Kado is a magnificent looking, XXL German Shepherd boy, who supposedly was brought to the U.S. from Germany. Unfortunately, his pedigree and good looks did not prevent him from being mistreated and unloved. Luckily for Kado, a neighbor had witnessed Kado’s plight and immediately made it his mission to try to save Kado from his family. The family eventually agreed to give up Kado, when the neighbor offered to pay them $100. Can you believe it?! We couldn’t say no to a dog that has been waiting for 4 years for his break in life.

Kado had been staying in a small dirt run, with a steel drum to sleep in for a bed (pictures below — our volunteer snuck a few pictures when the owner stepped away). Kado was only allowed to run around in his back yard for a little time each day. Sadly, Kado wasn’t treated well when he didn’t “obey” his owner. But amazingly, Kado still showed love and affection to his owner when he was released from his kennel before being whisked away into the safety of our group. The volunteer that drove Kado away from his old home was showered with kisses during the long drive to the vet’s office.

Kado was born in December of 2001, so he is a little over 4 years old now. He currently weighs 105 lb., but should fill out to 110-115 lb. with proper nutrition. Because of Kado’s size and strength, we are not recommending him for a family with small children, for he may overwhelm small kids. Currently, Kado is in training with one of our volunteers. He is responding well, but he does need an experienced and confident german shepherd dog owner, that is willing to invest the time in continuing Kado’s training.

With proper guidance, he hasn’t shown aggression toward other dogs. However, he was not socialized with other dogs in his previous home, so we are not sure if he’d be okay with another dog in the home to play with.

If you are interested in meeting this big hunk, please be sure to fill out an online application. Then, if you have questions, feel free to email k_dekker@earthlink.net.




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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