NEWS

Welcome to the latest and greatest. This is where we write about our events and what we have been doing lately. You can see what others (media) have been reporting and writing about our 'furry kids' and our organization. Fortunately, there is good news between all the heartache and tough times. We have been blessed with wonderful adopters, volunteers and generous people who have donated their time, contributed money, food, and other valuable donations. You will be able to meet some of them on these pages.

We are so grateful to Eagle Scout Jacob Jee

GSROC wishes to send a very special thank you to Eagle Scout Jacob Jee, who conceived, directed and executed an incredible project for our rescue!  Jacob directed a talented team who created 3 beautiful display sleighs for our annual holiday promotions!  He hit it out of the park with beautiful workmanship and an eye for […]

Alumni’s friends come through for GSROC!

Volunteer Jim Taylor and GSROC alumni Kira came through today for the dogs at GSROC. They knows how heartbreaking it is to be homeless and wanted to spread some extra love to the GSROC dogs still awaiting adoption. Kira has a number of wonderful friends scattered all over the world. When they heard of the […]

Thank you to Abigail!

This young girl, Abigail donated ALL of the money that she received from her Bat Mitzvah celebration.  GSROC is honored that she chose us to receive this donation.  Thank you Abigail!

GSROC partnered with Pet Food Express

GSROC was proud to partner with Pet Food Express for their Grand Opening event in Belmont Shores.  Our dogs had a great time meeting new friends and sniffing the marine air.  Everyone in the store was so happy to have our dogs visiting.  We can’t wait to return!

GSROC honors dogs during Day of the Dead Celebration

Thanks to our talented volunteers, GSROC represented our dogs that have gone over the Rainbow Bridge during a Day of the Dead Celebration.

Alum Kira

Our very own alumni, Kira has been chosen by the Edie & Molly FB group as their favorite pet!  On top of that, GSROC was chosen as their favorite rescue.  We are honored to have one of our alumni be chosen.   This group, along with their supporters have raised  over $12,6000 so far to help […]

2022 R’octoberfest

We are so thrilled.  2022 R’octoberfest was a big success.  Filled with happy alumni, good food and great music,  It was so much fun to see so many of our alumni.  Photos were taken of our alumni and their families and in turn, they snapped some good photos too! We want to thank all who […]

GSROC Volunteer honored for her hard work!

GSROC’s own Debby K was honored by the Riverside City Council for her outstanding volunteer efforts!  Debby and her husband have fostered more than 300 dogs and puppies in their years with the rescue.  We are so very fortunate to count Deb and her husband as GSROC volunteers.  They are truly incredible people!

We are so grateful to Gigi!

Wow! GSROC wants to give a big THANK YOU to GSROC supporter Gigi. This young lady selflessly donated all of her birthday money to help GSROC dogs! We are truly honored to be the rescue chosen for this gift. Here is Gigi spending time with our Tessa who is available for adoption.

🎉 GSROC was voted Best Charity in OC 2022 by the LA Times! 🎉

2022’s Best of the Southland: Orange County

We are thrilled to announce that GSROC was voted Best Charity in OC 2022 by the LA Times!  With so many deserving charities in OC, we are excited and humbled to have been chosen for the top position.

GSROC makes the news!

Pia and Leo Bernal were looking to find a puppy, preferably through adoption.Having secured approval to adopt from German Shepherd Rescue Orange County, the couple drove from San Diego to Costa Mesa a couple of Saturdays ago to retrieve 5-month-old Kodie during the organization’s bake sale event held at Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies.“We checked out […]

GSROC participated in the Huntington Beach Independence Day Parade

A big day for the dogs of GSROC yesterday! They participated in the world-famous Huntington Beach July 4 Parade. Don’t worry—they had cooling pads and plenty of water. The dogs had a blast.

GSROC and Tails That Teach

GSROC was part of a select groups of rescue groups invited to participate in a recent adoption event sponsored by Tails that Teach.  Our adoptable dogs had a marvelous time and made lots of new friends.

GSROC and Supercars by the Sea!

Thank you to all who attended this fun Supercars by the Sea event on Sunday. Our dogs had so much fun meeting new people and checking out the gorgeous cars too! Your generous donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you to the wonderful sponsor of this event. @apexarbitrage.  We were honored to have been selected to […]

GSROC voted Best Non Profit 2022

The votes are in and GSROC is thrilled to announce we have been voted the NON PROFIT OF THE YEAR by the Placentia, California Chamber of Commerce. There was  record-breaking voting this year with 5463 people participating from around the world! Here are the winners:  – Business of the Year – Rich Farm Ice Cream […]

GSROC wins Pet Shelter Cancer Awareness Walk Award

Congratulations to the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County on winning the 2021 Pet Cancer Awareness Walk Shelter Award! Thanks to walk participants Pat & Lexi, the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County was awarded $500!

Girl Scout Silver Award

We were honored to have been chosen by our animal loving friend Julia as her Girl Scout Silver Award project! Julia collected supplies and food for the GSROC dogs as a memorial tribute to her beloved aunt Joanie, who passed away suddenly. Joanie was a volunteer with GSROC for over a decade, and we all […]

GS Troop #6117 helps the dogs at GSROC

Yorba Linda Girl Scout Troop #6117 wanted to do something extra nice for the dogs of GSROC.  They made plush, cozy blankets for the dogs to curl up in.  They used cute puppy-themed prints and took extra care on each blanket.  Our volunteer spent time with the troop explaining how we train the dogs when […]

GSROC “DAY OF THE DEAD” DISPLAY IS A CROWD FAVORITE!

For the past 6 years, GSROC has participated in an annual outdoor art installation to commemorate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in Los Angeles’ Grand Park.  Artists from all over Los Angeles construct colorful displays to pay homage to the cultural event.  GSROC is the only humane group that has had […]

GSROC dogs hang out with celebrities!

GSROC dogs love to rub elbows with nice people!  Here is GSROC’s own Maya, catching up with KTLA weatherman Henry DiCarlo at a recent fundraiser.  Henry is a great friend to all animals, and Maya got to thank him personally!

Comedy Night Fundraiser was a big success!

Attendees at the GSROC Comedy Night Fundraiser enjoyed a fun-filled evening at a wonderful venue.  Surrounded by classic cars, participants were able to stroll around the venue while looking at these classic cars.  Entertainment was provided by several comedians and a silent auction provided wonderful items with proceeds going to support the dogs at GSROC. [...]

GSROC dogs help other dogs in need!

GSROC Dogs Donate Blood To Local Vet Hospital German Shepherd dogs are known for their ability to help humans.  But did you know that the dogs of GSROC are also helping other dogs?  Our orphans are enrolled in a very special program with a respected emergency vet hospital.   When a canine patient is in need […]

GSROC dogs provided golfers luck!

On Monday June 14th, 2021, the GSROC team traveled to Cota De Caza Golf Club to support the Orange County Sheriff Departments Memorial Golf Tournament. The purpose of the tournament is to raise funds for the families of deputies that have been injured or killed in the line-of-duty. Our dogs “rocked” it as they stood […]

These students are GSROC Roc Stars!

GSROC Community Service Projec
GSROC volunteer Peggie Yamaguchi was recently contacted about a community service project at Evergreen Christian School and Veritas Classical Academy. Mrs Hemmerling, who teaches art at these schools charged her kindergarten - twelfth grade students with completing a community service project. Mrs Hemmerling gave these students a special assignment. They had to draw or paint [...]

ABC7 Pooch Perfect

ABC 7 Pooch Perfect

Excited news.. GSRCO alum Enzo AKA Sage will appear on TV too ABC 7 on Wed at 5am… he is the last picture!

KTLA NEWS TV SPOT: GSROC Featured

Newport Beach rescue seeking donations for 2 German shepherd puppies with medical needs

Newport Beach rescue seeking donations for 2 German shepherd puppies with medical needs Posted on KTLA.com: Feb 14, 2021 / 09:49 AM PST / Updated: Feb 14, 2021 / 09:50 AM PST by: Megan Telles /iframe>  The Newport Beach-based German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is asking for donations to help treat two puppies suffering from canine parvovirus […]

Little Princess and McIntosh have made the news!

Little Princess and McIntosh have made the news!

About two weeks ago, a 4-month-old German shepherd puppy named Little Princess was delivered to the care of German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County.   The very next day, GSROC rescued a male puppy, McIntosh.  This poor little guy had a broken leg and was in dire straits. Read More at LATimes.com https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/story/2021-02-16/newport-beach-rescue-seeks-donations-to-treat-two-german-shepherd-puppies?fbclid=IwAR1mqz3F0nHOHvvdxvTT2900eYC-luWxHuLz8CMr3SvxhoSKvd12myzVpJE

Eagle Scout AJ comes to the rescue!

When Eagle Scout AJ heard about all our expectant mothers and our need for whelping boxes, he sprang into action.   As part of his Eagle Scout project, AJ raised the funds needed for the project and then set to work.  He made 3 whelping boxes for us!  GSROC wants to thank him for this wonderful […]

GSROC alumni will star in a TV Pilot about rescue dogs!

BONED was created not only to entertain, but to raise awareness about animal rescue. 🐾🐾 So for our tv pilot we decided to feature real rescue dogs, including the amazing LOGAN, who plays a service dog which our leading lady TESSA hits with her car. This 10 year old German Shepherd mix was rescued by the […]

Boy Scouts ROC!

Boy Scouts ROC!
Leave it to a Boy Scout to always be prepared!  Aiden Hunt has been busy sewing face masks for our volunteers who are walking, bathing and training dogs!  We are so impressed by this young man's eagerness to help.  Thank you, Aiden!

GSROC Alum Khaleesi goes to college!

Our beautiful Khaleesi represented all of her cousins at GSROC with a trip to UCI business school!  She was part of a student’s presentation about the great service that non-profits provide for the community.  The students enjoyed learning about GSROC and Khaleesi was an excellent spokesmodel!

FEBRUARY 2020 DOG OF THE MONTH: LOGAN

FEBRUARY 2020 DOG OF THE MONTH: LOGAN
We’re pleased to introduce our February 2020 Dog of the Month, Logan. Logan is more officially known as CLARK’S LOGAN, UD, BN, GO, VER, RE, OJP, OAP, THDD, CGCA, SW1. Adopted from the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County at 4 months, Logan was a happy, friendly puppy who immediately showed a desire and capacity for training.  [...]

Junior volunteer Kiera teaches about GSROC

We are so proud of our Junior Volunteer, Kiera, who chose our group for her Passion Project! Kiera presented GSROC to a new audience at Cal State Fullerton this weekend! She is working to ensure a bright future for animals! Way to go, Kiera!

Dog Food Donation

Our volunteers never quit! GSROC received a big and we mean BIG donation of dog food for our dogs. We were so excited! But…how the heck do you get almost 3000 lbs of dog food loaded, transported and stacked on shelves at GSROC? Talk about a cardio workout! When the call went out, our volunteers […]

Thank You to all the vendors who participated in our Holiday Brunch Fundraiser!

We love supporting local small businesses!  We also appreciate the love these businesses gave us in return during our annual Holiday Brunch.  To us, they are more than vendors, but they are now friends and supporters who added to the festive spirit of our event.  Thank you to each of you who came to the […]

OSO II is DGP Pet of the Month for December!

Our very own OSO was chosen as DGP Pet of the Month! This active senior has been looking for just the right person for a long time. Can you help us find him his perfect person?  Be sure to check out all of the great DGP Products for senior pets! Our dogs love them!

PORTER Says Thank You

GSROC was honored to among the charities chosen by Greater Good, I HEART dogs and Zesty Paws to receive a sleigh full of donated food and supplies!  The event was created to draw attention to less adoptable pets and to bring holiday cheer to animals still waiting to find families of their own.  Our very […]

GS Troop 15114

Girl Scout Troop 15114 paid tribute to a dearly departed friend by creating a donation drive in her memory.  Hundreds of pounds of food, treats toys and more were collected,to pamper and support help our dogs.  Very special thanks to Parker Umphlett, Julia Mosikian, Emily Franzen, Bronwyn Lauprecht, and Troop Leaders Janet Mosikian and Cassandra […]

R’octoberfest 2019

Another successful R’octoberfest!!  Filled with happy alumni, good food, great music, fun games and prizes!  It was so much fun to see so many of our alumni.  We want to thank all who attended.

Subaru loves dogs!

GSROC was thrilled when we were invited to participate with Subaru at the OC International Auto Show in Anaheim, Ca.  Our dogs loved making new friends at the event and had so much fun!  They posted for photos and showed everyone how much fun GSDs can be!

BUDDING ARTIST DONATES PROCEEDS TO HELP GSROC!

We are grateful and proud to be the recipient of $200 in donations from junior volunteer Kiera Reed.  Kiera sold hand-crafted jewelry and handmade clay figurines to raise money for the dogs in our care.  It inspires all of us to see such a beautiful young spirit giving her talent and time to help orphan […]

Which bed should I choose?

GSROC’s Harvey says, “Thank You, Operation Blankets of Love, for all of the wonderful donations!  I’m can’t wait to choose one of these nice beds for me!!”   GSROC is very grateful for our partnership with OBOL and salute them for their wonderful work.   Thank you!

GSROC alumni now a movie star!

GSROC alum Logan has a role in a TV movie! He plays a veteran’s service dog. He had a great time, and allowed his mom to meet and work with some great people. She even got to meet Director, Alison Eastwood, ( father is famous Clint Eastwood) and Lisa Brown, on set Animal trainer.  We […]

Atlas is DGP’s Dog of the Month!

