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 German Shepherds 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 German Shepherds.


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Support Coastal's Orphans in the Dog Days of Summer 5K run/walk

"Dog Days of Summer" 5K Run/Walk is August 10!

Join Us for the "Dog Days of Summer" 5K Run/Walk ~ benefiting Coastal German Shepherd Rescue Orange County! Run or walk (bring your dog, too!) or simply support the team with a donation ... every bit helps toward reaching our $25,000 goal! You can downlaod a copy of the this event flyer here!



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!


Urgent! Scooby Is Lost In La Mesa!

Please help find Scooby!

Scooby went missing Monday late afternoon. Scooby is a neutered Male Shepherd mix, golden colored, shorter than normal tail. He has very thick fur. The area he was last seen was on on Alzeda Drive, west of Avocado and Fuerte and west of Avocado and Chase . He doesn't wander so we can't imagine he'd go far.

He has his Coastal tag on with the phone number for the rescue. He has a choke collar on as well as a faded blue nylon collar. He is also microchipped. Please keep and eye out and either call the rescue or call his owners 619 843-8500. There is a reward for his safe return!


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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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