If ever a dog deserved to know happiness and comfort, it’s Nina. This beautiful girl’s story is filled with pain, suffering and loneliness. Once a beloved pet of an elderly person, Nina was abandoned in the streets of Hong Kong when her owner entered a retirement home. Her collar was so tight that it actually grew into her neck and had to be surgically removed. Nina went from door to door begging for handouts to stay alive, but she was shooed away time and time again because her maggot-infested wound smelled so horrible. No one wanted to help this poor forgotten creature who was just struggling to survive. We are told that she was on the streets for a very long time.

Finally, a kind person took Nina in and tended to her needs. She treated Nina’s wounds and helped to build up her strength, but she was not able to keep a large dog in her home. Nina was then taken in by two animal lovers in Hong Kong who have earned a reputation for caring for the neediest of needy animals. They spent weeks helping Nina overcome the anemia that fleas and ticks had caused, and they worked with her to help her trust again. When Nina was healthy enough to travel, these same wonderful people sponsored her flight to California so that she could find a loving forever home.

Nina is three years old, but she behaves more like a puppy because everthing in the world is a new discovery for her. She seems so grateful to be getting regular meals and gentle strokes. Nina is selective about the dogs that she likes–most definitely a result of her harsh days in the streets when she was forced to fight to stay alive. Nina would do best in a home with a very understanding, very devoted person who can sympathize with what she has endured.

UPDATE: August 2007
Nina has been in a foster home and is doing extremely well. Her foster mom reports that Nina is just about the “perfect” dog. She is housetrained, loving, sweet, good with people of all ages and sizes, not destructive and smart. Nina does need to be the only furry family member in her home, however.

Please help us to make a miracle happen for Nina. If she is not the right dog for you, could she be the right dog for someone wonderful that you know? Someone with a huge heart for animals? Please help–Nina needs us all to pull together to make her dream come true.

To arrange to meet Nina, please complete the online application first and then contact Johnandebhancock@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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