Teiko is a handsome, very large boy. He is a little on the thin side right now, but should probably weigh about 100 lbs. It is obvious that Teiko is from quality blood lines, probably imported from Germany, and he has a tatoo in his ear.

Teiko’s story is a sad one. His previous owners were taken to court, but Teiko paid the price. Unto no fault of his own, Teiko was placed in a shelter while he waited for the courts to make a decision about his fate. Unfortunately, the court system does not always work quickly or have the animal’s best interest at heart. Because of this, Teiko had to wait over a year for his case to be resolved and followed up on. One of our volunteers saw him in his kennel and fought to get him free. It is sad, but this happens in shelters all the time.

Teiko is good with humans of all ages and sizes, and will be a good guard dog. Because of his strength and size, Teiko will do best with a moderately experienced owner. Teiko loves to play fetch and chew on squeaky toys. He also loves to go on walks and ride in the car. Show him a leash or squeaky ball, and he’s in heaven. Teiko is also house trained.

Teiko is good with most dogs, especially little dogs and submissive ones. He’d rather be the only large alpha male dog in the house, though.

If you are interested in meeting him, please contact k_dekker@earthlink.net for more information, 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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