Meet Rufus (aka Goofus!), a happy-go-lucky 18 month old boy with a personality that can’t be topped. Despite ending up in a high kill shelter with no sign of his beloved family, Rufus has a wonderful disposition and a smile for everyone that he meets. We suspect that he would do well in an active family that can channel some of his teenage curiosity to more productive pursuits. He will make a fantastic companion for someone looking for a dog that will hang on their every word and stick to them like glue. Rufus is a beautiful light chamois color with very attractive black markings. He is long, tall and lanky, but he will fill out to be a good-sized male as he matures–we predict that he’ll weigh around 85-90 when he’s full grown. Rufus has big, imploring brown eyes that can melt your heart!

Rufus was rescued from a municipal animal shelter when his time ran out.

If you are interested in meeting him, please fill out the online application and contact adoption@gsroc.org for further 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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