Malachi was picked up as a stray and landed in a crowded shelter.  He and his best friend Madeline were together when animal control brought them to the shelter.  They are the very best of pals and rely on each other.

Malachi is a happy, lively, friendly guy who likes people and loves to make friends.  He is working on his doggy skills and likes to learn new things.  This gorgeous boy has a thick, shiny black coat and always has a friendly doggy smile on his face.

Malachi still has a lot of puppy energy and characteristics going on.  He forgets sometimes he has grown into a big boy!  For that reason, we do not recommend a home with small children for this pair  Their exuberance could cause them to knock little ones down as they romp around.

Malachi and Madeline will thrive in a home familiar with german shepherds and that understands a commitment of time and training is required to ensure they mature into wonderful adult dogs.


If you would like to meet Malachi, 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.