Greater California
German Shepherd Rescue
~ It's all about the dogs ~


Rainbow of Dogs

The Rainbow Fund

The Rainbow Fund is for dogs who have unusual, one-time major veterinary expenses that we would not ordinarily be able to fix without generous donations from our friends and supporters. We also use the funds to diagnose and treat our Special Needs dogs who have ongoing, treatable medical conditions above and beyond the normal spay/neuter, vaccinations, and basic care.

Why The Rainbow Fund? Because German Shepherds come in many colors other than just black and tan, including solid black, solid white, many shades of sable, as well as red, tan, cream and silver; with or without a black saddle, in long-coat, plush coat, and standard coat; and we love them all. And because we can use this fund to save dogs with serious but fixable health issues who would otherwise be sent over the Rainbow Bridge before their time.

  • Unusual expenses might include serious wounds, broken bones, heartworm positive treatment, bloat, diagnostic expenses such as x-rays and extensive lab work, femoral head ostectomy (FHO) surgery to fix hip dysplasia, and elbow dysplasia surgery.
  • Ongoing, treatable issues would include Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), Pannus (an eye affliction), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Epilepsy and Diabetes, among others.

We work very closely with our partner vets, and they often discount their services down to the bare bones to help us save dogs. We couldn't do it without them! Our endless gratitude goes to:

Dr. Dave Petrunich, Bradshaw Vet Clinic, Elk Grove CA (before it became VCA)

Empire Vet Clinic, Empire CA

Maze Animal Hospital, Modesto CA

California Pet Hospital, Napa CA

Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital, Rocklin CA

Abel Pet Clinic, Elk Grove CA

Valley Animal Hospital, Merced CA

Any amount will help save these deserving dogs. We thank you, and the dogs thank you!


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Our Rainbow Fund Dogs

Sawyer, February 2016 - $5000 Esophageal Stricture

Axton, June 2015 - $5000 Cataract Surgery

Porsche, February 2014 - $1578 Heartworm positive treatment

Herman, Aug 2013 - $3526 Arthroscopic repair of both elbows.

Shadow, Nov 2011 - $1570 TPLO (tibial plateau leveling ostectomy) torn cruciate ligament

Minuette, Oct 2011 - $650 Parvo treatment

Chip, Sept 2011 - $1000 chemical burns

Maryjane 6/2/11 - $700 Heartworm positive treatment

Nikki 3/6/11 - $1400 bilateral FHO (femoral head ostectomy) both hips dysplastic

Kolly 2/2/11 - $1200 bilateral FHO (femoral head ostectomy) both hips dysplastic

Catalina 7/15/10 - $2200 Shattered front leg, probably hit by car

Chester 7/15/10 - $2300 Shattered front leg, probably hit by car

Smoky 3/2/09 - $2500 Foot/leg surgery to correct growth plate injury

Tucker 8/25/09 - $1000 FHO (femoral head ostectomy) for hip dysplasia

Knox 7/16/09 - $2200 bilateral elbow dysplasia

Kojak 11/2/09 - $1600 Bloat

Tobias 7/24/09 - $2200 bilateral elbow dysplasia

Lobo 12/6/08 - $1000 broken front leg, stepped in hole

Newman 11/17/08 - $1200 chronic, life-threatening digestive issues

Geneva 10/27/08 - $1000 hit by car, broken pelvis

Camellia 10/12/08 - $1000 Erlichiosis (tick disease)

Riker 9/5/08 - $1200 SIBO (small intestine bowel overgrowth)

Dallas 5/14/08 - $800 serious ear infections causing blocked ear canals and partial deafness




Our Special Needs Dogs

Lily White, Dec 2011 - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Maxwell, Aug 2011 - Hip Dysplasia, may need surgery later

Fia, May 2011 - Pannus

Linus, Aug 2010 - Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

White Comet, May 2010 - Perianal Fistulas

Tanner, Feb 2010 - Epilepsy

King, Dec 2009 - Perianal Fistulas

Shadow, Aug 2009 - Elbow Dysplasia

Dalton, Jun 2009 - Epilepsy

Rigby, Mar 2008 - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency