The story of Jack and Irene breaks our hearts. Originally rescued from San Luis Obispo, where they had been left behind when their callous owners moved away, Jack and Irene need a very special home. We believe that they were dogs used for breeding, with Jack being the father of Irene. Jack is a very large-boned white male, approximately 7-8 years old. He has a gentle disposition and wants only to please. Jack suffers from some arthritis in his hips and requires daily glucosamine and MSN to help keep him comfortable. He still enjoys going for walks and rides in the car, which our vets tell us are good for him. Jack loves other dogs.

Irene is a dainty girl who often cowers underneath Jack when she is frightened. She is approximately 4 years old, but looks younger. Irene is much smaller in stature, probably weighing around 50 pounds. She is very timid and fearful of the world–we think she was kept in a back yard and never allowed to see what Life has to offer. As a result of her poor socialization, Irene is not good with other dogs. She is aggressive toward small dogs and cats and can’t be trusted with them. She can learn to tolerate dogs her own size or larger if someone is willing to help her with proper introductions. This poor girl has suffered abandonment and neglect and we want to make it up to her by finding her a wonderful happy ending.

The dogs are housebroken and mannerly. Jack loves to have affection lavished on him; Irene runs and hides when someone new enters the house and definitely would prefer a quieter home. We would consider allowing them to go to separate homes. To learn more about Jack and Irene, please complete the online application and indicate that your interest is in them. From there, an adoption counselor will contact you. Once you have completed your application, you can email adoption@gsroc.org or call 714-993-9594 for more information.

Jack is in a foster home, but Irene is in boarding. We are desperately seeking a sponsor to help offset the hefty costs for Irene’s boarding. If you can make a donation of any amount to assist Jack or Irene while they are waiting for their forever family, please click on the “DONATE” button in the top menu and indicate that your gift is for Jack or Irene.




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

  • Adult GSDs: $395
  • Purebred GSD Puppies: $495
  • Mixed GSD Puppies: $395
  • Special Senior-to-Senior Adoptions: $295
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.

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