This big boy has a sad story to tell. Ashton and his older companion Demi were tied up most of their lives. Eventually they were let loose to fend for themselves in a rural area after their owner was laid off of work and disappeared.

Ashton and Demi slept in the open fields and bushes at night. During the day they would go to a nearby nursery where several kind animal lovers would feed them and care for them the best they could. After a few months, the caretakers noticed the owner came back to pick up some of his belongings. Ashton and Demi were gone and so was their dog house.

The caretakers worried and wondered what became of their two furry friends, knowing their owner never said a kind word to them, fed them moldy food and abandoned them once before.

After several days Ashton and Demi showed up at the nursery. They both appeared to be very, very tired. Demi was limping and Ashton had blood and puncture wounds on him.

It was obvious they had traveled a long way to find the only people who treated them with love. They laid around for several days recovering from their journey.

The kind animal lovers didn’t want anything more to happen to these two loyal dogs. They decided it was time to call GSROC for help.

Ashton and Demi are brand new and we’re still getting to know them better. If you would like more info in the meantime, please contact

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.