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Hope was wandering in a residential neighborhood lost and alone.  A kind animal lover fed her while she searched for her owner.  After a few weeks, her landlord told her Hope could not stay there, so she was taken to the local shelter.   Enter GSROC!  We squeezed her onto our lifeboat and promised her a better life.

She is a bit shy when she first meets strangers, but warms up quickly.  She gets along well with other dogs and enjoys spending time with them.  In fact, her confidence builds when others are around.   She likes being part of the group.

Hope enjoys going for walks with our volunteers and trots along enjoying the scenery.  She promises to be a happy companion to her new family.


If you would like to meet Hope, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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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.