Welcome Miss Gina to the GSDRGA family! Volunteers at a shelter in south Georgia reached out to us about this sweet girl who came in as a stray over the summer, and we couldn't resist helping after hearing about what a wonderful temperament this girl has. She will be the perfect pet for any household, whether she's the only pet or not - she is an angel with other dogs and cats, and she adores kids. She has the most easygoing temperament, and she is very smart and eager to please, which makes her perfect for first-time dog owners. She has a very gentle nature, walks great on the leash, and is working on her basic obedience commands. She's been through heartworm treatment, and is fully vetted and up to date on everything. Gina has had a rough life and has endured heartworm treatment like a champ, and she wants nothing more than love and attention from a family to call her own. If you've been on the fence about adopting, this girl will make you fall in love. Get your applications in today!
Meet Sam! This fella is estimated to be between 2 and 4 years old. He is an incredibly mellow dog, completely house broken, and gets along great with other dogs, cats, and children. Unfortunately, Sam does have heart worms, and will begin treatment in the next few weeks.
Sam needs a home where his people have plenty of time to spend with him. He does not do well at all in a crate due to what we assume is separation anxiety. When his people are home, he loves to just hang out and will come by for the occasional head scratch or belly rub. He is most content with low key settings, and doesn't seem to have an interest in playing fetch or other high energy activities. This dog will be a great addition to the right family!
Meet Nos ( short for Nitrous Oxide) new rescue dog. Last month, we had a sorority, this month a fraternity! Nos is our third "brother" we rescued this week. He's from Fulton Co. shelter and is Belgian Malinois with some GSD mixed in. He was named for Nitrous Oxide, since he is very high energy. Luckily, he put the ball in his mouth to take a picture.
We think he's around 7-12 months old. He'll need an active home and would probably enjoy swimming, hiking or agility. We're learning more about him as he settles in too.
Jack is a handsome Male GSD on the larger side, about 80 lbs. He was found running with another dog dragging a leash,and taken to the Dalton shelter. No one came for him so we took him in. Soon after his journey with us started we learned he was HW positive. We will get him treated over the next few weeks, after he's settled in. He also has an upset stomach. We think Jack is 2-3 years old.
So far Jack has been friendly to everyone he met and likes dogs. He walks fairly well on a leash but we don't think he's had a lot of training, he's getting used to the crate. He's a little scared walking on tile floors. As we learn more about him we will send updates. He's going to be a great buddy for someone.
Mia is the baby of our GSDRGA family! She came to us from Fulton Co. Shelter. Her owners never came back for her. We don't understand how they could do that to all that preciousness, but that's why GSDRGA is here.
Mia is about 3 months old and from the size of her ears, you know she's going to be a big girl! Shortly after coming home, Mia began coughing and sneezing, so we got her to the vet, where she was treated for kennel cough.She'd been in the shelter a few weeks, and is very young, so not a surprise to us.
The next day, she went downhill quickly. We discovered she had pneumonia and a fever of 104.2! Around 100 is normal temperature for dogs so Mia was in serious condition. The XRay showed her lungs were full of fluid. She's on very strong antibiotics, which seem to be working, since she ate a little yesterday and her fever is down. She's on fluids and IV antibiotics for at least another few days but she's expected to recover and go home next week. What a trooper!
Mia has managed to look cute in her cone despite being very sick;)
Mia's illness has put a dent in our funds. Her care is expected to cost between $500 and $1000. The antibiotics that she's taking and hospitalization are costly. Please consider donating to help her at www.gashepherd.org, or by mail to PO Box 785, Roswell GA 30077-0785.