UPDATE: NOVEMBER, 2021:
Spike loves going for car rides and loves his walks as well. His foster family has discovered that even though he is deaf, he loves squeaky toys! He has quite the collection and he has become quite playful. He has quite the collection and a new playful side has come out.
Spike is good with the 4 year old nephew when he comes to visit and is polite with anyone he is introduced to.
UPDATE: APRIL, 2021
Spike loves to play with his toys, especially his rope/tennis ball toy. He has a blast playing with it. He loves to run around his yard . He walks easily on a leash and only reacts to small dogs and cats, but doesn’t care about big dogs.
The one thing Spike loves more than anything: the car. If you ask Spike to choose between going for a walk or a ride in the car….Spike chooses the car. Each and every time. This boy is ready to accompany you on any post Covid road trip you have planned. Spike loves to check out the action when the car is stopped. He will put his head out the window and check everything out. Once the car starts however, he quickly lays down on the seat.
Spike is a big homebody and is happy to hang out with his foster family. He lounges in the sun and supervises them as they works in the yard or around the house. He likes to be a part of the action in a low key way.
Spike is friendly and freely gives kisses to those he likes. However, he likes to do it on his terms and doesn’t like it when someone hugs him. He tries to do it politely though, and will get up and move away.
UPDATE: MARCH, 2021
Spike recently had surgery on his ears and is doing so much better! The vet determined that his ear malformations were caused by chronic ear infections that had been left untreated. All of that is behind him now and he is one happy guy. He is relaxing in his foster home and looking forward to starting a new life with a loving family.
He takes gently and loves to play with toys.
He was rescued from South Los Angeles Animal Shelter and was suffering from double ear infections, a skin condition and peri-anal fistulas (ouch), as well as some sort of abscess on his beautiful face. The face wound needed specialized surgery and antibiotics.
Spike is a wonderful boy. He was turned in by owners who could not afford the ongoing treatment that he needs. We will immediately put him on a hydrolized protein diet to help with his skin conditions. (Hydrolyzed protein diets help food-allergic dogs by providing such small protein molecules that an allergic reaction is virtually impossible.) This diet is effective but expensive and he will probably need it for the rest of his life.
male If you would like to meet Spike, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.
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.