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Ziggy arrived in very poor condition, with all of her bones showing.  Some preliminary testing revealed a congenital condition called Mega-esophagus, meaning that she cannot properly swallow her food without special feeding arrangements.  Thanks to a very dedicated foster family, Ziggy has learned to eat in a special chair that facilitates swallowing.  She’s taken to her Bailey’s Chair like a champ, and she’s already gaining weight.  This girl likes to eat now that she can keep her food down!
Her foster family was concerned because she was so thin and the cold weather appeared to be bothering her.  So, they bought her some colorful pajamas and Ziggy let everyone know she quite enjoys being the doggy fashionplate of the household.
Ziggy loves to be held & will follow people around, in hopes of getting petted (which usually works). She loves to run & play with her foster brother & sisters and will initiate play.
Ziggy can live a full life if her adopter follows the proper protocols for Mega-esophagus, including providing her with multiple small meals a day, rather than one or two larger meals.  She will always require the feeding chair, which will accompany her upon adoption.  To learn more about making Ziggy a member of your family, please contact berrysheetmetal@aol.com for details.

If you would like to meet Ziggy, 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 Our adoption donation is minimum $350.00 plus $25.00 for microchip for adult dogs and $450 plus $25.00 microchip for puppies 1 year and under. 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.