Sergeant’s time was up: The animal shelter was beginning a remodel and had to reduce the number of dogs housed there–this meant the kiss of death for a middle-aged shepherd that had not been reclaimed by his owners. Such are the realities of rescue–there are far too many close calls like this one.

Fortunately, a dedicated shelter scout was able to bring Sergeant in to our rescue net. From what we know of him so far, Sergeant is a smart, very loyal and protective dog. He believes it is his duty to protect his “pack.” Because of this, it would be best if he was in a home that did not have a lot of visitors or new people coming over.

In his previous foster home, Sergeant showed that he loves to play with frisbees, balls, stuffed animals, etc. He is good with the kids in his home, but not great with new kids coming over to the house. He enjoys a good romp in the back yard, but prefers to stay inside. He loves to please. We think he would do exceptionally well in obedience training classes. He was even known to catch a lizard or two in his foster home, to “show off” to his family.

To arrange to meet Sergeant, please complete the online application 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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