Maxim came all the way from a shelter in San Diego. He was very afraid when he first came to us, but is starting to adjust in his foster home. He had been adopted from the shelter as a tiny pup, then kept in a backyard by himself for about a year, and then he was returned to the very same shelter. Can you imagine the terror and sadness that he must have felt to be returned to where he had been dumped before? Our hearts are breaking for this sweet, shy little guy.

Maxim is on the smaller side, probably around 55 pounds. He is especially fond of playing and romping with other dogs. He is currently in a foster home with dogs of all sizes and he is very content to be a part of the pack. He is fearful when he first meets people, and seems to be afraid that he might get struck, but once he trusts you, he’s very affectionate.

If you are interested in helping a dog that really needs someone special, please contact and complete an application online for our Maxim.

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

  • Adult GSDs: $395
  • Purebred GSD Puppies: $495
  • Mixed GSD Puppies: $395
  • Special Senior-to-Senior Adoptions: $295
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.

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