Herman the German - ADOPTED

I'm Housebroken!UPDATED BIO!

Truth really is stranger than fiction! What else could we think when we heard this tale?

Herman was purchased as a 2 month old puppy and went to live with a family. He went camping with them and didn’t wander off. He is housebroken and leash trained. He likes car rides and loves to play. He loves his family and thought they loved him too. He thought live was grand.

However, his family never invested in training for Herman. So, when he gets excited and jumps on his people, no one ever told him not to do that. How was he supposed to know this is considered bad manners?

A year passed. family dynamics changed and the family decided they didn’t want him anymore. They stopped by a high kill shelter and dropped him off. The animal control workers took one look at this beautiful boy and knew quick action was needed to save him.

GSROC was contacted and immediately dashed over to save him. We somehow found room in our lifeboat for him. Herman is understandably confused – he has no idea why his family no longer wants him.

UPDATE! Turns out Herman the German is a big of a Don Juan. During a recent thunderstorm, he used the time honored pick up line “don’t worry, I will protect you!” to weasel his way into the kennel of the female GSD next to his. This female is notoriously picky about who she becomes friends with. Somehow Herman got past all that, and now they are best buds!

If you would like to meet Herman, please complete the online application and a 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 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.