It’s hard to understand how great dogs like Bella end up languishing in crowded animal shelters, but sadly, in our rescue work we see this all the time. Bella is not only beautiful but she’s affectionate and smart as well. She has a gorgeous face and with some good care her coat is going to be positively ravishing. She is a “coated” shepherd, or long haired version of the breed. She’ll sure be a head-turner when she prances down the street!

In her first few days in our group we can already tell that Bella is good with dogs of all sizes. We’ve seen her play with a small Corgi, a medium sized Lab, and a large Golden Retriever while off leash in the neighborhood park. We think she might be good with cats too. Bella is staying in a foster home where she plays with two large male shepherds and has already learned to “protect” the property. She rides beautifully in the car, stays with “the pack” off leash on a walk, and is house trained. Come meet her–she’ll charm you!

To arrange to meet Bella, 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

  • 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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