Mickey’s owner could no longer care for him but shared his background with us.

Mickey is an all-around fabulous dog. Everyone that meets him, likes him immediately. Mickey, too, likes everyone and everything, whether of the human or four-legged kind. Mickey has an excellent temperament around children. He is patient and loving and was raised with grandchildren in his former home.

Mickey loves to play with other dogs. He plays with a lot of enthusiasm, so we are not recommending him for a home with small dogs, for they may get overwhelmed. Mickey has shown some gentle curiosity around cats, so we suspect he could learn to get along with them.

Mickey is currently in a foster home where he’s getting the love and attention he deserves. He’s done a great job adjusting to the people and dogs in his foster home. His foster mom reports that he gets super excited at any prospect to go for rides in the car, no matter how long the trip. Just shake your keys or put on your jacket, and he’ll be by the door in a flash.

Mickey is housebroken and knows his basic commands. He knows “sit” and “down,” retrieves a tennis ball, and likes to shake hands. To show off his impish sense of humor, he’s been known to take shoes and other “forbidden” items and drop them with a bang so you’ll come and check out what he’s got. He tells us this is just a ploy to get some attention. His foster mom gladly obliges.

Common to the breed, Mickey has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia. You wouldn’t know it, though. He plays with abandon and doesn’t show any signs of pain or discomfort. However, he may need hip dyplasia surgery at some point in his life. Of course, proper nutrition, exercise and joint supplements are a great way to help maintain healthy joints.

If you’re interested in a great dog that enjoys the company of children, please fill out the on-line application and then contact k_dekker@earthlink.net.

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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