5 month old Onyx is a beautiful purebred Belgian Malinois who was left at an overcrowded shelter along with her sisters.  The shelter was told they were “strays.”   Now look at her face – who would let this baby girl wander away?

What they really were was sick!  They all had Parvo and required costly treatment which the breeder obviously didn’t want to pay for!

When we heard this story, we took a deep breath and made room for them in our lifeboat.

We are happy to tell you that the girls have all recovered and they are ready to be adopted.  They are most certainly malinois girls – energetic, intelligent and full of curiosity.   These girls are not couch potatoes by any means.

Onyx  requires a home knowledgeable of this breed and willing to provide the time and energy to train her so she can develop into the mature wonderful dog she should be.  Ruby needs an active home as she likes to play, romp with other dogs and exercise.

Please remember, adopting a puppy is not everyone’s cup of tea.  As cute as they are – puppies demand a large investment of time, patience, and training.  They are inquisitive, have endless energy and get into just about everything.  They dig, chew, and seemingly never stop! Think long and hard about your lifestyle.

If you are not willing to invest the time and training to ensure your puppy matures into the wonderful dog – then please consider an older dog.


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.