Poor Emmy Lou waited and waited for someone to come and take her away from the loud and scary animal shelter, but no one ever did. When some concerned volunteers at the public shelter contacted us about Emmy Lou’s plight, we could hear the desperation in their voices: They had grown attached to Emmy and couldn’t bear the thought of her losing her life simply because of space constraints at the shelter. Our rescue is overflowing with beautiful, deserving, adoptable dogs and our coffers are depleted following several expensive surgeries. But our kind-hearted volunteers couldn’t give up on Emmy Lou, so we made a little more room in our rescue.

Emmy Lou is frightened but sweet. She is a very tiny girl, probably around 45 pounds, possibly mixed with some sheltie? She loves to be comforted and stroked. Ironically, we learned from the shelter vet that when Emmy Lou was spayed, it was discovered that she was PREGNANT but no one at the shelter knew!?! We can’t figure this one out, but we’re very glad that Emmy is now safe and secure in our care. She is gradually learning to trust other dogs who do not overwhelm her. We think that with time she would really enjoy having a canine playmate.

To arrange to meet Emmy Lou, please complete the online application first 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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