After the success of last year's calendar, we again have GSDRGA calendars available for sale for $25.00 each, including mailing via USPS, and we have just a few left! The calendar features gorgeous photos of some of our favorite furry friends, and all proceeds go to help cover the medical expenses of our foster dogs. Simply click on the PayPal link below to order your calendar.
To order more than one calendar (and we hope you will!), please add the quantity in the Notes section of PayPal, as well as the mailing address for each calendar you want to have sent, and donate in multiples of $25 for each calendar. Or, to pay by check or money order, mail payment to GSD Rescue of GA, PO Box 785, Roswell, GA 30077-0785.
❤️ THANK YOU! ❤️
A huge thank you to the generous donor who recently made a substantial contribution to GSDRGA in honor of TUCKER, one of our alumni, to cover the medical costs of our rescued dogs! Your generosity will enable us to rescue more dogs, thereby making a meaningful difference in the lives of the dogs and their adopters. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Be Eko's Valentine
Here's a brain teaser for you: this guy's name is Eko. Can you guess what his health-related issue is?
No joke, Eko (for echocardiogram) is a six-month old guy with a broken heart - literally! Born with a heart abnormality, he needs surgery planned for the middle of February. He was diagnosed with severe pulmonic stenosis and tricuspid dysplasia. The right side of his heart is not functioning normally. The surgery involves inserting a long catheter with an inflatable balloon at its tip across the narrowed valve. The balloon is inflated at the area of narrowing to dilate the blocked heart valve tissue so his heart can work normally. Widening the narrowed valve, allowing increased blood flow through the valve will decrease the work required by the right side of the heart to move blood forward. We think his chances for recovery after surgery are good. Can you find it in your heart to help his?
Estimated cost of Eko’s surgery is $3500-$4000, please be his Valentine..
For those of you who have been following the progress of the puppies and their sire, Milo...
No longer hairless, emaciated, and flea-covered, Milo is now being cared for by a wonderful, loving couple in Savannah. He is currently undergoing heartworm treatment, but has recovered from his other illnesses. Not only is he is loving his cushy new life, he also looks better. Not as handsome as he will be in another few months, but much improved! A quick study too: he took to his bed, toys, and doggy door with relish!
Special thanks to those who have donated to help defray the medical costs incurred by Milo and his five puppies: Chris Knight, Selin, Shadow, and Buddy, and in loving memory of Marley.
About Our Rescue
Our mission is to find loving permanent homes for abandoned and surrendered German Shepherd Dogs in Atlanta and surrounding areas. All of our beautiful German Shepherd Dogs have been rescued from area shelters or surrendered by their former owners. They are currently living full-time with foster families in the Atlanta area until permanent homes can be found.
All of our dogs are examined by a veterinarian, up to date on their vaccinations, checked for heartworm disease and treated if needed, and either spayed or neutered prior to adoption. All of these dogs have spent time with their foster families training to learn basic commands as well as leash walking. Almost all our dogs. with the exception of young puppies, are housebroken and crate trained.
Spending time in a foster home rather than a shelter allows for socialization of the dogs with new people and other dogs, which helps us to understand the dog's personality and temperament. Knowing and living with our foster dogs on a day to day basis allows our foster families to determine what type of home would be best-suited for their individual foster dog.
Our foster homes have no more than one to three foster dogs at one time, so our dogs do truly live "as part of a family". All our foster dogs also spend a minimum of two weeks, usually more in their foster home so they can be observed for any undetected health or behavioral problems as well as get adjusted to "family life" again.
A $350 adoption donation is requested for adult dogs; although we rarely have puppies for adoption, their adoption fee is higher. These monies are used to offset the costs of providing veterinary care and sterilization for our rescued dogs.