Age: 9 years


UPDATE:  Braveheart has come a long way in just 2 weeks.  He has had his imbedded toenail removed, been neutered and had his wounds treated.  He is a gentle senior who is so grateful to be getting fed every day.  We are working to build up his muscle strength thru short walks and aqua-therapy.  Please consider giving Braveheart a home in his golden years.  He has clearly never known love and we are determined for him to feel valued.

Due to past neglect, Braveheart prefers to be the only animal companion in your home.  He wants to soak up every bit of love that you have to give.


While driving to work, one of the GSROC kennel staff spotted a lump of fur by the side of a rural road.  When she approached, she found an exhausted, overheated senior shepherd who could not go any farther.  While other cars drove by, this animal lover called for help to get the injured boy to the vet.  We have named this courageous fellow Braveheart, because we know that he has a champion’s spirit.

Braveheart is underweight; he has open sores as well as bald patches on his back, and most alarmingly, he has a dew claw that has grown so long that it has wrapped around and pierced his leg.  No wonder he couldn’t walk another step.  His poor ears are tattered with flystrike. Whomever had this poor boy before neglected him terribly.  We all think that Braveheart was deliberately making his way to us through some sort of unseen force.

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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