Barney is eager to have someone love him. He is a ‘leaner’ who doesn’t realize how large he is. If he could, Barney would sit on your lap and tell you how wonderful you are 24-7! He lives for affection and praise, and he will do very well in a home that can provide him with patience, leadership and plenty of love.

A group of dedicated GSROC volunteers responded to a call from the local humane society to help some of the dogs confiscated from the hoarder. When they arrived, they found Barney in a rudimentary compound, along with 200 dogs that had been neglected and forgotten by a person who claimed to be an ‘animal lover’.

Barney is approximately 3 years young and we have promised him a bright and beautiful future with your help. Barney is good with other friendly dogs and would probably enjoy having a dog companion, but it is not necessary. Please take a second look at him and think about how wonderful it would be to help him after all he has been through.

To arrange to meet Barney, please complete the online application first, and then contact K_Dekker@earthlink.net for more details.




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.

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