Bill's one of our newest family members. He's almost GSD, but whichever breed his other half is from, it's lovable. He's great around dogs and people.
Fulton Co. Shelter told us about Bill (last name Clinton lol) and asked for our help. He is HW positive, and has caught a respiratory infection, so he was set for euthanization, since the shelter was full and he was sick. That's where we worked our magic to rescue Bill and also his shelter mate Schwartz, who was facing the same fate.
Bill is in his foster home and will receive his HW treatment after he is feeling better. Schwartz is also HW positive and has a respiratory infection, but he is still feeling under the weather, so he will stay at the vet a little longer. He's camera shy for now.
Because we have generous supporters and open fosters, we were able to help not one but 2 dogs this Monday. Both should be ready for a forever home by the holidays. This is why we do what we do.
Pretty girl Amelia is so thankful to be a part of the GSDRGA family! She came to us from a metro area shelter. The vet estimates her age at around three, but this girl is a ball of energy!! She romps around like a puppy! She loves running around and playing with other dogs, and she is great with kids. She is a smart girl that is eager to learn and please her people, and she is working on some manners in her foster home. She is fully vetted and ready to meet adopters - she is working on gaining some weight, as you can see from her photos, she is a skinny girl right now. She is enjoying some great nutrition and she is looking healthier by the day. Get your applications in on this sweet girl, and you could have a new family member for the holidays!
Welcome Miss Gina to the GSDRGA family! Volunteers at a shelter in south Georgia reached out to us about this sweet girl who came in as a stray over the summer, and we couldn't resist helping after hearing about what a wonderful temperament this girl has. She will be the perfect pet for any household, whether she's the only pet or not - she is an angel with other dogs and cats, and she adores kids. She has the most easygoing temperament, and she is very smart and eager to please, which makes her perfect for first-time dog owners. She has a very gentle nature, walks great on the leash, and is working on her basic obedience commands. She's been through heartworm treatment, and is fully vetted and up to date on everything. Gina has had a rough life and has endured heartworm treatment like a champ, and she wants nothing more than love and attention from a family to call her own. If you've been on the fence about adopting, this girl will make you fall in love. Get your applications in today!
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
Let's welcome Kole to the GSDRGA family! Kole is a 10 month old black and silver male. Kole came to us as an owner surrender due to lack of time to exercise and socialize this handsome young boy, and now he's looking for his perfect forever family. He is about 80 lbs. and still growing. He grew up in a home with 4 kids, but he hasn't been thoroughly environmentally socialized, and he hasn't been around adult males very much. Consequently, he is showing some fear of anything new: pine cones, fire hydrants, electric toothbrushes, etc. He has, however, been acclimating well to all the 'new' things, so he displays excellent potential to overcome these anxieties. He is smart, loyal, protective, knows a couple of commands, walks moderately well on a leash, is eager to learn and please, is house broken, neutered, and has been on regular HW/flea protection. He is up to date with his health care. He has AKC registration papers, which his new owner can fill out and submit upon adoption. He has demonstrated age appropriate distractibility in 'busy' settings. He has played well with some dogs, and barked and growled at others, we think this is due to his lack of socialization. Kole does have a bit of separation anxiety (howling, whining, jumping up on the doors) he has not been a chewer or destructive in any way, even when left alone in the home - and remember this is still his first few days in his foster home! Kole has not previously been crate trained, but he has been getting used to his crate in his foster home, even spontaneously choosing to get in it to relax. As he is still going through his puppy stages, Kole is not recommended for a first time GSD owner, as he will need continued training, socialization, consistency, and probably a low stimulus environment to help him transistion to his full potential. Stay tuned for further details about Kole as we learn more about this handsome young pup!
Zeke - Adoption Pending
Hello my name is Ezekiel which means "May God strengthen him" but you can call me Zeke. I am a beautiful black GSD (possibly mixed) who loves life. I am between 1 and 2 years old but I have the energy and disposition of a young puppy with one big difference, I am potty trained! My hobbies are eating (I need a lot of good food and treats) catching balls, playing with my 4 foster buddies and protecting my foster home from squirrels, chipmunks and the mail carrier. I am smart, affectionate, loyal and love people and doggies. I am submissive but I know how to stand up for myself. I listen closely to my foster parents and respond best to calm,firm corrections. I am crate trained but would prefer to be with you when you are home because I am not destructive and I will let you know when I have to go potty. I love children and spent time with a 6-year old this week and she was cool. I did not even jump on her, she just rubbed my head and that was nice. Right now I am pretty underweight so I need to get a lot of good food to help me grow and develop. I am about 42 lbs and I a skin and bones. So you would have to promise to feed me lots of quality food in small amounts because you know GSD can get bloat if they eat too much at one time. So that is me in a nutshell. I am a good boy and really need a good home. If you think I would be a good fit for your family fill out an application and my foster Mommy will arrange a meet and greet. I promise you it will be worth your time. Love Zeke!
NOS: Adoption Pending
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.
Jack - Adoption Pending
Jack is a handsome Male GSD on the larger side, about 80 lbs. He was found running with another dog dragging a leash,and taken to the Dalton shelter. No one came for him so we took him in. Soon after his journey with us started we learned he was HW positive. We will get him treated over the next few weeks, after he's settled in. He also has an upset stomach. We think Jack is 2-3 years old.
So far Jack has been friendly to everyone he met and likes dogs. He walks fairly well on a leash but we don't think he's had a lot of training, he's getting used to the crate. He's a little scared walking on tile floors. As we learn more about him we will send updates. He's going to be a great buddy for someone.
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.