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.  Payment may be made by direct deposit to GSDCV Inc. BSB: 083-004 Account No 48-072-4293, or by cheque or money order payable to GSDCV Inc .

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  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 and return it to us, and then contact the following:
  • GSDCV Rehoming Officer:  Ethel ph 0417 035 599
  • 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.


Age: 1 year
Colour: Black
Spayed: Yes
Microchip Number: 956000015965721
PER source number: RE156834

Princess needs a new owner!. Her owner has some medical issues. She is a healthy 1 year old girl. However she has had very little training, and has been socialised by going to the dog park. She does pull when walking, but some training will help her understand whats required. She is good with children, and gets excited when people come to the house, but settles down easily.
Princess would suit someone willing to give her trinaing and spend time making her the best version of herself. She’s young with lots of love to give. If you are able to provide Princess with a new home, please contact Ethel on 0417 035 599.


Age: 5
Colour: Black and tan
Microchip Number: 900032002952370
PER source number: RE156834

Shelby is a friendly dog that loves people and is good with kids and can do with more training. She’d love someone who can give her the interaction and exercise she loves. Shelby needs to go to a home with no other dogs in residence.
If you are able to provide Shelby with a new home, please contact Ethel on 0417 035 599


Age: 4 Years and 3 months
Colour: Black and Tan
Neutered: Yes
Microchip Number: 956000011229857
PER source number: RE156834

Forrest needs a loving forever home and gets very excited with children, he is OK when visitors come to the house. He loves to chase his ball.
He can be a little reactive with other dogs and will need a lot of training and should only go to a person that has had experience with German Shepherds.
If you are able to provide Forrest with a new home, please contact Ethel on 0417 035 599.