We were told by the shelter that Sully had a “slight break” of his rear leg. The shelter treated him with Rimadyl, a very mild oral pain reliever, and sent him home with us. When our vets examined Sully they were horrified to see that Sully had TWO complicated breaks of his rear leg. There was no doubt that this brave little puppy was in tremendous pain but the shelter either didn’t notice or didn’t care.
Sully was treated by the best surgeons at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego, but unfortunately, the breaks were too severe to repair. The leg was amputated and Sully is recovering very well from his traumatic ordeal. Because he’s a puppy, he is expected to adjust very well to his new situation, particularly since he wasn’t using the broken leg at all anyway.
If Sully’s story touchs your heart but you are not in a position to adopt him right now, please consider making a donation to help offset his very expensive surgery. Sully owes his veterinarians more than $1700, so your gift in any amount would be truly appreciated. Please click on DONATE to pledge your gift for Sully.
Sully is currently in a foster home. His recovery is going very well! It’s hard to keep him still! He is ready to go to his forever home. If you are interested in meeting him, please complete the online application first and then contact Berrysheetmetal@aol.com for more details.
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.