Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Ella has been adopted! 12-30-2006

Female about 0 old.

My name is Ella and I am a 3 year old bi-color female. The nice lady from Coastal saved me from a high-kill shelter even though I hid at the back of my kennel and told her I was scared. The nice lady came to visit me today and fed me ham and cheese.
How did she know they are just about my favorite thing to eat? I was quite terrified of all the noises at the shelter and even though there aren't as many here, I think I would prefer a nice, quiet home where my family will give me the love and attention I deserve.

The nice lady came to feed me my favorite meal - ham and cheese, in case you forgot - and did an amazing thing. She took me home! Boy, was I glad to get out of that noisy kennel. I met a strange small person that the lady told me was her daughter, whatever that is. Then I met my new foster brother and sister. I like them and want to play with them, but they said they're too old and for that. Geez! I'm not nearly as scared here as I was at the kennel, and in fact, my foster mom is already telling me what a good girl I am. I showed everyone that I know how to use a doggie door, and to sit, stay, and come on command!

Update November 14:

Ella has really come out of her "shell" She has blossomed in her foster home. She is a playful, affectionate dog. She loves playing tug-of-war and chase with her foster sister. Ella is also quite enamored of her two-legged foster sister and would do well in a home with older children. She can be a litttle scared in new situations, and would do best with a family who would be willing to work with her in gaining confidence. Ella is potty-trained and has basic obedience.

I am really grateful for everyone here at Coastal GSR, but I would really love to have a home of my own. Would you be my new family?


The minimum adoption donation for adults is $300 and the adoption donation for puppies is $400 - $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. 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.