GSROC got a call about some dogs that were in trouble. They were found by animal control living in deplorable conditions. Animal control saved the dogs and brought them to the shelter as quickly as possible. When we heard what these dogs had gone through, our hearts broke. They have spent their lives tied up with little water or shade.

We have rescued 5 of these dogs and when they learned they were in the GSROC lifeboat, they danced their way out of the shelter! Thus, we have named them The Dancers.

Samba is one of these dogs. She is a very shy girl and unsure about all that has happened to her. She is slowly learning that life can be fun, but she needs an experienced owner to help her. She is friendly to people once she gets to know you and would like to be friends with other dogs. Belgian Malinois dogs are a special breed and need people who understand them.

If you would like to meet Samba, 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.