Chance has a condition called canine carpal hyperextension

This condition is most fre­quently seen in large breed dogs and tends to occur in pups housed in small quar­ters for extended periods of time. Muscles and tendons running down the back of the leg stabilize the carpal joint. With inadequate exercise, these muscles and tendons may gradually lose tone or fail to properly develop, and then weaken and stretch. The good news is, there is normally no permanent damage to the leg, and the condition can be resolved with adequate exercise. Exercise will devel­op and strengthen the muscles, pulling the tendons tighter and, in turn, straightening and raising the joint.

Chance’s owner (suspected to be the person who was the breeder) left Chance at the scary shelter without feeling any remorse. The shelter staff immediately embraced little Chance and he became their special favorite. When no other rescue would assist, they turned to GSROC for help. Of course, we couldn’t turn our backs, even though our coffers are empty.

Chance is in a foster home where he enjoys being a puppy. He loves to play and run with the other dogs. Chance would love to have a buddy to play with in his new home. He is crate trained and potty trained. Chance is a very loving dog that wants to be part of a family. Chance is a smart dog that needs to have a family willing to take him to training.

To learn more about Chance please contact If you are interested in adopting Chance, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will respond promptly. We are asking a $400 donation for Chance to help with the medical needs of other dogs in our care.

Please remember that a puppy is a HUGE commitment–one that lasts 11-13 years! And, Chance is a HUGE puppy who will grow up to be a size XXL adult! Thank you for caring about Chance!

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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