My name is Artemis!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Artemis
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Coastal K9 German Shepherd Rescue San Diego

Facts about Artemis

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 4074696
Please contact Adoption ( for more information about this pet.Artemis lost his home when his owner passed away.

Artemis joined Rescue many months ago after his human died of cancer and the wife could no longer care for him. He's been living in a foster home so we'd like to tell you about him. In his foster home, there are other dogs and he gets along with everyone. He wants to play and he can be a bit loud, rowdy, and pushy. Of course, in their own way, the other dogs says 'No' and Artemis, in his own way, talks back. Maybe it is how an adolescent dog says, 'Make me!' There are cats in his foster home and he's okay with them. He wants to chase and play but he'll back off when a cat stands up to him. Artemis is good with his basic commands but he does need continuous training and reminders of good doggie manners. He needs a firm but gentle hand and will respond to verbal corrections. He will talk back at times though so the phrase, 'Make me!' does happen from time to time. Artemis will bark at people when they come in the door (unless he is in his crate in which case he'll be quiet). In fact, he does well in a hard crate and his foster mom says he is improving greatly with the wire crate. Did we tell you that he loves Nylabones??
Artemis has epilepsy and experiences grand mal seizures. He currently takes Phenobarbital and other medications may be added as he continues treatment. Treatment does not cure the condition but is aimed to decrease the frequency, severity and duration of the seizures. Artemis may be called a 'special needs' dog but if you are the right family to welcome him into your life, you should know that his foster mom describes him as 'a big love'. Because he has spent time in our kennels as well as the foster home, we should tell you that Artemis has a fan base. One of his weekly dog walkers is a young woman who is currently deployed to serve our country. She regularly sends messages, asking about Artemis, and she is counting the days until her return so she can visit and hug him!

Please visit to learn more about our dogs. Click on available dogs to see further descriptions. If you are interested in me, please contact Teresa 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.

About Coastal K9 German Shepherd Rescue San Diego

Our Adoption Process...

Home visit and phone interview