Coastal Remembers Our Own

Coastal Remembers

While we hope to find homes for all the dogs who come into our care, unfortunately sometimes we fail. No matter the reason, these losses are hard to bear, but in the end seem to strengthen our commitment to help as many dogs as we can. This memorial page is a tribute to the Orphans who were lucky enough to come into our care, but failed to find their forever families. Unlike the ones left behind in the shelters, these dogs did not die alone and unloved. Earning wings instead of families, these dogs touched our hearts and will be remembered by the volunteers who loved them. We tried to help them as best we could and loved them enough to find the strength to let them go when their time came. In the end, Coastal was their family and they at least knew love and compassion in their final days. To all of our Angels you were loved and you are missed. Rest In Peace!

This page and our mission to find homes for other abandoned dogs is dedicated to the memory of all the dogs left behind that died in the shelters. The poor souls who were never even given a second chance!

 

Angel

Angel

Apollo

Apollo
Yes, he's a senior. He's a mix and his ears don't stand up. His muzzle is white and his teeth aren't. His leg was broken- before his rescue- and the bones healed incorrectly while he was living on the streets, which makes his stride a little funky. His name is Apollo and he's the most amazing, loving, affectionate boy you haven't yet adopted!

He's, hands down, the sweetest dog on the planet. He's a super happy boy who adores people and walks. He's soaking up every minute of life and making the most of it. He gets a kick out of toys. He gets to pick out different toys, every day, from the bin. Sometimes it takes him 5 seconds to decide and sometimes it takes 5 minutes. Picking a toy is serious business. His new favorite has been a plastic set of McDonald's fries. He's not a health nut. He is beautiful, inside and out, and would make you the happiest person alive if you adopted him.

Apollo is a spunky, lovable, sweet, older guy. He loves getting attention from his people and will lay by your side if you're doling out the affection. Apollo is dominant and gets along best with submissive female dogs. He loves his walks and going for a romp around the backyard, playing with his toys and rolling around on the grass. He bonds quickly with his handler, is potty trained, good in the house, loves a car ride and would be the happiest dog on the planet if you made him part of your family.

Earned his "Angel wings" 1/10/17

Arco

Arco
Our three "A puppies" were recently rescued from the shelter when their time was up. Please check back shortly for more information and photos!

Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way!

Earned his "Angel wings" 7/28/11

Ariel

Ariel
Ariel came to us from a high kill animal shelter. We received a plea that Ariel had 30 minutes and then would be euthanized. We truly did not have the space or the funds to take her in, but we couldn't let her life go to waste. We rescued her in the nick of time and she is grateful to be here! Ariel has a smile for all and gets along great with other dogs. She would be an easy dog to add to your household!

After time with us, Ariel is a special girl - she is happy, a healthy weight although she does struggle with a mysterious kidney issue and high blood pressure. She will likely remain on medication throughout her life but this doesn't slow her down (& the medications are inexpensive). We know it will take a special family to take her in but she is such a joyful character. She even does great with kitties!

Earned her "Angel wings" 10/11/12

Bailey

Bailey
Bailey is a sweet, gentle 6 year old German Shepherd mix who ended up at a high kill shelter with his brother, Badger. Bailey is great with other dogs, walks well on the leash, and is happiest when he has a person to cuddle up with. Bailey and his brother were very dependent on one another when they were at the shelter, but now that they have been in a loving environment for several weeks, they are happy and independent and can be adopted to separate homes.

Earned his "Angel wings" 6/07/12

Baja

Baja
Relieved to have reached these puppies before they were given away to who knows, we are confident that they have a solid start. They are happy, mostly healthy (wormy but we are fixing that!) and very engaged with people and other dogs.

Their mom is a mere baby herself, perhaps only 9 months. Their father is a purebred shepherd as well.

Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way!

Earned her "Angel wings" 11/03/11

Barkley

Barkley

Billie

Billie

Billie was the 15 year old relinquished at Baldwin Park for being too old. The poor thing was crying her heart out in the shelter. I was able to convince my husband to foster her. She came to me skin & bones.
It took her 3 days to wag her tail at me. After that she started having a runny nose & cough . Took her to the vet who upon physical exam realized that other then pneumonia, she had a big mass in her abdomen, Confirmed by ultrasound & was partially compressing her intestines. My job for a few days was to give her antibiotics & then feed her. I hand fed the little princess multiple small meals throughout the day. With trial & error I discovered that she loved raw veggies more then raw meat!

She did well for a few days. Enjoyed her walks with my dogs. Finally I was able to hear her cute bark even. Unfortunately the last 2 days before I put her to sleep she couldn't keep any food in. Her abdomen was huge(full of fluids). That is when I made the decision to put our little angel to sleep. It was very tough for us.

In the few days with us she was able to tame my 14 year old Whiskey (who can be a real grouch!). She was too sweet! I was so happy when she started going up the stairs to sleep with us in the bedroom!

In a way I was glad she was relinquished because obviously she wasn't well taken care of. She had half eaten ears . She looked like she had puppies in her life. Her favorite spot was to sleep in her bed in the kitchen. We miss her so much! I just did not want her to be forgotten this is why I wanted her in the tribute. She passed away peacefully in my arms. She was so attached to me that there was no way I would leave her.

We were honored to have had her in our lives.

R.I.P Billie , we love you.

Earned her "Angel wings" 12/10/10

Blossom

Blossom
Blossom is a dignified beautiful girl - she seems to get along well with other dogs. We think she is about 6 years old. Blossom has just joined us and we will post more info as we get to know her better.

Earned her "Angel wings" 5/28/10

Boe

Boe
Although a senior, Boe is very much young at heart as seen on the video link below. Boe is a wise and gentle boy. He would enjoy a quiet home with consistency. Potential adopters should know he has a condition referred to as Mega-E which requires minimal care (canned food or pre-moistened food, fed on raised feeder) and low cost medication.

Due to the Mega-E, Boe enjoys short walks and his favorite game is to play hide and seek with his tennis ball. Please consider giving this sweet soul a spot in your home and heart. If you have any questions regarding Boe, you can contact his foster alex.coastalgsr@gmail.com

Earned his "Angel wings" 5/25/15

Bree

Bree
If you are looking for a gentle, quiet, petite girl, Bree just might fit the bill. She is content to lay by your side or go for leisurely walks. Bree is very low maintenance and does fine with other dogs. We do think she's mostly deaf but that doesn't affect her general happy personality.

Bree is housebroken, great on a leash and doesn't get on the furniture. She has a bit of arthritis and is on anti inflammatories. She would be a perfect companion for someone who wants a low energy, easy going dog.

Surprisingly, we have found that she is not good with cats and will gather up all her energy to chase them.

Brute

Brute
Brute is a unique shepherd mix as he is built like a Tonka truck made of steel. He adores people. We are glad Brute joined the Coastal clan and look forward to his happily ever after!

Captain

Captain

Cassidy

Cassidy

Champ

Champ
Dogs like Champ are the reason we do what we do as rescuers. Champ was dropped off unceremoniously by his owners after 8 years of loyalty. Thankfully the shelter notified us of his plight and we were able to step in. Champ is a simple soul who doesn't ask for much other than a warm bed, good food and affection.

