Gunnar’s owner contacted us for help because she is not able to provide enough leadership or boundaries for this active and impish teenager. Now that Gunnar is big and strong, the behavior that was laughed off as being ‘cute’ when he was little is no longer amusing. Gunnar needs an owner who understands the nature and needs of German Shepherds–someone that Gunnar can look up to, not feel that he can dominate. We recommend him for someone who has plenty of time to invest in directing his energies into positive pursuits. A basic obedience class will do wonders for this bright but headstrong pup.

Gunnar’s story underscores the need for research and thoughtful consideration before taking ANY breed of dog home. Gunnar’s owner realized too late that a shepherd was not a good choice for her lifestyle and personality. Fortunately, GSROC exists to help dogs like Gunnar get a fresh start in the right situation.

To arrange to meet Gunnar, please complete the online application.

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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