Sunny joined her family about 5 years ago when Dad retired from a large company. He had always wanted a German Shepherd and Sunny was a gift from his coworkers. The sweet red and black puppy was a cherished member of the family and grew up with their young son. Then, the unthinkable happened. The current unstable economy hurt the family’s small business and caused them to lose their home and move to housing which does not welcome furry family members. What to do? They could not bear to think of their beloved Sunny languishing in the their local high-kill shelter. To them, humane euthanasia almost seemed preferable. They contacted rescues, but everyone was full. Then, a call came to GSROC. Although we are to capacity as well, we could not turn our backs on Sunny and see her life extinguished. Now, there a sad, but very relieved, young man who knows that his longtime friend will be safe in another loving home.

Sunny would prefer to be the only princess in her forever home, but would love to have young human companions. If you are interested in meeting her, please contact dberrie@charter.net and complete an application online.




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

  • Adult GSDs: $395
  • Purebred GSD Puppies: $495
  • Mixed GSD Puppies: $395
  • Special Senior-to-Senior Adoptions: $295
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.

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