Nitro has a loveable personality to match his great looks. He is still a baby–curious, silly, sometimes clumsy–and would do well in an active family. We think he is 90% shepherd and 10% labrador, with the best qualities of each breed. He will probably remain on the small side, possibly filling out around 50 pounds.

At a recent adoption event, Nitro was a huge hit with kids and adults alike. He made friends with Darcy, and the two of them puppy wrestled for hours and hours, entertaining onlookers and volunteers! Nitro would win the award for Class Clown if we had one! He will make a wonderful family dog for someone who wants a happy-go-lucky guy! Nitro has only one request: No kitties, please.

To arrange to meet Nitro, 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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