Murphy and his brother Baylee were found running loose in a dangerous area. They had no collars or tags–they were just two little guys out on their own because their owner was irresponsible. The brothers were picked up by animal control and waited and waited at the shelter to be reclaimed by their owner, but no one ever came. Thankfully, one of our foster families stepped forward and offered to look after the boys until they find their forever families. Lucky boys!

Murphy is a shy boy who is confused about what’s going on in his life. He is black and tan and we believe that he’s a purebred shepherd, although it’s too soon to tell for sure. Murphy would love to have the company of a friendly dog to teach him how to play and romp like a puppy should. He will be vaccinated, neutered, dewormed and microchipped before he goes to his forever home.

If you are interested in meeting Murphy, please complete the online application FIRST and then contact for more information.

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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