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Facts about Stella

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 5305361

My name is Stella!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adption in Downey, California - Stella
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Stella's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Stella's Story...
Stella IS AVAILALBE (updated 09-16-2014).

To meet any of our dogs you must first complete our online adoption application on our website. For more information and the adoption application for Stella, please visit our website below

Stella was returned to us after being adopted as a puppy because her family had frequent visitors and Stella is not fond of strangers. Stella's fear of strangers is ignited when they approach her. Her philosophy is to avoid them at all costs unless they approach her.Stella would do best in an adult only home because of this fear. She would not thrive in a busy household with kids and their friends coming in and out.Stella knows (pretty reliably, for the most part) sit, down, shake, high five, wait/stay, let's go, go-potty/find-a-spot; Stella also knows (not very reliably) off, leave it, drop it, give. Stella especially loves tummy rubs.She's good with other large dogs -- it would also be beneficial for her to have a large dog companion who can balance her fears and build her confidence. It is not mandatory, but we have seen a great deal of improvement when she has a confident companion by her side.While she has been through some obedience training, it is recommended that she continue to work with a trainer so her new family can fully understand her needs. A potential family should be able to commit to a few visit with her prior to adoption so that she can build a rapport.

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About Coastal German Shepherd Rescue Downey

About Our Rescue Group...

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.

Coastal is dedicated to providing new beginnings for homeless German Shepherds who have been abandoned, neglected, abused, relinquished by their owners or just left at local shelters to await an uncertain future.

We are committed to finding loving permanent homes for the Orphaned dogs in our care. Coastal is an all volunteer, no-kill, non profit organization.

Our mission is to educate the public about German Shepherds, their lifespan, personality, activity level, along with overall responsible dog ownership. We also raise awareness of over population of animals through education, training, spaying and neutering. We work very hard to match each dog with the adoptive families.

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All donations are 100% tax deductuable and go directly to the care of our dogs.
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Make a donation to the Saving Gideon Fund!

In Gideon's honor, we would like to start a Saving Gideon Fund. This fund will be for seriously injured dogs who need immediate medical care. Often times the decision to save a life depends upon how much money is in our bank account. It's very sad, but unfortunately the truth! We would like to create this fund so that the next time we are asked to save a severely injured dog we can say YES!

Please help us to create this fund in Gideon's honor!
This fund will allow us to save more injured German Shepherds like him.

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If you would like to meet a dog outside of our event hours, please contact the counselor referenced for that dog.

Our Adoption Process...

All prospective adoptive families must complete an on line application followed by a telephone interview and then receive a home visit before a German Shepherd is placed in their forever home.

Our adoption donation is $300 for Adults and $400 - $500 for Puppies. 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.

Donations are tax deductible and also help other dogs in need!