We received a call for help from the Oconee shelter about these beautiful ladies who lived their life at a breeder and were at the shelter in need of rescue.
From the pictures, it's apparent these girls were not cared for the way we care for our dogs. But that's going to change! We know this story too well, after adopting the Lucky 7 dogs last year, and Athena and Juno have now become GSDRGA fosters on the way to a happy ending. But their story has a twist. Once we had them evaluated at out vet, we discovered both had hip trouble and are in need of FHO. (femoral head osteotomy), where part of the leg bone is removed so the bones of the hip joint are not in contact. After surgery both lucky ladies will be pain free and will be able to run and play like a normal GSD (in about a month). Juno has tested positive for Heartworms, so her recovery will be longer.
After a life with little pleasure and fun, it really does mean the world to them and to us that they receive surgery and a second chance at a happy life. Can you imagine your dog in those circumstances? Sadly, most of us probably can because they weren't always living the carefree lives they are now.
Athena's condition is worse, both hips require surgery, so she will be treated first and recover at a foster home. Both will be up for adoption in about a couple months. But they need our help to get well.
Cost of surgery is at least $1500 each for FHO. Then, another $1000 for the Heartworm treatment. Our funds are already very low due to Siri's care, so we are requesting help fundraising to earn $4000.
Please consider donating, or help donate to Spring Fling, since the proceeds will go to vet care. If you can share our Spring Fling ad or FB event to inivite people to the event, it's a big help.
Meet Siri! We were contacted by a shelter about her, she had been hit by a car, multiple times, and was in urgent need of attention. We got her to a vet, thanks to our volunteers, and she was treated in time to receive a good prognosis. However, we also learnedSiri was Heartworm positive. That's a lot for a dog to go through at 1 - 1 ½ years old, but that's why we're here.
Things are looking up for her now though! She is currently recovering from surgery on her back leg when her hip was partially shattered and her knee broken. She should recover fully from the surgery but she spent a lot of time walking on just 3 legs so will have to build up her muscles again and that will take a lot of time. Siri's medical bills have exceeded $2000 and we expect them to exceed $3000. Siri is very sweet and shy and wants to spend all day near her foster mom. She is pretty low key and doesn’t mind just hanging out most of the day or snuggling. She would do best in a quieter home as change and new things can make her anxious. She loves every dog she has met so far and gets along well with her kitty foster brother. She loves to rip the felt off of tennis balls and go for her daily walk in the park. Siri won't be up for adoption until later this Spring, but you can help now. Our funds are very low, so any donation toward Siri's care is greatly appreciated. If we receive $20 from 100 supporters, we have SIri's current vet care covered, so please share! Donors who donate $50 and over receive a special gift from Siri.
Please donate to help this sweet girl www.gashepherd.org. To mail a check/money order, PO Box 785, Roswell, GA 30077-0785.
Roxie is a 6 month old female bundle of love!! She gets along well with all people, dogs, and cats. She is very sweet and affectionate, and would love a family that can give her a lot of time and attention. As a puppy, Roxie will require some work on manners, but she is already house trained and she is very eager to please. She would make a wonderful addition to any family. She's up to date on her vaccines and she has been spayed and microchipped. She is ready to find her forever home!
Samantha ,when you first meet her she is shy and reserved. Once she gets to know you, she's loving, loyal and wanting to please. She's more ball motivated, than food/treat motivated. She is good with kittens, acts real motherly. Great with kids. She's met and interacted with over 25 dogs with no issues. She is a little reserved when first meeting them though.
Striker has a more outgoing personality. He is very food/treat motivated, unlike his sister. He's not the best retriever. He is also good with kittens. Loves kids. He has also met and interacted with over 25 dogs with no issues. His outgoing personality really shows around kids. He's very loving like his sister and loyal, could use a little work with wanting to please.
These 2 are young, 16 months old, and active and will require regular exercise. They can be adopted together, or separately. The best home for them would be one with kids, where they can get plenty of exercise. Both dogs have lived with kids and dogs and were introduced to a kitten. They are up to date with vet care.
Xena is another one of our Lucky 7 dogs - she's a favorite of the volunteers and vet staff. This girl is 11 years old, and is absolutely a darling and one of the sweetest dogs we've ever met - loves kisses and cuddles and gets along with other dogs (so far, she has met her foster brother cocker spaniel, a neighbor's friendly pit bulls through a fence, and another neighbour's chihuahua mix, and has been very friendly and submissive with all of them.) Xena spends most of the day calm and resting, but takes an interest in her surroundings, and enjoys being outside. She can be a picky eater, and her foster found that she likes pureed vegetables with some finely chopped chicken or minced beef. She's a princess now! She deserves it, after the life she's had up until now. Xena is a beautiful long haired GSD girl, as you can see in the first photo, but unfortunately she was so matted and dirty, the vet had to shave her and give her a fresh start - as you can see in her other photos. Her sweet foster mama had pajamas made for her in case she gets cold inside with the A/C, as she's been outside with a big fur coat on for her whole life. Xena will be staying with her foster to get some good nutrition in place, and to help her gain some weight and grow her beautiful coat back in. Xena would be a blessing for any family, and she would show her endless thanks to you with lots of kisses and cuddles. Does Xena belong with your family?
Rosie: Adoption Pending
Meet Rosie, our cuddle bug baby. Rosie is a 12 week old playful and frisky sweetie who will melt your heart. A smart quick learner, she is already crate trained and house broken. She loves squeaky toys, playing with other fur kids whether feline or canine and taking many naps throughout the day.
She was found on a country road all by herself. We are not sure of her background, or if/what she is mixed with.Rosie would make a great little sister to a home with a current family pet. Her current size leads us to believe she will be a smaller framed dog.
Get your application in quick for this little girl because she won't be available for long.
Meet our newest rescue family member, Squire. A shelter near the coast found him abandoned and wandering in a creek bed. These are the after-grooming pictures, his beautiful long coat was very mussed and tattered when we first saw him. He came to us severely underweight (hard to tell with that fluffy coat!), with a swollen abdomen. After being evaluated by one of our vets, he is being treated for a prostate infection and heartworms. His treatment is expected to cost around $1,200. Please consider donating toward his care - every little bit helps! You could also sponsor part or all of his treatment in honor of your pup, or a GSD-loving friend or family member. Squire has the sweetest temperament in the world, and he's great with other dogs and kids. He can't wait to get healthy and find his forever family!! Thanks for considering a donation to our rescue.