Amigo was starved and left to die. When we became aware of him, via a network of animal lovers, we were shocked when we heard about his condition. We then saw the photos and our hearts just broke. Amigo is nothing but fur and bones right now. He was so weak, he could not even walk. Our transporter had to put together a group to carry him to safety.
Amigo was rushed to the vet where he is being evaluated. Our checkbook had already taken a big hit before we became aware of Amigo, but we could not turn our back on such suffering. Can we count on your support to help fund his care? We need to raise approximately $2000.00 to cover his vet bills. He will need expensive antibiotics, IVs, X-rays and other vet therapies to stabilize him. Please send in your tax deductible donation to help Amigo.
UPDATE October 26, 2016 – It appears that Amigo has several tick born diseases (Erlichia and another one) that he is being treated for. These exacerbated his anemia. His red blood cells are not regnerating yet, and if they do not do so by the end of the week, he will require a transfusion. His demeanor is sweet and forgiving. He thumps his tail when people visit him.
UPDATE November 26, 2016 – Amigo has gain a few points, but he is still emaciated – although we are feeding him 3 times/day at our vet instructions. His weight is being monitored to ensure he is able to get all the nutrition he needs. He is still slated for surgery for his oral abscess. However, the vet says he is not strong enough for that yet. His sweet personality remains. He loves when our volunteers come by to visit and give him a quick pat.
His care remains expensive as he needs frequent vet visits, special food and medications. Can he continue to count on your support?
male If you would like to meet Amigo, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.
Adoption Application If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, you may submit an application online or via fax. If you choose to send a fax, please download the Adoption Application here in PDF format; fill it out and sign it. You can fax it to us at 714-773-9430.
Home Visit Prior to any dog going home, we do require a home visit to ensure that your environment is safe and secure. Once your home has been approved, the adoption can move forward.
Adoption Donation In light of the rising vet care costs associated with Giardia tests and boarding at vets, we are raising our adoption donation for adult GSDs to $395.00 starting on July 1, 2021
The adoption donations for other dogs will remain the same — $475.00 for purebred puppies, $375 for mixed puppies. (On a case by case basis, e.g. senior for senior, we will place a senior for $275.00 with a senior.)
This donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law and helps to offset the costs that we have incurred for the dog’s care and housing during his or her stay with our group. The minimum adoption donation does not entirely cover the investments that we have made in the dogs, so if you are in a position to give more, we would be honored to receive your additional donation. All adoption donations go directly toward the needs of our dogs.
All dogs adopted through GSROC are spayed or neutered, current on their vaccines and de-wormed. Because the minimum Adoption Donation rarely covers the costs associated with each dog, we ask that adopters who are in a position to give additional funds do so at their discretion.