At break of day, the Private Investigator returned to the site. It’s early Sunday morning and perfectly quiet at the edge of a rural community. No sign of the dogs. The P.I. tells her two white German Shepherd Dogs to wait & steps out of the vehicle. “Puppies,” she calls. Two heads pop up, and a beautiful but thin pair of dogs come running to the woman they stopped on this road the day before. They were so close together as they approached her that she thought they were tied together. The female German Shepherd Dog buries her head to the withers between her rescuer’s knees, tail wagging and her relief clearly visible. The big happy male Doberman waits his turn for hugs at this happy reunion. The two white Shepherds look on from the vehicle and understand that these two strangers are in need, then watch curiously as the Doberman cautiously climbs in first; the GSD will not enter until her companion is safely on board. “Ok, we’re all in, now let’s get you to a safe place,” the woman says with a joyful sigh.
The pair has been named Duke & Duchess for good reason. They are “gorgeous specimens of their species” says an attending Veterinarian, and they are turning heads everywhere they go, even though they are both about 10 lbs underweight. The dogs are smart, sweet, well behaved. They know verbal commands & hand signals and played well with the other large and small dogs at their temporary foster home. Duchess showed little interest in the cats and horses. Duke was curious about the cats; both dogs great with the kids. Duchess likes to swim and knows her way around a swimming pool. Duke is a big leaner, loves to cuddle & responds to praise. He may have had less training than Duchess before they were separated from their home.
We’ll never know for sure, but we believe that Duke has been with Duchess since he was a puppy. The pair is deeply bonded and should be placed together. Duchess is the alpha. Both are protective of each other.
Duke & Duchess were clearly well cared for and someone probably paid a good price for each of them. We have searched extensively for a lost or stolen dog match with no success. Sadly, neither dog had tags or was micro-chipped. Duke is approximately 2 to 3 years old and should weigh about 85 lbs. Duchess is approximately 3 to 5 years old and should top out at about 75 lbs.
If you are interested in meeting this beautiful pair, please complete our on-line application and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duke and Duchess
both If you would like to meet Duke and Duchess, 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.