Age: 12 months

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UPDATE (Sept. 2008): A big breakthrough for Bosley! He had a weekend “sleep over” at a home with two other German Shepherds and is learning his place in the pack. With some good leadership from an experienced Shepherd owner, Bosley should be a good fit for a home with other large, submissive female dogs. We can also tell you he is crate trained! Read on for more information about Bos … maybe he’s the dog for you!

Bosley came to us when his owners were forced to move into a rental home where they were not allowed to have him. The family was very sad to give him up–he was the best friend of a small boy in the family. Thankfully, Bosley’s owners took the time to housebreak him and teach him to have good manners.

Bosley is only 1 year old and is a quick learner. He knows his basic commands, walks nicely on a leash, loves to play ball and loves children. He is medium-sized, about 60 pounds, with a big personality. We don’t understand why this adorable young guy has not been scooped up and adopted already. Maybe he’s been waiting for you?? Even Boz’s tail has character! Our vet tells us that the tip of Boz’s tail was probably broken when he was very young and that it just healed with a kink in it. If you’d like a lively, loving dog with plenty of goofy character, Boz is your boy. He’s not a big fan of other male dogs, but we think Boz may just be frightened and unsure of his place in the family “pack”. If you are an experienced Shepherd owner looking for a lively family companion, Boz may be your boy!

Bosley is enjoying the love of two young children in his foster home and even lets the 4-year-old girl dress him up. She thinks Boz looks very pretty in pink! We think Boz doesn’t mind too much as long as he gets plenty of love and attention.

To arrange to meet Bosley, please complete the online application and then contact to arrange to meet Bosley.

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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