Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Zoe has been adopted! 12-16-2007

Female about 0 old.

Zoe is sweet, calm, gentle, loving, and exceptionally well behaved. She's a mature lady who we think is about six years old. She’s quite small and very cute, with a gorgeous fluffy coat that was revealed only after a spa day with her foster mom. The makeover package included a thorough brushing to remove dead, matted undercoat from her head to her paws, along with repeated bathing using several kinds of shampoo to eliminate the horrendous odor that made it hard to be in the same room with the poor girl! She finished with conditioner to further detangle her hair and bring out the healthy shine under all that dirt. What a transformation!

Zoe is content just to be with her people or to wait patiently in her crate until she goes outside to play with her foster siblings. She’s potty trained and gets along well with both male and female dogs of all sizes. She knows some obedience commands and walks nicely on a leash. Her previous owners apparently weren’t too concerned about canine nutrition, because Zoe is currently too heavy for her size. But her foster mom is using strict portion control to help her get back to her bikini weight – she’s already lost several pounds! Zoe is thrilled to have her foster family shower her with affection, which she returns more than generously, and she plays nicely with their four-year-old granddaughter. She also has perfect teeth!

It’s likely that Zoe has a bit of some other breed in her gene pool to account for her rather short legs, her dense undercoat, and her blueberry tongue! Otherwise, she looks like a miniature German Shepherd. Zoe’s small size makes her the perfect “condo dog,” or she would do well in a house with a small yard. We can’t understand why anyone would have abandoned such a terrific dog!

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.