Welcome to Vigil

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 are proud to be one of the few rescues in the UK that will take on problem dogs and work with them for us long as it takes to ensure the dog can be re-homed successfully. Vigil German Shepherd Dog Rescue is a registered charity run by the board of trustees.

Find your dog today

German Shepherds Dogs that need a loving home

We always have dogs that need a loving home. Visit the ‘Dogs Needing homes‘ page or click the ‘Find More’ button below to view the full list.



If you'd like to adopt a dog from Vigil please send us an email giving your full address and phone number to rehoming.vigilgsdrescue@gmail.com or call us on 07487 809343.



Vigil German Shepherd is ran entirely by unpaid Trustees & Volunteers. If you can help in anyway you can please get in touch.



On average, it costs £8 a night to keep a dog in kennels – and there’s the cost also of vets fees, micro-chipping, transporting dogs, insurance for our charity – so it all adds up. Any fundraising you can do would be gratefully received.


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Happy Endings

Successful Rehoming Stories