Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California


About Us

Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds. Your tax deductible donations go to support these very deserving animals. Coastal was formed to serve communities in the counties of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.

Coastal is dedicated to providing new beginnings for homeless German Shepherds who have been abandoned, neglected, abused, relinquished by their owners or just left at local shelters to await an uncertain future.

We are committed to finding loving permanent homes for the Orphaned dogs in our care. Coastal is an all volunteer, no-kill, non profit organization.

Our mission is to educate the public about German Shepherds, their lifespan, personality, activity level, along with overall responsible dog ownership. We also raise awareness of over population of animals through education, training, spaying and neutering. We work very hard to match each dog with the adoptive families.

All prospective adoptive families must complete an on line application followed by a telephone interview and then receive a home visit before a German Shepherd is placed in their forever home.

Our Adoption Policy

Our adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems. Our Adoption Donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We require all our adopted dogs to be spayed or neutered and microchipped. If this is not done prior to their adoption, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Our Adoption donation covers the spay or neuter, DHPP & Rabies vaccines and a microchip. Our Puppies under 6 months are microchipped and receive at least one DHPP vaccine. The Rabies vaccine and Spay or Neuter that is to be done prior to 6 months old is also included in their Adoption Donation.

Our adoption process begins with completing an application on-line. A phone screening will soon follow, and lastly a home visit will be conducted by our volunteers.

The above adoption fee does not cover medical expenses beyond basic vaccinations. Food, boarding, crates, bowls, leashes, collars, tag fees, etc are all extra cost associated with every dog we bring into our care. Each rescue dog's average cost is between $495-$650 and at times vet bills are over $1,000, especially when they have critical illnesses such as pneumonia or a fractured leg. As you may have guessed, the adoption fee does not always cover a majority of each Orphans expenses.

Out of Town Adoptions

Persons living a few hours away are welcome to adopt, but must be prepared to provide their own transportation to visit the dog and pick up the dog. In place of a required home visit, applicants must provide at least one letter of recommendation from a pet professional (i.e.: veterinarian, animal trainer, or local humane organization) on letterhead in addition to photos of your home and property that will show where the dog will be sleeping, fencing etc. If you have other pets, copies of vaccinations and proof of spay/neuter is required prior to adoption. If you have children and/or other dogs, it is highly recommended that you bring the whole family to the appointment.

We are organized as a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity and any contributions are tax-deductible. Our taxpayer ID is EIN 77-0645853.

Coastal in the News

This page features links to Coastal's Dogs and Fundraising Efforts Making the News. Click on the links to read about our efforts!

Update and Happy ending for Gideon featured in the O.C. Register.

Rose's story featured in the LA Times

Coastal efforts to save Gideon featured on Fox L.A..

More on Gideon's story on Fox L.A..

Gideon's recovery featured in the O.C. Register.

Coastal's adoption efforts featured in the O.C. Register.

Coastal's Fund Raising efforts featured in the O.C. Register.

Read about Rose's recue effort in the L.A. Times. Scroll down the page to ready her story!

Read about our Santa Paws efforts in the O.C. Register.