This handsome young man is Sam. He is approximately 2 yrs old, and is a coated shepherd. He gets along with other dogs and loves, loves, loves to be around people of all sizes. We call him our gentle giant because he’s an easy going guy, size XL. No kitties for Mr. Sam, please, but dogs and kids are just fine with him. Sam has a flowing, plush coat that glistens when he’s been brushed.

He was rescued just in the nick of time at an overcrowded shelter, when the shelter ‘ran out of space’–a death sentence for the dogs there that have not been adopted.

If you are interested in meeting him, please complete an application online and then contact for more 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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