My name is Cheyenne. I just got bailed out of jail at Fulton County Animal Services by my new foster mom. Oh, I am so happy. To celebrate, my foster mom took my kayaking on the Yellow River with this really nice bunch of people the very next day. I got to make so many new friends, swim for the first time, play with some other dogs, dig holes in sandbars and ride in a kayak. My foster mom (and everyone on the paddle trip) said that I am a super sweet puppy. My foster mom said I’m a super kayak pup. Well, I love to cuddle with her. I’m only 8-10 months old and I love to play, though I’m really smart and eager to learn. I learned sit last night, and I have that command nailed. I weight 57.5 lbs right now, and my mom says I should put on a few more. My foster mom doesn’t know much about my history, except that it wasn’t very good. I was a stray at one point. I just went for my first vet visit and got the last of my shots. My foster mom is working on my diet, which will make my sort of ruffy coat look great in a couple weeks. I do have to go back to visit my new friends at the vet to get spayed. Do you know what that means? I’ll be ready to go to a new home in about 3 weeks. I am going to be such a wonderful addition to a family.
Hi everyone. My name is Buddy. I’m a 14 month old, 67.9 lb. boy who is looking for a new home. I lived with my first human since I was a puppy, but she is older and she’s developed a lot of health problems, so she couldn’t take care of me properly. Because she loves me so much, she wanted to do what was best for me. She called the German Shepherd Rescue of Georgia, and my new foster mom took me home with her. Well, first I had to go to the vet and get neutered. I really love to go to the vet — all my shots are up to date -- so that wasn’t so bad. I was sore afterwards, but the good thing is I can now play with my new three German Shepherd girlfriends at my foster home. I am having the best time with them.
I love playing with other dogs, big and little. I just love to play. I especially love playing fetch with a ball, and I bring it back for more. Even more, I love to play with kids. I used to play with the grandkids at my old home. My foster mom took me out to the park, where I got to meet lots of sweet kids, like this little girl in my picture. I would really love to have kids of my own. I’ve never been around cats, but I am being really good and ignoring the parrots at my foster home.
My foster mom and everyone at the vet say I am a gorgeous boy. Even though I have never gone to a training class, I am super well behaved. I know what “sit” means – when someone tells me to sit, I sit and stay. I am really good at coming when I’m called and doing what my foster mom tells me to do. If someone would spend some time doing more training with me, I’d learn fast.
My perfect family would have older kids and another dog or two for me to play with. You will be so happy to have me as part of your family because I am such a loving, gentle, and smart boy. Can you be my permanent family?
Marco is fearless, bold, protective and an overall alpha male. Marco is seeking a home with previous GSD experience, he is not a good fit for first time owners. He must properly meet someone before entry into your home is allowed. He will on occasion bark at night at any outside noise. Once Marco is comfortable with a guest he is gentle and attentive. He loves affection and playtime with humans. Marco is very loyal.
Marco is high energy and still exhibits some puppy as it relates to occasional chewing, opportunistic confiscation of pillows and shoes and an inability to keep his snout out of your personal space while you're eating at times. He can be easily redirected or corrected. He loves going for jogs and walks and playing with his ball.
Marco is house trained, crated trained, and obedience trained. He is kept proficient on training and is excellent on a lead. He will not tug and understands heeling very well. He is routinely trained on a 40 foot lead as well as a normal leash.
Marco is not good with small children nor with cats. He is very playful and non aggressive with other dogs. He socializes with dogs of all breeds and sizes and adult humans very well.
Marco can be stubborn but he loves to please his human. He literally jumps and pounces when he knows the leash is going on. He lives to prove himself to humans.
Marco is best suited for a single adult male human who is an alpha or an adult couple where the male will be the primary handler. He responds well to authoritative ( not harsh ) male voice commands. Couples with older children (12 and up) will benefit from Marco as well. He is high energy and maintenance in regards to human interaction but the reward for the human is a very loving and loyal dog.
Marco knows basic commands and is a moderately active to active dog who will need regular exercise. He has not been trained off leash except in an enclosed area where he can't be distracted. He walks well on a leash, and should be kept on a lead outside the home. Marco remains inside except to potty or play and train.
Sam is from the Dalton shelter in rural GA. He's a handsome guy about 2-3 years old, friendly to dogs and people he has met. We don't know much about his history since he was found and no one came to get him:(
Like many of the dogs we rescue from NW GA, he is Heartworm positive. We are pretreating him with antibiotics and hope to begin HW treatment in a few weeks.
Big thanks to our volunteer Traci for getting him to the vet's and transporting him from Dalton to us.
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.
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.
GSDRGA needs your help!! We just saved these two sweet, young girls (about 1 year old) from a kill shelter in middle Georgia and they are on the way to the vet. These girls ended up at the shelter after a marijuana grow house was discovered by the local Sheriff's Department. The grow house was not occupied, and the detectives believe someone would come by once a week to check on the operation. Here's a link to the article about the grow house bust, which mentions our two friendly girls!
One of our fosters has stepped up and offered to take them both, but we desperately need funds to cover their vetting. Summer is always the busiest time for our Rescue, and this summer is proving no different. These girls will have to be caught up on all vaccines, and both need to be spayed and microchipped, and this is at the very least. We will post more about these girls after we get the vet's report and hopefully neither will have any further health issues, so keep them in your thoughts and keep your fingers crossed for negative heartworm tests!! Phoebe is in the top photo, and Ursula is in the bottom photo. When we met them, they loved on us and were so happy to have some human interaction. They were also great with other dogs and even kittens at the shelter. Please consider helping us get Ursula & Phoebe healthy and get them into loving forever homes! No donation is too small, and it all goes to the vet care for our GSD's.