Rusty has the kind of big brown saucer eyes that seem to be asking what you’re thinking. He is a young shepherd mixed with something extra fluffy and short, giving him an adorable look. He has a polka-dotted tongue that adds to his silly boy charm. Rusty looked so forelorn crammed in a cage with two bigger dogs at the animal shelter that our rescuer decided to sneak him in under our German Shepherd detection radar. Rusty will top out around 55-60 pounds at full weight.

Rusty is going to make some lucky person or family a loyal and loving companion for life. Please come and meet this little guy–he’ll steal your heart for sure.

To arrange to meet Rusty, please complete the online application and then contact for more details.

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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