Hello, my name is Wagner. I was rescued from a local animal shelter where I spent several months waiting for a new home. Unfortunately, nobody saw my potential until German Shepherd Rescue came along. They brought me into their group, gave me a bath and some much needed medication for an ear infection that had been hurting me for months. I feel much better now.

I’m smart and inquisitive too. But, I must warn you, I can climb chain link and lattice fences like an alley cat [see picture below]. I need a secure yard and tall fencing to keep me from trying to find you when you are away.

Nice people now take me for walks in the park and pat me on the head. But, I need a real family to protect and to love. Can that be you? I promise to follow you everywhere in return.

To learn more about Wagner, please complete the online application then contact K_dekker@earthlink.net 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 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.