I'm Gentle and CalmNo cats or small dogs

Cochise is a young male who was facing a grim end at a high kill shelter. He was emaciated, filthy and out of options when we first saw him. We could not turn our backs on a dog in this condition. We have no idea what type of person would allow their dog to end up in such bad shape. But, we were confident that with your help we could nurse Cochise back to health.

UPDATE: Our vet has told us that Cochise needs a special diet to avoid any GI upset.   We have started him on this diet and he is doing very well.

Cochise has figured out the doggy door and is housebroken. He gets along well with medium and large dogs, but is now displaying a prey drive.  We do not recommend him for a home with small animals and cats are also on his list of animals he does not like.

Cochise likes to make friends with people and enjoys car rides.  He has good leash manners and is a handsome boy.

Please complete the online application of you are interested in meeting him.

If you would like to meet Cochise, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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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.