.
  • Property: We do not rehome to high raise flats/apartments or property with no garden, has shared or common ground or inadequate boundary fencing. 
  • Final say: We place the safety and security of our dogs at the forefront of all adoptions and have the right to change our mind and stop the adoption at anytime.  

Frequently asked questions

It is not always possible to remove a dog without prior planning, limited kennels space or emergency boarding kennels cost a lot of money and are often reserved for dogs at risk cases. You are welcome to pay for boarding if you need a dog moving straight away (subject to rescue agreement) 

Our rehoming service is completely free, although if you do need a dog removing straight away this will incur the rescue direct costs which they may ask you to cover. Generally most dogs are rehomed at no cost to yourself, although you can make a donation to the rescue to help us to keep up our good work

Yes many of our owners get updates to see how their pet is getting along. 

Microchip numbers are transferred to both the new owners and the rescue, should your pet ever got lost they will be safely returned to our rescue if their owners cannot be contacted

Many dogs are rehomed within a few weeks, some in days. Good all round dogs tend to find homes faster than a dog with issues but what never fails to surprise us if that really is somebody for every dog so they all do get homes in the end.   

You must be 21 years and over to adopted a dog from our rescue, your must be the property owner or have written consent from your landlord or approved tenancy agreement that allows dogs, have consent from parents if living at home. Live in a property that has a secure safe garden and meets our adoption requirements.

Complete this form to rehome your GSD

About you

About your German shepherd

We prefer not to move a dog until a home his found, this avoids any upset & stress, but we know this is not always possible.

Your Dogs Veterinary Details
Before you send the form

Press submit to send your form, if no missing box are shown your form will have been sent, scroll to the top of the form, as green box will shown the form has been sent

Your rehoming team will be in touch within 24 hours

Did you know

The UK-GSR  has never put a healthy dog down.