Age: 18 months

I'm Special!Volunteer Favorite!

Found as a stray wandering the streets of Downey, CA, this poor 1 year old pup was picked up by animal control. Everyone passed by his cage and gasped in horror, but no one offered to adopt him.

You would not know it by looking at him now, but Joshua had raw, open sores all over his body, most notably on the bottoms of his feet. His treatment was expensive and long term, but with wonderful donators and a wonderful foster mom, we were able to get him the treatment he needed and nourished him back to health.

Joshua is only about 1 year old. He is good with the other dogs in his foster home. He is so sweet and gentle, asking only for hugs ever so politely!

Joshua will thrive in a home with another sweet dog and a patient, loving leader. He has endured so much sadness that we want his new family to be extra, extra special! Come visit Joshua at an upcoming adoption event!

If you are interested in meeting him, please complete an online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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.