UPDATED BIO!Shepherd impersonator!

UPDATE: DECEMBER, 2019 – BLAZE is doing much better now.   He has recuperated from his surgery and is ready to find a home of his own.  Blaze gets along well with other dogs and is always willing to help dogs relax.


UPDATE: OCTOBER, 2019 – Blaze is a volunteer favorite, so you can imagine their distress when he started feeling poorly.   We rushed him to our vet who assessed him and immediately recommended surgery.   Although funds are low, we could not say no.  Our vet suspects cancer, but we are not certain yet.  A biopsy was done, but we do not have the results yet.  Can he count on your support?

Seriously, we can’t make these stories up! 7 year old Blaze is a sweet, shy boy who was dumped in the desert. Left to live on his own during one of the wettest winters on record in S. Ca. He was living in a wash and finally got so hungry, he came out looking for food. A kind animal lover started feeding him but was unable to lure him to safety. Blaze was terrified however she was unable to easily capture him. He lived in the desert for over three months. Finally a professional trapper was brought in to catch him. Once Blaze was safely in the crate, GSROC was contacted.

Blaze came to GSROC very quiet and fearful.   Our GSROC volunteers have worked with him to decrease his fear and help him to learn how to have fun.    Blaze loves other dogs and often helps other new dogs get over their initial fears and anxieties.   According to some of our volunteers, there is not a dog in this world that he wouldn’t consider his friend!

Blaze comes up and asks for treats from those people he knows.   He will even sneak a kiss from some of his favorite volunteers.   Blaze is still fearful of strangers and leery of them, especially if they do not have a doggy pal with them.   Blaze is a strong guy who walks well on a leash.   We are looking for funds for his boarding as he will be with us for a long time as we work with him.  Blaze has made progress thanks to some very dedicated volunteers, learning to walk on a leash and to approach new people without fear.

Recently we did a DNA test on Blaze as some were questioning what type of dog he is. Well, what a surprise! The DNA results show he is part Alaskan Malamute, part Sharpei and part Pekinese! Who would have guessed that?

Please send in your pledge if you would like to help sponsor Blaze’s boarding costs.

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 Our adoption donation is minimum $350.00 plus $25.00 for microchip for adult dogs and $450 plus $25.00 microchip for puppies 1 year and under. 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.