Byron is a classic and strong black and silver male who had someone sustained a serious injury to his foot and leg, presumably from being hit by a car and left to die. Our vets operated on Byron’s hip to give him relief from the obvious pain that he was in. He walks with the slightest of limps, but he certainly isn’t slowed down!

Byron is a very impressive and intimidating shepherd but he has a big heart. He is the ultimate “ladies’ man” as he prefers female handlers over males. Byron is selective about the dogs that he likes (small dogs are out of the question) and his ideal home is with someone who is comfortable handling a large, confident shepherd. He would do very well wih a single woman looking for a protective companion, as once he falls in love, it’s for keeps.

To learn more about Byron, please complete the online application and then contact for more details.

If you would like to meet Byron, 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.