Size XXL!I'm a Blood DonorAdult home needed

This big boy tops the scales at 100 pounds.  Picked up as a stray, he landed in a crowded shelter with little hope of a future. GSROC stepped in to change that.

Hoss likes to go for walks but his enthusiasm for playing ball is his real passion.  Show this boy a tennis ball and he is ready to go!  On a recent jaunt to the park, Hoss was calm and happy until he saw someone playing fetch.  Then he hustled over to see if he could play too!   Hoss can get a bit too focused on his toys at times, so for this reason, we recommend a home without children.  At times he can be a bit too possessive of his toys and we are working on helping him learn to share.

Hoss is a smart boy and can size up people easily.  He will happily allow you to be the alpha of the pack but is always available to take over if he believes his pack needs a leader.  Hoss’s DNA test results have returned and this big boy is 100% German Shepherd!

Watch his video to learn all about him.


If you would like to meet Hoss, 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.