UPDATE: 3 year old petite Caroline is as sweet and gentle as they come. She quickly adapts to a new home and loves treats (especially carrots!) and tummy rubs. If you sit down on the ground, she’ll come on over and find a way to wriggle in right there with you. She gets along well with other dogs and is house trained. She is very responsive to voice commands and follows direction immediately. She walks quite well on the leash. She has recovered from her hip surgery and the surgeon predicts a happy future.
She is over her puppy bundle of energy phase but still likes a good romp on the lawn. When that is not possible, Caroline will quietly go get her toys from the basket and play with them by herself. She is crate trained and happily sleeps there at night without hesitation.
She really is a very sweet and gentle shepherd and will make a fantastic family companion.
When Caroline arrived, we noticed a pronounced limp. Xrays revealed that her hip bone is completely out of the socket, and she will need a reconstructive surgery to give her comfort and mobility. FHO surgeries are common and they work well. Caroline met with our orthopedic vet and had the necessary corrective surgery. It was a success and she is ready to start her new life.
female If you would like to meet Caroline, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.
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.