Oliver Twist


Age: 4 months

Oliver is an adorable black and tan shepherd boy who is eager to learn what it’s like to be a valued member of a family. Our volunteers will shower him with attention, but we know that Oliver wants to be someone’s pride and joy. He’s an active, inquisitive puppy who will grow into a wonderful adult, given proper direction, leadership and training.

Oliver was found as a stray with no collar or tags, just a tattered piece of dirty rope tied around his neck. He had so many ticks feeding off him that he was anemic and lethargic. He’s on the road to recovery but will truly thrive in a loving, forever home.

Oliver is gradually gaining confidence. He is in a foster home where he is learning that he doesn’t have to be afraid. The first few days that he was there, Oliver hid behind anything that he could find. Now, he’s venturing out to meet the other foster dogs and to see what smells so good in the kitchen!

Oliver is going to need a very, very patient and reassuring home because his life has been so horrible until this point. Could you be the person to show him how wonderful life can truly be?

To arrange to meet Oliver, please complete the online application first and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com 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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