Crista is a beautiful 17-month old pedigreed female from a GSD working line who was surrendered by her owner because she “likes to play too much.” Really! She’s still a puppy, of course she likes to play! We suspect the real reason she was surrendered is because he did not know how to housebreak her. We found that once she overcame her fear of taking care of busines in front of us (usually the result of shaming for poor performance), housebreaking was relatively easy.
Now housebroken, fully vetted, and heartworm negative, Crista is ready for her forever home. A low-prey drive dog, she is somewhat shy and submissive, but becomes a real cuddler once she gets to know you, and sweet as southern iced tea! Recently she completed behavioral training at US Canine to help her deal with that shyness, and is therefore entitled to return for a refresher course as often as necessary - or for fun! - for the balance of her life. She walks well on a leash, loves to ride in the car, weighs about 60 lbs., and she does love to play. She would do well as the only dog in the household of a single person or a couple who is willing to spend the time to train and to socialize her to instill confidence and channel that energy. Crista does has some special needs, but the payoff in loyalty and companionship can be life-altering. If you could be her person, please complete an application right away, and you could have a fur-ever friend in time for the Holidays!
Precious: Available Soon
This poor girl was brought to a rural shelter with an injured leg after she ran away. The owners, who are "breeders," could not afford to get her well. The wound was severely infected and did have maggots inside, so she was not cared for for longer than the owner admitted. Yes, they are being investigated for cruelty.
Precious was taken to the vet, and the shelter was able to raise funds to treat her. As this was a deep wound, they performed laser treatments to heal some of the tissue and save her leg. During her care, we also learned she was HW positive.
Now Precious, leg all healed, is living the good life with her foster as she undergoes heartworm treatment. Please consider donating to cover the costs of her vet bill. Adoption applications are now being accepted for Precious.
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? Thanks to our Sponsors: Amelia & Kitty
Squire: Adoption Pending
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.