Earned his "Angel wings" 10/05/10

Chase

Chase
Chase is a special boy around 7 years old who deserved to be saved from the horrible fate that befalls many shelter animals. In bad shape when he was rescued, his foster family brought him into their home to socialize him, groom him and allow him to recover from all Chase had been through in his unknown past. Looking at his pictures now, you'd never know he was most likely a neglected backyard dog.

His foster family has taught him how to climb stairs, get in and out of a vehicle and Chase is also learning how to walk well on a leash but this should be reinforced by his new family. Chase appears to have moderate hip dysplasia so he is given daily arthritis medicine. Glucosamine and fish oil capsules may improve this condition as well. A good diet and exercise has already made a world of difference. Despite his weak hips, Chase loves to run and play!

Chase sleeps comfortably in his crate at night and is housebroken. Chase is food aggressive with other dogs so it would be best to separate during feeding time. Young children or rowdy dogs may upset Chase if they jump on his back so a household without either may be better suited for him. He is truly a loving and friendly dog who just wants food and hugs and a soft warm bed!

Chelsea

Chelsea

Chief

Chief
Chief is a mellow, confident dog and very easy to take care of. He is housebroken and will let you know when he wants to go out. He is great being alone in the house and quiet. He sleeps through the night and loves to lay on his doggy bed. Chief enjoys playing with toys, chase tennis balls, and romp around in the grass. He would be great with a family that has older children. He may not tolerate younger children poking or falling over him. He's had surgery in one hip and will not need surgery on the other one fortunately. He would be ok as an only dog or with a quiet submissive female, other dogs might to hyper towards him. He is very loyal to his people and takes direction well. He is great when guests come to house and welcomes them with a tail wag. He walks well on a leash and enjoys his daily walks in the park. Overall Chief is a happy guy that loves to be petted and wants to bury his head in your lap to make sure he is getting loved to the fullest extent.

Earned his "Angel wings" 8/12/10

Clyde

Clyde
Clyde is a "pocket shepherd" who is about 8-10 yrs, likes other dogs and loves being with his people. He's a big fan of walks around the neighborhood or just hanging out at the house... as long as he gets to love someone, that's when he's happiest.

Earned his "Angel wings" 3/20/15

Cookie

Cookie

Dallas

Dallas

Denver

Denver
Denver, who was fairly new to us and had been battling a very bad infection, died yesterday while at Dr. Wheaton's. He was being treated for pneumonia and thought to have an underlying immune related issue. He was getting the best care possible and just couldn't pull through. For those of you that met Denver,you know that he was a big (although skinny) teddy bear. Solid black and a complete love bug. Dr. Wheaton's staff fell in love with him as well. We are all very sad to lose Denver.

Earned his "Angel wings" 6/15/10

Dexter

Dexter
Dexter didn't lead a cushy life before finding Coastal. We don't know exactly what he's been through, but we do know that he's a sweet boy who has learned to trust again. After a short while in your company, he starts to open up and relax, flashing his million dollar smile and leaning against your side. There's nothing this handsome boy loves more than to roll around in the grass, only stopping to nudge you for belly rubs.

We think Dexter would be happiest as an only dog for now, but we will see if he can be socialized as he spends more time with us and his trainers.

Earned his "Angel wings" 6/23/16

Dr Pepper

Dr Pepper
Doc was rescued by Coastal not really knowing what his issues were. Doc is very weak in his hind end, he's been seen by one of our doctors and diagnosed with a neurological condition. Potentially he has degenerative myelopathy which means he will slowly lose the use of his hind end. At this point, he has no clue that his back legs don't always want to cooperate! He can get around his foster home with no problem although its a little unorthodox.
We are raising the funds to buy Doc a wheelchair so that he can go for walks - he doesn't need the wheelchair in the house but to go for walks, it will be really helpful.

We know that Doc isn't for everyone but his sheer will to live life to the fullest will touch some family much like he touched the volunteers at Coastal who were determined to save his life.

Update 4/12/10:
We've added a photo of the Doctor with his new wheels! He is learning how to use them and go for walks. Its definitely a process because he is using different muscles and he gets pooped easily. Doc is so content to hang next to his foster mom - he is a sweet, quiet dog with such confidence - he will let you know if there are people out on the street OR if other dogs in the house are getting out of line - he's somewhat of a hall monitor. The doctor is a wonderful gem of a guy. We love him!

Earned his "Angel wings" 08/17/10

Duke

Duke
Meet Duke, a middle aged ball hog! We think he is about 5 years old. He has a lot of energy when playing ball, he lives for it! Duke does awesome with other dogs, big and small (his foster mom has three). As his foster mom says, he doesn't have a mean bone in his body so we think he'd be fine with other animals, i.e., cats, as well.

Duke has a wonderful appetite, walks well on a leash and LOVES a car ride. Duke is also housetrained so how much more perfect can you get? Duke's eyesight is diminished and we are having that checked out with a vet but that still doesn't stop him from living life to the fullest and still being able to catch a ball. He loves to cuddle, and be pampered.

Freya

Freya

Fritzi

Fritzi
Even though it is clear that Fritzi has not been the beneficiary of much kindness in her short life, she herself is a gentle, quiet soul. She stands calmly for petting and does great with small kids. Abandoned dogs are so resilient, we know it is just a short matter of time before Fritzi starts to loosen up and let love in.

Fritzi is in boarding and we know that even a short term foster home will help her pysche. Could that be you?

Earned her "Angel wings" 04/08/10

Garth

Garth
What a cute boy! And friendly to boot. Garth is about 4 years old; great age to join a family looking for dog who is no longer a 'teenager.' So far, his kennel managers report he is great with other dogs and would probably do just fine with kids, too.
He is independent and can amuse himself. He likes activity around him so it's not recommended that he be left alone all day in a yard or house.

Earned his "Angel wings" 1/13/15

Gemma

Gemma
Gemma, probably 4 - 5 years old, has such a quiet, unassuming personality. We don't know if she's been allowed inside before. On her first night in a foster home, she disappeared into the yard, found later curled in a ball on wet concrete in a cold rain. Her foster mom coaxed her inside for the night and she quickly understood that being inside was mucho preferred over banished to the yard.

Gemma has not had any accidents in the house, gets along with all the dogs in her foster home (from pups to senior) and prefers to be under the table near the humans but she isn't clingy. Gemma is perfect. Not to mention beautiful with her silver, black & tan overcoat!

Gia

Gia
Gia, Gia, Gia... With her stunning beauty and physique we are still debating if she is part deer or tiger or just a beautifully original looking dog. She weighs about 45 pounds and should stay the compact size she is.

All of that aside, our Gia is a work in progress. She adores all dogs of any size. It took her a while to feel the same way about her human living mates. She is extremely shy and will do best in a home with someone who works from home, she's more confident with company! Gia finds comfort in her crate and is house broken. She is VERY affectionate once she gains trust and is a very sweet and loving girl. Also loves her belly and chest rubbed!

Gia will do best in a home with other dogs or dog. It would be great for her to have someone who works from home, is very patient and has a calm demeanor. I believe with proper training and guidance she will gain much needed confidence. I also think she could become a champion in agility as she is super quick and outruns every dog during ball time.

