Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Omar has been adopted! 08-16-2007

Female about 0 old.

In Oklahoma City, the rains came … then the floods came … and the next thing the pup knew, he was lost. Unable to care for himself, he lost lots of weight and became depressed, especially after someone shot at him with a BB gun (he has three or four BBs in his right ear as a reminder). Finally, he was lucky enough to be found by some kind humans who took him to a makeshift shelter with hundreds of other dogs that remained unclaimed after the floods. For weeks, he waited patiently for his family to pick him up, but nobody came. The dedicated Oklahoma shelter volunteers made sure that he had daily interaction with people and lots of playtime with other dogs, so he began to feel better and even thought maybe he was at Doggie Camp!

But the shelters in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa were overflowing with abandoned pets and soon, Coastal GSR received a call for help. We learned about a beautiful young male German Shepherd called Omar and, in a heartbeat, we said “Yes, of course we’ll take him!” Thus began his journey to far-away southern California, a very long road trip, but Omar was patient and agreeable the whole way. Upon his arrival, our hearts were touched by this skinny dog’s plight, by his unfailingly sweet disposition and his love for people, despite being deserted by his owners.

We can’t understand why nobody claimed Omar, because he’s a gorgeous black and cream GSD with regal bearing and classic markings, a rich dark saddle with cream legs and belly, and a full brush tail. Probably little more than a year old, Omar is gangly and very tall, with a large head and paws. When fully grown he’ll be a BIG dog - 90 pounds or so.

Omar loves to cuddle with his people and is very friendly and playful with other dogs. He likes boys and girls equally. Although he wasn’t neutered when he arrived in his new foster home, he’s not particularly dominant and gets along well with his eight canine foster brothers and sisters. He’s polite to older dogs, likes children, respects leadership, and is learning from the other dogs how to be a good guardian. He hasn’t had any obedience training, but he responds easily to correction and is so eager to please that it’s a sure bet he’ll learn commands fast.

After his arrival in a shockingly emaciated state, Omar is slowly gaining the 10 or 12 pounds he so desperately needs right now. Luckily, he has a good appetite and isn’t a picky eater. His foster mom reports that he’s now crate-trained, minds his manners well, and is content to sit quietly while she works at the computer, in the yard, or watches TV. In fact, he’s so good natured, affectionate, and easy to have around that she’s sure he’ll make a wonderful companion or family dog for just about anyone! The people who adopt Omar will be getting a true gem!

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.