Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Sienna has been adopted! 01-01-2007

Female about 0 old.

Sienna was adopted by a family when she was about 6 months old . . . a year later “they” decided that the wife really does not like German Shepherds (a year later!) She was returned to us, and as Sienna was walking down the parking lot towards us, we couldn’t believe our eyes, She looked like a POW! Her ribs were sticking out, she was frightened as though she has never seen the outside world, tail in between her legs and just absolutely petrified! I asked her previous owner if this dog was being fed, and the response I got was “oh, absolutely, it’s just that she exercises a lot”. Well, that is an absolute lie, once you meet Sienna she is not the type of dog that loves to be exercised. We were also told that she does not like men.

Sienna lived with 2 other dogs, and they got preferential treatment while she was treated as a 3rd class citizen.

Within an hour of being at the event, Sienna came out of her shell . . . afraid of men? Not a chance! She couldn’t get enough attention from one of our male volunteers, she clung on to him like her new best friend. She was happy to be out and mingled amongst the other dogs and people like it was nobody’s business.

Sienna is a very friendly dog, with people and other dogs. She is now in a foster home with children (ages 5 and 8). She has a foster sister whom she plays with, a cat that she doesn’t mind at all and has learned how to use the doggie door without a problem!

Because this is probably the first time she’s ever been cared for, she has developed minor separation anxiety. We are confident that once she builds her confidence the anxiety can be thrown out the window. She is still trying to gain weight . . .

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.