UK German Shepherd Rescue - Rescuing & Rehoming German Shepherd Dogs & Puppies throughout the UK

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Our dogs rely entirely on donations, your donations help UK German Shepherd Rescue continue its work in helping the abused, neglected and unwanted German shepherd dogs & puppies in the United Kingdom.

We'll come straight to the point: You can eliminate one or more animal's pain and suffering by a simple and modest donation.

Remember we have no paid staff, not even the boss gets paid or me! Expenses are hardly ever calmed,which are fuel cost only.

Your personal contribution will help us to help even more dogs.
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Currently in kennels in Sunderland.

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Our inhouse adoption team will help you every step of the way to finding your perfect dog, while we take the hard work out of the adoption process you still need to complete our adoption form to get things started. We are here to help and can give you advice on all aspects of owning a German Shepherd dog and especially a rescue dog.
Our dedicated adoption team will guide you through your adoption process with expirienced and helpful advice.
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Is a 2 year old, male.
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Registered address : Elswick Kennels, Bonds Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 3ZE
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This stunning lad is Neo. Born in September 2018 and bought as a cute little puppy by people who neither had the experience, knowledge, or the physical capacity to handle a large breed dog. It was inevitable that Neo would need to move on. During a period of several months before Neo came into rescue, he never left the home with the result that he was not socialized with people or dogs and became reactive towards them.

Neo was muzzled for the journey from home to kennels, but he had managed to get the muzzle off during the journey. However, he allowed me to put on a slip lead and lead him into his kennel and we have been the best of pals ever since. Even after a period of seven weeks lockdown when I could not visit, he accepted me back like a long lost friend. Neo is less anxious now when meeting people on walks but can still feel threatened by strangers encroaching in his personal space but can quickly settle with people who meet him with confidence.

On walks he is keen to meet other dogs and needs more work on how to do this in an acceptable manner. In the kennels Neo can stop to meet other dogs without giving any adverse reaction. Outside he can walk on past a calm dog and he can be distracted with a treat if he tries to pull too hard towards more vocal, excitable dogs.

Neo responds quite well to basic commands including sit, down, and without distraction will stay for up to about a minute. He will also respond to come. He is treat orientated so all commands are performed better when he anticipates a treat. He can walk well on a loose lead and can be quickly corrected when needed. Recall has only been tested in a secure paddock and will need more work using a long line to develop this further.

Neo will play with a ball: will fetch and the ball can be taken from him on the command give. Sometimes though he will get the ball and roll over mouthing it. Happy to accept a tummy rub when he does this and is in no way possessive of the ball. Although food orientated, he is not protective or possessive over food. Food can be put down and he will wait until told to he can eat.

Neo is clean in his kennel. He travelled well when brought into kennels.

Neo needs a home where he can continue his training and development. He needs a confident owner: an owner he can trust and respect. He needs an owner knowledgeable and experienced and committed to training and development of his social skills. He needs to be in a home where he can experience the normal routine of life with humans. Neo will not be rehomed with children. Could possibly be rehomed with another dog, but it would need to be a calm and confident dog. If another dog is involved it would be best to plan on several visits to help him settle with the other dog. Definitely no to cats.

If you can tick all of these boxes you will in time have a stunningly handsome GSD: beautiful to look at and beautiful in heart: and Neo will prove to be the loving, loyal, intelligent sociable guy he was born to be.

Neo is currently in kennels in Sunderland.