In early December, Dickens will be one year old. He is a very healthy, energetic young dog; thus…full of the Dickens!

Dickens is happiest when his family is at home. Sadly, his family now works longer hours than when he first joined them, and nobody is happy about that, especially Dickens. He needs a new family with more time to share, and maybe another dog for a buddy.

Dickens is very smart, affectionate, and quite an athlete. If he were at school, he would be at the head of his class, but the first one out the door at recess! He loves people; he thinks they need lots of kisses and paw shakes; but he needs to work on his greetings. Dickens loves walks, and to play and run. He can even catch a ball in mid air!

He does not bark a lot, although when he sees a stranger near the house, or wants to play, he’ll let you know. Dickens loves other dogs; they can play for hours.

Dickens is housebroken, and he knows basic commands but like any young dog, he needs more training. He will pickup your newspaper and bring it inside; he is still working on “drop it”. At mealtime, he will sit and wait until given a signal (“go”) to begin eating his food.

If you are interesed in meeting Dickens, please complete an application online and then call Debbie at 714-993-9594 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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