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My name is
Ivan!

Posted over 3 years ago | Updated 7 hours ago

My basic info

Breed
German Shepherd Dog
Color
Age
Adult
Size
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
16280969

My details

Alert icon Not good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Ivan IS AVAILALBE (updated 04-14-2024).

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 Ivan, please visit our website below

http://www.coastalgsr.org/dog_profile.php?ID=22254&name=Ivan

Ivan is a big boy. Not in the way that people stumble around extra husky gents by calling them “big,” but his frame- his super sized frame seems like it was created to build pyramids or move mountains or, at minimum, to reach things on the highest shelf. This handsome XL fella, around 5 years old, has made so much progress since his rescue. At the shelter, he wouldn’t come out of his run. He was freaked out when they tried to leash him up, frantically bolting to escape, gator rolling to avoid being handled, and refusing to be coaxed out of his run with food and even a puppy friend. He wasn’t a candidate for public adoption, so a rescue became his only option.Step one was to get him comfortable with us and step two was to get him on a slip lead. We made slow but steady progress, but it was clear that everything was new and overwhelming to him. We worked on building confidence, trust, and obedience.Now he was comfortable enough to go for a walk around the neighborhood. Next, we started getting him comfortable with getting in a car, which terrified him at first. He can now go on walks with volunteers, enjoys checking out the local message boards, and loves a car ride to Home Depot. Ivan has had a long road, but he’s ready to join a family: a family who understands that he still might be fearful of some new things and he’s going to need a little time to get used to your routine. A family who can show him structure, is patient, and knows that the time they put into working with Ivan will pay off ten fold. A family who can show Ivan there are people who consider dogs part of the family and don’t just leave them outside until they decide to dump them at shelters. A family who will love him and get a loyal companion in return. 💙

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. 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 tax deductible. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.April 14, 2024, 5:51 am

Rescue
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue - Irvine

Contact info

Pet ID
16280969
Contact
Phone
Address
P.O. Box 50726, Irvine, CA 92619
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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.

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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

More about this rescue

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.