Age: 1 year

UPDATED BIO!Adult home needed

Before being rescued, Zeus had spent his short life alone, unloved and kept in a yard by himself. His basic needs of food and water were met, but he never got to experience the outside world. No trips to the park, no car rides, little if any affection. His world consisted of his yard and seeing his people. His family decided they no longer wanted him and asked GSROC for help. When we learned of plight, we opened our lifeboat and made room for him.

Although Zeus is now obedience trained,  he remains very cautious of strangers.  He is deeply bonded to his trainer and will gladly defend her against all comers.  You must earn his trust before he relaxes.  However, if you are willing to put in the time and effort, he relaxes and trusts you with his undying loyalty.

Surprisingly, he does not carry his mistrust to other dogs.  He attends doggy day care and easily mingles with other dogs there. His trainer reports that once his trust is earned, he relaxes and is a love bug! Zeus walks well on a leash and follows commands.

Based on his history, we recommend Zeus be placed in an adult home with an experienced GSD owner. This boy has lots of love to give, all he needs is the right human.  Zeus needs someone who is willing to invest the time and considerable effort to win his heart and trust.

If you are interested in meeting Zeus, please complete the online application and an adoption counselor will contact you.

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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