Earned her "Angel wings" 1/28/12

Gigi

Gigi
Gigi came to us in deplorable condition. She was covered in fleas and ticks and had an eye and skin infection to boot. Thankfully we found a short term foster home for her and she has recovered from the initial neglect that she came in with. Gigi is feeling better and is ready to be adopted! We believe she is around 10 years old, although she has the love for life of a much younger dog! We think Gigi would be best in a home without other animals as she continues to heal. She doesn't ask for much and we think this senior deserves the best in her golden years.

Earned her "Angel wings" 6/09/12

Gilda

Gilda
Do you have the time and devotion it will take to make a new, devoted best friend? If so, let us introduce you to Gilda!

Gilda’s trust must be earned, and once accomplished, her gentle but firm nose regally requests you give her ear and belly rubs. Gilda is a gorgeous, housebroken and active girl who would make an awesome jogging partner or hiking companion!


This athletic girl is somewhat picky in making her dog friends and seems to prefer males of her size or bigger!
Your yard must be dog-proof as Gilda looks with disdain at normal enclosures; a canine Olympian who can and will scale a typical 6’ or 7’ fence with ease.


Her stunning face and long graceful neck remind us of Audrey Hepburn and like Audrey she prefers a home without children.
Gilda enjoys chasing little furry things, so little dogs and cats should be avoided.

Goose

Goose
If you have ever met a dog that is so grateful for being rescued, you know the look in their eyes that just says "thanks"! This pretty much sums up our dude Goose. Goose has not had an easy life. I don't think a meal ever came easy for him. I'm not sure if he was ever bathed or brushed. The fleas had pretty much set up camp in Goose's fur and had no reason to leave. The fly strike on his ears tell of years of being in filth and flies eating away at the flesh on his ears.

Goose came to us after a good Samaritan picked him up on a foggy morning in Los Angeles. She wasn't sure what she saw staggering over to the guard shack where she worked, but she knew he needed help. Goose was skin and bones, dehydrated and exhausted. This good Samaritan took him in, bathed him and gave him a warm bed. She was determined to get him off of the streets that had become his home. She asked around and found no one who claimed Goose, although heard stories that perhaps Goose had been tossed out of a car several weeks earlier by owners who no longer wanted him. Whatever the reason may be, we will never know. All we know, is that we are sure we can show him what the good life looks like and assure him that the streets will never be his home again.

Goose is probably 3-5 years old and is slowly gaining weight and will be back to where he should be in no time. He loves other dogs and gets along nicely with all. Goose is ready to find his forever home with someone who will love and cherish him and never throw him out on the street like garbage.

Earned his "Angel wings" 9/21/12

Graciela

Graciela
Graciela was rescued just in the nick of time. She had been found as a stray in a very rural area of San Bernardino and no owner came looking for her. After 5 days at the shelter, her time was up. Her days were numbered. We simply could not let her die in a cold room at a county shelter. Knowing that we have many seniors needing homes and knowing that it takes a long time to find caring adopters willing to take in the seniors....we posted on Graciela on our front page hoping to find an adopter who could adopt straight from the shelter. We didn't find an adopter, but we found the next best thing! We found a generous sponsor who wanted to donate for Graciela's rescue and boarding fees until a foster or adoptive home can be found!

We got to make the exciting phone call to the shelter to let them know that Graciela would be saved! Since arriving at the rescue, we have been lucky to get to know Graciela. She is eloquent and refined...a very regal lady! She gets along with all and doesn't mind sharing her space with a roommate (Greta..also a senior gal).

Graciela is easy going and asks for very little. She would be a very easy gal to add to your family! She is bright and smart--a quick study with an endearing cock of the head to let you know she is listening.

Update from "Ella's" foster family 6/24/11:
Graciella's name has been shortened to Ella which she readily responds to! Ella is dead on housebroken, she has no interest in taking off even when a gate could be left open - you merely call her name and she wheels around to see what you want. She ADORES her foster dad and greets him affectionately when he comes home from work. Ella loves beauty treatments - she adores brushing and if you stop, she puts a paw up to encourage you to "keep it coming". She lives in a 2 story house w/the bedrooms upstairs - she prefers to sleep on her dog bed downstairs and delights in meeting her family every morning. She rarely barks but she does occasionally carry on a conversation (like many shepherds do). This is an amazing girl. She LOVES LOVES her evening walks and if you are looking for a steady eddy gal to keep you company, look no furher than Ella.

Earned her "Angel wings" 7/26/12

Greta I

Greta I
Meet GRETA! Greta is a mature gal and gets along nicely with other animals. In fact, she's passed the small dog and cat test! Greta's favorite things in life are lounging in the sun and taking a leisurely stroll. Greta would be perfect for someone looking for a mellow, low key companion. She doesn't ask for much and would love nothing more than a warm bed and someone to love her. She'd gladly return the favor!

Gunner

Gunner

Halo

Halo

Harper

Harper
Holly and her 7 week old babies were turned into a high kill shelter by their uncaring owners. When their time ran out, we were asked to save them. We were lucky to find foster families for the pups so we were able to save not only Holly but her babies too.

Now 8 weeks old, these adorable pups are ready for families of their own. They are social and sweet and love to play with toys. Typical puppies, they are active and need love and guidance. They will be a wonderful addition an active family looking for years of love. We are currently accepting applications for them.

Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way!

Unfortunately, these adorable 12 week old Shepherd mix pups never found their happy ending, having succumbed to the Distemper virus they contracted in the shelter. We are sorry we weren't able to save you.

Rest in Peace little ones.

Earned her "Angel wings" 12/08/11

Harvey

Harvey
Just another "stray" no one cared enough to look for. The shelter is doing the best they can to keep Harvey comfortable but he is in a lot of pain and is severely depressed. You just want to give him a hug to try and cheer him up. He's the sweetest dog you could ever meet and a good sized boy. He would make the best, most loyal family member and deserves to live out his life with a loving family.

Harvey has a fractured right tibia and may require surgery. He needs immediate medical care. We are hoping more damage is not occurring while he waits for a chance at being rescued. Harvey arrived at the East Valley Animal Shelter after being hit by a car in a busy intersection.

The medical staff and volunteers adore him. Because of his size, amount of pain he is in and sad emotional state Harvey needs get out of the shelter quickly or he will be euthanized as the shelter cannot bear to prolong his suffering. Harvey's time at the shelter is very limited.

One of the staff made this plea: “I LOVE THIS DOG! Please help him...”

We need your help to save Harvey! Our boarding and medical bills have been huge this summer and we have been severely impacted by the down turn in the economy with more and more dogs in need every day. Harvey deserves to be rescued, he deserves to know that good people exist and care about him. At only 5 years old, he has barley lived half of his life and we owe it to him to repair his broken heart and bones!

Update: 9/11/09 pm: Harvey is safe with Coastal GS Rescue!! We picked him up this afternoon and did not make it back to Orange County in time to get him to our trusty vet. He is resting tonight on pain meds and we are making him comfortable. He goes in first thing in the morning to be seen by our veterinarian. What we can tell you about Harvey is this.....he is SWEETER than sweet. A complete love bug and even though he is pain and very depressed, he is starting to turn his frown upside down!

