I'm Recovering!

This poor boy was hit by a truck, has a broken leg, tail and multiple injuries. The vet believes he dragged himself for over a mile, searching for help.

His kidneys were in failure and our vet worked very hard to save them. We are thankful that he was able to fight back. Apollo is a fighter and we are determined to remain by his side helping him to get better.

This was a tough day for Apollo as his epidural catheter came out so they have to manage his pain with general medication again, which makes him droopy and not wanting to eat. We think we have overcome the infection scare for the time being. Next step is surgery on Thursday to stabilize his pelvis, which is broken on both sides. Please send him telepathic healing and strength, and donate, if you can, to help us restore him to the magnificent creature that he was meant to be

Apollo is resting today after his big surgery. He is being fed via a tube). Our vet said surgery was very delicate but they are very happy with results. The wound is healing better than expected, cells are regenerating and tissue looks healthy. In a few days, they will try to use a sling to see how his broken leg is doing. That will need to be addressed next. He is not out of the woods yet, but he is making progress!

We had gotten so accustomed to Apollo making progress, we were thrown for a loop when we got this news. He has developed an infection in his heart and now needs antibiotics and IV therapy! This poor guy – he was doing so well – this setback was just totally unexpected. Please keep him in your prayers. Vet was crying as she delivered the news. HE IS NOT SUFFERING and we will not allow him to. This is a very serious and strange twist in his long journey.

Apollo is eating his kibble, but only if it’s soaked in chicken broth. Today they referred to him as a “bit of prima donna”!!! GOOD! That shows spunk and character! They are trying to get a photo of him standing up, but so far they have not been able to. Still not certain when the surgery to close his wound will be, but possibly early next week. His vital signs are good, he’s a model patient and everyone loves him. They are working on an “exit plan” for him to leave the hospital and come to OC for the rest of his care. More as we learn more.
Needless to say , the costs for him continue. Thank you for all who are helping him! All donations, regardless of the amount are greatly appreciated

Apollo is also doing quite well. His kidney values are improving and his urine production is slowly getting back into the normal range. Whew. He continues to be a miraculous dog by everyone’s account. We are hoping that he can be released in 2 weeks to come to OC for the remainder of his treatments/recovery. Cross your paws!

APOLLO continues to make progress and is slated to return to Orange County. He can now walk without a sling & loves to be outside in the sunshine. We are looking for a qualified foster home to care for this brave boy. Interested? Please contact us at info@gsroc.org.

APOLLO is back in Orange County! He is very thin and is having some issues with his bladder. He needs some procedures done to assess the issue, but needs to be cleared by a cardiologist first. He is walking well now.

Apollo is currently in a foster home, but still needs a forever home to call his own! If you are interested in meeting him, please fill out an application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

If you would like to meet Apollo, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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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.