Animal shelters in California are not required to hold on to animals any longer than 4 days after they become available for adoption, yet miraculously, the staff at one LA Shelter held on to little Cayenne for three months! They had fallen in love with this sweet shepherd mix and were hoping beyond hope that someone would adopt her. When GSROC received, not one, not two, but a dozen pleas from various friends of Cayenne asking us to please save her life, we knew that this girl was special.

Cayenne is a butterscotch-colored mix with a big shepherd spirit packaged in a smaller, compact body. She gives kisses freely and melts hearts with her sincere gestures of friendship and trust. We’re amazed by how forgiving and good-natured she is in spite of her long wait at the shelter.

UPDATE 11/14/06 Cayenne had surgery to have her bad eye removed. Our vets told us that she was totally blind in that eye and that it was causing her discomfort. Cayenne doesn’t let anything slow her down or dampen her spirits! She is a happy little clown who LOVES to hug! She is a gentle hugger, and she would stand on two feet and hug you all day if you let her!

Cayenne loves people of every size. However, she has told us that kitties and small dogs are out of the question. She might consider a friendly larger dog, but she hasn’t decided yet so we’ll keep working with her to convince her.

To arrange to meet Cayenne, please complete the online application first and then contact for more details.

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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