Auggie is “double darling” as one of our volunteers would say! He is a happy, silly, 8 month old boy with a plush coat. With the disturbing diagnosis of dysplasia given by the shelter vet, we rushed Auggie to our own vet for a second opinion by a shepherd expert. Guess what? Auggie’s hips are FINE! He has a slightly twisted bone formation in his pelvis, possibly a trauma incurred in the birth canal, or possibly from being stepped on by his mother as a day-old pup. Additionally, Auggie has no tail—probably part of the malformation of the pelvis. We think this gives him a unique and endearing look! The great news is that our vet says that in the majority of cases, dogs this young outgrow the pelvic twist as they mature and build muscles in their legs! We were so excited to hear that Auggie is not in pain and that he can lead a normal life. Not only that, but there is a better than average chance that he will outgrow his wobbly gait (but he won’t grow a tail!) No surgery is appropriate—he is what he is and he is enjoying Life!
Auggie is a typical teenaged shepherd who needs obedience training and loving leadership to mold him into a fine adult dog. To learn more about Auggie, please complete the online application first and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com for more information. Better yet, come visit him at our adoption event next weekend! See our EVENTS page for details!
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 Our adoption donation is minimum $350.00 plus $25.00 for microchip for adult dogs and $450 plus $25.00 microchip for puppies 1 year and under. 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.