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German Shepherd Dog

Reference ID



1 - 2 years



Medical care

I need ongoing medical care



May live with

Secondary school age children.

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Are you right for Emma?

Emma is looking for a fun and dedicated home with adults and older teens (16+) that will be able to provide constant company as she does have separation anxiety. Emma wants to be active and learning, so she'd be a great dog for ongoing training or agility classes. She will need to be the only dog in the home but would benefit from having opportunities to continue her socialisation training with dogs when out on walks. She cannot live with a cat or small furries and will need a home well away from livestock as she has a very high chase drive. Emma is happy to travel in the car behind a dog guard. She is friendly with visitors to the home, although she can be a little over-excited initially but soon calms down. Experience with large breed dogs would be beneficial. Emma is housetrained and sleeps through the night once she has settled into her new environment.

Is Emma right for you?

Emma is a stunning young German Shephard. She is instantly friendly with everyone she meets and is currently learning to keep all four paws on the floor when she says 'hello'. She is affectionate and enjoys a fuss. Emma loves playing with toys especially her ball. She likes to have a game of fetch with you, and she loves to learn new things. Training with Emma will be a joy as she loves her treats and toys equally; maybe her new family would like to take her to Dog School classes to continue her basic training? She has made lots of dog friends whilst at the centre, although she currently finds other dogs very exciting and can be boisterous in her play with them. Emma has Peritonitis when she first arrived into our care and had to have a section of her bowel removed. She is now fit and well but will require medication and a special diet, probably for the rest of her life. Our vet team can provide further information if you are a match for Emma in all other respects.

How our rehoming process works

Thanks for your interest in Emma. To apply to adopt a dog like Emma, these are your next steps.


Create an account and fill out our application form

In our form you can tell us all about your home, your lifestyle and the kind of dogs you’re interested in. You won’t be applying for a specific dog, but you can add favourites to give us an idea of the dogs you like. We’ll use this information to find a great match for …


Choose a rehoming centre

We’ll also ask you to select a rehoming centre. The team at this centre will look after your application and assess you against all suitable dogs in their care. This doesn’t have to be your nearest centre, but you will need to travel there within a few days once we’ve found …


We’ll contact you within seven days

We’ll be in touch by phone or email within seven days of receiving your application to have a chat about your dog search. Then we'll start looking for a great match for you.

We will make two attempts to contact you. If after the second attempt we don’t hear back from …


We’ll keep your application open for three months and keep looking for a match

You won't need to do anything else or apply again for three months. We’ll keep reviewing your application against all the dogs at your chosen centre. Not all available dogs are featured on our website; dogs of all shapes and sizes regularly come into our care, and your …


When we find a match, we’ll invite you to meet them

If we’ve found a dog who seems right for you, we’ll invite you to come and meet them at the rehoming centre.

Some of the dogs in our care will need to meet potential owners several times to get to know one another. This lets us see you’re compatible and gives …


If we haven’t found the right match, we’ll continue the search together

If we haven’t found the right dog for you within three months, we’ll let you know your application is closed. We’ll invite you to apply again so we have up-to-date information about you, and we’ll keep looking.


We’ll support you to embark on a new life with your dog

When we’ve matched you with a dog, we’ll help you welcome them to your home. After adoption we’ll keep in touch to see how you and the dog are doing. If you need any advice or support, we’re just a phone call away.

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North Devon
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