Liam The Lionhearted


Age: 8 months

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Liam the Lionhearted is safe now, thanks to the courageous intervention of two heroic animal lovers who rescued him from a living hell. Liam was used to teach fighting dogs how to get a lust for the kill. Two evil men were letting their dogs take turns attacking Liam as he stood defenseless. He is a gentle and friendly boy who had no instinct to fight back. He had gaping open wounds around his throat and face when he was saved. We have notified law enforcement in the area about this situation. These graphic photos can be seen on our urgent needs page.

Liam is being treated for severe wounds and will be closely monitored at our vet’s office to ensure that secondary infections (which can be life threatening) don’t set in. He had maggots in some of his wounds, which the vet advised us means that some of the wounds were older…Liam had been subjected to torture on more than one occasion. The vet tech told us that she knows it’s painful for Liam when she cleans his wounds each day, but he is always cooperative and grateful. When he is strong enough, he will be moved to a foster home where he can recover in a loving environment.

Liam’s will to survive and the selfless efforts of his rescuers are inspiring to each of us as volunteers. We are proud that there is a GSROC available for him to come to in his time of need. He is not ready for adoption, but we will update his profile soon.

Liam continues to improve under the good care of our vet team. His wounds are rinsed and treated daily and his bandages are changed. He is on heavy doses of antibiotics and nutritional aids to help expedite healing. One setback has been some sort of injury to his rear leg—he is favoring it considerably and we are trying to determine the source. It is possibly some sort of tissue brusing or tearing. We will keep everyone posted as we learn more. The good news is that he is expected to make a full recovery! Thank you to eveyone who is pulling and praying for him.

To apply to adopt Liam, please complete the online 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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