This is the kind of story that makes our hearts hurt for dogs like Turner. This is what his life has been so far:

Turner was born into a family who decided to have a litter of puppies. That was his first home. The family didn’t keep him–they either gave him away or sold him to another family. That was his second home. We don’t know why, but Turner ended up in the animal shelter at age 5 months, so once again he was looking for a home. A member of the public adopted Turner from the animal shelter and took him home. That was his third home. Now, two months later, the family returned Turner to the shelter saying that he “got too big and the children are afraid of him.” Hello? He’s a German Shepherd! They grow into big dogs!

Not surprisingly, Turner is confused at all of this turmoil in his life. All he longs for is stability and love. We have promised this little sweetie that his next home will be his forever home. Turner is a very handsome shepherd with classic markings. Like all puppies, he is curious and mischievous, but he truly wants to do what’s right. Turner will shine in an obedience class because he just needs to know what is expected of him as a proper shepherd boy.

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