My name is Jersey!

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

Facts about Jersey

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 4472715
Please contact Adoption ( for more information about this pet.

It is very difficult to know what to do and how to act when you suddenly find yourself in a kennel.  There are lots of other dogs whom you don't know, the routine is different from what you were accustomed to, there are lots of people involved in your care, and you don't why you ended up living behind bars.  Jersey is trying very hard to adjust to the new routine so she can feel relaxed and safe but it may take a while.  Loud noises are especially scary.  She's a bit reluctant to be touched, especially in her neck area or on her belly.  But after about twenty minutes of spending time with you, she can roll belly up and have fun.  Likewise, one of our volunteers brushed her for fifteen or more minutes and Jersey was fine.  Suddenly, however, she got up and didn't want the brush anywhere near her.  After sitting for a while, she was again happy to be brushed.  Jersey is very cute and will make a beautiful dog.  Self confidence and trust in the rest of the world - plus receiving lots of love - will go a long way to make Jersey's world a better world for her.  At this point, we think she should be in a home without children.  We don't know how he would be if there were another dog in the family.

June 9, 2012: It's time to tell you where our Jersey Girl spent the most recent Friday afternoon.  She was at The Total Dog in Oceanside.  Actually her story is part of a longer story which we call the 'tale of two tails'.  Jersey lost a large portion of her tail because of what we call “happy tail”.  That's when the tail repeatedly hits concrete or stucco.  The tip breaks open and it is very difficult to heal.  Jersey may not have the big, fluffy tail of most German Shepherd Dogs but she still showed everyone she could swim.  Actually, her pool time started off with an unplanned splash as Coach Carol and Jersey literally flew off the deck and through the air and into the water.  Jersey had been told by many dogs that swimming was great fun so this came as a big surprise. But after a while, she settled down and enjoyed herself.  She’s asked to come back next week.  Of course, the wonderful marrow bone that was waiting for her after her swim session was really nice! 

Please visit 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 eventsevery 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