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"We can't rescue or rehome unwanted German Shepherds without your help." The UK German Shepherd Rescue (UK-GSR) is a network of over 400+ volunteers, each having their own skills and abilities, but all share one common interest, a dedication and passion for the German Shepherd breed.
It's about working as a team to help a dog on their journey into a loving home and a brighter future.

Home Checkers

Home Checkers work front line with the general public and are vital in helping our dogs find only the best possible homes.

Dog Assessments

Dog assessors also visit homes and conduct a small interview gathering as much information about the dog(s) that needs rehoming.

Foster Homes

Foster homes help with ongoing assessments which are vital to finding the right homes.

Transport

We need transport volunteers to help move unwanted dogs

Volunteer Role / Home Checkers

Home Checkers work on the front line with the general public and are vital in helping our dogs find only the best possible homes. The role of the home checker is to contact and make a mutual appointment with the adoptee for a convenient time to visit.

Your informal visit consists of a small interview asking preset questions from our home check form, you will need to do a visual check of the home and gardens to ensure suitability of the home for one of our dogs.

We will ask you to put your personal about the home and you then pass your completed home check form with all the information you have collected back to your rehoming coordinator who will decide on the suitability of the home and inform the home of the results.

Full training will be given. You will only be sent home checks in your local area.

HOME CHECKERS will need:
Good communication skills
Transport to cover a 20 miles radius from your postcode area
Internet and email
Digital camera (smart phones are ok)
Telephone
Aged 25 years and over

Volunteer Role / Dog Assessments

Dog assessors also visit homes and conduct a small interview gathering as much information about the dog(s) 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 including taking the dog for a general short walk. You will also need to take some photographs for our website and social media 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.

Assessors will need:
Good communication skills
Use to handling dogs including visual health checks
Transport to cover a 20 miles radius from your postcode area
Internet and email
Digital camera (smart phones are ok)
Telephone
Aged 25 years and over

Volunteer Role / Foster Home

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. 

Our rescue will cover all approved medical costs and vet fees, and all you need to buy is their food and flea and worming treatments. 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 don't 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.

Foster Careers will need:
Pass the rescue home check
Use to handling dogs including visual health checks
Transport
Internet and email
Telephone
Aged 25 years and over

Volunteer Role / Transport

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.

Transport Volunteers will need:
A suitable car
Use to handling dogs including visual health checks
Internet and email
Telephone
Aged 25 years and over

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