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Central German Shepherd Rescue (CGSR) - All About Us

Central German Shepherd Rescue is proud to have achieved full charity status registered on the 2nd June 2015 with the Charity Commission - Our details may be found on the following link

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The rescue dedicates itself to promote humane behaviour towards animals by rescuing German Shepherd (and cross-breed German Shepherd) dogs and puppies and to provide care, treatment and re-homing when appropriate for those unwanted, neglected or in need (due to sickness, poor treatment or ill usage) primarily but not exclusively within Central England.

Our mission is to educate the public in matters pertaining to animal welfare and the prevention of cruelty towards animals and also to advance the public's education in matters of responsible ownership and to actively campaign for the tightening of current laws to stop animal cruelty, puppy farms and indiscriminate breeding.

Our aim is to rescue and rehome unwanted & neglected German Shepherd dogs & puppies in the UK and also to educate the general public on the pitfalls of backyard breeders, puppy farms and “free to a good home” adverts. 

Backyard breeding often results in the breeding dogs being kept in intolerable conditions, with many having serious health concerns. 

Puppies are often sold without any information taken from the new owner.
Free to a good home adverts – unscrupulous members of the public look for these adverts to use the dogs as bait dogs & breeding dogs.
These dogs sold on free sites can also end up in the hands of pet-peddlers, buy free and sell on for profit.  No consideration is made for the dog’s welfare.

CGSR will not be involved in the importation of foreign dogs.
All dogs taken in by CGSR will be micro chipped, flead wormed & vaccinated.

Males (wherever possible) will be castrated prior to rehoming. A castration agreement will be signed by the new owner & CGSR, if not already neutered.
Females will be spayed according to their cycle - spay agreement will be signed by new owner & CGSR.

Adoption fees will be used in the rescue for veterinary treatment, spay, castration and kennel fees.

Our Dogs

All of our dogs 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.

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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

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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.


Interested in adopting or fostering one of our dogs ?

Visit our page which will explain all the details you need.

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.

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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.

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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

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