7-year-old Cocoa was rescued from a ramshackle back yard where she had lived her entire life.  She was so terrified that she had to be trapped in order to be saved.  Cocoa had never known a human touch or a soft voice before she came to GSROC.  Her family simply tossed food out for her and the other dogs and then closed the door. 
Since arriving at GSROC, Cocoa has made tremendous strides and over time has learned to trust several of our volunteers.   She is very fearful of new situations and loud noises, but she is a gentle girl who would be content just to hang out near you.   Homes with children and teenagers would be too much for this girl.   Noise and commotion, friends coming in and out would be too much for Cocoa.   She craves a quiet, adult home with a predictable routine.
If you are looking for a cuddler, Cocoa is not right for you, but if you truly want to make a difference for a dog that has never known joy, please consider fostering or adopting our Cocoa.  You would change her life and earn a loyal best friend.

If you would like to meet Cocoa, 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.