Shelter Spotlight: German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County was the first-place winner of the 2017 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ DOGust Birthday Contest where they were awarded $2,000 to put towards adoption fees of less-adoptable pets. You can learn more about the contest here.


German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (GSROC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing purebred German Shepherd dogs that have nowhere else to turn in the Southern California Area. The rescue organization began saving German Shepherds in 1999 and was officially incorporated in 2005.

In the organization’s history, GSROC has rescued an estimated 5,000 animals. In a commitment to end pet overpopulation, all dogs adopted through GSROC are spayed and neutered prior to being rehomed with no exceptions.

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County currently has 80 purebred shepherds as well as several shepherd mixes in their care. GSROC is in need of loving foster homes to help dogs recover from injury and/or to help adapt them into well-behaved and adoptable pets.

With such a large amount of animals in their care, costs of care and medical expenses can quickly accumulate. If you are in Southern California and looking for a new pet, consider rescuing a dog from GSROC.

If you would like to support strongly suggest donating to animal rescue organizations like GSROC to help them continue doing their amazing work. All donations go directly towards the care and rehoming of the dogs in GSROC’s care.

Meet Chloe!


“This sweet 2 year old girl was no longer wanted by her family. So, what did they do?  They took her to the shelter after hours and left her in the night drop box to be found by kennel workers the next morning. Yes, you read that correctly. Just dropped her off in the middle of the night and left her there. When we heard this story, we were determined to show Chloe Rose a better life. So, our volunteer hopped in her car and drove in traffic to rescue this sweet girl.   Chloe Rose was so happy to learn she didn’t have to stay in that scary shelter. Chloe Rose is a very pretty girl and she knows it! She walks proudly, wagging her tail as if to say…”…here I am! Look at me!” Chloe Rose wants to make sure other dogs recognize just how special she is. We are working with her to brush up on her doggy social skills. She is no shrinking violet, that’s for sure. She walks easily on a leash and likes people.”

If you would like to learn more about Chloe or see the other lovable dogs German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has available for adoption, please visit their adoptable animals page. GSROC can be contacted via their website or Facebook page for more information.

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