10 year old Rex was picked up by animal control. He had been attacked by roaming dogs and is in very bad shape. He is extremely thin, approximately 37 lbs. Hungry, injured and ill, Rex was about to give up hope.
GSROC rushed him to our vet and he is being evaluated. He will need costly antibiotics, IVs, xrays and vet care. Any and all donations are needed to help this boy. He needs our help and needs it now.
2/16 UPDATE FROM THE VET:
Blood tests revealed that Rex is anemic, possibly due to his injuries. His liver and kidney values were borderline normal, and he is only slightly hypo-thyroid. He has a condition known as “dry eye” and his tear ducts are not producing moisture, so he is being treated for that. He may need to receive eye drops for the rest of his life to keep his eyes properly lubricated.
Most concerning is the swelling of Rex’s throat. Our vet believe that whatever animal attacked him grabbed Rex by the throat and shook him violently, causing some damage to the larynx/vocal box. We have authorized cold laser therapy to reduce the swelling and he is also on medication to reduce the swelling. If the situation doesn’t resolve in a week, exploratory surgery is recommended, but we hope to avoid this if possible.
Rex has an inoperable tumor in his throat, but this boy doesn’t know that. He is loving life in his foster home and would love to find a permanent home. Follow his adventures on our Facebook page
Throughout all of his treatments, Rex remains cheerful and easy to manage. We think he has been starved for attention, so he loves being right in the middle of it all!
male If you would like to meet Rex, 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.