Sweet Tessa

Please Sponsor My Vet Care

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County received an urgent request from a distant shelter:  A 12-week-old puppy with serious injuries had been left in the shelter drop box under the cloak of darkness.  The puppy had terrible wounds over one-third of her back, ticks from head to tail, and a raging infection due to the untreated injury.  She had been dumped like unwanted trash when what she needed most were a loving heart and caring hands.  Naturally, couldn’t turn away.

We have named our newest arrival Tessa, and we have promised to give her a bright future.  In addition to the wounds on her back, Tessa has a deep wound on her rear leg that is causing her to walk with a limp.  Currently, she is at our vet, where she is being treated for her injuries and undergoing tests to determine the extent of the damage.  We suspect that she might have gotten caught under a vehicle or fence to incur this kind of injury.  Estimates for her hospitalization, testing, skin repairs and medication are in excess of $2500, additional expenses are a possibility, should she require surgery to repair her leg.

We know that times are especially difficult for everyone right now, and we don’t like to have to return to the well to ask for help.  But the success of our organization rests entirely on the amazing supporters who see suffering and feel compelled to act.  With your help, we can provide Tessa with care and comfort so that she can enjoy the happy life that all puppies deserve.  All donations are deeply appreciated, regardless of their size.  Will you please help Tessa with a gift of any amount?  Let’s turn Tessa’s life around by working together!

Sweet Tessa
If you would like to meet Sweet Tessa, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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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.