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. 


To contact Vigil please email us.  We're having problems with our phones at the moment so while we sort it out, please email us at rehoming.vigilgsdrescue@gmail.com  Thank you. 

VIGIL GSD RESCUE HAS MOVED!!!!  9 October 2018.
Please read the following Statement from Vigil Trustees


Unfortuantely, we are not able to offer any work experience placements now or in the near future, except for those on veterinary science degree courses.   

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     

Thank you everyone who continues to support us on Easyfundraising.com.   There's now an incredible 105 of you joining in and raising funds when you shop or search online.  And you've helped raise over £1500 :-)  There's over 2,700 retailers you can shop with (at no extra cost to you, they give a percentage of your purchase price) - 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...

Vigil GSD Rescue's dogs are now located at Von Wolf Kennels near Horley.

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.