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Our rescue is overflowing with dogs and short on resources, but when a life or death decision had to be made about Rosco, we just couldn’t turn our backs. This poor baby had the misfortune of ending up in a scary, high-kill shelter, and because of his fear, he was labeled “unadoptable”.

Once out of the terrifying setting, Rosco has shown himself to be a leaner, a lover and a people pleaser. He will do ANYTHING not to ever be homeless again. Rosco has the beautiful markings and coloration of a German import dog–it’s hard to know how he fell on such hard times as to be abandoned and alone.

Roscoe is now staying with one of our foster parents. She reports he fits right in with her GSD and her lab. He is so relaxed, he sleeps right next to them and snores along with the lab!

To help with the costs of Rosco’s care, please click on DONATE and pledge a gift in any amount. He will need training to boost his confidence while he awaits adoption.

If you would like to meet Rosco, 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.