Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Forrest has been adopted! 01-01-2007

Female about 0 old.

Forrest is an extra large bi color, male shepherd. He is currently underweight, but we expect that he will be at least 100 lbs once all needed weight and muscle is added.

Forrest is a total sweet heart. It doesn’t matter if he is meeting a small “toy” dog that weighs a few pounds or if he is with a dog his own size; Forrest loves them all! He simply does not have a mean bone in his body. He has not been cat tested, but based on his acceptance of small dogs it is likely he will do fine with cats as well. We believe he is no older than 2 years, based on his behavior. Although he is very friendly with other dogs, he hasn’t learned “proper” dog social skills. He often does not notice if another dog is annoyed with him – he is just a happy and oblivious puppy. Forrest also seems to be unaware of his size and will need to learn to “curb his enthusiasm” in approaching others. As he continues to be socialized with dogs, he will learn his place in any pack. Forrest would absolutely love a playmate!

Forrest is equally attracted to the people he meets – he seems to love all – men, women and children. Forrest is a BIG boy and we would suggest that he go to a home with older children because he could easily knock down any person in his path (not to mention small children)! Once he settles down and learns more basic obedience, he does have an excellent temperament for kids He has NO issues with food being removed or objects being taken from him. He has no desire to hurt anyone or anything.

German Shepherds are puppies typically for the first 3 years of their life. Forrest has some more time of being immature, but he is on the brink of becoming the dog he will be. The potential is great for this one. With calm and consistent reinforcement of the rules, he will easily fall into a routine. Forrest wants to please.

One word of warning, Forrest likes to DRIVE! You must tether his leash or crate him when in a car – he just wants to sit on your lap like a big baby!

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.