A kind-hearted shelter worker brought Whoopi’s plight to our attention and despite how meager our funds are right now, we just couldn’t turn away from this young girl who needed us. Whoopi contracted kennel cough–a mild upper respiratory condition–while she was at the public animal shelter. Because the shelter has no resources or funds to treat sick animals, Whoopi was going to be destroyed…just because she caught a cold.

We took a deep breath and tightened our already-tightened belts just a little more to make it possible for Whoopi to come in to our care. Once we had her safe and sound, we learned that she was much sicker than we had previously been told, so she is being treated for pneumonia at a vet hospital. Whoopi is desperately in need of a sponsor to help with her rising veterinary care costs of more than $100.00 per day. Can you please help us to help her feel better?

Whoopi will not be ready for adoption for several weeks. However, we are looking for a compassionate foster home where she can recover from her illness. If you are interested in fostering Whoopi, please contact Berrysheetmetal@aol.com for more information.




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.