Our Adoption Process
Thank you for wanting to make a difference for a dog in need. We look forward to the opportunity to help you choose an ideal new addition to your family. Timing is EVERYTHING when it comes to successful adoption. Please give long and careful thought to whether or not you are in a position to care for a large breed dog and to commit to its needs for the rest of the dog’s life. If you are fortunate, your German Shepherd will live 12-13 years, so before you begin the process, think about where you will be 2, 4, 6 or 10 years from now.
If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, you may submit an application. To make sure that your application is accepted, please make sure you have completed the required* fields.
All dogs adopted through GSROC are spayed or neutered, current on their vaccines and de-wormed. Because the minimum adoption donation rarely covers the costs associated with each dog, we ask that adopters who are in a position to give additional funds do so at their discretion.
We also ask our adopters to help us spread the word about the important work that we do.
In light of the rising vet care costs associated with Giardia tests and boarding at vets, we are raising our adoption donation for adult GSDs to $395.00 starting on July 1, 2021
The adoption donations for other dogs will remain the same — $475.00 for purebred puppies, $375 for mixed puppies. (On a case by case basis, e.g. senior for senior, we will place a senior for $275.00 with a senior.)
This donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law and helps to offset the costs that we have incurred for the dog’s care and housing during his or her stay with our group. The minimum adoption donation does not entirely cover the investments that we have made in the dogs, so if you are in a position to give more, we would be honored to receive your additional donation. All adoption donations go directly toward the needs of our dogs.
Puppies 5 months and younger are shown by appointment only.
Complete the application and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.