Tara (Cefni German Shepherd Rescue, South Yorkshire)


Tara is a very beautiful German Shepherd girl of around 8 years old. She was handed in to Cefni German Shepherd Rescue about a year ago and is still waiting for her forever home.

Poor Tara has had a tough past and she’s been let down by the people she trusted. She arrived as a cruelty case; very underweight and submerged in cold cooking oil which had completely soaked into her ears and fur.

Tara shortly before she arrived in care.

After a long period of TLC, a good diet and plenty of baths to de-grease her coat and clean her ears, Tara is looking so much better. The rescue staff have been feeding her on GSD Royal Canin to ensure she gets all the right supplements, oils and minerals, so she’s looking in tip top condition now. The green tint caused by the cooking oil has completely gone, and her coat has a lovely glossy sheen to it. Imagine how much better she must feel – no wonder she is smiling!

Tara likes being around people she knows and trusts. Although she’s settled into the hustle and bustle of daily kennel life and is used to other dogs moving around, kennel staff passing back and forth etc, she will do so much better in a calm home environment where her true personality can really blossom. She thrives on structure and routine and needs an understanding person to guide her.

Tara is a super intelligent girl and she loves learning new tricks. She is easy to train and always eager to please, so she will make a wonderfully loyal companion. Tara thoroughly enjoys being out on walks in the country. She can be reactive to other dogs, a common trait with German Shepherds, but her lead work has come on very well so she can be handled nicely in a head collar or figure of 8 lead.

Although Tara arrived with some food aggression issues, this is improving on a day by day basis. It is still work in progress and the rescue says she has some good days and some grumpy days, but they believe Tara will be more relaxed once in a home environment with an understanding owner.

Tara has a delightfully cheeky personality and she loves to play. She was spoilt for choice at Christmas when she received lots of prezzies from her fans!

I had loads of toys at Christmas! If only I could find a forever home.

Tara has put the horrors of her past behind her and is trying to move on. She’s looking for an adult-only home without cats or other dogs, and a calm, confident person to show her what the world has to offer. Lots of walks, love, TLC and a daily routine will keep her happy, and a happy Tara is a joy to behold.

“Oh human, you do make me laugh! I love you!”

Tara has no known health conditions and her coat and ears are very clean now. She has recently had a season and will be spayed shortly and before she is rehomed (the rescue didn’t want to put her through the stress of the op when she first arrived).

For more photos and videos of Tara, please visit her Facebook kennel blog.

If anyone would like to foster Tara with a view to adopting, the rescue would be happy to discuss this in more detail.


If you think you have the right home for Tara and would like to enquire about her, please conact Cefni German Shepherd Rescue as follows:

Tel: 01623 624 068 or 07894 881 484

Or to fill out their online adoption form click here.

Please mention that you saw Tara featured on the Oldies Club website


This replaces Tara’s original Oldies Club page dated 20th June 2016.

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