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We believe that Ripley was once someone’s much loved companion and we can’t understand how he ended up in a shelter racing against the clock to survive. Ripley is approximately 4-5 years old with a wonderful disposition. He enjoys other large dogs–we haven’t tested him yet with smaller dogs but will update his profile soon.

Ripley is eager for affection, and craving someone of his very own that he can please. He has a bit of a clownish personality, so we think he would enjoy having another dog his own size as a pal. As we learn more about Ripley we will update his profile.

Ripley was very nearly euthanized due to overcrowding in the public animal shelter. Two heroic volunteers made a long trip in rush hour traffic to get this beautiful boy to safety. To arrange to meet Ripley, please complete the online application first and then contact

If you would like to meet Ripley, 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.