I love to go for walks!Volunteer Favorite!

“Hi, my name is Shelby and I’m about two years old. My family dropped me off at the shelter and left me there. I think I grew too big and had too much energy for the other little dogs in my house so they decided not to keep me. I am so happy that GSROC bailed me out of there and has promised to find me a new family to love. I really don’t like being in a cage and love it when the volunteers come to take me out for a walk and to give me hugs. They are teaching me to walk on a leash and sit down. I don’t think they can fix my voice though–it’s a little weak and I think that someone took it away from me while I was asleep.”

Even though she is very thin right now, Shelby has a lovely full tail that wags a lot when she gets out for her walks. We will update Shelby’s profile as we get to know her better. We believe that she would like to have a large male dog as a playmate, but she may play too rough for smaller dogs.

To learn more about Shelby, please complete the online application first and then contact

If you would like to meet Shelby, 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.