Thank you for your interest and caring to adopt! The first step in the adoption process is to complete the online adopter application. GRCGLARescue does require a non-refundable $25 fee at the time your application is submitted; this fee helps to offset the costs associated with making our dogs ready to meet adopters, including providing veterinary care, boarding, and other needs.
Please carefully review this eligibility information prior to submitting your adoption application and fee:
GRCGLARescue does adopt dogs to homes with children under 7 years old when we know that a particular dog has a solid, positive history living successfully with kids of a similar age to those in the potential adopter's home. Finding a dog who is going to be safe with your kids will likely make your adoption process longer. This policy is for the safety and well-being of your families and our dogs. If you're patient and have realistic expectations about adoption, we'll be very happy to work with you.
GRCGLARescue adopts within the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego. Because we do require pre-adoption screening and post-adoption follow-up, we cannot support adoptions outside of this service area. If you have any question about whether your city is part of our service area, please email us at
GRCGLARescue cannot adopt dogs into homes where the number of pets currently meets or exceeds the limits set by your local municipal authority (city or county) or your HOA. If you’re not sure about the limits in your area, please contact your city hall, animal control authority and/or HOA to get that information.
GRCGLARescue does not guarantee that every prospective adopter/applicant will adopt a dog from us. Our goal is to find each of our dogs a well-matched home, and we cannot provide any assurance to prospective adopters that we’ll be able to make a placement with them. We recognize that you may be working with other rescues, as well as breeders, and visiting animal shelters too. In the event you adopt or acquire a dog elsewhere, your application fee cannot be refunded to you.
All dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and vet-checked prior to adoption. Adoption fee: Youngsters under 1 year - $450; Dogs age 1-3 years - $350; Dogs age 4-7 years - $300; Dogs age 8 and older - $250
You may apply in one of two ways: