Can You Please Help Me?

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 25 pounds 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 the pad of his foot.  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.  Please check back for more updates on our newest arrival


If you would like to meet Braveheart, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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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 In light of the rising vet care costs associated with Giardia tests and boarding at vets, we are raising our adoption donation for adult GSDs to $395.00 starting on July 1, 2021

The adoption donations for other dogs will remain the same — $475.00 for purebred puppies, $375 for mixed puppies. (On a case by case basis, e.g. senior for senior, we will place a senior for $275.00 with a senior.)

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.