Handsome - ADOPTED

No cats or small dogs

UPDATE  MARCH 14, 2021

Handsome received the treatment he needed and has recuperated nicely from his surgery.  He was even able to get up and walk shortly after surgery.   Handsome can be a bit protective of the people he sees as his pack.  He needs a strong, experienced owner who will help him understand his role and set limits for his behavior.  For that reason, we recommend a home with no small children.  He can be toy possessive.    He will do best in a home where he can be the only dog.


UPDATE: MARCH 12, 2021

Handsome underwent surgery to remove his leg.  The vet determined the bone infection was too severe and the leg could not be saved.   Handsome is handling this very well .

5 year old Handsome had a deep, serious and extensive injury to his leg.  He was dropped off at a crowded shelter and the wound was not deemed serious at that time.  We took him to our vet and discovered this wound is VERY serious and needs immediate surgical treatment.   Our vet actually gasped when he took the dressing off and saw the extent of his wound.


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 Our adoption donation is minimum $350.00 plus $25.00 for microchip for adult dogs and $450 plus $25.00 microchip for puppies 1 year and under. 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.