German Shepherd Rescue Elite

German Shepherd Rescue Elite

German Shepherd Rescue Elite Ltd

Charity and Not-for-Profit

About Us

German Shepherd Rescue Elite (GSRE) was formed with the aim of rescuing, re-homing German Shepherd Dogs and educating people on the breed. GSRE is backed up by a team of unpaid volunteers who strive to aid and promote responsible ownership of the breed. We also help other working breeds including Dutch Shepherd Herders and Belgian Shepherd Malinois.

GSRE aim is to be the prevention and not always the cure, through offering education on the lovely breed and how to look after these amazingly intelligent and energetic dogs. We not only look to re-home dogs but keep them in their original homes by offering training and behaviour advice. Through our volunteers and website we want to inform people on all aspects of dog ownership before they decide to take the plunge especially as German Shepherd Dogs are a large working breed and are not suitable for everyone.

GSRE works alongside many other rescues which means that through team work and pulling together we can help even more dogs in need. Please help today!

Why we're raising money

German Shepherd Rescue Elite relies totally on donations to help the dogs we take into our care and every penny is put to good to use.

We do not have a centre but board our dogs in commercial kennels around the UK who have experience with the breed and rescue dogs, but these obviously cost money although we are very lucky to get discounted rates. We also try to ensure that all dogs have a full health check, are vaccinated and where possible neutered. Any dog that arrives in our care is given any medical treatment required, and in some cases this can include expensive surgery.

Your donation really does make a difference to the dogs.

Our related campaigns


GSRE 2021 Christmas Star Fundraiser

This year's GSRE Christmas Fundraiser is ' Buy A Star For The GSRE Tree ' For a minimum donation of £5 you can choose to place a star on the GSRE and have your dogs name on the star, this can also be in memory of a dog you may have lost ( we won't be sending/posting these stars out ) GSRE has seen it's busiest and toughest year to date, we have never seen so many young dogs arriving with complex issues due to lack of training, socialising and boundaries, sadly many of these dogs are the result of impulse lockdown purchases, we are also seeing much higher levels of dogs arriving in awful conditions due to neglect, abuse and also over breeding as well as our busiest year yet for abandoned pregnant dogs, yes, people kick out pregnant dogs ! Our average monthly bills are over £10,000 a month and that is not including the many surgeries we have covered this year including one dog who needed extensive shoulder surgery costing £7,000 and one needing multiple surgeries on her back legs costing £7,622 but with both dogs being under 3 there was no way we were going to turn our backs. At GSRE we rely solely on donations and fundraising, we are entirely voluntary led and no salaries or expenses are paid as we all donate our time, expertise and knowledge for the love of the breed so you know every penny raised will go to the dogs in our care. To place a dogs name on a Star please leave the name you require when leaving a donation. 
£5,910.75 Raised Closed
118.22% of target


Thankyou so very much for visiting this fundraising page .On Sunday 20th March 2022GSD NORTHUMBERLAND WALK GROUP members and their beautiful Dogs are doing a 10 mile Sponsored Walk to raise Funds for German Shepherd Rescue Elite. you can spare a couple £s to sponsor us it would be very much appreciated .This is a 10 mile Sponsored Walk along the North East Coast From St Mary's Lighthouse to Tynemouth Priory and back.Not only are we raising funds for the rescue but also will be chatting to members of the public along the way about GSRE and all their dogs looking for homes. . .If you'd like to view the faces of the many beautiful dogs your sponsor donation will be helping and read more about German Shepherd Rescue Elite visit
£5,134.13 Raised Closed
513.41% of target

Virtual walk lands End to John o Groats

Hi All I have enrolled on The Conqueror to virtually walk from lands end to John o groats ( lejog) . I will be joined on this quest with my best buddy Roma (aka Nutjob) . I adopted Roma from German Shepherd Rescue Elite so a friend suggested I organised a donation/sponsor  page to run along side our walk . As you may or may not know dog rescues are getting inundated at the moment with people surrendering  or even dumping their dogs . Gsrelite is a rescue which is charity run by volunteers and fundraising to help pay kennelling, vets bills feeding etc . So Team Nutjob has set up this fundraiser to get a much money as possible to help them and the dogs . We have set a time of 365 days to complete but as of today we are ahead of schedule 😀!! So please donate a little or a lot 😀 and share with all your friends ❤️
£431.25 Raised 229 Days left
39.82% of target

Kew Gardens Half Marathon

I will be taking part in the Kew Gardens half marathon on the 9th April !!! Please donate whatever you can to go towards the care of all the dogs looked after and supported by the German Shepard Dogs Elite charity. Every penny counts !! 🐾 🐶🧡 
£46.25 Raised Closed
92.50% of target

German shepherd rescue

Anyone that knows me, will know just how much I hate running! But I’ve decided to take part in the Manchester 10k to try and raise some funds for the German Shepherd Rescue Elite. GSRE is run purely by volunteers who work tirelessly everyday, giving their all to the dogs that need their help. Sadly lockdown has seen in increase in the number of dogs needing their help and therefore the charity needs help now, probably more than ever. I will be running in memory of my lovely Nana Betty, who we sadly lost to Alzheimer’s in 2009. My Nana loved German shepherds and between her and my Grandad, they rescued several over the years and she certainly passed on her obsession and love of sheps down to me! Times are really hard for everyone at the moment with all the madness in the world, but please give whatever you can to support this charity. 
£0.00 Raised 4 Days left
0.00% of target

Where can you find us?

Registered Office:
German Shepherd Rescue Elite Ltd 
Gravelle Hatch House
Malacca Farm
West Clandon

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