Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue
  • Male
  • Puppy
  • Adopted Nov 17, 2013
  • Good with Cats? Yes
  • Good with Dogs? Both
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GI Joe was adopted by a great family in Livermore.  Joe will be a perfect Therapy dog at George Marks' Children's House for cancer patients.  


GI Joe is doing great on his three legs.  In fact, you wouldn't even notice he is a tripawd.  He is heathy, happy, playful, very loving and is Therapy Dog quality all the way.  This little guy is just about ready for adoption.  Give him another week, and he will be ready to go to his new home.  

************************************************************************************************************************* This is our newest little pup G. I. Joe. Come Monday, he will be wearing only three legs due to severe breaks in his 'pelvic limbs'. We don't know what caused his injuries, but it's evident he suffered major trauma. Alameda County Animal Control in Dublin called to ask if we'd be willing to help this little guy. After a visit to Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, Dr. Kristy Peterson determined an amputation would be the best course for successful recuperation. Dr. Larry Gilman will perform surgery, and as always, we expect all will go well

Dogs generally do very well on three legs, oftentimes even running two days after amputation surgery. It is simply amazing and inspiring to see how well they do.

G. I. Joe will join our 'Odin and Friends Club', along side Odin himself and TJ, our recent tri-pawd from LIvermore. The Odin Fund has been established to help deserving young dogs get the medical help they need to live a long healthy life, rather than to be euthanized because no one cares. "Joe's" surgery will cost approximately $3000, but we truly believe in Joe, his recovery and future. If you would like to help Joe and contribute to his future, please consider donating through paypal on our website at 

Odin, Joe and all of us at Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue thank you for all of your love and support for our Rescue dogs. 

We will continue to update how Joe does in recovery.

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