Knight is a gorgeous 4 year old boy who has known trauma in his life. While playing frisbee, he fell into an empty spa and broke his back! We were heartbroken when we heard this news and made room in our lifeboat for him. Knight has spent time in rehab determined to overcome this injury. His triumphant return shows his spirit and true GSD-like determination. When this boy decides he is going to achieve something….he shows true grit until he does.
Knight can walk, run and jump now – but he really needs to keep all 4 feet on the floor. You see – Knight truly believes he can fly! But, we all know he can’t. He needs a loving family who will care for him and not let him get hurt again.
UPDATE: June, 2021
We’d like to RE-introduce you to Knight! We are thrilled to see that he is doing leaps and bounds better – literally! Check out his latest video where you can see his happy and bouncy self. Knight is ready to find a home and family who will love and cherish him. He has lots of love to give and deserves a safe and loving home.
He currently has a unique gait but gets around easily and pain free and no longer needs a sling to move around.
He will need proper exercise and activities, just like all Shepherds! He enjoys chasing a ball and the garden hose and playing with his toys. Knight loves people, but thinks that other dogs might take some attention away from him so a one-dog/many-human household would be ideal for him.
We believe he is now ready to move into a foster home. Could that be you?
Please click on the Foster tab above for more information.
UPDATE: March, 2021
Finally! Knight is doing so well! He is gaining strength every day, and continues a strict routine of light exercise, cold laser treatments, and physical therapy. His spirit is STRONG and his body is rapidly becoming so as well. Knight has a sweet spirit and likes people. He would love to finish his recuperation in a foster home.
Watch his video to see Knight in action!
UPDATE January, 2021 –
Knight’s surgery was completed and he is now able to walk on all 4 legs with a sling support. We are so happy with this progress! However, he is not out of the woods and needs continued quiet bed rest with sling support. His shoulder continues to give him problems and “popped” out of joint again. We are awaiting our vet’s determination to see if further surgery is needed.
KNIGHT was recently adopted and taken home by his new family. Just 2 hours after arriving home, he suffered a tragic accident. While chasing a frisbee tossed by a family member, he leapt into the air to retrieve it. He came crashing down into the spa with a spine chilling shriek. He could not get up. Knight was rushed to the vet with a dislocated shoulder and paralyzed rear legs! It appears that he suffered a ruptured disc which wrapped around his spinal column. The prognosis was grim. His new family then turned their back on him and told us they wanted nothing more to do with him. In addition, they refused to assist with his financial needs.
We could not take our backs on Knight and we ensured he got the treatment and surgery he needed. He is now in a GSROC foster home and working to recuperate.
male If you would like to meet Knight, 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.