Our very own Atlas has been chosen to be DGP’s Dog of the Month!  Atlas is about seven years old and in need of a fur-ever home.  This volunteer favorite  knows basic commands and is always a good and calm boy on his walks! Click on the READ MORE button to view all his photos […]

NATURAL BALANCE MAKES A GENEROUS DONATION

We feel proud and fortunate to have been selected by Natural Balance to receive 3300 pounds of donated kibble to keep our dogs healthy and happy while they await their forever homes!  Natural Balance has been an amazing partner to GSROC for more than ten years.  We encourage you to support them, knowing that they […]

GSROC alum Clyde is part of the Angels baseball team!

Our very own Clyde was adopted awhile back by a member of the Angels baseball team organization.   His story is included in this article by the AKC.   Click on the link to read Clyde’s story! https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dogs-of-baseball/?fbclid=IwAR17mknJlJ7AjmR44UEISskIvxpkSo0lLU9ajPRdSiCd_ws2s5HpE8soc9A

GSROC was invited to SoCal Helpful Honda event

GSROC was thrilled to be included in the recent SoCal Helpful Honda event at Rosie’s Dog beach.  Our dogs had lots of fun and enjoyed meeting everyone.

Wow! 330 dogs found their forever homes in 2018!

Our volunteers worked very hard in 2018 and placed 330 dogs in loving homes.  We are so proud of all the hardworking volunteers at GSROC who worked tirelessly to make this happen.

GSROC’s Sam and George won a prize in the Petco Foundation Contest!

We are so proud of George and GSROC alumni Sam!  They submitted their story to the Petco Foundation to enter their contest.  With the help of our supporters, GSROC entered the People’s Choice Voting contest and we came in second and won $10,000!    We are all so excited and want to thank everyone for […]

R’octoberfest 2018

  R’octoberfest 2018 was a big success! Lots of alumni attended and enjoyed the event. Click here to watch the video! roctoberfest 2018

GSROC thanks Tim Ludeke for hosting a Tennis Clinic & Fundraiser

GSROC wants to thank Tim Ludeke, a prior adopter for hosting the 2nd annual Tennis Clinic and Fundraiser!   Not only that, he gave a T-shirt to all participants with his dog, GSROC alumni Starsky aka Hank’s photo on the back.  Everyone had a great time  – it was a great success!

GSROC receives a big donation from Pet Supplies Plus in Huntington Beach

GSROC wants to give a big THANK YOU to Pet Supplies Plus in Huntington Beach! The wonderful folks there donated all of this food to GSROC after our recent adoption event. Our dogs were so excited when they heard the news! THANK YOU!!! If you have not yet had a chance to stop by their […]

Race for the Rescues was a big success!

An amazing team effort by our GSROCrs raised over $6,000 in their first year’s effort at Race for the Rescues! Everyone is already looking forward to next year’s event!

GSROC alumni chosen as September’s Dog of the Month

Meet Orion and Aria, our September Dogs of the Month! Orion and Aria are both 6-year-old German shepherds. They love car rides, going on walks, and snuggling with their owner! Both of these amazing dogs came to be a part of their owner’s family through the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (GSROC), a rescue group who […]

2018 Pet Expo

GSROC had so much fun at the Family Pet Expo in April, 2018.  We met lots of new friends and learned a lot as well.  Our dogs enjoyed the FALCO training demonstration and our mascot was a big hit!  Congratulations to our very own volunteer Elyse who had the winning raffle ticket!  

Abby is a very generous little girl!

We want to give a BIG THANK YOU to ABBY. You see…it is her birthday. Well, rather than presents, she decided to ask for donations to help the dogs at GSROC!  We were blown away at her generosity!

GSROC alumni Khaleesi making us proud!

Our very own GSROC alumni, Khaleesi was chosen by DGP as their February Dog of the Month!  We are so proud of Khaleesi!  Click here to read about her.

Renata Made A GRRReat Impression At City Council Meeting

One of our remarkable volunteers, Marta, attended the Huntington Beach city Council meeting on November 20th, 2017.  She spoke about the wonderful dogs up for adoption at GSROC, as well as the upcoming fundraiser, “the 12 bars of Christmas” that we are participating in selling the tickets for to raise funds for the rescue.  Renata […]

Thanks to your support – we met our goal!

Our volunteers worked very hard gathering gently used shoes for our recent 2017 Shoe Drive.  Thanks to their hard work and your support, we met our goal and then some!  We are so excited……this hard earned money will be used to help some of our ill dogs.

THOR is OC Register’s Pet of the Week!

We are so excited! Thor has been chosen by the OC Register as the PET of the WEEK!   Our volunteers think he is just wonderful and we are so pleased that the folks at the OC Register think so as well. Click here for info. http://www.ocregister.com/2017/09/22/331608/

GSROC’s Shoe Drive is Marching Along!

GSROC shoe drive

Our volunteers are working overtime to ensure our 2017 shoe drive fundraiser is a success.  Donation boxes have been placed in various locations through out Orange County to make it easier for more people to participate.   Even our dogs are helping sort the shoes that are being donated! Here is a link with more […]

WOW! GSROC won the PedMeds Cares contest!

Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, friends and supporters, GSROC came in first in the recent PetMeds Cares contest.   We are so grateful to all of you who helped us accomplish this!   We have so many dogs that need specialized care and urgent treatment.  This prize will help us provide some […]

Thank you for your support in the DGP voting contest!

GSROC wants to thank everyone who voted in the DGP contest. Your involvement and support helped us win $500.00! Money desperately needed to pay our mounting vet bills. We have many dogs that need surgery and other costly treatment.

TENNIS CLINIC TO SUPPORT GSROC

GSROC is grateful for the support of our adopter Tim Ludeke and More Spin Tennis Academy! Tim is the adopter of Starsky, now known as Hank, and he wanted to help GSROC and the dogs we care for. Recently, Tim, a Certified Elite Tennis Professional and Coach, put on a tennis clinic to raise funds […]

HONORING ANAHEIM K9 BRUNO

GSROC wanted to show our respect to Anaheim PD’s K9 Bruno. On Monday, July 27, 2016 we planted a tree in honor of Anaheim Police Department K9 Bruno, who was shot in the line of duty in March 2014 and passed away from complications of from his injuries in May 2016. Our volunteer was there […]

Make The Most

Here’s a fantastic new way to help dogs while indulging your inner gamer!  Two devoted animal lovers have designed an innovative new mobile game app that is not only entertaining but philanthropic as well.  Introducing Make The Most, the first of its kind virtual stock market game that can earn you bragging rights and real […]

We Won!!!

We WON the DGP Cares Contest and we are very grateful to the good folks at DGP for the generous donation of products for our shepherds!  DGP provides natural joint relief for dogs with aches and pains. 

Day Of The Dead, GSROC Style!

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, GSROC represented it’s dogs that have gone over the Rainbow Bridge over the years during a Day of the Dead Celebration.

OUR ANNUAL WAGS ‘N WINE EVENT!

Another fun event with our dogs, and wine for party goers.

Shoe Drive For GSROC!

Three seniors from El Dorado High School in Placentia, CA chose GSROC as the recipient of a shoe drive they organized as part of their senior projects. Trevor Severson, Joshua Michaud and Dominic DeGraw worked for three months to organize, collect and box up shoes to be donated through a shoe recycling program run by […]

6th GRADERS SHOW COMPASSION IN A BIG WAY!

GSROC extends our heartfelt appreciation to 6th Graders from Hewes Middle School (North Tustin) for their hard work and compassion. These students chose to support GSROC for their community service project and learned about how to reduce pet overpopulation. The students toured our boarding kennel, and visited an adoption event so see how prospective adopters […]

Home 4 The Holidays

We feel so proud to be among the elite group that participated in the Blue Buffalo “Home 4 The Holidays” promotion. Blue Buffalo cares about homeless animals, and are thrilled to partner with them to ensure that no animal goes unloved! Thank yout, Blue Buffalo!

NATURAL BALANCE SPREADS THE LOVE

We feel honored to have been selected by Natural Balance to be the recipient of their massive fundraising efforts at the annual Pet Expo in Costa Mesa. Natural Balance chose GSROC above all other rescues and local animal shelters to receive the funds raised during the high-profile 3 day event. Expo patrons were asked to […]

THE GREAT K9 STEAK OUT = FUN WELL DONE!

More than 40 orphaned German Shepherds enjoyed a home-cooked Thanksgiving feast, thanks to the love and talent of our amazing volunteers. The dogs dined on steak that was diced in cubes for easy consumption, with side dishes of sweet potatoes, baked potatoes and green beans, finished off with a crunchy biscuit for good measure. Volunteers […]

WE WON! WE WON! THANK YOU, DOGSWELL!

GSROC was selected among the winners in the national Daily Kibble Contest, beating out hundreds of other very worthy organizations. Each week, thanks to the generosity of pet industry manufacturers, a featured charity is selected at random to receive incredible products. We feel proud and honored to have won the Dogswell gift package, entitling our […]

MECCA MEETS HER GUARDIAN ANGELS!

When our veterinarians delivered the news that little Mecca would have to lose her leg at just 9 months old, the sadness was palpable. GSROC rescued Mecca from an animal shelter hoping to be able to repair this petite sweetheart’s limb, but we quickly learned that the damage to the leg was so severe that […]

ICE, ICE, BABY!

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor icy water deters the GSROC volunteers from putting themselves on the line for our orphans! When we were challenged to round up 10 volunteers to douse themselves with ice water, our dog lovers rallied. (It didn’t hurt that it was 95 degrees in Yorba Linda, where the challenge took place.) […]

Alum Romeo Goes To School!

Our handsome alum, Romeo, took a break from his summer activities and paid a visit to a local elementary school. Romeo’s mission was to help children understand how important it is to be a responsible animal caregiver. Romeo’s doggie daddy Steve helped students understand why proper health care, food and training are all vital to […]

TEAM GSROC REPRESENTED IN THE FIRECRACKER 5K!

The Anaheim Hills Firecracker 5K/10 Run Walk kicked off Fourth of July with a bang! A few of our dedicated volunteers represented Team GSROC and brought out a few Alumni to partake as well. One of our younger volunteers, Alexis, even WON her division and was featured on the podium! Just goes to show you […]

TEAM WIGGLES!

Earlier this year, students from UC Irvine took on the project of making a prosthetic for our special pup, Wiggles. Wiggles was born with the birth defect of having no formed back feet, which causes her to wiggle in order to move around. One of the members of the project team, Jason, has adopted Wiggles […]

SMALL CARS + BIG DOGS = HUGE SUCCESS!

Our heartfelt gratitude and sincere admiration go to Crevier MINI for their generous hospitality and incredible support. The Crevier MINI team designed and delivered a wonderful summer celebration event to showcase not only their cars, but our incredible dogs as well. GSROC mascot dog, Rocky, “went topless” in a convertible MINI when he wasn’t shaking […]

ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

WOW! GSROC is the humble and grateful recipient of some brand new wheels, thanks to the incredible generosity of two special women! We are pinching ourselves to make sure that we are not imagining this! Our new van has everything that we always dreamed of, with space and comfort for the dogs, as well as […]

LOGAN AND SOFIE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

I have been visiting at Upland Rehabilitation & Care Center for the past two years with my therapy dogs Logan and Sofie, both of which I adopted from German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County. The patients have come to come to know them well and look forward to their weekly visits. Many of the long-term […]

TROY HIGH SCHOOL IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ANIMALS

We are forever grateful to the Troy High School Animal Advocates Club in Fullerton, who work tirelessly to build awareness about animals in need. Under the leadership of Jill, featured in the photo, the group participates in “hands on” activities with animals, as well as in raising funds to support local animal welfare organizations. Look […]

MASCOT “ROCKY” MAKES HIS DEBUT AT PET EXPO!

The GSROC booth at Pet Expo was “the” place to be this year! Not only did we have wonderful, well behaved dogs for adoption and great new merchandise for sale, we had our very own “ROC” star, too! “ROCKY”, our brand new German Shepherd Rescue OC mascot, was a tremendous hit with kids of all […]

GSROC PACK WALKS TO SUPPORT K9 BRUNO!

When news that Anaheim police K9 Bruno was being treated by our emergency vet hospital, GSROC volunteers decided to mobilize. Realizing that Bruno’s family and friends were very worried about him and exhausted from sleepless nights, GSROC volunteers and dogs decided to show support through a “pack walk” featuring 50 of our available dogs and […]

KUDOS TO LAGUNA BEACH 5th GRADERS!

Top Of The World Elementary School has a lot to feel proud of! An elite team of 5th grade students, led by their teacher, Mr. Kull, were very industrious during the holiday season, and their talents and time paid off! The students worked tirelessly on holiday crafts to sell at their annual holiday boutique. We […]

GSROC GOES PINK TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER!

The dogs and volunteers of GSROC were proud to participate in the Pink Fur Paws walk in Orange, sponsored by the Orange County chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This was our first appearance at this event, but we know that it won’t be our last. Everyone had to rise and shine […]

GSROC’S MOJAVE IS A HERO!

One of the community programs that GSROC is truly proud to support is our canine blood donor program with our partner hospital, Yorba Regional Animal Hospital. Each week, a GSROC dog is selected to become a blood donor for hospital dogs in need, as well as for police canines, should they become injured in the […]

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE STRUTTING!

