Because he was wandering the streets by himself without benefit of identification to get him home, Topper was impounded at a municipal animal shelter. There he waited for owners who never showed up to claim him. When German Shepherd Rescue spotted this baby, we scurried him to safety.

At just 7 months old, he is a typical German shepherd puppy, bursting with energy and curiosity. True to his breed, he is intelligent, has a natural desire to please, and craves human companionship. Like all puppies, he loves to dig, chew, and play. Before you consider him for adoption, please carefully consider what a proper puppy upbringing entails. He will need training, guidance, and love for his entire life.

Topper is in a foster home. Please fill out an online application first and contact if you would like to meet him.

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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