Update: 9/15/09: We have been given some GREAT news this week! Harvey may not need orthopedic surgery as we had originally thought. Harvey is under the care of one of our wonderful vets and has received a new cast, crate rest, pain meds and antibiotics. Because of the location of the break, we are hoping that it heals completely and will be stronger than if he had a surgical repair! That is the good news! We have a little bit of bad news as well. It turns out that Harvey had been neglected for a very long time. His spirit and body is very broken. Harvey does not love to be touched and really doesn't like seeing the vet! He is warming up to us and those that give him love but he really isn't to keen on anyone messing with him. Understandably, he is hurting and had been left to fend for himself for what we believe was a very long time. Harvey's coat and skin was a mess. His ears full of years of dirt and filth. His body riddled with fleas and ticks. While he may not need surgery, he is going to need a lot of tender loving care to get back to the happy dog he should be. Harvey will be revisiting our medical team regularly for therapy and rechecks. We are hoping to have a very happy report on his psychological condition very soon.

HUGE THANK YOU to all of Harvey's fans! You helped us meet our goal and now Harvey is assured a happy pain free future. Thank you!

Earned his "Angel wings" 9/22/09

Harvey

Harvey
Harvey wandered up to a good samaritan's house starving and dehydrated- he could barely walk anymore! He had no collar, no identification and looked like he had been on his own for some time. The good samaritans figured an owner of such a precious boy would surely be out looking for him. The placed fliers and signs and ultimately took him to animal control. Harvey spent the obligatory 5 days at the shelter and when no one came for him, he was on the short list. Thankfully the shelter contacted the good samaritans and they contacted Coastal German Shepherd Rescue. Harvey has been neutered, vaccinated and is ready for his forever home!

In the meantime, the family who found Harvey has been asking around the neighborhood if anyone has any clues as to where Harvey came from. After piecing stories together, it seems that Harvey lived for sometime behind a Food for Less with a homeless couple. This is the third dog in just as many weeks that we have tried to help that has been homeless for a very long time, living on the streets with their owners. It is heartbreaking as we sit in our homes with our dogs at our feet and realize the small luxuries that so many do not have.

Harvey weighs 78 lbs and is about 5 years old. He gets along great with other dogs, large and small. He doesn't ask for much--loves a full bowl of food and water! Please consider opening your heart and home to Harvey! Harvey is currently in boarding and would love a foster home until he finds his forever home.

Earned his "Angel wings" 10/12/11

Hawk

Hawk
Holly and her 7 week old babies were turned into a high kill shelter by their uncaring owners. When their time ran out, we were asked to save them. We were lucky to find foster families for the pups so we were able to save not only Holly but her babies too.

Now 8 weeks old, these adorable pups are ready for families of their own. They are social and sweet and love to play with toys. Typical puppies, they are active and need love and guidance. They will be a wonderful addition an active family looking for years of love. We are currently accepting applications for them.

Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way!

Unfortunately, these adorable 12 week old Shepherd mix pups never found their happy ending, having succumbed to the Distemper virus they contracted in the shelter. We are sorry we weren't able to save you.

Rest in Peace little ones.

Earned his "Angel wings" 12/09/11

Hemi

Hemi
Holly and her 7 week old babies were turned into a high kill shelter by their uncaring owners. When their time ran out, we were asked to save them. We were lucky to find foster families for the pups so we were able to save not only Holly but her babies too.

Now 8 weeks old, these adorable pups are ready for families of their own. They are social and sweet and love to play with toys. Typical puppies, they are active and need love and guidance. They will be a wonderful addition an active family looking for years of love. We are currently accepting applications for them.

Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way!

Unfortunately, these adorable 12 week old Shepherd mix pups never found their happy ending, having succumbed to the Distemper virus they contracted in the shelter. We are sorry we weren't able to save you.

Rest in Peace little ones.

Earned his "Angel wings" 12/08/11

Heston

Heston
Holly and her 7 week old babies were turned into a high kill shelter by their uncaring owners. When their time ran out, we were asked to save them. We were lucky to find foster families for the pups so we were able to save not only Holly but her babies too.

Now 8 weeks old, these adorable pups are ready for families of their own. They are social and sweet and love to play with toys. Typical puppies, they are active and need love and guidance. They will be a wonderful addition an active family looking for years of love. We are currently accepting applications for them.

Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way!

Unfortunately, these adorable 12 week old Shepherd mix pups never found their happy ending, having succumbed to the Distemper virus they contracted in the shelter. We are sorry we weren't able to save you.

Rest in Peace little ones.

Earned his "Angel wings" 12/08/11

Hobart

Hobart
Holly and her 7 week old babies were turned into a high kill shelter by their uncaring owners. When their time ran out, we were asked to save them. We were lucky to find foster families for the pups so we were able to save not only Holly but her babies too.

Now 8 weeks old, these adorable pups are ready for families of their own. They are social and sweet and love to play with toys. Typical puppies, they are active and need love and guidance. They will be a wonderful addition an active family looking for years of love. We are currently accepting applications for them.

Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way!

Unfortunately, these adorable 12 week old Shepherd mix pups never found their happy ending, having succumbed to the Distemper virus they contracted in the shelter. We are sorry we weren't able to save you.

Rest in Peace little ones.

Earned his "Angel wings" 12/09/11

Honnie

Honnie
Holly and her 7 week old babies were turned into a high kill shelter by their uncaring owners. When their time ran out, we were asked to save them. We were lucky to find foster families for the pups so we were able to save not only Holly but her babies too.

Now 8 weeks old, these adorable pups are ready for families of their own. They are social and sweet and love to play with toys. Typical puppies, they are active and need love and guidance. They will be a wonderful addition an active family looking for years of love. We are currently accepting applications for them.

Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way!

Unfortunately, these adorable 12 week old Shepherd mix pups never found their happy ending, having succumbed to the Distemper virus they contracted in the shelter. We are sorry we weren't able to save you.

Rest in Peace little ones.

Earned her "Angel wings" 12/09/11

Hope

Hope
Hope and her friend Harvard were rescued from a high kill shelter when their time ran out. She is currently in boarding. This wonderful gal would love to have a warm bed and a place to call home.

Earned her "Angel wings" 2/01/13

Hunny

Hunny

Ingo

Ingo
Ingo would love nothing more than to have a life of his own. Right now, he is in boarding and that is just not the life for a young and lively boy like Ingo. Ingo is just about 18 months old and could play all day long! He is a wonderful buddy to other dogs. Balanced and good natured define Ingo! If you are looking for a young male to join your pack, Ingo could just be the ticket! With a short, neat coat and very housebroken, Ingo would make an easy transition to living in a home!

Ingo does have epilepsy and we've spent a considerable amount of time working with doctors to balance his medication. We are happy to report that his current medication works very well, it is inexpensive and he lives a very normal life, playing, running and going for walks with volunteers from the kennel. Ingo is a very active guy and we would love to get him out of boarding where he has been for a very long time.

Earned his "Angel wings" 4/09/12

Jane

Jane
Jane's shelter plea was circulated far and wide. We mist have received her sad shelter picture 35 times from people begging us to save her. We didn't have any space in boarding and couldn't afford to bring in another doggy. At just the right time, a kind foster stepped up and offered to foster Jane! Right about then, we found out that Jane had a friend at the shelter--a cute, GSD mix who she was buddies with. We could not rescue Jane and leave her pal Rhett behind. So, both Jane and Rhett were rescued and are now fostered together. They are both waiting for forever homes--together or separately--neither will mind!

