Poor Archie didn’t know what he did to deserve the life he was enduring. When his beloved owner passed away, Archie was considered a burden by family members. They kept him on a tiny outdoor patio, where he could not stretch his legs or let off any young dog energy. Archie’s ear tips are healing from the painful fly bites that occurred while he was kept on the patio. (Sadly, there is nothing illegal about this, so no charges could be filed against the owner.)

Thankfully, a kind animal lover learned of Archie’s plight and stepped in to help end his cruel imprisonment. Archie is a beautiful, large strapping boy who enjoys the company of other large dogs. He is a bit vocal at first when meeting new dogs, but this quickly subsides when he gets his excitement under control! Archie has handsome, masculine markings and with a little work and good nutrition, his coat will be restored to its former magnificence.

Archie is so forgiving and deserving of love! Archie will need a refresher basic obedience course to ensure he has proper manners. Because of his size, exhuberance and personality, we do not recommend Archie for a home with small kids.

To arrange to meet Archie, please complete the online application first and then contact k_dekker@earthlink.net 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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