Sweet Riley was dumped at the shelter by her owner, when her owner did not want her or her siblings anymore. The saddest part is, she never even had a name! Can you imagine??? Little Riley has been at the shelter since September of last year–after seeing her in her cage week after week, and month after month, we knew that we had to come to her rescue.

Despite being in such an environment for so long, Riley is friendly and loves to give kisses. She was “rooming” with two other dogs at ths shelter with no problems. Riley appears to be a retriever/bernese mountain dog mix with a touch of shepherd sprinkled in. Her fur, face and personality is characteristic of a golden retriever, but her build and markings are like that of a “berner”. She is a medium sized girl, but very solid.

Riley does very well in the car. She has obviously never been on a leash before, because she does not know how to respond. She does not pull; she just retreats like a donkey, and needs a little coaxing to walk with you. Once she gets going, she walks right by your side.

This girl just needs to know what it is like to be cherished in a home environment. A quiet adult home would be best, as she is a little too tempermental around children.

If you are interested in meeting her, please complete an application online and then contact chowski681@yahoo.com for more information.




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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