| Saturday Dec 10|
Tustin Petco Adoption Event
| Saturday Dec 17|
Norm Reeves Adoption Event
| Saturday Jan 14|
Pet Supply Warehouse Event
We have an assortment of Baseball jersey shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, hats, and hooded sweatshirts. Sizes are small, medium, large and extra large. All items are "unisex". Hats come in black with royal blue or turquoise logos or beige with turquoise logo. Sweatshirts are front zipper. Prices are:
We also have ladies tank tops, and v-neck, short sleeve t-shirts in royal blue with red and white logos and men's short sleeve t-shirts in blue, sizes large and extra large.
To get your Coastal merchandise you can go to any of the adoption events, or you can contact Liz@coastalgsr.org. She will let you know if she still has your size. If she does, you can Paypal the money to Coastal and she will send you your clothing or hat.
November is National "Adopt-a-Senior Month". In keeping with this wonderful program, we are trying to find homes for as many Seniors as possible this month. What greater gift could these wonderful dogs receive than a loving family! Our senior dogs will be available for a reduced adoption donation of $175. These Seniors are very deserving of great homes for their twilight years. "There's still plenty of life left on their tires" and they still have plenty of love to give!
The grey hair of an aging dog, spreading across the muzzle and over the eyebrows, is known as "frosting". To many in Rescue, there's nothing more wonderful than a "frosted face" with all the wisdom and experience it communicates and all the love that is still there to give. In contrast, there is nothing as heartbreaking as finding these poor souls abandoned and alone in our high kill shelters!
All too often older dogs are dumped by their owners for one reason or another. These faithful companions have earned security with age, not change. Unfortunately it's likely that they will be waiting for a forever home much longer than the youngsters in the shelter, because many people are reluctant to adopt an older dog. And sadly for some, that chance may never come and they will not leave the shelter alive!
People give many reasons for not considering the older dogs available for adoption, but in fact, an older dog may be the perfect addition for your family!
You may think: "An older dog up for adoption must have problems, or it wouldn't need rescuing." The reality is that pets enter shelters and rescue societies for every imaginable reason. Often it's not the dog that has the problem, but the human. Many people get a dog because it seems like the thing to do, not because they truly appreciate the qualities and needs of the species. Others are forced to surrender their pets for personal reasons. There may be a problem with a particular dog, but you are much less likely to find a senior dog that isn't housebroken or a senior dog that doesn't walk well on a leash, older dogs have usually outgrown many of the bad habits of "youth".
You may think: "An older dog will have more medical bills". To some extent, this may be true, in that older dogs need more medical "supervision", such as geriatric testing during their annual exams. But there is no health guarantee for a dog of any age. One year old dogs can die of cancer. And puppies have larger immediate medical bills because of their need for vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery. And don't forget the bills for chewed shoes and shredded drapes!
You may think: "We won't have much time to enjoy her". There are no more guarantees for our dogs than for our human loved ones. You never know how long a beloved pet, or person, will be with you. Love is what matters, no matter how long we might be able to share it.
When you adopt an older dog, you can erase unpleasant past experiences that they've had simply by loving and caring for them. Older dogs are very grateful for the second chance they've been given and are very good at giving and receiving love. There's absolutely nothing like the smile you get from older dogs, especially dogs that haven't felt like smiling in awhile, but now have reasons to smile because you love them. It doesn't get any better than that! So if you are considering adding a new dog to your family, please don't pass up these frosted faces so quickly. You may be missing out on the sweetest dog that has ever graced your home and your life.
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!
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!
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:
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