Ruff Ruff! My name is 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|
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Stella's probably weighs about 60-65 lbs. at this point. She's spayed and up to date on vaccinations. She's potty-trained (She's never had a single accident in the house) and crate-trained. Stella loves to play fetch with her ball. She's pretty good at bringing the ball back and giving it up, especially if there's a treat to trade with her!
Stella knows (pretty reliably, for the most part) sit, down, shake (she always has to sit and then shake before every meal), high five, wait (she's learning stay, but I find that she understands 'wait' much better), let's go, go-potty/find-a-spot; Stella also knows (not very reliably) off, leave it, drop it, give. And she really, really, really knows 'squirrel' -- say the word squirrel and she races straight to the tree in the middle of the backyard where she first saw a squirrel (and learned the word). She loves tummy rubs.
She's good with other large dogs -- even when she comes across strangers (i.e., scary new people) while out on a walk, she doesn't mind or even seem to really notice the person as long as they have a dog attached to them.
Stella needs an adult home that understands and can accomodate her fear of the unknown. 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. It would also be beneficial for her to have a large dog companion who can balance her fears.
Rescue Group Info...
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.
Visit our website at www.coastalgsr.org/index_oc.htm.
Use one of the buttons below to help support the Orange County Chapter's Orphan's.
All donations are 100% tax deductuable and go directly to the care of our dogs.
We thank you in advance for your help!
* You can change the monthly donation amount if you wish to give a larger donation each month!
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.
We hold weekly adoption events at Petsmart in Aliso Viejo, CA. Our event hours on Saturdays are from 11:00-3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Petsmart in Aliso Viejo
26761 Aliso Creek
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Store Phone number: (949) 643-2285
For additional event information check out our website's Events Page
Come out and meet the dogs!
If you would like to meet a dog outside of our event hours, please contact the counselor referenced for that dog.
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!
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