Momma’s plight came to our attention thanks to some wonderful animal lovers in New York. They appealed to us to please save her when another rescue group rescued Momma’s puppies but left her behind. Momma had a small army of animal lovers pulling for her safe rescue! She is now clean, vaccinated, dewormed and she will be spayed this week.
Momma appears to be a shepherd / kelpie mix—two great herding breeds known for their wonderful temperaments.
Here are some great insights from her current foster:
Momma has been sleeping in doors for the past few weeks and is completely housebroken. She’s very comfortable with other dogs. She darted after a cat on a walk, but immediately came back when I called her back. She’s the extreme opposite of aggressive so it looked as though she was more interested in playing than attacking! No barking during this moment, just perked ears and a wagging tail.
It’s quite apparent that she was disciplined harshly before leaving her first home. She, at first, was very timid and skittish. Now her pup personality is coming through as she’s become comfortable with her environment. She’s very attentive to her lead. When playis initiated, she becomes very energetic and puppy-playful, but can easily be calmed down again with some slow petting.
She is receiving mild training on leash and has potential to be a great trick dog with the right teacher. She now walks on the left side always, with the base of her neck in-line with my left knee, always close, sits or lays down immediately when stopped. She has even done well with some off leash training, not paying attention to other dogs and listening to her leader.
Momma has a crawl that she does when she wants attention, or thinks she misbehaved.. she’ll crawl toward you, and even “Gimp” crawl like she’s injured as if to gain sympathy and affection. It’s adorable.. by the end she’s laying on her back across you with her belly exposed hoping you’ll pet her!
Momma really is a fantastic dog. You can throw away any typical preconceptions you may have about picking up a new dog with Momma.. She’s not a “shedder”, she’s completely non-aggressive and can be trusted around small children, she has never barked, she loves affection and closeness, not to mention she’s Beautiful to look at.. all around she’s just a really great companion and will make a wonderful friend for many years to come.
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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.