Senior sweetheart!Volunteer Favorite!

A GSROC volunteer was on his lunch break and was driving near his office. On a corner, he saw a woman with a purebred GSD with a sign “Free Dog”. The volunteer pulled over and learned that the woman was homeless and that she had to get rid of the dog right away because she had to get on a BUS to go back to the homeless shelter. She adopted Colbert from the Humane Society in August then somehow ended up homeless. The story doesn’t end here…….since the homeless lady didn’t have the dog’s records, another volunteer had to drive to the Humane Society to get the shot records, proof of sterility, etc. She learned that “Colbert” was the dog of a cancer victim who had turned him over to the Humane Society, where he waited EIGHT MONTHS to be adopted.

Poor Colbert really deserves some stability in his life and GSROC will make sure he finds his forever home. He’s surprisingly well cared for with a short, neat coat.

So far, we’ve learned that he’s a very friendly boy and gets along with dogs, both small and large. He may even get along with cats. He was fine hanging out in the volunteer’s car and wanted to crawl into the volunteer’s lap. He’s very affectionate and a big love. According to his records he’s 5-1/2 years old.

Cole has an eye condition known as panus, which requires daily drops to keep his eyes moist. The drops will prevent him from losing his vision and he takes them very well. We are asking a $300 adoption donation for Cole plus $25 donation for microchip fee.

If you would like to meet Cole, please fill out the on-line application and contact

If you would like to meet Cole, 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.