Continuing in our annual tradition, the GSROC dogs and volunteers participated in the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade on a crisp but sunny December day in So Cal. The dogs were beaming with pride as they marched down the 3/4 mile route, earning applause and cheers from the crowd. It was our fifth appearance in the […]

A WARM RECEPTION FROM CHILI’S FOOTHILL RANCH!

We are proud and flattered to have been chosen by Chili’s Foothill Ranch to participate in a very special fundraiser on a beautiful December day. The wonderful staff and supportive manager made the event successful, as well as fun, and our dogs made lots of new friends. We enjoyed swapping dog stories with the patrons […]

2013 ALUM REUNION ROCKED!

For the fifth year, GSROC adoptees and their families gathered together for a fun-filled day in honor of the wonderful dogs that we all love so much at gsROCTOBERFEST. More than 100 dogs and even more humans enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at Mariner’s Park in Long Beach, where wonderful vendors shared an eclectic assortment […]

GSROC HELPS WOUNDED WARRIOR START FRESH

In a FIRST for GSROC, we have helped to match a wonderful working dog named Beau, with a wonderful former Army Sergeant who sustained combat injuries while serving our country. On Saturday, October 12, Sgt. Brandon Tennery met Beau for the first time and the two bonded instantly. Beau will help provide Brandon with the […]

GSROC WINS PETFINDER.com/THUNDERSHIRT GRANT

The shepherds of GSROC will have extra safety and security this year, thanks to our friends at Petfinder.com and Thundershirt. We are the proud recipients of these special garments designed to ‘swaddle’ the dogs who feel anxious or who need extra assurance that they are safe. Thundershirts are especially effective in combating separation anxiety–a condition […]

SMALL CARS + BIG DOGS = SUMMER FUN!

German Shepherd Rescue of OC was proud to have been selected to participate in Crevier MINI’s Summer of Fun event last weekend. A yummy BBQ, great sweepstakes prizes, entertainment, and–of course–our beautiful dogs were on hand to showcase the super-stylish MINI convertibles, and to enjoy an afternoon of SoCal style fun in the sun. Chewbacca, […]

NATURAL BALANCE CARES ABOUT ANIMALS!

Our good friends at Natural Balance Dog Food based here in So. Cal have done it again. Because of their generosity and compassion for animals, they have donated MANY pallets of their grain free food to GSROC to help our dogs stay healthy. Right from their beginning, Natural Balance made a commitment that if they […]

Instagram Of The Week : Enjoying the Moments

We wanted to share with you the post one of our adopter’s moms wrote about Max (Formerly Maverick) on her online magazine dandelion moms. Here is the post: http://dandelionmoms.com/2013/07/instagram-of-the-week-enjoying-the-moments/

GSROC RECEIVES CHEERS AT WAGS N’ WINE EVENT!

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County was invited to be one of only 3 rescues to attend the Wags N Wine Event on Sunday, June 23rd in Huntington Beach. Several of the GSROC dogs happily welcomed a majority of the 300 event guests over to our booth. They were very proud to show off how […]

TEAM GSROC REPRESENTS BIG AT PASADENA MARATHON

Despite a record heat wave, Team GSROC had 78 runners representing us in the Pasadena Marathon event this year. We were the second most populated team, and the only animal welfare organization represented! This is the second year we participated in this race, and we were able to double the population of our team. With […]

‘SHOES FOR SHEPHERDS’ A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!

Some people give the shirt off their back for those in need, the generous students of CSUF gave the shoes off their feet for the GSROC dogs. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a team of PR students that worked with the rescue this semester, 505 pairs of shoes were collected and donated […]

Dogs Day Out At Kiwanis Club’s PuppyPalooza!

GSROC extends our sincere appreciation to the kind people at the Kiwanis Club of Placentia for their hospitality at their first annual, “PuppyPalooza” event. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the dogs enjoyed all of the attention from animal lovers of all ages. Some of them even dreamed of careers in law enforcement, as […]

SAVVY SALESGIRLS RAISE $250 FOR GSROC DOGS!

We feel so proud to have the next generation of dog rescuers working hard to help our orphans! These resourceful and motivated 9-year-old girls baked assorted yummy treats and sold them to friends, neighbors, and family members over 2 days’ time. They were wildly successful, presenting GSROC with more than $250.00 raised through their efforts! […]

BOUNCING BUDDY!

Buddy is an active teenage boy who loves to play. He is a delightful shepherd mix …possibly with a Doberman, possibly with a mysterious stranger… His sleek black, copper-accented coat, coupled with his floppy ear tips, give Buddy a sporty appearance. This rambunctious kid needs a home with no cats, little dogs, or small children, […]

Poppy Has Plenty of Pep!

Poppy is a spunky and comical eight-year-old girl. Her sweet face and sparkling personality, coupled with her single eye (lost due to injury), give Poppy the look of a playful warrior-princess. Poppy is energetic, has a fun-loving spirit, and many healthy years in her future. With her happy disposition, she would make a wonderful companion […]

EAGLE SCOUT ROLLS UP HIS SLEEVES TO HELP SHEPHERDS!

Jack Pitts is an extraordinary individual. Not only is he an Eagle Scout, he’s a young man with a warm heart for dogs in need. When Jack learned that many of our boarding dogs were without elevated beds, he wasted no time getting to work. As part of his community assistance project for Troop 1180, […]

Make Vienna Your Valentine

Vienna is a sweet five-year-old female. Her “autumn leaves” colored coat and black saddle, coupled with her sensitive face and graceful figure, give Vienna a feminine appearance. Vienna is a calm, lady-like girl who is initially shy. However, once she warms up to you, she is affectionate and loyal. Vienna has been treated harshly in […]

TROY H.S. ASPCA CLUB IS DOGGONE FANTASTIC!

All of our dogs send their gratitude to the Troy High School ASPCA Club for their generous donations! The Club, led by President Jill, focuses on assisting animals throughout the local community. They raised several hundred dollars through their philanthropic efforts and presented our dogs with some great supplies. As you can see, Rocco is […]

Huggable Henry

Henry is a handsome, eight-year-old senior with plenty of pluck. His bronze coat, copper-colored eyes, black muzzle, and one floppy ear tips give Henry a rugged, masculine appearance. This smart boy is an obedience class graduate, who walks well on a leash and knows his basic commands. Henry is in excellent health, and has a […]

GSROC STAR MEETS OLYMPIC STAR!

Guess who stopped by to give a wonderful home to a deserving dog? Olympic superstar Amanda Beard and her family! Well known for earning 7 Olympic swimming medals, as well as being named American Swimmer of the Year twice, Amanda has earned the hearts of America for her commitment to being the best at whatever […]

GSROC DOGS A PARADE FAVORITE AGAIN

Once again, the dogs of German Shepherd Rescue OC were invited to march in the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade, and they rose to the occasion proudly. It was a beautiful, sunny Fall day and more than 25 dogs strutted along the parade route with their handlers in tow. It wasn’t exactly military precision, but it […]

DOGGIE CROSS BENEFITS GSROC

SOCALCROSS PRESTIGE SERIES, one of the largest cyclocross race series in southern California, held their first annual “Doggie Cross” fun race at their Annual Turkey Trot Race. The Doggie Race benefitted GSROC. Twenty dogs and their owners competed to win 1-3 and Best Dressed categories. GSROC alum Captain Jack Sparrow won Best Dressed! GSROC dogs […]

Loveable Lucy

Lucy is an athletic six-year-old girl, who is a Hurricane Katrina survivor. Her cream-colored coat, bright eyes, and pretty face give her a feminine appearance. Lucy has wonderful house manners and is very loving. Because of her high-energy disposition, Lucy needs an active household that will regularly involve her in outdoor activities, such as hiking […]

WRAPPING FOR DOLLARS ON BLACK FRIDAY!

While everyone else was out shopping, dedicated volunteers from GSROC vigilantly wrapped for donations at Barnes and Noble this Black Friday!

Mighty Maximo

Maximo is a confident six-year-old boy, who is very macho. His classic black and cream markings, thick coat, and large build give him a commanding presence. Maximo is an obedience class graduate who walks well on leash, but as he is very strong and muscular, requires an owner who has the ability to handle a […]

Delightful Dolce!

Dolce is an energetic, spirited three-year-old female. Her creamy, caramel coat and copper-colored eyes, paired with her compact build, give Dolce a rather a fox-like appearance. This affectionate girl is GSROC’s longest term resident, and has been patiently waiting for her forever-home for two years. Dolce is a high-energy dog with an inquisitive mind, who […]

Incredible Nickelby

Nickelby is an amazing three-year-old male with more than enough heart and soul to make up for his missing leg. This incredibly resilient boy suffered severe injuries after being hit by a car, as well as being attacked by another dog, or perhaps coyotes. Even though he has had to endure a harsh start in […]

GSROC WELCOMES OUR NEWEST VOLUNTEER!

Our pack has grown! We’re thrilled to have another animal lover in our midst. Say hello to Micah, the handsome grandson of Shawn and Peter Hollub! Of course, Micah is being shepherded over by his loyal shepherd, Riley! Congratulations, Shawn, Peter, Brittany and Scott!

Mighty Maggie

Maggie is a friendly five-year-old female. Her gorgeous sable and cream coat, coupled with her pointed ears and intriguing black forehead accent, give Maggie a beguiling appearance. Maggie is housebroken, has completed obedience training, and has a sweet disposition. While Maggie adores people, this diva-dog needs to be the only pet in the house, and […]

Lovely Bella

Bella is a beautiful, three-year-old female. Her healthy coat and proud posture, combined with her large stature and classic markings, give Bella a regal look. This alpha female requires a home in which she is the only dog, with a strong leader who will enjoy training her to channel her high energy level and intelligence. […]

JR. VOLUNTEER MAKES UNSELFISH GESTURE

We jokingly say that Trevor P. has been volunteering ever since he was in the womb! His mom, Jennifer, has been with GSROC since its beginning, and she was working to find dogs homes right up into her 9th month of pregnancy! As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as Trevor […]

Our Shepherds “ROC’d” Discovery Science Center Event!

GSROC was selected to provide a unique and informative Humane Education component for the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. Hundreds of children, ages 4 years to teenagers, attended presentations to learn about responsible pet care and about the importance of compassion. Each day, a different GSROC volunteer was the featured guest speaker and the […]

SWEET REWARDS COME FROM LEMONS!

We feel so fortunate to have been the recipient of beautiful Ariel’s enterprise to raise funds for the shepherds. In just one day, Ariel raised $100.60 selling her own recipe of homemade lemonade. The morning started out slowly, but as the sun rose higher, Ariel had a steady stream of customers! Her generous mom matched […]

MAJESTIC MISSY

Missy is an affectionate and playful three-year-old girl who is a quick learner. Her cream-colored coat and black saddle, coupled with her large frame, give Missy a classic K-9 appearance. Missy is an alpha female who loves to be the center of attention. She requires a home with no cats or small dogs, ideally one […]

The Ultimate ROC Star

GSROC stepped up to rescue a nearly-blind 6-year-old German Shepherd, “sight-unseen” as it were. We were advised that Rocky was abandoned at the shelter by his owner. It’s no secret that dogs past middle age have a tougher time being adopted than younger dogs do, and dogs that aren’t ‘perfect’ are even more at risk. […]

KEEN KATIYA

Katiya is a medium-sized, three-year-old female. Her lush, golden-hued coat gives her a regal appearance, while the black accent marking around her mouth makes Katiya look like she is smiling. This personality-plus girl is quite strong-willed, so she requires a shepherd-savvy family who will be dedicated to giving her both firm leadership and lots of […]

Another Pet Expo, Another Big Success!

Last weekend, we had “all hands on deck” for the annual Pet Expo in Costa Mesa–a huge event that draws animal lovers from all over the Southland. This year, we were proud to sport our brand new booth design, and we got many compliments. Our volunteers proudly sported their “Best of Orange County” Tshirts, and […]

HEROIC HERCULES!

Hercules is an affectionate, seven-year-old male Chihuahua. With his caramel-colored coat, strip of white accent fur, and alert ears, Hercules looks like a handsome gentleman. Though diminutive in stature, this fourteen-pound boy has giant eyes and a heart to match. Hercules miraculously survived a horrible ordeal during which he was dragged (presumably by a car) […]

GIRL SCOUTS TO THE RESCUE!

When the Girl Scouts of Troop 807 told us that they had collected some toys and treats for our homeless dogs, we were thrilled. Little did we know that these industrious girls had collected dozens and dozens of bags full of treats, toys, dog food, training aids, towels, bowls and MORE! It took several of […]

Jupiter And Jeronimo!

Jupiter and Jeronimo are friendly, three-year-old boys. These sweet twins have striking white coats with lovely caramel accents, and exquisite copper-colored eyes. Jupiter and Jeronimo get along well with cats and have friendly, curious dispositions. As these brothers were left outside most of their lives, receiving minimal human interaction other than the dispensing of food […]

GENEROUS ANNABELLA LOVES ANIMALS

Beautiful and generous Annabella H asked her family and friends to make donations to GSROC in lieu of birthday presents for her. This amazing act of selflessness by a young animal lover generated bags full of toys and treats to help our dogs while they are anxiously awaiting adoption. The dogs were excited to get […]

SWEET SUNDAY WILL BE YOUR SHADOW!

Sunday is a lovely three-year-old female. Her creamy coat, XL ears, and sparkling eyes, coupled with her large-boned build, give her a nurturing and kind appearance. Sunday has a sweet disposition, is housebroken, and has polite manners. She is familiar with her basic commands and gets along well with other dogs. Sunday will flourish in […]

Fierce Flash!

