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!

Foster Home For Mom and Newborn Pups Needed!

This sweet Mama Dog is in a high kill shelter with her 6 newborn puppies. She is very sweet and friendly, happily wagging her tail when people come by. Imagine how stressful it is for her being in a scarey, crowded animal shelter with her babies. We want to pull her ASAP, but we need to find a home where she can raise her pups for the next 5 - 6 weeks in until they are ready to be adopted.

If you would be able to open your home to the small family please contact us via email at tiffany@coastalgsr.org or fill out our online foster application.

Foster Homes Needed!

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.

To learn more about Cherese and the organizations that she supports please visit www.cherese.org.