Meet Tate, a handsome, black & tan brindle colored, mostly German Shepherd boy. Tate is a well-mannered, 2 year old that is looking for a home to call his own. After waiting many months in a scary animal shelter, it finally became Tate’s lucky day when a volunteer spotted his cute face peeking out from behind his kennel gate.

Tate is staying in a foster home, where he plays with two other male German Shepherd dogs. He has been great with all the dogs he’s met, large or small, no matter the breed. He romps and plays with the best of them at the local dog park. Tate may not have been cared for well in his former life, for he is a little shy when first meeting people, but once you’ve gained his trust it is 100% love from Tate. He loves to “talk” when he’s getting ready for his daily walk, or to tell you how much he loves it when you come home from a day at work. He may be a smaller, male Shepherd mix, but Tate is packed with muscle. He loves to run and even attempts to chase the mean squirrels in the backyard that eat the avocados from his foster mom’s tree. She appreciates the effort. Tate is housetrained and is learning how to walk nicely on leash. He wants to please, so it shouldn’t be too long before he’s showing off his skills.

If you’re looking for a wonderful companion dog, and willing to commit to him the next 10 or more years of your life, then please complete our online application. Feel free to contact Karen at with any questions.

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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