Flash has seen so many other dogs come and go, yet still he is waiting for his special home with an experienced shepherd person. He is an athletic three-year old male who is a macho, headstrong guy. His classic sable markings are accented by a copper-toned face, which bears a permanent scar from a burn […]

HUNTER THE HUNK!

Hunter is a loyal and protective eight-year-old male. With his beautiful russet coat and large build, this handsome senior weighs in at eighty-five pounds. Hunter is an intelligent boy who is housebroken, knows his basic commands, and enjoys walks, as well as swimming. Hunter gets along well with most people, but can be finicky around […]

STUDENTS LEARN THE A, B, Cs OF RESPONSIBLE PET CARE

GSROC was invited to Post Elementary as a part of our humane education program. Ms. Adams’ 4th Grade class sat spellbound as they learned how to properly care for a canine family member. Topics discussed were the importance of spaying and neutering, vaccines, training and why companion dogs should be indoor family members, not outdoor […]

CAL STATE FULLERTON SENIORS EXTEND HELPING HANDS!

‘Tis the season of sharing and caring, and Cal State Fullerton students know how to show they care. A group of ambitious seniors designed a signature event to raise funds and awareness for our orphan shepherds. Dubbed, “Palms for Paws” by the student group, the program urged fellow students to donate old cell phones, palm […]

TGIF TO THE RESCUE!

GSROC was proud to be among a select group of rescue organizations selected by the TGIF restaurant chain to participate in their innaugural Pet Adoption Day. Our homeless boys Trenton (L) and Max (R) represented their fellow orphans very enthusiastically. Trenton offered his paw to everyone who passed by while Max looked on approvingly. We […]

LOVELY LIZZIE!

Lizzie is a happy and healthy ten-year-old female. Her feminine features and gentle eyes combine with her slender figure to give Lizzie a lady-like appearance. This well-behaved girl has excellent manners and walks nicely on a leash. Lizzie has an amiable disposition and would make a wonderful companion for a nurturing individual or loving family. […]

Two Senior Sweeties!

These senior sweeties are a pair of BIG love bugs who are longing for a home to which they can retire in comfort. Dagger is a handsome 8-9 year-old gentleman who tips the scales at an impressive 120 pounds. Beauty is a lovely 7 year-old lady who is a more diminutive 85 pounds. Dagger and […]

GIFTS FROM THE HEART TO HONOR 2 ANGELS

GSROC feels humbled and honored to be the recipient of the inaugural grant from the AJ Panda Bear Foundation, an organization created to memorialize two beautiful children, Jacob and Amanda, whose lives were cut tragically short. As a living tribute to her children, mom Lisa Gonzales decided to celebrate what would have been Jacob’s 13th […]

GSROC GETS VISIT FROM MICHAEL ROSENBAUM

Celebrity Michael Rosenbaum (known for his role as Lex on Smallville) stopped by the GSROC booth with his rescued dog, Irv. Michael is a big fan of shepherds, and we are big fans of his new show, “Breaking In”!

HUGS & KISSES EVENT WAS HEARTWARMING

GSROC was thrilled to be a part of the annual Hugs & Kisses Foundation’s “Blessing of the Animals” event in Calabasas on October 2. More than 300 animals, ranging from dogs and cats to rabbits and horses, gathered in a lovely park-like setting to celebrate the joy that companion animals bring to our lives. Dozens […]

RENOWNED SONGWRITER SALUTES GSROC

We feel honored and humbled to be featured in a fabulous you-tube video created by talented singer/songwriter Jayne Olderman. Jayne credits her rescued shepherd, Lakota, with bringing a new level of joy to her life, and wanted to express the bond she feels through words, music and images. The result is a heartwarming salute to […]

A “TRUE” LOVE OF ANIMALS

GSROC was proud to be a part of a special celebration at Newport Beach canine kitchen, True Food For Dogs. The special event showcased the wonderful homemade dog foods and treats offered by TRUE, with four-legged guests sampling some of the gourmet cuisine and peanut butter pup-sicles, as two-leggers munched on croissants and fresh fruit. […]

MARVELOUS MISSY!!

Missy is a clever and playful two-year-old female. Her glossy black saddle and light cream-colored coat, combined with a petal-pink tongue and ear interiors, give Missy a feminine flair.This sweetheart is loving and affectionate, but needs to be the center of attention and therefore, requires a home in which she will be the only pet. […]

Lovely Blondie

Blondie is an extremely attentive, two-year-old female. Her gorgeous golden coat with hints of variegated black, coupled with her sincere eyes and feminine posture, give Blondie her sunny California Girl looks. Blondie has had some basic training, enjoys good walks, and travels well in the car. Blondie needs a patient owner with lots of shepherd […]

Sweet Sabrina

Sabrina is a gentle, 1 year old female. Her floppy ears and earnest gaze, coupled with her soft black and cream toned coat, give Sabrina her sweetheart looks. Sabrina has a charming disposition, is well behaved around cats, and enjoys the company of other dogs. Sabrina was discovered all alone in a desert field, so […]

GSROC DOGS ‘REPRESENTED’!

We were so proud of all of the dogs that attended the recent adoption event at the Irvine Animal Shelter. The dogs were very well behaved and loved showing off for the crowds. Baron amused onlookers by catching balls without missing, Gunther greeted everyone with a toothy smile, Rachel turned heads and warmed hearts. Romeo […]

GYPSY’S NOT HOMELESS ANY MORE!

Our little girl with the frequent flyer miles has finally found a place to call her own. Beautiful Gypsy, originally rescued from Hong Kong and transported to the US by a GSROC volunteer, is settling into her new digs and learning how it feels to be loved! Gypsy has been a favorite of all the […]

RAVISHING RAVAN!

Ravan is a jet-black, one-year-old female. Her glossy ebony coat and inquisitive copper eyes, coupled with her wiry physique, give Raven a striking appearance. Ravan is a petite and agile young lady with lots of playful puppy energy. This happy-go-lucky girl gets along well with other dogs and loves people, too. Raven would enjoy a […]

GIRL SCOUT TROOP #751 SCORED FOR THE SHEPS!

We are proud to share that the very ambitious and very industrious 11 year old girl scouts from Yorba Linda Troop #751 presented our dogs with an amazing collection of dog food, toys, treats and towels to help make the dogs that are waiting for their homes more comfortable. The girls rolled up with boxes […]

BRAVO AWARDS ARE SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT!

Earlier this year, German Shepherd Rescue of OC had the profound honor of being named to receive a coveted BRAVO award. Reserved for individuals within the community that go above and beyond for the safety and well-being of others, BRAVO awards are typically presented to individuals in law enforcement, public safety, and local government to […]

Sami Has a Birthday; GSROC Receives The Gift!

Sami, a 12 year old girl, had a birthday party and in lieu of gifts for herself, she asked for money or gift cards that she can donate to the homeless shepherds of GSROC. We were honored to meet Sami and her family recently when they came to visit us at an Adoption event. Sami […]

TROY HIGH SCHOOL SPCA CLUB MEMBERS RALLY FOR GSROC

GSROC sends our sincere gratitude to the members of Troy High School’s SPCA Club for their compassionate support of our dogs. In its very first year, the club’s goal is to assist animals within the community and to promote responsible pet ownership through educational outreach. Club members raised money through recycling efforts and by selling […]

SCHULTZ SHINES!

Schultz is a healthy two-and-a-half-year-old male. His glossy black saddle and muzzle shine against his light, creamy coat, giving Schultz a radiant appearance. Schultz is housebroken, familiar with basic commands, and very friendly. Schultz is an athletic, inquisitive and alert young dog, and therefore, requires a secure yard with 7 foot fencing. A home where […]

CSF STUDENT PR TEAM TO THE RESCUE!

GSROC has been fortunate to have the support and energy of a wonderful team of Cal State Fullerton PR students who chose our organization for their senior project. The students will work for a total of 3 months to help promote GSROC, our dogs, our events and our mission. They have been working hard to […]

ANESTHESIA FREE PET DENTAL CLINIC

Say so long to doggie and kitty breath! On Sunday, May 1, GSROC will feature the next in our series of Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Clinics, with a portion of all visits going to help our orphan shepherds. This technique does not require the dog or cat to be under anesthesia, making the experience much […]

SASHA GOES HOME WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIENDS!

Sasha’s story could have very easily had a very sad ending, but thanks to the incredible efforts of many dedicated animal lovers, she is safely back with her overjoyed family following a frightening ordeal. Sasha, the companion of a special needs child, had managed to open the gate to her yard. Her human mom immediately […]

Gypsy Is A Gem!

Gypsy is a friendly, affectionate seven-year-old female. Her strawberry blonde coat and faint black saddle, coupled with her petite frame and sensitive face, give Gypsy a sweet, feminine look. Gypsy is calm and confident, walks well on leash, and is housebroken. She requires a home with no cats or small dogs, but loves children and […]

QUIRKY QUINCY

Quincy is a highly intelligent and extremely affectionate three-year-old boy. His russet and black coat combine with an adorable floppy ear-tip to give Quincy loads of quirky character. Quincy is housebroken and enjoys playing with dogs his own size, especially females. Due to an early elbow injury, Quincy can’t be a jogging companion, but he […]

IT TAKES A PACK!

When GSROC learned of Joe Fuller’s quest to raise $1,000 to help fight canine cancer, we knew instantly that we wanted to help. A motivated 11-year-old who had recently lost his beloved shepherd to lymphoma, Joe planned a special tribute walk to honor “Si” and to raise money to help find a cure for the […]

BRAVO FOR COURAGE!!

Courage received his BRAVO award from the city of Bellflower. Please go here to read more:

CITY OF BELLFLOWER TO HONOR COURAGE

We feel honored to have been selected by the City of Bellflower to receive a special commendation during its annual BRAVO! awards ceremony, spotlighting outstanding and heroic efforts within the community. Courage, along with his wonderful mommy, and a small group of GSROC volunteers will accept this award during a public ceremony on February 10. […]

LOVABLE LUKA!

Luka is a sensitive, four and half year old male shepherd. His rich russet and black coat combined with his strong, sturdy build give Luka a sporty look. Luka requires a patient and experienced shepherd-savvy owner, who is familiar with the art of providing leadership while fostering trust. He also needs a stable routine, without […]

FEBRUARY IS PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, GSROC will be offering a low cost Anesthesia-Free Pet Dental Clinic on Sunday, February 20. Dogs and cats of all sizes are welcomed. Anesthesia-free cleanings are much less stressful for animals, and especially effective for senior animals. Skilled animal dental technicians perform the cleanings with love, patience […]

MIGHTY MIDGE

Midge is a petite, athletic three-year-old female. Her plush sable coat and dark muzzle, coupled with her soulful eyes and alert ears, give Midge an intriguing appearance. As Midge is both highly intelligent and extremely athletic, she will excel in obedience and agility classes. Her extraordinary intensity and learning aptitude also make her a likely […]

PAX FINALLY HAS PEACE

Sometimes, the news at the rescue is not what we had hoped. On Christmas Eve, a dedicated troop of volunteers moved mountains to get a sickly senior shepherd rescued from the Downey Animal Shelter. Many people rallied to help the boy that we named “Pax” because of his peaceful demeanor. Pax arrived disturbingly thin, dehydrated, […]

Fur, Friends And Fun In Irvine!

Our dogs had a great time at the annual Irvine Shelter Holiday Event. They got treats and ear scratches from lots of animal lovers, they met other friendly dogs, and Midge event met The Grinch! After she sniffed him a few times, she decided he was just a strange kind of animal and agreed to […]

POWERHOUSE PIERCE!

Pierce is an athletic two-year old male who is a macho, headstrong guy. His classic black and tan markings are accented by a copper-toned face, which bears a permanent scar from a burn caused from wearing a muzzle that became imbedded in his skin. Pierce requires a highly experienced owner who will be committed to […]

A ROC’N GREAT TIME AT ROCTOBERFEST!

Alums came from as far away as San Ramon, Big Bear, San Diego and Los Angeles to be a part of the 2nd Annual GSROC-toberfest Reunion Event! The skies cleared and it was a wonderful, sunny day in the park for more than 100 dogs and their human companions! Guests were treated to the insights […]

HALLOWEEN BAKE SALE ROC’D!

Our volunteers Roc’d in selling our fabulous baked goods. Our bake sales have become famous, and people come from all over to buy some of our regular featured items!

CUTE KID KONA!!

Kona is a long, lean, and lanky eighteen-month old male with a neat, short coat that shines with good care. Half German Shepherd and half mysterious stranger (possibly Doberman), Kona will remain on the small side. Kona knows his basic commands, walks well on a leash, sits politely for his treats, and is crate trained. […]

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY AT YDT!

One of the boarding facilities we work closely with hosted “Volunteer Appreciation Day” in honor of all of our dedicated volunteers. Seen here, “Zachary”, keeps everyone in line for the photo opp! Thanks Roger, Lynn and staff, we appreciate you too!

ELISA IS A NATURAL SEARCH DOG!

We knew that Elisa has something special about her. We just didn’t know HOW special she was until she really got a chance to shine! Elisa was spotted by a scout for a detection training academy while she was at one of our adoption events. Elisa’s great disposition and incredible ball drive earned her an […]

SILLY SADIE!

With Sadie, it’s ALL about the BALL! Her thick black coat, accented with interesting caramel-colored markings, gives this high-energy three and a half year old female a fast and sporty appearance. Sadie is an intelligent sweetheart who is housebroken, walks well on a leash, and knows her basic commands. While Sadie doesn’t work well with […]

COURAGE IS A CALENDAR DOG!!!

