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. 



Thank you to everyone at Pets at Home in Farnham!

A big thank you to everyone who we met at Pets at Home in Farnham today, especially those of you who bought the Support Adoption for Pets raffle tickets - it was great to meet you all and your wonderful dogs, and to hear tales of your pets, be they cats or dogs, rabbits or others!   And thank you to all the staff who made us feel very welcome - we did appreciate everyone's support.   


Our Fun Day Dog Show

Our Fun Day Dog Show took place on Sunday 17th July 2016 at the King George V Hall and Playing Fields, Effingham, Surrey, from 12 midday to 4pm.  Click here to see the photos   


Trustee Stella MacNay

It is with great sadness that we let you know that one of our Trustees and Treasurer, Stella Young (nee MacNay), passed away on Friday 24 June 2016.  Stella had been fighting cancer for some time.  We will all miss her enormously.   Our thoughts and condolences go to Martyn and her family.  Stella's funeral took place on Thursday 14th July.  You can make a donation in her memory  please click here for more information

Dogs needing homes
You can find out more about our German Shepherds who need to find their Forever Home here 

Your online shopping is helping our German Shepherds     

Great news!  Thanks to your wonderful support for us, those of you who have signed up with Easyfundraising.com and chosen us as your charity have raised a fantastic £880 :-)   You can search and/or shop online with Easyfundraising.com and you sign up for free.   We now have 77 people who have chosen us as their charity - so a big thank you everyone!  Click here to find out more from Easyfundraising.com and to discover how you can help.

Used stamps  
Please save your used stamps to help our German Shepherds - every stamp makes a difference.  Collecting your stamps has raised well over £230 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.