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8 year old Serafina knows her basic commands and will gladly show you all she knows.  Her foster family has been working with her on her leash skills and report she has greatly improved.  She loves going to the park and will happily trot at your side once there.   She will even give you “drive by” kisses during her walks – she will kiss your leg as she trots along. Her foster family have enjoyed taking her so much, Serafina is well on her way to getting her trim figure back.

Cats are a no no for this girl.  Cats, along with rabbits are not her list of favorite animals and she will lunge for them.

Serafina is shy when meeting new  people and needs to be introduced slowly.  While she is a cuddle bug with her people, she needs time to warm up to new people.  Once she realizes the people are safe, she will begin to show her sweet side.

She met her neices and nephews at her foster home and gradually warmed to them with supervision.  A family with older, teenage children would be more ideal for our girl.


If you would like to meet Serafina, 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.