Poor Shep was truly abandoned. He and his buddy Ricco were left to fend for themselves in a back yard when their owner got into legal problems. A kind property manager went through the long and cumbersome process of getting the dogs released to her custody so that we could help them find loving homes.

Shep is loyal and loving, playful and active. His ears bear the remnants of nasty fly bites from his time outdoors on his own in the yard, but we are working hard to restore his coat and his pride. Shep would love to have a home where he has a large dog friend to play with–we think he would be lonely left on his own. As we learn more about Shep we will update his profile. Please check back soon!

To arrange to meet Shep, please complete the online application and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com 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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