Latest Update: Dax has recovered from his leg surgeries and is a happy, energetic guy. He will always have a slightly “different” gait, as one of his legs grew faster than the others, but Dax doesn’t let this slow him down! Dax is almost a year old, crate-trained and affectionate. He is growing to be a big boy.
June 2022 Update: Dax continues to make progress. His braces are off and he is walking on his own now. He is not ready to run or walk long marathons, but he is getting stronger all the time. He will be receiving some aqua therapy as part of his rehab to strengthen his muscles. He has gained weight and now weighs 70 lbs.
Watch his video to see him as he starts his aqua therapy!
MAY, 2022 – UPDATE
Dax is one happier camper! His recovery is moving along and his casts have been removed. Of course, he still has to stay somewhat quiet and he has a long rehab road ahead of him. Still, he is making good progress. He has a good appetite and is gaining weight. Dax is a happy guy and his sweet personality remains constant even after all he has been through.
Dax was hit by a car and left on the side of the road with two broken legs! Picked up as a stray by animal control, he went to the shelter but no one came to claim him. Terrified and alone, this sweet boy was in so much pain and all alone.
We could not turn our back on this sweet boy so when the request came through, we committed to help him. Dax has been seen by the orthopedic specialist and has had his surgery. HIs facial lacerations have been repaired as well.
male If you would like to meet Dax, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.
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.