To look at this stunning boy you would never know the heartache he has endured… Hugo was born on December 28, 2007. He is the offspring of an active police K-9. We do not understand how police are allowed to breed their dogs and sell the puppies for profit. Hugo is a perfect example of why this practice should be outlawed. Sadly, Hugo was sold to a family that turned out to be heartless. At just 2 years old Hugo found himself thrown away in the most heartless way imaginable…
On Christmas Eve, Hugos family took him to a local high kill animal shelter and put him in the overnight box. Yes, shelters have outside metal cages where you can dump your dog like you would your garbage. As the family walked away a kind animal control officer asked why they would do this to their dog on Christmas Eve. They informed him that where they lived they could only have one dog, and they had gotten their Son a puppy for Christmas.
Poor Hugo just sat in the outside cage shivering and wondering what had just happened to him. The office called one of GSROC volunteers who happened to be answering her phone on Christmas Eve… When she heard Hugos plight, her heart broke. Even though GSROC is beyond full, and the bank account is not a pretty sight, we could not let Hugo die… Animal Control could not release him that night, so the officer went and took Hugo out of the cage and let him stay in the office with him, he felt so bad for this dog.
While his family was snug in their beds, with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, Hugo was on the cold floor of an animal shelter office with a stranger.
Hugo has no ill feelings… He loves people and other dogs. He just might be good with the kitties as well. He loves to go in the car and is the perfect passenger. Hugo is 2 years young and a total sweetheart.
male If you would like to meet Hugo, please complete the online application and an adoption 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 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.