Handsome Max is just 2 years old and already looking for at least his third home: His first home was with the breeder who was responsible for bringing him into a world that already has too many shepherds; his second home was with a senior citizen, who had no business owning a large, active dog like a shepherd. This person cast him off like unwanted garbage, forcing Max to take his chances with life and death at the crowded animal shelter.

Fortunately, a kind shelter worker saw how frightened Max was in that environment and contacted GSROC on Max’s behalf. Poor Max had no idea what he had done wrong to deserve being thrown away, when in fact, he hadn’t done anything wrong at all.

Max is a big, exhuberant teenage shepherd with loads of potential! He has not had much training, but he is eager to learn and quick to respond to kindness and reassurance. Please help us to give Max the wonderful life that he so deserves–come and meet him to see if he could become a cherished member of your family.

To arrange to meet Max, please complete the online application first and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com for more information.

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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