Shelter Spotlight: German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County was the first-place winner of the 2017 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ DOGust Birthday Contest where they were awarded $2,000 to put towards adoption fees of less-adoptable pets. You can learn more about the contest here.

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German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (GSROC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing purebred German Shepherd dogs that have nowhere else to turn in the Southern California Area. The rescue organization began saving German Shepherds in 1999 and was officially incorporated in 2005.

In the organization’s history, GSROC has rescued an estimated 5,000 animals. In a commitment to end pet overpopulation, all dogs adopted through GSROC are spayed and neutered prior to being rehomed with no exceptions.

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County currently has 80 purebred shepherds as well as several shepherd mixes in their care. GSROC is in need of loving foster homes to help dogs recover from injury and/or to help adapt them into well-behaved and adoptable pets.

With such a large amount of animals in their care, costs of care and medical expenses can quickly accumulate. If you are in Southern California and looking for a new pet, consider rescuing a dog from GSROC.

If you would like to support strongly suggest donating to animal rescue organizations like GSROC to help them continue doing their amazing work. All donations go directly towards the care and rehoming of the dogs in GSROC’s care.

Meet Chloe!

Chloe GSROC

“This sweet 2 year old girl was no longer wanted by her family. So, what did they do?  They took her to the shelter after hours and left her in the night drop box to be found by kennel workers the next morning. Yes, you read that correctly. Just dropped her off in the middle of the night and left her there. When we heard this story, we were determined to show Chloe Rose a better life. So, our volunteer hopped in her car and drove in traffic to rescue this sweet girl.   Chloe Rose was so happy to learn she didn’t have to stay in that scary shelter. Chloe Rose is a very pretty girl and she knows it! She walks proudly, wagging her tail as if to say…”…here I am! Look at me!” Chloe Rose wants to make sure other dogs recognize just how special she is. We are working with her to brush up on her doggy social skills. She is no shrinking violet, that’s for sure. She walks easily on a leash and likes people.”

If you would like to learn more about Chloe or see the other lovable dogs German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has available for adoption, please visit their adoptable animals page. GSROC can be contacted via their website or Facebook page for more information.

Shelter Spotlight: Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™  product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

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Carolina Basset Hound Rescue is an all-volunteer staffed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The rescue organization was founded Raleigh, North Carolina in 1993. The organization’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted basset hounds in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Since its beginnings, Carolina Basset Hound Rescue has rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed over 2,000 basset hounds. Carolina Basset Hound Rescue is comprised of four main components: fostering, adoption, donations, and events.

Once being notified of a Basset Hound in need of help, CBHR makes arrangements to get the dog into their care and assess and treat any medical needs the hound may have. Once being cleared by a veterinarian, the Basset Hound can then be placed into a foster home where the dog will be trained to be well-mannered and in some cases learn to trust humans again. This will prepare the dog for a happy new life when adopted into its forever home.

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue generally has 40-45 dogs in their foster care program at any given time. With such a large amount of animals in their care, costs of care and medical expenses can quickly accumulate. We strongly suggest donating to animal rescues like CBHR to help them continue doing their amazing work.

Meet Willie!

Willie the adoptable basset hound

 “This is Willie – he recently celebrated his two-year anniversary with his foster family. How has he not won anyone over in two years? It’s beyond comprehension. You know you want to just scratch behind those big old velvety ears! The happiest day of his life was the day he got out of the shelter, just look at that smile. Don’t get him wrong, life at his foster home has been great, but he knows the right family is out there just waiting. Willie is a happy young fellow – age is only a number. He is a very active little guy, and loves the great outdoors – running and chasing with his other four legged friends at home. If his four legged friends won’t run and play, he’ll run all by himself – he loves to run and he isn’t afraid to show it. He tears across the yard until he wears himself out. So as you can tell, life is good, but now he’s ready to liven up your household. There have been a few bumps along the road, and maybe Willie did put a little of the “can” in cantankerous – it’s called personality, people. With a little guidance and structure though, he will make a colorful addition to just the right family. He’s doing well with other dogs and takes to meeting new people – nudging them for affection.”

 

If you would like to learn more about Willie or see the other wonderful Basset Hounds CBHR has available for adoption, please visit their adoptable animals page. CBHR can be contacted via their website or Facebook page.

Shelter Spotlight: Great Dane Rescue of North Texas

Great Dane Rescue of North Texas is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™  product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

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Great Dane Rescue of North Texas is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Carrollton, Texas. The organization’s mission is to provide medical attention and foster care while seeking permanent homes for abandoned Great Danes in the North Texas area. GDRNT also looks to educate the public about the temperament, characteristics, and special needs of the Great Dane breed.

Since its beginnings in 2001, Great Dane Rescue of North Texas has had over 1,695 Danes come through their program.  They are 100% privately funded and volunteer run.  GDRNT has no physical building or shelter and is only able to house Danes by placing the dogs into foster homes. This allows 100% of donations to go directly to helping the Danes in their care.

While a Great Dane is in the care of Great Dane Rescue of North Texas, it lives as part of a foster family. During this time, each Dane’s health and temperament is evaluated, which helps the group make appropriate permanent placements in approved adoptive homes. In addition to providing medical and emotional rehabilitation, all of GDRNT’s foster homes crate train, work on basic obedience and housebreaking.

Great Dane Rescue of North Texas cares for between 18 and 35 Danes at any given time.  The animals in their care are acquired mostly from North Texas area municipal shelters, which frequently are at full capacity, making any dog at risk of euthanasia.  GDRNT works closely with their local shelters to assure no adoptable Danes are euthanized.  In an average year, the rescue organization will work with approximately 30 different shelters. Over the years GDRNT has fostered and rehabilitated dogs with conditions such as canine parvovirus, hip problems, broken bones, blindness, deafness, and amputees.

Meet Josh!

“GDRNT rarely takes in Dane mixes, but every now and then we make an exception. Josh was on the euthanasia list at a local shelter. They thought he was full Dane; we thought he was a mix. Now that he’s here, we’re sure he is a mix. At the end of the day, what mattered was that an amazing, young dog was about to be euthanized for space if we didn’t take him.

During his time with GDRNT, Josh has been slow to warm to new things, especially men, but once he is comfortable in a foster home, he is laid-back and people-oriented. Josh loves attention! He is not a snuggler, but he loves to be petted and especially to be toweled off after a jaunt through a rainy yard. He gets along well with younger kiddos and other dogs but tends to avoid boisterous teenagers. Josh would love a home where someone is there with him most of the day and may do better in a home with another dog playmate.

Josh has been with our rescue for almost ten months, and we are scratching our heads as to why this amazing two-year-old hasn’t found his furever home yet! If you live in the DFW metroplex and think Josh might be the missing piece to your family, please visit www.danerescue.net and fill out an adoption application.”

If you would like to learn more about Josh or see the other wonderful Great Dane’s in which GDRNT has available, please visit their adoptable animals page, HERE. Please also consider supporting the group by donating on their website. In addition to their website, Great Dane Rescue of North Texas can also be contacted via their Facebook page or Twitter.