A dying man’s only wish…

A gentleman named Joe was hospitalized and dying of cancer. He was surrounded by family. His GSD Charley was home, alone, locked outside in the brutal 115 degree heat in an area of the yard where he could only lay on sharp rocks… This was Charley’s world once his beloved master became ill…

GSROC received a call pleading that we help poor Charley. We are beyond full, at the end of our financial resources, but could not let Charley continue to live in such heartless conditions. We agreed to take Charley in and find him a new home… After all, it was Joe’s dying wish. Hearing that his beloved dog would be saved was all Joe needed to know before he went peacefully.

Charley is a beautiful 8 year old male GSD. He was slated to be a police K-9 but shied when gunfire took place close to his head. Charley is now current on his shots, neutered, microchipped and enjoyed a nice bath. He loves people, other dogs and ignored the clinic cat at our vets office, so he just might likes kitties too.

Although Charley has lost his beloved caregiver, he is so very happy to no longer be banished to the backyard in extreme temperatures. When out volunteer took Charley for a walk he danced with glee. And Charlie does not just walk, he prances with joy. Charlie stays right by his people and keeps a very close eye on them. He was a delight with all the other animals in the waiting room at the vets. He was great with everyone, including cats, dogs (large and small) and even a very noisy parrot. Kids came up to him and he was so gentle and sweet with them.

If you are looking for a mellow sweetheart with a wonderful temperament, Charley is your guy !!!

We promised Joe we would find his special boy a wonderful home… Could it be you that makes that wish come true?

Please email ShawnGSDRescue@aol.com Or call 714/206-9002 to ask about Charley.


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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