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Ribsy is named after the dog featured in the Beverly Cleary children’s book series. He is young and full of life and adventures, much like the character in the book!

We received the call that Ribsy’s stomach had torsion, and his owner’s were not able to afford the expensive surgery needed for him to survive. Of course we agreed to take this young pup into our safety net! He is recovering remarkably well from the surgery, and is ready to find a new home.

Ribsy needs to work on his manners, as it is obvious no one took the time to train him. He seems to be a little picky about the dogs he likes, but we will get to know him better and update his bio accordingly.

He is sweet and loving and rolls over for a belly rub in a heart beat! This boy has a lot of potential to be a wonderful family member, he just needs some proper guidance. At this point Ribsy is a little too rambunctious to be around little ones, so we don’t recommend him for a home with small children. He isn’t aggressive towards them; he just doesn’t realize his own strength and may unintentionally knock them over!

If you are interested in meeting him, please complete an online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

If you would like to meet Ribsy, 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.