We learned about Anza from the shelter staff who told us that she was not doing well in the scary environment. Understanding the sensitive nature of shepherds, that didn’t surprise us or deter us at all. We were told that Anza was taken to the shelter with a large male shepherd, possibly her brother, but that the shelter staff deemed the male dog too aggressive for adoption. So, poor Anza was alone in a frightening place with no one to look out for her.

Anza has just arrived so we are getting to know her better. Her classic shepherd looks draw a lot of attention when she passes by. We were told by the shelter staff that she has extensive training, walks nicely on a leash, but cowers with men. We suspect that who ever had her treated her rather harshly, so we are determined to find Anza a wonderful, loving home where she will never be afraid again. Can you help us?

To meet Anza, please complete the online application first and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com for more details.




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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