Big Easy


Age: 12-16 months

This sweet and handsome youngster was found at the Superdome on or around Sept. 14th, which puts him out on his own for about seventeen days. Just imagine how lost and lonely he felt, not even able to begin to comprehend what was going on around him.

In spite of all this, he remains very friendly but cautious with certain men. Until we get to know him better, we’re recommending an experienced shepherd owner. He gets along well with other dogs and even cats.

His story unfolds similar to our other Katrina Hurricane rescue Ashanti. Big Easy was fortunate enough to end up at Hearts United for Animals in Nebraska where our good samaritans, Tom and Colleen Ford found out about him. After a phone call to us, he was on a plane to our welcoming arms.

We have made a commitment to Big Easy. We will rally and find him his forever home where he can settle down and enjoy life as some lucky person’s devoted companion.


One of our volunteers noticed Big Easy limping and seems to be in pain. We took him to the Vet and after x-rays, our worst fears became true. Big Easy is suffering from hip dysplasia and surgery is required.

As if this poor boy hasn’t been thru enough in his short life, now he is faced with hip surgery.

The Surgical Specialists in Tustin agreed to do a total hip replacement on Big Easy at a reduced price so we scheduled his surgery for March 7th. During the pre-surgery tests, they discoverd Big Easy tested positive to heartworm. His surgery was postponed indefinitely until his heartworm is treated.

This deserving boy just can’t get a break. On March 14th, Big Easy had his first of three very painful heartworm shots. It had to be given in his muscle and monitored.

We desperately need the funds to pay the $650.00 fee to treat his heartworm. The second shot is scheduled for April 14th.

Update: Big Easy successfully completed his heartworm treatments, then was diagnosed with hookworm. Finally Big Easy is on his way to a healthy and happy life. GSROC received a call from a caring Shepherd owner. He read Big Easy’s story and paid for his expensive heartworm treatments. GSROC and Big Easy would like to thank this very generous person for his kindness and generous heart.

Unfortunately, we’re still trying to raise money for Big Easy’s hip surgery. Any dollar amount will help.

If your interested in finding out more about our special boy, please fill out the on-line application or contact JOHNANDEBHANCOCK@AOL.COM.

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

  • Adult GSDs: $395
  • Purebred GSD Puppies: $495
  • Mixed GSD Puppies: $395
  • Special Senior-to-Senior Adoptions: $295
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.

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