At SSRAI, we understand that sometimes situations arise when our beloved family members need to be re-homed. It is very dangerous to advertise a dog as “free to a good home”. There are some horrific stories we deal with regularly, as do most rescue organisations.
We will always take surrenders here free of charge. This is to prevent them ending up in the wrong hands. We however do not have the facilities yet to take on aggressive surrenders. We do and can work with medically unwell GSDs, emaciated, nervous, food aggressive and untrained GSDs. We will, where possible, sit and work with the problems the owner is experiencing with the aim to keep the GSD and owner together.
If we believe we can help you with your issues we will work with you instead of just taking your surrender, especially if your in a difficult situation. This is to keep your family member in their happy normal environment. Sometimes we all just need a little help when things get hard and we can provide you with the help and support to prevent surrender, and as a last resort can take your GSD and find them a perfect home. If you ever need us we are here to help.
This process is simple and non judgemental. If you have a GSD that you would like to re-home, please contact us to explain your situation, we will then review the information and if we are able to help you we will.
Please be aware that we do not take dogs that have the following issues:
- Deemed illegal under Victorian BSL
- Are not dog friendly (the severity to be assessed)
- Bitten or harmed humans and are undergoing trial
We must ensure that the safety of our carers, their families and their pets is top of mind at all times.
Once we agree that we are able to assist you with re-homing your GSD, there are 3 very important steps that we will need to undertake.
- Surrender forms need to be completed.
- The Microchip Change of Ownership form needs to be signed.
- We have a discussion with you regarding what needs and training your dog has and also discuss your reason for surrender.
We will then place your dog into foster care where they receive all required vet work and are housed until a suitable adoptee has been found.
You can contact us to discuss your current GSD and to see if we can help your current situation.