Sweet Bart would like to hold his ear up straight, but he can’t because someone left a nasty ear infection untreated for a long time. We are working with our vet to clear up the infection so that Bart feels better—we don’t know if his ear will ever stand up, but we think that his style has character, no matter what his ear decides to do.

Bart was a special favorite of the volunteers and grooming staff at a municipal shelter. He always put his giant lion’s paw on the cage when people passed by as if to say, “Please notice me”. Eventually, everyone was giving Bart ‘high fives’ when they went by, but still, no one chose Bart to take home. We promised Bart and the shelter staff that the reason no one has chosen Bart so far is because there is someone extra, extra special just around the corner. Could it be you?

If you are interested in meeting Bart, please complete the online application and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com for more information.

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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