We are thrilled to announce that our beautiful survivor, Courage, is featured in a 2011 calendar, now available for sale!  OC-based photographer Sherri Regalbuto has created a heartwarming tribute to the dog who refused to die.  A portion of the proceeds from each calendar sale will go to GSROC to help more dogs in urgent […]

Jet-Propelled Jeter!

Jeter is an athletic, two-year-old male who is full of youthful energy. His glossy black coat, perfect proportions, symmetrical facial markings, and confident stance combine to give him a capable, self-assured appearance. Jeter is a rambunctious kid who lost his tail due to an injury. Jeter requires an adult-only home with no cats or other […]

Lovable LeeAnn

LeeAnn is a petite, purebred, three-year-old female, likely from Czech or German working lines. Her striking sable coat, coupled with her alert ears and observant eyes, give LeeAnn a capable and confident appearance. LeeAnn is highly intelligent and would thrive in directed pursuits such as agility training, herding activities, or search and rescue. Although she […]

GSROC SAYS THANK YOU TO OUR FELLOW ANIMAL LOVERS!

We are pinching ourselves with happiness, knowing that we achieved the incredible milestone of raising $10,000 in 20 days to benefit our dogs. Because of the compassion and generosity of our fellow animal lovers, adopters, supporters, care givers and friends, we have earned an additional matching donation of $8,000 to put toward our neediest cases! […]

GSROC VOLUNTEERS ATTEND TRAINING SEMINAR WITH VLADAE

As part of our commitment to continuing our education and honing our skills, GSROC volunteers took time out of their personal lives to participate in a special 3-hour training seminar with well-known behaviorist Vladae “The Russian Dog Wizard”. Volunteers were instructed in the correct way to introduce dogs, the proper way to correct dogs, how […]

Schultz Shines!

Schultz is an outgoing, athletic, three-year-old male who is in excellent health. His classic black and tan markings and inquisitive eyes give him the “official” appearance of a police K-9!. Schultz knows his basic commands and rides well in the car. Schultz requires an experienced owner who will work with him on his leash etiquette […]

SEA BISCUIT’S GREAT ADVENTURE!

GSROC learned about Sea Biscuit through a series of emails. Sea Bee (as she has come to be known by our volunteers) is around 11 years old. She had been abandoned by her owner at a boarding facility. The facility kept thinking that the owner was coming back for her, but sadly, no one did. […]

Unbelievable Baxter!

Baxter is an enthusiastic, two-year-old male, who, at a small sixty pounds, is full-grown. His short, neat coat has us hypothesizing that he is a German Shepherd-Boxer mix. How he was injured and what impaled him remains a mystery, but his dramatic-looking wound is healing perfectly, and despite a long line of stitches, Baxter remains […]

ALL IN GOOD FUN

GSROC Roc’d and Rolled our way up to WeHo for a special fundraiser to benefit our dogs. This was not your grandmother’s bingo night–it was a carnival of fun and laughs featuring live performances and rauckous and rowdy bingo games. Actress Veronica Cartwright, beloved for her performances in many horror genre films including Eastwick, graciously […]

Orange Lutharen HS Students To The Rescue!

When it came bath time for our passel of puppies, students from Orange Lutharen HS rolled up their sleeves and dove in! In something resembling an assembly line, the 6 pups were scrubbed and dried by the dedicated students. The puppies loved being fussed over, and the kids knew that their efforts were making a […]

EXPO GOES ORANGE!

Expo 2010 was as big and bustling as ever. Mother Nature was kind to us, so we were neither in sweltering heat nor in pouring rain. The dogs were on their best behavior and very few cross woofs were spoken: They seemed as excited to be seen as the crowd was to see them! We […]

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Delightful Dahlia!

Dahlia is a playful, four-year-old female. Her crème brulee-colored coat, coupled with her floppy ear-tips and perpetually smiling face, give Dahlia her lovable look! Dahlia is personable and outgoing around children and adults, as well as with other dogs, but requires a feline-free environment. She is a well-behaved, quiet girl who would make a great […]

A NIGHT OF DELIGHTS

Our 2010 Wine Tasting fundraiser, Wines, Woofs & Wishes II, was a tremendous success thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and the loyal support of our many friends. Our profound gratitude goes out to the entire team of L’Opera Ristorante for their gracious hospitality and generosity in hosting GSROC for what some called […]

CHILLIN’ OUT IN OC

Always on the look out for ways to keep our K9s in kibble, our resourceful GSROC volunteers held a very “cool” fundraiser to help OC Swap Meet shoppers beat the heat. We were invited by Bob’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream to be their charity of choice all weekend long, resulting in more than 775 ice […]

RED CROSS HONORS GSROC VOLUNTEERS

We always knew that GSROC volunteers were heroes, and they proved it once again. Volunteers Sandy Ferguson and Hailey MacDonald rushed to the rescue of an unconscious toddler whose mother was screaming for help. The volunteers were on a mission to drop off puppies at a boarding facility when the mother came running in begging […]

German Shepherd Rescue of OC Goes GREEN!

Thanks to the dedication of many eco-conscious supporters, our recycling drives have really gained momentum. It’s fulfilling to know that each month, truck loads of materials will be recycled so that they do not end up in landfills. We think it’s great that our dogs are getting a second chance at happiness and our recyclables […]

OUR SHEPHERDS LOVE THE REIGN

More than 7,000 hockey fans ooohed and ahhhhed as the Ontario Reign battled the Las Vegas Wranglers in a test of skills and wills. It was a rough and rugged game with plenty of action, culminating with a “shoot out” to end the game. To the crowd’s delight, the Reign were victorious with the final […]

Companionable Corinna

Corinna is a graceful, four-year-old female from German import lines. Her sable flanks and russet haunches, coupled with her sincere, ebony-outlined eyes, give Corinna an intriguing appearance. Corinna requires a quiet home with no small dogs. She is eager to start her new life in a warm, loving, and comfortable environment, as she was the […]

Make this Dashing Sweetheart Your Next Valentine!

Dash is an active, six-year-old male. His deep, rich espresso-colored eyes and shiny black saddle, coupled with his charming smile, make him dashingly handsome, indeed! Dash requires a home without cats or smaller dogs. He is a masculine guy who prefers to play with female dogs his own size, or larger. Dash appears to have […]

OLLIE RIDES OFF INTO THE SUNSET!

You could hear the cheering far and wide! Ollie, our longest term resident, finally got the home of his dreams! Ollie will be treasured by a wonderful family that is familiar with the unique needs of highly traumatized shepherds. Our volunteers and caretakers formed a deep bond with Ollie, but everyone is so happy and […]

BROWNIES AND GIRL SCOUTS GIVE COMFORT!

Here’s to all of the animal lovers in Brownie Troop 651 and Cadette Troop 1299 of Anaheim! They learned that our dogs needed fluffy beds and warm blankets to ward off the rainy days, and they stepped up to the challenge! The girls collected dozens and dozens of blankets, comforters, beach towels—you name it! They […]

GSROC RECYCLING DRIVE PAYS OFF!

Improving the lives of our dogs while improving the environment just seemed like a natural undertaking for our dedicated volunteers. GSROC’s ongoing efforts to collect recyclable bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles has helped to keep our K9s in kibble! Here’s a peek at one day’s impressive collection!

A Little Help From Our Friends…

We are sincerely grateful to all of the members of Girl Scout Troop #2071 for their hard work on behalf of our dogs! The girls made soft blankets and whipped up dozens of homemade dog cookies to brighten the spirits of the dogs that are still waiting for loving famillies to find them. We feel […]

Lovely Lilly!

Lilly is a healthy, playful six-year-old female. Her plush coat and perfect proportions give Lilly an archetypal German Shepherd appearance, while her feminine face and inquisitive eyes showcase Lilly’s sweet disposition. She is exceptionally intelligent, highly energetic, and very agile, so she belongs with active individuals. Lilly is fond of swimming and adores car rides, […]

GRETYL FOUND SAFE AND SOUND!

Our little wanderer was found today, much to our relief. She has been the subject of an all-out search effort by the volunteers of GSROC, her adoptive family, and most of the Palm Springs community! Gretyl slipped her collar and got away from her adopters on 1/1/10 but today she is safely back in their […]

GRETYL IS MISSING IN PALM SPRINGS

We are asking all animal lovers in the Palm Springs area to help us search for our missing 5 month old puppy, Gretyl. She was adopted by a family that was headed home to Arizona, but she became spooked and slipped her collar and ran off. A $600 reward is offered for her safe return […]

GSROC HOLIDAY WRAPPERS SPREAD CHEER!

No, our volunteers were not singing rap songs at Barnes & Noble (but for the right tip, they might have!). Instead, they were helping busy shoppers prepare their holiday packages for the big day. We had a wonderful team of wrapping experts, accompanied by our ambassador dog, Zachary, doing his impression of Santa Paws. Zachary […]

A LITTLE VOLUNTEER WITH A BIG HEART!

We were honored to receive a gift of support from Astro, a future rescuer in the making! Astro donated money that he received for his 1st birthday to our dogs to help them have better lives while they are waiting for their forever families to find them. We feel proud and fortunate to have Astro […]

ZOEY IS DOG NUMBER 365 THIS YEAR!

We are proud to announce that Zoey’s adoption marks the 365th dog placed so far this year! In spite of the terrible economy and our shrinking donations, our devoted team has worked incredibly hard to find loving forever homes for our orphaned shepherds. Through their devotion and sacrifice, we have placed the equivalent of one […]

Juliet Is Looking For A Job!

Juliet is an affectionate two-year-old girl. Her lush coat, alert eyes, and athletic build give Juliet a sporty appearance. Juliet adores people, but requires a home in which there are no small dogs. She is a high-energy shepherd who loves to play and wants to be queen of the world. Because Juliet is very much […]

CSUF STUDENTS ROC IT FOR OUR SHEPHERDS!

We are very proud to have been selected as a pro bono client by an enthusiastic team of Cal State Fullerton students who are working toward Public Relations degrees. “Savvy PR Group”, as they are appropriately named, has been busy spreading the word about GSROC near and far through a series of attention-getting campaigns and […]

FRIENDSHIP AND COMPASSION AT ANNUAL FALL BRUNCH

Our wonderful hosts at the world-famous Spaghetti Bender in Newport Beach outdid themselves again this year! A record number of guests enjoyed incredible food, including the signature salad and soup, delicious homemade pastas, prosciutto and melon, chicken parmesan and much, much more! It was a beautiful sunny day in the courtyard where a plethora of […]

A Noble Companion

Noble is a grand, seven-year-old male. His lustrous coat and impressive 100-pound frame give him a steadfast presence. Because Noble was neglected for the majority of his life, and clearly abused at the hands of a male, he requires a calm, quiet, female-only home with no children. He has excellent house manners and walks well […]

MARK VOTED MOST UNIQUE!

Our dogs were well represented at the annual FOSCA Family Pet Day in Lakeforest last weekend. It was a beautiful day in the park and many families came by to visit with our dogs. When it came time for the contests, our boy from Hong Kong, Mark, humbly accepted his prize as “Most Unique Dog”. […]

ALUMNAE REUNION WAS A HUGE HIT

We asked ourselves if we were crazy to invite hundreds of adopted German Shepherds to come for a party in their honor, and we worried about the mischief that our former orphans would stir up. Amazingly, our first annual GSROC Reunion went off without a hitch! It was a beautiful day in the park, and […]

Dolce Takes the Cake!

Dolce is an energetic, spirited eighteen-month-old female. Her creamy, caramel coat and dark copper eyes, paired with her compact build, give Dolce a rather a fox-like appearance. Dolce is a high-energy dog with an inquisitive mind, who will thrive in a family where she is kept active. As Dolce is quite agile and has a […]

LIFE SAVERS THROUGH AND THROUGH

During what should have been a “routine doggie day care drop-off,” Hayley MacDonald and Sandy Ferguson went from being GSROC volunteers to life-saving heroines in an instant. While taking eight puppies to The Pet Set in Long Beach for doggie day care play time, Hayley and Sandy were in the right place at the right […]

FUR AND FUN AT IRVINE PET TREK!

Our dogs represented us proudly at the Irvine Pet Trek Walkathon! Everyone marveled at how well behaved Phoebe, Mark, Gypsy, Caesar, Andy, Redd, and Karley were! Karley was the unofficial ambassador for our group, making friends with everyone that she met — human and canine alike. She even posed for a “photo opp” with the […]

THE HUE SALON TEAM ARE SUPERSTARS!!

We are genuinely grateful to our friends at the HUE Aveda Salon in Huntington Beach for their devotion to our dogs. HUE recently hosted a special Spa Day with proceeds benefiting our neediest dogs. The weather was wonderful and we had a great turn out with animal lovers coming to support us through salon services, […]

EAGLE SCOUT TO THE RESCUE!

A resourceful and compassionate Eagle Scout candidate, Drew Grendell saw a need and responded. He noticed that not all of our orphans had comfy cots to sleep on in their boarding kennels, and he set out to correct this. Drew chose to make custom beds for our shepherds as his final Eagle Scout community project. […]

Harlow Has Heart!

Harlow is a darling, sassy ten-month-old female. Her perfect black saddle and long, tan legs coupled with her feminine facial markings give Harlow a luminary appearance. Although still a pup, her remarkable physical fortitude continues to astound our volunteers. Harlow has rebounded perfectly from corrective surgery for a congenital heart defect, and despite requiring a […]

VISIT BACI DI ROMA ON WEDNESDAYS IN 2009 HELP RAISE MONEY FOR OUR DOGS!

