Gwendolyn was found wandering a neighborhood, alone and very hungry. In fact, she had been trying survive on anything she could find, including ketchup packets. This poor girl has had a rough time of it. A kind animal lover tried to find where she belonged, but no one came forward to claim her. Gwendolyn stayed at her home and was polite to the dogs in the home. She met the children and was happy to see them.
When GSROC heard this heartbreaking tale, we could not ignore her plight. Gwendolyn is now in a foster home and has been put on a special diet to gain weight.
When she was introduced to a cat, she was unfazed. She sniffed him, then walked away. When the cat ran by her, she yawned as if to say…..”big deal, a cat ran by.” We believe with proper introduction and supervision, she may be able to live with a cat.
Now that Gwendolyn has settled into her foster home, she is letting a bit of her diva nature shine through. She has gotten into a few tussles with the dogs in her home. She is gradually learning her doggy manners from her host dogs. Gwen was clearly not socialized with other dogs and had no idea how to read the cues from our pack when she tried to engage in her very playful and exuberant manner. She is a quick study, however and is beginning to fit in much better. We believe she will do best in a home where she can be the only dog or with mellow, friendly dogs.
Gwen is now on the road to recovery after battling pneumonia and an ear infection! She is doing well in her foster home but would love to have a forever home for the holidays! If you are interested in meeting her, please complete an online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.
female If you would like to meet Gwendolyn, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.
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.