Penelope I

Senior sweetheart!Please Foster Me!No cats or small dogs

Penelope is a handicapped senior girl who is tired of living in a boarding kennel. Her owner passed on and she became homeless. She has been residing in boarding for over a year. Surely someone has room in their home for this sweet, gentle girl?

Pen walks with a slight limp due to a deformity of one hip bone. She is not in pain, however she takes joint medication to help her stay limber. Pen is also hard of hearing, so she needs a home that is sensitive to this…one without a lot of commotion. She wants all of your affection and attention, so a home with no other dogs or cats is ideal.

Penelope was once a much-loved family member and we want to restore her to a life filled with comfort, care and love. Please don’t overlook this deserving older girl…she would be wonderful for a retired person or couple! Can she come and warm herself by your fireplace?

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

Penelope I
If you would like to meet Penelope I, 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.