Age: 10 months

I love to go for walks!

Merlin is an adorable lanky teenage guy who was found as a stray with no collar or tags. His tipped ears give him an endearing look. Merlin has a ‘wide-eyed innocent’ quality about him because each new discovery seems to amaze and delight him. He loves to go for walks but it was obvious that he had never been in a car before he came to us! Merlin has an adorable habit of crossing his front legs when he’s resting. He loves attention, but he is not pushy about asking for it.

He has tremendous potential to become a closely bonded companion and at 10 months young, he’s at a great age for training. Merlin walks beautifully on a leash (he wants to be right up next to your left side) and appears to have had a bit of training. He would love a home with another playful dog. We have seen him puppy wrestle with his gal pal Sara and it’s so fun to watch.

To arrange to meet Merlin, please complete the online application first and then contact for more details.

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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