Faith’s tiny puppy body sustained serious injuries when she was hit by a car. Her rear leg was mangled and she had bleeding behind one of her eyes.

When we got her to our vet and he opened the bandage on her wound, one of Faith’s toes literally fell off in the bandage. This told the vet that a serious infection had set in and that the only way to save Faith’s life was to amputate her leg. She is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning and we are scrambling to try to find the funds to make this operation possible.

We have learned from experience that dogs have the ability to learn how to manage on 3 legs and we have confidence that Faith will be able to lead an active, healthy life once her wounds are healed.

UPDATE: 8/13/07 Faith has had her amputation surgery and is recovering nicely in a foster home. We had to move quickly before infection moved through her body, so the vet performed the surgery on credit for us. She is already up and around and learning to balance comfortably on her 3 legs. Now, we are scrambling to pay for the costs of her operation. Can you help with a gift in any amount?

Faith will be available for adoption the week of 8/27. She is looking for someone extra special who will look at her beautiful personality, not at her missing leg.

To learn more about adopting Faith, our 3-legged puppy, please complete the application first and then contact for more 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

  • 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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