Maxx wandered into a condo complex in early July and easily charmed those who came to help him. Unlike other strays, Maxx easily allowed residents to put a collar on him, feed him, and touch him. Looking at him, they saw that he had a clean wound on his side, and another, pus-filled wound on his neck. In order for them to be able to secure medical care for him at the local all-night veterinarian, we needed to procure a control number from the local SPCA (Inland Valley Humane Society, Pomona), and so it was that he was picked up and taken to the Shelter the following morning.

The high kill shelters do not keep dogs long (usually 7 days) before euthanizing them, so the concerned citizens immediately began looking for someone who could adopt Maxx. A nurse, adopted him from the shelter, had him neutered, and took him home with her. Maxx was wonderful with his new owner, but did not interact well with her other dog. It seemed clear that it was not going to work to have the two dogs in the same house.

Maxx is not (currently) good with other dogs. He is friendly and loves people, and is neither skittish nor aggressive in any way to humans. He seldom barks, is able to sleep alone downstairs at night without disturbing anything, and is happiest lying at his master’s feet. His current inability to interact properly with other dogs may be something that could be overcome, depending on the other dog.

Maxx is currently in boarding. Can you find the compassion in your heart to foster or adopt “Sweet Max”?

If you can help Max immediately, please contact johnandebhancock@aol.com or call Debbie at 714-993-9594.




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.