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dog walk 




We are having a fun dog walk on the 2nd July at


 Ashcroft Farm
Ashcroft, Woolsery,

Bideford, Devon. EX39 5QU.

The grounds are fantastic and have some rare plants Vicky will be glad to give a talk while on our walk .
All dogs welcome.
Aim to arrive around 10.30.

The walks will be staggered from 11.00 onwards

so if you cant get there for 10.30 don't worry you wont miss out.

There will be 2 walks available all marked out for your convenience.

Walk 1 a short walk of around 30 minutes.

Walk 2 a longer walk of around 1 an a half hours.

When you get back there will be a bbq.

After you have had a rest then its time for some fun with the agility

A fully trained agility teacher and a wonderful course all on site for your dog to have a go.

Then back for afternoon tea.

PRICE £10.00 per person this includes.
A swgsd lanyard with walk information pack per couple
A burger or hot dog, homity pie for the veggies
A beautiful swgsd rosette for every dog that completes either walk
Afternoon tea of scone jam and cream or victoria sponge, tea or coffee


Fun dog show rosettes for all the winners 50p entry a class

children under 13 walk for free

There will be a small charge for the agility and every dog will get a rosette for having a go.
There is a camp site for those wanting to make a weekend of it



There will be a raffle, rescue clothes, dogs toys and leads available on the day








Welcome to the home of South West GSD and Dog Rescue

We are a non-profit organisation based in the South West of England dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of German Shepherds,related cross-breeds and other dogs in need.

Please feel very welcome to wander around our site at your leisure. Information on the dogs we currently have in rescue can be found here, as well as details of our Adoption Process which includes an outline of our re-homing conditions.

How we do what we do:

Except in the most extreme of circumstance and dire need, we don't do kennels.

Sociable creatures that need to be at the heart of a family, we don't believe that Shepherds do at all well in kennels, and so have built our Rescue on the goodwill and support of an army of volunteers all across the country that provide foster homes for the dogs in our care. Yet more supporters and volunteers provide transport to pick up and drop off dogs in all corners of the UK and help out with the home-checks needed for every potential new foster or forever home that comes along.

We are always looking for more volunteers, whether to help with fund-raising, home-checks, transport or provide foster care for dogs in need. Our ability to make a difference is constrained only by the goodwill and resource of those that step forward to help; the folks that step forward to make a difference with us.

The Rescue covers the transport costs, veterinary fees and food bills for all of our dogs in foster care. All we ask of a foster home that they provide a safe and loving environment for the dog, time and attention, feeding and walks. We take great care in selecting the right dog for the right foster home, great care in ensuring each can meet the other's needs, and provide continual support and advice until a forever home is found.

Your help can make a massive difference, and we feel the rewards are huge.

If you think you can help, in any way, please get in touch.

Fundraising for the SWGSDR

If fostering is not for you then don't worry as there are many other ways in which you can help the rescue dogs by joining in with our very freindly and very active fundraising team. We as a rescue are always looking for ways to raise much needed funds for all the vetenary costs, food bills, etc... that we incur in providing the best care for our dogs. So if you are creative with ideas as well as having a flair for anything else then come and join us on one of our awareness stalls or join in one of our many sponsored events - even if it's just to make the tea! 

If your not that way inclined and just want to make a simple donation then please use either the link here for Goldengiving.com 


If any of you shop online, which is highly likely in this day and age, then we would greatly appreciate if you would sign up for easy fundraising and register our rescue. this helpful little site costs you nothing but means the world to a little rescue like ours. The link is down below.


All donations are gratefully recieved.

And elsewhere:

We have a very active, very friendly Facebook Group dedicated to our Rescue that is a great place to keep track of our activities, ask questions, seek advice or generally natter about all matters dog related. Please don't hesitate to apply to join the Group, the only real admission criteria is a shared passion for our dogs and what we do: