Xena waited and waited for someone to claim her at public animal shelter, but as is common with dogs over age 3 in shelters, no one stopped at her cage. After several weeks, Xena was slated for euthanasia because there was no room in the shelter for incoming dogs. Usually, older and less attractive dogs are the first ones to be “put to sleep” at shelters when cage space runs out.

Although we currently have more dogs in our care than ever before, we knew that Xena deserved a chance to live out her life in comfort with someone special. Could that person be you?

Xena has just arrived so we are getting to know her better. We are working on getting her coat into nice shape so that it will glisten and gleam in the sun. As we learn more about Xena we will update her bio.

To arrange to meet Xena, please complete the online application 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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