Gus was adopted as a young puppy, but this past May we received a phone call from a shelter about a dog with a chip connected to Coastal. It was Gus. He had been hit by a car and in very, very bad shape. Our attempts (as well as the shelter’s) to connect with his owners were unsuccessful. With a skull fracture, multiple lacerations, and a broken pelvis, he was rescued by our selfless volunteers and driven straight to the hospital. Three days later, Gus underwent surgery to repair his broken pelvis. His other bones would heal on their own.
For over a week, Gus was unable to move his back legs. He wasn’t able to go to the bathroom on his own. He lay on his bed in the hospital, cowering any time someone got close. He was so afraid, and he was refusing to eat. Thanks to a wonderful staff who spent time sitting with him, he learned to trust a few people and he began to turn around. Two weeks later, he pushed himself up and sat.
Please visit http://www.coastalgsrsd.org/to learn more about our dogs. Click on available dogs to see further descriptions. If you are interested in me, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858) 779-9149. Don't forget to fill out our online application.
The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $400. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is 100% tax deductible.
Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.
Our adoption process begins with completing an application on-line. A phone screening will soon follow, and lastly a home visit will be conducted by our volunteers.
We show our dogs at adoption events every weekend! Check our our website to see where we'll be next! Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds. Your tax deductible donations go to support these very deserving animals. Coastal was formed to serve communities in the counties of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. We are committed to finding loving permanent homes for the orphaned dogs in our care. Coastal is an all volunteer, no-kill, 501 (c) 3 non profit organization.
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