Ever get one of those Friday afternoon emergency phone calls? That's how we met Minka..Minka means "strong-willed warrior" and she lives up to her name. A rural shelter in South GA called us about this sweet girl who'd been hit by a car. Her right back leg bone (tibia) was broken in 3 places, and amputation was a strong possibility. We drove her to our vet, several hours away, thanks to the shelter and our dedicated team of volunteers, and .good news, they whisked her straight into surgery and were able to save her leg!
Now for the not -so-good-news. Minka had 2 plates placed in her leg. She will recover in her foster home, on strict bedrest, for the next six weeks. Then, we'll reassess, to determine if additional surgery or physical therapy is needed. Minka's vet care is estimated to cost at least $1600.
Minka is only about 1 year old, and wants to give kisses and get belly rubs. Please help us give Minka the life she deserves!
Warriors Mailing Address: GSD Rescue of GA , PO Box 785, Roswell, GA 30077-0785
Thank You Warriors: Cole, Scout
My name is Ella (but my human Mom calls me Ellie Belly.) About this time last year, my human Dad and Mom worked with the German Shepherd Dog Rescue Group of Georgia and adopted me, my Mom had always wanted a German Shepherd dog. I live out in the country with lots of space to run around and I am a little spoiled if I say so myself.
I have been very happy and was much loved by my human family.Unfortunately, my human Dad passed away very unexpectedly and my human Mom is not able to give me all the activity I need due to her own health condition.She has been talking to me over the past few weeks trying to decide what to do.It is breaking her heart to let me go to another family, but she told me that she loves me so much that she would rather see me in a home and with a family that can give me all I need.I know I will miss her a whole lot but I have a big….big….big heart and I know that I can love my new family just as much.
Let me tell you a little bit about me.I am about 3-1/2 to 4 years old and in very good health.I need an active home.I love to take lots of walks, fetch a tennis ball, play tug-of-war etc.I like to chew on bones, antlers and all types of doggie toys but I NEVER chew on anything that belongs to my human family.I have a good appetite and usually will eat anything that is put in front of me.I love people and like to be pet and brushed as often as I can get it.My human Mom thinks it is very funny when she is sitting on the floor and I crawl onto her lap and sit down.She says that I am a little too big to be a lap dog but I don’t think so.I get along good with other dogs (mostly males) and I have to be the Alpha dog.I get along OK with cats as well. I have met children, but have not lived with them. The one issue that my human Mom is working with me on is letting her know when I need to go outside……I do have “accidents” inside still.
I am a very sweet girl with a lot of love in my heart to give a new family who is looking for looking for a dog like me to become a member of their family.
Hey everybody! My name is Ollie, and I am SO excited to be a part of the GSDRGA family. I was in an Atlanta shelter, and when a GSDRGA volunteer came to meet me, I was on my best behavior and showed her what a sweet and loving boy I am. She pulled me from the shelter, and now I am settling into my foster home. I am great at letting you know if someone is at the door - who needs a doorbell with a boy like me around?? I love to play fetch, and my foster family says I can't get enough attention! I have been working on walking on a leash, and I am doing great! I even know some commands - sit, lay down, shake, and I'm learning new things all the time. The only bad part is I am heartworm positive. This means I will have to go through treatment before I am available for adoption, but I am only 2 years old so I have a long life in front of me and I can't wait to be healthy and find my forever family! From what I hear, heartworm treatment is expensive, and GSDRGA has several dogs undergoing heartworm treatment now, with several more coming in soon that will need to go through treatment as well. Do you think you can donate towards my treatment? That way, we can continue to take in new family members and help all of us GSDs find our forever homes!! No donation is too small - thank you for supporting me and I am excited to meet some of you once I am a healthy boy!
Hi Everyone! I’m Ike. I came to rescue from Fulton County, after being found abandoned in a warehouse. At the time I was a skinny 82 lbs. Now, I’m going through Heartworm treatment and getting healthy and gaining weight. I cannot wait to be a part of your home forever. I will unconditionally love my family. My fosters describe me as a “love bug”. I won’t let you out of my sight. I promise. I follow my foster family members everywhere they go. I will be alright as an only dog or with other dogs and I don’t like cats. I’ve been very lucky to have several foster sisters and a foster brother. Two of my foster siblings were German Shepherds and the other a min pin. We’ve all shared our rescue stories. I like to go for walks and car rides and will like to go with you anywhere you go. I am good walking on a leash and know some commands, like sit and come. I cannot wait to finish my heartworm treatment and join you in your home forever.
Ike should be ready for adoption around September 2015. He is a well behaved dog, he doesn’t get on furniture, sleeps in or out of the bedroom, is house trained and does not like to be in a crate. He will do well as a single dog or with other dogs. He is good with both small and large dogs and will probably prefer to be in a home with another female dog v. male or as the only dog; and, no cats. He will also do well in either a city or suburban environment; and, while he likes to go outside he prefers to be with his person and should not be left alone outside. He likes all people and all attention. His still a young dog and likes to play. He is full of love.
We rescued Katy from a rural shelter all the way up by wine country. She's a sweet pretty girl with classic black & tan markings, about 3 years old. She is large for a female GSD at 75 lbs.
She's had a hard life though, Katy tested positive for Heartworms. When we picked her up, we had no idea how sick she really was. Turns out Katy was a very strong positive for Heartworms. That meant she required a month of pretreatment on antibiotics before she can receive her treatment injection. It's obvious she wasn't tasting up in wine country; someone did not care for her. But that's why we do what we do.
So far, Katy's has been very sweet with people, however she does NOT get along with cats or small dogs. She'd do well
as the only dog, or with another large dog, preferably male.
Meet our 2 new family members, Bear & Lady. Lady is the lighter color dog. Both were rescued from Fulton County shelter and have settled into their foster homes this week, so we will have some updates soon! Look how cute they are riding together.
Since they are both HW positive, they will be long term family members.