Boyd almost didn’t make it out of the animal shelter alive. Mislabled as a mix by animal control, he did not show up on some of our searchs for shepherds. Fortunately, an alert volunteer spotted Boyd hidden away in a small cage and gave him the gift of freedom!

Boyd appears to be from working lines (many sables are imported from East Germany and the Czech Republic) and he will remain a “mid-sized” boy, probably topping out around 80 pounds at full growth.

So far we have learned that Boyd plays well with other dogs and loves to play ball. He will even bring it back and drop it near your feet! He knows some basic commands, such as sit and down. He will also sit for his food bowl.

Overall, he is a very sweet boy. To arrange to meet Boyd, please complete the online application and then contact Karyn@team-thompson.com 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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