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As hard as we try to place our dogs in homes that will cherish them forever, occasionally, we make a mistake. Leo has come back to us as a 6 year old dog due to changes within the family. Leo doesn’t understand why he is suddenly homeless.

Leo is an absolutely charming dog! He is friendly to all he meets, dogs, cats, and people. He is housebroken, crate trained and walks beautifully on a leash. He likes to play ball and loves to cuddle when you are ready to kick back.

He was residing with another shepherd in his family. Leo is not accustomed to tiny children, so we suggest a home that has older children or an adult home. He has sooooo much love and loyalty to give to someone who appreciates the value of a middle-aged dog.

People who meet him are as mystified as we are that a family could give up a dog as sweet and loving as Leo!

To arrange to meet Leo, please complete the online application first and then contact for details.

6 years
If you would like to meet Leo, 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.