12 days of Christmas Auction

Our 12 Days of Christmas Auctions begins Thursday 1st December through our Facebook page.  A huge thank you to the following businesses, who without their support, we would not have the fantastic items available for auction Dec 1st donated by Pet One Dec 2nd donated by Pods 4 Pets Dec 3rd donated by […]

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Desexing Program

We understand the costs associated with desexing your dog can be one of the reasons many owners often put this procedure off.  Thanks to recent funding through the wonderful teams at SavourLife and Petbarn, SSRAI will be able to help dozens of owners across the country towards the cost of desexing their beloved shepherds. To […]

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!!!VOTE for Sweet Shepherd Rescue in Savourlife's 50K Donation Drive competition!!!

 Hunter arrived into care under the requirement of needing surgery to fix his right cruciate, and that this happened recently. 🩺 He has been assessed by our orthopaedic/surgical team.After all his testing, radiographs and a chat with his surgeon we are behind the scenes creating a care plan for him. He has been in quite […]

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Check out our online Auctions on our Facebook!

🐾 As you’re all aware, events are cancelled this year which in turn means many not for profits have lost a huge source of funding. Our rescue relies heavily on these events, we get to speak to members of the public, raise awareness about what we do and sell our amazing merchandise to support our […]

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Purchase an Entertainment Book and support Sweet Shepherd Rescue at the same time!

Support us with our fundraising while also supporting your local businesses by purchasing an Entertainment Membership! 20% of each sale goes directly to support our cause and you can use the membership to support many local businesses who are now doing takeaway offers! Treat yourself at home and find out who you can order takeaway […]

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Sweet Shepherd Rescues Sweetest CHRISTMAS Bake Sale

WE PROMISED WE’D BE BACK!!!  After an amazingly successful first bake sale at Bunnings Carrum Downs raising over $1000 for our rescue dogs in need, we’re doing it again! 🍬🎄🎁Come on down and support us on SUNDAY DECEMBER 22ND FROM 10AM ALL DAY UNTIL WE SELL OUT!!! Just in time for Christmas 🎁🎄We’ll have amazing […]

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Sweet Shepherd Rescue thanks you for supporting our bake sale!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME DOWN TO BUNNINGS CARRUM DOWNS TODAY TO SUPPORT US AT OUR BAKE SALE!! It was wonderful to see some familiar faces and great to meet new people that love our rescue! In total today we raised $1,044.40! ***Congratulations to Jessica who won our raffle today that includes a $50 […]

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An Interview with a Foster Carer

The lovely Shannon has taken some time out to answer some questions about Fostering with Sweet Shepherd Rescue. Have a read below to see what Fostering is all about, and why you should get involved if you can! What made you decide to become a foster carer? My partner and I decided to become foster […]

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Extra! Extra! We're Finalists in the Leader Competition!

WE NEED YOUR HELP !!! PLEA TO ALL WHO CAN HELP We are in the community grants program which is judged by votes of people to be in the draw for some much needed funding to help SSRAI, thanks to the Leader. Please Login, select the BAYSIDE leader and vote for us! Please click here […]

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Xena's Story

A successful adoption story, by James Kent and Charlotte Callander How did you come to adopt a dog from Sweet Shepherd Rescue Australia? My partner Charlotte and I adopted Xena (formerly Gigi) in early April 2018 after months of researching different rescues and breeds. After ten days in the pound and three weeks in foster […]

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Sweet Shepherd's Rango

SWEET SHEPHERD RANGO IS LOOKING FOR A FOSTER TO ADOPT HOME You may have already seen our posts to welcome young Rango who is 2 years old. As we mentioned Rango’s story is a rather unpleasant one. Rango was roaming and was then found just before midnight after he had been hit by a car. […]

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Lotti & Helga

Lotti’s sad history was at a puppy farm being used for breeding. Her original name was “Shots!” one that was immediately changed to “Lotti” after Helga took ownership of her newfound dog. On being surrendered by an apposing family member, Sweet Shepard Rescue had been informed of her age, breeding status and conditions she had […]

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8 Reasons Why NOT to Get a German Shepherd

1. You Don’t Like Dog Hair Everywhere This is a very important point. “If you don’t like hair everywhere… YES everywhere”. Then a GSD is not for you. Hair is a major factor that must be taken into account for this breed. They mault and require regular coat maintenance especially if you have a long haired GSD […]

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