Natalie was crammed into a small cage in a shelter “isolation” room when a keen-eyed volunteer spotted her. She had an injury or birth defect to her front foot, so she was not available for the public to meet or adopt! If not for our volunteer, Natalie would have been another statistic on the shelter’s euthanasia list purely because she has a ‘different’ paw.
Thankfully, Natalie is now safe and sound in our care and we will be taking her to a specialist to have her foot examined. We suspect that this was an injury that was never repaired and it doesn’t appear to be causing her any discomfort. Natalie was named after the Olympic athlete, Natalie du Toit, who qualified for the Olympics despite missing a leg. She didn’t let her handicap stop her from achieving her goals, and neither does our Natalie!
Natalie loves to play with other dogs of all sizes. She is looking for a home with at least one other dog that she can be buddies with. Natalie also loves to be around children, she seems to connect with kids. She always seems to have a smile on her face!
To arrange to meet Natalie, please complete the online application first and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com for more details.
Natalie du Toit
female If you would like to meet Natalie du Toit, 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.