I Love To Cuddle!

One day, a nice lady from German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County came and got me outta there. Boy oh boy, was I happy to get in her car and get away from that loud and smelly place!!!

Ok, so as you know, my name is Joy ’cause the nice people at rescue said their hearts will be filled with Joy if I have my very own family for Christmas. I am about 5 to 6 months old and they said I am very pretty and smart, but I’m not vain about it. They also said I am sassy and full of puppy energy. I love to go for walks and sniff flowers. I am a very good girl in the car and I love to go bye-bye.

I’m only a little kid, so here’s fair warning: I’ll probably dig up your garden, chew your shoes and I might even try and eat your couch. ‘Cause that’s what we puppies do, ya know? I promise I’ll love you for the next 13 to 15 years and spend my life being devoted to you. The nice folks at GSROC told me to say please don’t apply to adopt me if you can’t promise to love me and keep me my whole life, which will be a really, really long time.

If you want to meet me, please call Shawn at 714/206-9002 or you can email her at Please hurry! I want to have a home so Santa can visit me!

If you would like to meet Joy, 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.