Oona is an ‘almost shepherd’–our term for dogs that are close to being purebred, but not quite. She is adorable and friendly, yet a bit timid as a result of being attacked by other dogs in her cage at the shelter.

Oona was picked up as a stray and never reclaimed by her owners. For some reason, she “slipped through the cracks” of the computer system at the shelter and wasn’t publicized for adoption to the public, putting her in peril of losing her young life.

Fortunately, a keen-eyed volunteer at the animal shelter alerted us to this little doll and the race was on to save her. Oona is going to grow up to be a medium-sized girl, probably topping out around 60 pounds. She has just arrived so we will be getting to know her needs and her likes very soon. This little puppy was sooooooo grateful to be saved that she rewarded her rescuer generously with puppy kisses.

Oona came to us at a time when our rescue life boat is full and our financial resources are slim. We are desperately seeking special angels who can help us with the costs of her care. To pledge a tax deductible gift for Oona, please click on our DONATE button.

Watch for Oona updates coming soon!




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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