I'm Special!Volunteer Favorite!SPECIAL UPDATE!

Perseus, or Percy for short, is a handsome young Sable boy of 8 months. He was born 10/11/08 to AKC parents. He has had a rough start in life. At 5 months old he was purchased by a family from a Breeder. When the family took him in to be neutered, it was discovered that he has PDA, a congenital heart defect that can be corrected with surgery. When the family told the Vet they didn’t have the money to do the surgery and would have to return Percy to the Breeder, Advanced Critical Care contacted GSROC for help.

We all know what the outcome would be if GSROC didn’t step in to help. Percy would have been immediately euthanized by the breeder or dumped at a local high kill shelter to take his chances. So even though GSROC doesn’t have the money to pay for the surgery, we’re trying to save this precious baby’s life. We’re asking for your charitable donations to perform the much needed surgery for this young puppy. The Heart Specialist says he needs his surgery ASAP or he will die within the next few months. After surgery, he will live a long healthy and normal life.

Percy is an extremely friendly and gentle Puppy despite this hardship. When he was purchased by the Breeder, he was dangerously underweight and incredibly submissive. But with love he has gained over 20 lbs and has become a genuine sweetheart.

Percy doesn’t really show any signs of his heart condition and most of the time he’s active, but he is just as happy to sit down next to you, put his head on your lap, and go to sleep. He is very well-behaved and is currently living with another dog and 3 cats. He is also housebroken. He knows basic commands, such as “sit” and “go outside.” He may be shy around strangers at first, but warms up rather quickly; once he bonds with you, he will always be by your side.

Time wasn’t on our side so we moved forward with Percy’s surgery. He is recovering well and he’s ready for a quiet, loving forever home. Percy would love a gentle playmate as he is still a puppy. He is also still seeking help with his staggering vet bill—in excess of $2500.

09/01/09 Update

Percy’s surgeries were successful and he continued to do well in his foster home. He gets along with all dogs, ignores the horses and loves his daily walks. He even gets to go to work with his Foster Dad. He’s getting lots of socialization and obedience training. He’s learning to be a puppy and romps around his big property. The Heart Specialist said Percy has no restrictions and can live a normal life. Currently he’s still on heart meds and has a murmur. This can be corrected in time as his heart minds but if not, he may need to be on meds for the rest of his life.

If you would like to give Percy his forever home please fill out the on-line application or contact Let’s give this young life a chance to blossom.

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 Our adoption donation is minimum $350.00 plus $25.00 for microchip for adult dogs and $450 plus $25.00 microchip for puppies 1 year and under. 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.