Delicious Italian food in a cozy family environment… it doesn’t get any better than that! Join the GSROCrs

SAVE THE DATE!

On Sunday, October 18, we will hold our first annual

Lovable Leisl!

Leisl is a petite, shy, two-year-old female. Because of her classic markings and perfect stance, this beautiful girl was used as a “breeder” before being discarded at an animal shelter. Despite evident maltreatment by her previous owners, Leisl is the ideal dog once she is certain that she’s safe. She is sweet and submissive and […]

Enjoy June All Year Long!

June is a sweet eight-year-old female who came to us when her owner was forced to give up her home. June’s bright eyes and attentive demeanor quickly earned her the devotion of our volunteers. The special person who adopts this canine in her golden years will be rewarded with a loyal, affectionate companion who loves […]

STAPLES TEAM MEMBERS ARE HEROES!

We feel proud and fortunate that GSROC was selected as the rescue group of choice by everyone’s favorite office supply retailer, STAPLES! The wonderful staff in the LaMirada office designed and delivered an amazing awareness campaign that yielded terrific results for our orphans. We were honored to accept a generous gift that will allow us […]

Estrella is a Rising Star!

Estrella is an alert and athletic, four-year-old female. Estrella’s feminine facial markings and caramel colored coat combine to create her warm, golden appearance, while her long legs give her a height that evokes a regal air. Sadly, when her family moved, she was unceremoniously left amidst the chaotic barking of an over-crowded, frenetic, high-kill shelter. […]

Darling Marnie!

Marnie is a sensitive and intelligent 3 year-old female. Despite being abandoned, alone, and afraid, one look into her wise eyes and it is evident that she is an old soul. Our scouts were impressed when they found Marnie calm & well-behaved within the confines of the small cage she was sharing with six other […]

ANOTHER GREAT EXPO EVENT!

Thanks to the dedication of more than 40 kind-hearted volunteers, this year’s Pet Expo event was another huge hit! Our dogs ROC’d it! We were proud to offer booths in two different locations—one that showcased some of our wonderful dogs for adoption, and one that featured merchandise, gifts and novelties for German Shepherd lovers. Despite […]

WINES, WOOFS & WISHES EVENT A SMASH HIT!

Our first annual “Celebration of Compassion” to benefit our orphan shepherds was successful beyond our highest hopes! More than 150 animal lovers attended the wine tasting event at the beautiful L’Opera Restaurant in Long Beach, sampling wonderful vintages from 14 wineries. An out-of-this-world Silent Auction featured an incredible assortment of unique items ranging from autographed […]

Roxie Is Ravishing!

She has a beautiful flowing plush coat with black and red coloring. Based on our experience, we believe that she is from German blood lines. Roxie is a diva who loves to be adored! She is affectionate and loyal to her people, but she does not want any other canines or felines in her kingdom. […]

CHELSEA TAKES COMPETITION SERIOUSLY!

We’re so proud that our alumnus Chelsea (formerly Noelle) has the same passion for agility as her sister dog does! Once a stray puppy in a crowded animal shelter, Chelsea was a stand out at her very first AKC Trials, and she is definitely the one to watch for the future! Keep up the great […]

PAGEANT IN THE PARK

We were honored to be invited to a very special event in Long Beach where literally thousands of bull dogs and pugs competed for the titles of most beautiful, best costume, best smile and much more! Our dogs did beautifully with all of the small dogs that were scampering all around them, and they drew […]

Harlowe Needs Her Luck To Change

This little spitfire is Harlowe, age 5 months. She doesn’t know it, but she very narrowly escaped death. Harlowe was born with a mal-functioning valve on her heart that was crushing her esophagus. Thanks to the compassion of our supporters, we were able to provide Harlowe with open heart surgery to correct the problem. Harlowe […]

GSROC WELCOMES OUR NEWEST VOLUNTEER!

Mocha, Milo and mamma Karen welcomed baby Luke into the world earlier this month! Milo and Mocha are excellent nannies and Karen reports that Luke is an ‘awesome’ baby. We’ll let him rest up a little after his big journey before we put him on the front lines of rescue, but we know in the […]

WILL YOU BE CLEO’S VALENTINE?

Cleo is a very devoted 5 year old girl who wants nothing more than to be someone special sweetheart. She is positively stunning looking–her coat is mixed hues of silvers, charcoal grey and black, and she has adorable big brown eyes. Cleo would probably enjoy having a brother dog that is a large breed, but […]

A PERFECT “10”

On January 10, a very pregnant momma dog that we rescued from a local shelter gave birth to 10 bouncing baby doggies. Sadly, the momma dog did not survive a very serious case of pneumonia that she had contracted during her time at the shelter. That left us with ten hungry mouths to feed and […]

LOVE KNOWS NO LIMITS….

With 10 newborn orphan puppies in need of bottle feeding, our volunteers scrambled to get the babies attended to. Babies this young require feedings every two hours in order to survive, so the task at hand was quite an undertaking. When things were looking grim, help came from an unlikely source– A beautiful young cat […]

GSROC DOGS STARRED IN HOLIDAY PARADE!

Our dogs were proud to be featured in the annual Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade! They were amazingly well behaved and they seemed to soak up the attention from all of the parade-goers who cheered us on! We were proud to draw attention to the plight of homeless dogs through our participation in this event, and […]

HOLIDAY WISHES FROM DANNY AND FRIENDS

On behalf of the entire volunteer team at German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, Danny would like to extend his deepest gratitude for the wonderful support and encouragement that allows us to continue our mission of mercy to help beautiful orphaned shepherds in need. We feel proud and fortunate to have so many kind animal […]

Pet of the Month – December

Looking for 200 pounds of love to add to your family? Brad and Angie want to be enjoying the end of year holidays in a warm, safe, loving home. These two gy-normous white shepherds look more like polar bears than dogs! Brad tips the scales at around 120 and Angie is a svelt 90 pounds. […]

GSROC ANNUAL BRUNCH ANOTHER BIG HIT

We’ve discovered that the way to dog lovers hearts is through their stomachs! Our annual Fall Brunch was another huge success, with The Spaghetti Bender of Newport Beach packed to the brim with animal lovers wanting to make a difference, as well as wanting to dine on incredible food. The weather was perfect and the […]

GIRL SCOUT TROOP GETS CRAFTY FOR OUR DOGS!

Girl Scout Troop 3233 put their creative minds together and designed a collection of handmade original Thank You notes for us to send to our special donors and sponsors. The girls used an eclectic assortment of media such as stickers, rubber stamps, glitter, colored pencils and fancy papers for their creations and the results were […]

GSROC ANNUAL GOLF TOURNEY POSTPONED

Reluctantly, we made the decision to postpone our Drive For The Dogs golf tournament as we were not able to secure enough golfers to make it the type of wonderful event that we are accustomed to. We know that the economy is the culprit and we are already looking at rescheduling for a date in […]

Jewel Is A Diamond In The Rough

This beautiful creature is Jewel, a tall and stately 5 year old girl who longs to be someone’s constant companion. Jewel was rescued from a high kill shelter when her time was up. She is affectionate and loving and she would do best in a home with another dog to keep her company. Jewel is […]

WELCOME HOME, LILLY!

Once an unwanted orphan, Lilly is now living the good life as a highly regarded Good Will Ambassador for the residents of Silverado Senior Living Center. Along with three other canine friends, Lilly is in charge of seeing to it that each resident receives his/her daily dose of unconditional love. Lilly is free to roam […]

START YOUR ENGINES!

Thousands of spectators and hundreds of pristine vintage cars lined the streets for the 19th annual Belmont Shore Car Show. This wonderful event draws close to 50,000 car enthusiasts and helps raise funds for many local charities. Our booth looked great, and our dogs were on their best behavior, basking in the sunshine and enjoying […]

GSROC DOGS ON uTUBE

Two of our dedicated volunteers have created a beautiful, moving tribute to the dogs in our care. Better get out the tissue to watch this uTube video featuring some of our orphans who haven’t yet found their forever families. Jake and Roxy, you are the best! Thank you for this labor of love. [a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StNOC6k307I” […]

Petite And Sassy Sara

Sara has all of the great qualities of a shepherd in a miniature version. She is approximately 1 year old and we think she’s full grown at 50 pounds. She is athletic and playful, and she gets along great with other good-natured dogs. Sara is easy to walk on a leash and carries herself with […]

Puppies, Puppies, and More Puppies!

If it can rain cats and dogs, could it also rain puppies? GSROC certainly thinks so. In recent months, GSROC has experienced a significant spike in the number of puppies coming through our doors. Not wanting the mother dogs to whelp and raise their babies in isolation or innocent puppies to learn about life on […]

RED, WHITE, BLUE…and ORANGE!!!

With our banner held high, GSROC proudly marched with honor as the FIRST rescue ever to be invited to participate in the 104 year old Huntington Beach Independence Day parade! Our enthusiastic volunteers showcased our rescue with great professionalism, and all the dogs were very well behaved. We could swear that the dogs were beaming […]

Lindsay Has Beauty And Brains!

Lindsay is a small girl with a BIG personality! She has enough energy and spirit for a dog twice her size, and she gets very excited when her favorite people are nearby. Lyndsay bonds very quickly and it breaks our hearts that she hasn’t found her forever family yet because she’s so eager to have […]

KOGS GRADUATES ANOTHER CLASS!

We recently completed the third KOGS (Kids and Dogs) training session in Santa Ana. Roger and Jeff, at YDT, continue to be great with the teenagers and the kids have benefited tremendously from having positive male role models in their lives. One of our young men worked with Denver for the entire session and it […]

NY RAFFLE WINNER PAINTS THE TOWN GSROC!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! This was the most amazing trip to New York. Hope you enjoy the pictures. We even found a GSD in Central Park to pose with! Lodie and I are looking forward to our next visit to New York, but for now the memories will remind us for many years […]

A GREAT TIME WITH GOOD FRIENDS

Old friends and new came together to share laughs and swap stories during our Murder Mystery fundraiser in June. Guests feasted on salmon, roasted chicken and vegetarian pasta as a tale of passion, betrayal and greed unfolded before their very eyes! Costumed performers belted out songs and a piano man set just the right mood […]

Shomer has a gorgeous flowing coat!

Mr. Shomer is a magnificent senior boy, approximately 7 years old. Some people have told us that he might be a shiloh shepherd because he bears the characteristic coat and build, but it’s possible that he is a long-haired shepherd. Either way, Shomer is a very striking guy who loves to be with his person. […]

SHEPHERDS WALK THE WALK

Not even the heat could dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic volunteers, supporters and dogs who came together Saturday morning to participate in our first annual walk and run for GSROC! A special thank you to our wonderful sponsor, Gordon & Reese, LLP, who helped make our walk and run the huge success that it […]

BIG GUY BONDING!

[img src=”https://www.gsroc.org/DogPics/ZachKobe.jpg” align=”right” hspace=”3″ vspace=”3″]GSROC alumna, Zachary, was hanging out in his favorite doggie bakery when who should appear? None other than Kobe Bryant! Kobe took a moment to give Zachary a pat on the head and say, “Great! dog” to Zack’s delighted caretakers, who snapped this quick shot. Zachary wasn’t giving out any paw-tographs […]

DOG DAY AFTERNOON

Our dogs wanted to stretch their legs and do a little window shopping at the same time, so a Fashion Island walkabout was just the ticket! The dogs were beautifully behaved and they drew attention and compliments from passing shoppers. Our volunteers could barely walk a couple of feet before being stopped by animal loving […]

There’s Nothing Sweeter Than Honey!

Honey is a gentle, doe-like female, approximately 3 years old. She gets along beautifully with other dogs of all sizes, and she has a graceful, calm manner. Honey doesn’t ‘hog’ the spotlight—she is happy to play a supporting role in the pack. She has nice house manners and she walks beautifully on a leash without […]

NEW YORK CITY PRIZE WINNER

Congratulations Dolisa Perez for winning our New York City prize package! Dolisa already has a trip planned and is ready to paint the town red!

LOCAL AUTHOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO GSROC!

GSROC received the incredible honor of being the “muse” for a recent novel by Laguna Beach-based writer, Marie Ferrarella. Ms. Ferrarella is the proud mommy of ravishing shepherd gir, Audrey, and as a result of her introduction to our dogs and our rescue, she was inspired to create a heroine who rescues homeless dogs! “Capturing […]

GIFTS FROM THE HEART

What do you get when you mix rubber stamps, construction paper, glitter, and colored markers with equal parts of Compassion and Creativity? Beautiful handmade note cards, each a designer’s original! We felt proud and honored when two of our younger volunteers presented GSROC with a collection of one-of-a-kind cards that we can use to thank […]

FINALLY! THE NEWS WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!

Some things are just worth waiting for, even if it seems like an unbearable wait. We’re excited and delighted to share that Justice, the victim of terrible abuse, is finally going to his forever home! Most of you have been following the story of Justice, the dog who was deliberately doused with a toxic chemical […]

CUT-A-THON FUNDRAISER

The torrents of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the many supporters who came out to get clipped, pampered and indulged at the Hue Salon Cut-A-Thon to benefit GSROC! The amazing team of stylists, massage therapists, colorists and estheticians all rolled up their sleeves to help raise money for our beautiful orphan shepherds. Colorful booths […]

Dog of the month for February – Bandit

Try telling Bandit that he’s not a lap dog! This 90 pound goof ball is a silly, spunky 18 month old who would love to have a dog his own size to play ‘tag’ with. Bandit has come a long way since we rescued him. Thanks to our wonderf team of volunteers, he has participated […]

JUSTICE IS STILL LOOKING FOR LOVE

Our special guy, Justice, made the news once again, this time because he is still homeless despite all of our best efforts. Justice is looking for a home that can provide him with stability, leadership and of course unconditional love. Here’s a peek at his recent TV appearance: [a href=”http://tinyurl.com/2gec2f” target=”_blank”]Justice Video[/a]

Jello Has A Beautiful Smile!

