Gentle Ben

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GSROC got the call about a dog in dire need of our help. Well, all we can say is this description is an understatement! We were shocked when we got to the shelter and saw the shape Gentle Ben was in. He had been dumped in a high kill shelter – his fur is missing in patches and even worse, he appears to have skin ulcers on his face and eyes.

Gentle Ben just laid on the floor of his kennel – his entire body language saying he had given up. He was in pain and broken hearted. How could we say no to him? We placed him in our van and whisked his to safety. We are now awaiting the vet’s assessment and treatment plan.

UPDATE: February 12, 2017 – Our vet says Gentle Ben has an autoimmune disorder causing ulcerative sores on his face and eyes. We can only imagine how painful this has been for this poor boy. We are now sending him to a vet that specializes in this disorder so Gentle Ben can get the treatment he needs.

Can he count on your assistance? Please send your tax deductible donation to help this poor dog.

Gentle Ben
If you would like to meet Gentle Ben, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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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.