I've Had Training!I Love To Play!UPDATED BIO!

Shadow ended up in the animal shelter when his family could not be located. He had no ID tag or microchip that could have reunited him with his family. When no one reclaimed him from the shelter, GSROC rushed in to save his life.

Shadow has had a personal trainer who has taught him his commands. He is a large and strong dog, so he needs a handler who can physically manage him. Shadow has a silly, happy personality and he runs like the wind when he’s playing! He loves to be near his people and goes from room to room counting noses to make sure everyone is accounted for.

Shadow would like some large dog companions but is much too rough and strong for smaller dogs. He is all boy and all muscle! If you lead an active life and would like a dog that enjoys the same, Shadow is your guy! A 6 foot fence is required for this athlete.

To arrange to meet Shadow, please complete the online application first and then contact

If you would like to meet Shadow, 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.