Balou is a handsome, rare blue shepherd. It is difficult to tell from the photos, but his ear tips and saddle have a a bluish-lavender tint, which is quite unusual for the German Shepherd breed. He is approximately 3 years old and a lovebug! Balou loves his people and was a shelter favorite–the staff held on to him lost past “his time” because they knew that this guy was special. He’s a good sized boy who is positively aching to be someone’s best friend and loyal protector.

Balou gets along with most female dogs, but does not want to share his castle with any other canine kings! He could use some basic obedience training to learn how to communicate better with male dogs and smaller dogs. We have not tried him with cats yet, but we have a feeling that they are not his favorite creatures.

We will update Balou’s profile as we get to know him better.




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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