I'm being cared for by: German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County
Help me get seen & adopted!
Facts about Washington
Breed: German Shepherd Dog Mix
Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
I am already neutered and up to date with shots.
Washington is a shepherd mix puppy who had a horrible start in life in the hands of a neglectful person. Washington hasn't learned that people can be kind but we are working to let him know that at the end of each hand with a treat in it is a loving, caring person. Without the devotion and patience of our wonderful volunteers, there would be no hope for Washington, but everyone is determined to see him and his brothers thrive.
Washington is too fearful to go into a foster home, so he is in boarding. We are desperately seeking sponsors to help offset the costs of his nightly room and board, as well as of his neutering, vaccines and deworming. Can you please help Washington with a gift in any amount? Please click on DONATE and indicate that you wish to help Washington learn what it's like to be loved. Thank you.
Please go to our website and complete an adoption application at: http://www.gsroc.org/application.asp. An adoption counselor will contact you to go over your application and assist you in determining which dog may be best for your particular situation.
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes purebred German Shepherd Dogs from all over Southern California. Approximately 50% of our dogs come directly from owners who can no longer keep them for one reason or another. The other 50% of our dogs come from high-kill shelters where they have been forgotten or relinquished by their former owners.
Come Meet Our Pets...
At any given time, we have more than 75 purebred shepherds in our care. Ages range from the youngest puppies to distinguished senior dogs, with the most common ages being 2-3 years old. We typically have all colors of shepherds to choose from, from the traditional black and tan, to pure black shepherds and bi-colors, to all- white purebred shepherds. Volunteers work hard to match prospective adopters with the dogs that best meet their lifestyles, experience levels, and needs.
Please check out our web site at www.gsroc.org for the location of adoption events and fundraisers that we will be attending throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego counties.
Our Adoption Process...
The process begins when you complete an online or in-person Adoption Application. The information that you provide allows us to learn about your expectations and experience level so that we can help you choose the right canine companion for your family. Completing the Application does not obligate you to adopt a dog from us, nor does it ensure that your request will be approved. Please note that due to the logistical challenges and our limited resources, we do not adopt dogs outside of the Southern California area.
Once you submit your Application, an experienced Adoption Counselor will contact you to talk to you personally. From there, we will schedule a Home visit to help you to ensure that the environment is safe for a curious, intelligent, large-breed dog.
Because we are funded entirely by donations, at the time of your adoption, a tax-deductible donation (minimum $350 + $25.microchip fee) will be requested. These fees will go 100% to assist the dogs in need. There are no paid staff members.
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