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We adore this big bubba boy. He is so affectionate and appreciative! Butkus has an eye condition called pannus, which requires that he receive eye drops daily. He takes them very calmly. The drops will help to prevent Butkus from losing vision. Pannus is a congenital condition found in German Shepherds. His drops will help him, but it’s important that Butkus spends as much time as possible indoors and out of direct sunlight.

Butkus rides nicely in the car and doesn’t cause problems with other dogs. He has a darling expression on his face, and his shorter, neat coat sheds slightly less than some of the other typical shepherd coats.

He has been hanging out with a dalmation, and they seem to get along wonderfully! He is friendly to most dogs but prefers to have a cat free home.

Please come and meet this great guy–he will win you over in no time at all, guaranteed! To arrange to meet Butkus, please complete the online application first and then contact for more information.

If you would like to meet Butkus, 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.