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!


Schotzie takes a break from hiking, but only for a moment!

Joey Living the Good Life…
Hello. We just wanted to update you on Joey and let you know how happy we are to have adopted him. He has gained about seven pounds and the vet says he is doing great. Joey also passed his first level of dog training and we will be taking more sessions in the future. We […]

Kody is a great dog…
Just wanted to let you know how happy we are with Kody & that we love him so much!! He really turned out to be very precious. He is doing quite well adjusting to his new home! He is very well mannered & will do almost anything for a treat! He has been introduced to […]

North Carolina Here We Come…
Hi! TJ and I are getting ready to move to North Carolina and wanted to tell you again how thankful we are to all of you for helping us find each other. TJ continues to become more confident and playful all the time. He has a wonderful independent spirit. We will leave on August 28th […]

Grandma bought me a bunch of toys!

Have dogs will travel…
Well we are back from my trip to Texas and Louisiana the dogs had a blast. Major had a blast after the 2 ½ day drive stretching his legs. They both did their share of running, and playing and then sleeping.

Gwen is a blessing…
You ask about Gwen, it’s as if she has been here for years. She is eating 3 meals a day until she gains some weight and she already seems to be trained not to go potty on the lawn. She goes directly to the landscaped area in back to go potty. The cats and she […]

Does this look like a happy dog…or what?

Chase loves his new home and we adore him!
The first day we brought him home he and Sierra played until they wore themselves out. When we went inside Chase fell asleep at Matt’s feet. When he woke up he looked at Matt and started wagging his tail as if to say, “You’re still here! It wasn’t a dream!” He does the same thing […]

Mia & Moe…
They are doing great and have really blended right in with our family. We are so happy to have them!

Maxmillian is one in a million!

Sargent chose John to be his pal!

Lakota and his buddy
We just wanted to provide an update and continued note of appreciation for the addition of Lakota (Tej) to our family pack. In just a few short months Lakota has transformed from an explosive, but fun loving pup who had to be on a leash when inside the house to a very cuddily and steady […]

Dieter and his Dad chillin’ out

Anneke’s Home Sweet Home

Sadie and Marian are all smiles!
I hope that these pictures truly reflect the happiness that the O.C. German Shepherd rescue sheds on folks like me. I know that there is a tremendous amount of dedication and sincere love that you all have in guaranteeing homes for these affectionate canines. I can’t thank you enough for all your patience and pride […]

Rocco Finds His Forever Home
Elvis (formerly Rocco) is the perfect big brother to Rocky. I’m so fortunate that he waited for me!

Danielle and her new family

Diego, now Leo, finds his happy ending

I wouldn’t trade my baby for all the tea in China
Heidee loves her Scooby Snacks and Marrow Snacks. She also likes Slim Jims, which the owner of the Liquor store across the street gives her once in a while when we pass by there. It’s usually towards the end of our walk. She likes French Vanilla ice cream and has started stealing my black licorice […]

Life is so much richer and happier with Brooklyn!
We adopted “Brooklyn” (formerly “Dutch”) in March 2005. He loves long walks, car rides, running full speed, swimming, playing ball, sheepherding, parties, playing with his best human friends, Alex (6)and Kris (10) and Rita, his GS girlfriend. Friends have nicknamed him the “Swashbuckler” because of his adventuresome spirit, unflappable nature and enthusiasm for fun. He […]

Gunny (Taylor) & Shasta (Angel) love going four – wheeling in the mountains.

This is Lucky…
We placed him about 4 years ago after he had been thrown from a pick up truck on the 7-10 freeway and hit by 2 cars. Here is a pic his family just sent of him and his little friend. He’s a litte spoiled.

Aja loves to chase the flying bugs…
She loves to run around the tree and chase the flying bugs at night. Went to the local park today and she was a very good girl, her sniffer was going all the time.

Yay for Lady Di…
Lady Di is fitting in very nicely. Everyday is a little bit of a challenge but I think that should be expected with this intelligent breed. This girl is a very bright and I’m not sure if I have ever run into a dog this scary smart.

En Famille!
Here are two or our three girls….on the iceplant of course! I’ve been meaning to send these off to you all. Blossom isn’t too much of a player really but Sasha is always after her( and Felice both) to get it going. Blossom’s idea of playing is to walk around majestically with a big rope […]

Duchess gets her happy ending
Duchess and one of her new fur-siblings!

Ella is the best dog we could ever ask for..
Thank you for rescuing ‘Ella’ formally known as ‘Kinsey’ and allowing us to be her forever home. She has brought so much love, happiness, and fun times to our family.

Princess of the Practice
This darling girl is Ashley… Ashley was a very sick girl when she came to GSROC. She was treated at Community Vet Hospital by Dr. Grant and his caring staff. They came to love her so very much they pleaded with GSROC to adopt her. Ashley is now the “Princess of the Practice” and she […]

Magnum Force…
Here are pictures of Magnum. He is smart and funny and has become a much loved part of the family. Thank you for all the work you do to rescue these magnificent dogs.


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