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From April 6 2016 it is a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped in England and Wales.

Dogs - Lost and Found

I have lost my dog, what do I do now?

It is important to stress that law only requires the likes of council pounds to house a dog for seven days before they can legally re-home them.

Due to this, it is vitally important that you act swiftly to see if your dog has been handed in.

  • Report it to your local animal warden. Your local authority should employ an animal warden who will collect any stray dogs wandering the streets.
  • Make a report to your local animal rescue centre. Most shelters keep a lost and found database of their own.
  • Call your local veterinary surgery in case a member of the public has handed your dog to them or has notified them of a stray they have found.
  • If your dog is micro-chipped, contact the organisation that it is registered with to advise them that your pet is lost and ensure that all your details are fully up to date so that you can be contacted should your dog be found.
  • Ask local shops, vets, pubs etc to display the posters and put them up in the area where your pet went missing. You could even post copies of the poster through doors in the streets around your home.
  • Register your lost pet with sites such as
  • Use the power of social media to alert friends and family.
  • Please remember to let everyone know when your dog is found

Micro-chipping Your Dog - The Reasons Why

Central German Shepherd Rescue has recently been fortunate enough to have been donated a microchip scanner.

These devices rely on an implanted chip into an animal, the chip is registered and on a national database with the owners details.

In a bizarre twist of fate, one of the dogs which came into rescue was chipped and scanned.

Maddie had been registered by her "owner" on a free site, this was bad enough due to the potential pitfalls and the dangers that Maddie could have found herself in.

CGSR managed to free her from this situation, as do many other rescues and she was signed over, at which point her chip was checked.

It turned out that she was had been registered to Dog's Trust, it is a clause in all reputable rescue centres that the dog is returned back to the rescue it came from.

Central German Shepherd Rescue has a policy of working with other reputable rescue centres, The Dog's Trust were contacted and Maddie will be collected by her rightful owner.

This could have been any dog - it could have been yours - escaped from your garden maybe

CGSR cannot stress enough the importance of chipping your pets.
Give them a Home - Make sure they can get back.

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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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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