All pets adopted out will be spay/neutered, micro-chipped, de-wormed,heartworm tested, rabies and relevant vaccinations.
NO DOG WILL BE ADOPTED TO BE AN OUTSIDE DOG!
Monthly Heartworm preventative, and monthly flea/tick preventative must be administered throughout the course of the dogs life.
The adoption donation of dogs may vary. Please check out each individual dogs information for the minimum donation amount.
The Application can be downloaded from the website, or feel free to email to request one.
Indepth application, references and a home check will be required before adoption is completed.
Anyone wanting to adopt a German Shepherd MUST have knowledge about their needs. These are very intelligent dogs that need lots of exercise, both physically and mentally.
Please discuss and consider if you are now, and will be in the foreseable future, in a financial position to provide to the dogs needs, unexpected vet bills, and common health issues specific to the breed.
KOLA was found as a stray by one of our foster families in Texas. He had no micro-chip and no one responded to the found dog posters that were distributed where he was found, nor the lost/found sites.
KOLA had something wrong with his right eye so he was taken to the vets for examination. Here it was determined that he had entropion, where the eye lids are too big and eye drops and steroids were prescribed. A week later KOLA had his neuter appointment and not made much improvement with his eye and so I asked the vet to look whilst he was under anesthesia. This vet thought that he most likely had ulcers and stopped the steroid treatment and prescribed anti-biotics, but also recommended he see an eye specialist.
He was scheduled in at the Veterinary Eye Specialist in Texas and it was determined that he has severe dry eye. Unfortunately this is a condition that will not heal itself and even with the treatment that he is currently on, will most likely need some kind of eye therapy (drops) for the rest of his life and monitoring with changes in environment, weather and such.
He is currently being given eye medication and is back on a stronger steroid. Dr. Pierson, the eye specialist wants to have him on that for 3-4 weeks and then he will need re-assessing. If all is good and his eye stops producing the mucas and he is opening his eye and not in more pain then that treatment wil continue, but will be adjusted as more of a maintenance.
Should this not work there are two options - surgery to try and fix it, or amputation of the eye, which still could be needed if the surgery doesn't work. The specialist report is attached in the photo album on the website for more detailed information.
So - KOLA is looking for that special family that has the time to give him his eye drops 2-3 times a day, or as when indicated by the vet. Be able to monitor his eye and take him for check ups and assessments as and when needed and ultimately if the treatment doesn't work, get him the surgery he will need to be pain free, if that is the correction surgery or the removal of the eye that would be something you would discuss with your vet. The correction surgery is not always recommended depening on individual cases.
KOLAs diagnosis is basically wait and see what happens, there is no way to predict how he will respond completely, and if surgery will be an option or not, so we will be looking for a family that has the capabilty and time to provide after-care should surgery be needed. KOLA's foster mum has said that his eye is producing less mucas, which is positive but it is still early days having had his specialist appointment on 6th December 2016.
KOLA is young and dogs adapt to whatever is thrown in their way and whatever the outcome KOLA is safe, alive and will hopefully soon be healed and pain free.
KOLA is a young, handsome boy, who is great with other dogs, all humans he has met and is generally a loving affectionate boy. He walks great on the leash, is responsive to comands and loves to cuddle and have his belly rubbed and his ears scratched.
KOLA is neuetered, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm and tick disease tested and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 22 November 2015 and in December 2016 weighed around 45 pounds.
Despite the issue with his eye, KOLA is happy, healthy and ready for his new family. He would benefit from an active family that likes to go on road trips and take him to new places where he can explore the sights, smells and sounds the world has to offer. KOLA will need training and we recommend that the family has the time and patience to work with him on basic and advanced obedience. Working together as a family to train him, will not only help with forming a bond, but will allow both KOLA and humans to learn each others body language, personalites, boundaries and expectations.
KOLA is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $500. This cost is non-negotiable and is used to cover the cost of vetting, health certificates and the expense of looking after all of our rescue dogs.
KOLA is currently located in Texas with his foster family. Transport is available to the east coast, transport costs vary from $150 - $200 and would be the responsibility of the new family. All pre-transport veterinary examinations and health certificate costs will be met by the rescue.
If you have the time, patience and heart to want to give this handsome boy a home, please follow the link below to the Adoption Application and complete then submit. It generally takes 2-3 days to process applications as long as we have been able to contact your references and veterinarian.
Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue
San Antonio / Devine, TEXAS
PAYPAL - firstname.lastname@example.org
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