Fern is now in a GSROC foster home and is busily making friends with the resident dog.  Now that she is feeling better, she is ready to play and likes to have fun.  She walks fairly well on a leash.   Fern is still very much of a puppy and has lots of puppy energy.   She is looking forward to starting her training so she can show everyone how smart she is!

She enjoys her crate and sleeps there without an issue.

Recently she met the grandchildren of her foster mom.  She had a blast playing with them during their visit.   She enjoys attending adoption events and greets strangers politely.



2 year old Fern found herself in a scary, overcrowded shelter with a large hematoma (blood clot) in her ear.   It was painful and needed immediate treatment.   However, in these COVID days, that doesn’t generally happen.  Instead, the dog faces a grim ending.

GSROC heard of her plight and couldn’t ignore it.   Although our financial cupboard was bare, we took a deep breath and made room for her.   Our vet agreed – immediate surgery was needed.  The fee is $1600.00.  One look at Fern’s face and anyone can see she is in pain.  Our hearts broke when we saw her.


If you would like to meet Fern, 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.