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7 month old Norman was living on a ranch with other dogs.  These dogs had attacked poor Norman and he had a wound that was infested with bugs and ticks.  A kind animal lover convinced the owner that a better life was waiting for Norman and it was agreed to find a new home for Norman. He had to be completely shaved because his fur was full of sticks and sticks. He is sporting a short summer cut, but eager to regain his full shepherd mane.

Norman is now in a GSROC foster home and fitting right in with the other dogs that are there.  His foster mom reports that unlike other fosters that have thrown off the rhythm of the house at first, Norman fit in immediately. He is submissive to her alpha dog and plays well with others in the pack as well.

Norman’s foster mom took him to meet some cats recently.   Norman was totally unruffled around the cats, he could care less.

Norman is housebroken and crate trained.  His foster mom says he is “super smart”, takes treats gently and is very treat driven.  Of course, Norman is still a puppy and like all puppies, can get into mischief – but he has done this very rarely.  He likes to retrieve his foster mom’s shoes from under the bed – but there are no teeth marks on them.  Maybe he is just trying to help her find them.

Norman will be a great friend for a gentle dog and for special people who understand that he just wants to be loved.   In the words of his foster home – he is “…an all around pretty awesome dog!”


If you would like to meet Norman, 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 Our adoption donation is minimum $350.00 plus $25.00 for microchip for adult dogs and $450 plus $25.00 microchip for puppies 1 year and under. 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.