I need a home!

Welcome to the Vigil GSD Rescue website!


Vigil was founded in 1984 and is a registered charity that rescues and re-homes German Shepherd Dogs throughout the UK. The rescue is a non-profit organisation that is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, and we rely totally on donations from the general public to keep the rescue running. 


We need a foster homes for 2 of our dogs urgently.  Find out more about Lady here and Rocco here 

Our Christmas Party

Our Members' Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 29th November  from 12:30 to 4pm at the same place as last year, at the King George V Hall, Browns Lane, Effingham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 5ND Effingham.   Click here for more info  


Your online shopping is helping our German Shepherds    

Thank you so much if you've chosen to support Vigil GSD Rescue as your charity when you're doing your online searching or shopping with Easyfundraising.com.  Collectively, you've raised nearly £730 to help our wonderful German Shepherds :-)  It's free to register for Easyfundraising, and your support if you're shopping won't cost you anything extra!   Every month new people are joining up to support us - which is making us all wag our tails!  Click here to find out how things are going and how you can get involved & help German Shepherds this way.


Trustees Stella MacNay and Nicola Scott have been on Eagle Radio, telling listeners all about Vigil GSD Rescue, what the charity does, and how you can help.  Click here to visit Eagle Radio and listen to their broadcast!


Used stamps   Please save your used stamps to help our German Shepherds - every stamp makes a difference.  Collecting your stamps has raised well over £200 for us so far :-) Find out more here...


I need a home!

From the first day Vigil began operations we boarded dogs at Treetops Kennels in Guildford and we are thrilled to still be operating from Treetops.

We are proud to be one of the few rescues in the UK that will take on problem dogs and work with them for as long as it takes to ensure the dog can be re-homed successfully. 

You can support our efforts to help German Shepherds by making a Donation  or  by sponsoring a dog if you are unable to adopt.  You can also help as you shop online, through Easyfundraising.com by choosing to support us.  You can also become a member

 Details of the dogs looking for homes can be found in the Dogs section of the website and also check the Forum for feedback on individual dogs from the Trustees & walkers.

If you wish to contact Vigil regarding adopting dog, volunteering or if you know of a dog that needs our help, please click on the Contact Us link above.