Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Akeelah has been adopted! 06-30-2007

Female about 0 old.

Akeelah came to us with HUGE chunks of hair just hanging from her frame. Frankly, our first viewing of her was less than positive. But, knowing what we know about looking beyond filth, mats and terror made us wait until we got out a wire brush and get started on this girl. It took about 3 seconds for her to absolutely dissolve into gratitude over the grooming of her coat! She IS a typical blonde and we have no idea how she dealt with less than perfect appearance while lost in the high desert and then in the shelter!!!!

Akeelah is a dream dog - at her first adoption event, every volunteer (even the jaded ones!) fell in love with her open and loving personality. She spent her first night in a crate in a temporary foster home and never made a peep. She allowed further grooming and just swallowed up all the attention showered upon her. This dog is a complete jewel and deserves to live like a queen for the rest of her days. And she has lots of days left - we don't think she's even hit two years old!

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.