This gorgeous boy should be someone’s treasured companion, yet for some reason he found himself cold and alone in a crowded animal shelter. Poor Schmidt was frightened at the shelter and did not show well to prospective adopters, so when space at the shelter ran out, he was slated to be euthanized. Fortunately, a kind-hearted volunteer who understands the sensitive nature of shepherds was able to see past Schmidt’s fearfulness to see the beautiful creature within. Schmidt is now safely in our care, where he is gaining some much needed weight.

Schmidt is a very sensitive boy who is keenly aware of his surroundings at all times. We think that he would do well in an active pursuit, like Search and Rescue or agility. He would be best suited to an active home with an experienced shepherd person. Schmidt gets along great with female shepherds and soon we will introduce him to some male dogs to see what he thinks.

To learn more about Schmidt or arrange a meeting, please complete the online application first 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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