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5 year old Balou has classic good looks.  He is an active boy who likes walks and enjoys getting lots of exercise.   Small dogs are not Balou’s cup of tea, he prefers to hang out with dogs his own size.  He is a very strong boy and needs an experienced leader to help set limits and provide him with the structure he needs.   For this reason, we do not recommend a home with children for Balou.

We are entering Balou into our training program so our volunteers can work with him.  He has been allowed to set his own limits in his former home and he can be headstrong when thwarted.

He is housebroken and enjoys car rides.   Not only that, Balou is so smart – he knows his commands in both English and Spanish.   He is that perfect age –  he has left puppy antics behind, chewing, digging, etc – yet still very young in GSD terms.   Balou is strong and energetic and will make an excellent exercise buddy.


If you would like to meet Balou, 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 Our adoption donation is minimum $350.00 plus $25.00 for microchip for adult dogs and $450 plus $25.00 microchip for puppies 1 year and under. 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.