Please Sponsor My Vet CareSPECIAL UPDATE!

This poor boy had been banished to the yard at a young age and was then left there for the rest of his life. He received little attention other than food and water. A kind animal lover contacted us and asked us to help this 10 year old boy.

When Bandit was rescued, he could barely walk due to obesity and very weak joints. He had oozing open sores that had become infected on his elbows. Our vets have told us that tests have revealed a compressed disc in his spine, urinary infection and terrible ear infections.

Days after his rescue, Bandit was rushed to the vet with pneumonia. He put up an amazing fight and thanks to the great care that he received, he is thriving. Our wonderful volunteers are providing daily care, including antibiotic injections, ointment for his elbows, and a special diet to help him get back in shape. Bandit left the hospital with a nebulizer and a myriad of medications to help him regain his health.

Bandit has begun to relax. His favorite thing in the entire world is having his chin scratched and, using his paw, he will encourage you to keep going. Surely someone has a loving home where this wonderful senior can retire and receive the love that he was never given? Bandit would like to be an only dog, but he has enough love to give for 10 dogs 🙂

To arrange to meet Bandit, please complete the online application first and then contact

If you would like to meet Bandit, 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.