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.


Ragnar is a three and a half year old boy seeking a new home. Overall he is a good dog and has had basic obedience training – but would benefit from further training. He hasn’t had very much experience around children and has no contact with cats or other livestock.

Due to a change in circumstances Ragnar’s owner can no longer give him the attention he needs. Ideally he would go to a home with some-one with experience handling German Shepherds, would continue with his training, and who would be at home with him for most of the day.

Ragnar is neutered, vaccinated and wormed and in good health.

Ragnar is located in Bundoora

Ring Judy 0437 994 212 if you can give Ragnar a new home

Sarah and Suzy

We have two female dogs seeking their new homes. Both dogs are three and a half. Sarah is a solid black dog and Suzy is black and tan. Both are accustomed to being inside dogs. Sarah is a laid back girl, while Suzy is more outgoing. Both have been spayed, are vaccinated and wormed.  As they have been accustomed to living on a farm they may need some individualised socialisation and obedience training – to assist you, free training certificates are available to attend your nearest GSDCV branch. Sarah and Suzy are to be rehomed as their owner has had to move and is not able to keep them.

If you are able to give a new home to either of these dogs or require further information, please ring Judy on 0437 994 212