When we first met Truman, he would drop to the ground and cower if a man so much as LOOKED his way. It’s clear that he was treated harshly and probably heavy-handedly, but Truman bears no hard feelings against humans. Slowly, his foster dad has been able to coax some shy tail wags and even a grin or two from Truman as he learns that not all people are unkind. We do not know the details of his former life, but we have been advised that there is a cruelty investigation against the former owner in process.

Truman gets along beautifully with other non-aggressive dogs and he is gaining confidence every day. He is a “velcro dog”, meaning that he bonds very quickly and he’s hungry for human companionship. We are working with him on his leash skills and he is responding very well. He is very strong but he’s learning!

Truman has a large frame and will probably weigh around 85 when he builds more muscle. He is a gentle giant who is craving leadership and direction.

If you are the sort of person who wants to give a special dog a change of Fortune, Truman is your guy. He is so appreciative of every kindness and he has so much love just aching to come out.

To arrange to meet Truman, please complete the online application first and then contact Mdalescomm@aol.com for more details.

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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