Frankie was languishing in a high kill shelter in a far-flung city when German Shepherd Rescue of OC learned of his plight. He had been running stray with no collar or tags and no owner bothered to retrieve him from the shelter. Despite the distance, several of our stalwart volunteers made it their mission to bring Frankie to safety within our fold.

Frankie gets along great with other dogs and cats rather intimidate him. One of our volunteers described him as “Too sweet for words!” He has an endearing habit of wanting to give you a very gentle hug and would love to be a lap dog if you would let him. Frankie is housebroken and knows his basic commands.

Frankie rode like a champ on his first car ride. He curled up in the back seat and slept the best sleep that he’s had in weeks! After his nap, he gave kisses to his chauffeur and was ready to romp and play! He also loves tummy rubs.

Frankie is currently in boarding but he would love to find a forever home soon. To arrange to meet him, please complete the online application first and then contact Maria at 714-773-5915 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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