Can you remember raising a cherished dog? What was puppyhood like at 10-weeks of age? Maybe lots of chewing, learning to go potty outside, and if your pup was a GSD, waiting for those ears to stand up! May, one of our newest rescue dogs, is a 10-week old puppy, but her journey is not that of a typical puppy who needed rescue. Puppyhood came to a halt when she was hit by a car. But that's why we're here.
May's injuries are severe and without surgery, her prognosis was grim. She was not likely to graduate obedience school, take her first hike, or grow up with kids. As a result of the trauma, she fractured several bones in both legs and two in her spine. It was possible her tail would have to be amputated. She was in a lot of pain; her puppyhood was no longer carefree.
That's when our German Shepherd Rescue of GA (GSDRGA) superheros stepped in. We drove 100 miles to get her to a specialist, to perform surgery to save her legs and tail.
The surgery was successful, but we're in watch-and-wait mode. Because she is so young, long-term, she may have trouble walking or she could have neurological damage. For now, May is alert, and eating and drinking like the puppy we hope she'll be again, so we'll take that as a positive sign.
Because May sustained such serious injuries to her tiny body, her care is estimated to cost approximately $4,000. We need donations to help May reclaim her puppyhood and get ready for adoption, so we're asking for your help. GSD Rescue of GA's funds are very low, so all donations are appreciated. Please share her story so May can go back to being a happy-go-lucky puppy who chews and snuggles as she grows into a best friend.
To donate for May's the vet care, click the donate button below - and thank you!
Lana - Available Now
Lana is a adorable petite girl about a year old; 60lbs and will likely not get much bigger, but fill out.
She came to us as a stray and she was not very well cared for, but that doesn’t stop her from being a super sweet and loving girl. She was covered in ticks, had zero training, not house broken, and a bit skittish and anxious. Her foster has worked on potty training and we think she has it down pat now. She is still learning basic manners and has learned how to sit for treats and has lots of puppy energy.
Lana will need a very active home that will give her the time and patience. She will require someone who will be able to continue her training of learning how to be the best dog we know she can. Lana didn't even know what a toy was or how to play with them but she is learning quickly. She is still a little scared of her foster dogs but you can tell she wants play with them but she is just unsure.
She will do best with a regular routine and lots of walks/exercise. She would do fine with other dogs but needs to be properly introduced, but she would also do fine as an only dog, as long as she gets the time and attention she needs. Also, a home with older children would be preferred as we are still working on her jumping up on people and being a little mouthy. She has also been around cats and is fine around them. She is a very smart, sweet girl but needs a firm, but gentle hand to correct her.
Pachino - Available Now
No Scarface (and not spelled the same way), our Pachino is one handsome boy! A stray, we can't imagine how anyone allowed this playful pup to get away. Pachino is about one-year old, has been fully vetted, and a nasty ear infection has complexly healed. Thanks to our great foster, he is crate-trained, solidly housebroken, and is working on minding his manners. He gets along great with other dogs, but judging by his reaction to squirrels, he would chase cats. Good with older children, but his enthusiasm might inadvertently knock a young one down. While he loves to ride in the car, play with other pups, and go on walks, cuddling is the favorite activity for this velcro-boy. Are you swayed by a pretty face? Get your application in now!
Oso: Availble Now
Oso, Spanish for bear, is a wonderful dog who knows how to have fun and whose antics and intelligence will make you smile, if not belly laugh. He was originally surrendered to our rescue because he was heartworm positive and his family could not afford treatment; once treatment was complete, he was adopted. Unfortunately, his adopter can no longer keep him, so he has been returned to us and is looking for his forever home.
A true velcro dog, but with no separation anxiety issues, Oso is a strong, confident 5-year old male. A great companion, he requires little attention or petting, but he is very loyal and will want to share your adventures. He's equally at home on a 5-mile hike, going for a run on the beach, or just chilling. He gets along well with other dogs, but he would probably chase cats. Although his original owners had children, we think he would be better in a home with no children because he was not raised with the children; instead, he was kept outside on a chain - for four years! This smart, handsome boy deserves better than that. Because of his intelligence, he requires an adopter who has lots of recent dog experience, preferably with GSDs, and who may be able to give him a job to do.
Our Rescue prides itself on finding the right fit for every dog, believing that not every dog is right for every home, but that there is a home that is right for every dog. If you think you might be Oso's perfect landing spot, we invite you to complete an adoption application and come meet him. You'll be glad you did!
Demo: Available Late Summer
On May Day, we received this handsome fellow into our rescue. A five-year old male, Demo knows basic commands, is housebroken, is good with other dogs, and loves to play fetch! He is heartworm positive and will be available for adoption once his treatment has been completed later this summer. However, it's not too early to put in your adoption applicaiton for Demo and/or make a donation to help defray the cost of his heartworm treatment.
Greta is a three-year old female who came to us from a rural shelter. This sweet girl is good with people, other dogs, and also cats. She is currently living with one of our fosters, undergoing heartworm treatment, and will be available for adoption later this summer. More details will be posted as they become available. In the meantime, please consider donating to help defray the costs of Greta’s hearworm treatment.