Ruff Ruff! My name is Steele
|Breed:||German Shepherd Dog||Color:||Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||5457549|
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
For the most current information and status on Steele please visit our website click here
Many people search for puppies of Steele's caliber and yet at only 18 months of age, Steele found himself sitting on death row at the South LA Animal Shelter. The lovely shelter staff found Steele to be so warm and loving that they championed his cause and pleaded for a rescue group to step in. Steele had a tail injury that needed medical attention and his chances of being adopted by the public with this injury were slim to none. Rescue was his only option. Coastal GS Rescue stepped in and Steele is now safe with us.
He is kenneled with a female GSD and they are getting along great. He would love an active home where he could go on hikes, runs and perhaps even show off some skills with obedience training.
Update 10/25/11 from Steele's foster home:
We won't sugar coat that Steele has had it easy as he's transitioned from what had to be a terribly frustrated life to where he is today. Mentally, he has been jumbled and gets his energy expended by chasing his tail. This has damaged his tail to the point that its been operated on twice - now he is on medication that is helping his brain calm down, allowing his tail to heal and get on the road to recovery.
Steele is fantastic with other dogs - his very best buddy is an unaltered boy (Astro - who will be neutered once he is healthy) and they play non stop. Steele plays tug of war with rubber balls, rope toys, etc - he is loud and proud but a fantastic playmate for another active young shepherd. Steele has a very high ball drive and when told to 'get your ball', will go running and searching until he finds the one he wants.
He is housebroken, understands commands and will thrive with an adopter with the same high energy level and desire to be active every day. This is a special dog looking for a special home. (06)
More information about Coastal German Shepherd Rescue - Irvine
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.
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!