Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Skipper has been adopted! 09-15-2007

Female about 0 old.

Skipper came to the shelter as a result of a Cock Fighting Bust. The family that had him tried to use him as a guard dog. Clearly their intelligence level must have been in the toilet or non-existing at all because Skipper has no aggression whatsoever, if anything the first thing he likes to do is make friends with you. With this bust, they found 300 birds, most were wounded, and incubators that they were using to the new generation of birds to use in their business.

When Skipper arrived at the shelter, he was limping and had no spark in his eye. After doing a thorough asessement and xrays, they found that his hip is completely out of the socket and has been that way for quite sometime, as you can see from the xrays. Skipper was immediately put on pain killer to help eliviate the pain, and within 24 hours he was a different dog. He has been baring this painful leg of his for who knows how long!!!!

When I met Skipper the first thing he did was lean over the bars in his kennel. He loves the company of other dogs, and while out in the viewing area, he was soooooo happy that he tried his darnest to run around as much as he could with the biggest smile on his face (once again as evidenced by the photo next to the kiddie pool). Although Skip is on pain meds and anti-inflamatory, he is still quite uncomfortable and gets easily tired from that leg.

Skip is scheduled for surgery, he will come out a brand new dog, no more pain for our Skip, he can look forward to a wonderful new life, something he has yet to experience.

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.