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Rescued G. Sheppard

Friday, November 23, 2012

Meet “Opie”. Last month a close friend of ours found this emaciated pup wondering around outside a local dog pound.

He believed that someone had just dropped him off. Being a compassionate guy he picked Opie up, took him to a vet, got him some medication, and had him vaccinated. The vet put him at 6-months of age. Since his new keeper had no room for Opie he brought him to us.

We recently lost our G. S. “Annie” (see blog: June 20, 2012) and welcomed him with open arms.
Opie is now 7-months old. He is a loveable happy pup and has responded well to his new home. We are following up with the necessary shots and need to have him neutered. We look at him and can’t help but wonder how anyone after looking into those loveable eyes could just discard him like a piece of trash.
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    It amazes me how people can be so cruel. A lot of people can't afford to feed an animal so they dump them. The shelters are so full - they can't help. If every Vet in this country would 'fix' and animal free of charge once per week, the over population would decrease. That is too simple - cause money talks! Thank you for your beautiful heart - taking in this beautiful German Shepard you named 'Opie'...
    1817 days ago
    Gorgeous baby. So glad he has a good home now.
    1907 days ago
    He looks like a little stinker. I hope he works out well with your other dogs.
    1907 days ago
    What a georgous dog! Talk about blind luck! We always paid many hundreds for every Shepherd we had. I'm sure he will be your dog for a long time.
    1908 days ago
    He's adorable! Their loss...your gain! So glad you have given Opie a good home. I'm sure he will be quite a blessing in your life...rescues always are! Hope you had a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    1910 days ago
    I got my shepherd from a rescue too. We had him for almost 12 yrs. Had to put him down in July, so sad. Your new pup is beautiful. I know you'll give him a wonderful home.
    1912 days ago
    my hello dolly is a rescue also the spca rescued her from an abusive breeder with a whole bunch of other doggies ..she is my light and although she was fearful for a long time (haviing spent four plus years in a cage,,she alerts me to blood sugar drops and that is especially awesome as with autonomic neuropathy i no longer really have any symtoms..she got not training for that..she just did it and it took me a few times before i realized what she was former service dog was trained for that so i am really blessed for sure
    the lady mary
    1912 days ago
    I understand your feelings. I got Dora from a guy who found the mom & 4 pups in a park, where they had apparrently been dumped. Now 12-1/2 years later she has been a wonder pal and walking companion.
    1912 days ago
    Good for you and Opie!
    1912 days ago
    He is gorgeous.
    1912 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    Awww..he is so adorable. We also have a German Sheppard (3 years old) and he is a hand full, emoticon . But we would not trade him for anything in the world. Opie is lucky to have you all as his family.
    1912 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    What a sweetheart! You are wonderful for taking him
    in. I know he'll be loved and cared for and will love you
    unconditionally in return!

    1912 days ago
    Nice looking pup!! Most likely the people who dumped him didn't deserve to have him anyways. Unfortunately too many people get a dog for the sake of having one.
    1912 days ago
    I'm glad Opie found his way to you, a good forever home!

    Our Obie (the lap dog in my profile pic) was bought as a Christmas gift, but the original owners didn't realize he'd be a big dog. So we drove from GA to Louisville, KY in January and brought him home when he was 4 months old.

    We also have a black lab mix, Jack. He was abandoned at a school. We heard about him and took Obie over to meet him. They were best buddies from the second they met and we brought Jack home with us. The vet guessed Jack to be about 8 or 9 months old.

    I don't know how anybody could give them up, but I sure am glad we have them now!

    and I know Annie will be playing with LOTS of friends at the Rainbow Bridge until she sees you again.
    1912 days ago
    Great looking dog. I was taking pictures of my girl today.

    I liked this one :)
    1913 days ago
    Things happen for a reason, perhaps you're the reason. This pup needed a better home, and Karma brought him to you. Obviously, Karma is repaying you for many untold good things you've done in your life. Maybe Annie put in a good word for you... He sure is a handsome and intelligent looking pup. I raised Dobies, and I have a couple photo's of them... many long years ago. emoticon
    1913 days ago
    He is gorgeous! He has a good home now & so much love. He's a happy camper thanks to you all. emoticon
    1913 days ago
  • 81MSMITH1
    He's beautiful. I don't understand how people can just leave their pets like that. My grandmother lives on a farm and obtained her German Shepherd in a similar manner. He arrived prefectly trained as well. She was getting in the car once to go into town and told him 'You have to stay here.' He sat down on the laneway and didn't move from that spot until she came back. My uncle was working on the farm and watched him in amazement the entire time my grandmother was gone.
    1913 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    because they were the trash and could not see the love in the world that you do!!! emoticon
    1913 days ago
    He is a beautiful dog; you are all lucky to have found each other.
    1913 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/23/2012 6:04:53 PM
    I think it is a sin the way some people treat their animals. Thanks for taking in Opie. God Bless You.
    1913 days ago
    AWWWWWWWWWW. He is adorable.
    1913 days ago
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