German Shepherd Rescue got a call from a rescue colleague who had found two beautiful shepherds roaming as strays. From the condition they were in, it was obvious to this veteran rescuer that they had been on their own for a while. Irvin–the older boy–had sticks and burrs in his beautiful plush coat and open sores on his back.

A dedicated German Shepherd Rescue volunteer made the LONNNNNNNNNNNG, traffic-ridden drive to Ramona to pick up Irvin and the other dog, whom we have dubbed Santana. Despite their ordeal, the dogs are friendly and sweet. Irvin seems to be the leader of the two, yet he has a gentle personality.

The volunteer who rescued Irvin named him after an Angels baseball pitcher, but the volunteers like to call him “Fuzzy Bear” because his coat is so soft and his face is so cute! He loves to get tummy rubs and he will give you his paw very gently to get your attention.

To arrange to meet Irvin, please complete the online application and then contact for more info.

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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