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We would like to include all charities – large and small – that have anything at all to do with the world of dogs. If you’d like to see your organisation featured in these pages, please call Mike McGlynn on 01276 858880 for more details. And if you’ve not yet got charity status but are still doing great work, have a chat with Mike – we may still be able to include you!
German Shepherd Dog Rescue (GSDR) came into being in 2001. Originally based in Scotland, it began to get more and more enquiries from the rest of the country. What started as a hobby, became a huge undertaking, especially for a rescue that is run entirely by volunteers. When founder Jayne Shenstone moved back to England in 2007, it was decided that the rescue would cover England and Wales, and another rescue would cover Scotland. GSDR is now one of the largest specialist German Shepherd rescues in the UK, and became a charity in 2011. GSDR not only rescues and rehomes GSDs, it also offers free help and advice to the public on all aspects of owning this wonderful breed. Sadly, there are still too many dogs coming into rescue for a variety of reasons and it is becoming more difficult to find the right homes, which means many dogs are spending lengthy periods in kennels. Most come into rescue for genuine reasons, but GSDR does get some very sad cases, like Princess Ruby, who had been very badly neglected. She has now recovered thanks to the dedication of GSDR volunteers and her fosterer. Jayne says, “All our dogs were once cute little puppies, so please consider rescuing a dog. We believe all dogs deserve to have homes where they are loved and cared for, and it shouldn’t be about age, size or colour; it’s the dog that counts.”
Tel: 01568 797957