3 year old Kano found himself facing a grim ending in a crowded high kill shelter. He was picked up as a stray by Animal Control and appears to have been living on his own for awhile. This poor boy only weighed 58 pounds when he first arrived at the shelter. He has been slowly gaining weight as he is now getting adequate nutrition.

We were concerned about his weight and asked our vet to check him out.  Unfortunately, we discovered Kano had a perineal hernia.  We can only imagine the pain he has endured before landing in our life boat.   We ensured that Kano received the treatment he needed and he feels so very much better!

Kano is now ready to start his new life.  He is hoping to find a home of his very own.   Kano did well at a recent adoption event.  He enjoys meeting people.   He will do best in a home as an only dog.   Kano likes the spotlight directly on him – he enjoys all that human attention and doesn’t enjoy sharing.

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 Our adoption donation is minimum $350.00 plus $25.00 for microchip for adult dogs and $450 plus $25.00 microchip for puppies 1 year and under. 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.