Ziggy is a cute little puppy who suffered a broken leg and fractured pelvis after being hit by a car. The shelter notified us that due to overcrowding, he would be euthanized if we could not save him.
Our volunteer dropped everything and rushed to his side. although he is in tremendous pain, he is a friendly guy and gave our volunteer lots of puppy kisses! He settled right down in her car for the long ride home. He knew better days were just over the horizon.
UPDATE 10/11/2013 Ziggy’s injury is more severe than we originally thought. Our vet says this means his recuperation will be longer and more complicated than originally thought. All donations, regardless of amount are greatly appreciated.
UPDATE: 12/16/2013 – Ziggy is doing very well in his foster home. His leg has healed and he makes friends everywhere he goes. He is almost housebroken and gets along well with the cats in the neighborhood.
UPDATE: 1/3/2014 – Ziggy is doing well, but may need one if not more surgeries to correct the injury to his leg. He is a sweet boy who will need a quiet home – he will not be able to run marathons or be an exercise buddy.
Ziggy needs a second surgery on his hip to reduce his discomfort. He came to us with some mal-formed bones and as he has grown, the bones will need to be reworked. Our vet would like us to have this work done within the next 2 weeks with a surgery estimate of $1500.00
including xrays. We looked in our pockets and found that they were empty, but we don’t want to delay Ziggy’s surgery. We need help from our fellow shepherd lovers so that Ziggy can finally find his forever home!
male If you would like to meet Ziggy, 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.