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9 month old Martin found himself in search of a new  home when his owner could no longer care for him.  This boy is lively, funny and full of fun.   After all, what 8 month old puppy isn’t ?  Scratch his head and tell him what a sweetie he is and he will lap up all that attention.

Martin freely gives kisses to folks and views most people as his friends.  He figures he likes everyone so you must feel the same about him.   He rides easily in the car – always up for an adventure.  He likes other dogs and is happy to make friends with other dogs.  He knows his basic commands and is eager to learn more.

He would love to be in a foster home while he awaits adoption.   Interested?   Please let us know.

Please remember – Martin has a sweet nature but he is still very much a puppy.  What does this mean?   Well, puppies have an abundance of energy and require lots and lots of exercise.  Without that, they will dig, bark, and generally trash your home.   Dogs like Martin can not be left home alone for long hours structure.  Martin is at the stage where he is a bit mouthy – which with training is easily corrected.  However, for this reason, small children may not be a good match with Martin. School age children are a better age for him.

Puppies require an investment of time and training in order to help them develop into the wonderful adults they are capable of becoming.  That means getting a trainer, taking your dog to training and then working with your dog to help him learn all his social skills.

If you are not interested in making this type of commitment, then puppies are not a good choice for you.  Please look at an older dog.


If you would like to meet Martin, 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.