It seems the owner of the star dog didn't have the time for him anymore.
“[Berry] was given up for rescue because the gentleman couldn’t afford to keep him anymore and his companion,” said Jane O’Brien, who fields inquiries for German Shepherd Rescue. The two dogs were immediately put into a safe foster home but now need a permanent place to live.
On the organization’s website, Berry’s bio reads: “My Dad contacted German Shepherd Dog Rescue because he realized he didn’t have the time to look after us properly anymore. His work takes him away from home an awful lot and whilst his friends and family tried to help look after us, we weren’t getting the walks or brushes we were used to.”
I love German Shepherds and would love to adopt these dogs. They would get lots of attention, brushing and exercise on the Tijuana Slough every day, and even get to play in the ocean.
Alas, the chances of those dogs getting shipped to California are rather slim. Too bad.