I Love To Play!

Tessa is a 3 year old girl who landed in a crowded rural shelter. She took one look around and knew she had to get out of there as quickly as possible. When our volunteer walked by, Tessa wagged and wiggled to introduce herself and earn her safe passage in the GSROC life boat.

At her first adoption event, Tessa was outgoing and curious. She enjoyed meeting other large dogs, but we are not sure about small dogs yet. Tessa exudes enthusiasm! She will need a family that is as active as she is, perhaps a jogger or a hiker, or a family with a swimming pool.

She is currently in a GSROC foster home. She enjoys going to work with her foster dad and she loves car rides. Tessa is a very smart girl and can have strong opinions on some things. She would do best with an experienced owner.

Tessa has also demonstrated her agile nature in other ways.  A secure yard is needed for this girl.

If you would like to meet Tessa, 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.