Jello has had quite a journey on her way to her happily ever after home. She was rescued by some kind animal lovers in Hong Kong who watched in horror as she was tossed from a fishing boat to fend for herself. Jello’s guardian angels saw to it that she was safe and well cared […]

LOCAL AUTHOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO GSROC!

We feel proud and fortunate that popular Laguna Beach-based author Marie Ferrarella has dedicated her most recent novel to GSROC! Marie is the respected author of more than 100 fictional works and the proud momma of Audrey Hepburn! Her latest book, “Capturing The Millionaire”, features a beautiful heroinne who is a veterinarian and animal rescuer! […]

GSROCs….AND ROLLS!

The GSROC rescue van has has just undergone an extreme makeover and it’s taking to the streets! Thanks to the generosity and talent of our wonderful artistic team, we now have a rolling billboard to promote compassion. Hopefully, by getting our message out there, we will be able to let more people know about the […]

GSROC SUPPORTERS LOVE OUR ANNUAL BRUNCH!

We’re delighted to report that our 3rd annual Fall Brunch at the world-famous Spaghetti Bender restaurant was a tremendous success. The delicious food, good friends, and incredible silent auction drew adopters and volunteers from all over the county for an afternoon of relaxing fun. Everyone went home with a ‘goody bag’ filled with fun dog-lover […]

Cinnamon’s A Small Wonder

Cinnamon is a cute and sassy shepherd mix, approximately 1 year young. She is a ‘compact model’ at approximately 50 pounds, and she will not get any larger. Cinnamon got her name because she has a golden red glow to her fluffy coat. She recently completed a special basic obedience class where she learned all […]

FORMER GSROC ORPHAN IS A NATIONAL CHAMPION!

We’re pinching ourselves with excitement and pride over the amazing achievements of Sunny, once an orphan in our care. Since being adopted by her wonderful mommy, Thea, Sunny has become one of the top GSD agility dogs IN THE COUNTRY! Sunny has earned numerous titles and ribbons (some of the ribbons are as big as […]

HERDING DOGS, UNITE!

Well, McDuff isn’t exactly a German Shepherd, but he WAS rescued by GSROC last year when we were called in to assist dogs that had been kept in unpeakable conditions by a “hoarder” (dog collector) in Kern County. After enduring some of his life in the prison-like compound of the dog hoarder, McDuff (Duffy to […]

JETHRO IS STILL HOMELESS BUT HOPEFUL!

Jethro is a big-boned guy who has been waiting way too long to find his forever home. He is active and proud, with a big personality. He will do best in the hands of an experienced shepherd owner who can provide him with good leadership and patient guidance…things that Jethro did not get in his […]

LOOK WHO GSROC ALUM ZACHARY MET…

GSROC Alum “Zachary” is chillin’ with NBA star Kobe Bryant in Newport Beach! Seems they both like to shop at the same chic doggie store! Kobe called Zachary an “awesome dog”!

GSROC’S “MAXIMUS” ATTENDS MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR POLICE K9

Our very own “Maximus”, adopted by Melinda and Bob, recently attended the memorial service for “Bandit”, the Chandler, Arizona police dog whose life was cut short due to the carelessness of his handler. Bandit perished when he was left in a police cruiser in the scorching Arizona heat. Maximus proudly represented GSROC and the rescued […]

NICK’S GOT TAZ’S BACK…

When we discovered that our sweet Taz has a congenital condition that is causing him to gradually lose his vision, our spirits fell. Here was a sweet, young, handsome dog, so eager to be someone’s special boy, yet Fate had dealt him a cruel blow. Taz’s eyesight is diminishing little by little, and it is […]

K9 Cop Jambie Scored A Big Bust!!!

Former GSROC orphan Jambie is now a highly regarded member of the law enforcement community. Look out, Bad Guys—Jambie’s coming for you!

Ranger and Scout Are A Dynamic Duo!

Ranger (male) and Scout (female) are siblings who are still searching for love. These two gorgeous 5 year olds are playful and energetic. They have completed basic obedience through GSROC’s “Kids and Dogs” program, and they are housebroken. Ranger and Scout are inseparable and need to find a home together–preferably someplace with a large yard […]

2nd Annual GSROC Golf Tourney ROCKED!

A dog leg to the left, a dog leg to the right, and a three-legged dog at the center of attention drew golfers from LA and Orange County to the 2nd Annual GSROC “Drive For The Dogs” Golf Tournament! The golfers braved the blazing heat and challenging fairways on the course at Black Gold Golf […]

KISSING PUPPIES ARE A HUGE HIT!

Kids and puppies pitched in for a good cause at GSROC! Two of our junior volunteers, Marissa and Ashley, put their creativity and energy to work by designing, decorating and working a Puppy Kissing Booth at a recent adoption event. Animal lovers donating $1.00 to GSROC were greeted by eager kisses from one or more […]

LA POLICE K9 ASSOCIATION ACKNOWLEDGES GSROC’S HARD WORK!

On Saturday, August 11, GSROC was honored by the Los Angeles Police K9 Association for our hard work and dedication to homeless dogs. Association President Frank Miller asked volunteer Kim Wachowski and “Teiko” to take center stage on behalf or GSROC at the annual Police K9 Association event. Mr. Millier applauded GSROC’s continued efforts to […]

Kyra Wants To Be Your Special Girl

Kyra lost her home when her owner died. She is a big fluffy teddy bear girl who loves to smile. Although she is 5 years old, Kyra is very active and strong. Her favorite thing to do is give you her paw! She would love to have someone to play ball with and to run […]

OC YOUTH VOLUNTEERS HELP DOGS IN NEED

The KOGS ( = Kids + Dogs) pilot program completed last Saturday in a wonderful event thanks to the hard work of Your Dog Trainer, the kids of Santa Ana Day School and all the GSROC and Inner City Outings volunteers. KOGS combined kids from a truancy school via Sierra Club’s Inner City Outings with […]

Sarah Vaughn Is Our Beautiful Coated Girl

She has a regal air and look about her, and her soft coat glistens when she is sunbathing. Sarah is a sophisticated girl who is looking for a quieter environment. Sarah is affectionate, but not clingy. When the other dogs in her foster home are acting silly, Sarah prefers to laze on the sofa and […]

Sully Is A Survivor

At 5 months old, Sully should be enjoying the best things in life, like rolling in the grass, splashing in puddles, and playing “keep away” with other puppies. But poor Sully didn’t get to experience those things. Instead, his irresponsible family let him get hit by a car and left by the side of the […]

Support GSROC’S Affiliate Programs To Help Us Raise Funds For Needy Dogs!

Here’s another simple way to help GSROC raise the money that we so desperately need to care for so many orphaned dogs: Shop through one of the many online affiliate merchants that support our cause and a portion of each of your online purchases will come directly to us! There’s no catch and no additional […]

Lexy Wants To Start A New Life

14 month old Lexy came to us from the OC Shelter. We received a frantic call that a momma dog was giving birth in the cold, concrete dog run. When we rushed in to help her, we discovered a sweet, gentle, frightened girl trying to take care of her 7 puppies, even though she was […]

JAMBIE GETS HIS CHANCE TO SHINE!

We’re pinching ourselves with excitement! Our very own Jambalaya, rescued from a crowded animal shelter in a far-off city, has been chosen by the Orange County Sheriff’s

PET EXPO HIGHLIGHTS

Our volunteers and our dogs are exhausted after three days of meeting and greeting potential adopters at this year’s Pet Expo event, but we wouldn’t have missed it for the world! More attendees than ever came through the gates at the Orange County Fairgrounds, and GSROC had a lot of great dogs, new products and […]

TWICE IN A BLUE MOON!!!

It’s not very often that a “blue” shepherd is born, let alone finds itself in need of rescue. That’s why all of us at GSROC were particularly surprised to get our second blue shepherd in the past year.

GSROC VOLUNTEERS ANSWER THE

To gain more insight into canine behavior and pack order, GSROC volunteers Rita and Vann made the long trip to Wolf Mountain Sanctuary in Lucerne Valley. The sanctuary is a rescue operation similar to GSROC.

GSROC AND THE THREE BEARS!

Once upon a time, there was an extra, extra large dog named Cocoa Bear.

JAMBIE EARNS HIGH MARKS!

We are bursting with pride to share that Jambalaya (Jambie to his pals) is getting lots of praise and attention at the Training Academy where he is auditioning for a role as a real life bomb or narcotics dog! Jambie was selected by

These Beautiful Dogs Need Your Help TODAY!

Each of them has had the good fortune of being rescued, but all are in dire need of veterinary assistance. We want to give our dogs the very best care, but we can’t do it without your help. While many rescue groups turn their backs on the dogs that bring with them high medical costs, […]

VALENTINO MEMORIAL FUND

Our precious 6-month-old Valentino fought long and hard to overcome the health challenges that Life dealt him. First, he underwent a complex surgery to repair a broken leg that had gone untreated at a local animal shelter for over a week. We realized that Valentino was in pain and we immediately called up on our […]

Cheer Up Charlee

When Charlee arrived, his condition was so poor that we thought he was a much older dog. He was practically bald on his hind quarters and barely able to lift his head. A combination of failing health and a broken spirit had caused Charlie to give up hope of ever being loved again. After a […]

Shed Some Light On Shade

Shade was patiently waiting in one of our boarding facilities to be adopted, but instead she became violently ill. When she began vomiting, we rushed her to the vet for a diagnosis. Her blood test levels reveal some degree of kidney failure, so we are trying to determine why a young, vital, 5 year old […]

RESCUED DOGS GET AN “EXTREME MAKEOVER”

When Oliver Twist arrived at GSROC he had no confidence and was afraid of everything. He was covered with ticks that were literally sucking the life out of him. There were so many ticks feeding off of him that he was anemic and lethargic. But with the help of his extreme makeover team, also known […]

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS…

GSROC’s junior volunteers pulled our their secret recipe for “fabulous” lemonade to raise money for our beautiful orphans. They saw a need, and knew that they could help. The two ambitious entrepreneurs set up their shop and eager customers flocked to sample some of the delicious drinks. The operation was very elaborate and very professional. […]

MARCH FORWARD WITH NOAH!

Our Pet of the Month for March is Noah…an adorable boy who slipped in under our purebred German Shepherd detection screen and scored himself a place in our safety net. Noah is a handsome 18 month old boy with a ton of personality. He is mostly shepherd, but he has a distinctive marking on his […]

NEW! The Riverside County Department of Animal Services Now Offers Free Training

Free training classes for dogs and their families are now being offered through the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. They have a series of classes that cover a variety of topics such as basic obedience and potty training.

JAMBIE VISITS DOGGIE DISNEYLAND!

Our athletic superstar, Jambie, was tested today for possible agility work. He had a ball, literally and figuratively!

DEBUNKING SOME MYTHS ABOUT RESCUE WORK

Our volunteers are always a little surprised by some of the questions that we are asked when we are attending adoption events with our dogs. Because we live and breathe rescue work every single day, sometimes we don’t realize that many people have misconceptions or mistaken information about how animal welfare groups operate. We wanted […]

THEO WANTS TO BE YOUR VALENTINE

Theo has the wisdom of a philosopher, the nobility of an aristocrat, and the good looks of a Roman god. He is approximately 5 years old and was rescued by a kind woman who witnessed as he was struck by a car outside of her office building. Poor Theo was badly shaken up and his […]

REST IN PEACE, SWEET PEPPER

Last Valentine’s Day, “Pepper-mania” swept Southern California when an adorable 4 month old pup named Pepper with a congenital heart condition was featured on

WHY DOES GSROC GET SO MANY GREAT DOGS???

We’re always surprised when we see people at our adoption events with incredulous looks on their faces. People approach us and say that they just can’t comprehend why there are so many unwanted shepherds in the world…we’ve even been asked if we’re doing a ‘stunt’!!! The sad truth is that GSROC is only able to […]

FOSTER HOMES ARE SAFE HAVENS ALONG THE WAY

Why is fostering a dog such an important component of our rescue efforts? The magic of fostering helps us get to know a dog’s personality, evaluate their health, and teach them manners and a few basic commands – basically help them transform into a dog that noone can pass up for adoption. A dog living […]

HOLIDAY TRIBUTE VIDEO CREATED FOR GSROC

This is the time of year that we are excited to open our mail and email to see photos of our alumnae that have passed through the rescue over the years. It’s wonderful for us to see them in their happy homes, leading full and complete lives–the lives that they were always meant to have. […]

JUSTICE IS EAGER TO FIND HIS HOME

Justice’s story touched many hearts and shocked animal lovers all over the country. This sweet boy has recovered from his horrendous wounds and is anxious to get into his forever home. Justice is between 2 adn 3 years old and has the exuberance and energy of a puppy. He is a very strong boy who […]

Making A List And Checking It Twice

Each year, GSROC has the privilege of being a part of PetSmart’s Santa Paws event. This coming Saturday, December 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (

SHEPPY TRIES OUT AS A NARCOTICS DOG

People frequently ask us, “Why don’t you get the police or Search and Rescue units to take your dogs?” Well, it’s not that simple. First, the dogs selected for this work must meet many qualifications, not just ‘look the part’. The dogs must pass extensive physical exams, including hip xrays, and they must possess strong […]

What It Really Costs To Rescue A Dog

All rescue events and activities are managed and coordinated through the tireless efforts of volunteers. We do not have any paid employees. All of our costs for rescuing, boarding, feeding, providing veterinary care, spaying or neutering, and making sure dogs are vaccinated and de-wormed are paid for through donations, adoption donations and fundraisers. It is […]

SHY BOY’S DREAMS CAME TRUE!

