I Need An Experienced OwnerSPECIAL UPDATE!No cats or small dogs

Stedman is a dark and handsome four year old male whose thin frame and lack of collar or tags tell a sad tale of neglect. There was no concerned family rushing forward to claim him when he landed in the county shelter. We believe this lovely dog deserves better. Since he is new to our rescue, we are still getting to know him and will post updates as we learn more.

We do know that Stedman does not want to share his home with a cat or another male dog, but he might find the company of a female dog acceptable. He is anxious to please and wants to understand what’s expected of him. Training and leadership will bring out his finer instincts and mold him into a responsible canine citizen.

6/8/09 UPDATE
Stedman was diagnosed with pneumonia and is currently recovering at our vet’s office. He is in isolation receiving IV fluids and strong antibiotics to help him beat the disease. We know that we can pull Stedman through, but we can’t do it without some generous sponsors to help with his vet care needs. Our organization survives entirely on donations. Can you please help Stedman with a gift, large or small? We are asking a $300 adoption donation for Stedman plus $25 donation for microchip fee.

If you want to learn more about Stedman, please complete the online application and then contact

If you would like to meet Stedman, 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.