A local animal shelter received a call that a dog was laying on the golf course – possibly injured or worse. When they arrived, they found this poor girl so exhausted, all she could do was lift her head. Her feet are burned and painful, she has infected puncture wounds on her neck, she is covered with ticks and has badly infected skin.
Even though physically she is very ill, she has a gentle personality and calmly allows herself to be treated. Poor girl, she is overwhelmed with her situation.
Our vet has examined her and she needs costly medications and treatment to start her on the road to recovery.
Harper has been seen by our vet. WOW! He tells us she is actually a YOUNG dog – between 1-2 yrs old. Hard to believe, isn’t it?
She still need costly antibiotics due to her infected puncture wounds & skin patches. The burns on her feet are infected as well, it appears she ran across burning asphalt, or perhaps she was burned….. However, he believes, with time & care, she will recover. That is great news……..now we have to heal her spirit. This girl has endured a lot.
She went to the vet this last week. They are very happy with her progress but she still tested positive for mange. So, more meds & baths for at least 2-3 more weeks. Her eyes look really good but they did not remove the stitches yet. Since she still has mange, they are concerned that there could still be some swelling.
She’s a velcro dog, loves to be right next to me. She’s a really sweet dog, appreciates any attention she gets. She’s acting more like a puppy & loves to play with toys!
She’s looking really good! Most of her fur has grown back, we think she’s beautiful!
Can Harper count on your support? Please send in your tax deductible donation to help this sweet girl return to full health.
female If you would like to meet Harper, 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.