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Rusty had endured horrific abuse at the hands of unknown monsters. Local police found him wandering the streets and brought him to the shelter. The staff were horrified at his condition and asked us to help him.

He has now recovered from all he endured in his past life.  However, due to the poor diet he received back then,  he was susceptible to some infections.  Sure enough, Rusty developed German Shepherd folliculitis.   This poor guy can not catch a break!   This condition is controllable and treatable, however it requires weekly baths and daily medications.  Our volunteers have worked diligently to help Rusty combat this annoying infection and he is progressing tremendously.

7 year old Rusty is now relaxed and no longer suffering.  He likes spending time with the GSROC volunteers and knows he is safe and loved.  Finally, his days as a bait dog are over and he is able to enjoy hanging out with his people pals, enjoying the sunshine and doing doggy things.

Rusty walks well on a leash and loves squeaky toys!  He can be a bit shy at first when meeting new people – but with his history – can you blame him?  Once he realizes you want to be friends,  he is one happy guy.  Rusty knows his commands and walks well on a leash.

Rusty’s “bait dog” days are over – but he has not forgotten the horrors of the life he endured.  He is extremely leery of other dogs and requires a home with no other animals.    If you are unable to adopt Rusty, please consider sponsoring him instead.   Donations to assist with his care are greatly appreciated.

If you would like to meet Rusty, 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.