Rescuing & Rehoming German Shepherd Dogs throughout the UK
This Rescue operates a "NO KILL" Policy
The UK German Shepherd Dog Rescue is a Non Profit Organisation
All our staff are unpaid volunteers donating their free time.
Foster a German Shepherd
Fostering can be a great way to own a dog without long term commitment, if you work or live abroad for part of the year but enjoy the company of a dog when home fostering can fill that gap. Maybe you are unsure about getting another dog, fostering can help you to decide weather you are ready to take on a full time commitment. Or maybe you just love the breed and would love to help us rescue and re-home unwanted German shepherds.
How does fostering help me?
Fostering is a commitment free way of owning a dog, our rescue will cover all medical costs and vet fees, and all you need to buy is their food. German shepherds are a great companion dog and love your company; they are loyal and very devoted breed. If you live on your own they are very good listeners and donít answer back. As a foster carer you will have the satisfaction of knowing you helped your foster dog on his/her journey to their forever home.
How does fostering help the dogs?
Because the German shepherd is a social animal they love the company of a human friend and are very happy to adopt you as their new owner. Because of this they donít react well in kennels and appear boisterous and over excited when potential new owners appear at their kennel door, this can be off putting and so makes kennel dogs harder to re-home. Your foster dog is more settled and will respect you and your way of life, this in turn makes a more well turned out dog which new owners are looking for.
What will the dog expect of me?
Your rescue dog wonít expect anything from you, they will be happy just with your company an evening walk a meal a day. They will pay you back with love and loyalty ten fold.
What does the rescue expect of me?
Once you have your rescue dog will be in a great position to learn his/her likes and dislikes, there reactions to social everyday life, what foods they prefer and how they interact with children people and other dogs and cats. Your ongoing reports and updates help us find them the most suitable home. This can widen their re-homing criteria.
Where will the dog come from?
Most dogs that need foster care are dogs that have to be moved urgently so they are not destroyed or removed from harm. They may come from the dog warden, house prepossessions, divorce sudden deaths and many other situations.
What dog will I get?
The rescue will send a volunteer to complete a home check and only suitable dogs matching your criteria will be offered to you. We take into consideration children, cats, your current dogs and any German shepherd experience you may have.
Will I get an aggressive dog?
No, all dogs are assessed and any aggressive dogs will go to either a specialist foster home or kennels until they can be retrained.
How long will I have the dog for?
The length of time you foster a dog will depend on several factors, they could be in your home for the weekend or a few months. But on average a home is usually found within a few weeks. Once a rescue dog has been assessed and placed with you, their information and a picture is placed on our website and Facebook page to allow potential new homes to view and decide to adopt. Our team of re-homing coordinators will deal with any adoption applications put forward and a home check is completed to check suitability. Once we are happy a match is found the potential new owners will make an appointment with you to view your rescue dog, if all goes well the adoption transfer is completed and your part in helping a German shepherd on their journey is complete. We will you offer you another unwanted German shepherd and the process is started again. Will send you a progress report with some recent photographs of your rescue dog settles into their new home.
Help and support.
You will never be left unsupported by our rescue; we rescue with a passion and carry a wealth of information. Our foster home coordinator will be there 24/7 to support you and help with any situation that may arise. Simply call our direct foster home support line.
"Think you are ready to foster"?
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