Hopalong and Cassidy didn’t realize that New Year’s Day would be the happiest day of their lives. Their guardian angel was watching over them and put them at the right place at the right time. Elizabeth stopped at a park to let her dog out for a walk. When she looked up, two German Shepherds came right over to her and she could see immediately that Hopalong was injured and limping. She opened her car door and they jumped right in. Elizabeth said it was like they were looking and waiting for someone to help them. She rushed Hopalong to the nearest Emergecy Vet Hospital where Hopalong’s foot was examined and treated. The Vet said the injury was approx. a week old and looked like his foot had been ran over by a tire.

Elizabeth took both dogs home and tried to find their owner but no one came forward. She then contacted GSROC for help.

Hopalong was taken to our Vet Hospital where his leg will be x-rayed and treated. Hopalong is very sweet and friendly. He gets along with other dogs but probably isn’t housebroken. He’s a big boy with a beautiful plush coat and rides nicely in a car. We’re still getting to know him better but we suspend he will be vey gentle with children, cats and dogs. We also suspend Cassidy is his puppy. Cassidy is very attached to him but they don’t need to be adopted together.

01/06/06 Update:

An x-ray was done on Hopalong’s foot and he has a chip fracture. Dr. Reed is optimistic that his leg will heal but he may have a limp. His open wounds are being treated as well. The staff says he’s a wonderful boy and a great patient.

2/6/06 Update:

Hop’s foot is well on the mend and he is looking and feeling much better. He his ready to find his forever home! Come visit him and you will fall in love with his personality.

If you would like to meet Hopalong, please fill out the on-line application or e-mail JOHNANDEBHANCOCK@AOL.COM.




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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