Age: 3 years

I Like Kitties!I Need A Playmate!

River is approximately 3 years old and not very happy to have to wear a splint on his leg while he recovers. Just try keeping a teenage shepherd quiet and contained–it’s not easy. This boy is adorable, complete with his soft ears and his big, soulful eyes. He seems to be saying, “Get this thing off my leg” in every photo that we take of him.

We do know that he’s a good friend to small dogs and large dogs alike and that is would make his life complete to have some children to look after.

10/26/08 UPDATE
River has taken a turn for the worse. His foot has become infected and several of his toes may need to be amputated in order to save the entire foot. River is on IV antibiotics as well as oral antibiotics and he must stay at the vet’s office for daily wound treatment. Just when we thought he was turning the corner, the infection set in and his health is very compromised. Please help us to help River if you are in a position to give any amount, large or small. His life depends on it.

UPDATE 12/15/08
River would like to let everyone know that thanks to all your good thoughts and his beloved Dr. Reid we were able to save his foot. He now gets around like the playful pup (and a huge pup) that he is. River is a darling boy that loves everyone he meets.

If you are looking for a Golden Retriever trapped in the body of a German Shepherd, River is your boy. River loves to play, he adores other dogs (big and small) and is great with cats. River adores kids but being a big goofy puppy himself might knock over very little ones.

This boy has the sweetest temperament you could ever ask for…

To arrange to meet River, please complete the online application first and then contact Shawngsdrescue@aol.com for more information.

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

  • Adult GSDs: $395
  • Purebred GSD Puppies: $495
  • Mixed GSD Puppies: $395
  • Special Senior-to-Senior Adoptions: $295
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.

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