Ways to help & support the UK German Shepherd Rescue.
The UK German Shepherd Rescue (uk-gsr) is a network of volunteers, each having their own skills and abilities, but all share one common interest, a dedication to the German Shepherd breed.
We are all rescuers united. Rescuing isn't about being upset and saddened by what you see, it's about changing a dogs life forever, it's about working as a team to help a dog on their journey into a loving home and a better life.
We can't rescue and rehome German Shepherds without your help.
Who we are?
The UK German Shepherd Rescue requires volunteers in all regions of the UK, everybody is very welcome to join our rescue. We don't discriminate anybody and value everybody for what they can bring to our rescue. All age groups are welcome but you will need to be 21 years and over to work with our dogs due to insurance requirements, all volunteers under 21 are very welcome to fund raise, join in with breed awareness and help educate people with responsible dog ownership.
Still interested, great here are some of the roles
Home checkers visit potential adoption homes and conduct a small interview while checking the suitability of the home.
When asked to complete a home check you will be requested to contact the adoption home and arrange a suitable appointment for you to visit.
The home check consists of completing a questionnaire and a visual check of the property, the information you have collected is given to the rehoming coordinator who will decide on the suitability of the home.
Full training will be given. You will only be sent home checks in your local area.
Dog assessors also visit homes and conduct a small interview gathering as much information about the dog that needs rehoming.
When asked to complete a dog assessment you will be requested to contact the home and arrange a suitable appointment for you to visit.
The assessment consists of completing a questionnaire and a visual check of the dog and taking the dog for a general short walk and taking some photographs for our website and social sites, the information you have collected is given to the rehoming coordinator who will find a suitable home, foster home or kennel space depending on the urgency of the dog..
Full training will be given. You will only be sent assessments in your local area.
Foster homes help with ongoing assessments which are vital to finding the right homes. Fostering can also 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 whether 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 more unwanted German shepherds.
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 a 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
We need transport volunteers to help move unwanted dogs at risk of being put to sleep or simply need moving to a safe and secure place like kennels, foster homes or adoptions. Most adoptions are completed at the weekend.
Long distances are covered by more than one transport volunteer and in urgent cases the rescue will cover out of pocket fuel expenses.
All you need is a suitable vehicle, our rescue will give you full training on handling dogs in transit and handover procedures.
Fund raising is vital for our rescue and for our rescue dogs who depend upon us, funding donations cover such things as our kennel bills, veterinary treatments such as spaying and neuturing, vacinations and dog check ups. Micro-chipping, dog warden release fee and transport costs to name a few. No donations are spent on wages or personal expenditure.
Our fund raising events include dog shows, in-store stalls/stands or for the brave sponsored bungee jumps, walks, shark dives and other equally mad ideas. If you have a fund raising idea we would love to hear from you or why not join our winning team.
Awareness / Social Events
Awareness events are a great way for you to meet other like minded volunteers, events like our social walks are a great excuse to get away from home for a walk and natter, or maybe you would like to hold an evening lesson or workshop on dog ownership and responsibilities, caring for your dog, feeding types and medical care etc.
We would love to hear from you if can bring additional awareness ideas to our rescue.
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READY to volunteer
Complete our volunteer form, a member of our team will contact you and discuss our volunteering scheme with you in more detail.