I Love To Cuddle!Don't Overlook Me

Alphonso was rescued from an animal shelter on his last day. He was in a kennel next to a German Shepherd that we were rescuing, and he made a plea for escape that we couldn’t refuse.

Alphonso is positively lovable in every way. He is housebroken, well mannered, eager to make friends and he loves a good cuddle. We suspect that Alphonso was a much loved companion to someone in his past life because he had been well cared for before landing in the animal shelter, where he faced an uncertain fate. Alphonso has all of the very best characteristics of the Chihuahua breed. He is approximately 8 pounds and looks like a tiny version of Bambi!

If you are a small dog lover, or know someone extra, extra special who is, please don’t overlook Alphonso–he will give you 8 pounds of unconditional love any time, any place!

To arrange to meet Alphonso, please complete the online application first and then contact for details.

If you would like to meet Alphonso, 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.