Dave wept as he told us that he was forced to give up his beautiful 5 year old shepherd due to injuries he sustained while serving his country. It was obvious that the dog that he had rescued from a neglectful situation had become his best friend in the world. Nicki came into Dave’s life when he saw her in a small, hot-wired pen at a residence in the desert. She had gravel to lay on and nothing to play with. The cage had chew marks on it where Nicki had tried in vain to escape her prison. Finally, a miracle happened and the person who “owned” Nicki surrendered her to Dave. Their lives were blissfully happy for 4 years. Then, Dave’s health started to fail, making it hard for him to be active. As his condition worsened, Dave was faced with an uncertain future; he realized that the most unselfish thing that he could do for his best friend was to let her go to a new family–one that she could live out her life with. When Dave asked GSROC if we could help him, we told him we would feel honored.

Nicki is expected to arrive in our care on April 2. She is housebroken, walks well on a leash, and enjoys friendly dogs. She also loves to lay on the couch with her dad. She is 5 years young. We will update Nicki’s profile as we get to know her better, but in the meantime, if you are the kind of person who wants to help a wonderful dog find happiness and a desperate veteran find comfort, please complete the online application first and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com 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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