Faithful and AppreciativeUPDATED BIO!

Axel is a handsome guy who landed in a very crowded, high kill shelter. Picked up as a stray, no one came to claim him. He has dark good looks and very soulful eyes.

GSROC heard of his plight and fired up our rescue mobile so we could save him.

Once we got him out of the shelter, he realized he had a new lease on life. He was so happy, he stopped to give the shelter director a big thank you kiss.

Axel was a polite passenger as we drove away. He shared the vehicle with another dog and got along fine with him. They quickly made friends and laid next to each other sharing their adventures.

Axel is now in a GSROC foster home and is doing well. He shares his home with a little dog and is trying to make friends, although the little dog is clearly not impressed with his overtures. While Axel is friendly with his new pal, this does not continue to meal times. He gets a bit anxious about his food, probably because he was not well fed in his past life. Once he was allowed to dine alone in another room, he was fine.

Axel can be a bit protective around his pack. Once he gives you his loyalty, he is yours forever. He needs additional training to develop into the great dog he was destined to be.
He likes to be by your side and does not enjoy being left alone for long periods of time.

If you would like to meet Axel, 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.