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Needed: A Loving Home for a German Shepherd

by: Jerry Person
Published: February 26, 2024




HUNTINGTON BEACH...February is a month for love with a shepherd in the household that can give you years of loving. There is still time to adopt a lovable German Shepherd before Leap year February is over.


This could be a new beginning in your life when some members of the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County came down to surf city with their cute four-paw friend in the hope that Leap Year Love is present to adopting a young and maybe not so young lovable German Shepherd.

Love is a four-legged word that comes when you have a pet. There is also a saying that a German Shepherd's bark isn't as bad as its face licking that you get when you combine the two, you now have a new family member.

These young Shepherds arrived at the Centinela Feed and Pet Store in the Huntington Beach Town and Country Shopping Center 18582 Beach Blvd. last Saturday, February 24, 2024 with the hope of proving that these cute young Shepherds can be both protective and also will give unlimited love to their two legged family.


These German Shepherd here hope to find a good family that would like a tail wagging, bright brown eyed, four-pawed pet to join a family to love and be loved.

Last Saturday was again a Pet Adoption Day put on by the non-profit organization German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County that saw many more Shepherds and visitors.

The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (GSROC) has partnered with Centinela Feed and Pet store to help find good homes for these four-pawed pets so that they can become a real family member.


The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a dog rescue group headquartered in Newport Beach with the objective to help German Shepherd dogs who find themselves lost, abandoned, neglected or mistreated and through no fault of their own are without a loving family and a loving home.

Throughout the mid-morning these wonderful animals were playful, barks a little and romping around and having fun with other shepherds.

There were tables of sale items included baked goods to help fund the animals.



To adopt an adult Shepherd costs $375 and a Shepherd puppy $475 and that includes shots, leash and all the necessary things to bring a loving Shepard home."

GSROC is a volunteer-driven organization funded entirely by private donations and they receive 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 owners who are no longer able to care for them 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. 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 or when they are no longer wanted. 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.

Of course, we cannot continue our life-saving work without the help of devoted animal lovers and concerned individuals like you. There are many ways that you can help us create more happy endings for beautiful, loving shepherds. If you are not in a position to adopt a dog at this time, please consider volunteering.

We can always use your help with walking the dogs, promoting them at adoption events, transporting them to vet appointments, conducting home visits, or raising precious funds for sick and injured dogs that arrive on our doorstep.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email here.

If you are interested in making a secure, tax-deductible donation,  please click here. No gift is too small and all gifts will go directly to benefit our homeless dogs. And of course, please make adoption your first choice when looking for a new family member.


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