UPDATED BIO!Adult home needed


Zena was left with a trainer by her new owner so she could learn her puppy ABCs. Sadly, her owner died while Zena was in training and no family member came forward to claim her. GSROC got the call – how could we say no?

Zena is only 18 months old and has had so much upheaval in her short life! Consequently, she is currently a bit fearful of new people and new situations. We do not recommend a home with children for Zena as she does not appear to like them. It may be that she has not been exposed to them in the past and she is not comfortable with their energy level.

Zena bonds quickly with people once she spends a little time with them. She will thrive in an experienced home that understands the personality of the GSD. This girl needs time, patience and training. Once she receives this, she will develop into the gorgeous, confident dog we know she can be.

Please think long and hard before adopting a dog Zena’s age. She will require someone who is willing to commit to training her. This is a big commitment of time and effort. If you are not interested in this, then please consider an older dog.

If you would like to meet Zena, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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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 Our adoption donation is minimum $350.00 plus $25.00 for microchip for adult dogs and $450 plus $25.00 microchip for puppies 1 year and under. 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.