Happy Ending

Nothing makes our volunteers and supporters happier than seeing how our alumnae dogs are thriving in their forever homes! We love to get regular updates and photos of your adopted dogs so that we can share them! Please take a moment to submit a Happy Ending photo of your dog with a small note about how he/she is doing!


Kitri now thinks she is the queen and the other two are her ladies in waiting!
When our Beloved Petra died of lymphoma we were devastated, It happened so quickly. My wife was so sad and when I said lets get another puppy, she said It’s too soon. Well I went online looking for puppies and found gsroc. There was a dog by the name of Roxy on the site and […]

She has found a home, and we have found a family member…
We wanted to update you on Bella, or Isabella, as we call her. It has been two weeks and Bella has gone from a shy little pup who refused to walk, to a beautiful, playful little girl. She and her brother, Corky (our rescued 3yr old Pappillon) are the best of buddies. He has shown […]

Tracker is exactly what our family wanted…
A well behaved active male that loves to play with kids. Although it has only been a couple of days we are confident that he will adjust and be happy in his new surroundings. I would like to thank the rescue for all of their hard work and especially thank Jeff and Sonya for putting […]

He’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself…
I’ve been meaning to thank you for my wonderful friend Parker (use to be Irvin). Do you recognize him? He was shaved when I first got him, he is the best thing I have ever done for myself!

Guinness (formerly Star) and Holtz!
Guinness (Star) & her big brother Holtz relaxing after their walk.

His new name is Nohea–Hawaiian for handsome…
Thank you sooooo much for “Faust”! His new name is Nohea–Hawaiian for handsome. He is very smart and very shepherdy. A couple of issues, but he is learning quickly and will in time have a good command of the basics. He is with me at work as I write. Just hangin’ by my feet. Debbie […]

Angel’s dreams came true…
Angel in her new home with Chuck and Karen!

Millie gets her forever home…
Well, the ride home from Orange County went really well. Once we got on the freeway, Millie laid down in the back and went to sleep. She’s already been all over the house and the backyard. We walked her down the 3-4 blocks to Petco to get some food and toys and such, and she […]

Here’s Bella!
She just completed basic puppy training…it’s a good start. And we love her very much!

A “Major” player…
Major is starting to come around. This morning we went out for our morning walk and he didn’t even pull once on the leash. That was good. I decided to sleep in the back room with both dogs before moving into the rest of the house, plus being such a small room it would be […]

From life in a cage to life in an amazing family!
Used as a blood donor dog for a vet’s office, Thor saved countless canine lives during his tour of duty. This heroic boy lived in a cage for seven years before finding his way to GSROC. Thor had never enjoyed the warmth of a home, the security of loved ones, or the pleasure of a […]

Cassidy is a little doll…
Cassidy is a little doll, playing with the other two constantly. No problems eating or otherwise. It’s a joy to watch as she develops her personality.

He’s the love of our lives…
We just wanted to give an update on Sam (Sammy). He’s the love of our lives. Since his adoption a month ago, he’s really grown close to us and is getting used to his routine of walks in the mornings and evenings. He’s in obedience training and is the smartest dog in the class. With […]

We knew he was the right one…
I want to thank both of you for helping us find a dog, We came to the adoption event unsure of what we would find, and when we saw Tex, we knew he was the right one. He gets along fine with our other dog, though the Rottweiler is laying down his boundaries as to […]

Pepper has made our home complete…
I need to thank you. Pepper has made our home complete. He has fit in so perfect. It is like he has always been here. He did great last night. He slept very well. We ALL slept together last night. Cats, dogs, son and I. It was like a slumber party. We stayed up until […]

She is the best dog!…
Just a quick update on Sophie’s (formerly Olena) adjustment. She is the best dog! She already has her entire routine figured out, and I don’t need to keep her leashed in the house or yard anymore. She knows where her two beds are, and is content to lie in them and chew dog bones when […]

