Gentle Cocoa can’t understand what he did wrong to be dumped so unceremoniously at the animal shelter in his golden years. This BIG 6 1/2 year-old boy was the apple of his family’s eye for many years, but when they moved to an apartment, Cocoa was left to take his chances with life and death at the city animal shelter. Because of his age, Cocoa’ chances were none too good, and the staff at the shelter pleaded with GSROC to come to his aid. When we saw the distressed look on this sweet boy’s face, we knew that we had to find a way to save his life.

Cocoa is housebroken, neutered, good with all other creatures and very gentle, in spite of his 155 pound frame. Did we mention that he’s positively gorgeous?!! If you’re looking for a well-behaved, loyal and exotic looking BIG dog, come and meet Cocoa!

To arrange to meet Cocoa, please complete the online application first and then contact 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

  • 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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