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Rehoming Dogs

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  

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 Information Form (download, Save & 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 (download, Save & Send) and return it to us, and then contact the following: 

GSDCV Rehoming Officer:  Email us or ring Judy on ph 03 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.


We are seeking a new home for Mia, a five month old female pup, preferably with an owner who has prior experience with a German Shepherd. She recently went to a new home where she was to live with three other dogs but is not fitting in well. Unfortunately one of the dogs is quite small and Mia is being very unfriendly with it. This may be due to lack of experience with other dogs.
She is not accustomed to children, cats or small animals, and it would be recommended that she be the only dog in her new home. Mia is fully vaccinated but is not spayed due to her age.
Mia is an outgoing but very excitable pup that has had some obedience training but would benefit from further training. 
Free training certificates to use at your nearest GSDCV Branch will come with Mia.
Ring Judy on 9796 9842 or 0437 994 212 if you are able to welcome this young dog into your home.
Zac is an almost seven year old lively, strong dog who loves people. He needs a home with someone who has had experience with and knows the German Shepherd Dog. Currently Zac isn’t easy around other male dogs, small dogs or cats. He has had obedience training in the past and would benefit from further training as he is responsive to a knowledgeable handler. Zac is black and tan, desexed, fully vaccinated and on heartworm tablets. He is accustomed to being a house dog so is house trained. Travels well in the car. Ideally Zac will go to an experienced dog handler, who has had and trained Shepherds and wants an active dog. Please ring Judy on 9796 9842  
Nawab rehomed- thanks to Ken who was able to give this young boy a new home so quickly!!   He is an almost two year old desexed black and gold male needing a home as soon as possible. He is a family dog, used to children, but has no experience with cats.

Mateo – has a new home and a new dad !!.

He is a lovely three year old dog looking for a new home. Little is known of his early years as he was surrendered to the Pound when he was two, but it is known that he is pedigreed dog. Mateo currently lives with two other dogs in a family with teenage children. He is an affectionate dog that enjoys being around people and playing all those great dog games. He loves the attention!  He is friendly when meeting other dogs and people when out walking. He is good in the car but so far hasn’t travelled long distances. Mateo has no medical conditions and is a friendly dog to be around. His current owner feel they can’t give him the attention he needs and would love him to have a home where he will have the care and fun he deserves. 


We have two black and tan seven year old dogs seeking new homes. The male Simba and female Nala are currently in kennels having been surrendered by their previous owner. Both are friendly dogs, in good health, although Nala will need some ongoing treatment for an elbow. Neither has been around children or cats so would best be in a household of adults with no cats or other small animals. They don’t appear to have any vices, but would benefit from some obedience training. Both are microchipped, vaccinated and neutered.


If you feel you could offer a new home to either or both of these dogs please ring Sylvia on 0407 362 319 or email on 


Walker - has a new home !

Walker is a wonderful five year old male seeking a new home.

He is a very friendly dog and a big softy - he loves cuddles and having his belly rubbed. Walker loves playing fetch, but isn’t that great at bringing the ball back. He is fine with dogs, cats and other animals. He has always been around children and loves them.

Walker hasn’t ever shown any behaviour problems and is an easy dog to live with. He does have a bit of an allergy that can cause ear problems but this is easily managed. 

Walker is desexed, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped. He is an indoor dog but happy to spend time outside. He is housetrained. 

Ring Judy on 9796 9842 is you feel you can give Walker a new home.


Shelby - has a new home !
Shelby is a nine and a half year old female Shepherd urgently in need of a new home. Her mum and dad are returning to Canada and had arranged a new home for her but unfortunately these plans have fallen through at the last minute.
Shelby is a laid-back girl accustomed to living inside. She loves playing and going for walks but mostly enjoys being with her family. Shelby is fine with visitors and children, although she hasn’t ever lived in a household with children. She gets on with other dogs as long as they don’t rush at her. She has never shared her home with another dog so would be best suited as the only dog. She is speyed.


Albert - has a new home :)

 he is a 3 1/2 year old black and tan entire male who is seeking a new home. He is a placid dog, but does enjoy a lot of attention. He loves going for his daily walks, playing games and just being active. He loves water and can swim very well. When left alone at home he needs things to keep him occupied, soft toys, balls etc. He doesn't like cats, but is good around children. has a new home

Pebbles is a four and a half year old bitch desexed. Pebbles has a great temperament and will make an exceptional companion. She is good with older children but a little quick on her feet for the younger ones.

Rocky - has found a new home !!

Rocky is a five year old black longcoat German Shepherd.  He is a happy and loyal dog, full of energy and extremely playful. He has not been neutered. He has never shown aggression to any person or animal, and is good with kids of all ages. Rocky grew up with two young girls and has been taught how to behave with them. Rocky gets on well most dogs.