Tony is almost 7 years old. He is a great companion who loves his people and has a very strong desire to please. He is so smart and learns very quickly. He knows all the essential commands and walks well on a leash. He loves to learn new things especially if treats or toys are involved. Tony's ideal forever home would be with a family with a big fenced yard and lots of time to play ball, hide and seek, tug-o-war, go on car rides, and cuddle. He needs an family that has experience with working dogs (GSD, Belgian Malinois, etc.), he will test the rules and enjoys having a job. He would like to have a doggy brother or sister to keep him company when his people are not home, LOTS of toys, and his own soft place to rest. Tony does scratch when he is nervous and has some separation anxiety. He has sensitive skin and may have skin allergies which require a special diet. He really loves his kids and would like one (or more) to play with but they should be sure on their feet (4+) and dog savvy. He is very pushy when meeting new animal friends. So his forever home should be cat free since cats don't like pushy drooling dogs. Tony is fully vetted and ready to meet his forever family! Get your applications in today for this big, handsome boy.
Bill (full name Bill Clinton, but we're on a first-name basis) is a friendly mix of what seems to be predominantly German Shepherd and Golden Retriever. He is about 3 years old, and he was rescued from the Fulton County shelter where he had been on the 'short list' for euthanasia. His temperament is laid back, sweet,friendly to strangers (male and female), and he smiles when he's happy ,which seems to be most of the time! He's a lover who thinks nothing of climbing up on your lap if you let him. He loves to be groomed and petted and he minds well when there are few distractions. He is currently being treated for heartworms, so will not be available for adoption for a couple more months. We haven't been able to have him around other dogs yet, but the ones he's seen from a distance appear to be safe from teeth and claw, and the shelter gave him a good report on dog friendliness! He doesn't seem to mind his imposed inactivity during heartworm treatment; he's a good sleeper and a good lounger! He has been neutered, is house broken, is up to date on his medications, and has even learned how to use our doggie door! This handsome boy is a total catch. Get your applications in for this friendly and happy pup today!
Meet Schwartz. He came to us as a stray from a local shelter. He is such a sweet boy and loves to give kisses. He is neutered and up to date on all his vaccines. He is heartworm positive but has begun his treatment. He will be available for adoption after the new year. He is a big boy who will be active but is very focused and wants to learn and please his people. His ideal home would be were he is the only dog in the house. He is not particularly fond of sharing his time with other furry friends. He is house broken, crate trained and know basic manners and training.
Dottie is our newest rescue dog, she came to us from Cobb County Animal Control. She was brought in in very bad shape; she has probably been on her own awhile. How could someone do that?
All four of her paws were swollen, she has a broken tooth, her left eye is likely infected, there is some discharge, and her teeth are covered in tartar. She's very skinny, about 50 lbs., but a sweet girl who looks pretty in pink.
Dottie probably has a skin allergy so we will get her on a high quality diet and treat her with medication. She is being spayed and having her teeth cleaned, before going to her foster home. She will be ready for adoption once we know some more about her.
Dottie's care has cost us about $300, so far, and may cost more, depending on the extent of her allergies. We are looking for sponsors for her. If we had 6 sponsors for $50 each, or 12 for $25 each, her care could be covered.
Special thanks to Dottie's Sponsors: Karen, Mark and Penni Johns.; Lupina
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.
Mia - Adoption Pending
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.