Ava is brand new to GSROC. She was originally rescued from an animal shelter by an animal lover who quickly learned that shepherds are not the easiest breed of dog to live with.
Named after the famous movie star, Ava Gardner, our Ava is one gorgeous girl and she knows it. While we can’t promise her the glittering life of a Hollywood movie star, we have promised to find her a family who will love and cherish her.
Ava is very intelligent but headstrong. She has had some basic training and is eager to demonstrate her ability to learn more. She walks well on a leash and already knows some basic commands.
She would do best in a home that is familiar with this amazing breed of dog.
If you are interested in adopting Ava, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.
female If you would like to meet Ava, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.
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.