Whatever happened to Crusoe during his time with the hoarder truly traumatized him. We can only imagine that it must have been something terrible for a 6 month old dog to be so withdrawn. He is shy and tries to make himself invisible so that no one will try to touch him. Crusoe thrives in the company of other dogs and takes his lead from them. Our wonderful volunteers have been working with him to earn his trust, but Crusoe will require a quiet home without small children. Another dog is a must for this insecure guy. In return for your kindness and patience, you will get to see a terrified dog gradually blossom and learn that humans can be trusted.

To learn more about Crusoe, please complete the online application to tell us more about yourself and then contact Berrysheetmetal@aol.com for more details.

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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