It is our mission to rescue as many GSD’s from being euthanised in pounds located in Australia, regardless of age. We then re-home these beautiful dogs with foster carers while we establish the needs of each individual dog, so we can match them with suitable owners. We value our foster care network and volunteer community who without them, we would not be able to undertake the rescue service that we do. SSRAI will continue to work, rescue and provide foster care for GSD’s in need until a forever home is found.
Sweet Shepherd Rescue Australia Inc.
SSRAI is a community foster care network.
We are a registered Non-for profit organisation ABN 76 490 366 568.
Sweet Shepherd Rescue Australia Inc is run by Samantha Nicholls, who is dedicated to helping the German Shepherd breed and has a special interest in Medical/Orthopedic cases as well as our Sweet Shepherd Seniors Program.
How does SSRAI rescue GSDs?
There are two primary environments where we rescue GSD’s from; the Pound and Online/Surrenders.
At present, it is unfortunate but we are unable to rescue dogs that have been labelled by the Pound as ‘aggressive’ as this requires specialised carers. As we move forward and as we move to consolidate and educate our carers we will be able to assist these dogs. There will be some circumstances where by the discretion of the founder we will personally take on these dogs for rehabilitation, they will not be spread through foster homes.
Most Pounds provide us with an assessment, however sometimes this assessment is not suitable and we then need to visit the pound to view the dog. If we ourselves are unable to view the dog we seek out an independent assessor to view them.
We are then able to match the dog with a suitable carer. This is generally a very fast process so their time in the Pound is limited.
People often sell or give away their dogs Online for many reasons. SSRAI’s goal is to ensure that any GSD that is in an unsuitable home, is in danger, is not desexed and can fall prey to a Back Yard Breeder (BYB), is rescued as soon as possible. If necessary, SSRAI will immediately rescue the dog, then seek a suitable carer.