Our Rehoming Program

The GSDCV, via our Rehoming program can facilitate in finding homes for German Shepherd Dogs. We are NOT a rescue organisation, but a rehoming service. The Rehoming Coordinators are only able to provide details of people who have dogs that need rehoming. They can NOT take your dog

Information in relation to dogs needing homes is provided and negotiation of adoption arrangements is the responsibility of those who have a dog that needs rehoming and the person(s) wishing to rehome that dog. Animals for rehoming are on a ‘referral’ basis only i.e. The owner of the dog, and the person interested in adopting the dog, are put in contact with each other. We take no responsibility in the decision or choice of the owner giving up their animal to other persons who may provide the dog with a home.

FEES: If you offer to provide a new home for an available dog, there is an administration fee of $50, payable by you as the ‘new’ owner of the dog. If you currently own a GSD that you wish to find a new home for using the rehoming service, an administration fee of $50 applies, payable by yourself as the current owner

What Do You Need To Do?

  • If you are considering finding a new home for your German Shepherd Dog, please read the attached article ‘Do you really have to give up your German Shepherd‘ before making any final decision.
  • If you have a dog you wish to rehome, complete the Rehoming Surrender Form online (or download, save and send) and contact us below
  • Anyone willing to offer a very good family home where one of our rescue dogs will live as part of the family please complete the Adoption Questionnaire online (or download, save and send) and return it to us, and then contact the following:
  • GSDCV Rehoming Officer: ph 9796 9842
  • If you have found a lost German Shepherd Dog, please read the attached Tracing Lost Dogs article, or contact us via our Contacts page on this website.

Dogs Currently Available for Rehoming (below, if available)

Disclaimer: The German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria offers no warranty of any kind in relation to any dogs offered for rehoming through the Paws for Thought Program. The German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria does not enter into any negotiations between the owner and buyers or rehomers and remains an independent entity. The Committee of the German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria reserves its rights to decline or withdraw any listing or cancel this site without prior notice.


Can you help Toro? He is looking for his new home.

He is a seven year young male that loves being indoors with his family, playing in the garden, and going for walks. He is an easy dog to live with but having been the only dog in the house is not partial to sharing – he would be best suited to being the only dog in his new home. Toro is a black and tan short coat, desexed and in good health. Toro is used to cats and children coming to visit. He would love to get you off the couch and heading out for a relaxing walk.  Toro is currently in Rowville.

If you are able to give Toro a caring and loving home ring Judy on 9796 9842 or 0437 994 212


Cobber is a 2 ½ year old male that is only seeking a new home because of his owner’s health issues. He is a well-bred black and tan boy, has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. As he is a little confused with his change in circumstances he would ideally go to a new home with people experienced in living with, and therefore understanding, a German Shepherd.  It would be expected that he would live inside with a household that was able to spend lots of time with him, and Cobber could resume playing his favourite fun games and just being a happy dog. Cobber has not been accustomed to being around children, cats or other animal stock. If required, some complimentary obedience training certificates can be available for use at your nearest GSDCV training branch.

If you can help Cobber ring Marie on 0407 361 859. Cobber is currently in Central Victoria