Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity based in Orange County, California since 2004. We are dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned dogs in Southern California. Our Rescue exists solely because of your tax deductible donations, which support our efforts to save these very deserving animals. Please donate today and help us save more lives!

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Pennies For Puppies!

Please consider donating even $1 today!

Just one dollar - that's it! Small acts by many becomes one large movement that can change so many dogs' lives - be the change you want to see in system!

As 2015 draws to a close, our Rescue finds itself struggling to keep the doors open. With so many medical issues this year, a never ending stream of incoming dogs, and fewer fosters than ever, our operation costs continue to escalate. Coastal GSR has not been able to save many shelter dogs recently due to having over 125 dogs in our care.

Our loyal followers know that we are the champions for the seniors, the injured and the sick dogs, and we want to save the euthanasia listed dogs just like we always have for over eleven years now, but funding stands in our way. This means that those dogs will face a death sentence if not rescued.

With 235,000 members of our Facebook family, in addition to our friends and supporters, we are asking each of you to donate just $1 today! How would it help us? It would transform our ability to continue our mission. If even half of our supporters were to respond, that would translate to around $120,000, covering costs for almost half the year's expenses!

You can make a tax deductable donation by mailing your donation to our P.O. box: Coastal German Shepherd Rescue P.O. Box 50726 Irvine, California 92619-0726 or make your donation online through our secure Firstgiving "Pennies for Puppies" campaign page

Foster Homes Needed!

By joining our Foster Family program, you can offer the safety and healing environment of your home to a dog either waiting in a shelter for euthanasia or for rescue. The more volunteer foster families we have, the more dogs we can save from death in noisy, cold and uncaring shelters.

As a Southern California-based rescue, we make every effort to find LOCAL foster homes for the dogs we rescue. Unfortunately, though we appreciate the offers, we cannot send dogs out of state to foster.

Please fill out our online foster application if you would like to join our team of Foster Families and save a life by giving a dog in need a place to go!

Special Funds Needed!

Often, the decision to save a dog's life is determined by our ability to pay their medical bills! We have not been able to assist as many medical cases as our hearts have wanted to over the past couple of months due to a depleted medical fund. All too often, shelters in Southern California label a dog to be rescue only due to illness. This means the dog is not available for adoption by the public and their only hope for getting out of the shelter is a rescue.

Even more often, the dogs are released with a waiver of spay or neuter. This means that our rescue is taking on a dog that may likely be ill, is not altered and may not have its vaccines, all of which we are committed to taking care of. As an all-volunteer group that depends solely on donations, we now work even harder to raise the dollars to help these homeless pets!

How Your Dollars Help!

While we have several high cost surgeries recently, just $25 can fully vaccinate one dog! $10 will cover one night of boarding. Your donation, combined with others, can help us put together the funds. Here's how your dollars can help:

  • $100 - will fully vaccinate four dogs
  • $300 - will pay a month's boarding for one dog
  • $500 - will spay or neuter four dogs


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In Memoriam

Cherese Mari Laulhere

Cherese loved her German Shepherd mix, Dudley. She always had a soft spot for animals and children. When she passed away in 1996, her family created a foundation so that her dreams of helping others could be fulfilled.

By supporting Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, Cherese has an opportunity to help the many loving German Shepherds like her beloved Dudley.

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