I Play Well With Others!I Need An Experienced Owner

Achilles was a faithful family member who was out walking with his mistress one fateful morning when a careless jogger ran up behind them and without warning, overtook them suddenly by a very close distance. Startled, Achilles did what most German Shepherds would do-attempt to protect his own. He jumped up and nipped before she had time to react. It was a defensive act, not a malicious one, but Achilles is paying the ultimate price by losing his home. We are determined to find him another one where he will be loved and cherished for the remainder of his life.

This magnificent dog is powerful but highly social and playful– being around people or other dogs is an absolute must. He is good with dogs, but not large males. He is more tolerant of small males.

He is not fond of kitties.

He will do best if allowed to be indoors most of the time since he has been known to scale a fence in order to be with his family. He is exceptionally affectionate and will take any opportunity to be with his people–he will even watch TV with you and he has a special fondness for dog food commercials!

Although he is protective of his family while outdoors, he loves to greet visitors and has impeccable house manners. He is housebroken, knows basic commands, and responds to visual cues. Achilles is vaccinated, neutered and microchipped.

If you are interested in meeting this handsome boy, please complete the online application first and contact

If you would like to meet Achilles, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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Adoption Application If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, you may submit an application online or via fax. If you choose to send a fax, please download the Adoption Application here in PDF format; fill it out and sign it. You can fax it to us at 714-773-9430.

Home Visit Prior to any dog going home, we do require a home visit to ensure that your environment is safe and secure. Once your home has been approved, the adoption can move forward.

Adoption Donation 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.

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.