Bonnie languished in a public animal shelter for months. Who ever owned her before she landed there didn’t care for her…she had infections in both ears and she bore the signs breeding of multiple litters. Someone treated her like a factory to make puppies. Her ears are crumpled from being left untreated, and her spirits are sagging. Even other rescue groups turned their backs on Bonnie because she wasn’t pretty enough or wasn’t young enough. As if that wasn’t bad enough, while she was in the shelter, Bonnie came down with kennel cough, which further limited her chances of getting out of there alive. She was dubbed “Rescue Only”, meaning that she would only be released to a qualified rescue group that would attend to her medical needs.

Fortunately for Bonnie, an amazingly kind woman stepped forward on her behalf and made a plea to us to save Bonnie. This gentle animal lover said that she could not rest until she knew that Bonnie was safe and in loving hands. Thanks to her, we became aware of Bonnie’s situation and we made the 5 hour drive to rescue her. She’s safe!

Bonnie is a calm girl who rode beautifully during her 2.5 hour transport. She may have some hearing damage due to her untreated ear infections—we will have our vets test her hearing. She has never been taught anything at all and she doesn’t know how to walk on a leash, but our devoted volunteers will quickly help her with this. We believe that Bonnie is approximately 5 years old, but she might be younger and just ‘worn out’.

Clearly, Bonnie is a dog that needs a very kind animal lover to scoop her up and shower her with the love that she has never received in her life. She will reward this special person with a lifetime of devotion and affection. Please contact to learn more about Bonnie, and please complete the online application to tell us more about yourself.

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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