I just wanted to give you an update…
I just wanted to give you a update on “Molly” her new name is now Heidi but she is still the little doll. We had a few issues after we first got her but over time with a little TLC and our great trainer we overcame them and she is the most loyal, loveable dog […]

Shasta and Gunnie Gaulke livin’ the good life…
Never have two GSDs captured our hearts and hooked us so quickly. Shasta is the dark quiet one until we walk her, then she is Miss Happy Confidence. Gunnie, the red sable, is a goofball. We mean that in the fondest terms. He always finds things for us to retrieve. We think he’s part retriever […]

I have never enjoyed a pet as much…
Thor is doing wonderfully. When I first got him he weighed 78 lbs–now he weighs 102 solid and looks like a real German Shepherd now. We hike and play about 10 or 25 miles in the mountains back of us each day and he is the perfect dog. Never strays, doesn’t chase other dogs, some […]

Jody has become part of our family…
Thanks to the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County. We adopted Jody – a one year old German Shepherd. Your group was very helpful in assisting us to find a dog that was just right for our family. Jody has been great with the kids. She’s especially gentle with our 8 year old daughter and […]

She is my constant companion, both on and off the road…
Dear Friends at German Shepherd Rescue, Dakota has made such an impact on my life. When I agreed to foster (you may remember she was named Petra at the time) her I really had no intentions of keeping her, I really had my heart set on an older dog. Something happened though, one evening she […]

Days from death…
Hi, My name is Stephanie and I am a volunteer at the Santa Maria, California Animal Shelter. I wanted to personally thank your group for coming to the aid of “Snow” the senior white German Shepherd from our shelter that you took into rescue. Without your generosity and help, she would have had to be […]

In the middle of Christmas festivities, where else?
Just a note to say Happy Holidays. Kelly is doing fine and enjoying her Christmas. She has gone on trips to the mountains, gone on rides to look at Christmas lights, has worn a bow on her collar for the last few days and got a present of chewees from Santa. Here are a few […]

Lucy is by far the most intelligent dog…
We are so grateful to have found German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County. Lucy is by far the most intelligent, beautiful dog we’ve ever seen. We just love her. She listens very well and is so easy to walk on a leash. Lucy loves playing with basketballs and goes after our shoes. She likes to […]

Roxy is the boss and also the naughty one…
Woodrow and Roxy came into my life two years ago. I found the GSR website and immediately fell for Woody! His crinkled ears made him so cute. I was told by his foster mom that he had a weak rear leg (his legs are still weak, but he’s now able to walk about 1 1/2 […]

Coach has been on the ski boat a few times now…
Coach is just such a good dog! When we’re eating dinner he lays there along with Brandi and behaves so well, he has never taken food off the table or counter. And believe me we have turned our backs on many slabs of ribs and steaks while Coach is right there. He has never had […]

Dotz has stopped whining and loves her new pal Andy…
I have been meaning to send you these pics of Andy at his new home. He has made himself at home pretty quick. We all love him to death, except maybe my cats, but we are working on that. He is an wonderful addition to our family and adds much love, energy and excitement!!! Dotz […]

Princess has even helped my male dog learn to play
I have been meaning to write you for a few month now and let you know how Princess is doing. I always seem to think about it when we are out camping, which is what we were doing last week. Anyway, Princess is doing well and has settled into the family. We haven’t had any […]

Jessie protects our property by barking at all the varmints
I’m writing to give you an update on Jessie. She has turned out to be a wonderful dog, and we all love her. She gets along very well with the other two dogs and has become an integral member of the pack. Just like the other two, she protects our property by barking at all […]

Our little boy is so lucky to have Lola!
We are so grateful to have found GSROC. We lost our beloved shepherd mix, Spencer, to cancer over the summer and we were all heartbroken. Having two young children we thought it would be very difficult to find just the right dog to take into our family. We needed a dog we could trust with […]


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