Surrendered shepherd tried to stay with his owner

Devoted dog doesn’t want to leave owner while being surrendered

No time…no room…can’t keep – so many reasons, but none truly matter to the dog who is left behind. On May 12, a five-year-old German shepherd named “Hitch,” was walked into the San Bernardino City Animal Control, in California, and handed over to strangers.

A video was captured showing Hitch as he was being surrendered – in the short clip, it is readily apparent that Hitch is devoted to the person who has chosen, for one reason or another, to let him go.

After Hitch was surrendered, a networker shared his information on Facebook:

Available NOW
Hitch is a 5 year old great, friendly, neutered male German Shepherd who’s owner cant keep anymore? Owner states he has no room? Hitch is good with dogs, kids and some cats.
San Bernardino City Shelter, CA doesn’t have many networkers, we really need your help sharing our dogs. The local rescues are full and we’re in big trouble!

Please help Hitch find a safe place to go by sharing his adoption information.

Petharbor link here.

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304

Facebook post here.

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26 replies
  1. Christine Brown says:

    why do people get dogs and then dumped them and giving lame excuses why they can’t keep the dog any longer.
    Dogs are for life people till death us do part. It makes my blood boil and gets me really pissed off in seeing this done time after time after time.
    I hope that Hitch will get adopted ASAP

  2. Barbara Garabedian says:

    Please help this beautiful doggie he is sad the owners left him animals have feelings & are hurt Someone get him a nice caring & loving for ever bg

  3. Sheri says:

    How could anyone do this to such a beautiful, loyal friend??? I pray that Hitch finds a BETTER home than his previous one.

  4. Star Shelley says:

    Sharing him thru tweeter and Facebook, asking our lord to find him a good loving home. It is so sad that these owners,could not take him to a no kill shelter, he is handsome.. I wish him the best of luck.

  5. Mary Meyers says:

    How can such a sweet boy be treated so poorly by his human? Wish I wasn’t on the east coast, if he got along with my other babies, I would take him.

  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    No room, another UPSTANDING excuse! I hope and pray one of the wonderful German Shepherd Rescues in California take him!

  7. Helen says:

    I’m sorry Hitch your owner betrayed you. I pray that you’ll find a forever loving home. He deserves so much more, please save him.

  8. susispot says:

    Shared with Westside GSD rescue of Los Angeles, GSD rescue of Orange Co. and Coastal GS rescue of OC. All in So. Cali. I hope one will take him in. He sounds like a very nice dog. Hang on Hitch.

  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    No room????? MOVE – I have absolutely no use for people and their stupid excuses – IF you had this dog for five years and NOW you have no room – a whole lot of BS – Hitch deserves much better than to be dumped in a shelter that will kill him within 72 hours – How could you walk out on this dog who is obviously devoted to you? Concrete heart.

  10. John says:

    I sure Hope and Pray to the Good Lord that Karma get to you. Your a selfish Idiot that just Don’t get it. This Dog knew that he did not want to Leave your Side. I just don’t understand People.

  11. Angela Corso says:

    Dear God, how do people do this to their pets??????? I do not like leaving my dogs in the morning when I go to work…and they have a nice home and big window to look out of every day. How do you do this to your loyal and loving dog???? I guess you can’t make sense out of nonsense! Disgusting!!! I would take this dog, but I do not believe this place will allow the dog to be sent out of town.

  12. Kare Krogstad. says:

    Nobody that cant take care of their pets sjould be aloved to have any anymals,they are for life a part of the family!

  13. Cynthia Como says:

    NOTHING,ABSOLUTELY NOTHING could part me from my fur babies but death,be it me or them!! So sorry sweet boy!!! I’m praying that this lovey boy is rescued and gets the safe and loving home he so well deserves!!!

  14. Joanne says:

    ????☹️???????????????????????????? So sad and heartbreaking that people can betray and so easily turn their backs on their devoted, loving pets. Pets are family members, and it makes me extremely angry and sad that people can be so heartless, cruel, cold, and despicable to surrender their loving, devoted, and innocent pet because of a lame, pathetic, and ridiculous excuse. Pets are forever, not just when it’s convenient, or until you change your mind. The sub-humans that betray their pets are disgusting scumbags and don’t deserve the loving companionship of a precious pet! I hope and pray that Hitch is placed in a caring, loving forever home where he will be loved, appreciated and cherished for the wonderful, loving, and beautiful friend he is. I pray Hitch is blessed with a loving family, and has a joyful, healthy, secure, safe, and happy life. Good Luck and God Bless you, beautiful Hitch, I’m praying for you!!! ♥️ ???? ????????????????????♥️????????????????????????????????????????????♥️


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