I'm A "Leaner"I Need An Experienced Owner

When our vet met Nikko, she was shocked by how badly this boy had been neglected by his previous family. His eyes lacked any luster, his ears were infected, and he appeared to have a fungal infection in a rear foot causing it to swell to 4 times its normal size. Before his rescue, someone had applied some sort of green tar-lie substance to his open wounds.

Upon arriving, Nikko underwent a barrage of tests for his skin, blood work, a tissue biopsy and even a bone biopsy. He was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and is currently on medication that makes him feel much livelier.

Nikko has a laid-back personality and loves to lean on people that he cares for. He has a beautiful, shiny coat and a gentle demeanor. Nikko prefers to be the only dog as he can get jealous. No kitties, please!

UPDATE 2/1/15
Nikko has just completed an intensive training “boot camp” where he learned to be tolerant of other dogs. We are all very proud of his achievement! He is well behaved and knows his commands. Nikko needs someone experienced with large dogs to provide him with the love and leadership that he deserves.

If you would like to meet Nikko, 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.