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UPDATE:  MARCH, 2021 –

Gianna has worked hard to recover from her injuries and is doing great.  She received a clean bill of health from our vet and is ready to interview potential families!   Gianna has a sweet personality, gets along with all the dogs in her foster home and likes people.

This girl is a snuggler and loves her people.  She gives kisses to all she meets!

She knows how important training is and wants a family that will commit to teaching her the rules of the road.

Please remember, adopting a puppy is not everyone’s cup of tea.  As cute as they are – puppies demand a large investment of time, patience, and training.  They are inquisitive, have endless energy and get into just about everything.  They dig, chew, and seemingly never stop! Think long and hard about your lifestyle.

If you are not willing to invest the time and training to ensure your puppy matures into the wonderful dog – then please consider an older dog.


UPDATE JAN 30, 2020 – Gianna has had her first surgery and is recovering.  She has a broken hip, broken left leg and broken right hip.   Poor little girl.  The vet has repaired these fractures with pins and will be monitoring her recovery before deciding on the next step.

13 week old Gianna landed in a shelter broken and in pain.  We were shocked when we saw her xrays – she has fractures in both legs and her hip is displaced as well.   Our vet believes some of the trauma may have been due to this little girl getting hit by a car.  Abuse may also have caused some of her issues.  Our – it could have been both!   Regardless – this girl needs her injuries treated asap and she needs surgery immediately.

Gianna is a just a baby  – she deserves a better start in life that what has been handed to her so far.   Can she count on your help?

Our surgery estimate is $4500.00 and all donations, regardless of the amounts are desperately needed.


If you would like to meet Gianna, 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.