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Picked up as a stray by animal control, Irena landed in a noisy, high kill shelter.  She took one look around and wondered how she had ended up in such dire straits.   When she saw our GSROC volunteer, she straightened right up to get her attention.

Safe with GSROC, she hopped into the backseat of our volunteer’s car and settled right down.  It was obvious she had been in a car before.   She happily looked out the window during her freedom ride.

Irena is a young girl who will benefit from training.   She has a sweet nature, but is uncertain about her new circumstances.   She attended her first adoption event and gained more and more confidence as the event progressed.   She greeted people politely but did not like people who charged up to her.  That intimidated her and she would step back politely.

She was very interested in a carload of small dogs that drove by her.  Recently, we introduced her to a cat.  She was interested, but when the cat turned and hissed at her, she backed up and gave the cat a wide birth.   We believe with proper introduction and supervision, Irena may be able to live with a savvy cat.


If you would like to meet Irena, 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.