Our dedicated volunteers were able to get Athena to a vet swiftly, but unfortunately, many of her puppies had already perished. Through bottle feeding, our team was able to save 5 of the puppies, who are now happy and healthy. Athena tried her best to be a mommy, but she had a painful condition called mastitis, as well as a nagging infection that tainted her milk.
Just when we thought that Athena was strong and ready for adoption, our vets noticed some large lumps that needed to be removed. We’re thrilled to report that the lumps were benign, and that Athena has a clean bill of health. Athena is a great dog for a family with children. She is a natural! She is medium-sized (about 55 pounds) and very grateful for affection.
Athena is currently residing in a foster home with other friendly dogs so she would be extra happy to have a canine playmate. Please don’t overlook our sweet little muppet, Athena—she has been through so much and now it’s her turn to enjoy life!
To arrange to meet Athena, please complete the online application first and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com for more information.
female If you would like to meet Athena, 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.