Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Sophie has been adopted! 05-08-2009

Female about 0 old.

Sophie and Allie (her baby) were found alongside a freeway onramp. A good samaritan saw them and tried to coax them into their cars. Knowing that this could be very dangerous with cars passing by, they decided it was safer to set up a feeding station and a bed for Sophie and Allie. This couple came back daily for two weeks to check on the wayward pair and make sure they had food and water. It took almost 2 weeks before Sophie was able to trust them and allow them to put a leash on her and pick up baby Allie.

After rescuing them from the side of the road, this caring couple also bathed them and set out to find a safety net for the pair. When we received the plea asking for help we could not say no. Our bank accounts are strapped and our foster homes are full, but we could not turn our back on Sophie & Allie and this kind couple who had spent so much time and energy keeping them safe.

Sophie and Allie are safe with us now. Sophie is in boarding though and we would love to move her into a loving foster home. She has been through a lot. We believe that she gave birth to her pups alongside the freeway, as it looked like they had been there for some time and it looked like others had tried to offer food and water to them. We believe that Allie also had two siblings who perished due to dehydration. Sophie has been a wonderful mother to Allie and now it is her time to shine. She needs a home where someone has the time to spend with her and to assure her that she is safe!

Sophie is all of two years old, although we think her expereince living on the side of the freeway has aged her. We would love to see her worried look wash away from her face and the stress lifted off of her.

Update 1/19/09:

Sophie is now in a multi dog foster home where she is settling in well. Sophie is young and has been through so much already. Despite her recent adventures, Sophie is quickly regaining her faith in humans. She eagerly comes when she is called and eats up any affection shown towards her. She loves hanging out wherever her foster mom is and is quickly picking up the dos and don'ts of housebreaking. She has been sleeping in her foster parent's room on a dog bed and prefers to be outside only to take care of business. Sophie's foster home is working on putting a little weight on her and bringing out the happy go luck personality we know is merely tucked away behind the uncertainty.

Update 2/02/09:

Sophie has definitely come out of her shell since her entry into her foster home. She is more confident and content. Sophie sits for treats and is ever so gentle as she takes them from your hand. She is being introduced to the resident cat and while she is very interested and focused, with time and proper introduction, Sophie could easily co-exist with a feline companion. Sophie continues to steadily gain weight and her coat is regaining it's shine.

The minimum 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 and is tax deductible when permitted by law. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.