Charlie II is a handsome and well-built male, age 3. He has classic shepherd markings and a face that can melt even the stoniest heart. Charlie sat up straight and proud when told to “sit” for his mug shot at the crowded animal shelter: He didn’t realize then that his owner had dumped him there because of an impending move to a new apartment.

Charlie has just arrived so we are getting to know him better. Based on our observations, he is a strong but loving boy who will do very well with a good “alpha” leader and some basic obedience training. Charlie is understandably confused at being homeless, so we are hoping that his stay with German Shepherd Rescue won’t have to be too long. Can you help Charlie’s dreams of a loving FOREVER family come true?

Charlie II is currently in boarding. To arrange to meet him, please complete the online application and email for more information.

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.