Little baby Bowie is another Katrina Hurricane victim that was one of the fortunate ones. Like the other two Shepherds we took in from Katrina (Ashanti and Big Easy) Bowie is believed to be Ashanti’s baby. He was found with her under a bridge several days after the hurricane, starving and frightened.

Hearts United for Animals in Nebraska scooped up Bowie and rushed him to their facility where he received the care he needed. He is playful, bouncy and a typical puppy.

Since Ashanti and Big Easy found their forever homes, we couldn’t say no when HUA asked us again to help the 3 remaining Shepherds they rescued from the Hurricane.

PLEASE do not adopt any animal unless you have done your research about the breed and you can commit to keeping that animal as a family member throughout its ENTIRE lifetime! A pet is not disposable–it’s a loving creature completely dependent on YOU!

Puppies are a ton of work and they are very expensive and time consuming. We hope that whoever adopts Bowie will take care of him for the rest of his life. We really don’t want to see Bowie lose his home and have to come back to the rescue in a few years, when he will be the one getting passed over in favor of the new puppies. Before submitting an application to adopt Bowie or any puppy, please think about what it will mean to commit to this little guy for the next 10-15 years of your life. Now is his chance to find his forever home, so please consider this decision carefully.

Bowie will be arriving on November 11th via airplane. To arrange to meet him, please contact johnandebhancock@aol.com and complete the online application to expedite the process.




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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