Who can forget the look of sadness and despair on Shy Boy’s face when we first snapped his photo out at the canine concentration camp that had been his home for four lonely years? Truly, his story of abandonment and his broken spirit are some of the saddest that we’ve experienced in our work that […]

Jeremy Yearns For True Love

Our Pet of the Month, Jeremy, came a very long way to find safety with GSROC. After enduring a series of bad homes that neglected him, Jeremy made the 11 hour flight from Hong Kong with the help of some devoted animal lovers there. Jeremy has never known what it feels like to be a […]

Orange County Police K9 Association’s K9 Show

GSROC volunteers were out in full force once again! Word must be out about our organization, because we are invited to attend so many wonderful events! One of the most recent events we were a part of was the Orange County Police K9 Association’s K9 show, which was attended by more than 4,000 people. Our […]

OUR NOVEMBER BEAUTY QUEEN IS ABIGAIL!

Abigail is a happy, sassy, silly girl with a ton of spirit! She loves people, including kids, and is working on her manners so that she doesn’t always greet them with a big hug! Abigail is approximately 18 months young and was rescued from an animal shelter when her time there ran out. She has […]

IS IT A WOLF? IS IT A BEAR? NO! IT’S A GERMAN SHEPHERD!

When Cocoa made his entrance at our weekend adoption event, people couldn’t help but notice! Not only is this big guy gorgeous and exotic looking because of the chocolate colored cast on his coat, but he is a little hard to miss at 151 pounds! Everyone kept asking, “What is it?”, wondering if he was […]

PAYING A FEW VET BILLS BY EATING LOTS OF DELICIOUS ITALIAN FOOD

When does eating plate full after plate full of yummy Italian food help pay off a few vet bills? When you attend the Annual GSROC Brunch Fundraiser. This year’s event was once again held at the

GSROC REPRESENTS GERMAN BREED DOGS AT IT’S A SMALL PET WORLD

The City of Rancho Cucamonga celebrated the grand opening of their animal shelter, which aspires toward becoming a no-kill shelter. The theme of the celebration was “It’s a Small Pet World”. Those who attended the event were given a passport where they could visit a variety of country-themed booths and learn about different breeds from […]

KEEP THOSE CELL PHONES COMING!

We’re delighted to report that thanks to your continued participation, we have already raised more than $200 through our cell phone recycling program! This is great news, considering that we have only been collecting phones for a little more than two months. Please help us to spread the word about this great way to help […]

#76 IS SAVED!

We are proud and relieved to say that the Kern County dog that we previously knew only as Number 76 is safe and sound in our care! If you recall, our volunteers first met this dog when we were rescuing several purebred shepherds from a horrible “collector” situation in Kern County. As our volunteer was […]

STARR IS OUR MISS OCTOBER!

Our beautiful Starr looks like a sugar cookie that has been baked in the oven! She is all white with light buff markings sprinkled on top. Starr is a 2 year old girl who is appreciative of every kindness. She gets along well with dogs her own size, but kitties are not welcome in her […]

Miss Maggy Has a Million Dollar Smile!

Gorgeous Maggy is our October calendar girl! She is a robust and confident shepherd with classic markings and conformation. Maggy is approximately 4 years old and knows her basic commands. She walks well on a leash but is very strong, so she would do best in a family that is active and experienced. Maggy loves […]

A FRESH START FOR DESERVING DOGS – Kern Rescue Part 3

The third shepherd that GSROC committed to rescuing from the Kern facility was known as “C.D.”, short for “Crazy Dog” because he had chewed his own tail off due to the stress of captivity in tight, isolated quarters. As we all know, there is no worse torture for German Shepherds than to deprive them of […]

KERN COUNTY RESCUE – Part 2

Imagine, if you can, standing in the middle of a huge dirt square with nothing green anywhere in sight. Surrounding you on all four sides are walls of dog kennels, some more dilapidated than others, forming a complete box around the open sandy area that you are in. The outside of the square is completely […]

CELL PHONE DRIVE GAINING MOMENTUM!

We’re excited to report that the cell phone drive is going well! So far, we have collected at least 6 dozen phones (we forgot to count before we sent them!) which filled 4 large boxes. These have all been shipped off to the recycling facility and we are waiting to hear how much we have […]

GSROC STEPS UP FOR FORGOTTEN DOGS – PART I

Recently, we were advised of a very sad situation that has arisen in Kern County. It involved a dog sanctuary that had been shut down by the County. The sanctuary had failed to meet the County’s requirements, but that left 112 dogs of all sizes and shapes with no where to go. Most of the […]

A BLIZZARD HITS ORANGE COUNTY!

Typically, our organization gets called upon to rescue one or two purebred white German Shepherds each month. White German Shepherds, while certainly not “rare”, are still not as common as black and tan shepherds, and in the past, we were not seeing them in large numbers in the shelters. All that changed this week when […]

SANDY IS A GSROC STAR!

So far, both of our Dog of the Month spotlight dogs have been adopted, so we’re hoping that the same will hold true for sweet Sandy because she could use a turn of luck. Sandy’s beautiful face and doe-like eyes shine through even though her once-perfect ears have been eaten away by biting flies. When […]

CALLING ALL OLD CELL PHONES!

GSROC has just enrolled in a great program that will help us to raise precious funds for our orphans. We are collecting used cell phones to submit to an environmentally friendly company for recycling. For each used phone that we supply, the recycling company will make a donation to GSROC. The more phones that we […]

CREATIVITY WANTED! HELP US NAME OUR NEWS PAGE!

We’re looking for a clever and catchy name for our online News page and we’re turning to you for help! Between now and November 15, 2006, we’ll be accepting your suggestions for what to call the page that provides viewers with breaking news about the dogs, our activities, upcoming projects, fundraising efforts, etc. To help […]

A LABOR DAY OF LOVE FOR THE DOGS…

While most people were hitting the road to the beach, the mountains, the river, or the malls for some rest and relaxation for the holiday, the three-day Labor Day weekend found the dedicated GSROC volunteers working harder than ever to find wonderful, loving families for our precious orphans. Giving up time with their own families […]

A TWENTY-ONE DOG SALUTE TO FREEDOM!

Originally posted July 5th, 2006 Marching proudly in their red, white and blue bandannas, our orphaned shepherds joined up with GSROC alumnae dogs to strut their stuff in the annual Orange Park Acres 4th of July Parade. The 21 dogs drew applause and good wishes all along the parade route as they held their place […]

Farewell, Sweet Cyrus

Originally posted July 6th, 2006 Our beloved boy Cyrus crossed the rainbow bridge tonight. He passed away quietly in his foster home, surrounded by the people that he loved the most, Eddie and Joe. Cyrus’ gentle spirit and comical personality endeared him to all of us and we are devastated by his passing. While we […]

GSROC GOLF TOURNEY WAS A DOG LEG CLASSIC!!

Originally posted Saturday, June 24, 2006 The first annual German Shepherd Rescue “Drive For The Dogs” golf tournament was better than we could imagine! The hours and hours of hard work invested by a tremendous team of volunteers paid off with an event that we were proud to share with our friends and sponsors. More […]

ROXY is a GSROC STAR!

Meet Miss Roxy, a beautiful 5 year old girl with a heart of gold. Roxy’s story is a sad one: She was a much loved companion of an elderly woman and when her owner became too ill to care for Roxy, Roxy lived a lonely life in the backyard. Fortunately, a kind animal lover learned […]

HELP US EARN MONEY FROM RALPH’S! – UPDATED!

Looking for a quick and painless way to help GSROC raise precious resources for shepherds in need? Just sign up for the Ralph’s Club Affliliate Program and start swiping! Once you have designated German Shepherd Rescue of OC as your charity of choice, each time you swipe your Ralph’s Card, a portion of your total […]

MORGAN AND JEREMY COME TO AMERICA!

Originally posted: Monday, August 21, 2006 After much hard work and planning on the part of our volunteers in Hong Kong, and much excitement and anticipation here in the US, Morgan, Jeremy and their chaparone, Patrick, arrived safely at LAX! Unfortunately, the day that they arrived was the FIRST day of the Federal “Orange Alert”, […]

HANDS ACROSS THE WATER – PART 1

Originally posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 As sad as the plight of shelter animals is in America, ours is still the land of opportunity, even for animals. Unfortunately, that is not the case in other parts of the world, including Hong Kong. There, humane organizations are very few and far between, and animal shelters lack […]

SUPPORT GSROC’S AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Originally posted: Friday, July 14, 2006 Here’s another simple way to help GSROC raise the money that we so desperately need to care for so many orphaned dogs: Shop through one of the many online affiliate merchants that support our cause and a portion of each of your online purchases will come directly to us! […]

GSROC STORE IS NEW AND IMPROVED!

Tuesday August 8, 2006 We’re proud to announce the Grand Re-Opening of our GSROC online store, the ultimate shopping destination for shepherd lovers and anyone looking for unique gifts. Take a look at some of our new merchandise, and remember that all proceeds from product sales go directly to benefit our beautiful dogs. It takes […]

WILLOW IS RESPONDING TO TLC

Originally posted: Monday, July 10, 2006 Willow continues to amaze us with her newly discovered love for life. She is no longer the fearful cowering half starved dog we took in. Thanks to GSROC and especially Brian and Dawn her foster parents, she is thriving. Willow has found her voice and makes happy noises when […]

THE POWER OF LOVE

Originally posted: Saturday, July 29, 2006 Do you remember Pepper, the puppy with the broken heart that was featured on KCAL news on Valentine’s Day? Pepper was born with a serious heart defect, which we suspect led to his abandonment at a crowded shelter. When we came upon 4-month-old Pepper at the shelter, he was […]

CAREER DAY FOR THE DOGS!

Originally posted: Sunday, July 9, 2006 On Sunday, several of the GSROC dogs were selected to participate in an evaluation for possible work in bomb detection or narcotics work. The agency that was seeking good candidates places dogs with various service agencies throughout the country. We selected two of our dogs that have shown especally […]

CALLING ALL OLD CELL PHONES!

Originally posted: Friday, July 14, 2006 GSROC has just enrolled in a great program that will help us to raise precious funds for our orphans. We are collecting used cell phones to submit to an environmentally friendly company for recycling. For each used phone that we supply, the recycling company will make a donation to […]

FAREWELL, SWEET CYRUS

Originally posted: Thursday, July 6, 2006 Our beloved boy Cyrus crossed the rainbow bridge tonight. He passed away quietly in his foster home, surrounded by the people that he loved the most, Eddie and Joe. Cyrus’ gentle spirit and comical personality endeared him to all of us and we are devastated by his passing. While […]

JUSTICE NEEDS OUR HELP

Recently, GSROC was called upon to assist a dog that had endured tremendous cruelty at the hands of an abuser. Mrs. Richard Pryor, wife of the beloved actor Richard Pryor, made a personal plea to German Shepherd Rescue of OC to save a dog that was being held as “evidence” in an animal abuse investigation. […]

A TWENTY-ONE DOG SALUTE TO FREEDOM!

Marching proudly in their red, white and blue bandannas, our orphaned shepherds joined up with GSROC alumnae dogs to strut their stuff in the annual Orange Park Acres 4th of July Parade. The 21 dogs drew applause and good wishes all along the parade route as they held their place among bands, horse units, tricked […]

GSROC GOLF TOURNEY WAS A DOG LEG CLASSIC!!

Originally posted: Saturday, June 24, 2006 The first annual German Shepherd Rescue “Drive For The Dogs” golf tournament was better than we could imagine! The hours and hours of hard work invested by a tremendous team of volunteers paid off with an event that we were proud to share with our friends and sponsors. More […]

HOMELESS DOGS GET THEIR JUST DESSERTS

It’s no secret that the cost to rescue, patch up, care for, and house so many shepherds is staggaring. Each month, we scramble to make ends meet, knowing that we have to keep plugging along because we are the last hope for so many wonderful dogs. This summer, we are asking our wonderful friends and […]

TUSTIN CHILI COOK OFF WAS HOT! HOT! HOT!

Our cool dogs were hot stuff at the Tustin Chili Cook off last weekend! We were proud to be invited back for our 5th straight year at this fun-filled “street fair” type event. Each year, the event gets better and better. Hundreds of people came out to browse through booths with food, crafts, information and […]

GSROC WELCOMES ITS NEWEST VOLUNTEER!

Originally posted: Sunday, May 14, 2006 Welcome to Amery Alexis who joined Karyn and Jon’s “pack” on May 10! Check out the shirt that dad was wearing during the delivery! Congratulations to all!

THE PETSAVERS GO TO HOLLYWOOD!

Originally posted: Thursday, April 6, 2006 Our valiant Edison High School volunteers did it again! With the goal of raising major bucks for our Urgent Needs orphans, The Petsavers rallied a group of 21 supporters for a “road trip” to Hollywood! By participating in a special screening event, they were able to raise $420.00 for […]