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How to Adopt a Dog from GSRSV/Adoption
What's New on the GSRSV Website?
Dogs Available for Adoption through GSRSV
Dogs Available for Adoption from Other
Area Rescue Groups and Individuals
Dogs Available for Adoption at
Northern California Animal Shelters
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How to Place a Dog through GSRSV
GSRSV Picture/Story Scrapbook
Is a German Shepherd the Right Breed for You?
Other German Shepherd Rescue Web Sites &
GSRSV's 2012 Rescue
GSRSV's 2011 Rescue
GSRSV'S 2010 Rescue
GSRSV'S 2009 Rescue
GSRSV's 2008 Rescue
GSRSV's 2007 Rescue Record
GSRSV's 2006 Rescue Record
GSRSV's 2005 Rescue Record
GSRSV's 2004 Rescue Record
GSRSV's 2003 Rescue Record
GSRSV's 2002 Rescue Record
GSRSV's 2001 Rescue Record
GSRSV's 2000 Rescue Record
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Following are the steps to adopt a
dog from GSRSV:
Take a look at the Dogs Available for Adoption through GSRSV page to see if there is a dog that you're interested in.
either 916-655-3125 or email@example.com for more
information about a particular dog. At times, there may be other dogs available for
adoption not posted on this Web site--be sure to ask.
Complete my Adoption Questionnaire
Microsoft Word ".doc" file or an Adobe
".pdf" file). Please do not submit your adoption
questionnaire unless there is a specific dog or dogs that you're interested in AND you've discussed
this dog with me! There are three ways to submit
the adoption questionnaire:
a. Download the Adoption Questionnaire from this page and type your responses directly into the document; then, save the document and attach it to an e-mail message to Brian Foran (firstname.lastname@example.org). In order to do this with the ".pdf" file, you will need Adobe Acrobat software on your computer. While the document is not an online form, and your typed entries will move characters around, e-mailing a completed questionnaire isstill the fastest and most efficient method to deliver it to me.
Note: if the
.doc version of the Adoption
Questionnaire opens into a Web document (".htm")
rather than a Word document (".doc"), the
information you enter into the document will likely not save. If this is
the case, please send an e-mail message to Brian
Foran at email@example.com and request that he e-mail you a copy of the questionnaire.
The questionnaire generally opens into a Word document when it is an e-mail
b. Print a copy of the GSRSV
Questionnaire--Print Version, complete it, then send it to:
P.O. Box 652
Pleasant Grove, CA 95668
c. Request a printed copy of the
Questionnaire from Brian
Foran at 916-655-3125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, complete
the questionnaire and mail it to the address above.
Once I review your questionnaire,
I will call or e-mail you to further discuss the dog. If I feel that you
are a good match for the dog, I will set up a home check. Please allow several days for me
to review your questionnaire, as I do not go online every day and have
many dogs to take care of in addition to maintaining my Website and
replying to e-mail messages. The primary purpose of the home
check is to ensure that the yard has a secure fence and no hazards for
If you have already seen
the dog that you want to adopt, and I have determined that you will be
able to provide a safe and secure
environment for your new dog, you are welcome to adopt the dog that I've "pre-approved" you for.
If you have yet to see the dog that you want to adopt, that is the next
step. Ideally, I would like to bring the dog(s) that you want to adopt to
you so that I can see how the dog(s) responds in your home
environment. However, if you live a good distance from my rescue
facility in Pleasant Grove, I will likely ask that you drive to the rescue facility to see the
dog(s) before your home check, or to adopt the dog here after your home check.
I will ask that you sign my Adoption Contract.
Please read this contract ahead of time so you understand my expectations of those who adopt dogs through
my program, and my commitments to adopters.
If you find that the German Shepherd you
adopt from GSRSV does not work out, you can return it to GSRSV at any point
during the dog's life. (If you return the dog within two weeks of adoption,
I will refund
your entire adoption fee.) This arrangement protects both the adopter and the
want to make sure that my rescued dogs go to a home where both the owner and the dog are
Adoption fees include the
cost of spaying or neutering the dog, rabies and DHPP (distemper/parvo)
vaccinations, heartworm test, and a 6-month supply of heartworm
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-- 6 yrs
-- 9 yrs
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