I've Had Training!I Need An Experienced Owner

Tennessee is a gorgeous purebred male that was originally was adopted about 3 months ago from a high kill shelter. His parents hired a trainer to work with him. Tennessee was reported to be ok with kitties; when they hiss, he backs up. If they run, he didn’t chase them. He was also great with the young child in the home. Unfortunately, he wasn’t so great with the goats, and there was an unfortunate incident that caused them to want to return him to the shelter by no fault of his own.

Tennessee is crate trained, and has some manners but needs more work! He is not aggressive with other dogs, but he does need to learn how to play nice as he is a bit too overbearing. The good news is, he responds to correction and training quickly and this behavior can be tamed with an experienced owner as he watches his handler, and wants to please.

He loves to run and has a strong steady correct gait. Tennessee is a big boy, approximately 90 lbs on a frame that could carry more.

If you are interested in meeting him, please complete an online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

If you would like to meet Tennessee, 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.