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Spirit is an active and fun-loving guy who gets along well with dogs his own size. He is happy and affectionate and very active. Spirit would do best with a family or person who will keep him busy and directed—we think he would do well in agility or as a jogging partner as he’s always ready to go! He loves to please his special person and he listens well. Spirit jumped right into the car when he was rescued, telling us that he is accustomed to riding in cars. He is a great passenger! In our minds, Spirit is the all-American family dog that would meld right into any loving home. A doggie playmate would make him extra happy!

Spirit walks well on a leash but could use a little refresher course in obedience. Sometimes he has a hard time containing his exhuberance for life! Spirit does not care for bicycles or skateboards or roller blades. Also, no kitties, please!

To learn more about Spirit, please complete the online application first and then contact for more details.

If you would like to meet Spirit, 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.