As hard as it is to believe, this 4-month-old puppy girl was in danger of losing her life at a crowded animal shelter. Circumstances were not on her side when the shelter had to close down some of the kennel space to do building rennovations…when there’s not enough room for all of the dogs, even young dogs are in jeopardy. Fortunately, one of our kind-hearted volunteers rushed out to get Kelsey into our rescue raft. She is safely stowed in a foster home where she is learning her house manners.

Kelsey has just arrived so we are getting to know her better. We suspect that she will remain on the smaller side for a shepherd. PLEASE do not apply to adopt a puppy unless you are prepared to invest the time and energy required to train a young shepherd! Shepherd puppies are fun and loveable, but they also need guidance, leadership and training in order to grow up to be nice canine citizens!

To arrange to meet Kelsey, please complete the 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

  • 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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