Weber is a gorgeous black shepherd, approximately 9 months old. He was found running stray by a young lady, who just happened to be the daughter of an employee of the local shelter!
Weber had staples along his spine, and scars on his face, but unfortunately we don’t know what happened to him because he’s not talking! He has huge webbed feet (Hence his name), and his front left paw has either grown improperly from lack of nutrition, or was a birth defect.
This does not slow down Weber! He is still all puppy and loves to be pet and chew on things!
Weber went to see a specialist, It was determined that he has Panostitis in his back leg, and may outgrow this. One of his back legs is already straining his cruciate ligament which might need knee surgery down the road. Surprisingly, his hips are very good!
Weber’s biggest problem is that both his elbows have dysplasia, which will likely need surgery in the future. His front left paw has carpal hyperextension.
Webber has been described as “an orthopedic train wreck” by one vet and as being “put together with lots of spare parts” by another. Who ever was responsible for bringing Webber’s litter into the world had no concern for health and genetics, as most of Webber’s joints are very mal-formed. Ideally, he needs TWO ACL (knee area) surgeries, and one operation on his elbow, but right now, we are not able to fund any of these. We need to raise $5,000 to put Webber back together correctly–and right now, that figure is daunting. We need to start a savings account for Webber now so that we can plan for his surgery in the future.
male If you would like to meet Weber, 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.