Poor Heidee was left to fend for herself when her owner’s moved and decided not to take her with them. They didn’t take her to the shelter, or try and find her a new home, or call the rescue, they just discarded her like she was not worth anything and didn’t even make arrangements for her to be fed.

When the shelter eventually picked her up, they attempted to contact the owners. They had moved with no forwarding address, and their phone number had been disconnected.

Another rescue informed us of Heidee’s situation, and we knew we had to help her. When a volunteer went to see her at the shelter, she wagged her tail and gave the look, “please help me” as she licked her hand.

We decided to take her in, even though she was not in the best shape, and give her a chance to find her forever home and have her happy ending. When we picked her up from the vet, he informed us that when he went to perform her spay surgery, she was in the early stages of pregnancy, and that she had a mammory tumory that need to be looked at. She was also very emaciated, and needs to put on a few pounds!

We picked her up after the surgery, and she was miserable, extremely thin, and not feeling well at all. Unfortunately, we did not have an immediate foster home to put her in, and we had to place her in a boarding facility to recover. However, if we had not picked her up from the shelter immediately, she was scheduled to be euthanized.

Through it all, Heidee has remained sweet and loving. She needs someone to love her and to redeem her confidence that she is worthy. We are confident she will make a wonderful companion to a family that is willing to give her a chance.

If you are interested in meeting Heidee, please complete an application online.




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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