My name is Connor!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Newport Beach, California - Connor
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German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

Facts about Connor

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10153625

Connor was hit by a car but his owner failed to get him treated. Weeks went by, so neighbors called animal control. We can not imagine how much pain this poor dog endured before someone intervened.

Lacking funds for Connor’s care, the owner opted to give him up. Connor was in pain and his wound was open, so we wasted no time in getting his surgery. Our specialist told us that the limb might have been saved if the injury was addressed immediately after the accident.

We couldn’t bear to see this guy suffer, so we stepped in to ensure he got the needed surgery.  Connor has successfully recovered from losing his leg and is ready to start his new chapter.  This boy is determined nothing is going to stop him from enjoying life.  He has had enough of not being able to move like he wants – now all he wants to do is play!  Connor likes frisbee, playing ball and sometimes he will even return the ball to you.   It is as if he is determined to enjoy his puppyhood days all over again.

Connor is in a GSROC foster home and is being taught his puppy manners.  It is obvious his former home didn’t bother to teach him how to behave politely, but his foster home reports he is a very smart boy and will learn quickly.   For now, we do not recommend a home with very small children as he tends to jump up in exuberance and would knock them over.

Please go to our website and complete an adoption application at: An adoption counselor will contact you to go over your application and assist you in determining which dog may be best for your particular situation.

About German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

About Our Rescue Group...

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes purebred German Shepherd Dogs from all over Southern California. Approximately 50% of our dogs come directly from owners who can no longer keep them for one reason or another. The other 50% of our dogs come from high-kill shelters where they have been forgotten or relinquished by their former owners.

Come Meet Our Pets...

At any given time, we have more than 75 purebred shepherds in our care. Ages range from the youngest puppies to distinguished senior dogs, with the most common ages being 2-3 years old. We typically have all colors of shepherds to choose from, from the traditional black and tan, to pure black shepherds and bi-colors, to all- white purebred shepherds. Volunteers work hard to match prospective adopters with the dogs that best meet their lifestyles, experience levels, and needs.

Please check out our web site at for the location of adoption events and fundraisers that we will be attending throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

Our Adoption Process...

The process begins when you complete an online or in-person Adoption Application. The information that you provide allows us to learn about your expectations and experience level so that we can help you choose the right canine companion for your family. Completing the Application does not obligate you to adopt a dog from us, nor does it ensure that your request will be approved. Please note that due to the logistical challenges and our limited resources, we do not adopt dogs outside of the Southern California area.

Once you submit your Application, an experienced Adoption Counselor will contact you to talk to you personally. From there, we will schedule a Home visit to help you to ensure that the environment is safe for a curious, intelligent, large-breed dog.

Because we are funded entirely by donations, at the time of your adoption, a tax-deductible donation (minimum $350 + $25.microchip fee) will be requested. These fees will go 100% to assist the dogs in need. There are no paid staff members.