Ginger’s story is one that we will never forget. Day after day as she drove to and from work, a kind passer-by saw Ginger and her two-month-old siblings fending for themselves in a vacant field. The puppies were small and frightened. They were covered with dirt and debris. When San Bernardino Animal Control refused to do anything about these abandoned puppies citing “budgetary limitations” for their lack of support, this Good Samaritan contacted GSROC. Three of our dedicated volunteers visited the field where the pups were residing day and night to make sure that they had enough clean water and food. Little by little, day by day, they were able to gain one puppy’s trust. Finally, one of our heroic volunteers crawled on her hands and knees into the bushes to scoop up Ginger. As of 7/29, our volunteers are still trying to rescue the remaining two puppies and we hope that we can soon get them to safety.

Ginger arrived covered with fleas, ticks, sticks and every variety of other gunk and goop imaginable. Ginger has already had her first several baths, received her first shots, and been thoroughly “de-bugged”. Miraculously, this little girl is already learning to trust her foster parents, and she is more and more comfortable being held and cuddled. Given her young age, we are confident that Ginger can leave memories of her unfortunate beginnings behind and grow up to be a happy, silly, playful family member. Ginger must be placed in a home with other dogs or pups as she thrives on this interaction.

UPDATE 8/4
Ginger has been in her foster home for nearly 2 weeks and she has already learned the ropes. She loves the company of her foster siblings, and she is getting quite comfortable with all of the attention that she’s been receiving. We’re pretty sure that we’ve seen Ginger smiling as she’s trotting around the house!

If you are interested in meeting Ginger, please complete the online application first and then contact Berrysheetmetal@aol.com for more details. If you are touched by Ginger’s story and can make a donation in ANY amount to help us with Ginger’s care and comfort needs, this would be deeply appreciated. Just click on DONATE and pledge your gift for Ginger. We would be truly grateful.




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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