If you're interested in adopting any SGSR dog, please read about our Adoption Process and fill out an Adoption Application. Visit our website for more information, including Frequently Asked Questions.
Hi y'all! It's me, Zuba! Foster mom is in tears while writing this for me. You see, I came into the rescue as a hospice case. It was anticipated that I would only live for 6-9 months. My foster parents took me into their home thinking they would only have a short time with me before I crossed Rainbow Bridge. But with the help of this amazing rescue, phenomenal donors, and Dr. Baker, my case has turned much less critical. I was originally diagnosed with kidney failure, stage 3...pretty much, my kidneys were shutting down. Several volunteers decided to come up with a bucket list to help me have the best remaining months of my life. I've been on TV, in the newspaper, played with 100+ tennis balls, had a steak dinner, learned commands in German, hugged a war hero (my favorite war hero), had a warm Krispy Kreme donut, rode in a police car, romped in the rain, and enjoyed a Starbucks puppicino. Thanks to the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department I became an honorary police K9 and got to meet Police Chief Chapman. I've received cards from all 50 states and several countries around the world. I also have a Facebook page with over 1000 followers! Everyone has been so nice and giving and their prayers and thoughts have worked! Folks....I'm up for adoption!! Something no one saw possible. My kidneys still aren't 100% but with proper diet, supplements, and vet visits my current vet feels like I'm gonna get another 5-7 years in this world. Foster mom says I'm a very sweet girl...I love to be close to you. You can cradle me like a baby...I'm only about 45lbs! I'm on the small side when it comes to German Shepherds...almost pocket size. There's nothing I can't do...as long as I'm taken care of while doing it...hiking, running, playing, etc. You can't tell I'm sick. I have a zest for life. I can be a bit timid at first but once I open up, you'll have my heart for life. I went on a road trip to West Virginia and foster mom said I ride very well in the car...sometimes she forgot I was there. I walk very well on a leash and I have great recall. Pestering my foster brothers and sisters is my favorite thing to do. I have energy for days! I haven't fulfilled the items on my bucket list but I'm hoping my forever family will take on the challenge. If you are interested in making Zuba part of your family, please contact your adoption coordinator. Zuba is being fostered in Portsmouth, VA.
Our adoption process consists of a telephone interview, a call to your veterinarian and a home visit. If you have any questions about the adoption process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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