Sometimes the sad stories we hear knock the wind out of even our most seasoned volunteers. Such is the story of Valentino, a beautiful purebred pup just 6 months old who was unwanted by his heartless owner. There are words for people who would dump a defenseless dog in the desert, but unfortunately we can’t publish them….

The good news is that Valentino (born on Valentine’s Day) is safe and valued in the care of the devoted volunteers of German Shepherd Rescue of OC. We are proud to be here for helpless pups like Valentino, and we are proud to have loyal and generous supporters who make it possible for us to continue our mission of mercy.

Valentino is a great looking pup with a nice disposition. He has just arrived and we are getting to know him better. We will update his profile as soon as we know more about him so please check back soon!

To arrange to meet Valentino, 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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