I'm Special!Please Sponsor My Vet Care

Little Luke was near death when we rescued him. Our volunteer rushed him to the emergency hospital, where we learned that the shelter had failed to change his bandage regularly, resulting in maggots nesting in his wounds. We received the sad news that this tiny 8 week old puppy would have to lose his leg in order to survive. To save Luke’s life, the vet removed his leg.

Now after several weeks of recovery in his foster home, Luke is bouncing around on 3 legs as if he’s never been any different. His foster family reports that it is hard to keep him calm and resting! Luke is a perfect example of why GSROC exists: To give fresh starts to dogs that have been dealt harsh blows in Life.

Stay tuned for updates on little Luke as we learn more about him!

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.