Porshe was found starving and shivering in a parking lot by GSROC team members. They coaxed her into the car and got her to safety. Porshe was ravenous. She had no collar, chip or tags and was dragging boulder sized tumors from her belly. It appeared that she had had a recent litter, in spite of her age. We have posted flyers, ads, contacted vets, etc. but no one has claimed her.
When we rushed Porshe to our vet, we learned that she had multiple mammary tumors and mastitis. She required immediate surgery to give her some relief. She is currently receiving medication and warm compresses to help her feel better post-surgery. We await biopsy results on the tumor. She seems very tired from the challenges that Life has dealt her, so she sleeps a great deal of time.
GSROC was not expecting this guest or this expense, but we knew that she needed help. We couldn’t turn away a dog in such terrible shape. She has had her surgery, but her vet bill remains. We are asking for donations to help us repay the vet who is helping her to feel better. Can you spare a bit for sweet Porshe? We want to give her all the love and good care that she has never experienced in her past.
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.