Check out this gorgeous girl! Let's welcome Nikki to the GSDRGA family. She came to us from a shelter in south Georgia, and she is just as sweet as she looks. She is between 1 and 2 years old, and she is a healthy girl. She has a calm nature and has done well with other dogs and cats. She is fully vetted and ready to find her forever family, so get your application in today! We will post more about her as she settles into her foster home.
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.
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.