Age: 5 years


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.

Cocoa does not like to be petted, but she likes to be brushed.  She would do best in an outdoor home that is not looking for a cuddler.  Cocoa prefers to stay by herself and watch the activities around her.  No other dogs, please.

We know that Cocoa requires a very unique and patient home, but if you are looking to change a hardship dog’s life, please consider adopting Cocoa.


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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