Please Read through the following information carefully before submitting your request!
Thank you for contacting Coastal German Shepherd Rescue. As we strongly discourage people giving up their dogs under most situations and as our primary focus is pulling dogs from kill shelters, we have slightly stringent owner surrender guidelines. After the below items are met, each owner surrendered dog will be reviewed by the board based on space and budget considerations prior to acceptance into our program.
* IF YOU HAVE ADOPTED YOUR DOG THROUGH COASTAL GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE AND NEED TO RETURN HIM/HER TO US, PLEASE CONTACT THE ADOPTION COUNSELOR DESIGNATED ON YOUR CONTRACT. Please provide the dog's name, tag number, and reason for reliquishmentment in your email. Current Photos, short bio, and your current contact information are appreciated as well.
Initial steps to request your dog's acceptance into Coastal GSR are generally as follows:
Submit our online owner surrender form. This has a lot of the information we need about your dog as we consider his/her acceptance into our program and future placement.
In most cases, we require that the dog be up to date on vaccinations, have a history of being kept on heartworm preventative, and spayed/neutered and that you be able to supply proof through your veterinarian of the above items. Generally, you, the owner, will have to address the items that are not current prior to our acceptance of the dog.
The dog will need to be taken to one of our volunteers for a personality evaluation. Note that we are unable to accept dogs that have ever shown aggression toward humans.
Much of the decision to accept a dog into our program is based on foster space and funds. If you are able to foster the dog until a new home can be found, this greatly increases your dog's chance of acceptance into the program. If you are not able to foster and your pet is approved by the board, we request a MONETARY donation to go toward the food and VETERINARY CARE that your dog will require while with us. These items are expensive, and we would request that you be as generous as possible when donating toward the foster care of your dog.
Coastal GSR will acquire, by assignment documentation, the property rights to your dog, including the right to place the dog into a new home. You will not have any right to know where the dog is placed, nor will you have a right to any adoption donation made to Coastal GSR.
answer the questions honestly and be as detailed as possible. This
will help is in determining if we will be able to accept your dog in to
note that shelter dogs in need will take precedence over any owner
surrendered dog.* Due to the
lack of foster home, in most cases, you will be required to
"foster" your dog until a home can be found.
information MUST be submitted along with a photograph before we
will consider accepting your dog in to our program. Upon
completing the below information, IMMEDIATELY email a picture of your
dog to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No further action is required. As a 100% volunteer organization,
we will contact you as soon as possible, usually within 48 hours.
Zip Code: *
time to contact you:
Originally Acquired Dog:
from a Breeder, have you contacted them?
do you need to rehome your German Shepherd?
does dog have to leave your home?
you willing to foster the dog after legally relinquishing the dog to us
until a permanent home can be found?
Chip (Make & Number):
Broken Teeth, etc.:
Traits (please check all that apply)
Running/Jogging Likes Walks
Digging Separation Anxiety
when left unattended Destructive
be advised we will want to speak with your veterinarian. Please contact
your veterinarian to let him/her know we will be calling and that you
authorize him/her and/or their representatives to release all records of
your dog to us.
submitting this form, I hereby swear that the above information is true
and complete to the best of my knowledge and ability about the above
said dog.I understand that
the dog will be further evaluated by Coastal GSR to determine whether or not
it is adoptable.All
information related to temperament (especially biting incidents) have
been disclosed above.
in your name:
reserve the right to refuse or deny any application