Jane is super easy going, loves other dogs, enjoys playing and even gave a shot at swimming! She is good natured, loving and gentle. We believe she is 6-7 years old and has a lot of life in her! She would love a home with other animals as she is a very social gal.

Earned her "Angel wings" 2/20/12

Jazz

Jazz

Jessie

Jessie
Jessie came to us from a high-kill shelter in horrible shape; she had demodex mange and a bad yeast infection. From the moment we met, we knew she was a diamond in the rough. As sweet as they come, Jessie's also very smart, dog friendly and a lover of all people. She's great in the house, potty trained and loves to follow her people and cuddle in her down time. Her favorite activity, however, is chasing after her ball!

Joy

Joy
Joy is 100% sweetheart! A dignified and mature gal, at about eight years old, but don't let that fool you. Though she's shy at first, this sweetheart has personality and loves to give gentle kisses. She's a lovely girl who enjoys the simple pleasures in life -- a treat, a warm bed and rolling in the grass.

Joy was turned into a shelter after giving her all to her family for years. It is clear that they didn't return the favor, as this poor girl had ear infections that have been left untreated. She is currently getting Joy medical care she needs for her ears. Joy is eager to join a forever home where she can be treated like a member of the family as she deserves. Joy may not be the best choice for a home with small children only because she prefers a calmer environment. She does great with others of all sizes. She also doesn't like being alone and would need a person or family willing to work with her on her separation anxiety. If you work from home or looking for a companion to a younger dog, Joy would a fine choice to show 'em the ropes. Dogs don't come any more sweet or gentle than Joy!

Earned her "Angel wings" 7/14/12

Justice

Justice
Justice is approximately 4 years old and a 'full figured,' happy-go-lucky gal who adores all people, but isn't as fond of other dogs. It's ok, Justice. I know some people who are fond of dogs, but not so fond of other people. :)

K Pup 4

K Pup 4

K puppy

K puppy

Kaiser

Kaiser
Kaiser is a handsome, 5-year-old classic red and black Shepherd. His kennel managers report that he's a really nice boy and would likely do just fine with a female dog as a friend (provided she's another large dog; no small dogs or kitties for Kaiser). He's calm and very easy to handle BUT he will need to go to a home with a secure yard/high fence, as he is a jumper.

Earned his "Angel wings" 1/15/15

Kasey

Kasey
Kasey came to Coastal via a good Samaritan who found her near death on the railroad tracks in Torrance. After the emergency vet stabilized her phnuemonia it was discovered that she has a conditional known as Mega-Esophogus where the dog must be fed in an upright position in order for the food to reach her tummy.

Kasey is living with a foster family that is familiar with the routine and it only takes a few extra minutes to feed her in the Doggy High Chair twice a day. She is a sweet young girl, only 1 ½ yrs of age and is house trained and crate trained. She is living with a pack of 2 other dogs (1 male puppy and 1 senior female) and is adjusting really well to her new world. She loves toys and people and is well socialized when it comes to other dogs.

Keith

Keith
Keith is about 4 years old and is just a wonderful boy. He loves going for walks and he gets along great with the ladies. He can be particular about the fellas but he does like some of them. Keith's favorite position is flat on his back with someone rubbing his belly. He's doing a pretty good impression of a character from "Where the Wild Things Are", don't you think?

Earned his "Angel wings" 9/12/12

Kennedy

Kennedy

Kramer

Kramer

Lady

Lady
There is an old saying "only a face a mother could love"!Not true with Lady. Everyone who meets her falls in love.

Lady came to us severely under nourished and severely neglected. Despite her improper care, Lady holds no grudges. She is a friend to all, loves life, loves to go on long walks every night, and is affectionate and sweet by nature. Lady still has a lot of love to give. Her skin is healing nicely and her hair is starting to in. She is a real trooper!

Lucky

Lucky

Lucy 2

Lucy 2
Lucy didn't have the best start, but she sure has bounced back! Lucy and her brother, Patrick, were neglected, abandoned and both survived Parvo. A nice family took them in to foster from another rescue, who is no longer responding to them. We've tried as well and, after repeated attempts, have decided to help find these adorable pups their forever homes.

Both are friendly with other animals, but need some leash manners. They get along with everyone, including a Sulcata Tortoise, and would be fine with other dogs if properly introduced. Patrick acts as his sister's protector and Lucy is more submissive, loving to play with everyone.

Patrick loves to play fetch with a squeaky ball and Lucy likes to antagonize him and try to get it first. She will drop it and walk away if he doesn't give her attention. She also likes to play tug of war with a rope and plays hide and seek with him in a trash can. They are house broken, but still teething (even though their destruction has been minimal). These young cuties are ready for an active family that will continue with further training to perfect her skills.

Lulu

Lulu
Lulu has a fospice home caring for her. She has been diagnosed with cancer and probably only has a couple months to live.

Sadly, she was surrendered to the shelter simply because she is old. She's been an indoor dog her whole life and all she wants is a nice soft bed to lay on. Whoever had her previously overfed her and didn't give her much exercise. She could lose some weight, but she can't go for long walks, just short ones a little at a time.

A dog like this deserves more from her family.

Mabel

Mabel
Marigold's Munchkin's were born and raised in a foster home. These happy, well adjusted puppies are smart, loveable and not to mention adorable. They are ready to find their forever homes and will be ready to leave the nest August 17th when they turn 8 weeks old.

Earned her "Angel wings" 8/12/11

Madden

Madden
Madden is a diamond in the rough who didn't have a cushy life before his rescue. Landing at the county shelter as a stray, his fly stricken ears tell the story of an outside dog. He was slow to trust at first, but is doing much better now; he has his buddies in boarding who he likes to play with and enjoys his walks around town with volunteers. Madden would do best with older children and someone with GSD experience.

Maizie

Maizie

Malcolm

Malcolm
Malcolm has been in a foster home that is pretty active - lots of dogs coming and going (all ages) - he usually does pretty well but sometimes, he just gets tired of the hubbub and retires to the bedroom! Malcolm loves to take short walks every day and he's housebroken, doesn't bark, sleeps quite a lot but loves a good belly rub and head scratch. He loves to sunbathe on warm days but during this cold winter, he is loving his dog beds inside the house. If you are looking for a low maintenance senior, look no further than Malcolm!

Earned his "Angel wings" 11/18/11

Marge

Marge
Marge is a lovely large senior who was rescued from a high kill shelter on her last day. Marge is a love with people but is best as an only dog - she just prefers her own company and the company of humans!

Marge is housebroken, has gone through obedience and walks well on a leash. She can also be crated and rides nicely in a car. There is nothing this spunky character enjoys more than her toys and a good old fashioned tennis ball! She can entertain herself for hours and it's a joy to watch.

Earned her "Angel Wings" 3/13/16

Maxi

Maxi

Maxwell

Maxwell
Maxwell hasn't always had an easy life. He was living in the high desert outside. A concerned advocate got involved and was able to help him and then they found us asking for our help.

He loves other dogs and kids and is even bilingual!

Mema

Mema

Miley

Miley
Miley came to us from a high kill shelter and was rescued on her last day. She had been adopted twice before and when the owners found out she had a condition called Mega-esophagus they immediately dumped her back at the shelter.

