Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Paige has been adopted! 06-16-2007

Female about 0 old.

Paige is a 6 months old black and tan female. She has been living with her foster family for a week and has deployed all her charm to convince them that she was the perfect dog! And she has succeeded!

First, Paige is gorgeous, and very soft! Her coat is like silk, and she uses it to her advantage since she loves to cuddle! She is a very well balanced dog: she loves attention, doesn’t have any separation anxiety, and loves to play with other dogs.

Toys? Now we are talking! Paige will chase toys and bring them back too! She is pretty sneaky about it. If one of the other dogs gets the toy first, she will try to divert their attention until she can take the toy away from them, and bring it back to her human for more fun!

She has no problems with other dogs. She models her behavior after the resident 2 year old female, and follows her every move. She will show puppy submission to her as well when needed –such as when she tries to share a bowl of food with her, or share a toy, or when she realizes she is in big trouble!

As much as she could be an only dog, Paige loves the company of another dog and has no problem fitting right into the pack.

At night, Paige sleeps in her crate, and she is now a pro at using the doggie door. Her first experience was hilarious: nose through the flaps, nose back, try again….oh no, what is this? Well, that lasted a day! Now, she flies through the flaps back and forth!

Paige needs training and she needs to be taught what she can and can not do. For instance, she has been roaming the living room for doggie toys! Since there aren’t any, she decided that baby shoes, bibs should do. She is very sneaky about it: she is very silent and quiet through the process. We actually have been watching her like an hawk, therefore the items have never quite made it to the backyard. Therefore we don’t know what she would have done with them. However, she clearly knows this is not acceptable behavior, and she needs a home where she will be consistently trained on what she can and can not do, what will get her into trouble or not.

Paige is super affectionate, and extremely smart. She wants to be a part of the family and will fit in wherever there is a spot for her.

She is eager to learn: who should she bark at or not, what can she chew on, what is the difference between a dog toy and a baby toy, where should she lay down in the house, is the meat cooking on the BBQ for her or not, etc. You get the picture: she is a puppy, she needs commitment, love, affection and training.

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.