What appeared to be a carcass was in fact a huge shepherd that was too weak and too water-logged to go any further. She concluded from his condition that he had been out in the rain for a long, long time. As we see all too often, the dog had no collar or ID tag. Bravely, she scooped the helpless dog into her car and drove him to the nearest vet hospital for treatment. Then she contacted GSROC to ask us to help this poor forgotten boy.

We have named the foundling “Ike” in memory of a well-loved rescued dog that recently passed away. Ike responded very well to basic treatment, warm surroundings and good food. Ike has been neutered, vaccinated and dewormed and now he’s ready to find a home of his own. This is a big, strong, beautiful boy with tremendous potential in the right hands.

To arrange to meet Ike, please complete the online application first and then contact dforsyth@socal.rr.com

If you would like to meet Ike, 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.