Mega-E is a very manageable condition that some pups end up with at birth or even later in life and it only requires that the pup be fed in a vertical position so that the food can find its way down to the stomach (gravity takes hold) – the esophagus muscle does not work properly and therefore does not transfer food down to stomach on its own. Miley shares a foster home with another Mega-E dog and has been putting on weight and improving on a daily basis.

Miley is a very sweet pup and enjoys her people and canine friends. She is crate trained, potty trained, knows many commands such as lay down, out, stay, etc. She is very loyal to her people and comes on command. She will be on the small side, probably 40 -45 lbs and she will thrive in a home with a family that is willing to put in the time and effort to manage her condition, it might take an extra 20 minutes to feed her but she is well worth the extra effort.

Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way!

Earned her "Angel wings" 6/15/10

Miller

Miller

Molly

Molly
Miss Molly certainly doesn't look or act older than 6-7 at the most. She is a very healthy (weight) gal whom we are getting to know better each day. While Molly doesn't hate other animals, she makes it very clear that she is not a fan of having to be around them either. If you are looking for a fun and vibrant middle aged girl who doesn't want to be around other animals, she is the perfect dog for you!

Morgan

Morgan

Moses

Moses
Moses is a sweet boy who lives with children, other dogs and cats. He's a senior, but that doesn't stop him from loving everyone around him and enjoying life to the fullest!

Nana

Nana
Nana came to us weighing 7 lbs more pre surgery - if you look below, you can see the tumors weighing her down. Someone allowed her to get like this with no medical care - clearly a mother over & over (you should see her take care of the foster pups in her temporary home), she was tossed out like garbage.

We have nursed her through a slight case of pneumonia and had the largest of the tumors removed. Thankfully, Nana is in robust health, no cancer but will require a couple more surgeries to get back her girlish figure.

Nana looks morose in her photos but she is anything but. She is truly a gentle soul with people and good with other dogs but like any good mom, she doesn't take much lip from anyone. She lives relatively harmonioulsy in a house filled with other dogs, some alpha, some not, most are older but a handful of pups sprinkled in. She has taken to the "dog" couch, relaxing with her buddy Deuce in quiet harmony.

Nana would be a wonderful addition to a family with smaller kids - she is quiet, calm and loves a good long head scratch.

Earned her "Angel wings" 1/15/13

Nana

Nana
Nana came to us weighing 7 lbs more pre surgery - if you look below, you can see the tumors weighing her down. Someone allowed her to get like this with no medical care - clearly a mother over & over (you should see her take care of the foster pups in her temporary home), she was tossed out like garbage.

We have nursed her through a slight case of pneumonia and had the largest of the tumors removed. Thankfully, Nana is in robust health, no cancer but will require a couple more surgeries to get back her girlish figure.

Nana looks morose in her photos but she is anything but. She is truly a gentle soul with people and good with other dogs but like any good mom, she doesn't take much lip from anyone. She lives relatively harmonioulsy in a house filled with other dogs, some alpha, some not, most are older but a handful of pups sprinkled in. She has taken to the "dog" couch, relaxing with her buddy Deuce in quiet harmony.

Nana would be a wonderful addition to a family with smaller kids - she is quiet, calm and loves a good long head scratch.

Nikke

Nikke
Mr Nikke had it rather rough before a good Samaritan found him dumped and sitting on the side of a road. When Nikke first came to Coastal, he had large patches of missing hair on his body, this is from flea/food allergies. He has been eating strictly a grain-free diet and this has made a world of difference as the hair has been slowly coming back.

Nikke stayed in a home with another wonderful Samaritan prior to Coastal, yet, he was a tad bit too interested in chasing the cats. While in this home, he began learning manners and general obedience training. Nikke can be very protective of the people he bonds with and while Nikke can be a bit dominant with other dogs, he corrects easily to leadership. Nikke will make a great partner for someone in need of a friend!

Noah 2

Noah 2

Oso

Oso
OSO is a good 'ol boy about 10 years old who would LOVE to be in a foster home ~ boarding is ruff on the older dogs. We don't know much about Oso's past; he was found at Galleano Winery in Mira Loma. No one came looking so ... we swept him up in our safety net. He's ok with other dogs; no kitties.

Oso II

Oso II
Oso is madly in love with people. In his perfect world, he'd live with a family that's retired and can spend leisurely days cuddling, out and about, relaxing at the beach or in the mountains. He knows, however, that times are tough and understands if you're not quite ready to stop working.

You'll never see Oso being grumpy, because he's too busy smiling and enjoying the moment. A quick study, he knows his basic commands and lives to please. A true volunteer favorite, we're all routing for Oso to find a foster home or, even better, a forever family. You will wonder why it took you so long to find him, as he's a true gem!

Earned his "Angel wings" 3/17/14

Patty Jane

Patty Jane
Patty Jane is a sweetheart, but wasn't going to be adopted at the shelter where everyone was lining up for puppies. She's about 90% blind and a senior, but she still has lots of love to give and give she does!

Patty Jane has diabetes, which is easily treated with daily insulin shots. She improved greatly in her foster home, but circumstances have changed and she's now seeking a new foster family. She lives with another dog now, but new dogs can scare her, as her vision is impaired and she would prefer to be an only "child." This cutie loves her car rides and goes for 2-3 walks every day- she is always up for an adventure through the neighborhood!

Petals

Petals
Clyde and Petals are a bonded pair. Clyde is about 8 -10 yrs and Petals is around 5. They were rescued together and love each other DEARLY. Both are very sweet dogs who enjoy each other's company as well as that of other dogs. Clyde and Petals are looking to be adopted together for only 1 adoption donation!

Earned her "Angel wings" 2/25/15

Pete

Pete
Pete is a big easy going guy. He doesn't need a lot of exercise, he's happy to hang out with his people. He is good with other dogs but can get a bit cranky with too much activity by the other dogs. He is housebroken, crate trained, sleeps through the night, doesn't bark much and while he isn't a teenager, he's still got lots of love and life left to give!

Earned his "Angel wings" 1/20/12

Queenie

Queenie

Queenie 2

Queenie 2
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue saved Queenie on her very last day from a high kill animal shelter. She was emaciated, starving and lethargic. We took her straight to our vet team who diagnosed her with diabetes and mammary tumors. She has been hospitalized for 10 days while the doctors have treated her diabetes and got her stable. She is now ready to leave the hospital and go to a foster home! She does not require much, just a soft bed, good food and two injections a day.

Queenie deserves only the best and we are working towards giving that to her! With your help, we can make sure Queenie has a great second chance at living the good life!

Quinn

Quinn
Quinn is absolutely gorgeous - she has one small flaw with a turned out ankle that we've xrayed and it appears to be a birth defect. She is not affected by that foot at all! Quinn loves water, she loves to play and she would be a great addition to a family with another confident dog. She really wants to please and will do whatever you ask of her.

Earned her "Angel wings" 10/11/10

Redd

Redd
Redd came to us after being tied to a tree, apparently no longer useful to whoever cared for him. We are relatively certain that Redd had never spent any time inside a house before he found Coastal. And we can tell you that, like nearly every shepherd that gets to spend time with his humans wherever they are....Redd has embraced and prefers being inside. It took his foster family a little time to get him to understand that the potty was outside but, being a shepherd, Redd got the hang of it pretty quickly!

