Loyal shepherd still waits for her owner to return in corner of busy Downey shelter

Volunteers have tears in their eyes as they watch Sophie on the brink of shutting down. The healthy nine-year-old loyal shepherd still waits  and watches in the corner of the playground at the busy Downey Animal Care Center in Los Angeles for her owner to return, but sadly that is not going to happen. Sophie was surrendered because her former owners had more pets than the city ordinance permitted. Sadly, Sophie was expendable.

“She is a drop dead gorgeous GSD in the Downey shelter that did not want to leave the corner of the play area. In her mind she is waiting for her former owner to come save her but that’s not happening,” a volunteer wrote. “What she has to look forward to is more of the scary shelter or someone magnificent to come and save her. She is a fine pet and a great companion.”

Sophie has had thousands of shares, yet no one has come to her rescue. Click here for Sophie’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. “My name is Sophie and I am described as a female, black and tan German Shepherd Dog. The shelter thinks I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Sep 28, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey at (562) 940-6898. Ask for information about animal ID number A5116079.

A Facebook page highlighting Sophie’s sad plight can be followed here and here. Sophie’s status is now listed as “urgent.” Share her story with friends, approved rescue organizations, family and social media contacts. Isn’t it time this beautiful dog found a wonderful, loving home? You can help by taking a moment and sending this to a few friends and asking them to do the same.

(Photos and videos of loyal shepherd Sophie provided by Downey Animal Care Center and George Themelis.)

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18 replies
  1. JOSEPHINE FRAZIER says:

    SO SAD AS I READ THIS, AND FOR THE CITY TO SEPARATE A PRECIOUS COMPANION I CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE CAN BREAK HER HEART! A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE OWNER COULD HAVE AT LEAST HELP TO KEEP HER IN THE FAMILY INSTEAD OF TAKING HER AWAY FROM THE FAMILY SHE DEVOTED HER LIFE TO. PLEASE ANYONE THAT HAS A HEART OF GOLD, PLEASE GIVE HER A FOREVER AND HAPPY HOME!

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  2. susispot says:

    Shared with Westside GSD rescue of Los Angeles, Coastal GSD rescue of OC and GSD rescue of OC. I hope one of them will rescue her.

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  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    PLEASE some kind caring person save Sophie – it is not her fault she was the one chosen to be dumped – she will make someone a great companion and you will never regret giving her the safe loving home she so desperately needs – don’t let Downey Animal Care(?) Center kill her.

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  4. Diana Roby says:

    Please go to her Facebook page to share it and help save her life. Just commenting here does NOTHING to save her life. Don’t just comment and go. Thank you.

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