Tom Dempsey


Age: 5 months

Like his namesake, Tom Dempsey the NFL kicker, little Tommy is missing his foot on his left front leg. He has a foot pad, but no paw. Our vets tell us that this is a birth defect and that Tommy has learned to compensate just fine because he doesn’t know anything different. He manuevers beautifully on three feet, and loves to give gentle puppy hugs. Tommy is desperate for affection after spending nearly a month in a shelter cage where everyone passed him by because he wasn’t “perfect”. Typically, when puppies land in shelters, they get scooped up right away by clamoring adopters, but not so for Tommy. He watched family after family, child after child, file past his shelter cage, never choosing him.

As soon as we learned about Tommy, we swooped in to rescue him. He is safely in our care, but now we need to find him a wonderful home that sees him as unique, not damaged. Tommy is a curious, silly and very clingy puppy who would do well in a home with children. Tommy is currently in a foster home with 4 other dogs. He loves to play & act like a typical puppy. He is potty trained & has nice house manners.

To arrange to meet Tom Dempsey, please complete the online application first and then contact

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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