Rocky is a sable, neutered, male German Shepherd. He weighs about 100 lbs. He was born in June of 2004. He will be three years old in June of 2007. He is well past his chewing and digging “puppy” stages. I took him through basic obedience training and he’s well behaved.

We got Rocky from a breeder in Iowa that specializes in big, family-friendly, traditional German Shepherds. Rocky is great with kids and adapts easily to other dogs. He has no aggression issues (he will defend himself if attacked by another dog and will bark at another dog walking past our gate but is NOT an aggressive dog). To give you an idea about his personality, when the neighbor kids (5, 7 & 9 yr old boys) snuck into our back yard, Rocky simply watched them and then brought them a ball to throw.

When Rocky was about four months old, we took him to our daughter’s softball games and all the kids used to play with him. He’s never spent time around cats, I assume he could adapt but I just don’t know.

He is very sweet-natured and lives to please (and fetch). I frequently hike with him off-leash (some of the photos are of him on a hike). Rocky sticks right by me (waiting for me to throw something so he can chase it). This is not a dog that will run off on you.

Rocky is completely healthy and is current on all of his shots. Note, we never intended to breed Rocky and so opted for the less expensive (and less involved) “non-breeding” registration.

If you are interested in meeting him, please contact Debbie Hancock at

Mr. Rocky
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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.