Little Sammie was hidden away in the back of a crowded public animal shelter, in a place where he wasn’t even really visible to potential adopters. In spite of the holiday weekend traffic and fires in the canyons near their home, our wonderful, devoted volunteers made TWO trips to a far-flung shelter just to make sure that we could bring Sammie to safety. He is positively precious and clings to who ever is holding him for reassurance. HOW could such a tiny baby end up in such a scarey place as a noisy, cold, cement animal shelter???

Your donations and support make it possible for GSROC to continue to save dogs like Sammie. We are ONLY limited by our financial resources–certainly not by desire or energy! Please take a moment to make a donation to German Shepherd Rescue of OC so that we can continue our work on behalf of dear dogs like Sammie.

Sammie will be microchipped, dewormed, vaccinated and neutered before he goes to his forever family. To arrange to meet him, please complete the online application first and then contact Dforsyth@socal.rr.com




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.