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May, 2019 –   Bruce’s skin is improving slightly, but he is not coming along as quickly as we would like.  He is still getting special medications and supplements but the skin on his back is so paper thin, it cracks very easily.   We are working to find the ideal combination to help him feel better.   He is still cranky with strangers but he LOVES his special volunteers and looks forward to their visits.

We realize photos don’t always show the true nature of his injury.   We are including a video.  Click here to see Bruce and one of his favorite volunteers.  Bruce video


Jan, 2019 – Bruce is making progress and has left the hospital.   He is still on expensive medication and has some pain and discomfort.     It appears at this time, he likes women more than men.   We plan to enroll him in obedience classes once he is stable.


4 year old Bruce was turned into a local shelter with a severe skin condition that is painful and causing him an immense amount of discomfort.   He has been suffering from this condition for several years.     He is miserable and doesn’t want anyone near him right now.

Our volunteers have offered to work with him but this will not be easy.   He will need special medications, medicated baths and other expensive treatment.

Bruce is also displaying some issues with his gait.  It may be arthritis but we are not sure yet.  A complete vet workup is desperately needed so we can get a true picture of the issues facing Bruce. Can he count on your support?

If you would like to meet Bruce, 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 Our adoption donation is minimum $350.00 plus $25.00 for microchip for adult dogs and $450 plus $25.00 microchip for puppies 1 year and under. 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.