After we had rescued Redd and had him in boarding for a couple of months, he came down with a very serious medical condition that required diagnostics and it was determined that exploratory surgery was necessary. This came on the heels of two other emergency surgeries but we stood behind Redd and had him properly cared for. Our vet team found a splenic infarction and removed Redd's spleen, along with at least a dozen bladder stones. He spent several days in the hospital. Poor dude! Within a week or two of exiting the hospital, Redd's face swelled up - back to the hospital. What they found was an infected impacted tooth so yet another surgery for our guy, not to mention face drains for 10 days!

He has bounced back quickly, no worse for the wear and has mellowed in the couple of months in his foster home. He gets along with everyone - male, female, senior, pup. He does try to exert his dominance but he responds well to human intervention and is much less bossy. He does still like to chatter at some of the boys if someone moves out of position but otherwise, he is a relaxed, happy guy who loves to go for walks; he is quite taken with sunbathing on the patio as well!

Earned his "Angel wings" 5/23/11

Reese

Reese
Reisha was found wandering a neighborhood. The people who found her took her in not knowing she was pregnant. She delivered 5 healthy happy babies a few weeks later. The family kept them safe while they were growing up and found homes for the two boys. Realizing they needed help, they turned to us to help find homes for the 3 girls and their mom! These girls are very big for just 9 weeks, but are sweet and eager to begin a new life with a family to love them. We will post more about these adorable puppies soon.

Sadly these happy, beautiful girls never found their forever Families, having succumbed to Distemper. Your foster family loved you all and were so sorry they weren't able to save you lives. Your "paws prints" are etched forever in their hearts and you will be loving remembered forever.

Rest in Peace sweet girls.

Earned her "Angel wings" 12/19/11

Remy

Remy
Reisha was found wandering a neighborhood. The people who found her took her in not knowing she was pregnant. She delivered 5 healthy happy babies a few weeks later. The family kept them safe while they were growing up and found homes for the two boys. Realizing they needed help, they turned to us to help find homes for the 3 girls and their mom! These girls are very big for just 9 weeks, but are sweet and eager to begin a new life with a family to love them. We will post more about these adorable puppies soon.

Sadly these happy, beautiful girls never found their forever Families, having succumbed to Distemper. Your foster family loved you all and were so sorry they weren't able to save you lives. Your "paws prints" are etched forever in their hearts and you will be loving remembered forever.

Rest in Peace sweet girls.

Earned her "Angel wings" 12/19/11

Rosie

Rosie
Reisha was found wandering a neighborhood. The people who found her took her in not knowing she was pregnant. She delivered 5 healthy happy babies a few weeks later. The family kept them safe while they were growing up and found homes for the two boys. Realizing they needed help, they turned to us to help find homes for the 3 girls and their mom! These girls are very big for just 9 weeks, but are sweet and eager to begin a new life with a family to love them. We will post more about these adorable puppies soon.

Sadly these happy, beautiful girls never found their forever Families, having succumbed to Distemper. Your foster family loved you all and were so sorry they weren't able to save you lives. Your "paws prints" are etched forever in their hearts and you will be loving remembered forever.

Rest in Peace sweet girls.

Earned her "Angel wings" 12/17/11

Rosie

Rosie
Rosie's world was turned upside down when her owner's wife passed away and he then lost his home. We found Rosie posted on Craig's List; he was begging for someone to please save his Rosie. Of course Coastal GSR took her in. Rosie is a smaller girl for a GSD and very loving. She has two bad elbows but has lived with it all her life. She is on inexpensive medication and it doesn't seem to phase her much. Rosie would love to find her forever 'retirement' home!

Earned her "Angel wings" 8/4/15

Roxy

Roxy
Roxy was returned to us due to a job change - she is great around kids and does better with submissive male dogs.

About 6 years old, Roxy loves to show how talented she is with her knowledge of basic commands. She is also quick to roll over for a good ole' fashion belly rub. Kids would be a joy for Roxy as they can keep each other entertained for hours! She is housebroken and reliable in the house.

Roxy does have epilepsy which was discovered over the summer and we have been working with a neurologist to get the right medication in place. She is doing better all the time. Epilepsy can be somewhat common in dogs but can also be easily controlled with the right medication. She is a joy and we hope that won't stop the right person from adopting her.

Ryder

Ryder
Ryder is a lover of people and gets along with other dogs. He was rescued with his best friend, Reba, and they are a bonded pair. This cutie is full of energy, loves going on walks or playing in the yard with other dogs. He's a true gentleman and would love to complete your family.

Earned his "Angel wings" 8/9/15

Sage

Sage

Shawna

Shawna
Shawna is one of those beautiful gals that we can never understand WHY they end up in a high kill shelter? She is quite tall for a typical German Shepherd female, she has a beautiful long haired coat, she's a redheaded blonde!!!! Shawna is very bright, clearly wanting to learn and move forward.

Earned her "Angel wings" 11/20/10

Shep

Shep
My name is Shep- I'm the handsome one on the right- and I am almost nine-years-old. My "big" sister, Cheyenne, is on the left and she looks out for me, even though I'm only a hair younger than her.

We are good with children and have been living in our parents home since we were young. They've fallen on hard times and are trying to find us a home in which we can stay together and get the love and care we need. We're good in the house, get along with most other dogs and would love to find a home that understands 2 is better than 1.

As these two buddies are so bonded, we will adopt them out for only one adoption donation!

Sherman

Sherman
Sherman is a good 'ol boy who would love to have a soft, warm place to lay his head. At 11 yrs old, he's too old to
be in the boarding kennel. Could you open your heart and home to this boy?

Sherman is a little needy but very sweet. We think he'd be better with female dogs since he was just recently neutered (he hasn't been tested with small dogs). Sherman is on the smaller side for a male GSD -- probably around 70 lbs. But he LOVES to eat! He'll do just about anything for food. Please consider letting
Sherman spend his golden years in your home?

Earned his "Angel wings" 4/20/14

Skippy

Skippy
Skippy was rescued from the San Bernadino City Shelter with his 3 siblings. The 4 ten - 12 week old puppies were found living under a mobile home. Scared and confused these poor babies ended up at the high kill shelter with little hope of being saved. Fortunately their little sister Sunny stole the hearts of some of the shelter workers and volunteers. She was the most outgoing of the pups and quickly warmed up to the attention from the shelter staff. Seeing how sweet and loving she was, they figured there was hope for all the pups if a rescue could be found to save them. They appealed to Coastal to save not only little Sunny, but her 3 littermates as well.

Upon arriving at their foster home it was apparent that these pups had missed a lot of interaction with people and would need to learn that people and life in general was nothing to be afraid of. To accomplish this, each pup would need to be placed in separate foster homes. Once split out, each pup has begun to blossom. They are being exposed to people and other pets and are well on their way to being adoptable.

Update 10/27/11
Skippy has come a long way in a short time. He loves his foster mom and all the foster dogs and puppies in his foster home. He has learned how to play with the big and little dogs alike. He loves to be petted and loves to play with his toys. He now follows his foster mom around and is happy to adventure around by himself.

Skippy is crate trained and sleeps through the night without needing to be taken out. Playing with his toys or chewing on "antlers" are some of his favorite things to do during the day. While he is a playful active little boy, he is a very calm puppy and will easily fit into a new home. While he has missed out on things early in his life, he is eager to learn about his new world. This smart and sweet boy just needs a family to continue to show him the world is a wonderful place.

