GSDRGA has just rescued five 9-week old puppies from a backyard breeder in Conyers. Covered in excrement and visible worms, these sweet babies are at the vet's now for evaluation, so the extent of their problems is not yet known. At the very least, however, they will need all of their immunizations, de-worming, ear mite medication, and wound care - in addition to spay, of course. And baths!
We also brought the sire into rescue, and he is sweet as can be but a real mess physically. Ten years old and he has never had any vet care, been on a walk or even been out of his back yard, poor guy! Because he has always lived outside, he was covered in flea bites, which resulted in a horrible infection infection. Despite all his problems, however, the vet believes that with time and TLC, he will make a full recovery!
Can you help with even a small donation to cover some of the vet care for these dogs?
Roger: RIP 20??-2019
Those of you who occasionally visit our website may remember Roger, brought into our rescue with heartworm by one of our foster volunteers who saw all his wonderful possibilities. A very sick dog from the start, Roger passed away yesterday from complications of heartworm disease. Our hearts are broken: he had come so far and had just completed treatment. The photo on the left was taken in early July; the photo on the right is more recent. Although he is gone, we hope his life will serve as a stark reminder of a nasty disease that is totally preventable with one monthly pill!
Thank you to Roger's awesome foster, Meg, who showed him nothing but love and kindness in his final months. We are glad he did not pass without knowing you.
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, primarily to offset the costs of providing veterinary care and sterilization for our rescued dogs.