On December 16, Diesel mysteriously appeared at a trucking yard in Long Beach. In
this industrial area, he managed to find a spot of grass for surveying his new environment.

Initially skeptical of people who tried to approach, Diesel soon showed appreciation and affection to those keeping him fed. And as a true shepherd would, he even began to protect his new “pack” of friends. Diesel was rounded up by a good samaritan who could no longer stand knowing this boy was sleeping in the cold and rain night after night. GSROC was contacted and we made room for this abandoned pup.

Diesel is a stunning male shepherd, between 2 and 3 years young, who is desperately searching for love. He is appreciative of any small gesture of affection that he receives. As we get to know him better, we will update his bio. We are looking forward to seeing this boy bloom now that he’s getting regular meals and plenty of attention from our wonderful volunteers.

To arrange to meet Diesel, please complete the online application first and then contact for more information.

If you would like to meet Diesel, 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.