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Luke, age 6 months, was purchased to become a service dog for an elderly man in a wheelchair.  However, before Luke’s training could begin, the man had a stroke.
The family decided that it would be best to find Luke a family that could keep up with a young Malinois puppy.  Luke is a purebred Malinois who will need an extremely active home and a lot of exercise in order to become a well-balanced and happy adult dog.
His family states he lived with a cat in his former home and there were no problem.  Luke walks well on a leash and can’t wait to continue his training!

Belgian Malinois are a separate breed from German Shepherds and require homes that understand and enjoy the breed.  They have high drive and unlimited energy.  They MUST receive training so they can learn how to channel their drive appropriately.

We are looking for a home that is experienced with the breed and looking for a project. Training Luke will require your time and commitment for him to be successful.  He has sooo much potential—it’s up to his adopters to mold him into something spectacular! Please think long and hard before applying for him.   If you do not believe your schedule and life style will allow this  – then please apply for another dog.

Please remember, adopting a puppy is not everyone’s cup of tea.  As cute as they are – puppies demand a large investment of time, patience, and training.  They are inquisitive, have endless energy and get into just about everything.  They dig, chew, and seemingly never stop! Think long and hard about your lifestyle.

If you are not willing to invest the time and training to ensure your puppy matures into the wonderful dog – then please consider an older dog.


If you would like to meet Luke, 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.