UPDATE;  Oliver has made great progress and we are all so proud of him!  His skin is healing and the amount of scarring has reduced dramatically.  Even better – our vet has determined there has been no vision loss!  We are so excited by this news!

The important thing is his attitude is great.  We introduced him to some other friendly dogs and he was shy and standoffish at first – who can blame him?  But he did manage to get in a couple of sniffs and they walked well together.   We will try again perhaps next week, but it appears that with careful intros, Oliver may like other large dogs.  Oliver needs a high fence and a very patient, understanding foster home.

7 year old Oliver landed in a crowded shelter and was in a very bad way.   He had crusted sores over his eyes and face.  How painful that must be!  The shelter staff removed the crusted exudate and found he had scarring across his eyes and forehead.   We gasped when we saw his photos, but knew we had to help him.   How could we leave him in that way?

Oliver is now with our vet being evaluated.   The poor boy had to be sedated before the vet could even examine him, because he is in such pain!  We have not been told yet what the issue is exactly – but we are determined to help this poor guy.   Can he count on your support as well?   All donations, regardless of the amount are needed.

If you would like to meet Oliver, 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.