What we do
Since 2014 LUOSKO German Shepherd Dog Rescue has been helping stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs that, through no fault of their own, need a second chance - irrespective of their age, or medical conditions they may have. We also help owners in crisis who need to surrender their dogs, giving them peace of mind that their dogs will be re-homed responsibly.
Our rescue centre
In 2019 we moved to our current base of operations in Cheadle, Staffordshire. Our centre currently has 23 rescue kennels, 4 Isolation Kennels and 4 Emergency Kennels. We also have two exercise paddocks, an indoor enrichment and training room, and a grooming room. We are on the doorstep of thousands of acres of fields and woodlands in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands.
We currently help around 100+ dogs a year and as well as re-homing to pet based homes from our rescue centre. We also work with other rescues and establishments, including Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Armatus Risks Security, Staffordshire Police, Manchester Police Dogs and H M Prison Service for the more difficult dogs that are better suited to a working home. This enables us to significantly increase the number of dogs we can help.
LUOSKO German Shepherd Dog Rescue in the community
We feel passionately that our role is not simply to deal with the consequences of irresponsible ownership, but to also tackle the root causes and reduce the number of dogs needing to access the animal welfare system. We also believe in the valuable pastoral and therapeutic role that dogs can play in our local community.
We therefore offer one to one training, socialisation and we also hire out our Freedom Field for people to exercise & train their dogs in a safe and secure environment.
We are committed to helping both dogs and people. We offer supported volunteering and employment placements at our rescue centre, working with third sector organisations representing disadvantaged groups.