Unfortunately in the rescue world Hans’ story is becoming more and more common, another victim of abandonment. A realtor discovered him while inspecting a foreclosed house. When she walked in the backyard, she was startled to find a German Shepherd. It only took a few seconds to realize he was a very sweet friendly boy starving for affection and food. His family literally packed up and left him behind, leaving him on his own for several weeks.
The lady talked to the next door neighbor who was surprised to hear he was still in the backyard. They never heard a peep out of him. Several people told the lady to “just leave the gate open for him to fend for himself”. Instead she took him to the Animal Shelter to check for a microchip which he didn’t have. When she was told the shelter was full and he would probably be euthanized, she made the decision to return him to the abandoned home. For several weeks she visited, fed and even brought him an igloo to sleep in. Each time she walked to the gate to leave, Hans would follow her to the gate and put his paw around her ankle to stop her from leaving. She said it was heartbreaking to have to leave him behind.
This special lady made calls to several rescue groups. Once GSROC heard about Hans, we couldn’t say no. Hans’ guardian angel brought him to our adoption event so we could all meet him. We were surprised to see how well he was considering his situation. He actually needs to lose a few pounds. He appears to be a very happy and friendly boy, wagging his tail and giving kisses to everyone who petted him. He was great with the other dogs at the event, even the small ones. We’re not sure of his age but appears to be 3 to 4 years old. His teeth are in great shape and no gray on his muzzle. When he is neutered, the Vet can better determine his age.
Hans is in need of some TLC. He has been neglected for some time and he is obviously sad and confused. We are seeking a special angel to sponsor the cost of Hans’ vaccines, neuter surgery, deworming and general exam. To pledge a gift in any amount, please click on DONATE and indicate that your gift is for Hans.
As we learn more about Hans’ special traits, we will update his profile. Please check back soon. If you would like to learn more about Hans, please go on-line and fill out the application and/or e-mail JOHNANDEBHANCOCK@aol.com.
male If you would like to meet Hans, 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.