Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Harley has been adopted! 01-01-2007

Female about 0 old.

Harley is a stunning 3 year old boy, patient and good with other dogs.

Harley had a sad life. He was purchased as a puppy, and spent most of his time in the kennel or alone in the backyard. His previous owner would drop him off (and a little Boston terrier) at the kennel for a week, so he says; 3 months later they show up pay the bill and take the dogs. This would lastfor about 3 weeks, and back to the kennel they go again for months and this went on for 3 years This was the routine in Harley’s life, and while he was sharing a kennel with his Boston Terrier brother, he would get picked on and beat up by this little dog that the owner of the kennel had to separate them.

Harley was the outdoor dog and the Boston was kept inside the house, he’s always been treated as a second class citizen from the day he was taken “home”. Because of this, Harley is more independent and not as needy, he has learned to take care of his emotional needs on his own. It takes awhile for him to show any affection or even show any interest toward anything, may it be food or a toy. When I first evaluated him at the shelter where he was dropped off by his previous family, I truly thought he was deaf. He never interacted or responded to anything, and we were together for a good hour. I then called the Kennel that where he pretty much lived in and spoke to the owner to ask about Harley and how he was at the kennel, to my surprise, I got a completely different story.

When I saw Harry interact with one of the Managers at the Kennel, I was completely shocked! He play bowed, he gave him a ton of kisses, he was very playful and a very happy dog. It’s amazing to see him in an environment that he felt so safe in, he felt like this was home to him.

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.