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My name is Mona von Moxa!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 3 weeks ago

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German Shepherd Dog
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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My info

Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Mona von Moxa is a beautiful 2 year old German Shepherd. We first heard of her when we were contacted by the Fresno Humane Society. She and her companion Leonardo were a special case. They had been living on their own in a drainage ditch in old dog houses someone had dumped when they were abandoned. They were so terrified at the animal shelter, they were soon out of time. We jumped at the chance to help them, but we really didn’t realize how hard their lives had been. Leonardo did better, he must have had a home at some time. He has been in a long time foster, he is ready to be someone’s new family member. Mona was just returned after a few days, her second failed attempt at a home. She was younger when she was abandoned and it has been so hard for her. She is getting discouraged. We need to find someone very patient who can provide her an alternative to being inside the house and slowly getting her to the point that she will want to come inside. Think in terms for trying to domesticate a sweet deer. It will take time, love and patience! Could you be the one who answers Mona’s dream of life out of a kennel?


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Based on our experience, Westside's current thinking is to usually match first-time shepherd owners with a mix versus a purebred shepherd. Mixes are "softer" and somewhat more malleable. Exceptions can be made, however, for first-time adopters who show the confidence and leadership tendencies that purebreds will respect and respond to. Counselors have to use good judgment in assessing the attributes of the adopter, as well as of the dog. If you have doubts, get a second opinion from Robin or another experienced counselor.

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles

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3016 S. Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Their adoption process

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In order to adopt any dog from Westside German Shepherd Rescue, one must fill out an adoption application first. Upon receipt of your application, a Westside adoption counselor will contact you.We do aerial home checks and you may be asked to supply pictures as well as arranging for a home visit prior to adoption.

Adoption fees vary with each dog and typically range from $150 to $500. They are set, taking into account the dog's age, training level, temperament, if they’re newly arrived, medical condition(s) (if any) and other factors. Adoption fees are used not only to rescue and place the dog you are personally adopting, but to aid in the future rescue and rehabilitation of other deserving dogs. Adoption fees are necessary; without fees our rescue efforts would quickly come to an end. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip and up to date vaccinations.



******* Pre-approved applicants only *******

If you have submitted an on-line application but have not been approved by our volunteer, please do NOT come down to meet dogs as we won't be able to show you any. No on-site screening at this time. Once approved and told to come meet dogs, we will be happy to help you.

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Wednesday: 11 am - 3 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Other days by appointment only.

More about this rescue

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles is a 501c3 non-profit, no-kill rescue committed to saving all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and re-homing them to loving, qualified families.