This two year old beauty was so scared in her cage! A kind rescuer gently took her out and spoke softly to her. Initially, she flinched every time the rescuer touched her–obvious signs that she has been the recipient of cruelty at the hands of humans in her young life.

Caresse is very thin, and has a piece of her ear missing from the neglected, unloved life she has led. As you can see from the progression of photos, Caresse went from terror and dread with her tail between her legs to a smiling dog who is being treated with love and respect.

She was very scared, but just within the 5 minutes that the rescuer interacted with her, Caresse began to transform into the wonderful, intelligent, sensitive dog that she was always meant to be. Caresse will be the most loyal dog to some lucky family, as she was so surprised to be treated with kindness.

Although we did not have the funds to take her in, we could not let this neglected young girl with her whole life in front of her be euthanized.

If you are interested in meeting Caresse, please complete an application online and then contact mdalescomm@aol.com for more information. Caresse is also looking for a sponsor to help with the costs of her room and board while she awaits her special family.




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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