Opie was found eating from a trash heap in Riverside, CA. It was obvious that he had been on his own for a while when kind residents took him in. Opie had no collar or tags or chip and all efforts to reunite him with his previous family have been unsuccessful. When it was apparent that Opie was shelter-bound, GSROC squeezed him into our life raft.
However, he is a very strong guy and he has not yet fully matured. For that reason, we recommend a home that is experienced with german shepherds and able to provide him with the limits and structure he craves. Small dogs are not for this boy, but other friendly large dogs may be a good fit.
Our volunteers are working with him to help him polish his doggy social skills. He has a strong will and believes he knows the best way to do things. He needs a firm leader who will teach him his place in the pack. He has lots of energy and is looking for an active family.
male If you would like to meet Opie, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.
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.