Introducing Joe–a dashing and debonair two-year-old male with magnificent markings and a loving nature. Joe is full of spirit and energy and gets along nicely with other dogs his own size. He needs a secure yard with a 6 foot fence because he likes to visit the neighbors if he’s bored. We expect Joe to blossom into a larger adult male, probably weighing in around 85-90 pounds when he fills out.

Joe was rescued from an animal shelter when his time ran out. The shelter staff there held Joe long past his “due out” date because they were so impressed with his disposition, and because they couldn’t bear to take his life. We are grateful to our shelter partners for working with us to save wonderful dogs like Joe–we couldn’t rescue as many dogs without the commitment of these front line allies!

Joe is currently in boarding. To arrange to meet him, please complete the online application and email adoption@gsroc.org for more information.




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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