Olivia is gorgeous! She has a svelte appearance and a short, neat coat. You can tell that this girl was bred to perform some important job–perhaps watching over your flock or your castle? Olivia is a bit of a houdini as we learned when we put her in a crate to transport her inside a car. In no time at all, Olivia had managed to get herself out of the crate, even though it was securely locked! We suggest an active family with time to invest in training for this energetic girl–she would be a good candidate for agility or another active pursuit, as she has tremendous potential!

The key with working dogs like Olivia is to direct their active bodies and curious minds toward positive pursuits so that they don’t amuse themselves with not-so-positive activities! Olivia is a great find who was turned in to an animal shelter by owners who did not understand the needs and sensitivities of this incredible breed of dog.

Olivia’s foster mom says that Olivia is the perfect house guest and that she loves to play with her canine siblings. We would love to see Olivia get into agility or search and rescue work, as she has all the traits that would make her excel in these areas.

To arrange to meet Olivia, please complete the online application first and then contact

If you would like to meet Olivia, 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.