Let's go hiking!UPDATED BIO!

UPDATE: Soldier has made great progress and his true personality is now coming through.  He has a sweet, attentive nature and quickly became a volunteer favorite.  This boy is smart and loves to be active.  Need a walking partner?  Soldier wants to sign up!  A hiking buddy?  Soldier is your guy.

He is happiest when he has a job to do.  Soldier is no slouch and would be unhappy being a couch potato.  He loves to learn and enjoys pleasing his people.


UPDATE:  SOLDIER has had the necessary treatment and we have some great news!  It looks like he will be able to keep his leg after all!  Honestly, we are all so thrilled with this news we couldn’t wait to share it!   His stitches are out and he is beginning his rehab.

He is a sweet guy who is not reactive around other dogs.  He is walking well on his foot as he does his rehab.

GSROC got a call from a local shelter.  Soldier had arrived and has a serious injury to his foot and desperately needed help.   The shelter is stuffed full with dogs and space is always at a premium.  Those dogs that are unlucky enough to be injured are often the first ones in danger.

We could not turn our backs on this boy as we were his only chance.  Soldier has a serious injury to his foot – the bones and tendons are exposed and he needs immediate treatment.  Our vet is concerned that with the amount of skin and tissue loss, his leg may not be able to be saved. Can he count on your support?

If you would like to meet Soldier, 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.