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2 year old Sonny landed in a crowded animal shelter with no where to turn.  No one came to claim him and he was facing a grim end.   GSROC was contacted and we made room in our lifeboat for him.

He is a medium sized guy who has already captured the hearts of many of our volunteers.  This boy just wants to hug and be loved.  He is crammed full of energy and loves to get out and walk.  Once he burns off some steam, he quickly concentrates on letting you know just how wonderful he is.  He is happy to make friends with you and his doggy smile stays plastered on his face the entire time he is with you.   Belly rub?  Absolutely!  He loves them.

He is playful and likes other friendly dogs.


If you would like to meet Sonny, 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.