Sadly this wonderful little guy never found his forever Family, having succumbed to Distemper. Your foster family loved you little man and were so sorry they weren't able to save you. Your "paws prints" are etched forever in their hearts and you will be loving remembered forever.

Rest in Peace little golden boy.

Earned his "Angel wings" 12/15/11

Skittles

Skittles
Please meet the 2014 S litter! 2 males and 1 female. These poor babies came to us with Parvo. After a few weeks at the vet and in our care they are doing great.

Spirit

Spirit
Meet Spirit, a quiet gentle boy who has no idea that he's short a leg. He's great on a leash and loves to go for walks.

Spirit is barely "senior" -- approx 6 yrs old. He absolutely loves kids and is so gentle with them. He is mellow and just wants to be next to you. He follows his foster mom everywhere. He is potty trained and will stand by the door and bark if he needs to go outside. He instantly loves everyone he meets and has no shyness.

He'd make a perfect dog for a family with small kids as a 'starter' dog.

Stacie

Stacie

Star

Star
Star's shelter paperwork lists her as 12 and, while we were originally thinking there's no way, she probably is as she was adopted from the OC shelter in 2003. While she is not young, she is agile, loves to jump up on the couch and watch tv with her foster mom. She loves to put out a paw for you to hold when sitting next to you. It's quite cute.

If we didn't have paperwork showing her history, we would have pegged her at no more than 7 or 8. She has a spunky, take no prisoners attitude. She is housebroken, and gets along well with other dogs (although she is sure she is an alpha, but is easily corrected). She is living with a number of dogs, a mix of boys & girls, and doing fantastic.

We think she is mostly cattle dog even though her paperwork says otherwise - she is probably a perfect condo dog. She loves her dog bed in her foster mom's bedroom and sleeps there most of the night. You can see her white tippie toes which is what clues us to cattle dog. She loves to sunbathe in our California weather. She does like to sleep on a couch if given the chance, but is also very happy with her own dog bed.

While she is probably good with kids, they need to be probably older than 8 or 9 - she can be grouchy and a toddler would not be her favorite play toy. Even though she is older, she seems to have years of life left in her. She would be perfect for someone who is looking for a low maintenance, short walk companion.

Star loves people and most dogs but if going to a multi dog house, probably a male partner would be a better choice. She is not good with small animals, i.e. cats, etc.

Stephen

Stephen
Stephen was rescued with his brother Alec (from Baldwin Park - we do have a sense of humor!) - weighing in at over 100 lbs but with a loving, life is short personality, this is one big bubba fella. He's great with other dogs and loves people!

Update 1/25/12
Our beloved boy Stephen passed to the Rainbow Bridge last night. He didn't get the opportunity to find his forever family, but he had a family here with us. Stephen became very ill and even with the best vet care, we could not save him. Our vet team believes that he had a heart ailment that caused pneumonia. We are so very sad to have lost Stephen, but we know he is in a better place.

RIP big guy!

Earned his "Angel wings" 1/26/12

Sunny

Sunny

Sutter

Sutter
Meet Sutter! Sutter came to us after his time was up at a city shelter. He was disheveled and he could barely hold himself up on his own four legs. Thanks to a diligent foster mom, Sutter is now enjoying 20 minutes walks every day and now runs for his favorite tennis ball! Sutter is probably 9-10 years old and has a lot of life left! He is easy going and gets along well with all--except he would prefer not to have felines in his household!

Earned his "Angel wings" 8/28/11

Tara

Tara

Tiger

Tiger
Tiger is a bundle of energy who is craving a family of his own. He was living his life in a backyard with no real family interaction other than when they would come to feed him. Tiger, however, is great indoors as he has never had an accident- he will go to a door to let you know he needs to go to the bathroom. Tiger will do best with a family who is willing to commit the time for training, as he very much has puppy tendencies, is goofy, yet confident. Tiger loves all people, but may be a bit too much energy for small children. He hasn't spent much time with other animals, but he isn't aggressive with them. Tiger wants a backyard where he can romp and play all day! He will need a home with 6' plus walls so he can't jump over; skateboards and bicycles are a bit overwhelming to him as he wants them to stop moving. Tiger promises to love you forever if you open your heart and home to him!

Earned his "Angel wings" 6/4/16

Titus

Titus
Titus defines the strong, silent type. This gentle giant can co exist in any environment. All he really wants is to be near his foster family. He is currently living with puppies, seniors and everything in between - he does all that he can to lay under the radar.

Titus was labeled as 8 years old in the shelter which was a death knell to begin with. After spending some time with him, our best guess is that he is probably about 5 years old. PERFECT age for a shepherd. Titus can be walked on a flat collar, he is dead on housebroken, he doesn't bark. This is an amazing dog - not only beautifully behaved, but a drop dead gorgeous sable!

Earned his "Angel wings" 8/11/10

Trooper

Trooper
Trooper is an XL beautiful boy. He is extremely loving with his human family and has wonderful energy & a strong will. Dogs like Trooper have no idea that he is disabled and will tear around the back yard chasing birds, rabbits, you name it! He ignores the fact that his hind legs don't work. Once he has a wheelchair, he will be able to live a relatively ordinary life. See the photos of wheelchair bound dogs here.

Trooper is working on playing nice with others - he is a dominant fellow and doesn't always play well with others. We are working on his socialization. He is housebroken; we think he is 6 - 7 years old. Trooper's adoption fee will include the wheelchair.

Earned his "Angel wings" 10/04/10

Valerie

Valerie

Venus

Venus
Venus was rescued from a hoarding situation in Palmdale with Ryker. She lived with over 150 dogs on a lot with several trailers and broken down cars. It is believed that Venus was born there and just lived with the pack.

Venus' ears threaten to topple her body over!!! At least the length of her head, they give her a rather comical, bright personality. She loves to sleep curled up on the top of the couch and can hold her own amongst big male shepherds that outweigh her by 100 lbs. She's got one of her big foster brothers wrapped around her paw and she can walk along underneath him if she is feeling threatened by others in the pack!

She became sick shortly after being rescued from the hoarder. We treated her with antibiotics but she didn't improve, so she went to Dr. Nichols for hospitalization and eventually tested positive for Distemper, Bordetella and Corona. She was fighting a lot of different viruses. Unfortunately, her immune system wasn't strong enough and her little body gave out.

Venus lived with Beth before becoming ill and had integrated herself into the pack quite well. It is always hard to loose any of our rescue dogs, but especially hard to loose a puppy that lived with you. Thank you Beth for fostering Venus and giving her some time in a home!

Earned her "Angel wings" 6/15/10

Vito

Vito
RIP sweet Vito...we love you! There will never be another Foster Dog as handsome or as lovable as you! You will always be the "Ladies Man."

Whitney

Whitney

Woody

Woody
Woody has been a beloved family member since he was a little puppy. He is housebroken, great with people and other dogs. Woody is about 8 years old and a little confused but we are hoping to find him a foster home soon and really hoping for a retirement home for him very quickly!!! The senior dogs give so much back in their loyalty, love & dedication! They tend to be stressed out in their early days but once they settle in, they are calm, happy & quiet! Seniors are the most wonderful gifts!

Earned his "Angel wings" 9/11/11

Zade

Zade