One of our volunteers was contacted by a good samaritan who told us a heartbreaking story about a senior dog that was living alone at an empty rental property. Apparently, Nala’s owners no longer wanted her and left her to fend for herself in the yard, without food or water. Our dear sweet Nala doesn’t understand why the people that she trusted would do something so horrible to her…we know from her great temperament that she tried her best to make her people happy.

We have promised Nala that we are going to find her an extra extra special home—one where she can live out her life in comfort and surrounded by kindness. Nala is a great dog with a mellow personality. Her coat bears the evidence of poor care, as it is brittle and broken in some spots, but with good nutrition, Nala will be restored to her former beauty.

Our observations tell us that Nala has never had the comfort of living in a house, she has never had a soft bed to rest her weary bones on, or been allowed to stretch out and relax in front of a fan or air conditioner. In spite of this, Nala remains even tempered and gentle, asking for nothing more than affection and companionship. Please don’t overlook this deserving senior girl. She has seen the worst of people–can you help us show her the very best?

If you are interested in meeting Nala, please complete an application online 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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