Age: 2 year

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Gatsby is a playful and energetic 3 year old shepherd. He was found hiding in an abandoned field, frightened and alone with no ID tags or collar. A kind passerby coaxed him out of the field and transported him to a vet to check for a microchip, but unfortunately, Gatsby had no ID to help him find his way home. Fortunately, our volunteer was at the veterinarian’s office at the same time that the good citizen brought Gatsby in, so GSROC was able to step up to help Gatsby.

He was emaciated and he would not put weight on his front leg.  Tests revealed that Gatsby has some degree of mega-esophagus, a condition that requires a special feeding regimen.  Gatsby needs to eat multiple small meals of soup-like food so that he doesn’t accidentally get food in his wind pipe.  We have scheduled an appointment with a neurologist to identify why Gatsby will not use his leg.  

To arrange to meet Gatsby, please complete the online application first and then contact 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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