Gunner was wasting away at a far-flung shelter when an alert shelter worker alerted us to his situation: Because of the influx of stray dogs from the 4th of July holiday, even young dogs like Gunner were at risk of euthanasia simply because there was not enough space at the shelter.

A wonderful sponsor stepped forward to make it possible for us to bring Gunner into our care because our resources are currently stretched very thin. We are grateful to E & I for their kind hearts and generosity. Gunner is now safely stowed at our vet, where he is getting checked out and cleaned up. He will make someone a wonderful, devoted friend.

Update: 7/18/06
Gunner is now in a foster home were he is putting on some much needed weight. His foster Mom reports that he is a very nice house guest. Gunny seems to be potty trained and likes cats. Gunny gets a long great with all his foster brothers & sisters. His foster Mom says his ears are starting to stand up when he runs & plays.

Update: 8/14/06
Gunnie (as his friends call him) has recently recoverd from a nasty case of pneumonia. He is finally on the mend and eating well again. Gunnie is expected to be a big boy who remains on the mellow side. We just love his gentle, loping style!

To arrange to meet Gunner, please complete the online application first and then contact Berrysheetmetal@aol.com for more information.




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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