Central German Shepherd Rescue (CGSR)


Central German Shepherd Rescue (bettter known as CGSR) is a small registered charity based in Lincolnshire, covering Lincs, Notts, Northants, Cambs & Beds. CGSR does not have a rescue centre, but uses foster homes & Emergency Boarding Kennels.


CGSR has made the decision to close our doors temporarily to intakes

The current economic situation has impacted adoptions and donations. This is not a decision we have made lightly but our priority has to be the dogs currently in our care.


17th April 2023

About CGSR

CGSR - or Central German Shepherd Rescue - evolved from a group of people with vast German Shepherd experience.

We have a network of dedicated fosterers who look after the dogs needing new homes - we don't have a rescue centre where the dogs can be viewed. If you'd like to adopt one of our dogs, please complete our adoption form or email info@cgsr.co.uk and we'll be very happy to arrange 'meets and greets' for appropriate dogs.

The aim was to create an officialy registered charity designed to help those in need, something that was achieved in less than 12 months.

About CGSR »

Our Dogs

All of our dogs which are available for adoption are shown on the following page with further information on them.

Each of our dogs will be vet checked, micro chipped and assessed. We are proud of our reputation in the back-up we provide to our dogs and their new family.

CGSR Dogs »

Come And Meet Us

Why not come and visit Central German Shepherd Rescue at one of the many shows we attend throughout the year. Talk to our experienced volunteers and maybe see some of our gorgeous dogs.

We'll be posting details here of where you can come and meet us during 2024 very shortly, so come back and have a look or check out our Facebook page

Adopt a German Shepherd

If you're Interested in adopting or fostering one of our dogs please visit our adoption page which will explain all the details you need. Please note: We do not have kennels where you can view the dogs. Each dog awaiting adoption is looked after by our dedicated fosterers.

Each and every one of our dogs is checked by a vet, is assessed and micro chipped.

As a reputable rescue our volunteers strive to ensure that everything is done to the highest standard and in the strictest confidentiality to make sure that every dog in our care gets a loving home.

Without doubt adoption is the best thing that can happen to a dog in kennels, any dog, once your homecheck has successfully passed, you could soon have your new best friend staying with you and your family.

Adopt From CGSR »


A range of our high quality branded clothing alongside other unique pieces of clothing guaranteed to draw attention to yourself.

Providing excellent durability and fashion for all seasons these are must have items.

We intend to extend our range frequently so why not visit our shop regularly to see what we have on offer

To Our Shop »

Using the link below it is possible to donate via Paypal or other methods directly to Central German Shepherd Rescue and allow us to claim valuable Gift Aid.

We have carefully chosen our preferred financial partner due to the security, ease and backup it offers our generous supporters.

Working with us at CGSR

Why not join our band of volunteers, we have social events, fun at awareness and fundraising days, and above all, have a common cause which is the wonderful German Shepherd.

It does not matter where you live, if you drive, even if you have a dog - there are many ways you can help so please look at our volunteering page and help save a life.

Volunteer with CGSR »

Happy Homes

And that is, as they say, exactly what it says on the tin.

Here you can find some of the wonderful dogs that have come into Central German Shepherd Rescue and gone on to live a happy life in a new loving family.

Some of them have come through trauma, some have come through their owners personal circumstances but each and every one has gone to a HAPPY HOME

Happy Homes »

Helping Hands

From time to time there are situations whereby people are taken into care for operations etc, this requires there loved pets to require foster homes for a period of time.

Sometimes we are unable to offer foster homes for various reasons such as being full but we are prepared to share their plight in the hope that others will be able to help provide short term or longer fostering.

Helping Hand »

Fold Hill Pet Foods - The UK's leading farm to bowl pet food manufacturer

Animal Friends Pet Insurance

We nominated CGSR as Fold Hill Foods charity of the year. As a local rescue we were selected!

A huge thank you to Fold Hill, a British manufacturer of cat and dog food. Fold Hill has been specialising in delivering consistent and high quality dry pet food for 40 years ... [read more on their website]

Visit Laughing Dog (https://www.laughingdogfood.com) to see their range of dog foods. "For three generations, we’ve been making our delicious and wholesome complete dog foods, treats and mixer meals right here on our family farm using only natural ingredients that we grow and source ourselves."


Animal Friends - Pet Insurance

Animal Friends Pet Insurance

CGSR would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Animal Friends Pet Insurance for their extremely generous donation of £5000.00

Animal Friends Managing Director, Mr Westley Pearson said, "Animal Friends Pet Insurance is extremely pleased to be able to donate to such a worthwhile cause as Central German Shepherd Rescue which does such amazing work in promoting humane behaviour towards animals by rescuing German Shepherd (and cross-breed German Shepherd) dogs and puppies. Their efforts in providing care, treatment and re-homing when appropriate for those unwanted, neglected or in need (due to sickness, poor treatment or ill-usage) is something that we wholeheartedly support. As a company who is invested in improving animal welfare we are very happy to support Central German Shepherd Rescue, their staff and volunteers in their ongoing animal rescue efforts".

Animal Friends offer a range of policies for dogs, cats and horses from £0.76 a week. Visit www.animalfriends.co.uk for more details

Social Media Links

For those interested in following Central German Shepherd Rescue on Facebook we have two sites, one for the rescue dogs and one for general social discussions regarding your dogs and general chat activities.

CGSR - Rescue Main Page

CGSR - Rescue Social Page

CGSR Main Rescue  PageCGSR Twitter Landing CGSR on Pinterest


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Cobby Dog

Cobbydog, manufacturers of Cold Pressed Dog Food, have kindly sponsored the CGSR Fun Dog Show to be held on 13th September 2020