Aja was found at a horse ranch in last July. Prior to being rescued, she was seen a few days earlier laying in a mud puddle trying to cool herself off. When she was rescued by a local veterinarian, she was extremely thin and had a very poor hair coat due to malnutrition. She was taken to a vet’s office in Palm Desert and has been cared for there since her rescue last summer. She is spayed and current on all her shots.

During Aja’s spay surgery, one of her lungs collapsed and radiographs showed that she had suffered some trauma, possibly being hit by a car. She has recovered nicely and is in very good health.

Aja is very people friendly, and she gets along with some other dogs, but would need to be the alpha dog, and would do best in a home without cats. She behaves well in a home environment and is completely house trained. She is a large female, weighing 83 lbs and she is believed to be 2 1/2 to 3 years old. She has had basic training and knows how to sit, stay, come, lay down, and sit at the door until told to cross. Aja has a good nature and is very confident. She also loves to go for walks. This active girl needs someone that can devote some time to her and give her a good home with a large yard to play in.

If you are interested in meeting Aja, please fill out an application online and contact johnandebhancock@aol.com




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

  • Adult GSDs: $395
  • Purebred GSD Puppies: $495
  • Mixed GSD Puppies: $395
  • Special Senior-to-Senior Adoptions: $295
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.

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