I'm Athletic!

One look at Trace will take your breath away. He is all macho man with dark, masculine markings and a sturdy build. Trace had waited patiently in the shelter for his owner to reclaim him but unfortunately, no one came. Trace’s outcome looked grim because of his overly exhuberant nature and lack of training, but his friends at the shelter saw him as a diamond in the rough.

We have learned that Trace is very responsive to training and he loves to be hugged. In many ways, he acts like a puppy in a large body. He is neutered, dewormed, vaccinated and has tested negative for heartworm.

Trace would make a nice companion for an experienced shepherd owner who is willing to take him through obedience to bring out all of the wonderful qualities that are innate in a shepherd. He needs a playmate that is his size or larger as he plays hard without realizing his own strength. As we learn more about Trace, we will update his profile.

To arrange to meet Trace, please complete the online application first and then contact for more information.

If you would like to meet Trace, 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.