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About Orla

German Shepherd Dog (GSD / Alsatian)
2 to 5 Years


Orla is a 5 year old Shepherd who was trained for the Police but sadly sustained a break to her carpal joint before completing her training so has now taken an early retirement. Her obedience is police standard and her drive is what you would expect from a working GSD. She loves tracking and is exceptionally good at it. We have videos to show off her skills.

Type of home needed

Orla will need an active home. She does enjoy her chill out time on walks and loves natural enrichment. She is highly motivated by food and toys. She has some ongoing training needs that will need to be continued in the home. As she settles and builds a bond with us, she is becoming increasingly affectionate, she will need owners who can give her time. Orla has previously lived with a male dog and we may consider the right dog but would prefer her to be an only dog.

More about me

Orla is looking for a very experienced Adult only home who will keep her mind occupied through a job or a hobby such as tracking, search and rescue or IPO. she cannot do agaility unfortunately however she is very agile and can walk a substantial distance without showing signs of lameness. To enquire about rehoming Orla please email [email protected] an address it for the attention of Barbara.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Orla, who is based at Newbury. Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. To start the rehoming process you will need to go to a rehoming centre for a quick chat. Please find information below about what to expect during the rehoming process. We hope to see you soon.

  1. The average time between visiting a Rehoming Centre and taking your new pet home is just eight days. Every circumstance is different but this brief guide lets you know what you will experience when you decide to rehome a dog from us.
  2. The rehoming centre is your gateway to finding your new pet pooch. When you arrive at the centre you will be greeted in reception by a friendly face.
  3. During this first visit we will take a few details from you so we know what you are looking for. You will be able to visit the dogs and we'll advise you on how to find the right dog for your circumstance and that your circumstances will work for the dog too.
  4. We would like you to get to know your chosen dog before you take him home so, if you have any other dogs or family members, you may need to bring them along for a further visit to ensure the whole family is happy with the decision.
  5. The fee for rehoming a dog is £150 (£140 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees),for puppies its £150 adoption fee plus a £45 Dog School fee but every dog is vet checked, microchipped, and neutered as well as a very cool Dogs Trust lead and collar - so we think it's a good deal!
  6. On rehoming your new dog from Dogs Trust you can receive 4 weeks' free insurance from our partner Petplan, this covers your dog for any unexpected illnesses and injuries, for further details and to activate your 4 weeks' free trial visit the Petplan website.
  7. So now you are ready to take your new pal home, just one more step which is a pre-adoption talk. This ensures you are aware of the responsibilities of dog ownership and reminds you that we are always here when you need us!
  8. Get in touch with the centre your dog is located at to arrange a visit.
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Dogs Trust Newbury
Plumb’s Farm
Hamstead Marshall

RG20 0HR

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Opening times

Monday 12 – 4
Tuesday 12 – 7.30
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12 – 4
Friday 12 – 4
Saturday 12 – 4
Sunday 12 – 4


01488 658391

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