Greta is a beautiful 2.5 year old purebred girl who is confused at being homeless. She was adopted from the Santa Barbara Animal Shelter and lived happily for several years with her devoted owner. Unfortunately, Greta’s owner took her own life and that left Greta an orphan again. When it looked like Greta was headed BACK to the Santa Barbara Animal Shelter, a compassionate shelter worker contacted us and begged us to help Greta.

Greta loves other dogs, including small dogs, and she is housebroken. Her personality is loving and gentle. She is not destructive, but she does not like to be left at home alone for long periods of time because she was accustomed to having her elderly owner with her. She has had leg surgery to correct an old injury and has a plate in her hind leg. Because of this, she walks a little stiffly, and requires joint supplements, but she can still run and romp like a typical 2 year old dog.

Greta has endured so much sadness and pain in her short life that we have all vowed to find her an extra special home with a family that will provide her with security and love for the rest of her life. To arrange to meet this beautiful and gentle girl, please complete the online application 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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