Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Gretchen has been adopted! 05-17-2007

Female about 0 old.

Gretchen is a knockout. Her great looks and easy trainability would make her a star in Hollywood or anywhere! She has a full, shiny, classic black and tan coat, and a solid build. While she was a bit thin when we took her from the shelter, she’s quickly filling out. She’s recovering from a case of kennel cough and will be available for adoption as soon as she’s 100% better. Gretchen is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and wormed.

This girl learns so quickly that her foster mom is amazed. With many dogs to care for, there is usually little time for training, but Gretchen seems to learn things after being shown only once! She’s crate-trained and enjoys sleeping and napping in her private space. Gretchen is assertive with other dogs, but not overly dominant. She tests how far she can go with them, but backs down immediately if they tell her they are higher than she is in the pack order. She’s affectionate and happy, and should make some lucky family a wonderful pet.

Gretchen has not been obedience trained, but she’s so smart that investing a little time and resources in classes or a private trainer should work wonders in a very short time. Until she is 100% trustworthy in the house, she should be crated when left alone. Gretchen, like all of our dogs, is meant to be an “inside dog” and should not be left to her own devices in a yard all day.

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.