German shepherd rescue of Orange County
GSROC is a volunteer-driven organization, funded entirely by private donations and no government support.
Dogs for adoption are housed in foster home situations and in private boarding facilities.
Approximately 50% of the dogs that we rescue come to us directly from owner turn ins for one reason or another.
The number one reason that we receive dogs is “Moving,”
with the number two reason of “No time for” as a close second and alot of "we just had a baby".
Dogs also come to us when owners become ill or hospitalized, when owners pass away, when families lose their homes or lifestyles change.
The other 50% of the dogs in our care are plucked from public animal shelters throughout Southern California when no owner comes to claim them, when they are no longer wanted, or are the victims of various physical traumas, sometimes minor other times very severe.
We race to save as many of these dogs into our care as we can, however limited space and resources constantly make our task difficult.
But, no matter the issue, we never give up on one of our own until everyone has a good home, here's what we believe....(written by a volunteer)
Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Benji and Toto don't show up in Rescue.
We don't get the perfectly groomed, classically beautiful, completely trained, able to do tricks, perfectly behaved dog.
We get the leftovers.
Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, abandoned, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained," and badly treated, even mistreated.
Most Rescue dogs have had it.
They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another.
They've rarely had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company.
They've lived outside, in a crate, tied up or in the basement.
They're scared, depressed and anxious.
Some are angry.
Some are sick.
Some have given up.
But we are Rescue and we don't give up.
We never give up on a dog or any other animal.
We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings.
Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. No animal is.
They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion.
So please, don't come to Rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain," or, actually, of "getting" anything.
Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life....
Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible.
I can promise you this... a rescue dog will make you a better person.