Miss Zara

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6 year old Miss Zara landed in a high kill shelter with her 3 puppies.  She is much too old to be used as a breeding machine, but it appears that is what was happening.   She is a sweet girl who is a good mother to her puppies.  The shelter staff were impressed with her motherly dedication.

Miss Zara has not had an easy life.  She has a hematoma in her ear most likely due to chronic ear infections which went untreated.  She also has a mass that needs to be evaluated by our vet.  She is so scared right now,  our volunteers are sitting with her, spending time with her in her kennel to help her relax and trust.  We have found that she loves doggy ice cream – that is one of the things our volunteers have been hand feeding her.  She is gradually beginning to trust our volunteers and even allowed us to take her photos!  Over time, Miss Zara is gradually relaxing and learning life is worth living and not all people will treat her badly.

Our hearts broke when we heard her story.  So many dogs are left to fend for themselves with no one to care about them.  We just couldn’t say no.   Can Miss Zara count on your help?

Miss Zara
If you would like to meet Miss Zara, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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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.