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Owner Turn-in Application


If you are the owner of a purebred German Shepherd Dog that you can no longer keep, and wish to be put on our owner turn-in waiting list, please read the following very carefully and then complete the application below.  Submission of an application is not a guarantee that the dog will be accepted onto the waiting list.

Our no-kill rescue facility is always full, and our owner turn-in waiting list is long.  It can be several weeks or months before we can clear a space to bring your dog into our organization.  In some lucky cases, we may already have someone looking for a dog that would be a perfect match.  We do our best to help as many dogs as we can, but we receive far more requests for help than we can accommodate.  Our rescue facility only houses around 25 dogs at a time, and we are always overloaded.  Please do what you can to keep your dog safe until we can bring him or her into the rescue.  We need your help!

The German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit group run by volunteers and entirely funded by donations.  Although we don't charge a fee for rehoming your dog, any contribution you can make will help us to pay the costs of caring for your dog and looking for a new home for him or her.  We have no paid help at the rescue, and we do not receive government funding.  We need your help to keep the rescue going so that we can continue to provide food, shelter, medical care, and attention to the dogs at the rescue while they are waiting to find a new family.

If your dog is accepted onto our owner turn-in waiting list, you will be given a date on which to bring the dog into our rescue facility in Burbank, or one of the boarding kennels that we use in Orange County.  At that time, the dog MUST be spayed/neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.  We will need all of the dog's paperwork, including AKC registration (if any), certificate of sterility, shot records, etc.  If you can write up a bio on the dog, it will help us to find him or her the right home.

In the meantime, you can try to find your dog a new home on your own.  We have some information here.  Please be sure to have your dog spayed/neutered and brought up-to-date on vaccinations BEFORE you place him or her into a new home.  We also recommend that you ask for an adoption fee.  Please do not place a "free to good home" ad, as there are unscrupulous characters who will "con" people out of free dogs only to try to make a profit by selling them to laboratory research or dog fighting rings.  Please don't let that happen to your pet.

If your dog is a mixed breed Shepherd, you need to contact dog rescue groups who take in mixes.  Please go to www.petfinder.com and look under 'Shelters and Rescue Groups' to locate rescue groups who might be able to help your dog.  Please understand that most groups (like ours) are already overloaded with unwanted pets, and they may not be able to help.

All fields in the application that are preceded with an asterisk '*' are required fields and must be entered before the application will be submitted.  Please fill out the application completely and honestly so that we have accurate information.  We will try to contact you as soon as possible.


About you:

*Name:     
*Address:  
*City:       
State:  CA             *Zip-code:  
Sorry, but we are currently only able to help dogs in Southern California

*Email address:  
*Home phone (including area code):  
Work phone (including area code):  
Best time and place to call: 

How did you hear about our organization?


About the dog:

If you have more than one dog that needs to be rehomed, please fill out multiple applications so that we can get all of the information on each dog.

 Dog:
Name: 
Breed*: 

*NOTE: We cannot take in mixed breed dogs.  If the dog is not a purebred German Shepherd Dog, please DO NOT submit this application as we cannot take your dog.  Visit www.petfinder.com and look under 'Shelters and Rescue Groups' for mixed breed dog rescue groups to contact.

If you have a digital photo of the dog, please email it to ownerturnin@gsrescue.org, and be sure to include a note with your name, your contact phone number and email address, the dog's name, and a message indicating that the dog is looking for a home so that we can match it up with your application.
Color/Markings: 
Sex:  Male    Female          Age: 
AKC Registered:  No    Yes
Do you have the AKC papers?  No    Yes
If you do not have AKC papers on the dog, how do you know that it is a purebred German Shepherd Dog? 
Is the dog spayed or neutered?  No    Yes
Is the dog up-to-date on vaccinations?  No    Yes
Where did you get the dog originally (breeder, pet store, shelter, rescue, etc)?
Are you the legal owner of the dog?
How long have you owned the dog?
Why can't you keep the dog?
What steps have you tried to solve the problem?
What have you done to try to find the dog a new home?
When is your deadline to find the dog a new home?
Can you keep the dog at your home while he/she is looking for a new home?

Please answer the following about the dog:
Good with small children/toddlers? No    Yes    Unknown
Good with other large breed dogs? No    Yes    Unknown
Good with small breed dogs? No    Yes    Unknown
Good with cats? No    Yes    Unknown
Housebroken? No    Yes    Unknown
Obedience trained? No    Yes    Unknown
Attack trained? No    Yes    Unknown
Fence jumper? No    Yes    Unknown
Digger? No    Yes    Unknown
Barker? No    Yes    Unknown
Chewer? No    Yes    Unknown
Overly protective? No    Yes    Unknown
Ever bitten a person? No    Yes    Unknown
     If yes, please explain:

   

Ever bitten another animal? No    Yes    Unknown
     If yes, please explain:

   

 

Please list any Behavioral problems:
Please list any Medical problems:
Comments: 

 


Please tell us anything else that you wish to have considered in your application:

 


Submitting your application:

By submitting this application, you acknowledge that all of the information contained in this application is true and accurate.  Any misrepresentations of fact may result in the removal of your name from the owner turn-in waiting list.

To submit your application, please click on 'Submit'.  Once submitted, a representative of German Shepherd Rescue will be contacting you as soon as possible.

To clear out your entries and restart the application, please click on 'Clear'.

To cancel your application, just click 'Back' on your browser.

WE ARE AN ALL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION.  PLEASE BE PATIENT WHILE WE PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION.  WE WILL RESPOND TO YOU AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, USUALLY WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS.

SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT THE RESCUE WILL ACCEPT YOUR DOG.  ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR APPLICATION, WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO DETERMINE IF OR HOW WE CAN ASSIST YOU.

 

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