Cricket waited and waited for a loving owner to reclaim her from the scarey animal shelter. But, as is the case all too often, no heartbroken owner was there to save her. Although we are overflowing with dogs and our valiant volunteers are stretched as far as they can stretch, when Cricket’s time “ran out” at the shelter, we could not stand by and let her young life be ended.

While at the shelter, Cricket was housed with another large dog and she enjoyed the company very much. Cricket is housebroken and sleeps soundly through the night. She is also a very nice passenger in the car. Cricket has told us that she does not want to share her home with small dogs or cats, but a larger dog or a fellow shepherd would be great!

Cricket has to be reminded that she is not a lap dog. She is desperate for attention and isn’t happy living in a boarding kennel. We think that Cricket would do well with children that are 10 and over as she is a little too boistrous for smaller children and might accidently knock them down. (If she did knock a child down, Cricket would give the child kisses until he got back up!!)

Cricket would benefit from a basic obedience class as it’s obvious that she wants to make her people happy. She’s strong on the leash, but with reminders, she’s getting the hand of a leisurely pace.

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

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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