Don't Overlook MeUPDATED BIO!

Sultan was turned into the shelter by his owner with a serious infection in his paw.  It had not been treated and the infection was rapidly spreading.  Thanks to the GSROC support network, he promptly got the treatment he needed.   Our vet has told us Sultan has a chronic paw wound complicated by carpal hyperextension. He is going to need an orthotic made and is seeing our orthopedic specialist.   He is currently wearing  a splint while we raise funds

$1,100 is needed for this orthotic.  Our financial cupboard is strained beyond its limit with all of the recent dogs we have rescued.  Many of them are ill or injured and need assistance.   Can Sultan count on your support?  All donations, regardless of the amount are needed.

Sultan is in a foster home and they report he is a really sweet boy. Sultan LOVES to play!  He is being fostered with a 7 year old female Elkhound and a 4year old male shepherd (Zephyr).  Sultan and Zephyr play (wrestle) and play chase a lot.  They both love to take the ball away from each other.  The female does not tolerate rough play and sets the boys straight if they cross the line.  Sultan does not react negatively to her correction. 

He loves squeaky toys!  He is housebroken and loves people!  He is good with kids.  He is good with the 20 month old granddaughter in his foster home but sometimes needs reminding that she is not a toy.  She loves to run so of course he likes to chase her.  Chase is his favorite game!

He is a little bit mouthy but is learning that that is not acceptable. He does not react to dogs (large and small) and did not react to the cat he encountered at the vet.   However, he does not like the neighbors’ cats.   

Sultan knows basic commands and rides great in the car.  He is gentle when taking treats and takes corrections easily.    He shows no food aggression.


If you would like to meet Sultan, 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.